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Weird Shapes on Pluto Hint at Icy 'Face-Lift' Over Time - Space.com

Wed, 2016-06-01 18:08

Space.com

Weird Shapes on Pluto Hint at Icy 'Face-Lift' Over Time
Space.com
The strange polygon-shaped terrain on Pluto can be seen clearly on the right side of this image captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its historic flyby on July 14, 2015. Scientists say the strange shapes are signs of geologic activity from ...
Team finds convection could produce Pluto's polygonsPhys.Org
Pluto's 'beating heart' explainedBBC News
Amazing Pluto Shines in Best Close-Up Views YetNBCNews.com
National Geographic -EarthSky -Los Angeles Times -Christian Science Monitor
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Google Cast is coming to every Google Fiber TV box - The Verge

Wed, 2016-06-01 17:28

The Verge

Google Cast is coming to every Google Fiber TV box
The Verge
Beginning today, Google is turning every single one of its Google Fiber cable boxes into Chromecasts. The company just announced that it'll be rolling out an update over the coming weeks that adds Google Cast — the underlying technology behind ...
Google Fiber TV boxes to get Chromecast supportTechnoBuffalo
Google Fiber's TV Boxes add support for Google CastTechCrunch
Google Is Rolling Cast Support Out To Fiber TV BoxesAndroid Police
VentureBeat -Android Headlines -Engadget -Multichannel News
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Mantis Inspires Design For New Generation Of Super Strong Materials - Tech Times

Wed, 2016-06-01 04:14

Tech Times

Mantis Inspires Design For New Generation Of Super Strong Materials
Tech Times
Mantis shrimp has inspired a design for new-generation super strong materials. The newly discovered features of the marine animal may help pave the way for the development of highly-advanced aircraft, armor and other devices. ( University of California ...
The Mighty Claw of the Mantis Shrimp Inspires Next-Gen Helmets and Body ArmorGizmodo
Possibly unique design feature discovered in mantis shrimpPurdue Exponent
Mantis Shrimp Inspires Next Generation of Ultra-Strong MaterialsUCR Today (press release)
3ders.org (blog)
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EU hate speech deal shows mounting pressures over internet content blocking - Reuters

Wed, 2016-06-01 03:37

Reuters

EU hate speech deal shows mounting pressures over internet content blocking
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO An agreement on Tuesday by four major U.S. internet companies to block illegal hate speech from their services in Europe within 24 hours shows the tight corner the companies find themselves in as they face mounting pressure to monitor ...
Are tech firms neutral platforms or combatants in a propaganda war?Los Angeles Times
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft agree to remove hate speech across the EUTechCrunch
Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft agree to EU hate speech rulesThe Verge
BBC News -Computerworld -CNET -Breitbart News
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AMD's Radeon RX 480 brings high-end graphics to the masses for just $200 - PCWorld

Wed, 2016-06-01 03:05

PCWorld

AMD's Radeon RX 480 brings high-end graphics to the masses for just $200
PCWorld
The next-generation graphics card war is officially on—though it's already shaping up very differently than previous versions. While Nvidia kicked things off with the overwhelming firepower of the enthusiast-only $600 GeForce GTX 1080 and $380 GTX ...
AMD Teases Radeon RX 480: Launching June 29th For $199AnandTech
AMD Radeon RX 480 revealed: Polaris debuts in a £160/$200 card designed for VRArs Technica
AMD's Radeon RX480 is the cheapest VR-capable graphics card yetThe Verge
CNET -Road to VR -Forbes -VentureBeat
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Bee Pollen is Full of Pesticides Like Mosquito-Repellants - Newsweek

Wed, 2016-06-01 00:49

Newsweek

Bee Pollen is Full of Pesticides Like Mosquito-Repellants
Newsweek
Bees that live next to corn and soybean fields spend only a minority of their time feeding on these crop plants; instead, they mostly seek out pollen from flowering weeds, trees and gardens nearby. In the course of their foraging, they are exposed to a ...
Alarming number of pesticides found in honeybee pollenWISH-TV
Honeybees pick up 'astonishing' number of pesticides via non-crop plantsScience Codex
Honeybees pick up pesticides from non-crop plants, tooUPI.com
Telegraph.co.uk -The Australian
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Periscope Selecting Random Users To Police Other Users' Content; What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - Forbes

Wed, 2016-06-01 00:18

Forbes

Periscope Selecting Random Users To Police Other Users' Content; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Forbes
One of the bigger problems that the social Web has been facing since its inception is that of trolls. For those who may not be familiar, trolls are the faceless and anonymous users who just want to cause other faceless and anonymous users grief online.
Periscope's new live moderation tool could revolutionize the reporting of abuse and spamDigital Trends
Periscope introduces real-time comment moderationTechCrunch
Periscope takes on abusive comments. Will it work?Firstcoastnews.com
PR Newswire (press release) -Fast Company -Wall Street Journal -Recode
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Deadly Fungus Threatens Salamander Population - ValueWalk

Tue, 2016-05-31 21:55

ValueWalk

Deadly Fungus Threatens Salamander Population
ValueWalk
North America is home to 190 of the world's 655 identified salamander species and while they have avoided a deadly fungus that has ravaged the salamander population in Europe, Evan Grant and other wildlife biologists fear its arrival to our shores.
Salamander Populations In Danger Due To Threats Of Deadly Fungal DiseaseHeadlines & Global News
How, and Why, to Hunt the Red-Spotted NewtNew York Times
Newt-killing fungus may reach the U.S.Pulse Headlines
WMUR Manchester -Modern Readers -Science Daily
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Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet - TechCrunch

Tue, 2016-05-31 18:23

TechCrunch

Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet
TechCrunch
You might not have thought of – much less visited – Myspace in years. (Yes, it's still around. Time, Inc. acquired it and other properties when it bought Viant earlier this year.) But user data never really dies, unfortunately. For Myspace's new owner ...
Cluster of “megabreaches” compromises a whopping 642 million passwordsArs Technica
Hack Brief: Your Old Myspace Account Just Came Back to Haunt YouWIRED
MySpace proves it is still relevant when 360 million accounts are reported hackedSFGate
Mashable -Slate Magazine (blog) -USA TODAY -ZDNet
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Microsoft's Xbox One may be replaced with a trio of slimmer, faster devices - PCWorld

Tue, 2016-05-31 14:18

PCWorld

Microsoft's Xbox One may be replaced with a trio of slimmer, faster devices
PCWorld
Is the current Xbox One on its last legs? If recent rumors are to be believed, Microsoft's console is set to be replaced by as many as three devices, including a whopping “Project Scorpio” due in 2017. Last week, both Kotaku and Polygon suggested that ...
Don't buy a new console right nowPolygon
Microsoft knocks $50 off the Xbox One, now $300Destructoid
Microsoft Drops Xbox One Price to $299PC Magazine
CNET -The Verge -Tech Times -TechCrunch
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Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn't warmed - Space Daily

Tue, 2016-05-31 05:30

Financial Express

Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn't warmed
Space Daily
The waters surrounding Antarctica may be one of the last places to experience human-driven climate change. New research from the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds that ocean currents explain why the seawater ...
Antarctic Ocean Climate Change Mystery Could Be Explained By Deep, Old WaterHeadlines & Global News
Oceans delay warming of Antarctic waters: StudyTimes of India
Mystery of Antarctic's surviving ice cap explained by 'old' waterThe Australian
I4U News -AccuWeather.com (blog) -Scroll.in -Carbon Brief
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Saving salamanders, searching for signs of a deadly fungus - WMUR Manchester

Tue, 2016-05-31 05:00

WMUR Manchester

Saving salamanders, searching for signs of a deadly fungus
WMUR Manchester
SUNDERLAND, Vt. —Holding a sandwich bag containing a squirming, Eastern red-spotted newt, Evan Grant inspected its shiny skin for signs of a killer. Related. 2 arraigned in connection with... Mount Washington Auto Road,... Arrests made in connection to.

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Qualcomm wants to make kids' wearables a thing - PCWorld

Tue, 2016-05-31 04:57

PCWorld

Qualcomm wants to make kids' wearables a thing
PCWorld
Why should grown-ups have all the fun? Qualcomm has developed a new chipset that aims to build a worldwide wearables market for kids. Smartwatches for the under-12 set are already popular in some Asian countries, including Korea, providing a way for ...
Borqs to Showcase Smart Wearable Solutions with Qualcomm Technologies at COMPUTEX 2016PR Newswire (press release)
Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon Wear chips for targeted wearable devicesVentureBeat
Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for wearablesCNET
The Verge -Android Headlines -Engadget -Android Central
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Mars, Earth, sun line up perfectly in sky - CBS 8 San Diego

Tue, 2016-05-31 04:34

CBS 8 San Diego

Mars, Earth, sun line up perfectly in sky
CBS 8 San Diego
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Last week, Mercury stole the show. Now it's Mars' turn. On Sunday morning, Mars, Earth and the sun will line up perfectly in the sky. This once-every-two-years event is called Mars opposition. That's because Mars and the ...
A Close Encounter for Earth and MarsNew York Times
Check out Mars tonight: It's closer to Earth than it has been in 11 yearsLos Angeles Times
Mars and Earth cosy up with closest approach in a decadeCNET
Engadget -Clapway -UPI.com -fox8.com
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Computex 2016: Peak smartphone? ARM says it's just getting started - ZDNet

Mon, 2016-05-30 23:22

ZDNet

Computex 2016: Peak smartphone? ARM says it's just getting started
ZDNet
ARM Executive Vice President Rene Haas (left) and Vice President of Marketing Nandan Nayampally at ARM's Computex 2016 press conference. The numbers show that smartphones sales are slowing down. But ARM, the semiconductor firm that develops ...
ARM Bets Big on Mobile VR With New ProcessorsPC Magazine
ARM wants to power the next-gen VR-ready smartphones with new chipsDigital Trends
Graphics in Samsung's next super phone will look much prettier thanks to this chipCNET
EE Times -Ars Technica -Android Police -Tech Times
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You Can Watch PlayStation E3 2016 Show in a Movie Theater - GameSpot

Mon, 2016-05-30 21:39

CGMagazine

You Can Watch PlayStation E3 2016 Show in a Movie Theater
GameSpot
Sony is bringing back its "PlayStation E3 Experience" event whereby people in North America can watch the company's E3 2016 briefing live in a movie theater. More than 85 movie theaters across the US, Canada, and Latin America will broadcast the ...
PlayStation E3 Experience showing live in movie cinemasCNET
PlayStation's E3 2016 press conference returns to a theater (hopefully) near youPolygon
PlayStation E3 Experience 2016 Announced for the US & CanadaPlayStation LifeStyle
Engadget -Gameranx (blog) -Pulse Headlines -Broadcasting & Cable
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Iran forces messaging apps to move data to Iranian servers - TechCrunch

Mon, 2016-05-30 20:00

TechCrunch

Iran forces messaging apps to move data to Iranian servers
TechCrunch
Companies behind popular messaging apps have a year to move all the data they have on Iranian users onto servers in Iran, according to Reuters. This raises concerns about privacy. The Iranian government wants to be able to track private and semi ...
Iran orders messaging apps to store data in IranCNET
Iran Wants to Keep Messaging Data Inside the CountryPC Magazine
Iran orders social media firms to store data within its bordersSiliconANGLE (blog)
The Verge -Computerworld -Tech Times -Digital Trends
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Caltech Accuses Apple of Violating its Patented Wi-Fi Technologies - Mac Rumors

Mon, 2016-05-30 18:48

AppleInsider

Caltech Accuses Apple of Violating its Patented Wi-Fi Technologies
Mac Rumors
Apple and Broadcom have been jointly named as defendants in a legal complaint filed by the California Institute of Technology last week over alleged infringement of its various patented Wi-Fi-related technologies. Caltech-Wi-Fi Caltech's patents ...
Apple sued by Caltech for allegedly infringing Wi-Fi patentsThe Verge
Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi patent infringementsAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple faces Caltech lawsuit over WiFi patentsEngadget
Inverse -iT News -Ubergizmo -Sportsrageous
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Real-world physical version of Pong is faithful to the original - Geek

Mon, 2016-05-30 18:39

Geek

Real-world physical version of Pong is faithful to the original
Geek
You can have your fancy HTC Vive and immerse yourself in its digital worlds. But we'll take this hand-built arcade gaming table that lets us bring Pong out of the digital world and into ours. To be clear, this is not one of those sit-down arcade ...
Some dudes built a real world Pong table and it's awesomeTrustedReviews
This Pong table is trying to bring the classic arcade game into the real worldthejournal.ie
Hackers Build Real-Life Mechanical Version Of PongUbergizmo
Gizmodo India
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