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'Window Into The Future': Scientists Document Disappearing Islands - NPR

Google News - Sci/Tech - Tue, 2016-05-10 21:11

NPR

'Window Into The Future': Scientists Document Disappearing Islands
NPR
In what is being billed as a "window into the future impacts of global sea-level rise," scientists documented how the ocean swallowed up five small islands that were part of the Solomon Islands archipelago northeast of Australia. Writing in the ...
Five Solomon islands swallowed by the seaCNN
Five Pacific islands disappear as sea levels riseBBC News
Rising Sea Levels Swallow 5 Pacific IslandsHuffington Post
The Weather Channel -Forbes -Discovery News -azcentral.com
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Secrets of life on early Earth — and other planets — may be trapped in ancient gas bubbles - Washington Post

Google News - Sci/Tech - Tue, 2016-05-10 20:53

Washington Post

Secrets of life on early Earth — and other planets — may be trapped in ancient gas bubbles
Washington Post
Some 2.7 billion years ago, lava started oozing out of a crack in the planet in what is now Australia. It spread and spread, flowing out in every direction until it hit seawater. Then, swiftly, it hardened into rock. As the lava surged upward, gases ...
Earth's Thin Early Atmosphere Revealed in BubblesDiscovery News
This Might Be the Weirdest Thing That's Ever Happened to Earth's AtmosphereGizmodo
Our air weighed a lot less back in the day, say scientistsChristian Science Monitor
Phys.Org -Business Insider -Science Magazine -GeekWire
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Senate committee asks Facebook to answer questions about its Trending Topics - TechCrunch

Google News - Sci/Tech - Tue, 2016-05-10 20:33

TechCrunch

Senate committee asks Facebook to answer questions about its Trending Topics
TechCrunch
The Senate Commerce Committee sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg asking him to answer questions about Facebook's Trending Topics feature. Trending Topics displays trending news headlines and story summaries in a sidebar next to the main news feed, ...
Facebook's 'trending topics' spark debate and distrustCNNMoney
Let's say obvious things about Facebook and conservative newsThe Verge
A Facebook 'trend' isn't always what you think it isWashington Post
The Atlantic -Wall Street Journal -Mediaite -Business Insider
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House lawmakers warned of attempted ransomware attacks - The Hill

Google News - Sci/Tech - Tue, 2016-05-10 20:25

The Hill

House lawmakers warned of attempted ransomware attacks
The Hill
The House technology service desk is warning members of a spate of ransomware attacks on the House network, TechCrunch reports. ADVERTISEMENT. “The recent attacks have focused on using .js files attached as zip files to e-mail that appear to come ...
Congress warned after ransomware attempts on House networksFast Company
Congress warned about cybersecurity after attempted ransomware attack on HouseTechCrunch
Congressional IT desk warns representatives of ransomware threatsEngadget

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Mass Effect: Andromeda officially slips to beginning of 2017 - Ars Technica

Google News - Sci/Tech - Tue, 2016-05-10 20:02

Ars Technica

Mass Effect: Andromeda officially slips to beginning of 2017
Ars Technica
In a blog post today on MassEffect.com, Bioware General Manager Aaryn Flynn announced the next game in the Mass Effect series has a new release date: early 2017. First teased at E3 in 2014 with a short video and then given a more formal reveal and an ...
Mass Effect Andromeda Release Date Delayed, BioWare ConfirmsGameSpot
Mass Effect: Andromeda prepares for a big pre-E3 showingVentureBeat
Mass Effect: Andromeda is coming in early 2017, BioWare confirmsPC Gamer
Tech Times -Engadget -IGN -Ubergizmo
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Smartphones may loosen their grip over family life as voice devices rise - USA TODAY

Google News - Sci/Tech - Tue, 2016-05-10 18:51

USA TODAY

Smartphones may loosen their grip over family life as voice devices rise
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — The smartphone's grip over our every moment may be slowly loosening as digital assistants leap into speakers and other devices that bring the Internet into the public sphere. So far, the field belongs to Amazon's Echo and its ...
The Amazon Echo can now track your flightsThe Verge
Apps that put Amazon Alexa on your phone aren't as good as they could beTechHive
Amazon Echo VP Mike George talks Alexa security and simplifying searchTechCrunch
ZDNet -Mashable -Small Business Trends -TechnoBuffalo
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Is education the vertical that will save Dropbox? - Computerworld

Google News - Sci/Tech - Tue, 2016-05-10 18:00

Computerworld

Is education the vertical that will save Dropbox?
Computerworld
Life is pretty stressful at Dropbox HQ. The company, once very much the darling of the so-called unicorn club, was comfortable in its billion dollar-plus valuation. After all, the hundreds of millions of people who use its product justify its valuation ...
Dropbox goes off to college with new Education servicePCWorld
Dropbox launches Education offering, costs $49 per user per yearVentureBeat
Dropbox is making it cheaper for schools to live in the cloudEngadget
ZDNet -SlashGear -The Next Web
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Amazon takes on YouTube with launch of Amazon Video Direct - TechCrunch

Google News - Sci/Tech - Tue, 2016-05-10 15:38

TechCrunch

Amazon takes on YouTube with launch of Amazon Video Direct
TechCrunch
Amazon unveiled its own plans to compete in the user-generated video market with the launch of a new service called Amazon Video Direct in a surprise announcement this morning. This service, explains the company, allows creators to upload their own ...
Amazon gives video creators access to its marketplaceThe Seattle Times
Amazon Is Going to Battle With YouTubeTIME
Amazon Video Direct says 'action!' with YouTube rivalCNET
Digital Trends -Wall Street Journal -Washington Post -Bloomberg
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Little Mercury a black dot as it crosses vast face of sun - Albany Times Union

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-09 20:08

Albany Times Union

Little Mercury a black dot as it crosses vast face of sun
Albany Times Union
BOYERTOWN, PA - MAY 9: In this handout provided by NASA, the planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, lower center of image, as it transits across the face of the sun on May 9, 2016 as viewed from Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Mercury passes between Earth ...
The Mercury Transit of the Sun on Monday Is a Science SmorgasbordNBCNews.com
The Transit of Mercury Across the Sun's Face Has Begun: First VideosSpace.com
Mercury in retrograde: What it really meansCBS News
Gizmodo -USA TODAY -TIME -Mashable
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4 iPad apps that make browsing Reddit a breeze - CNET

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-09 18:52

CNET

4 iPad apps that make browsing Reddit a breeze
CNET
The Reddit app on an iPad Pro. :(. Jason Cipriani/CNET. Reddit recently released its official iPhone and Android app, but forgot one crucial feature: iPad support. That's right, the official Reddit app runs as an iPhone app on the iPad. As you can see ...
8 changes that could make the iPad Pro even betterMacworld
Claimed design sketch of iPhone 7 shows identical height & width to iPhone 6s9 to 5 Mac
Rumored 'iPhone 7' design schematic shows size similar to iPhone 6s, bigger camera openingAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Computerworld -BGR -Mac Rumors -AppAdvice
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Opera's launched an iOS app to expand its free, unlimited, ad-blocking VPN - Macworld

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-09 18:34

Macworld

Opera's launched an iOS app to expand its free, unlimited, ad-blocking VPN
Macworld
"We help people to break down the barriers of the web,” said VPN provider SurfEasy's president. operavpn1. Comments. Ian Paul | @ianpaul. Contributor, Macworld. May 9, 2016 9:34 AM. Opera Software takes its VPN campaign to iOS with a free, unlimited ...
Opera launches 'free and unlimited' VPN app for iOSThe Verge
Opera Launches Free VPN App for iOSPC Magazine
Opera VPN App Lands On iOS: Free, Unlimited VPN For More Browsing Control [Video]Tech Times
VentureBeat -InformationWeek -TechCrunch -Mac Rumors
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Periscope makes broadcasts permanent by default and introduces search - The Verge

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-09 18:00

The Verge

Periscope makes broadcasts permanent by default and introduces search
The Verge
It's been a month now since Facebook rolled-out a dramatically improved design for live video — a design that borrowed liberally from Twitter-owned Periscope. Facebook's enormous audience, combined with its willingness to pay media companies to ...
Twitter Announces Ability to Save Periscope Broadcasts Beyond 24 HoursPR Newswire (press release)
1500 Amazon shareholders want Amazon to stop selling Trump-branded productsFast Company
Twitter's Periscope will soon support livestreaming from dronesVentureBeat
TechCrunch -WIRED -CNET -Adweek
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You heard it here first: Google will highlight hometown media with Local Source tag - PCWorld

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-09 17:41

PCWorld

You heard it here first: Google will highlight hometown media with Local Source tag
PCWorld
There are typically two ways a news story goes national. Either a national news organization covers it, or a local news source does the initial work before larger outlets pick up on it. Google News is now going to pay a little more attention to the ...
Google News Creates A 'Local Source' Tag To Highlight Stories By Regional PublicationsTech Times
Google News adds local source tag to expandable news box to promote major local news storiesSearch Engine Land
Google News Update Increases Focus on Local News SourcesAndroid Headlines - Android News
Mashable -The Verge -Phandroid.com -Engadget
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The creators of Siri just showed off their next AI assistant, Viv, and it's incredible - The Verge

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-09 17:39

The Verge

The creators of Siri just showed off their next AI assistant, Viv, and it's incredible
The Verge
Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer created the artificial intelligence behind Siri, Apple's iconic digital assistant, and one of the first modern apps to capably handle natural language queries on a smartphone. Today the pair showed off their newest creation ...
Meet Viv, the new voice assistant from the creators of SiriMacworld
Viv aims to out-Siri Siri in its first public demonstrationCNET
Viv, from Siri's creators, is the virtual assistant of your dreamsEngadget
USA TODAY -Fast Company -Gizmodo -CNNMoney
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Fearsome Dinosaur-Age "Hammerhead" Reptile Ate... Plants? - Scientific American

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-09 17:31

Scientific American

Fearsome Dinosaur-Age "Hammerhead" Reptile Ate... Plants?
Scientific American
Despite its rows and rows of chisel- and needle-like teeth, a newly described prehistoric marine reptile wasn't a fearsome predator but rather an herbivorous giant that acted like a lawnmower for the sea, a new study finds. The crocodile-size reptile ...
Scientists reconstruct baffling 250-million-year-old aquatic reptile with a strange hammerhead mouthWashington Post

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Mario makes leap to Minecraft - Ars Technica

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-09 17:18

Ars Technica

Mario makes leap to Minecraft
Ars Technica
The release of yet another bit of cosmetic DLC for one specific version of Minecraft isn't usually the kind of thing we'd take the time to write about at Ars. But the latest skin pack for the game caught our eye because it marks the first time that ...
Two beloved video game franchises collide in the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U EditionNintendo
Mario and friends explore Minecraft: Wii U Edition in next updateDigital Trends
Mario, Luigi Coming to Minecraft for Wii UPC Magazine
VentureBeat -Tech Times -GameSpot -TIME
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Google tests black links in search results, and people freak out - PCWorld

Google News - Sci/Tech - Mon, 2016-05-09 16:45

Telegraph.co.uk

Google tests black links in search results, and people freak out
PCWorld
Google is considering a big visual shake-up for its search results that renders links in black instead of blue. Google has been testing black search result links internationally since Friday or Saturday, according to TheSEMPost. Previously visited ...
Google's Testing a Big, Small Tweak to Search ResultsFortune
Google tries turning search links blackEngadget
Google is testing a change to one of its most iconic designsBusiness Insider
MediaPost Communications -Ubergizmo -Mashable -The Consumerist
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AdBlock, AdBlock Plus arrives for Windows 10 Insider users - PCWorld

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-08 19:17

ZDNet

AdBlock, AdBlock Plus arrives for Windows 10 Insider users
PCWorld
AdBlock for Microsoft Edge is still officially “coming soon.” But if you're running the current Windows Insider build of Windows 10, you can try AdBlock and AdBlock Plus before everyone else. According to WinBeta, users of Windows 10 Insider build ...
Windows Insiders can now install Adblock Plus in Microsoft EdgeZDNet
Microsoft Edge can now scrub the web with AdBlock and AdBlock PlusThe Verge
Microsoft Edge users can now install Adblock Plus or AdBlock extensionsBetaNews
Ubergizmo -SlashGear -Thurrott.com (blog) -Pulse Headlines
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Podcasters Say Apple Is Failing Them - Fortune

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-08 19:02

Fortune

Podcasters Say Apple Is Failing Them
Fortune
And they're missing out on major growth. Podcasters are reportedly getting very frustrated with Apple—the company that made their growing industry possible. Apple founder Steve Jobs launched the idea of the podcast, which is a long-form digital audio ...
iTunes 12.4 to reportedly include new sidebar, minor UI tweaksAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple Meets With Podcasters to Hear Wide-Ranging Community GrievancesMac Rumors
Apple holds meeting with top podcasters to discus the format, complaintsSlashGear
TechnoBuffalo -MacStories -New York Times -Business Insider
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NVIDIA's New GPU Encourages Players to Become In-Game Photographers - Motherboard

Google News - Sci/Tech - Sun, 2016-05-08 19:01

Motherboard

NVIDIA's New GPU Encourages Players to Become In-Game Photographers
Motherboard
Jumping into a video game world is a little like going on a trip, but for most of us, our method of taking snapshots on those journeys for years has been the lowly screenshot. More often than not, the act is a little like taking photos of western ...
Nvidia Ansel Takes In-Game Photography To The Next Level: Gigapixel Images, 360-Degree Shots, Filters And MoreTech Times
NVIDIA's huge announcement could change how you play video gamesMorning Ticker
NVIDIA Ansel revolutionizes in-game photographySlashGear
YIBADA English -PC Gamer -Hot Hardware -Engadget
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