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[Rumor] Google Is Working On An Amazon Echo Competitor Codenamed "Chirp" - Android Police

Google News - Sci/Tech - Thu, 2016-05-12 19:23

Android Police

[Rumor] Google Is Working On An Amazon Echo Competitor Codenamed "Chirp"
Android Police
About two months ago, when Amazon announced two new Alexa-powered devices, the Echo Dot and Echo Tap, many of you voiced the same thought: this is the kind of product Google should be working on. With "OK Google" commands being some of the ...
Why Google's Chirp could be better than Amazon's AlexaWashington Post
Google is quietly building a crazy good gadget businessCNNMoney
Google 'Chirp' Aims To Silence Amazon Echo, Report SaysInformationWeek
Mashable -AppleInsider (press release) (blog) -Tech Times -Tom's Guide
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Vuze Offers 3D, 360-Degree VR Video Capture for $799 - PC Magazine

Google News - Sci/Tech - Thu, 2016-05-12 19:15

PC Magazine

Vuze Offers 3D, 360-Degree VR Video Capture for $799
PC Magazine
VR camera systems have been popping up left and right, but most are super expensive and geared towards professionals. Now, a company called HumanEyes Technologies is aiming to bring 3D, 360-degree content creation to the masses with a new VR ...
VUZE 3D 360-Degree VR Camera Opens For Pre-Order At $799Android Headlines - Android News
The $799 VUZE virtual reality camera goes up for pre-orderTechCrunch
HumanEyes Technologies launches $800 Vuze consumer VR cameraVentureBeat
Entrepreneur -Android Central -Digital Trends -CNET
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BMW readies electric, self-driving flagship car - Automotive News

Google News - Sci/Tech - Thu, 2016-05-12 18:03

Automotive News

BMW readies electric, self-driving flagship car
Automotive News
BMW's iNext model will likely use self-driving technologies showcased in the Vision Next 100 concept, which the automaker unveiled in March. MUNICH -- BMW's iNext electric, self-driving car is set to enter showrooms in 2021 as the brand's flagship model.
BMW will launch its autonomous, electric i NEXT 'innovation driver' in 2021The Verge
I, Robot car: BMW to launch autonomous electric flagship in 2021CNET
BMW Lags Behind Tesla, Others In Race For Luxury Electric CarsInvestor's Business Daily
Engadget -Wall Street Journal -Bloomberg -Ubergizmo
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UN health agency warns of rise in urban air pollution, with poorest cities most at risk - UN News Centre

Google News - Sci/Tech - Thu, 2016-05-12 16:51

UN News Centre

UN health agency warns of rise in urban air pollution, with poorest cities most at risk
UN News Centre
12 May 2016 – More than 80 per cent of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO), with populations in low-income cities the most at risk ...
UN: Rising air pollution in world's cities killing millionsFox News
80 Percent of City Dwellers Breathe Bad Air: UNDiscovery News
22 of the world's most polluted cities are in IndiaLos Angeles Times
LA Daily News -ValueWalk -Christian Science Monitor -The Epoch Times
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Fender's Stunning New Headphones Are Worth Their $500 Price Tag - Gizmodo

Google News - Sci/Tech - Thu, 2016-05-12 16:31

Gizmodo

Fender's Stunning New Headphones Are Worth Their $500 Price Tag
Gizmodo
The best headphones transform the music. They reveal notes lost and whispers hidden and the rub of a finger down the string of a guitar. They expand the music and transport you. Whenever you move up a price point, the sound should move too. And that's ...
Fender cashes in its cool with consumer in-ear monitor headphonesTechCrunch
Fender's new in-ear headphones aren't just for stage musiciansThe Verge
Fender is making headphones the way it builds guitarsEngadget
TechHive -Guitar World Magazine -Digital Trends -Yahoo News
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Extend Laptop Battery Life With Opera Power-Saving Mode - PC Magazine

Google News - Sci/Tech - Thu, 2016-05-12 15:02

PC Magazine

Extend Laptop Battery Life With Opera Power-Saving Mode
PC Magazine
High up on the list of things that cause stress is when your laptop battery is dying and there's nothing you can do about it. Maybe you forgot your charger at home, or just don't have access to power where you're sitting; whatever the reason, you've ...
Opera rolls out power-saving mode, claims battery life can be extended 50%PCWorld
Opera 39 will boost your laptop's battery life by up to 50 percentBetaNews
Opera: Can a browser save your laptop battery?Christian Science Monitor
InformationWeek -Ars Technica -Computerworld -The Verge
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These new emojis could finally reflect that women are professionals, too - Washington Post

Google News - Sci/Tech - Wed, 2016-05-11 20:16

Washington Post

These new emojis could finally reflect that women are professionals, too
Washington Post
In March, the feminine products brand Always published an ad on YouTube -- part of its girl-power #LikeAGirl campaign -- that showed teenage girls complaining about their options when it comes to the female emojis they use on their phones. There are ...
These Google Employees Made New Gender-Diverse EmojisTIME
New emoji requests for career women and... condomsCNET
Google's tapping into women power in emoji-landSiliconBeat
Fortune -CNNMoney -Tech Times
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Tightly packed four-planet system formed by planet migration - Ars Technica

Google News - Sci/Tech - Wed, 2016-05-11 20:13

Ars Technica

Tightly packed four-planet system formed by planet migration
Ars Technica
Artist's conception of a hot Neptune orbiting close to its host star. Kepler-223 has four such planets, all with orbital periods of less than 20 days. By contrast, Mercury's orbit takes 88 days. NASA/JPL-Caltech. How did our solar system reach its ...
Astronomers Find More Than 1000 New PlanetsScientific American
Exoplanets' complex orbital structure points to planetary migration in solar systemsPhys.Org
1st Alien Earth Still Elusive Despite Huge Exoplanet HaulSpace.com
UC Berkeley -Christian Science Monitor -EarthSky -Headlines & Global News
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Watch kids' toys explain why killing wolves might be a bad idea - Washington Post

Google News - Sci/Tech - Wed, 2016-05-11 19:14

Washington Post

Watch kids' toys explain why killing wolves might be a bad idea
Washington Post
Hunters in Finland took to the forests this year to kill nearly 20 percent of that country's 250 or so wolves. The hunt took place as part of a controversial, government-approved “cull” that officials said was intended to prevent illegal poaching of ...
When the Government Kills Wolves, the Public May Follow SuitNational Geographic
Study Casts Doubt on Theory That Legal Hunting Reduces PoachingNew York Times
Do legal hunts encourage the poaching they're meant to preempt?Christian Science Monitor
Center for Biological Diversity (press release) -The Verge -Phys.Org -Motherboard
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What the designer of the old Instagram icon thinks of the new one - Mashable

Google News - Sci/Tech - Wed, 2016-05-11 19:14

Mashable

What the designer of the old Instagram icon thinks of the new one
Mashable
Plenty of people are complaining about the new Instagram logo and want it changed back to the "original." But wrap your mind around this little-known fact: The old Instagram logo — the square instant camera with the tiny rainbow — was actually not ...
Instagram's big redesign goes live with a colorful new icon, black-and-white app and moreTechCrunch
Instagram Kills Vintage Camera Icon, Simplifies User Interface…and Users ReactWall Street Journal
These are the Instagram icons that could have beenThe Verge
Adweek -Tech Times -Co.Design (blog) -WIRED
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Microsoft is killing its Sunrise calendar app on August 31st - The Verge

Google News - Sci/Tech - Wed, 2016-05-11 18:44

The Verge

Microsoft is killing its Sunrise calendar app on August 31st
The Verge
Microsoft revealed last year that it was planning to merge its Outlook and Sunrise apps into a single app. After acquiring Sunrise more than a year ago, Microsoft is now planning to kill off the standalone app at the end of August. Sunrise will be ...
Microsoft moves ahead with plans to shut down standalone Sunrise calendar appZDNet
Microsoft will shut down calendar app Sunrise in August; developers focusing on OutlookGeekWire
RIP Sunrise, the calendar app too beautiful for this worldMashable
VentureBeat -Engadget -Neowin -SlashGear
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Virtual reality documentary Nomads arrives on Gear VR - The Verge

Google News - Sci/Tech - Wed, 2016-05-11 18:30

The Verge

Virtual reality documentary Nomads arrives on Gear VR
The Verge
Oculus VR wants you to know that virtual reality can be a medium for serious film and documentaries, and it's first high-profile project, Nomads, is ready for public viewing on the Gear VR. Created by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, the duo behind ...
Oculus highlights over a million Gear VR users with new contentEngadget
5 ways Facebook's Oculus is amping up VR for you (and your Gear VR)CNET
Facebook will turn panoramas into “360 Photos” for feed and Gear VR's 1M usersTechCrunch
VentureBeat -New York Times -Android Headlines - Android News -WIRED
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Google's Nest open sources OpenThread to snag more IoT partners, take on Amazon - TechCrunch

Google News - Sci/Tech - Wed, 2016-05-11 16:34

TechCrunch

Google's Nest open sources OpenThread to snag more IoT partners, take on Amazon
TechCrunch
Earlier this year, a report in The Information claimed that Google-owned Nest was working on a rival to Amazon's Echo — a service that would bring together a number of other connected devices and services to help people organise and manage their homes ...
Nest opens its smart home Thread framework to third-party developersMashable
Nest shares its Thread protocol with the massesCNET
Nest open-sources its home automation network protocol, ThreadVentureBeat
The Verge -ZDNet -Engadget -Business Wire (press release)
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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Headed Home from Space Station - Space.com

Google News - Sci/Tech - Wed, 2016-05-11 14:33

Space.com

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Headed Home from Space Station
Space.com
SpaceX's uncrewed Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station May 11, 2016 at 9:19 a.m. EDT (1319 GMT) after a monthlong orbital stay attached to the station. Credit: NASA TV. SpaceX's robotic Dragon cargo capsule has left the ...
SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully returns to Earth from the International Space StationThe Verge
SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with precious science loadPhys.Org
Some of the best International Space Station science needs to happen on EarthQuartz
SpaceCoastDaily.com -GeekWire -Popular Science -SpaceFlight Insider
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WhatsApp Finally Launches Desktop Apps For Windows And Mac - Forbes

Google News - Sci/Tech - Wed, 2016-05-11 11:39

Forbes

WhatsApp Finally Launches Desktop Apps For Windows And Mac
Forbes
Though it's the biggest messaging application in the world with more than 1 billion active users, WhatsApp has for years lived primarily on mobile phones. That could change significantly from Wednesday, when WhatsApp launched its first desktop apps for ...
WhatsApp just released desktop apps for Mac and WindowsThe Verge
WhatsApp launches native desktop app for Windows and MacVentureBeat
​WhatsApp launches desktop appZDNet
AppleInsider (press release) (blog) -PC Magazine -Wall Street Journal -Computerworld
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Australian researchers say they've found the world's oldest hatchet - Washington Post

Google News - Sci/Tech - Wed, 2016-05-11 11:17

Washington Post

Australian researchers say they've found the world's oldest hatchet
Washington Post
Some 44,000 to 49,000 years ago, a prehistoric Australian chipped off a piece of her or his stone axe while honing its edge. The flake of basalt rock, not much larger than a shirt button, fell to the ground. For nearly 50 millennia a piece of the world ...
Archaeologists discover world's oldest axeFox News
Ancient axe find shows Australians have long been tech innovatorsMashable
Did archaeologists find the world's oldest hatchet in the wilds of Australia?Christian Science Monitor
Smithsonian -Headlines & Global News -Newsweek -TIME
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New Pokemon Sun And Moon Trailer Reveals Starter Pokemon And Release Date - Cinema Blend

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

Cinema Blend

New Pokemon Sun And Moon Trailer Reveals Starter Pokemon And Release Date
Cinema Blend
Nintendo and the Pokemon Company finally revealed the actual gameplay for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, giving gamers their first glimpse at the battle system, the starter Pokemon and the release date, which is set for November 18th this fall.
Take a closer look at Pokémon Sun and Moon's new monstersPolygon
Pokemon Sun and Moon arrive November 18 with new monsters and a big 3D worldArs Technica
Sun and Moon's starter Pokémon are adorable and kind of creepyDigital Trends
IGN -VICE
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'Window Into The Future': Scientists Document Disappearing Islands - NPR

Google News - Sci/Tech - Tue, 2016-05-10 20:11

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 19:53

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 19:33

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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