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Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! We've looked directly into the push notification abyss and come out the other side, while scientists made important decisions about the kilogram. Of course, we're also tracking all kinds...

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Criterion won't kill its streaming channel after FilmStruck shuts down on November 29th -- in fact, it'll live on as an independent service slated for launch in spring 2019. The video distribution company started looking for a new home as soon as War...

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According to The Information, Instagram has suffered a serious security leak of its own that could've exposed user's passwords. While Facebook recently had a much more serious problem linked to its "View As" tool that was being actively exploited by....

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Categories: entertainment, facebook, instagram, leak, password, security, services

Commercial supersonic flight has left the drawing board with Lockheed Martin announcing fabrication of the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft has begun. Milling the first part of the test aircraft has commenced at the company's famous Skunk Works, setting the project on course for its maiden flight scheduled for 2021... Continue Reading Lockheed begins manufacture of X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft Category: Aircraft Tags: Lockheed Martin ...

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The Russian Soyuz launcher reentered service today as the unmanned Roscosmos Progress 71 cargo ship lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 1:14 pm EST (12:14 am Saturday, November 17, Baikonur time zone). Loaded with over three tons of food, fuel, and other supplies, it is currently executing a series of maneuvers to match orbits with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, November 18... Continue Reading Soyuz returns to service with cargo launch to the ISS Category:...

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Categories: space, david szondy

A number of new and established camper van conversion companies are passing right over large, popular vans like the Mercedes Sprinter and Fiat Ducato/Ram Promaster and working with small vans like the Nissan NV200 and Ram Promaster City. Ursa Minor Vehicles brings its expertise in building pop-up roofs for the likes of the Honda Element and Jeep Wrangler to this lively mini-campervan space. Its pop-top Ford Transit Connect weekends as a cruisy two-sleeper made to roam highways, cities,...

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Categories: automotive, c.c. weiss

We're about a month away from the planned opening of The Boring Company's Test Tunnel in LA, and it appears progress is moving along. Elon Musk tweeted this brief video of a digging machine breaking through, and although he wasn't specific about the...

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Categories: boringcompany, elonmusk, gear, losangeles, theboringcompany, transportation, video

Spotify is offering a couple of holiday deals and they're not limited to new users like these sorts of discounts typically are. First time Spotify Premium users in the US can get three months for $0.99 as long as they haven't used a 30-day trial befo...

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Categories: av, discount, entertainment, holidays, services, spotify, spotifypremium

RCS support has been slow to roll out, but another major US carrier will soon jump on board. Verizon announced at an event that the company would support the messaging system in "early 2019," joining Sprint, US Cellular and the limited support curren...

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Categories: gear, google, messaging, mobile, rcs, services, sms, sprint, t-mobile, textmessaging, verizon

Whether they're in airplane wings, bridges or other critical structures, cracks can cause catastrophic failure before they're large enough to be noticed by the human eye. A strain-sensing "skin" applied to such objects could help, though, by lighting up when exposed to laser light... Continue Reading Laser-activated nanotube skin shows where the strain is Category: Materials Tags: Electronic skin Nanotubes Rice University

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Categories: materials, ben coxworth

After nine years, NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission came to a final end Thursday as the space agency sent the radio commands ordering the onboard computer to shut down the unmanned space telescope's systems. The "goodnight" commands were sent via the Deep Space Network from Kepler's operations center at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and severed all communications with Earth... Continue Reading NASA shuts down Kepler, ending...

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Categories: space, david szondy

It's bad enough when your email inbox gets inundated with subscriptions and promotions you forgot you ever signed up for, but now Microsoft is thinking about injecting advertisements right into your inbox. According to Windows news site Aggiornamenti...

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Categories: beta, business, gear, microsoft, microsoftmail, personal computing, personalcomputing, windows10

In 2014, Verily, Alphabet's life sciences subsidiary, teamed up with Alcon to develop a contact lens that could measure glucose levels in tears. The idea being that diabetics would have an easier, less invasive way of keeping track of their glucose l...

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Categories: alphabet, contactlens, diabetes, gear, glucose, google, medicine, verily

Microsoft has released a new app that aims to demonstrate how its Windows Machine Learning APIs can be used to build apps and "make machine learning fun and approachable." Emoji8 is a UWP app that uses machine learning to determine how well you can i...

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Categories: emoji, emoji8, entertainment, gear, internet, machinelearning, microsoft, neuralnetwork, personal computing, personalcomputing, services, windowsmachinelearning

Taking one or more pills every day can be a hassle, with many people either forgetting or just not bothering. There could soon be an alternative, however. An experimental system that packs a week's worth of timed-release doses into one capsule has shown promising results in its first clinical study... Continue Reading Multi-dose capsule gets tested on humans for first time Category: Medical Tags: Brigham and Women’s Hospital Medication MIT

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Categories: medical, ben coxworth

Google Spotlight Stories has released its latest short, Age of Sail. Directed by Academy Award winner John Kahrs (Disney's Paperman short), it blends beautiful animation with the story of an old, lonely sailor, played by Ian McShane, who is adrift in...

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Categories: ageofsail, animation, art, av, entertainment, google, googlespotlightstories, shortfilm, spotlightstories, virtualreality, vr

The trend of blundering into the void of adopting new tech, damn the consequences, full speed ahead, continues this week. The Telegraph tells us about "a number of UK legal and financial firms" are in talks with a chip company to implant their employ...

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Categories: badpassword, biohax, business, column, epicenter, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, georgeorwell, jowanosterlund, medicine, microchip, mit, opinion, rfid, security, services, threesquaremarket, tomorrow, workers

Three senators have proposed new legislation aimed at deterring robocall scams. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Protection, or TRACED, Act would give the FCC broader authority to penalize those that violate telemarketing restrictions, give the...

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Categories: congress, edmarkey, fcc, gear, johnthune, legislation, mobile, politics, robocalls, rogerwicker, senate, senatecommercecommittee, services

In August, San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency awarded two companies, Scoot and Skip, permits to operate their scooters in the city. The scooter pilot program has now been running for a month and Scoot says it has learned a few things dur...

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Categories: electricscooter, gear, lock, sanfrancisco, scoot, scooter, services, theft, transportation, vandalism

Multi-SIM phones are all fine and dandy, but they have their limits: you rarely get more than two lines, and they may be overkill if you just want a new set of digits rather than a wholly separate connection. Verizon (Engadget's parent company) thin...

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Categories: android, app, gear, ios, iphone, mobile, mynumbers, smartphone, verizon

BMW unveiled the seventh generation of the 3 Series compact sedan at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year. Added to that series is a new plug-in hybrid 330e that the automaker announced this week. This PHEV includes BMW's latest eDrive Technology to enhance both efficiency and performance... Continue Reading BMW adds plug-in hybrid 330e to its 3-series lineup Category: Automotive Tags: BMW Plug-in Hybrid

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Categories: automotive, aaron turpen

Microsoft is no doubt pouring much of its energy into the next-gen Xbox, but it might give the current generation one last hurrah. Thurrott sources understand that it's planning new Xbox One configurations in 2019, including one without a disc drive...

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Categories: av, console, gaming, gear, microsoft, xbox, xboxone

Toyota Racing Development has taken an interest in two of the carmaker's mainstream volume sedans, the Camry and the Avalon. For the first time, a Camry TRD and an Avalon TRD will be available to consumers who want a more track-tuned experience from their sedan... Continue Reading Toyota Camry and Avalon get the TRD treatment Category: Automotive Tags: Sedan Toyota

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Categories: automotive, aaron turpen

Researchers at the Georgia Tech and Korea University believe they have found a way to power implantable medical devices like pacemakers with a new fuel cell made from cotton fiber. The glucose-powered biofuel cell could provide twice as much power as...

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Categories: biofuel, biofuelcell, entertainment, gear, georgiainstituteoftechnology, georgiatech, implantable, koreauniversity, medicaldevices, medicine, pacemakers, research, tomorrow

Attention is the main prize of the internet. Everyone is fighting for it, and the phone is the prime battleground. The most potent of weapons in this war is the incessant, whining notification trying to pull your attention away from whatever you are...

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Categories: apple, design, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, ios12, longread, mobile, notifications, personal computing, personalcomputing, pushnotifications

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If you're trying to confuse an incoming missile, one way of doing it would be to place a swarm of radio frequency-emitting drones in its path. That's what the US Navy's tube-launched Nomad was designed to do, although commercial partners are now being invited to adapt the drone for their own needs... Continue Reading US Navy offers drone-in-a-tube tech to the public Category: Drones Tags: Folding UAV US Navy

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Categories: drones, ben coxworth

If you're convinced that many algorithms are biased, you're not the only one. Pew has conducted a survey indicating that 58 percent of American adults believe algorithms and other programming will always contain some kind of human bias. That figure...

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Categories: ai, algorithm, artificialintelligence, bias, crime, finance, gear, jobs, personal computing, personalcomputing, pew, pewresearchcenter, study

Researchers from New York University have found a way to produce fake fingerprints using artificial intelligence that could fool biometric scanners (or the human eye) into thinking they're the real deal. The DeepMasterPrints, as the researchers are c...

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Categories: ai, artificialintelligence, biometric, biometricscanner, fingerprint, fingerprinting, fingerprints, gadgetry, gear, research, science, security

With the arrival of Apple Watch Series 4 and Google's redesigned Wear OS platform, this is a great year to give the gift of smartwatches. If money is no object, Apple's latest-generation wearable ($399 and up) is a good all-around choice for anyone i...

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Categories: apple, applewatch, fitbitversa, gadgetry, gadgets, gear, hgg2018, samsung, samsunggalaxywatch, thebuyersguide, withings

Puppy Robotics launched an interactive all-in-one projector on Indiegogo a couple of weeks ago called the puppy cube, which can throw a tablet-like home page full of huge icons onto any flat surface or can be flipped on its back to perform duties as a short throw movie entertainment system. We've had one on our review bench for a few days, here's what we think of it... Continue Reading Review: Pushing projected buttons with puppy cube Category: Home Entertainment Tags: ...

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Categories: home entertainment, paul ridden

Following three years of construction, Beijing's Open Architecture has completed a new art museum that is integrated into sand dunes. The UCCA Dune Art Museum is almost totally covered by sand and has an interior made up of cave-like spaces. .. Continue Reading Cave-like art museum is buried in sand dunes Category: Architecture Tags: Art Building and Construction China Museum

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Categories: architecture, adam williams

Long-time New Atlas readers can hardly have missed the so-called internet of things, and its domesticated subset of smart technology in the home. We've had this for years now. You may well already have smart devices controlling your heating, media, lighting and appliances – or smart devices that control themselves. What might the future of smart home technology look like? Two scientists at Case Western Reserve University believe it could well include sensors that monitor movement, vibrations...

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Categories: around the home, james holloway

The drinking straw seems pretty simple and unassuming, but it's contributing to one of the most pressing environmental problems today. With millions of them used and discarded every day in the US alone, it's no wonder the little plastic pipes are piling up in the oceans. To help cut back on that, a start-up in Singapore is getting ready to launch the Chew, a reusable straw with a "chewable" rubber tip and a spin-dry mechanism... Continue Reading New straw is reusable, "chewable" and...

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Categories: environment, michael irving

Providing future van lifers with a simple, affordable way to start traveling, Cascade Campers has developed an impressive mini-camper conversion for the Ram Promaster City. More fully equipped than a Wayfarer van and about half the price of a Contravan, Cascade's design focuses on the type of cheap, simple solutions that a DIYer might piece together themselves, laying out a living space for two with double bed, kitchen and solar-backed off-grid electrical system. If you're not confident in...

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Categories: automotive, c.c. weiss

If the extremely faint, nearby "ghost" galaxy Antlia 2 had an exact opposite, it would be W2246-0526. This galaxy sits 12.4 billion light-years from Earth – almost the entire radius of the observable universe – and is the most luminous galaxy ever discovered, with the brightness of 350 trillion Suns. Now, astronomers have found that W2246-0526 is cannibalizing three neighboring galaxies... Continue Reading Brightest-known galaxy is cannibalizing its three neighbors Category: Space Tags: ...

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Categories: space, michael irving

After a decade of development Aurora Flight Sciences has finally unveiled Odysseus, its full-scale, solar-powered, autonomous aircraft designed to stay in the air for months. Odysseus, scheduled for its first test flight in 2019, is just one of a number of High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) currently under development... Continue Reading Odysseus solar-powered, ultra-long endurance, autonomous aircraft readied for maiden flight Category: Aircraft Tags: Aircraft ...

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Categories: aircraft, rich haridy

Water may be an essential element of life, but to the scarce microbes that inhabit the Mars-like Atacama Desert in Chile, it's death. Studying the effects of once-in-a-century rainfall in the hyperarid core of the desert, a team of astrobiologists led by Cornell University found that instead of causing a bloom of growth, the unexpected abundance of water killed off three quarters to seven/eighths of the microbe species present... Continue Reading Rains bring death to the Atacama...

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Categories: biology, david szondy

Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communication will form one of the pillars of the self-driving car revolution, but it could offer benefits to human drivers in the interim. Part of a UK£20 million collaborative research project Jaguar Land Rover is participating in, the "Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory" system, or GLOSA, is designed to help drivers get green lights wherever they go and is being trialed on a specially kitted-out F-Pace... Continue Reading Jaguar’s V2X tech: Stay in the green...

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Categories: automotive, loz blain

Intriguing new research has revealed that people with a preference for drinking coffee over tea tend to display a genetic variant that signals a higher sensitivity to tasting bitterness in caffeine. This counter-intuitive finding suggests coffee drinkers develop a positive association with the bitterness of caffeine that reinforces their attraction to the beverage... Continue Reading How genes influence preferences for tea or coffee Category: Science Tags: Caffeine ...

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Categories: science, rich haridy

A new study from the Telethon Kids Institute in Australia has revealed a possible association between intellectual disability and some specific forms of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Experts are urging caution when interpreting these results as it is unclear exactly what may be causing the increased rates of intellectual disability... Continue Reading Experts urge caution over study linking IVF technique to increased risk of intellectual disability Category: Science Tags: ...

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The revolution of smart devices marches on as researchers have made printable tags that mirror some functionality of standard smart gadgets. While that might sound like a major leap at first, it obviously […] The post These Tags Convert Just About Anything Into a Smart Device appeared first on Geek.com.

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I like tools that are designed ergonomically, for simple and easy use. I also like tools that can be easily weaponized. ThinkGeek’s Thor Hammer Tool Set falls squarely in the latter category, since […] The post GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Mjolnir Tool Set Puts a Hammer Inside a Hammer appeared first on Geek.com.

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I’m a fan of useful tools. I’ve sung the praises of iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit, and I keep a variety of multitools and utility knives by my desks at work and at home. […] The post SOG’s Rad, Ratcheting Baton Q4 Multitool (and Sync I Belt Buckle Tool) appeared first on Geek.com.

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Every year we get a peak at the latest and most exciting developments in tech at the Consumer Electronics Show. In many ways, it is the grand showcase for what the best software […] The post The Best Robots of CES 2018 appeared first on Geek.com.

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Magnets are rad. Electromagnets, doubly so. We’ve known they can be used to levitate things at least since Raul Julia told us the nature of his powers in Street Fighter. If you have a […] The post You Might Be Vaporwave, But You’ll Never Be Mac Tonight in a Floating Dessert Cup Vaporwave appeared first on Geek.com.

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Roku, Google's Chromecast, and Amazon's Fire TV Stick are your best choices, but which is the top choice? The post The Best Streaming Media Device: Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire appeared first on Geek.com.

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Samsung kicks off the annual device-reveal season with today’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8. Various leaks and teases have piqued consumer attention, which, frankly, is mainly focused on whether or not this […] The post Livestream Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 Unveiling appeared first on Geek.com.

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Lots of people like being outdoors. Not geeks, usually (hyuck hyuck), but a lot of people. And, unfortunately for, presumably, some of those folks, there aren’t too many solid portable vaporizers that could […] The post Vapium Summit: The Vape for the Great Outdoors appeared first on Geek.com.

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Most vaporizers cost a pretty penny. Even if you’re looking at cheaper options, you can still expect to spend at least $150 for something that does everything well. But the Vie is looking […] The post Vie Review: The Best Budget Vaporizer Ever Made appeared first on Geek.com.

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I’m going to say it. Fidget spinners are fun. At least, they’re fun for people like me who have what is best described with the Yiddish word shpilkes. As a giant nerd, however, […] The post ThinkGeek’s Nerdy Fidget Spinners (and My Own Failed Game Boy Spinner) appeared first on Geek.com.

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