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2017 has been a long year. From incessant breaking news alerts to the collapse of net neutrality to a string of natural disasters, we are all very tired. Though it's worth revisiting why this was a momentous twelve months in science and tech, we'd mu...

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Categories: av, entertainment, gadgetry, gaming, gear, home, internet, mobile, opinion, personal computing, politics, robots, services, space, tomorrow, transportation, wearables, yir2017

Twitter is about to crack down on hate speech in a big way... probably. As it marked on its safety calendar, the social network is now enforcing its recently updated polices on abuse and hate. From today on, Twitter says it will take action against p...

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Categories: alt-right, gear, hate, hatespeech, internet, neo-nazi, socialnetwork, socialnetworking, twitter

Last week, Ofcom published its annual assessment of UK mobile and broadband coverage. It was generally positive: so-called "superfast" internet (classified as 30Mbit/s download speeds or higher) is now available in 91 percent of homes, up from 89 per...

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Categories: business, carrier, gear, mobile, mobilenetwork, network, networkinfrastructurecommission, ofcom, politics, spectrum

If you were eagerly awaiting the day you'd get to control a smartphone game with your eyebrows, the time is now. At least, if you own Apple's thousand-dollar iPhone X. "Rainbrow" (see what they did there) is the brainchild of Washington University co...

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Categories: apple, gaming, gear, iphonex, mobile, mobilegaming, rainbrow, truedepth

After a successful run on Indiegogo earlier this year, PopuBand Music's smart ukulele is now on general sale. Combining app-based smarts with follow-me LED lighting, the company is promising students of the uke that they'll be strumming their first song within 15 minutes. New Atlas has spent the last few weeks getting our four-string groove on... Continue Reading Review: Follow-me LED learning with the Populele smart uke Category: Music Tags: Apps Instrument ...

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Categories: music, paul ridden

French President Emmanuel Macron recently helped open a new Amazon distribution center in the north of France, but now the retail giant is in the government's doghouse. Economic Minister Bruno Le Maire has filed a complaint against Amazon for abusing...

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Categories: amazon, anti-competitive, business, fine, france, gear, internet, unfaircompetition

Another year is drawing to a close, which means it's time to reflect on the 12 months that have gone by – and in this case the best mobile apps and games we've seen released for Android and iOS. From puzzle games to photo editors, these are the apps of 2017 you really should be trying out... Continue Reading The best mobile apps and games of the year Category: Mobile Technology Tags: Apps Best of 2017 Gaming Mobile ...

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Categories: mobile technology, david nield

The next time you whip out BBM, you'll be able to order an Uber from within the app -- which would be handy if anyone still used BBM. Well, it's evidently still a thing, at least in parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, anyway. Elsewhere, Black...

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Categories: bbm, blackberry, gear, indonesia, mobile, transportation, uber

Monday morning arrives, and as we gear up for the pre-holiday weekend (ignoring the five days left to go), we're talking sell-out AirPods (really?), Firefox auto-installs (seriously), and we break down last week's big events in numerical style in the...

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Categories: entertainment, gaming, gear, internet, themorningafter

After permanently slashing the Rift and Touch combo price to $399/£399, Oculus is at it again. With Christmas fast approaching, the VR headset bundle is now the cheapest it's been since Black Friday, at $379/£369. (Heads up that Amazon UK...

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Categories: gaming, gear, oculus, oculusrift, personal computing, personalcomputing, virtualreality, vr, wearables

Once widespread across the deserts of inland Australia, the Crest-tailed Mulgara was largely wiped out by invasive rabbits, cats and foxes. The cutesy carnivorous marsupial hasn't been seen in the state of New South Wales for a century, but environment scientists from a university in Sydney have recently rediscovered the creature in the area, alive and well... Continue Reading Marsupial long thought extinct rediscovered living in the Australian desert Category: Environment Tags: ...

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Categories: environment, michael irving

For the second year running, LinkNYC is giving you a direct line to Father Christmas. Just track down a WiFi kiosk (there's over 1,200 scattered across all five New York boroughs, so it shouldn't be hard), and use the new app on the built-in tablet t...

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Categories: christmas, gear, internet, linknyc, santaclaus, wifi, wifihotspot, xmas

Another year, another fleet of powerful flagship phones. Those looking to start 2018 with an upgrade are spoiled for choice, so New Atlas compares the specs and features of 10 of the year's best phones, as the gap between high-end and mid-range closes... Continue Reading Samsung vs. Apple vs. Google … the year’s best phones compared Category: Mobile Technology Tags: Apple comparison Google Google Pixel HTC HTC...

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Categories: mobile technology, michael irving

SpaceX has been carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) for more than five years, but the company achieved something special with its latest visit, completing the mission using a refurbished Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft together for the first time. .. Continue Reading SpaceX resupplies the ISS with recycled rocket and spacecraft for the first time Category: Space Tags: Dragon Falcon International Space Station ...

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Categories: space, nick lavars

After recently drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic properties, ketamine is now being re-evaluated among medial researchers for its powerful anti-depressant qualities. A new study has now revealed the drug can be effective in rapidly reducing suicidal thoughts in patients... Continue Reading Ketamine found to rapidly reduce suicidal thoughts and depression Category: Medical Tags: Anxiety Depression Neuroscience ...

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Categories: medical, rich haridy

Without the proper insurance, a trip in an ambulance can be an expensive affair. A new study carried out by economists at the University of Kansas (UK) suggests that more people are avoiding these costs by turning to Uber when the situation isn't too dire, and that reducing the reliance on ambulances in this way could have its benefits when its comes to medical care... Continue Reading Uber eats into ambulance usage in the US Category: Urban Transport Tags: Ambulance ...

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Categories: urban transport, nick lavars

Google created a mild amount of confusion when it launched its Home speaker. You could say "hey, Google" to start a command with the living room device, but you still had to use the time-honored "OK, Google" on your Android phone. Needless to say,...

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Categories: ai, android, gear, google, googleassistant, internet, mobile, smartphone, voiceassistant, voicecontrol, voicerecognition

In the world of aerospace engineering the race to build the first new civilian supersonic aircraft is certainly heating up. With several major players currently working on supersonic passenger jets, Aerion and Lockheed Martin are targeting those for whom even first class commercial air travel is substandard. The pair has just announced a partnership to develop the world's first supersonic business jet... Continue Reading Lockheed Martin and Aerion set sights on world's first supersonic...

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Categories: aircraft, rich haridy

The Mars Express orbiter has been circling the Red Planet for close to 14 years delivering a constant barrage of extraordinary images and valuable scientific data. The latest image from the orbiter, just released by the European Space Agency, was taken on the 19th June, 2017. It shows a rare upside-down, wide-angle view of Mars with its icy northern polar cap at the bottom... Continue Reading Mars Express captures rare "upside down" image of the Red Planet Category: Space Tags: ...

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Categories: space, rich haridy

Government-related emails are once again prompting a very public dispute -- albeit under very different circumstances than a year earlier. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has confirmed an Axios report that it obtained thousands of Trump tran...

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Categories: donaldtrump, email, emails, gear, internet, investigation, law, mueller, politics, robertmueller, trump

Lens caps have to be one of the easiest bits of a photographer's kit to lose, so the idea of a universal lens cap to replace any that get misplaced is a good one. But the Kuvrd universal lens cap takes things a step further, protecting any lens in a bunch of ways your standard caps can't by making them waterproof, shockproof, dust-proof and scratch-proof... Continue Reading Kuvrd universal lens cap protects and waterproofs your entire lens collection Category: Digital Cameras Tags: ...

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Categories: digital cameras, loz blain

Following its first public runs back in October, the team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car has shifted its focus to the dry lake bed in South Africa, where it hopes to shatter the world's land speed record in 2020. .. Continue Reading Bloodhound Supersonic Car edges toward 500-mph test runs in South African desert Category: Automotive Tags: Bloodhound SSC Land Speed Records Supersonic World Records Related Articles: ...

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Categories: automotive, nick lavars

Most wheelchairs, even the most advanced ones, have conventional seats. They're basically furniture on wheels. And that creates problems. It can be hard to sit in the chair if you're getting out of bed, while you're stuck in a position that puts m...

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Categories: accessibility, gear, health, medicine, ride-roid, robots, rodem, tmsuk, transportation, video, wheelchair

This month we're diving into the film that served as the basis for The Disaster Artist, Tommy Wiseau's The Room, as well as the Netflix series Mindhunter. Also, Cherlynn Low explains what you've been missing in Chinese imperial drama YouTube series,...

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Categories: art, editorial, entertainment, newirl

Still scrambling to find an audio gift for the holidays? You'll probably need to rule out Apple's AirPods. Both MacRumors and 9to5Mac have discovered that the Siri-enabled earbuds are out of stock at most of Apple's online and retail stores around th...

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Categories: apple, av, gear, mobile

Tesla's Supercharger network was originally designed to enable long-range trips and offer a viable charging option for people who can't usually top up at home or the office. They've quickly become all-purpose stations, however, which can be a pain w...

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Categories: electriccar, electricvehicle, ev, gear, tesla, transportation

Hackers have already attacked critical infrastructure, but now they're launching campaigns that could have dire consequences. FireEye reported that a plant of an unmentioned nature and location (other firms believe it's in the Middle East) was force...

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Categories: criticalinfrastructure, cyberwarfare, energy, fireeye, gear, hack, infrastructure, internet, safety, security, triton

By Brendan Nystedt This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full a...

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Categories: brevillesmartoven, cuisinart, flash drive, flashxpress, gear, home, panasonic, partner, syndicated, thewirecutter, toasteroven, tob-260n1, wirecutter

Oh hey, what a surprise, the guy who joked just last week about how he was a "puppet FCC Chairman" in front of his former Verizon bosses just so happened to spearhead a campaign to roll back Net Neutrality protections -- something Verizon has long lo...

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Categories: aftermath, aol, column, fcc, opinion, tomorrow, uk, verizon, wikileaks

Karen and Ben break out the pencils and go back to the drawing board to redesign their super glue gun. After changing the auto stand in response to feedback from the element14 Community, the team is looking at how best to fit together the extrude...

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Categories: benheck, benheckshow, diy, do it yourself, doityourself, gear, partner, syndicated, thebenheckshow, video

The odds are that you've shown your support for a cause with a button on your shirt or backpack at some point in your life. But there's only so much button real estate you can offer, isn't there? That's where BEAM Authentic thinks it can save the d...

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Categories: beam, beamauthentic, button, gear, wearables

Krill may be small, but scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) say that these tiny crustaceans play an important role in the transportation of carbon within the oceans. Not only are they a key element of the ocean's food pyramid, but they also move through the depths in such a way that they could have a major impact on the world's climate. According to a recent study, the way in which krill move between different depths can accelerate how atmospheric carbon moves into the deep...

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Categories: environment, david szondy

Drones can be of great use to farmers, for doing aerial inspections of their crops. The fact is, though, flying the things back and forth over the fields can be both tricky and time-consuming. That's why Boston-based American Robotics created the Scout. It does everything autonomously, so users can reportedly just set it and forget it for an entire season... Continue Reading Autonomous drone lives in a shed, down on the farm Category: Drones Tags: Agriculture ...

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Categories: drones, ben coxworth

The SETI initiative Breakthrough Listen has announced that preliminary observations of the first known interstellar asteroid show no sign that the 400 m (1,300 ft)-long object is anything other than natural. No directed or broadcast radio transmissions have been detected from `Oumuamua (A/2017 U1), but observations and analysis continue... Continue Reading It looks like `Oumuamua is just a big rock after all Category: Space Tags: Asteroid SETI Related...

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Categories: space, david szondy

Ever desperately need to sit, but couldn't find a proper seat anywhere? Maybe every seat in the room was occupied or you were outside and there wasn't a seat, stump or large rock – nothing. Whatever the situation, you were left standing there sore-legged and achy-backed. Never again, with the new Sitpack Zen. This ultra-portable, carbon-and-aluminum stool carries in a backpack or on your shoulder and ensures you always have a place to take the load right off... Continue Reading Sitpack...

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Categories: good thinking, c.c. weiss

Imagine if your car's windshield glass could turn from being clear to reflective, when the car was parked in the hot sun. Or perhaps if there were rooftop panels that reflected unwanted solar heat in the summer, but turned clear to let it in, in the winter. Well, such things may soon be possible, thanks to a new liquid-activated "smart glass" being developed at the University of Delaware... Continue Reading Reflective glass goes clear – just add methyl salicylate Category: Science Tags: ...

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Categories: science, ben coxworth

Sorry, but your smartphone's camera isn't perfect. Its image sensor contains microscopic manufacturing flaws, which show up in its photos as tiny imperfections known as photo-response non-uniformity (PRNU). Because each phone has its own unique PRNU pattern, scientists from the University at Buffalo have proposed that it could be used as a form of personal identification... Continue Reading Using smartphone photos as fingerprints could help fight identity theft Category: Good Thinking Tags:...

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Categories: good thinking, ben coxworth

Looking for the ideal Christmas gift? Look further. Even if your digital pockets are bursting with Bitcoin, the following collection of outrageous items are likely beyond your reach. It's time for our annual recap of the most extravagant, over-the-top and, in some cases, downright nonsensical examples of luxurious excess that have crossed our desks throughout the year. Here's what you can't have for Christmas in 2018... Continue Reading Here's what you're not getting for Christmas in...

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Categories: good thinking, new atlas team

Even though SD media cards are getting more capacious and faster all the time, those increases are matched by the hungry demands of pixel-packed photos and videos. Many photographers carry spare cards to shoots, which can be misplaced or lost. The Memistore is a nifty two slot temporary shelter for spare cards that can be attached to a camera or tripod... Continue Reading Camera attachment provides safe haven for spare memory cards Category: Digital Cameras Tags: Kickstarter ...

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Categories: digital cameras, paul ridden

French tiny house firm Baluchon has made a name for itself designing very small and lightweight homes, like the Escapade and Odyssée. Its latest model, the Ondine, is similar in style to those and serves as both a full-time home and workplace to a masseur in the Alps. .. Continue Reading French tiny house offers rest and relaxation in the Alps Category: Tiny Houses Tags: Home House Micro-House Tiny Footprint Related Articles: ...

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Categories: tiny houses, adam williams

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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Categories: gadgets, geek-cetera, news, videos, levitating, mac tonight, magnets, vaporwave

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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Categories: apps and software, culture, gadgets, news, tech, apps, chromecast, comparison, google, media players, netflix, roku, roku stick, streaming, streaming media

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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Categories: android, consumer, gadgets, mobile, news, tech, device, gadget, galaxy note 8, handset, launch, phablet, samsung, samsung unpacked, smartphone, unveiling

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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Categories: gadgets, news, tech, revolution, vape, vapetech, vie

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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Categories: gadgets, geek-cetera, tech, fidget spinners, game boy, shuriken, thinkgeek

Society could collapse at any time. Meteors, zombies, global warming, dystopian cyberpunk corporate statehood, old-fashioned fascist dictatorship, it could be anything. You need to be ready. But loading up on guns and ammo […] The post The Geek Prepper’s Guide: Data Smuggling Game Boy Cartridges appeared first on Geek.com.

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Categories: digital life, essentials, gadgets, games, geek culture, how to, tech, clandestine, game boy, prepper, retro, security, spy

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The Davinci IQ is another high-end vape, but this one is… ridiculous. Excessive, perhaps? It looks like the exact thing you’d get if you put a ton of Silicon Valley folks in a […] The post The Davinci IQ is an Overbuilt Wonder appeared first on Geek.com.

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Firefly 2 is a vape defined by its simplicity. There are two buttons — and you hold both to turn it on and set it to work. That’s it. You have a battery, […] The post The Firefly 2 is a God Among Vapes appeared first on Geek.com.

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Graphics card manufacturer, Nvidia, has been trying to break out of just being the folks that make your beefy graphics cards for a while. And that’s been met with mixed success. One of […] The post The Nvidia Shield is Finally Awesome And Totally Worth It appeared first on Geek.com.

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