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13 Best Deals This Weekend: AirPods, Roomba, LG TVs, and More

Wired - 6 hours 52 min ago
Need new gear? There are a lot of great sales going on, from discounts on the OnePlus 7T to Lenovo laptops.
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Bell's New Design Could Make Helicopters Quieter—and Safer

Wired - 6 hours 52 min ago
The new aircraft, which ditches the noisy tail rotor for four fans, may also be a step toward electric-powered flight.
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Russia Doesn't Want Bernie Sanders. It Wants Chaos

Wired - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:41
The point of Kremlin interference has always been to find democracy’s loose seams, and pull.
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MIT scientists create doomsday AI that will take over if it detects an asteroid heading toward Earth

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:15
A team of scientists at MIT have developed a computer program that will help humans decide how to best deal with the end of the world, so long as that comes in form of an asteroid collision. 
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Sony and Facebook Drop Out of GDC and PAX East Due to Covid-19 Fears

Wired - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 15:46
Both companies cite the health of their employees as the main concern.
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App that lets you pay celebrities to do custom shout-outs found exposing passwords, email addresses

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 15:19
Motherboard, which cited the findings of an anonymous security researcher, reports Cameo's app, which lets users pay for short shout-out videos from celebrities, contained credentials.
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Here's Another Chance to Weigh In on the FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

Wired - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:35
An appeals court ordered the FCC to seek comments on whether its new regime hurts public safety or low-income consumers. 
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NASA will try and use InSight Lander's robotic arm to 'push' a troubled probe back into position

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:54
NASA will try to use a robotic arm attached to its InSight Lander to push down on a probe meant to drill into Martian soil which has struggled to achieve its mission throughout the past year.
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US Department of Defense HACKED, exposing private information of 200,000 people

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:53
This month, the US Department of Defense sent out letters to people whose personal information had been exposed by a 'data breach' at the Defense Information Systems Agency.
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Scientists discover a new planet that has BREATHABLE AIR half a billion light years away 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:52
For the first time ever, astronomers have identified molecular oxygen in a galaxy outside the Milky Way, Markarian 231, which contains 100 times as much oxygen as our own galaxy.
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Wait, Is That Backpack … Floating?

Wired - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:27
A new pack from HoverGlide looks like magic. But there's a perfectly good physics explanation.
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More than a QUARTER of the world's oceans need protecting urgently

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:05
In order to preserve marine biodiversity at least 26 per cent of all oceans should be given conservation protection, a study by the University of Queensland found.
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Satellite images reveal that 20 per cent of snow cover on an Antarctic island MELTED in just 10 days

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:55
The shots of the ice cap on Antarctica's Eagle Island - captured by the 'Operational Land Imager' on the Landsat 8 satellite on February 4 and 13, 2020 - show melt ponds appearing.
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Earthquakes make it hard for the sperm whale to find food for a year

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 09:36
New Zealand scientists studying sperm whales off the coast of Kaikōura, which was badly affected by the 2016 quake, discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year.
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Facebook will pay for users' voice recordings after it was caught listening to Messenger chats

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 09:18
Participants are payed a small sum of $5, to use the company's market research app Viewpoints to record various words and phrases that the company will use to train its speech recognition AI.
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How Trump Hollowed Out US National Security

Wired - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:58
Acting director of national intelligence Richard Grenell is just the latest in a cascade of temporary or vacant personnel in critical government positions. 
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Incredible 210ft-long prototype yacht will be dragged along by a KITE 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:37
Turkish firm Red Yacht Design has unveiled concept images of its kite-driven luxury super yacht, which features an on-board pool, helipad, bar and accommodation for up to 10 people.
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Earth's first primitive form was created in just five million years - much faster than thought

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:56
A team of Danish researchers eschew traditional theories that the proto-Earth formed through random collisions of larger and larger planetary bodies over tens of millions of years.
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Photos may show burial place of Romulus, founder of Rome

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:52
Burial place of Romulus revealed: Pictures show the site in the Roman Forum where archaeologists believe the city's legendary founder was entombed.
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Antarctica's Thwaites glacier at risk of collapse and may lead to sea levels rising by two feet

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:36
A team of scientists from Oregon State University made the most of ice free waters in West Antarctica to look under the glacier - which is about the size of Great Britain.
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