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Google Podcasts Hands On: It's About Time

Wired - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:09
After years of mostly ignoring the podcast world, Google now makes a dedicated Android app for listening. And it's pretty good!
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The 1,000-year-old amulet with an Arabic blessing to protect its owner 'from the evil eye'

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:49
'Kareem trusts in Allah,' and 'Lord of the Worlds is Allah,' the inscription on the amulet found in the City of David says.
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Always have your eyes closed in photos? Facebook reveals AI that can tweak your snaps

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:53
A team of Facebook engineers utilized a novel technology called 'in-painting', where a program fills in a space with what it thinks should be there. The results are strikingly realistic.
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London exhibit to celebrate Assyrian ruler Ashurbanipal

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:53
The exhibit in London looks at the life and legacy of King Ashurbanipal - the last great ruler of the Assyrian Empire - during his reign in seventh century BC Iraq.
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IBM's 'unsettling' Debater supercomputer is pitted against a human in debate between man and machine

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:22
Neither the machine or nor the professional human debaters were given prior knowledge of the subject of the on-stage debate, which took place in San Francisco on Monday.
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Fascinating footage reveals what a Tesla in Autopilot mode ‘sees’ in real time

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:16
YouTube user greentheonly created the clips by overlaying key data used by California-based firm Tesla's Autopilot feature onto dashcam footage.
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Happn is adding a 'creepy' map that reveals your recent movements

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:13
Starting next month, if you remember crossing paths with someone that took your fancy, you will be able to retrace your steps to try and find them again. The feature is expected to be released globally.
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Men think that a nice meal tastes BETTER in a restaurant when the waitress is attractive

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:13
Scientists at University of British Columbia in Canada say physically attractive women can change mens' expectations about what they are about to experience, changing their perception of food.
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Google Home and Chromecast bug shows cyber criminals EXACTLY where you live

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:10
California-based web giant Google said it plans to fix the issue, which leaks your location with an accuracy of up to a few feet, in an update next month.
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1,500-year-old dismembered remains of three men are found at a Roman site in Cambridgeshire

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:40
Researchers led by Kasia Gdaniec, the senior archaeologist with Cambridge county council, are excavating the site near Highways England's A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon.
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Another reason not to update to iOS 11.4! Users complain the software crashes their iPhone cameras

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:36
Users worldwide have reported a slew of different glitches that cause havoc with camera functionality within the operating system. Apple has not revealed exactly what is causing the problems,
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Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:23
Amazon has launched a version of its voice assistant Alexa for hotels. Marriott tested Apple Siri and Alexa to select what was best suited for its hotels.
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The secret to happiness is living in a big city, scientists claim

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:12
According to Toronto-based scholar Dr Jeanette Bicknell from York University, people's feelings about their use of time contributes to wellbeing as much as their wealth.
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World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62 in Perth Zoo

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:49
Puan - Indonesian for 'lady' - died at the zoo she called home for 50 years. Described as 'dignified' and the 'grand old lady' of Perth Zoo, she was euthanised due to age-related complications.
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Tesla boss Elon Musk says cash handouts 'will be necessary' as AI takes over human jobs

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:34
Elon Musk, who is CEO of Palo Alto-based company Tesla, made the comment in response to a question from a Twitter user about whether he supported universal basic income.
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Iran’s Telegram Ban Has Impacted All Corners of the Country

Wired - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:00
In Iran, secure messaging app Telegram effectively is the internet. The government has blocked it since April.
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Washington firm claims its 'beam-target' reactor could make fusion power a reality within decades 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 05:58
Olympia, Washington, firm Agni Energy has designed a nuclear fusion reactor that borrows elements from existing designs and could lead it to be the first to crack the Holy Grail of energy production.
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Eat popcorn with chopsticks: Scientists reveal how to stop getting bored of life's simple pleasures

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 05:45
Researchers in the US found in a series of studies that people enjoy their favourite foods and drinks for longer if they mix up the ways they consume them, which can make them seem new for longer.
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Analysis: Zillow Shows Rising Seas Threaten Over 300,000 Homes

Wired - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 05:00
Climate change study predicts ‘staggering impact’ of swelling oceans on coastal communities within next 30 years.
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ShareWaste's Compost-Finding App Makes an Internet Community Grow

Wired - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 05:00
ShareWaste uses digital mapping to connect individuals with leftover food scraps to nearby neighbors who have a composting system.
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