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Apple BANS YouTube star PewDiePie's 'Poopdie' game from its App Store

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 06:15
Poopdie, the imaginative name given by the 30-year-old Swedish native, is a game that was deemed 'too stinky for Apple'.
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Utility Executives Kept Flint's Tainted Water a Secret

Wired - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 06:00
Email exchanges show senior employees and Flint officials knew the tap water was poisoned with lead months before the city alerted residents.
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A Sobering Message About the Future at AI's Biggest Party

Wired - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 06:00
Leaders in artificial intelligence warn that progress is slowing, big challenges remain, and simply throwing more computers at a problem isn't sustainable.
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China launches its £120million autonomous, trackless train

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 05:11
The virtual tracks runs for 11 miles (17.7 km) through the middle of the city Yibin and cost an estimated 1.128 billion yuan (£120million).
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The Slow Rollout of Super-Fast 5G

Wired - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 05:00
AT&T launches its new next-generation wireless network, but breadth of 5G coverage in the US still lags South Korea and China.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: An Interview With Biologist Laura Boykin

Wired - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 05:00
The computational biologist collects cassava DNA with a pocket-sized device in order to fight the pathogens threatening the vital staple crop.
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The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

Wired - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:00
A new generation of reactors will start producing power in the next few years. They're comparatively tiny—and may be key to hitting our climate goals. 
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The Future of Sex Work Slams Up Against Big Tech

Wired - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:00
As influencers peddle more sexually explicit content, Big Tech's biggest platforms—Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter—are increasing restrictions.
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Seattle Joins the Rush to Slow Down Traffic on City Streets

Wired - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:00
The city plans to lower the speed limit on major roads to 25 mph in hopes of boosting safety, following similar moves in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. 
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How Facebook's Political Ad System Is Designed to Polarize

Wired - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:00
Want to reach voters across the aisle online? That’ll cost extra, a new study finds.
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Google Assistant Can Now Translate Languages on Your Phone

Wired - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:00
Interpreter Mode comes to iOS and Android, making it easier to converse somewhat seamlessly across language barriers
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9 Best Air Purifiers (2019): HEPA, PECO, and More

Wired - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 04:00
We tested many HEPA and standard air purifiers to find the right one for your bedroom or home.
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AI expert warns against 'racist and misogynist algorithms'

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 02:41
University of Sheffield computer expert Noel Sharkey told the Guardian that algorithms are 'infected with biases' and cannot be trusted.
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Scientists find 71 new species of plant and animal to add to the tree of life in 2019

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 01:48
A total of 71 species have been added to the ever-expanding list of plant and animal species on Earth in 2019 by researchers at California Academy of Sciences.
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Scientists discover whale which is 25 years OLDER than America

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 21:12
Scientists in Australia have discovered that many mammals may live far longer than expected, meaning the bowhead whale has an average 268-year life expectancy.
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RSPB is latest major group to support Mail drive for a greener Britain 

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 19:07
Organised with the Tree Council, the scheme is aimed at getting readers to plant - or pledge to plant - thousands more trees to make a greener Britain and help fight air pollution and climate change.
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Trouble for Chinese AI Unicorns, Physics of a Kung Fu Master's Jump, and More News.

Wired - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:43
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Timelapse shows how Earth would look if the oceans drained

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:20
Nearly 70% of the Earth is covered with oceans, but an animation reveals what our planet would look like if they all disappeared -with most land becoming visible at a decrease in sea level of 459 feet.
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Precise measurement of the Milky Way Galaxy estimates that it has the same mass as 890 BILLION suns

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:11
Researchers from national laboratories, including the Imperial College of London, say the Milky Way Galaxy clocks in at a mass that is 890 billion times larger than our solar system's sun.
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Lyft unveils new car rental service for residents in San Francisco and Los Angeles

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:08
Today, Lyft announced a new car rental service for select users in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The service will include unlimited miles and free pickup and drop-off at the rental location.
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