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Does It Matter If China Beats the US to Build a 5G Network?

Wired - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:00
The rivalry to build the next-generation wireless network is partly a matter of national ego, but faster speeds and greater data capacity will give businesses real advantages.
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An Encryption Upgrade Could Upend Online Payments

Wired - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:00
While ditching TLS 1.0 encryption will benefit the payments ecosystem, it'll be rough going for those with older devices.
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Crispr Fans Fight for Egalitarian Access to Gene Editing

Wired - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:00
The applications of gene editing tech will be shaped by the values of the societies that wield it.
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Solar Panels Power New Schools—and New Ways of Learning

Wired - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 03:00
Nationwide, K-12 schools are leading an oh-so-green zero-energy building boom.
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Would YOU try broccoli coffee?

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:57
With broccoli being packed full of antioxidants and not enough Australians consuming their leafy greens, experts believe that adding a specially formulated broccoli powder to coffee will help.
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Instagram could soon let you post videos that are up to an hour long

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:43
The Facebook-owned company is considering a global extended 'vertical video' feature. The app's current video time limit is 60 seconds in Instagram feeds and 15 seconds in Stories.
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Maker of fearsome animal robots is edging into the light

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 01:36
Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, has given a rare interview on his plans to commercialise the firm's terrifying robots.
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MyHeritage hacked - exposing 92 million users' disguised passwords and email addresses

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 20:30
Popular genealogy site MyHeritage announced Monday that a 2017 breach compromised the emails and disguised passwords of 92 million users, but claims its DNA databases are safe.
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Elon Musk Calms Down, and More From Tesla's Shareholder Meeting

Wired - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:53
At the automaker’s annual shareholder meeting, the CEO struck a conciliatory note while providing updates on Model 3 production, Autopilot, Tesla's Supercharger network, veganism, and more.
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Sea reptile that swam the oceans 245 million years ago had tuberculosis

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:47
The skeleton of the extinct reptile was dug up at the Gogolin quarry fossil site in Poland by researchers from the Park of Science and Human Evolution in Krasiejow.
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UK's latest nuclear fusion reactor hits key 15 million°C milestone

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:46
The Tokomak reactor hit 15 million degrees Celcius (59m°F) during a test at a facility in Oxfordshire as part of preparations to hook it up to the UK's energy grid by 2030.
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US Army developing a coffee app to tell you the best time to drink a cup

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:15
A US Army research center has developed an algorithm that can figure out an ideal dosage of caffeine to maximize alertness when tired from lack of sleep.
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iOS 12 will let users store TWO faces to unlock their device and the iPad could also get Face ID

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:11
Apple's Face ID could soon be able to recognize two different people. A look at Apple's new mobile software, iOS 12, reveals that it has the option for iPhone X users to set up another Face ID user.
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Facebook launches 'live karaoke' lip sync app to take on 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:06
Facebook has launched a new feature called 'Lip Sync Live'. Similar to how Facebook Live already works, the new feature allows a user to broadcast a live video to their friends list.
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Animals take turns when communicating and wait their turn, just like most (polite) humans do 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:01
Humans take turns when talking and an international team of researchers, led by the universities of Sheffield and York, have found that many different species also have this 'turn-taking' ability.
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Amazon’s secret health lab revealed: ‘Grand Challenge’ working on cancer research, medical records

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:27
A secretive unit of the internet giant is believed to be focusing on a variety of health issues, including cancer research and medical records, as well as other areas like logistics, CNBC reported.
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WWDC 2018: Apple's New AR Features Are Proof That Wearables Are Coming

Wired - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:17
No one onstage at WWDC yesterday used the phrase "smart glasses." They didn't have to.
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Google employees to demand executive compensation is tied to diversity goals

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:01
A group of Google employees are calling for the firm to link executive pay with its ability to meet diversity goals. They will present the proposal at Alphabet's annual shareholder meeting.
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Would you wear HOVERSHOES? Bizarre footwear has a hoverboard for each foot 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:38
A Chinese company developed $499 shoes with a hoverboard on each foot. InMotion Hovershoes X1 are essentially two self-balancing hoverboards.
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Amazon kills off the CloudPet: Firm dumps smart toys over security concerns

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:28
Amazon pulled the smart toy CloudPets from its online stores after complaints. Mozilla contacted the company yesterday with evidence of new security flaws.
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