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US Army reveals 'third arm' exoskeleton that could help soldiers hit the perfect shot every time

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 15:17
The US Army has released footage of a 'third arm' exoskeleton prototype. The device weighs less than four pounds and takes weight off of soldiers' arms.
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Elon Musk and Malala send Twitter into frenzy after joke article claims she was killed by a Tesla

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 14:35
It all started when satirical outlet The Onion posted a story saying: 'More bad press for Elon: The car Elon Musk launched into orbit has fallen back down to earth and crushed Malala Yousafzai'.
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Google Won't Renew Controversial Pentagon AI Project

Wired - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 14:29
A Google executive told employees that the company won't renew its contract with Project Maven, bowing to concerns of more than 4,000 employees who've protested the deal.
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Massive Visa Outage Shows the Fragility of Global Payments

Wired - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 13:47
Customers across Europe couldn't make payments with Visa Friday, underscoring some of the risks in complex, centralized networks.
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New images claim to show 6.1-inch iPhone XL and purported SE 2 handset with smaller notch

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 13:17
New renders purport to show what could be Apple's cheaper iPhone with a 6.1-inch display. Meanwhile, a set of leaked images show what could be screen protectors for the rumrored iPhone SE 2.
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Google pulls out of controversial military AI project

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 13:03
Google Cloud boss Diane Greene informed employees of the decision during an internal meeting on Friday morning, Gizmodo reported, citing sources close to the situation.
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The Wild Physics of a Firefighter's Window Catch

Wired - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 13:01
This catch looks close to being impossible—but it's real.
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Google, Amazon and Facebook nearing monopoly with Apple not far behind, with calls for FTC action

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:02
The Silicon Valley start-ups that began as a flash of an idea inside the minds of Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page and Sergey Brin have grown into something none of the men could have ever imagined
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NASA's Dawn probe send back stunning new image of surface of Ceres

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:45
The picture, one of the first images returned by Dawn in more than a year, shows a rough landscape with a relatively smooth surface.
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Ailing $350m US weather satellite sends back stunning 'blue marble' video

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:33
The NOAA has released the GOES-17 satellite's first images.They show the Western Hemisphere in detail from 22,000 miles up, with cloud moving across the planet.
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The ultimate hands-free umbrella: $275 drone can hover above you during storms

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:28
The Free Parasol uses a camera and artificial intelligence to track and follow a user as they walk down the street. The umbrella prototype weighs 11 pounds and has a flight time of 20 minutes.
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Hurricane Season 2018 Has a Lot to Learn From Last Year

Wired - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:18
The storms of 2017 were the costliest and deadliest ever. And they taught the world some important lessons about science, readiness, and risk.
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The Great War in colour: Incredible photographs of World War I

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:16
The stunning pictures show French soldiers reading newspapers, pausing for lunch in ruined cities such as Reims and clearing the rubble after devastating German artillery raids.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Trying to Get Pregnant? There's a Gadget for That

Wired - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:54
This week, Arielle Pardes charts Silicon Valley's growing fascination with technology for enabling women to track their fertility.
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Facebook Is Killing Trending Topics

Wired - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:34
The social network announced it was getting rid of the feature, which was the source of numerous scandals.
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China unveils plans to put a new space station into orbit by 2020

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:20
According to Shi Zhongjun, China's Ambassador to UN, construction is already underway and the craft (artist's impression) will be open for scientists around the world to use from 2022.
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Seduce Me! The Untainted Sweet Sounds of Accent-Riddled Podcasts

Wired - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:12
Podcasts like S-Town and Death in Ice Valley feature a media rarity: characters with unaffected regional twangs
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With 'Pose,' Prestige TV Becomes Resistance TV

Wired - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:02
Ryan Murphy’s latest show may be scripted, but it gives ballroom culture—and audiences—the realness that we want.
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Tim Peake reveals some mind-mending puzzles he had to take during his training for the ISS 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:51
Chichester-born astronaut Tim Peake has published some of the puzzles he had to complete to go into space. The puzzles are designed to test your logic, visual memory, perception and concentration.
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Walmart declares war on Amazon with new shop-by-text service

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:45
Walmart is taking on Amazon with a new shop-by-text service. The $50-a-month program lets harried shoppers use text messages to order items that are delivered to their doorstep.
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