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Google found promoting YouTube videos over competitors like Facebook who host the same content

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 22:09
Wall Street Journal reports that an investigation that used autonomous bots to search for content found YouTube systemically promotes its own videos over those hosted by competitors like Facebook.
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Kobo Nia Review: A Decent Kindle Alternative

Wired - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 21:01
It's worth the extra $10 for this ebook reader to escape Amazon's stranglehold on our lives.
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Men with higher testosterone levels are MORE generous in the presence of others

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 16:01
Researchers at the Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Affective and Social Cognitive Science in China studied 140 young men aged between 18 and 25.
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Hand axe made from a hippopotamus femur was used by early ancestors 1.4 MILLION years ago 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 15:06
Ancient stone tools have been previously unearthed in Africa, but the latest discovery of a hand axe was formed from a hippopotamus femur 1.4 million years ago -making it the oldest of its kind.
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Global emissions of greenhouse gas methane soar to record high levels

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 15:00
Stanford University researchers and the Global Carbon Project assessed emissions from 2010 up until 2017, the last year complete data was available.
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Researchers discover cat remains in Poland that could date back to 4,200BC

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 14:57
Researchers in Poland have discovered the remains of a cat dating between 4,200 and 2,300 BCE, an 'unexpected' discovery suggesting cats spread through Europe earlier than thought.
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WhatsApp experiences global outage with thousands affected

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 14:44
WhatsApp is down for users across the world, leaving them who are unable to connect to the platform, along with  sending or receiving messages and logging in.
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Massachusetts Launches Uber and Lyft's Latest Legal Headache

Wired - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 14:40
The state sued the ride-hail companies for misclassifying drivers as contractors, following a similar move by California officials.
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'Stretch' helper robot has arm to assist with household tasks

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 13:15
Stretch uses a robotic arm and gripper attached to a wheeled base and can be programmed for a number of household tasks like removing laundry from a dryer or operating a handheld vacuum.
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Mass grave of 18 WWII Nazi paratroopers found in Poland

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 13:02
A mass grave containing the remains of 18 Nazi paratroopers, along with tools and weapons has been found in Poland. The soldiers died at the hands of Stalin's Red Army in 1945.
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What the UK's Huawei decision on 5G means for mobile services

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:16
Here's a look at the key issues that result from today's decision to ban Huawei 5G equipment, concerning the key players, customers and telecoms providers.
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Save money on the Amazon Echo Spot, now with 33% off

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 11:31
The Amazon Echo Spot is now on offer for 33 per cent off on Amazon- that's a saving of £40. Bringing you everything you love about Alexa, in a stylish and compact design, it's a steal for only £79.99.
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Indigenous Australian site was in use 22,000 years earlier than previously thought

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 11:14
The dated shell middens - remnants of 'meals eaten long ago' - capture a record of Aboriginal occupation that goes back 29,000 years in South Australian floodplains.
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Microsoft Warns of a 17-Year-Old ‘Wormable’ Bug

Wired - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:51
The SigRed vulnerability exists in Windows DNS, used by practically every small and medium-sized organization in the world.
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NASA's new Venus rover has FEELERS to keep it out of deep holes

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:46
NASA has unveiled a new rover design that could be used to help explore the surface of Venus, called the Venus Feeler, it has extended tri-wheel sensors designed to detect holes or rocks.
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MGM hotels hack may have exposed 142m guests' personal data

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:21
The new figure comes from an ad placed on a dark web which is offering the stolen data for $2,900. It says that the trove of stolen information contains 142,479,937 MGM hotel guests.
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The Big One: Chances of major California earthquake TRIPLE

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:16
Scientists warn the risk of the 'Big One' hitting California's San Andreas fault have tripled after more than 3,000 earthquakes were recorded in the southern region last year.
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Tiny microplastic particles can be absorbed through plant roots

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 09:00
A team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences studied the prevalence of plastic residue, left over from things like water bottles and manufacturing, in food sources.
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UK farmers' plan to return area the size of Dorset to nature

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 08:52
Wild East aims to dedicate some 250,000 hectares of East Anglia - Britain's most intensely farmed region - to wildlife over the next five decades.
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Scientists generate first complete DNA sequence of a human X chromosome

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 08:15
A team from the University of California and the National Human Genome Research Institute produced the first end-to-end DNA sequence as part of a new study.
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