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SpaceX launches NASA's $337 million planet-hunting TESS spacecraft

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:05
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) blasted toward space atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 6:51 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
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Outrage after offensive adverts are spotted in video games played by CHILDREN

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:03
Parents are outraged after their children were forced to view offensive ads as they played what they thought were harmless puzzle apps. The ads appeared in games Crazy Cake Swap and 2048.
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Why Can't We Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

Wired - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:26
The only upside to Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout is that engineers and aid groups could rethink it from the ground up. They may have to.
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Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

Wired - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:43
Critics say Facebook is using design tricks to win users' permission to collect personal data under new European rules.
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Bug causes Amber Alert page and gov pages to redirect to PORN sites

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:13
The DOJ's Amber Alert webpage, the Department of Commerce's Weather.gov and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration webpages have been hit by the bug.
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San Francisco Bay Area fault is a 'tectonic time bomb', experts warn

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:51
An unsettling new study led by the US Geological Survey has examined the devastation that would ensue if a magnitude 7.0 earthquake were to occur along the Hayward fault in San Francisco Bay Area.
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The OURSA Security Conference Calls Out Lack of Inclusion

Wired - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:21
The OURSA security conference offered a place for diverse voices in security, a counterpoint to the corporate hegemony of RSA.
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The Return of 'MAD Magazine' and Its All-New Gang of Idiots

Wired - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:08
The new incarnation of the satire magazine will never be able to compete with the pace of the internet, but that's not the point.
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Let's Use Star Wars to Explain the Concept of Angular Size

Wired - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:34
Could you actually see invading Star Destroyers from the surface of a planet?
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Scientists create a robot that can put together an Ikea chair

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:11
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore can build an Ikea chair in under nine minutes. People, according to Ikea, take around 15 minutes to build the same item.
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Smartphone and Internet Addiction: The Definitive WIRED Guide

Wired - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:00
Everything you ever wanted to know about screen time, likes, and pull-to-refresh.
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Data firm scraped info from Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:58
Personal information scraped from the social media profiles of up to 48 million people was left unsecured on a publicly available web storage platform, security firm UpGuard has warned.
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'Deepfakes' video of Barack Obama shows him insulting Donald Trump

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:36
Comedian Jordan Peele used a sophisticated machine learning algorithm, called 'deepfakes' to create a digitally-altered video of former president Barack Obama.
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Skin implant creates an artificial 'mole' if people are at a high risk of breast or prostate cancer

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:00
Researchers from ETH Zurich in Basel created an implant that is triggered by high calcium to produce melanin, the pigment which causes a skin tan, moles and freckles. Calcium is sign of cancer.
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A Robot Does the Impossible: Assembling an Ikea Chair Without Having a Meltdown

Wired - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:00
Researchers use off-the-shelf robot parts to piece together one of those Stefan Ikea chairs.
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Spotify rolls out an updated site to select free users 

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:34
Stockholm-based Spotify is updating the free version of its service to make it more like the premium subscription with greater access to more songs and playlists.
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Planet-hunting TESS spacecraft will map 85 per cent of the sky

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:06
The planet-hunting spacecraft is due to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 11.51pm BST (6.51pm ET) and is set to travel to nearby stars in our galaxy.
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'Malfunctioning' robot terrifies drinkers in a London pub

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:50
The hyper-realistic automaton, modeled to be an exact replica of London-based actor Tedroy Newell, sat down for a refreshing lager at The Prince Alfred pub in Maida Vale, in the west of the capital.
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AI can now guess what tune you're singing in your head

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:37
Scientists in California have created a mind-reading machine that reveals the song being thought about simply by studying the brain's electrical activity.
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Investigators fear 'catastrophic event' from metal fatigue in jet engines

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:36
The New York to Dallas plane was forced into an emergency landing at Philadelphia after shrapnel from the engine smashed a window and almost sucked Jennifer Riordan out of the plane.
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