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The Display of the Future Might Be in Your Contact Lens

Wired - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 05:00
Mojo Vision's prototypes can enhance your vision or show you your schedule—right from the surface of your eyes.
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Navy stealth destroyer could be equipped with Prompt Strike missile system

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 04:18
The Conventional Prompt Strike system, which has not been field tested, has been engineered to hit anywhere within an hour and could be loaded on the USS Zumwalt.
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What Atlanta Can Teach Tech About Cultivating Black Talent

Wired - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 04:00
The city is rich in opportunity for African Americans, who are largely underrepresented in the industry. It's also poised to become a hotbed for AI innovation.
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This Apple-FBI Fight Is Different From the Last One

Wired - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 04:00
In 2016, the iPhone encryption debate ended in a draw. Don't count on 2020's scuffle over the Pensacola shooter's devices to play out the same way.
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New wind turbines could be harming thousands of endangered bird populations, says RSPB 

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 03:17
The RSPB has warned that new wind turbines being built off the coast of the UK could be 'the final nail in the coffin' for four of the country's most threatened seabird spices.
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Inside the Feds’ Battle Against Huawei

Wired - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 03:00
How Washington went to war against the Chinese smartphone giant, and how the runaway conflict could spell the end of a single, global internet. 
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Bizarre £1,300 DIY kit turns a regular bike into a manual jet ski

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 02:45
Italian company SBK Engineering manufacturers the kit which allows cyclists to fit a propeller and two bright yellow pontoons to their bicycle to allow it to travel on water.
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Cows CHAT to each other about food and the weather and can even express emotions, study finds

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 02:27
The study, by a team from the University of Sydney, discovered that dairy cows respond to positive and negative emotional situations and have their own individual moo.
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A $100 Million Investment Pulls an EV Startup Out of Stealth Mode

Wired - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 22:00
Hyundai and Kia are backing Arrival, a startup British maker of electric delivery vans, a good use case for EVs.
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New paper says the closure of 138 coal-burning plants in the US saved 26,610 lives in America

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 18:23
138 coal-burning plants in the United States were either shut down or replaced with natural gas plants between 2005 and 2016, which saved 26,610 Americans from pollution-related deaths.
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Security firm uncovers 17 new adware apps on Google Play store that secretly use energy to run ads

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 17:39
Cybersecurity firm Bitdefender has discovered a group of 17 apps on the Google Play store that will randomly run ads on a user's phone, even when the apps are closed.
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Nearly 40% of US doctors are burnt-out and half would be willing to take a pay cut for better hours

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:20
A new survey has found that nearly 50% of Generation X physicians are burnt-out from administrative tasks ad long hours compared to 38% of millennials and 39% of baby boomers.
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Spotify launches 'pet playlists' that assembles songs that you and your furry friend will both enjoy

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:06
A new playlist generator, aptly dubbed 'Pet Playlist' is now live and lets Spotify users select the type of animal they own and curate a selection of songs based on their furry friend's personality type.
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Moths, beetles and silverfish are threatening to wreak havoc in historic National Trust properties

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:04
The charity has released, for the first time, which pests are most troublesome to its restoration efforts.
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A Feral Cat Infestation, Swarms of Snake Emoji, and More News

Wired - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 15:13
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Instagram's crackdown on photoshopped or 'fake' images is preventing users from seeing digital art 

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 15:13
An algorithm introduced by Instagram in December which is designed to mitigate the spread of fake images, has been flagging some benign content created and/or altered by digital artists.
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Skiing photographer captures stunning 'ice halo' around the sun over the Swiss Alps

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 15:12
Using just an iPhone 11, Michael Schneider snapped a stunning image the moment the moment ice crystals froze midair, creating a perfect 'halo' around the sun while skiing in the Swiss Alps.
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Cats WILL eat a dead human, experts find after observing two felines munch on remains

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 15:06
While studying how human bodies decompose, experts saw two cats eat corpses left outside Colorado Mesa University's Forensic Investigation Research Station.
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Jack Dorsey Says You Really Won't Get an Edit Tweet Button

Wired - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 14:53
“When you send a text, you can’t really take it back,” the Twitter CEO says. "We wanted to preserve that vibe and that feeling in the early days.”
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A new company is selling a desk for people who want to work while lying flat on their backs

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:37
A San Francisco company wants to convince office workers to lie down on the job with an enormous reclining desk. Created by Altwork, the $7,600 desk will improve both productivity and health.
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