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'Distinct human species' may have lived in Indonesia 50,000 years ago

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:43
Researchers from Griffith University have found an ancient population of 'Ice Age' hunter-gatherers got to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi at least 50,000 years ago.
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Twitter goes DOWN: Website and app stop working in a shock outage

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:42
Problems with Twitter's website and app appear to have mostly affected users in the UK, Japan and the US east coast.
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Police claim they can now unlock any iPhone using a 'GrayKey' box

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:34
Federal and local law enforcement officials are increasingly using a dubious technology called GrayKey that makes it easier -- and cheaper -- than ever to break into locked iPhones.
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New koala chlamydia treatments could lead to better survival rate

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:25
Katherine Dahlhausen, a doctoral student at the University of California, Davis, found that the presence of an unnamed bacterium can determine if a koala will survive its chlamydia treatment.
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Pornhub Will Now Accept Verge Cryptocurrency

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:21
By accepting Verge, Pornhub could help make cryptocurrency transactions in general more mainstream.
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Rare diamonds found in a meteorite are the remains of a lost planet

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:17
The Almahitta Sitta (fragment, pictured) - named after the place in Sudan where it exploded in the sky - was studied by researchers from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.
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A Glimpse of Life Along China's Border With North Korea

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:00
Elijah Hurwitz visited the region this winter amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
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Men seeking higher status will step over their peers to advance their interests

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 07:18
The finding is the result of research at Chapman University in Orange, California, which measured gender differences in cooperation and punishment behaviour.
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The Deceptively Satisfying Micro-play of Minit

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 07:00
The black-and-white game is a minimalist triumph, paring the 2D adventure genre down to only its most compelling, most satisfying components.
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Chef Erling Wu-Bower Pursues Wood-Fired Perfection, From Roast Fish to Pizza

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 07:00
The young chef explains his wood-fire cooking technique ahead of the opening of his new Chicago restaurant, Pacific Standard Time.
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Japanese mayoral candidate vows to replace politicians with AI

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:31
Michihito Matsuda, outlining his campaign in Tama New Town, western Tokyo, Japan, insisted machines would be able to crunch data to provide 'clearly defined politics'.
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The Shipping Industry Sets Sail Toward a Carbon-Free Future

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:00
Cargo-shipping regulators have struck a historic deal to set their dirty fuel-burning industry on a low-carbon course.
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'The Moth Podcast' Looks Back at a Decade of Stories

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:00
Celebrating what might have been the very first podcast to capitalize on the medium’s unique capacity to conjure intimacy.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says humans are 'underrated'

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 05:27
Tesla has struggled to meet production targets for the £25,000 ($35,000) Model 3 and according to CEO Elon Musk robots at the firm's California factory are to blame.
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The Plan to Save California's Legendary Weed From 'Big Cannabis'

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 05:00
Inside the sprawling new facility that wants to help small cannabis farmers survive the invasion of Big Cannabis.
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Nest Cam Baby Monitor: How to Make It Secure

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 05:00
A few ways to help keep the footage of your kids away from mean old hackers.
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Surveillance company run by ex-spies is harvesting Facebook photos

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:46
Face-Int is now owned by analytics firm Verint, who acquired it in 2017 from creators Terrogence, a surveillance company founded by onetime Israeli secret agent Shai Arbel.
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Facebook users could get up to $5,000 compensation for EVERY picture used without their consent

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:15
A US federal judge in California ruled that Facebook will have to face a class action suit over allegations it violated users' privacy by using a facial recognition software to generate tags in photos.
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Thanks to AI, These Cameras Will Know What They’re Seeing

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:00
A new breed of chips incorporate artificial intelligence into relatively cheap cameras, enabling new apps but also more ubiquitous surveillance.
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NASA’s New Exoplanet Satellite TESS Could Find Life Close to Home

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:00
TESS is designed to find and study the exoplanets closest to Earth.
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