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Researchers recover audio of native languages with no surviving speakers from wax cylinders

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:08
Researchers with UC Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have embarked on a mission to restore audio captured over 100 years ago on wax cylinders.
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Chimps and orangutans among species in danger of being wiped out

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:04
Researchers have found that two thirds of non-human primate species in the world are found in four countries - Brazil, Indonesia, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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The $1800 flip phone: Samsung set to release foldable Galaxy X

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:49
The eagerly anticipated phone, which is codenamed 'winner', is expected to go on sale later this year, and could cost $1800.
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Google's DeepMind AI now has a 'human-like imagination' that can envision an entire world

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:46
The intelligent system, developed as part of Google’s London-based DeepMind AI program, has taught itself to visualise any angle on a space in a static photograph.
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The $225 smart toilet for CATS that can analyze your feline’s pee to monitor its health

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:58
A Japanese company has developed a a smart toilet for cats that costs $225. The litter box automatically analyzes data about the cat's urine and tracks health.
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Can Verizon Build a Strong Brand From the Bones of Yahoo and AOL?

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:44
Verizon has united two faded names from internet 1.0 under its Oath brand. Now it needs a strategy.
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Apple smartphone users say iOS 11.4 is killing their batteries 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:37
Apple users around the world have taken to social media to try to find a solution. Apple has not yet revealed what is causing the problem or how to fix it.
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A new era in the hunt for the god particle: CERN starts work on 'supersmasher' upgrade

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:06
CERN, started work Friday on a project to boost the number of infinitesimal collisions, known as 'luminosity,' in its Large Hadron Collider by installing high-tech magnets.
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Huawei MediaPad M5 Review: 8.4-inch, 10.8-inch, and M5 Pro

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:00
All three of Huawei's M5 Android tablets are worth your time, but which is best for you?
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Video reveals why cellphone batteries sometimes explode 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:55
A video by the American Chemical Society explains why lithium batteries sometimes explodes, and how researchers are trying to tackle this problem by developing new kinds of safer batteries.
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Humbling image of Earth taken by a Chinese moon satellite reveals our tiny planet floating in space

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:54
The mesmerising image was taken on May 28 by China's Longjiang-2 microsatellite from around 238,000 miles away. It shows the east coast of Africa beneath a cover of thin clouds.
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Stephen Hawking's memorial service LIVE: The latest on late physicist's Service of Thanksgiving

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:51
The late scientist Professor Stephen Hawking's voice has been beamed into space as his ashes are interred at Westminster Abbey in London today.
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Sext messages considered flattering when sent by a woman are 'sexual harassment' if sent by a man

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:44
Researchers from Southwestern University in Texas, who looked into the differences in how men and women respond to so-called sexts, found male senders were judged much harsher.
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Are YOU at risk of burnout from your job?

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:44
The new test, devised by Austrian researchers at the Medical University of Vienna, looks for elevated levels of cortisol, a hormone that helps to fight stress.
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Police could face legal action over 'authoritarian' facial recognition cameras

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:43
London-based civil liberties group Big Brother Watch has joined forces with Baroness Jenny Jones to ask the UK government and the Met to stop using the technology to make arrests.
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The US Should Pay Attention to Foreign Cambridge Analytica Probes

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:55
Opinion: The UK and Canada are uncovering the unsettling reach of Cambridge Analytica. So why aren't Americans interested?
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The Physics of the One Goal You *Won't* See at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:00
A soccer player rarely scores directly off a corner kick. It's called an Olympic goal, and when it does happen, it's usually an accident. Here's why.
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Creepy AI can predict your moves in advance

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:58
The software, built by a team the University of Bonn in Germany, was taught to anticipate actions by watching hours of cooking videos.
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Modern LEDs in cities affecting animals 'as much as midday sun'

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:39
Blue and white LEDs emit light at all angles, which is disrupting the circadian rhythms of many nocturnal animals and affecting their survival, research from the University of Southern California has revealed.
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E3 2018's Most Surprising Trends, From Calendar Shifts to the Rise of MMO-Lites

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:00
The giant videogame show is wrapping up, which means it's prediction time. Here's what we noticed.
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