News and Updates

Customers will finally be able to start ordering Apple's $6,000 Mac Pro starting TOMORROW

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:35
Apple's $6,000 Mac Pro desktop will be' available to order' starting December 10 along with its equally as expensive high-end display, the Pro XDR, which will retail at $5,000.
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Gardeners shouldn't worry about bald patches on their lawn, says RHS

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:28
A study by the Royal Horticultural Society has found areas of low vegetation such as bald lawn patches will support some important garden invertebrate - including spiders.
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Mysterious 'waves' in the jet stream could cause simultaneous heatwaves across three continents

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:13
A study from Oxford University investigate the consequences of the jet stream being subjected to mysterious fluctuations called Rossby waves.
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These Plastic Bunnies Got Their Own DNA Data Storage. Next up, the World?

Wired - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:00
Scientists infused a 3D-printed rabbit with genetic material, the first step toward a potential “DNA of things” where biology makes gadgets smarter.
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New Zealand's White Island volcano eruption 'could trigger deadly landslides and TSUNAMIS'

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 07:55
Ash belching out from Volcano Whakaari could trigger a downpour of rain, which in turn could cause unstable rock to be washed down the sides of the volcano in a landslide
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Nine very rare stone-carved 'figures' found buried under an electrical substation in Orkney

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 07:42
The 'amazing' series of stones found on Orkney - which may have been used to tie off mooring ropes and help secure the roof of a building - stand at up to 20 inches (50 cm) tall.
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WhatsApp to stop working on older smartphones in 2020

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 06:58
WhatsApp will no longer be supported on Windows phones from December 31, or on Android 2.3.7 and iPhone iOS 8 devices from February 2020.
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The First *Wonder Woman 1984* Trailer Is Here

Wired - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 06:34
It's pretty epic. Oh, and after it's over, you might want to watch Ryan Reynolds in *Free Guy* too. 
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Star Wars News: No, Finn and Poe Aren’t Dating, Sorry

Wired - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 06:00
Also, there's a new Star Wars game show coming to Disney+ next year.
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Lessons From a Teenage Cyborg

Wired - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 06:00
Kai Landre shows how technology can be both intimate and humane. 
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It's Coders Versus Human Pilots in This Drone Race

Wired - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 05:00
A drone directed by artificial intelligence takes on a leading pro racer, in a contest that may help shape future humanitarian efforts.
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9 Lazy-Ass Gifts for Couch Potatoes (2019): Blankets, Socks, and More

Wired - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 05:00
From weighted blankets to Roku streaming boxes, these gifts will ensure couch potatoes won't change their habits.
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Orangutans communicate with a 'language' of 11 noises and various gestures

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 04:52
Researchers from the University of Exeter recorded more than 1,000 signals between 16 orangutans and deciphered their meaning.
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Biological sensor can trap chemical pollutants in water like a Venus flytrap 

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 04:30
The pollutant-catching senors are based on porphyrins, pigments whose natural roles include making red blood cells red and light-harvesting chlorophyll green.
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Today’s Cartoon: Conference Calls

Wired - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 04:00
This video conference is going in circles.
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For Tech Jobs, the Rich Cities Are Getting Richer

Wired - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 04:00
Five coastal cities—San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, San Diego, and Boston—gained the lion's share of lucrative “innovation industry” jobs from 2005 to 2017. 
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Sutton Hoo ship found in Suffolk 80 years ago will be rebuilt from 3D computer models

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 03:24
In its Suffolk-based burial mound - thought the resting place of King Rædwald - only the impression of the ship and its iron rivets remained, the timber having long rotted away.
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Melting Ski Resorts Have a Snow Machine Problem

Wired - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 07:00
The changing climate is warming the slopes, forcing resorts to turn to snow-generating beasts that take a heavy environmental toll.
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A Remote Tanzanian Village Logs Onto the Internet

Wired - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 07:00
The Danish company Bluetown installed a hot spot in Sagara B, with download speeds fast enough for Netflix and for local life to change.
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Billie Eilish's Van Halen Knowledge Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Wired - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 06:00
Some folks online got pretty upset about this. Van Halen did not. Also, the impeachment hearings continue apace.
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