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Social media giants have been accused of ‘exploiting our children’

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:10
Companies such as Facebook and Google are putting share price over the future of a generation, according to charity 5Rights, which conducted the research.
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Puerto Rico's Observatory Is Still Recovering From Hurricane Maria

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:00
Arecibo Observatory's 1,000-foot telescope was damaged in last year's storm, and the recovery money is only just beginning to flow in.
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Four Reasons We Don’t Have Flying Cars—Yet

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:00
The technological hurdles facing the development of aircraft for urban mobility systems like UberAIR are massive, but not insurmountable.
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The 19th-Century Crank Who Tried to Tell Us About the Microbiome

Wired - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
Today’s understanding of the importance of microbes to health was anticipated by a rival to Louis Pasteur.
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Instagram DITCHES plan to tell people when you screenshot a Story

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:51
The plan has been ditched less than a year after the it was tested on select users in Japan. When it was first announced, users criticised Instagram for being unclear about how the tool would work.
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Apple in talks to acquire film from animation studio Cartoon Saloon

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:19
The Cupertino-based company wants to acquire the rights to a feature-length film from Cartoon Saloon, the studio behind Academy Award nominated film 'The Breadwinner'.
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Can the '150 rule' help you beat your smartphone addiction?

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:10
EXCLUSIVE: Author Tanya Goodin has shared her top tips for digital detox and says nobody should have more than 150 online 'friends', and advises culling anyone you don't interact with directly.
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Every desk at Apple Park can turn standing at the touch of a button 

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:08
In 2015 Tim Cook said sitting is ‘the new cancer’ while talking about Apple Watch. All employees at Apple Park will receive standing desks that are likely custom-made.
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Airbus reveals the latest recruits to its A320 production line

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:09
The two robots, whose names were chosen by employees, will in particular help to drill over 2,000 holes to join the two halves of the fuselage together, work normally done by humans.
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NASA astronauts start spacewalk to install high-def cameras

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:09
Two US astronauts embarked on a spacewalk Thursday to install a pair of high-definition video cameras designed to help visiting commercial spaceships dock at the International Space Station.
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Space catapult startup gets $40 MILLION investment from Google and Airbus

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:06
A Silicon Valley startup has devised an ingenious way of sending rockets into space. Instead of using propellants like a typical launch, SpinLaunch would slingshot them into space.
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Instagram algorithm studies what you like and who you follow

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:05
Instagram has lifted the lid off of the science that powers its feed. The firm gave a detailed look at how its algorithm works, saying its based on recency, relationships and interests.
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A stone inscribed with rare ancient writing is found at uncovered at Tintagel Castle

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:00
Tintagel Castle on the north Cornwall coast is intrinsically linked in folklore to King Arthur, but new research may prove that in the seventh century AD it was a multicultural hotspot.
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Google pitched AI to military bosses even as it was winding down controversial Project Maven

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:49
Documents from a military convention show Google has been talking to members of the US special operations community about how it could use its AI, according to Defense One.
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Senators Demand Answers From Amazon on Echo's Snooping Habits

Wired - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:41
Jeff Flake and Chris Coons sent Jeff Bezos a letter Thursday with nearly 30 questions about how the company handles user data and privacy.
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Researchers reveal mucus-oozing worms are taking on spike-wielding arachnids

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:28
In the forests of Brazil, where fights between the two species are a common occurrence, it’s the worms that are the aggressors, making the armored harvestmen their prey, researchers say.
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Social media and cell phones are so stressful that we now need MORE than 8 hours sleep, expert says

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:10
Sleep experts are now urging people to get to bed early enough to get 8.5 hours of sleep - not eight - because modern humans need more rest to process the now-constant stream of information.
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'Ninjabot' Reveals the Mantis Shrimp's Wily Snail-Hunting Scheme

Wired - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:00
The mantis shrimp wields one of the fiercest strikes on Earth. With the help of a robot, researchers show that the predator is a master strategist, too.
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins a Big Boring Contract in Chicago

Wired - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:30
Pods in the tunnel will speed people to O’Hare Airport in less than 15 minutes.
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Google’s Diversity Stats Are Still Very Dismal

Wired - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:23
The share of Google employees who are women, black, or Latinx barely budged last year, as the company was riven by internal debate over its diversity policies.
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