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Drone Swarms as You Know Them Are Just an Illusion—for Now

Wired - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:00
Networking isn't inherently evil. It's how teams of drones will one day be able to survey natural disasters, rescue survivors, and deliver your burritos.
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How to Track Your Heart Rate With Wearables

Wired - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 05:00
The best fitness training tool might already be on your wrist.
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Wildfire Smoke Is Smothering the US—Even Where You Don't Expect It

Wired - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 05:00
“Minnesota actually gets just about the most smoke days of any state in the US, you just don’t notice it.”
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Social media meltdown after Instagram hacked by Russian cybercriminals

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:42
Twitter user Ale Scarpa was one of the first to raise the alarm to the global attack on the picture sharing site, with some claiming Russian cybercriminals are behind the hack.
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SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on track

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:37
The president of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell, has vowed to send its first astronauts into orbit on schedule in April 2019. She made the pledge to reporters Los Angeles this week.
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Best Backpacks for College: Jansport, Chrome, Thule, Road Runner

Wired - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:00
You're a grown-up now. Time to get a new backpack.
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Inside the Lab Where Spiders Put on Face Paint and Fake Eyelashes (and Termites Wear Capes)

Wired - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:00
Researchers are using eyeliner and fake eyelashes to tease apart the complexities of the jumping spider mating ritual. Welcome to Extreme Makeover: Arachnid Edition.
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Forget Netflix: The Future of Television Is ... More Television

Wired - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:00
With nimble startups like Netflix and NewTV, the death of television seems imminent. But the old-fashioned medium is powerful, lucrative, and just might be too big to fail.
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Love Island's Dr Alex George joins a new Instagram campaign to help students cope with exam stress

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 03:51
The #Gramfam Instazine will include advice and video messages from celebrities including Dr Alex George (pictured, main), Reggie Yates (bottom-right) and Ruby Granger (top-right)
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Microsoft is still offering hackers a $250,000 bounty to remove the Conficker malware

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 03:05
Conficker is an infamous virus that successfully managed to infiltrate the French navy, UK warships and Greater Manchester Police, among others, in 2007 (stock).
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Inside Virgin Galactic's race to put tourists in space

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:48
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has made strides in recent months toward achieving his goal of ferrying humans into space - a feat he owes largely to star pilot Mark Stucky.
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Security flaw in Amazon Echo devices could let hackers spy on you

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:36
Researchers spotted a security flaw in Echo smart speakers that turns them into secret spy bugs. Hackers must connect a doctored speaker to the same network as another Echo device.
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Programming Languages May Finally Be Reaching a Status Quo

Wired - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:13
In new rankings from analyst firm RedMonk, Apple’s programming language Swift and Android favorite Kotlin saw their meteoric growth slightly slow down.
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FBI warns cyber criminals are plotting a mass hack against bank ATMs

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:32
The FBI sent out a confidential alert on Friday to warn that cyber criminals are planning a global 'cash-out scheme' using malware to take over ATMs and steal millions of dollars.
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Elon Musk confirms Saudi Arabian wealth fund IS behind his plan to take Tesla private

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:43
Elon Musk revealed in a blog post Monday that Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has met with him several times over the last two years about taking Tesla private, after taking a 5% stake in the firm.
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Author claims the impulse to murder is 'coded into our DNA'

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:41
The new argument comes from Peter Vronsky’s latest book, ‘Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present.’ The author says humans are murderous by nature.
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Your Chicken’s Salmonella Problem Is Worse Than You Think

Wired - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:06
And cooking it to kingdom come won't necessarily protect you.
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Vimeo joins Facebook, Apple, YouTube and others in banning InfoWars' Alex Jones from its platform

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:01
Vimeo has become the latest firm to take action against controversial radio host Alex Jones. The video-hosting website removed InfoWars from its platform for violating the site's Terms of Service.
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How humans survived climate change 8,200 year ago

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:00
Experts from the University of Bristol focused on the stone and copper age city settlement of Çatalhöyük in southern Anatolia, inhabited from 7500 BC to 5700 BC, to make the finding.
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Scientists discover how to target mutations that in 50% of cancers 

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:25
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have developed a drug that can turn 'off' the out of control growth that occurs in about half of all cancers, including lung, skin and colon tumors.
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