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Get Ready for More Phones With No Buttons

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 04:00
As we inch closer to phones with all-screen designs, physical buttons are on the chopping block.
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Now It's Really, Truly Time to Give Up Windows 7

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 04:00
After Tuesday, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for the operating system, leaving users who don't upgrade vulnerable to malware.
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The Mandalorian Is the Only Smart Soldier in the Star Wars Galaxy

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 04:00
It took decades, but the galaxy finally has a tactical and operational genius. 
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How to Watch the Last Democratic Debate Before the Iowa Caucuses

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 04:00
With just six candidates taking the stage, the DNC’s seventh primary debate is the smallest one yet.
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Solar storms are causing grey whales to become stranded more often

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 03:36
Experts from Duke University in North Carolina studied information on 31 years worth of gray whale strandings from 1985 to 2018.
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Washing clothes at 77°F for half an hour stops them fading and halves harmful microfibre release

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 03:31
Experts from the University of Leeds and detergent firm Proctor & Gamble explored the impact of different wash programs using both lab tests and real people's laundry.
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Climate change is melting ancient glaciers and could release 15,000-year-old viruses

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 03:26
Scientists from the US and China extracted a lump of ice from a glacier and found a total of 33 pathogens frozen inside, with 28 of them never seen before by humans.
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Climate change increases the risk of wildfires, confirms review of 57 research papers

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 03:15
After conducting a review of 57 climate change research papers, UK and Australian scientists say human-induced climate change promotes conditions that make wildfires spread.
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Asics new smart shoe can make you a better runner - and give you performance feedback in real time

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 02:46
Would you buy trainers which can make you a faster, stronger runner? Well, soon it will be a reality.
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Heat from the oceans could be used to power holiday resorts and countries

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 02:26
Global OTEC Resources, a marine energy startup from Cornwall has been given a £140,000 EU grant to build a prototype of their invention that converts cold deep water into electricity.
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Small 'clumps' of dark matter have been detected in the far reaches of the galaxy

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 16:39
A team of researchers from UCLA and NASA's JPL have detected the smallest quantities of dark matter ever, slow moving 'clumps' near quasars identified with new data from the Hubble.
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'Uncanny Valley' and the Meaninglessness of Writing About Tech

Wired - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:50
Anna Wiener's memoir about her four-plus years working in startups never resolves the self-contradictions of her industry, city, or existence.
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Cut Undersea Cable Plunges Yemen Into Days-Long Internet Outage

Wired - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:09
The fragility of global internet structure has left the entire Red Sea region struggling to connect.
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Americans think Amazon and Google are more trustworthy than Tom Hanks according to a report

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:04
Market research firm, Morning Consult, revealed the most trusted brands in the US, with Amazon and Google beating 'America's most trusted man', actor Tom Hanks. But primary doctors took the top spot.
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Apple offering FREE replacement for battery cases after flaw that prevents them from charging

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:03
Apple will replace cases with built-in chargers for its XS, XS Max, and XR models after issues prevented them from charging the case and sometimes the devices they were attached to.
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A Virus Outbreak, Netflix's Oscar Nod Dominance, and More News

Wired - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:52
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Walmart welcomes robot takeover with devices that fulfill grocery orders and scan aisles

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:40
Walmart is using robots to fulfill grocery orders and is set to add shelf-scanning machines to 650 additional stores by the end of the summer - all with the hopes of reigning supreme as the king of retail.
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SpaceX to conduct final Crew Dragon test this weekend before capsule carries humans into space

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:18
According to a tweet from SpaceX, the Crew Dragon' capsule's last important safety test is slated for this weekend on January 18th and will analyze the capsule's launch escape system.
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Princeton reveals five of the largest US carriers are not protecting consumers from SIM swap attacks

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:11
Researchers at Princeton found AT&T, T-Mobile, Tracfone, US Mobile and Verizon Wireless are not following authentication protocols when reassigning users a new SIM.
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WWII plane that crashed off the coast of Hawaii 77 years ago is revealed again in stunning image

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 13:59
Using multiple scans of the seafloor and sonar data, researchers were able to create stunning and detailed images of the Grumman TBF Avenger that went missing in near Oahu, Hawaii 1942.
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