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It's the 'beginning of the end' for smartphones, new report finds

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:31
New York-based Future Today Institute founder Amy Webb said in her annual report on technology trends that 2018 'marks the beginning of the end of traditional smartphones'.
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Scientists should be used as human GUINEA PIGS on test flights, Russian space agency chief says

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:24
The head of the Moscow-based Russian space agency said the designers of the next-generation spacecraft, Federatsiya could be used as test dummies for the first manned flights.
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Russia and China's 'attack on Google': 'Experiment' causes 'worst ever' hijack

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:17
Internet traffic was intercepted by servers in Nigeria, China and Russia - including those run by major state-owned telecoms providers.
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75-million-year-old rare fossil helps explain the evolution of birds

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 05:42
Discovered in North America's Utah, where it was nestled in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, the fossil is billed as the most significant of its kind in North America.
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WhatsApp will now rank your friends in feed determined by how much you talk to your friends

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 05:01
WhatsApp is preparing to roll out a new feature which automatically ranks your friends. The California based company is currently testing the new system on iPhone, according to WABetaInfo.
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Zuckerberg refuses to appear before 'grand committee' into fake news

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:55
Facebook is resisting pressure from Ireland, Australia, Argentina, the UK and Canada to have Mark Zuckerberg attend a hearing into fake news this month, saying he is unavailable.
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Britain will NOT develop AI robot weapons because they are ‘unethical’

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:20
Countries worldwide are in a new arms race to develop lethal autonomous weapons (LAWS) which can kill in a war zone without a person having to push a button.
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Nine out of ten 'flushable wipes' do not break down in the sewer

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:17
Research carried out on behalf of water companies showed that the vast majority of the wipes failed to break down in conditions that imitated the UK's drainage system (pictured).
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Cutting-edge eco yacht is powered by 30 solar panels on the roof

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:01
The 55ft-long Silent 55 E-Power catamaran is said to be as 'silent as a canoe', with the solar-powered electric motors and lithium batteries running without any noise.
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University Challenge: Jeremy Paxman asks wrong question

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 03:15
Quiz master Jeremy Paxman asked teams from Exeter and Hertford College Oxford which post linked Tony Blair, John Major and William Hague in the mid-1980s during last night's starter round.
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Facebook users take over Twitter with memes after global outage

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:51
Users trying to access the site are being shown a message saying 'Sorry, something went wrong. The crash has hit users in the US, South America, and Europe.
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Autism is an 'extreme version' of the male brain

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:11
Cambridge University researchers, who analysed personality tests for more than half a million men and women, found both men and autistic people were more 'systematic' than 'empathetic'.
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Twitter is 'still working out' how an edit button for tweets would work, Jack Dorsey reveals

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:54
Speaking at an event in India's capital of New Delhi, Jack Dorsey said the most likely outcome was a system aimed at correcting spelling mistakes.
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Vets accuse ministers of fiddling badger cull figures as data shows TB numbers are actually RISING

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:50
Badgers, which are blamed for passing TB between herds, have been culled since 2013 across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Cheshire and Somerset.
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Extinct sloth-like monkey species 'unlike any primate on Earth' analysed in new study

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:13
Ancient Jamaican monkey DNA showed the species was closely related to the titi monkey (file photo), a species found in Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and northern Paraguay.
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Scientist who discovered giant insterstellar comet 'Oumuamua hits back at 'alien spacecraft' theory

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:52
Robert Weryk discovered the strange interstellar object in 2017 at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy, and says the Harvard theory of 'a bit of wild speculation'.
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Samsung is developing a system that might one day allow users to control their TVs with their brains

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:43
The aim of the project, being developed with Swiss researchers, is to give people with severe physical disabilities, like quadriplegia, a chance to enjoy their favorite shows without the help of others.
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Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:40
Both nature and humans share blame for California's devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump's claims, fire scientists say.
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Here's what you need to know before going under the robo-knife

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:58
Robotic surgery sounds like the ultimate in flawless, high-tech, 21st-century care - but it can be problematic, as it was in the fatal case of Newcastle's Stephen Pettitt, who died in 2015.
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US Army recruiting soldiers to enter professional video game contests

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:54
The upcoming esports team will be part of the Army’s Marketing and Engagement Team at Fort Knox, Ky, according to Stars and Stripes. Army is hoping this will help it reach young Americans.
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