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YouTube Kids gives parents more control over what their child watches with new whitelisting feature

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 13:40
Now, parents can 'handpick' every video and channel that's available to watch on YouTube Kids. As a result, kids are only able to watch the content that's been whitelisted by their parents.
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Uber kickstarts its second redesign in 3 years with an all-new font

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 13:37
San Francisco firm Uber says it wants to to move away from its elitist and masculine dominated roots, as evoked by its branding, to a more inclusive feel.
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Solar observatory finally releases statement a week after it shut down to address 'security issue'

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 13:32
The Sunspot Solar Observatory tweeted a link to its statement on Thursday Sept 13, exactly a week after the initial shutdown. It addressed the 'excitement' garnered by the shutdown.
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Jeff Bezos unveils $2 BILLION fund to help families in low-income communities

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 13:15
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced he was launching a philanthropic fund with a $2 billion initial commitment to help homeless families and launch preschools in low-income communities.
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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is 'better prepared' to fight bad actors in the 2018 elections

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:31
Mark Zuckerberg attempted to reassure the public in a new, 3,000-word Facebook post about the social media giant's strategies ahead of the 2018 elections.
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Scientists develop new flying robot that mimics the flight of a fruit flies

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:08
Researchers behind the robot, from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, say it can hover, dart left or right and even do a barrel roll.
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Spotify boosts number of songs users can download for offline listening

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:37
Spotify's offline download limit was one of the most common gripes among users, who rely on the ability to download songs for later when they're on the go and may be tied down by data usage limits.
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Apple quietly ‘abandons’ its AirPower charging pad

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:02
Apple had been expected to to finally release its wireless charging accessory globally alongside its new iPhone models but kept tight lipped about the hardware (pictured).
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Apple quietly discontinues four older versions of iPhone

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:01
To make way for the new models, Apple has killed off the iPhone SE, 6S/6S Plus and the iPhone X. The 6S and the SE were the last iPhone models to have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
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Nasa's spacecraft made to deflect asteroids has entered final stages

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:40
The DART system is being designed, built and managed by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland
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BMW unveils a new smart motorcycle that can drive itself

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:21
German automaker BMW hopes its self-driving AI can one day keep bikers safe by operating as a driving assistant that steps in during dangerous situations on the road.
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Emotionally stable introverts spend MORE during the holidays, study reveals 

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:11
The more moderated your emotions and the less extroverted you are, the more likely you are to splurge on holiday food, fun, travel and gifts, new Northwestern University research reveals.
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Thousands of miniature worms will be blasted into space in a matchbox sized capsule

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:28
The UK Space Agency, which is based in Swindon, Wiltshire, will launch 360,000 worms aboard a SpaceX rocket in November in a bid to study muscular dystrophy.
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NASA set to launch $1 BILLION space laser this weekend in mission to map Earth's melting ice

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:28
NASA is poised to launch Saturday its most advanced space laser ever, ICESat-2, a $1 billion dollar mission to reveal the depths of the Earth's melting ice as the climate warms.
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BBC has solved the iPlayer 'streaming lag' problems

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:10
The BBC says it has managed to 'eliminate' a livetstream delay that hit viewers of the 2018 World Cup in Russia by altering the way live data is packaged and processed by iPlayer.
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Plastic is killing 40% of baby sea turtles, shocking research reveals

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 06:14
Baby turtles are almost four times as likely to die from eating plastic than adults, found scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Hobart, Tasmania.
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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency plunge 80% in value

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 06:00
The findings come from the MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index, based in Frankfurt, which has tracked the collapse of digital currencies, dropping $640 billion in value since January.
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Slash marks on elephant bird reveals humans sailed to Madagascar more than 10,000 years ago

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 05:48
Scientists led by London-based international conservation charity ZSL found cut marks and depression fractures consistent with hunting and butchery by prehistoric humans.
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Say cheese! Photographer, 33, turns a broken vintage camera into a wristwatch with a working shutter

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 05:38
Thirty-three-year-old photographer Alireza Rostami, who is based in Iran, made a wearable camera (right) which he built using parts from a Chinese Seagull TLR camera (left).
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You'll need to PAY to play Nintendo Switch online from next week

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 05:06
Switch Online will launch globally on September 18 and will give players access to online features in popular titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2.
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