Monthly Archives: February 2017

This is the Samsung Galaxy S8

 Behold. The Samsung Galaxy S8 a month before you’re supposed to see it. This image comes from professional leaker, Evan Blass, who is responsible for a good chunk of the mobile phone leaks. The image here shows a redesigned Galaxy phone.

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Nearly one year after launch, Apple Pay finds limited traction in China

 After a slow start, Apple Pay is now dominating its home country, the United States, but the same can’t be said of China where it is up against a different set of challenges. Data from Boston Retail Partners shows that

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New York’s Top Dems in Washington Rip Donald Trump’s Joint Session Speech

“President Trump made it clear in his speech tonight that many of his top priorities are still severely out of touch with our values in New York.”

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Science meets architecture in robotically woven, solar-active structure

New York’s MoMA PS1 will feature a shelter installation that uses robotically-knitted solar fabrics that absorb and release light. Winner of the art institution’s Young Architects Program competition, the canopy from Jenny Sabin Studio is photo-luminescent by night and cooling

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Science meets architecture in robotically woven, solar-active structure

New York’s MoMA PS1 will feature a shelter installation that uses robotically-knitted solar fabrics that absorb and release light. Winner of the art institution’s Young Architects Program competition, the canopy from Jenny Sabin Studio is photo-luminescent by night and cooling

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Hurley: Egg Harbor Board of Ed votes not to implement new transgender policy

Egg Harbor Board of Education voted not to implement a new transgender bathroom policy

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Quick spin: Just how Porsche is the Macan S?

The sports car business is fickle and, during the 1990s, the king of rear-engine performance was on the brink of bankruptcy. It made diehards angry, but the solution was to build a luxury four-wheel drive. Twelve years after the Cayenne

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Quick spin: Just how Porsche is the Macan S?

The sports car business is fickle and, during the 1990s, the king of rear-engine performance was on the brink of bankruptcy. It made diehards angry, but the solution was to build a luxury four-wheel drive. Twelve years after the Cayenne

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RRAM/PCM-Based Brain-Gates

An international team from Milan Polytechnic, Italy and Micron, Boise Idaho provided an update on the their work using RRAMs for unsupervised learning. Unsupervised learning is the ability to learn and recognize random patterns. Supervised learning would be learning the

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China’s New economy is about 30% of the overall economy

China has entered a “new normal” stage, where the returns to capital are continuing to decrease and low-skilled labor intensive industries are growing at a much slower speed. Whether the country can enjoy sustainable growth critically depends on the growth

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Backstage at the Ringling Brothers Circus, 1977

On May 17, 1884, in a stunt concocted by the great New York huckster P. T. Barnum, a pack of elephants, with the celebrity pachyderm Jumbo bringing up the rear, famously paraded over the Brooklyn Bridge, which was just a year old,

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Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15046 for PC arrives on the Fast ring

Work continues apace on the next big update to Windows 10, and Microsoft has rolled out a new build to the Fast ring a mere four days after the last one. Build 15046 for PC (no new Mobile build yet)

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The Limits of Charity from a Drug Company

When Stephen Hill, a police sergeant in Louisville, Kentucky, arrived at a McDonald’s parking lot in response to a call about a suspected drug overdose, he found a young man, his lips purple, slumped in the front seat of a

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Google unveils YouTube TV — live sports, unlimited storage DVR, and affordable price

Cable television is very expensive nowadays, so many people are opting to cut the cord. Depending on where you live, you can sometimes get free over-the-air programming — this is a great way to save money, but the number of

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The Best Sailor Moon Funko Pops!

Sailor Moon is one of the most enduring magical girl anime series of all time, and many fans’ gateway into anime in general. If you ask anyone their favorite anime series, chances are […] The post The Best Sailor Moon

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Rocky Tatooine-like exoplanets could exist after all

An international team of scientists may have discovered debris from a metal-rich, rocky asteroid falling into a white dwarf that comprises one half of a distant binary star system. The presence of the asteroid suggests that rocky, and potentially habitable

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Bids to be sought for Trump’s border wall

We’ve covered some controversial architecture projects in the past, but perhaps none more so than this: the wall being proposed by Donald Trump to be built along the southern border between the United States and Mexico. The US Department of

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In video, Uber CEO speaks openly about impact of competitors on pricing

 A newly published video clip of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may offer the world’s first glimpse into his thinking about businesses that compete with his ride-sharing juggernaut. The clip — filmed earlier this month while Kalanick was using Uber’s Black car service

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Tesla responds to harassment lawsuit filed by female engineer in 2016

 The Guardian published a new interview with Tesla engineer and current employee AJ Vandermeyden on Tuesday, wherein Vandermeyden lays out what she sees as a history of discriminatory treatment in a male-dominated work environment. Vandermeyden’s new statements were made in

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Most financial businesses in the UK worry about the effects of disruption

More than three quarters (78 percent) of financial organizations in the UK worry about what digital disruption can do to their industry, according to a new Fujitsu report. The company claims this makes the financial industry the most concerned one,

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