Monthly Archives: June 2017

Facebook’s Find Wi-Fi rolls out to Android and iPhone users around the world

Modern takes on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (jokingly) refer to a wireless internet connection as being a necessity. While wi-fi may not be — in the strictest sense of the word — necessary, it’s certainly true that it has become

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Porsche ignites Goodwood with most powerful 911 ever

Porsche and 700 hp … no sports car fan in the world can deny how perfectly those two terms blend together. The all-new Porsche 911 GT2 RS doesn’t just blend them, it smashes them together in a thunderous display of

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Porsche ignites Goodwood with most powerful 911 ever

Porsche and 700 hp … no sports car fan in the world can deny how perfectly those two terms blend together. The all-new Porsche 911 GT2 RS doesn’t just blend them, it smashes them together in a thunderous display of

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OutlawCountry revelations from WikiLeaks show the CIA can target Linux

The Vault 7 leaks continue to flow thick and fast from WikiLeaks, shedding more and more light on the hacking and infiltration capabilities of the CIA. The latest batch details the OutlawCountry project which finds the CIA targeting Linux systems.

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Neutrinos as drivers of supernovae

Stars exploding as supernovae are the main sources of heavy chemical elements in the Universe. In these star explosions, radioactive atomic nuclei are synthesized in the hot, innermost regions during the explosion and can thus provide insights into the unobservable

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What Tom Perriello’s Loss in Virginia Can Teach Democrats

Ryan Lizza on the lessons the Democratic Party can learn from the gubernatorial candidate‘s recent defeat. Go to Source

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Few UK consumers trust councils’ ability to handle their data

Slightly over half (53 percent) of local authorities in the UK are ready to take on a cyber-attack, according to a new report by PwC. When it comes to local authority leaders, 35 percent are confident their staff are well equipped

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Crunch Report | Facebook Helps You Find Wi-Fi

 Today’s Stories Facebook is rolling out its ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature worldwide Delivery Hero’s valuation surpasses $5B following successful IPO Chat app Kakao raises $437M for its Korean ride-hailing service Cabin secures $3.3M for its ‘moving hotel’ Credits Written and Hosted

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Major climate model corrections needed to correct water loss from leaves

Errors in how scientists account for water loss from leaves may be skewing estimates of how much energy plants make through photosynthesis and cause errors in the models of how individual leaves function and even of the global climate. The

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McClure steps back at 500 Startups after internal sexual misconduct investigation

 Dave McClure, the founder and public face of 500 Startups — one of the most prolific and best-known accelerator programs for early stage companies — has stepped away from managing the firm he set up (and largely built in his

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IBM has made Carbon nanotubes transistors smaller and faster than silicon

IBM scientists have made carbon nanotube transistors smaller and faster silicon transistors. Carbon nanotube transistors have long had the potential to be better than silicon, but this is the first time when that promise has been realized. Now IBM and

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First Listen: Jay-Z’s “4:44,” an Album of Love and Wealth

Doreen St. Félix reviews Jay-Z’s new album, “4:44,” which talks about his wife, Beyoncé, and his daughter Blue Ivy, and focusses on love and wealth. Go to Source

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Tick spit could save hearts and lives

Although ticks are generally thought of as being the spreaders of illness, they may actually be able to help save peoples’ lives. According to a new study from the University of Oxford, proteins found in tick saliva could be used

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Tick spit could save hearts and lives

Although ticks are generally thought of as being the spreaders of illness, they may actually be able to help save peoples’ lives. According to a new study from the University of Oxford, proteins found in tick saliva could be used

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SMS-based mobile marketing will target 37.2 million Brits in 2017

When it comes to mobile marketing, there is a lot of room for growth among UK businesses, according to a new report from Textlocal. The report, based on a poll of 1,000 users, says Britain has roughly 80 million active mobile

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A SpaceX Rocket Launching on Sunday Will Suffer a Now-Unusual Fate

Sorry folks, there won’t be any awesome rocket landing videos from SpaceX after they launch the Intelsat-35e satellite on Sunday.

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Weekend Stream: A Drinking Game for the Jimmy Awards in High School Musical Theater

The National High School Musical Theater Awards, otherwise known as the Jimmy Awards, is an incredible showcase of something you didn’t know could be, or needed to be, quantified: the best performances in high school musicals of the year.

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Prehistoric lizard wasn’t what we thought

Back in 2003, the fossilized remains of a prehistoric armored lizard known as Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi were discovered in Italy. The skeleton was disarticulated and incomplete, plus it was found with the remains of fish and marine reptiles, leading scientists to

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Snapchat bought the AR location intellectual property of startup Drop

 Snap Map is Snapchat’s plan to tie together its online content with ways to augment your offline reality, and its got the patent to back it up. Augmented reality location startup Drop tells TechCrunch that Snap Inc acquired its intellectual

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The Best Doctor Who Funko Pops!

Doctor Who is one of the most beloved science fiction TV series of all time, and for a good reason. It’s got action, intrigue, romance, and plenty of characters to fall for. It […] The post The Best Doctor Who

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