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All in the genes: Food fit for a warming world

New research out of the UK’s John Innes Centre suggests that it may be possible to engineer cauliflower, broccoli, rapeseed, and other crops, so they’re better suited to farming in a world beset by climate change. The key is in

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Cyber security in (big) numbers

We hear a lot about cyber attacks and the latest threats, but it can sometimes be hard to comprehend the scale of the problem. Network security company Bricata has produced an infographic that sets out some of the statistics to

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Cisco launches cloud-based endpoint protection for MSSPs

According to Networking specialist Cisco, almost half of SMBs and enterprises in the US are outsourcing at least some of their security to managed security service providers (MSSPs) in order to counter the latest advanced threats. The company is targeting this

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Bynder acquires digital asset management service Webdam from Shutterstock for $49.1M

 Bynder, one of the leading companies in the digital asset management space, today announced that it has acquired Shutterstock‘s Webdam. The Amsterdam-based company tells us that it paid $49.1 million for Webdam, which Shutterstock itself acquired back in 2014. Like Bynder,

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Catalina tiny house offers flexibility and off-grid freedom

The flagship model of Gresham, Oregon-based Tiny Innovations is called the Catalina. The towable dwelling is offered in three different sizes and its layout can be tweaked to suit, including the number of bedrooms required. The tiny house can also

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Catalina tiny house offers flexibility and off-grid freedom

The flagship model of Gresham, Oregon-based Tiny Innovations is called the Catalina. The towable dwelling is offered in three different sizes and its layout can be tweaked to suit, including the number of bedrooms required. The tiny house can also

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White House joins UK government in blaming Russia for NotPetya

The US government has joined the government of the UK in pointing the finger of blame at Russia for the NotPetya cyberattacks. The ransomware/destructoware hit computers around the world last June. After speculation that the attack was a state-sponsored one

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"Nano-factories" produce anti-cancer drugs from inside tumors

Like the horse of Troy, scientists at the Technion have developed a way to sneak synthetic cells right into tumor tissue, where they then begin producing cancer-fighting proteins from the inside. The technique was tested in both cell cultures and

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"Nano-factories" produce anti-cancer drugs from inside tumors

Like the horse of Troy, scientists at the Technion have developed a way to sneak synthetic cells right into tumor tissue, where they then begin producing cancer-fighting proteins from the inside. The technique was tested in both cell cultures and

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India’s Zoomcar raises $40M led by automotive giant Mahindra & Mahindra

 India’s Zoomcar — which operates an on-demand car rental service — has raised a $40 million Series C round led by Mahindra & Mahindra, the 70-year-old Indian corporation that specializes in automotive. Ford and other existing investors also took part in

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Kia drops the apostrophe and adds the tech on all-new Ceed

Kia has taken the wraps off its third generation Ceed ahead of next month’s Geneva Motor Show. The hatchback gets a selection of new engine options, a host of driver assist technology and a sporty exterior makeover and a subtle

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Kia drops the apostrophe and adds the tech on all-new Ceed

Kia has taken the wraps off its third generation Ceed ahead of next month’s Geneva Motor Show. The hatchback gets a selection of new engine options, a host of driver assist technology and a sporty exterior makeover and a subtle

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The Rise of the Rest seed fund announces its first group of investments

 The Rise of the Rest seed fund’s first round of startup investments cover eight states that are usually overlooked by tech investors, including Kentucky, South Carolina and Ohio. The $150 million fund was launched in December by Steve Case and

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Coinbase blames Visa for glitch that overcharged users

 While Coinbase has had its fair share of technical issues the last few months, it seems the latest one may not be their fault. Earlier today reports started coming in across social media and reddit that Coinbase users were seeing strange

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Photons entangled to make new form of light

Photons, the elementary particles that make up light, are known to be fast, weightless and to not interact with each other. But in new experiments, physicists at MIT and Harvard have now created a new form of light, demonstrating that

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pen, Notebook 9 (2018), and Notebook 7 Spin (2018) will hit stores on February 18

Samsung makes excellent products — it cannot be denied. While the company is probably best known for its wildly popular Android smartphones, the Galaxy-maker is much more than that. You can pretty much outfit your entire home with Samsung appliances

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Dual-armed robot to lend a helping hand or two come cucumber harvesting time

The simple cucumber may be delicious on a salad or in a sandwich, but getting it to the table is a labor-intensive and increasingly expensive job, to the point where countries like Germany are in danger of seeing domestic cultivation

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As tech automates, Blinkist keeps its book summary service very human

 When I first heard of Blinkist, a service that breaks down recent nonfiction books to easily digestible snippets, I was afraid it would turn out to be some machine-learning-driven auto-summary thing. But in talking to co-founder Niklas Jansen, I was

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Twitch launches always-on chat rooms for channels

 Game streaming site Twitch today is debuting an always-on chat room feature it’s simply calling “Rooms.” The addition was first announced at its developer event TwitchCon back in October, and was expected to launch before year-end. That timing shifted a

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President Trump’s Victim-Blaming Response to the Mass Shooting in Florida

Amy Davidson Sorkin examines Donald Trump’s unsatisfactory response to the latest mass shooting, this time at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Go to Source

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