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From dancing skyscrapers to huge Lego blocks: The best buildings of 2017

Throughout the year, we’ve chased down the most interesting, innovative and sustainable buildings around the globe. Whether a Lego-shaped visitor’s center, a beautiful bamboo sports hall, or a pair of “dancing” skyscrapers that can withstand extreme weather, each one represents

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Malicious mobile apps fool consumers by imitating leading brands

By impersonating brands and fooling consumers, malicious mobile apps are on the increase, according to digital threat management leader RiskIQ in its latest Q3 mobile threat landscape report. Apps available outside of official stores are most likely to be malicious. Google’s

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A Holiday Gift Guide for Manly Men

Riane Konc renames traditional holiday gifts to make them more attractive to men. Go to Source

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WhatsApp business accounts will either be verified, confirmed or unconfirmed

 Another tidbit around how WhatsApp’s incoming business accounts will function: According to a FAQ for users of the messaging platform — on “Chatting with businesses” — they will either have one of three status types: unconfirmed, confirmed or verified.  Read More

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Apple’s App Store now lets you pre-order iOS apps and games before they launch

 Apple has quietly allowed developers to make their apps available for pre-order. It’s a basic feature — as Android fanatics will point out — but nevertheless one that has been missing from the App Store. Upcoming apps will now be

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"Nanograss" glass turns clear or cloudy on command – just add water

With blinds and curtains in front of our windows, we usually have to choose between light and privacy, but inching ever closer to reality is “smart glass,” which can toggle its opacity as needed. Electricity is usually the trigger, but

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"Nanograss" glass turns clear or cloudy on command – just add water

With blinds and curtains in front of our windows, we usually have to choose between light and privacy, but inching ever closer to reality is “smart glass,” which can toggle its opacity as needed. Electricity is usually the trigger, but

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Divide and conquer: Pitting pathogens against each other helps fight drug resistance

Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to our best drugs and antibiotics, and if we aren’t careful we could prescribe ourselves into a future where even the most routine treatments and surgeries become deadly again. Now, researchers at the University of

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Ultrasound-powered prosthetic allows amputee to play the piano

Musician Jason Barnes had part of his arm amputated in 2012, but with the help of a team at Georgia Tech led by prosthetics researcher Gil Weinberg he has found new ways to keep honing his music skills. In 2014,

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Soylent co-founder Rob Rhinehart steps down as CEO

 After an eventful (and sometimes challenging) year for Soylent, co-founder Rob Rhinehart announced today that he will resign as the meal replacement shake company’s chief executive officer. That position will be taken over by Bryan Crowley, the president of Soylent’s

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Nextdoor raised about $75 million to connect neighbors

 Nextdoor, the neighborhood social networking site raised about $75 million in a funding round, The Information reported, estimating that the valuation is $1.5 billion. The round was confirmed by TechCrunch. This adds to the over $200 million that the San Francisco-based

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Juno reveals the roots of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

The Great Red Spot, a gigantic storm of crimson clouds bigger than the Earth, has been raging on Jupiter’s surface for centuries. We’ve known its size in two dimensions for a long time, but after a close flyover in July

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Juno reveals the roots of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

The Great Red Spot, a gigantic storm of crimson clouds bigger than the Earth, has been raging on Jupiter’s surface for centuries. We’ve known its size in two dimensions for a long time, but after a close flyover in July

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Intel launches budget-friendly Pentium Silver and Celeron ‘Gemini Lake’ processors

Not everyone needs top-of-the-line hardware. Quite frankly, outside of bragging rights, many enthusiasts don’t even use their processors and RAM to their maximum potential. Laughably, people buy octa-core processors and 32GB of memory to surf the web. Yeah, Google Chrome

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Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology

 Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.” (Get it? Ha ha.) The apps, some of which are available on both the iOS App Store

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Popular podcast ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ scores an FX development deal

 With narrative podcasting on the rise, it’s no surprise that TV execs have begun looking at the medium as a resource for new shows. If there is a surprise in all of this, it’s that Welcome to Night Vale didn’t

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Underwater robot is two vehicles in one

In the world of professional-grade underwater robotic vehicles, there are basically two kinds: Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) which are good for tasks like performing inspections, and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) which are better-suited to things like grid searches. Aquabotix has

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Underwater robot is two vehicles in one

In the world of professional-grade underwater robotic vehicles, there are basically two kinds: Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) which are good for tasks like performing inspections, and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) which are better-suited to things like grid searches. Aquabotix has

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Will your Android Wear smartwatch get Oreo?

Even though Google released Android Oreo a couple of months ago, this version of the popular operating system is not available on a significant number of devices yet. As always, it will take a while for manufacturers to support it.

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Revolutionize your writing with the latest PhraseExpress 13

Sometimes we think email is taking over our lives. If you’re anything like ourselves, we find our day is spent answering support emails, often writing the same replies to different people. Ideally, we’d deploy tools to write these replies for us.

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