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Master Enhancer audio improver goes into production

Last year, audio engineer John Kasha revealed plans to release a pocket-sized sound massager designed to radically improve a mobile music lover’s listening experience. The m.e. – or Master Enhancer – then spent a little time on Kickstarter and has

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Amazon’s new Kindle app makes it easier to turn your phone or tablet into a book

I’m a big fan of e-ink Kindles — preferring them over real books. If you do a lot of reading, they’re great. However, some people prefer the versatility of an iPad, Android tablet or smartphone, and there’s a clear benefit

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When British Authors Write American Dialogue, or Try To

James Ledbetter on the tendency of British writers to create American characters whose dialogue betrays their authors’ origins. Go to Source

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How to Be an Amazing Influencer Like Me

Danielle Gibson humorously parodies the point of view of a social-media personality who thrives on brand partnerships and sponsorships. Go to Source

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Microsoft drops lawsuit against US government after DOJ reins in use of gagging orders

Microsoft has announced that it will drop its lawsuit against the US government after the Department of Justice said that it will use fewer secrecy orders when making requests for user information. Microsoft’s battle has been running since April last

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Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information

 When Google was founded in 1998, its goal was to organize the world’s information. And for the most part, mission accomplished — but in 19 years the goal post has moved forward and indexing and usefully presenting information isn’t enough.

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Facebook offers (some) clarification about newsfeed changes amid panic from page owners

Changes to the Facebook newsfeed are generally somewhat controversial, not least because many people wish Facebook would just stop buggering around and leave things as they are for a while. But the latest change that’s being tested has some people

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds two security projects to its open source stable

 The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is probably best known for being the home of the Kubernetes container orchestration project, but there plenty of other projects that now fall under the organization’s umbrella. All of them focus on bringing the kind

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Study shows dolphins develop Alzheimer’s – and that’s bad news for extending human lifespan

We’ve long praised dolphins as being one of the most intelligent animals on Earth, but that might come with an unfortunate downside. Oxford researchers studying the brains of dolphins have found clear signs of Alzheimer’s disease, marking the first time

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Study shows dolphins develop Alzheimer’s – and that’s bad news for extending human lifespan

We’ve long praised dolphins as being one of the most intelligent animals on Earth, but that might come with an unfortunate downside. Oxford researchers studying the brains of dolphins have found clear signs of Alzheimer’s disease, marking the first time

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Clemson students imagine a versatile, appearance-changing Mini of the future

A successor to the funky urban MP-SUV known as the Toyota uBox, the all-new Deep Orange 7 Mini concept is the latest vehicle project out of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Students of the center’s Deep

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Clemson students imagine a versatile, appearance-changing Mini of the future

A successor to the funky urban MP-SUV known as the Toyota uBox, the all-new Deep Orange 7 Mini concept is the latest vehicle project out of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Students of the center’s Deep

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NASA’s X3 ion thruster smashes records in test firings

A human settlement on Mars is rapidly moving from science fiction to fact, with Elon Musk envisioning Battlestar Galactica-style fleets blasting off to the Red Planet in coming decades. That scenario is now one step closer, as engineers from NASA

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NASA’s X3 ion thruster smashes records in test firings

A human settlement on Mars is rapidly moving from science fiction to fact, with Elon Musk envisioning Battlestar Galactica-style fleets blasting off to the Red Planet in coming decades. That scenario is now one step closer, as engineers from NASA

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Authentication now comes with a wave of your hand

 Under the nom de guerre of Redrock Biometrics, two former Leap Motion execs are waging war on the world’s legions of identification cards, pin numbers, passwords, and voice identification technologies with a combination of off-the-shelf hardware and proprietary software to

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Kaspersky: Increased reliance on mobile devices puts consumers at risk

Smartphone users have been urged to ensure their devices are properly protected against cyber threats, in a new report from one of the world’s top security firms. The latest Kaspersky Cybersecurity Index has warned that over-reliance on mobile devices could be putting

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The dream of customizable virtual 3D foliage is alive at Disney

 Oh, to work at Disney, to have a hand in creating those lusciously detailed 3D worlds, every character lovingly rendered, every animal sidekick unique and hilarious, every tree… filled with leaves. Designed and placed individually. In movies that take place

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Microsoft ‘MakeCode for Minecraft’ uses gaming to trick kids into learning to code

When I was a kid, one of my favorite meals was meatloaf — yeah, I am a stereotypical red-blooded American. My mom would make this dinner regularly, but she had a secret ingredient — carrots! Yeah, she would mix mushed

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New diabetes drug may also treat obesity

Semaglutide is a compound that’s already being developed as a treatment for diabetes, by Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk. According to a new study conducted by scientists from the University of Leeds, however, it may serve another valuable purpose –

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New diabetes drug may also treat obesity

Semaglutide is a compound that’s already being developed as a treatment for diabetes, by Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk. According to a new study conducted by scientists from the University of Leeds, however, it may serve another valuable purpose –

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