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  • newThese heartbreaking images reveal the dreams of refugees

    These heartbreaking images reveal the dreams of refugees

    LONDON — A 14-year-old boy from Aleppo, Syria, stares into the camera with an uncertain expression on his face.Nour El-Deen is standing in Kara Tepe Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece. He's just been talking about his dreams. His story — just lik…
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  • newRogue groin? When filming a 'Star Wars' movie went kind of NSFW

    Rogue groin? When filming a 'Star Wars' movie went kind of NSFW

    Moviemaking is rarely quite as glamorous as it's cracked up to be — even when we're talking about Star Wars moviemaking. That much was evident to Diego Luna, who plays Captain Cassian Andor in the forthcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, once he…
    - 7 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 10:32pm -
  • newEverything that could go wrong with Amazon Go

    Everything that could go wrong with Amazon Go

    The world got a little more magical this week. Amazon showed off its vision of the future of grocery shopping with Amazon Go, and the consensus is that the checkout-less store is truly amazing — assuming the online retail giant can pull it off.On…
    - 8 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 9:31pm -
  • newSomeone tried to steal Steph Curry's shoes from a kid

    Someone tried to steal Steph Curry's shoes from a kid

    Though sales of Steph Curry's "Curry 3" Under Armour sneakers are down, the reigning NBA MVP's kicks are still a hot commodity. And if they're both signed and game-used, it seems like fans will do anything in there power to snag a pair, even if tha…
    - 8 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 9:25pm -
  • newFacebook finds beautiful missing photo for girlfriend of Oakland fire victim

    Facebook finds beautiful missing photo for girlfriend of Oakland fire victim

    Social media might be your go-to place to argue with your cousins and post silly cat GIFS, but sometimes, it can be really beautiful.On Dec. 4, Saya Tomioka posted a plea to Facebook to help her find a picture of her kissing her boyfriend, Griffen M…
    - 9 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 8:57pm -

TechCrunch

  • newCommerce Dept. to send “digital attachés” to Mexico, South Korea and four other nations

    Commerce Dept. to send “digital attachés” to Mexico, South Korea and four other nations

     The U.S. Department of Commerce is opening six new international markets for its Commercial Digital Attaché program, according to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker who spoke with TechCrunch today in San Francisco. The attaché program,…
    - 9 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 8:52pm -
  • newOculus releases developer preview of Carmel WebVR product

    Oculus releases developer preview of Carmel WebVR product

     Many in the industry believe the next frontier for VR is web-based experiences that can be visited and absorbed across platforms. There are still quite a lot of unknowns when it comes to WebVR but Oculus is looking to start shedding some of the my…
    - 11 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 6:37pm -
  • newData minimization — the new design rules for startups

    Data minimization — the new design rules for startups

     Wait, what? Yes, you read correctly. “Data” and “minimization,” two words that have rarely been used in the same sentence, now represent one of the critical product design rules we must apply if we’re to build products that deliver value,…
    - 12 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 6:00pm -
  • newThe 15 most memorable quotes from Disrupt London 2016

    The 15 most memorable quotes from Disrupt London 2016

     From Brexit to bionic arms, our lineup of speakers at Disrupt London 2016 gave us awesome insight into a variety of different topics. In case you missed it, the TechCrunch social team compiled the 15 most memorable quotes from the event. Read More…
    - 13 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 4:56pm -
  • newSegment adds Google BigQuery to expand its customer data platform

    Segment adds Google BigQuery to expand its customer data platform

     Segment helps businesses manage all their data from services like Google Analytics, Mixpanel and Salesforce — and send that data to a variety of destinations, whether it’s an attribution product or a data warehouse. The company announced yeste…
    - 14 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 3:39pm -

Read Write Web

  • newCan wearable technology can help the elderly?

    Can wearable technology can help the elderly?

    Recent studies indicate that by 2030 the United States population will be comprised of around 74 million elderly individuals.  Such a percentage is reason to look at new senior health solutions that can provide proper, swift and affordable care. Ad…
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  • newIs Amazon Go a sign of the downfall of a retail workforce?

    Is Amazon Go a sign of the downfall of a retail workforce?

    Any time a disruptive technology with industrial or productive applications comes into play, the question arises as to whether or not that technology will result in the loss of jobs. This issue has been tackled extensively in the manufacturing secto…
    - 4 hours ago, 10 Dec 16, 1:27am -
  • newGarmin provides new safety feature in its fitness trackers

    Garmin provides new safety feature in its fitness trackers

    Garmin has added a new safety option to several of its fitness monitors with the addition of a new feature named Beacon, which was designed by Strava. Beacon, which was unveiled earlier this year, provides several features that focus on keeping hike…
    - 11 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 6:30pm -
  • newMaking a small corner of Vienna just a little smarter

    Making a small corner of Vienna just a little smarter

    Siemens AG is leading a consortium undertaking a new smart city research initiative in the new Aspern district of the Austrian capital. The German engineering goliath is the lead partner in a public private partnership called Aspern Smart City Resea…
    - 12 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 5:59pm -
  • newIs a digital pill the key to in-flight customer service?

    Is a digital pill the key to in-flight customer service?

    We live in a time where aviation and IoT are intrinsically entwined. From smart gates security to sensors measuring the journey of passengers throughout a terminal to connected robotic luggage. There’s also the IoT behind the scenes in transpo…
    - 15 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 2:32pm -

Boy Genius Report

  • newThis jet engine ceiling fan and coffee table are way too cool for your living room

    This jet engine ceiling fan and coffee table are way too cool for your living room

    If that plain old wood-and-whatever ceiling fan in your living room isn't quite generating enough airflow for your liking, perhaps you'd consider a jet engine instead. Well, maybe not an actual jet engine, but at least a fan built using jet engine p…
    - 7 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 11:04pm -
  • newHBO is teaming up with J.J. Abrams again for a new space drama

    HBO is teaming up with J.J. Abrams again for a new space drama

    Following the outsized success of Westworld, HBO is planning to work with J.J. Abrams and his studio Bad Robot Productions once again for a space drama called Glare. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glare is billed as "an hourlong drama explori…
    - 8 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 10:02pm -
  • newThis is the iPhone VR headset you’ve been waiting for

    This is the iPhone VR headset you’ve been waiting for

    Virtual reality on smartphones is still in its infancy, with Google Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR being the most popular options for those wanting to dabble in VR without going all-in with an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. That doesn't leave a ton of op…
    - 9 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 9:01pm -
  • newYour passwords still suck, according to people who are smarter than you

    Your passwords still suck, according to people who are smarter than you

    You probably think your clever little "P455W()rD" password is the highest degree of online security in the land, but a new study by the bright minds at Germany's Hasso-Plattner Institute says otherwise. In fact, your passwords are pretty much useless…
    - 10 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 8:00pm -
  • newWatch Stephen Colbert rip into ‘Pizzagate’ and fake news

    Watch Stephen Colbert rip into ‘Pizzagate’ and fake news

    If you’re still not convinced that the #Pizzagate conspiracy is just fake news, after all that happened over the last few days, then Stephen Colbert will set things straight for you. Heck, he’ll even explain the difference between fake news and r…
    - 10 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 7:20pm -

WSJ - Tech

GigaOm

TechCrunch YouTube

Renowned Chinese investor Kaifu Lee discusses his new $675M fund

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Taylor & Hart sells custom engagement rings online

- 17 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 12:38pm -
Woogie is an adorable alien AI that teaches kids

- 2 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 8:13am -
Reggie Fils-Aimé talks Super Mario Run

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Trakz is a Fitbit with GPS for your dog or cat

- 3 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 1:44pm -
Play Oculus Rift games on Google Cardboard with Riftcat

- 3 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 11:30am -

Gizmodo

  • newThis Simulation of a Monkey Speaking Is the Stuff of Nightmares

    This Simulation of a Monkey Speaking Is the Stuff of Nightmares

    X-ray image of a macaque monkey. (Image: Asif Ghazanfar, Princeton Neuroscience Institute)New research shows that macaques have a vocal tract capable of emitting human-like speech, but they lack the brain circuitry to make words happen. That may be a…
    - 12 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 5:20pm -
  • newAdd The First Six Star Wars Films To Your Digital Library For $69

    Add The First Six Star Wars Films To Your Digital Library For $69

    Star Wars: The Digital Six Film Collection, $69Want to get caught up on Star Wars before Rogue One arrives in theaters? Amazon’s marked the digital six-film bundle (sorry, The Force Awakens fans) down to $69 in HD, or about $16 less than usual.Rea…
    - 13 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 5:08pm -
  • newWhere Is the Farthest Place You Can Be That's Away from Everyone Else?

    Where Is the Farthest Place You Can Be That's Away from Everyone Else?

    My life now has a purpose. I’ve discovered what I have to do before I die. From now on, every decision I make will be motivated to do one thing and one thing only: to find my way to Point Nemo, a place in the Pacific Ocean that’s the loneliest pl…
    - 13 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 5:00pm -
  • newWhy Apple Can't Figure Out How to Make AirPods Work

    Why Apple Can't Figure Out How to Make AirPods Work

    Apple’s AirPods have been plagued by delays after they were announced alongside the iPhone 7 earlier this year, and now we might finally know exactly why. Read more...
    - 13 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 4:54pm -
  • newA New Facebook Glitch Is Reposting People’s Random, Old Updates

    A New Facebook Glitch Is Reposting People’s Random, Old Updates

    Say hello to your old posts, idiots! Image: AP Photo/Eric RisbergFacebook users are reporting a bizarre bug that—like the video Year In Review or the persistent On This Day feature—dredges up digital memories. The only problem is that it’s doi…
    - 13 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 4:47pm -

PC World

LifeHacker

  • newMost Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2016

    Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2016

    Health and fitness are pretty important topics. And you seem to think so, too. From learning how to craft your own bodyweight workout, to how little sleep you can get away with, to what it takes to fake a fitness ‘before and after’ photo, these a…
    - 10 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 8:00pm -
  • newPlanning Out Your Entire Weekend Makes It Less Enjoyable

    Planning Out Your Entire Weekend Makes It Less Enjoyable

    Making a minute-by-minute itinerary for your weekend might sound like a great way to get the most out of your days off, but a recent study suggests that it actually makes everything you do less fun.Read more...
    - 11 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 7:00pm -
  • newRemains of the Day: Yahoo Answers Arrives on iOS

    Remains of the Day: Yahoo Answers Arrives on iOS

    Yahoo has a new iOS app called Yahoo Answers Now through which you can ask your questions and receive answers from people with relevant expertise. Our prayers have finally been Yahoo Answered.Read more...
    - 11 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 6:30pm -
  • newThe Best Way to Get Vomit Stains Out of a Suit or Dress

    The Best Way to Get Vomit Stains Out of a Suit or Dress

    If you went a little overboard at the open bar of your big company party, this trick will get your suit, dress, or other un-launderables looking fresh and puke-free again.Read more...
    - 12 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 6:00pm -
  • newBuild a Slick Little Miniature Weather Display Perfect for a Desk or Wall

    Build a Slick Little Miniature Weather Display Perfect for a Desk or Wall

    Need an upgrade to that boring old thermometer outside the kitchen window? Adafruit put together a guide for a wonderfully compact little battery powered weather display.Read more...
    - 12 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 5:30pm -

Engadget

  • newChina's elevated bus test site has been abandoned for months

    China's elevated bus test site has been abandoned for months

    Remember China's wacky Transit Elevated Bus aka TEB which promised to carry passengers over traffic? Well, we have some bad news for you. China News reported that the 22-meter-long prototype unveiled in early August had been collecting dust in its ha…
    - 5 hours ago, 10 Dec 16, 1:04am -
  • newApple's AirPods won't be ready for the holidays

    Apple's AirPods won't be ready for the holidays

    Apple announced the AirPods during September's "See You" event with a scheduled launch at the end of October. But late that month, the company delayed shipments without setting a release date in the future. Well, the tech titan's wireless headphones…
    - 6 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 11:31pm -
  • newWashington Post: CIA concluded Russia intervened to help Trump

    Washington Post: CIA concluded Russia intervened to help Trump

    President Obama has reportedly opened an investigation into cyber attacks and foreign influence on the recent election, however, according to the Washington Post, a CIA assessment has already pointed the finger. The Post claims a CIA shared its lates…
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  • newMagic Leap CEO responds to 'grumpy mouse tech blogger writers'

    Magic Leap CEO responds to 'grumpy mouse tech blogger writers'

    After yesterday's report by The Information blew away some of the smoke surrounding Magic Leap, its CEO has responded. In a series of tweets over the last day and a blog post, Rony Abovitz still didn't directly counter the article, or provide technic…
    - 10 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 8:06pm -
  • newYou might be warned if your next flight allows WiFi calling

    You might be warned if your next flight allows WiFi calling

    Between screaming babies, flatulent passengers and that guy ahead of you who insists on leaning all the way back, air travel can be pretty miserable. And that's before you think about the possibility of someone loudly making a call over WiFi during y…
    - 11 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 7:08pm -

BoingBoing

Tech Republic

Engadget YouTube

Audi V2I traffic signal countdown: Hands-On

- 18 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 11:54am -
The Engadget Podcast Ep 17: Mansion on the Hill

- 20 hours ago, 9 Dec 16, 9:58am -
ICYMI: Birds; the magical flying machines

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Game Fnatic Ep. 10: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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ICYMI: Using brain power to move a game character

- 2 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 9:30am -
ICYMI: Amazon wants to revolutionize grocery shopping

- 3 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 9:30am -