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Wildfire, trade spats send lumber prices up

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Wildfires have been burning across British Columbia for more than a month now. They've left many homeless and as the summer months continue, a mix of hot temperatures, parched land and lightning mean there could be more on the way. That's having a direct impact on one of the area's major exports: timber. CGTN's Phil Lavelle investigates from Los Angeles.... Read More
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Maritime Trade Partnership Leads to Big Returns for Small Businesses

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By Patrick Morris, Intern, Office of Strategic Partnerships The International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Global Marine Technology Team has been working since 2010 to help grow U.S. exports of marine technology. This specialized team helps U.S. marine technology companies take advantage of worldwide sales opportunities and engage in partnerships with U.S. maritime industry leaders. A mutual interest to support U.S. marine technology exports has forged a notable Strategic Partnership between ITA and The Maritime Alliance (TMA) that is yielding big wins for small businesses. ... Read More
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Shenmue III is the latest Kickstarter game to get a publisher

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Shenmue III is set to debut in the second half of next year, and now Saints Row publisher Deep Silver has revealed that it will distribute the game for PC as well as PlayStation 4. This ensures the most unlikely of sequels to Sega’s Dreamcast and Xbox life-simulator series will get both a digital and a physical release when it rolls out in late 2018. Shenmue creator and director Yu Suzuki will also appear at Gamescom in Germany at the end of this month to meet with fans and discuss his latest project as well as his partnership with Deep Silver. This is not a new strategy for Deep Silver. It did this previously with ... Read More
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Digital Thought Starters: Mobile Magic, Straub Automotive and Wandering Customers

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We’re a long way from rotary phones. In case there’s any doubt about that, or the total and utter dominance of mobile technology, consider the coming launch of the Apple iPhone 8.Rumors indicate that the “8” will feature new innovations such as facial recognition (Face ID), a dedicated AI chip and a full-face OLED display. All that seems targeted toward creating a better, faster and more convenient user experience, and for good reason: According to a 2016 eMarketer report on media usage, people spend more than three hours a day (3:23) on mobile -- ... Read More
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OurMine targets HBO’s social media accounts in its latest hacking attempt

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Netflix’s new Defenders series is nowhere near as weird as the original comics

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Showbiz Minute: Cruise, Latifah, Tribeca

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Cruise ankle break halts 'Mission: Impossible 6' production; Queen Latifah to be honored at Diddy's REVOLT conference; Tribeca Film Festival to launch separate TV event this fall. (Aug. 17)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrest... Read More
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Samsung TVs now let you use Shazam to discover what songs are playing in movies and TV shows

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Samsung is rolling out an update to its 2017 lineup of smart TVs that will allow anyone to find out what song is playing on a TV show or movie simply by tapping a button on their screen. At CES back in January, Samsung announced that Shazam, along with a bunch of other new features, was coming to its Smart Hub, though the company didn’t reveal when the feature would be made available. But the Korean tech titan has now confirmed that the update will be landing imminently.... Read More
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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: who needs Nathan Drake?

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Pres. Trump’s remarks on violent Virginia protests expose deep divisions

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Published on Aug 16, 2017President Donald Trump’s remarks regarding the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia have exposed deep racial divisions stretching far into history. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Thanks & T-Shirt Sale

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On behalf of everyone who made it to the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo – we want to say thank you! Also, if you forgot to get your t-shirt, you are in luck! See right below this paragraph to purchase, with free shipping! Castlevania Style Sizes ... Read More
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The Daily Stormer just lost the most important company defending it

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Trump promises to rework NAFTA

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President Trump is meeting with the leaders of Canada and Mexico this week in hopes of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Mr. Trump has been a longtime critic of the trade deal. Fred Hochberg, former chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, joins CBSN to discuss what scrapping the deal would mean for the U.S. economy.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on In... Read More
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Cedar Point’s next thrill ride debuts in Planet Coaster

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Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is one of the most famous roller coaster parks in the world. Thrill-seekers often anticipate its new rides. Well, now you can check out its next coaster digitally before it opens next year. Cedar Point has teamed up with Planet Coaster, the hit theme park simulator for PC, to debut Steel Vengeance ahead of its actual spring 2018 opening. Steel Vengeance will be a “hyper-hybrid” coaster, combining aspects of both modern steel coasters with the classic wooden types. It will be the tallest, fastest (up to 74 mph), and longest ride of its... Read More
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How HBO’s Westworld installation made fans ‘the center of the universe’

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Verizon Takes Fourth Amendment Stand in Carpenter V. United States

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Fourteen of the biggest US tech companies filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Monday supporting more rigorous warrant requirements for law enforcement seeking certain cell phone data, such as location information. In the statement, the signatories—Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft among them—argue that the government leans on outdated laws from the 1970s to justify Fourth Amendment overreach. One perhaps surprising voice in the chorus of protesters? Verizon. Verizon's support means that the largest wireless service provider in the US, and a powerful force in Silicon Valley, has bucked a longtime trend of telecom acquiescence. While carr... Read More
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No. 236: Farrell Fritz stars, robots rising and a scary price spike on bacon and butter sandwiches

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It’s Wednesday out there: Happy hump day, kids, and welcome new readers Mark, Andrea, Harrison, Jeisenia, Anthony, Bianca, Roxanne, Weicheng and Daisy. Great to have you aboard. It’s Aug. 16, on which Edwin Prescott – builder of Coney Island’s first Loop the Loop – received an 1896 patent for the roller coaster. Also, Ringo replaced Pete Best on this day in 1962. Happy birthday: Dan Polner and John McNally and Larry Levy and Jamie Lynn Ryan. And hope you had a good one, Carl Corry. At InnovateLI.com: Long Islanders Noreen Kazi and Nisha Bhalla will open a local branch of Silicon Valley’s ... Read More
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Trump renews Twitter criticism of Amazon

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President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.” Trump tweets that “towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” The president has often criticized the company and CEO Jeff Bezos (BAY’-zohs), who also owns The Washington Post. Many traditional retailers are closing stores and blaming Amazon for a shift to buying goods online. But the company has been hiring thousands of warehouse workers on the spot at job fairs across the country. Amazon has announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year. Trump has in the past tweeted that Amazon ... Read More
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The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On Video

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As a physics professor, I have two jobs. The first, obviously, is to help students understand physics. That makes me something of a coach. But I want to talk about my second job: evaluating what students understand about physics. You might call this grading them. Evaluating a student's understanding of a topic is like taking a measurement. However, it requires measuring something that is difficult to see. It's not like I can stick a ruler into a student's brain to determine the size of their physics stuff. Now, most teachers use indirect means, usually a multiple-choice test or an exam in which students work through a problem. These are poor measures of student understanding. Someone could simply guess, o... Read More
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Everybody Chill: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs

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None of this is to say that automation and AI aren’t having an important impact on the economy. But that impact is far more nuanced and limited than the doomsday forecasts suggest. A rigorous study of the impact of robots in manufacturing, agriculture, and utilities across 17 countries, for instance, found that robots did reduce the hours of lower-skilled workers—but they didn’t decrease the total hours worked by humans, and they actually boosted wages. In other words, automation may affect the kind of work humans do, but at the moment, it’s hard to see that it’s leading to a world without work. McAfee, in fact, says of his earlier public statements, “If I had to do it over ag... Read More
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New Media and the Messy Nature of Reporting on the Alt-Right

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President Trump stunned the nation, members of his own party, the press, and, apparently, his staff on Tuesday with his candid remarks regarding last weekend's deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The day before, he had reluctantly condemned the neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members who comprised much of the rally, but just 24 hours later, standing in the lobby of Trump Tower, the president was back to to condemning groups "on both sides" of the fighting. "You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,"... Read More
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D.I.Y. Artificial Intelligence Comes to a Japanese Family Farm

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Not much about Makoto Koike’s adult life suggests that he would be a farmer. Trained as an engineer, he spent most of his career in a busy urban section of Aichi Prefecture, Japan, near the headquarters of the Toyota Motor Corporation, writing software to control cars. Koike’s longtime hobby is tinkering with electronic kits and machines; he is not naturally an outdoorsy type. Yet, in 2014, at the age of thirty-three, he left his job and city life to move to his parents’ cucumber farm, in the greener prefecture of Shizuoka. “I thought I was getting old,” Koike told me. “I wanted to be close to my home and my family.” The Koikes have been growing cucumbers in Kosai, a town wedged ... Read More
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A Summer School for Mathematicians Fed Up with Gerrymandering

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On a late-spring evening in Boston, just as the sun was beginning to set, a group of mathematicians lingered over the remains of the dinner they had just shared. While some cleared plates from the table, others started transforming skewers and hunks of raw potato into wobbly geodesic forms. Justin Solomon, an assistant professor at M.I.T., lunged forward to keep his structure from collapsing. “That’s five years of Pixar right there,” he joked. (Solomon worked at the animation studio before moving to academia.) He and his collaborators were unwinding after a long day making preparations for a new program at Tufts University—a summer school at which mathematicians, along with data analysts, legal scholars, school... Read More
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A Tiny Parasite Could Save Darwin’s Finches from Extinction

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Five years ago, George Heimpel, an entomologist at the University of Minnesota, travelled to Trinidad in search of insect larvae. He was after several kinds in particular—Philornis downsi, a fly whose parasitic young feed on the hatchlings of tropical birds, and various minuscule wasp species whose own offspring feed on those of the fly. Heimpel hoped that the wasps might solve a problem on the Galápagos Islands, where Philornis has taken a severe toll on native fowl. Those hurt most by the fly, which was likely brought to the archipelago by people, are the Galápagos finches, the songbirds that provided Charles Darwin with some of the earliest evidence of evolution. Currently, eleven of the fourteen finch species ar... Read More
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D.I.Y. Artificial Intelligence Comes to a Japanese Family Farm

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Not much about Makoto Koike’s adult life suggests that he would be a farmer. Trained as an engineer, he spent most of his career in a busy urban section of Aichi Prefecture, Japan, near the headquarters of the Toyota Motor Corporation, writing software to control cars. Koike’s longtime hobby is tinkering with electronic kits and machines; he is not naturally an outdoorsy type. Yet, in 2014, at the age of thirty-three, he left his job and city life to move to his parents’ cucumber farm, in the greener prefecture of Shizuoka. “I thought I was getting old,” Koike told me. “I wanted to be close to my home and my family.” The Koikes have been growing cucumbers in Kosai, a town wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the brac... Read More
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A Summer School for Mathematicians Fed Up with Gerrymandering

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On a late-spring evening in Boston, just as the sun was beginning to set, a group of mathematicians lingered over the remains of the dinner they had just shared. While some cleared plates from the table, others started transforming skewers and hunks of raw potato into wobbly geodesic forms. Justin Solomon, an assistant professor at M.I.T., lunged forward to keep his structure from collapsing. “That’s five years of Pixar right there,” he joked. (Solomon worked at the animation studio before moving to academia.) He and his collaborators were unwinding after a long day making preparations for a new program at Tufts University—a summer school at which mathematicians, along with data analysts, legal scholars, school... Read More
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United at convention, voice actresses pick favorite Disney princesses

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Auli'i Cravalho's favorite Disney princess -- outside Moana -- is Tiana of "The Princess and the Frog." Cravalho and other Disney voice actresses united at the recent D23 expo in California. (Aug. 15)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events.The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news fr... Read More
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Louis C.K. made a secret 35mm movie, and it’s coming to the Toronto Film Festival

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Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for August 2017

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Aries – ruling planet in 5th house – a dynamic person with futuristic ideas inspires you. You’ll be helped to see where you’re headed by exposure to a larger, more universal viewpoint. Make a decision about a relationship that is going nowhere. Emphasize love, hope and generosity. Taurus – ruling planet in the 3rd house – express yourself in an artistic or literary way. Your sense of beauty, color and form is enhanced. Beautification of your personal surroundings could become a crusade. Human relationships can also be improved by using diplomacy. Gemini – ruling planet in the 4th house – the accent is on home, family and security. Plans and dreams will be co... Read More
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Facebook and Supercell partner on Clash of Clans AR experience

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Five years after its release, Clash of Clans continues to be one of the top 10 grossing games on the app stores. And Facebook and Clash of Clans creator Supercell are teaming up to promote the mobile strategy game with an augmented reality experience on a smartphone. A week ago, Supercell revealed a video that showed the Builder, the funny character who creates structures in Clash of Clans — only to see the structures destroyed — left for greener pastures. He wants to find a place where his creations might last longer than the next battle. (Supercell said more than 100 billion town halls have been destro... Read More
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The PlayerUnknown’s Battleground meta can’t handle vaulting

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Climbing and jumping over obstacles in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a pain in the ass right now, and that’s what most players are accustomed to. So with developer Bluehole demonstrating vaulting and climbing over fences and onto roofs, the millions of people who regularly boot up the last-person-standing shooter better get ready to change their strategies — especially in time for our Games Industry Family Chicke... Read More
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Uber settles claims that it mishandled private information about users and drivers

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Space startups have Georgia on their minds

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Join us and senior business leaders to learn how to expand to the heartland, to lower costs and boost profits — and help America too. Come to BLUEPRINT in Reno on Sept 11-13, and get your 40%-off Early Bird ticket by August 25! A little after noon on Thursday, August 3, a micro-rocket — a 40-foot tiny satellite designed to carry very small loads into low orbit — quietly blasted off from a county on the coast of Georgia. The launch was a first for Arizona-based space flight startup ... Read More
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James Damore’s Google Memo Gets Science All Wrong

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In early August, a Google engineer named James Damore posted a document titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” to an internal online discussion group. His memo was a calm attempt to point out all the ways Google has gone wrong in making gender representation among its employees a corporate pri... Read More
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Trump’s NAFTA Makeover Not So Extreme

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Enlarge this image President Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July. Trump is pushing to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement among their countries and Canada. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption to... Read More
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Defeat mobile ad fraud without complex tech (VB Live)

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Stop letting fraudulent bots burn through your budget — and start maximizing the power of mobile advertising with must-click messaging. Join our latest VB Live event for an in-depth look at how to stay in front of your audience, ahead of your competitors, and on top of fraud. Register here for free. Mobile ad fraud is costing marketers a small fortune: we’re losing anywhere from $7.2 billion and $16.4 billion a year thanks to ad fraud — and neither number is a joke. According to ... Read More
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AR + VR marketing: It starts now (VB Live)

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Last year, AR and VR raked in $1.8B, with 6.3M headsets shipped. And those numbers are expected to just keep climbing. Join this VB Live for insights into VR and AR usage, consumer attitudes, and to learn whether the massive potential audience that exists is ready to go virtual. Access this VB Live event on demand right here. With virtual reality and augmented reality starting to make meaningful penetration, it’s time to start thinking of them as potential new marketing channels — places to market... Read More
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Forget Arnold and the Terminator — bots will make us superhuman

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In the first Terminator movie, Arnie’s T-800 is sent back in time to kill a human. In Terminator 2, the T-800 is programmed to protect a human. This idea of having our machines grapple with the concept of “kill/do not kill” is still science fiction for now, but some profound questions about the relationship between humanity and AI automation are starting to need real-world answers. We’re talking about AI, this immensely powerful, often ambiguous term thrown around by the biggest brand names in the world. It’s a technology that simultaneously intrigues and frightens most of us, and despite not having all of the answers to the questions we have about AI, we push forward anyway. For regular people, with regular jobs, the qu... Read More
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The Plan to Put a 3-D Printer With Robot Arms Into Orbit

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Space is indifferent to your suffering. It doesn’t care that it’ll freeze you to death unless you’re wearing a fancy suit, or that even before freezing you’ll suffocate in its vacuum. And it certainly doesn’t care how difficult it is for humans to get stuff done in the void: practical things like screwing in bolts and drinking water and 3-D printing replacement parts. But a company called Made in Space is indifferent to space’s indifference. In a first, it’s showed that it can 3-D print in a thermal vacuum chamber, which simulates the nastiness of sp... Read More
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Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

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Enlarge this image A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees. Photo Researchers/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Photo Researchers/Getty Images Wild b... Read More
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Google now recognizes 119 languages for voice-to-text dictation

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Google now recognizes 119 languages for voice-to-text dictation - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,... Read More
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Game of Thrones, Eastwatch: a breakdown of the 5 most memorable scenes

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Work Can Be Stressful, Dangerous And Sometimes Great

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Enlarge this image A quarter of Americans say they don't have enough time at work to do their jobs, and about half of them bring work home. Bjorn Rune Lie/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bjorn Rune Lie/Ikon Images/Getty Images... Read More
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An Insane View of the Milky Way From the Edge of New Zealand

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New Zealand's South Island spans 58,000 square miles of breathtaking, verdant terrain. But nothing on the ground surpasses what's in the sky. The region is home to the largest dark sky observatory in the world, glittering with millions of stars and spectacular views of the Milky Way. RELATED STORIES La... Read More
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AI is not optional for retail

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Most people don’t realize that they’re likely exposed to AI each and every time they shop online — whether it’s on eBay, Nordstrom.com, Warby Parker — or any other retailer. When you are searching for an item and you see a merchandising strip that appears saying something like: “Similar Items” — that’s AI in its simplest terms. It’s the ability to automatically make informed recommendations for shoppers. AI has been around for many years, but recent advancements have moved AI from the realm of science fiction to a current-day business imperative. The game changers: powerful new GPUs, dedicated hardware, new algorithms, and platforms for deep learning. They are enabling massive data inputs to be calculated quick... Read More
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Monetizing VR: Turning magic into money (VB Live)

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VR has sprouted a lot of startups, but not a whole lot of revenue yet. But with refined console headsets and mobile VR and mobile 360 growing more popular with consumers, it’s time to start thinking about a monetization strategy. Join the latest VB Live event to get started! Register here for free. VR is the Sir Ian McKellen of technology. Virtual reality has been around for 60 years, and while there have been accolades thrown at it, miles and miles of words written about it, and a brigade of enthusiastic... Read More
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Antarctica is home to considerably more volcanoes than previously thought

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Antarctica is home to considerably more volcanoes than previously thought - The Verge... Read More
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SpaceX’s next launch will send an HPE supercomputer to the International Space Station

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Indie devs are looking for love and money at comic cons

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Fan events have taken over the calendar for a lot of game publishers, and some smaller studios are experimenting with different kinds of expos. This led a number of independent developers to the Denver Comic Convention last month in search of a way to stand out, and that’s exactly what they found. The Denver Comic Con is a huge annual event that happens each summer in the heart of Colorado’s largest city. But because Denver is also one of the largest cities for 500 miles in any direction (Oklahoma City is 495 miles away), it attracts comic book lovers from several of the bordering states as well. ... Read More
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A Guide to Russia’s High Tech Tool Box for Subverting US Democracy

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A dead dog in Moscow. A dead dissident in London. Twitter trolls run by the Kremlin’s Internet Research Agency. Denial of service attacks and ransomware deployed across Ukraine. News reports from the DC offices of Sputnik and RT. Spies hidden in the heart of Wall Street. The hacking of John Podesta’s creamy risotto recipe. And a century-old fabricated staple of anti-Semitic hate literature. At first glance these disparate phenomena might seem only vaguely connected. Sure, they can all be traced back to Russia. But is there any method to their badness? The definitive answer, according to Russia experts inside and outside the US government, is most certainly yes. In fact, they are part of an increasingl... Read More
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How to Stay in the Moment: Take a Picture

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The other weekend, I found myself at a beach on the outskirts of New York City during sunset. The sky was spectacular, filled with the neon pinks, oranges, and purples that come after a day of rain. As if on cue, the two friends I was with fished their smartphones from their pockets and snapped a photo. My phone was already out. All around us, people were holding their screens up to the sky to document the moment, as if capturing it on camera would somehow make the colors more vivid. As the sun went down, I felt a familiar pang of guilt. It was the same sense of uneasiness I feel after falling down an Instagram rabbit hole or scrolling through Twitter when I first wake up in the morning—the feeling that... Read More
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Exposure channels nature’s beauty and brutality into a stealth game

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Don’t be fooled by Exposure’s sleek geometric look and minimalist soundtrack. It’s a tense game about hiding from predators, scurrying from one safe space to another, and changing colors for camouflage. It’s the first commercial work from the two-person team The Sheep’s Meow, an indie game studio based in New York. In early 2018, it will be available on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux, as well as on the Xbox One. When I played an early build of Exposure, I found it to be both meditative and stressful. Though I could collect little tokens, the main goal was to survive. I could switch colors to blend in with patches of light and dark, hiding from ... Read More
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Here Be Dragons AR/VR studio gets $10 million funding from Discovery Communications

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You might not have heard of Here Be Dragons before, but you’ve probably heard of some of the projects the it’s worked on. Today, this VR and AR production studio is announcing the closure of a $10 million series A round of funding. Discovery Communications led this investment. Here Be Dragons has been creating both original and promotional VR experiences for clients and content creators for the past few years now. You might have seen their work in the Mr. Robot VR experience that launched last year, or the Clouds Over Sidra short used by the UN. The company was co-founded by CEO Patrick Milling-Smith and Chris Milk, known for his work on the Within platform. The company plans to use this money to expand its team and its... Read More
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US, North Korea war of words: Where is this heading?

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For years the West has put up with North Korea’s threats and colourful prose.But now the US President is using similar language, and the world is forced to take notice.All prompted by Kim Jong-Un's threats for missile strikes on a tiny island in the Pacific – the US territory of Guam.So what's next?Presenter: Richelle CareyGuests:Andrei Lankov - Professor of Korean Studies, Kookmin UniversitySe-Woong Koo - Managing Editor, Korea ExposeKen Eom - A former North Korean soldier, who defected in 2010- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Uber chaos continues as investors go head to head

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Everything we learned about The Last Jedi from EW’s feature story

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The director of Ingrid Goes West on taking inspiration from Instagram influencers and The Talented Mr. Ripley

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The director of Ingrid Goes West on taking inspiration from Instagram influencers and The Talented Mr. Ripley - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com"... Read More
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GameMine offers subscription games tied to direct carrier billing

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Apple’s App Store and Android’s Google Play pretty much crushed the old system where carriers sold games direct to mobile users. But GameMine has found a way to bring the carriers back into the picture using a game subscription service that can be billed directly to carriers. Los Angeles-based GameMine is announcing today it has distribution partnerships with five international mobile carriers in Spain, Italy, and Egypt. GameMine has collected more than 400 games in its subscription service, and it is making them available on iOS or Android devices from the major carriers. All of the games are fully unlocked and ad-free, with the subscription... Read More
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‘Stories blocked if not supporting refugee policy’ – German journalist to RT

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Rejected contributions, boycott calls and a public letter refuting her words were some of the tactics freelance reporter Claudia Zimmermann faced after exposing her employer, German public broadcaster WDR, for sticking to pro-government narrative on migrant crisis.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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‘Stories blocked if not supporting refugee policy’ – German journalist to RT

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Rejected contributions, boycott calls and a public letter refuting her words were some of the tactics freelance reporter Claudia Zimmermann faced after exposing her employer, German public broadcaster WDR, for sticking to pro-government narrative on migrant crisis.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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The Best Instant Coffee

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Mount Hagen instant coffee received a “best of the instants” rating from more of our testers than did any of the other coffees for a reason: It has a mild, smooth flavor without bitterness or too much acidity. This German-roasted instant is among the most affordable coffees we considered. It is also the only instant coffee in the lineup that’s certified to be fair trade and organic (more about what this might mean below). None of our testers found the flavor of the Mount Hagen offensive—a miracle in the instant coffee world. While Mount Hagen is not going to compete with what your local roastery can accomplish, it’s a great ... Read More
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U.S. diplomats suddenly fall ill in Cuba

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Published on Aug 10, 2017The State Department and FBI are not revealing what made them sick or their symptoms; it appears some officials were exposed to a "sonic device" that caused hearing problems and other symptoms. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Watch a 360-degree-video tour of the California Extreme arcade-machine convention

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One of the coolest gaming events I’ve ever attended is the California Extreme classic arcade game show. For this fan gathering, arcade and pinball enthusiasts put their machines on a truck and bring them to a ballroom in Santa Clara, California, and set them up in free-play mode. You can then buy a ticket and play whatever you want. If you’ve never made it out to the CAX yourself, a new 360-degree video tour can give you an idea of what it was like during this year’s show at the end of July. ... Read More
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So, Brian Fried had this idea…

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Perhaps Brian Fried should launch the re-inventors club. Boasting many notches on his toolbelt – several inventions, a few commercial scores and a pair of how-to books for the entrepreneurial tinkerer – Fried is founder of Inventors and Entrepreneur Clubs in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. The networking groups have exposed him to makers at various points on the invention spectrum, and he’s helped several find their way. N... Read More
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Unity adds Max Levchin and Robynne Sisco to board as it readies for IPO

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Unity Technologies has named tech veterans Max Levchin and Robynne Sisco as the company’s first independent directors. Unity CEO John Riccitiello said the move is necessary if Unity is to prepare itself for an initial public offering in the future. Riccitiello said in an exclusive interview with GamesBeat that the company isn’t promising an IPO, but it has to take such steps if it wants to be ready for one in the future. “We have an obligation to be IPO-ready,” he said. “You need strong independent board members to do that. We are building that muscle so we can be ready if that is what we choose to do.” Unity said its game engine has been adopted by... Read More
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Sell Millennials on the Dealership Experience

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There’s a generation of digitally-savvy people getting ready to buy cars. That sounds like a pleasure cruise of sales opportunities, right? But there’s a catch: they’re a demanding bunch with specific ideas about how the transaction should unfold.So what’s a sales person to do? How does a dealership adjust their business to take advantage of this watershed opportunity in automotive retail? They sell Millennials on the experience of buying a car. ... Read More
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Microsoft updates Azure Log Analytics

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Microsoft has announced a new update for its Azure Log Analytics service which offers search, analytics, and insight tools. The upgrade delivers an interactive query language and advanced analytics portal, powered by a scalable data store similar to Azure Application Insights. According to a blog post, it is the biggest Azure Log Analytics update since its launch and the company worked with more than 60 customers to get feedback and deliver the update. The new query language provides search, query time field extractions, calculated fields, joins and unions, as well as date time op... Read More
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StarCraft II is now a laboratory for AI research

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Blizzard’s partnership with DeepMind, a firm that specializes in machine learning, has culminated in the release of the StarCraft II API, which is available now. This mechanism for enabling outside creators into integrate their apps into StarCraft II is going to open up the competitive sci-fi strategy game to researchers working in the field of A.I. At the 2016 BlizzCon fan gathering in Anaheim, Blizzard revealed that it was working with DeepMind to test the same sort of learning algorithms that helped the company’s ... Read More
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What’s keeping Texas from rivaling Silicon Valley

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Yesterday, Capital Factory CEO Joshua Baer announced a partnership with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center to bring Texas’ biggest accelerator to Dallas.  In his post, The Texas Startup Manifesto, Baer proposed a “Texas startup Megatropolis” combining Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The vision is exciting and highlights many of Texas’ obvious strengths: Growing at a rapid pace A low cost of living Diverse both in people and jobs Full of business and tech talent Home to great universities An energy and healthcare hub It also highlighted many of the wea... Read More
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Disney sued for allegedly spying on children through 42 gaming apps

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Netflix doesn’t want to be a better streaming service — it wants to be Disney

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Netflix doesn’t want to be a better streaming service — it wants to be Disney - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Choru... Read More
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In response to anti-diversity memo, YouTube CEO says sexism in tech is ‘pervasive’

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Kongregate announces $10 million console and PC game publishing fund

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Kongregate, an indie game publisher that GameStop recently sold to MTG, is doubling-down on PC and console games from indie developers by setting up a $10 million publishing fund. While Kongregate has focused on web and mobile games in the past, it has shifted more emphasis into PC games lately, and this new fund will expand its “cross-platform publishing” business, according to CEO and cofounder Emily Greer. This fund will focus on both paid and free-to-play titles. It’s part of the company’s plan to nurtur... Read More
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Dan McClory explains how levy tariffs on China steel exports affect China US trade

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CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Dan McClory about the recently levied tariffs on China steel exports and how it could impact China-U.S. trade.... Read More
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Millennials are Making the Online and In-Store Connection a Reality

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Think back to the most important retail moments of the last 50 years. What would you put on your list of the top ten? The Great Recession of 2007 would surely make it, and perhaps the introduction of SUVs, along with other models. Most likely, the emergence of the Internet would be right at the top – along with the major technological advances (mobile, Wi-Fi, etc.) of the past two decades.... Read More
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‘Financial Times’ Issues 103-Year-Old Correction

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Enlarge this image A 1915 poster urged the British public to buy war bonds. The previous year, the Bank of England had concealed the failure of the first round of bond-selling. Thomas Bert/Library of Congress hide caption ... Read More
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VR can be a mainstream tech — but it’s not ready yet

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Though it may seem virtual reality has emerged in the last few years, the technology has been around for quite some time. The term was coined in 1987, but head-mounted displays (HMDs) have been around since the 1960s, with some enthusiasts arguing panoramic paintings and murals were the earliest forms of VR, as they were intended to fill the viewer’s entire field of vision, making them feel present in a particular setting. Given its decades-long existence, the recent eruption of interest surrounding the medium comes down to a couple of chief factors: improved technology and increased investment. With giants like Facebook, Google, HTC, Samsung and Son... Read More
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DEV {TALK} Wednesday, August 16th – 10 am CDT – Migrating From WM/CE to Android with Enterprise Browser

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For over a decade now there have been multiple industrial browsers released by Zebra, its competitors and Zebra’s ancestor companies. Industrial browsers as a product group generally provide access to specialized device hardware (e.g. barcode scanners) through HTML and JavaScript along with a highly configurable browser component.   This DEV {TALK} is aimed at customers running applications within “Industrial browsers” on either Windows Mobile or CE devices and who are looking to upgrade to Zebra Android devices.  We'll review industrial browsers for Windows Mobile and CE and discuss some of the options for upgrading to Enterprise Browser on Android. It can be a ch... Read More
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How the FBI used a booby-trapped video to ID a sextortion suspect on Tor

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Risks to Stony Brook’s Research Infrastructure from Proposed F&A Rate Reduction

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Dear Faculty Colleagues,I write today concerning a disturbing proposal that is being discussed in Washington that could have serious repercussions for the funding that we receive from federal agencies in support of research that is vital to the well-being of our citizens and our nation. Recent discussions within the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have suggested that the federal science budget could be dramatically reduced by slashing facilities and administrative (F&A) cost reimbursements to universities. This proposal - which some in Congress may endorse - should concern all of us. Federal research funding for universities includes two... Read More
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William Floyd Students Participate in Protein Crystallography Class at Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Students worked at BNL with several scientists and a handful of students and research teachers from other districts. Upton, NY - August 8, 2017 - Two William Floyd High School rising seniors, Asma Asghar and Christian Meehan, along with their science research teacher Victoria D’Ambrosia, had the opportunity this summer to participate in a protein crystallography class, Exploring proteins with a New Light, at Brookhaven National Laboratory with several BNL scientists and a handful of students and research t... Read More
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Anchor can now transform podcasts into shareable videos

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Anchor can now transform podcasts into shareable videos - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.A... Read More
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Retrothon Round 4!

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Time for the last Retrothon game we’ll be spoiling for you all. There will be two more rounds after this one, so be ready for anything! We return to the SNES for a different kind of head-to-head challenge! Bust-a-Move, or Puzzle Bobble for its Japanese release, is a color-matching puzzle game that challenges players to not only pop large batches of similarly colored hanging bubbles with your bubble launcher, but to make sure the bubbles you pop drop even more bubbles down to you; bubbles that fall as a result of falling free of the ones you actually pop rack up massive amounts of points, so plan your destruction of the... Read More
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New U.N. sanctions trigger sharp warning from North Korea

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North Korea reacted to a new round of U.N. sanctions with its own threat against the U.S., vowing to never abandon its nuclear program through negotiations. The new measures target North Korea’s already limited export market, and seeks to further isolate the nation after it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. Lisa Desjardins reports.... Read More
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Army Bans DJI Drones, Citing Security Concerns

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The US Army has increasingly used small consumer drones in the field, purchasing them as needed from consumer manufacturers like the well-known Chinese maker DJI. But documents indicate that the Army Aviation Directorate is now enforcing new orders, banning DJI drones “due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products.” The documents, first obtained by Small UAS News, don’t explain the Army’s security concern, but refer to classified studies about ... Read More
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Another Metroid 2 Remake developer is designing levels for Ori and the Will of the Wisps

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Last year, Nintendo put a stop to the development and distribution of the fan game AM2R, which stands for Another Metroid 2 Remake. But a cease-and-desist order didn’t keep Milton Guasti from pursuing a career in games. He revealed over the weekend that he is now working at Moon Studios, which made Ori and the Blind Forest. Guasti is designing levels for Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which is the follow-up to one of the best Metroid-style games ever made. Guasti revealed this after celebrating the ... Read More
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The Best Car-Camping Tent for Two People

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Our pick REI Co-op Camp Dome 4 The REI Co-op Camp Dome 4 is easy to set up and easy to take down, and the partial rain fly is strong enough to stand up to inclement weather. The REI Co-op Camp Dome 4 is a three-season, four-person tent. It’s designed to accommodate a quartet of people in the spring, summer, or fall, but we found that it was most comfortable with two or three humans plus a dog or lots of gear. Some of the other tents we tested... Read More
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When bots fight, who settles it?

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There has been a tiny, yet fierce, war raging behind our technology: the bot brawls. For years, bots on Wikipedia have been staging fierce incursions against each other, undoing each other’s work in a continuous cycle of competing raison d’êtres. These skirmishes went widely unnoticed by humans until a few months ago. Anyone can submit a bot on Wikipedia, and if approved it can go out and edit 40 million articles all on its own. If its tasks are in opposition to another bot’s tasks, only their creators can call off the warring bots. The burgeoning bot society is missing one crucial func... Read More
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To Make Better Guide Dogs, Watch Hours of Cute Puppy Videos

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At The Seeing Eye guide dog facility in Morristown, New Jersey, puppies spend the first three weeks of their life in plastic kiddie pools—the blue kind, speckled with colorful undersea cartoons. Lined with fleece and towels, the wading pools are perfectly sized for a litter of soft, tiny puppies and their mama to lounge and nurse. And some of those floppy-eared, tiny-tailed puppies will eventually grow into responsible, diligent, working dogs. But to don that Seeing Eye guide dog vest, a dog needs to be exceptional. Guide dogs need to be healthy, unfazed by jackhammers, and smart enough to lead a human across the street only when the coast is clea... Read More