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What You Call a Color Depends on How You Use It

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The Tsimane’ people of the Amazon (pronounced chee-MAH-nay, roughly) hunt, farm, and forage. They don’t have a lot of technology. And if you talk to them about the colors they see in the world, they say some pretty interesting things. For objects that are what an English speaker would probably describe as white, black, or red, the Tsimane’ have specific words too. But show them just about any other color, and their language multiplies. “There’s a huge amount of variability,”... Read More
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Cloud computing: Empowering businesses of all sizes

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In the build-up to his appearance at Cloud Expo Europe, Frankfurt, brand strategist and unified comms expert Sam Pavin, discusses the impact of cloud computing on businesses of all sizes, and its influence on the future of marketing Cloud computing is now widely accepted as a solution that is here to stay for businesses looking to streamline, centralise and add value to their operations. Pavin argues that cloud, while not a game-changer for large companies, has brought forward a revolution for a huge number of businesses, in particular when it comes to adding enterprise-level capabilities on a small business budget. In a business, it also offers an easy way to deploy tools, services and manage access. Pavi... Read More
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Innovation converges with controversy in Silicon Valley

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At TechCrunch Disrupt, it’s all about market disruption. CGTN's Mark Niu has the story.Detected Closed Captioning: At TechCrunch Disrupt It's All About Market Disruption We Use Deep Learning to Understand We Understand All The Body Parts So I Would Say Within A Year Two Years We're Gonna Understand Is The Person Depressed Happy Has Their Mood Changed Over Time This VR Game Actually takes You Inside A Song Hold In Virtual Environment That You Can Customize And You Can Bring Out Sounds That You Can Visualize And Place It Anywhere And Change The Actual No Or Pitch And The Couch Coach App Allows Fans To Give Coaches Their Advice The Idea Is To Help Their Team Win By Proposing To The Cat Coach Which Players On The C... Read More
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Jaybird’s Run wireless earbuds are ruined by unreliable Bluetooth

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When a representative for headphone company Jaybird pointed to the thin silver band that wraps around the outside of the company’s new truly wireless earbuds, I let out an “ooh.” After spending the last couple years testing countless truly wireless earbuds, and finding them lacking far too often at maintaining a constant audio link with my phone, the idea of putting an antenna on the outside of the new $149 Jaybird Run earbuds felt like a novel and potentially solid solution. I was wrong about the second part. I’ve spent the last few weeks using the ... Read More
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Thriving in chaos: From tech products to presidential campaigns (podcast)

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The startup environment is chaotic. Resources are limited and the hours are grueling. But it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences for an entrepreneur. They must get creative and think fast when it comes to building a team that will excel in this type of environment. The same is true in a presidential campaign. Stephanie Hannon was the chief technology officer for the Hillary for America campaign and was tasked with building a team from scratch. In under 20 months, she built an 80 person engineering... Read More
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Budget Bus Lines Flout the Rules With Little Consequence

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Still, months later, New York City issued the company a permit, designating a spot for it to pick up and drop off passengers who ride the company’s 10 buses between New York, Philadelphia and Washington. The decision prompted a sharp rebuke from the community board that represents Chinatown and surrounding neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan.“We’re doing everything we can to address a problem while it’s still a problem and not a tragedy,” said Chad Marlow, the chairman of the community board’s committee on transportation, public safety and environment. “What has to happen for a company to have their permit yanked?”... Read More
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Nour is a virtual toy that wants you to play with your food

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Nour is a surreal virtual toy that features soothing sherbet colors and tempting food. It’s raising funds on Kickstarter, and in the first five days, it’s already at the halfway point. When it’s released, it will be available for PC and Mac. It has no story or combat; Nour is simply about interacting with glistening bowls of ramen and explosive kernels of popcorn. Its menu will include items such as sushi, donuts, and the flagship cup of bubble tea, which started it all. Developer Tj Hughes was inspired after visiting a local boba shop, and though he first approached it as ... Read More
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A crew member on a fake Mars mission details what it was like to say goodby to Earth for 8 months

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Last weekend, a group of six people emerged from a white dome on the slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano, feeling the fresh outside air for the first time in eight months This was the crew of HI-SEAS — an experiment simulating what it might be like to live on Mars for an extended period of time. Run by the University of Hawaii, the analogue mission is funded by NASA, to learn what it takes for people to live together in a confined space for months. For the experiment, crews lived in a white dome in Hawaii for eight months, working together on projects and simulating a deep space expedition. Crew members were not allowed to leave the habitat, unless they ... Read More
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Billionaires, Bruised Egos, and the Death of a Grand Project

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Instead, Mr. Diller said, after all the questions, “I ended the meeting so depressed.” He had grown “disillusioned” about the project in the spring, when a federal judge revoked the permit for the pier, stopping preliminary work. When settlement talks began in July, he was “uncomfortable” sitting down with the people who had used the courts to wage a war of attrition against the project.That feeling of pique only intensified the message he had been getting from his family — Alexander and Tatiana Von Furstenberg, the grown children of his wife, the fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. “My family essentially had an i... Read More
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Covering the North Korean threat – The Listening Post (Feature)

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Hillary Clinton's new memoir What Happened blames, in part, the US news media for her defeat in the 2016 US presidential election.Clinton starts out by accepting responsibility for her failure to win the White House before moving on and sharing the blame. That's where the US media come in. Clinton's primary grievance with the coverage was the fixation on one story, that during her time as Secretary of State she used her family’s private email server for official communications. She says that story overshadowed any substantive reporting of her policies, and that that helped put Donald Trump in the White House.But is that really what happened? Or was Clinton killed by the same media ecosystem t... Read More
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Blueye Robotics’ Pioneer could be an awesome drone for underwater tourism

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Blueye Robotics recently unveiled the Blueye Pioneer, an underwater drone that consumers can navigate to as deep as 150 meters under the ocean surface — about eight times deeper than divers can normally go. I made my way to Santa Cruz, California, where the team from Trondheim, Norway was visiting, to get a hands-on look at the drone. When I arrived, the water was pretty murky with algae, so founders Christine Spiten and Erik Dyrkoren took their drone over to the nearby Seymour Marine Discovery Center... Read More
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Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious (And Play Super Mario Bros.)

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You probably can’t remember what it feels like to play Super Mario Bros. for the very first time, but try to picture it. An 8-bit game world blinks into being: baby blue sky, tessellated stone ground, and in between, a squat, red-suited man standing still—waiting. He’s facing rightward; you nudge him farther in that direction. A few more steps reveal a row of bricks hovering overhead and what looks like an angry, ambulatory mushroom. Another twitch of the game controls makes the man spring up, his four-pixel fist pointed skyward. What now? Maybe try combining nudge-rightward and spring-skyward? Done. Then, a surprise: The little man bumps his head against one of the hovering bricks,... Read More
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Network Operations and Analytics from CA Technologies wins EMA Innovator Award

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By Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) Network Operations and Analytics from CA Technologies has been named a winner of Enterprise Management Associates’ Innovator Award, which recognizes products and services that demonstrate true innovation in the IT industry and address the most critical challenges IT organizations face today. Enterprise networks are more dynamic and unpredictable than they have ever been, thanks in part to software-defined networking (SDN), network virtualization, and cloud technology. Enterprise Management Ass... Read More
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The superorganism of the Continuous Delivery pipeline

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Here’s an interesting fact: there are about 10 quadrillion ants on the planet, comprising up to 25 percent of the earth’s animal biomass. That’s a scary population of ants. But, thankfully, they are not bringing mass chaos to the planet because their colonies operate as well-orchestrated superorganisms—pooling resources to accomplish things for the greater good of the colony. And the cool thing is that they make better decisions and fewer mistakes operating together. Check out the three ant behaviors any good DevOps team should acquire. Ant behavior #1: Specialized roles working seamlessly Both an ant colon... Read More
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Are you mastering the Modern Software Factory?

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It used to be that the best companies were built to last. But today, the most competitive firms are built to change. They’re built on software that allows them to thrive in a climate of constant disruption, short innovation cycles, and ever-changing customer expectations. Modern companies don’t just use software; they’re powered by a ‘Modern Software Factory’ – a whole new way of designing and operationalizing software development to drive competitive advantage. Master your software factory to out-compete and out-perform The digital economy demands that businesses understand customer needs, incubate new ideas, nurture innovation, and get the right products and services to market – all a... Read More
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Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

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Facebook is testing a tool that lets people hide advertisements for alcohol.It is the first time a social network has let people proactively block adverts on a specific topic. The move has been welcomed by Alcohol Research UK, which says social media is "saturated" with alcohol promotions.It said advertising rules were not "fit for purpose", but the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the UK had some of the strictest rules in the world. Media playback is unsupported on your device ... Read More
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China’s corruption crackdown nabs ‘tigers’ and ‘flies’ at all levels

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Published on Sep 22, 2017Since the 18th National Party Congress, China has witnessed a renewed and intensified anti-corruption campaign that is bringing change to more than just the public service system. CGTN's Xu Zhaoqun reports on the crackdown and public reaction. Category License Standard Y... Read More
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Massive Crocodile Found Shot, Killed in Australia

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A massive crocodile, measuring 5.2 meters, was found shot and killed in Australia's Fitzroy River, and officials are warning of "increased aggressive activity" by younger male crocs.Detected Closed Captioning: Australian Officials Fear The Shooting Death Of A Colossal Crocodile Could Spark A Power Struggle In The Animal Kingdom. On Friday, Sept. 22, The Department Of Environment And Heritage Protection Said The Male Croc Measured 5.2 Meters, Or More Than 17 Feet, Long. It Was Found Thursday In The Fitzroy River, Killed By A Single Gunshot Wound To The Head. It's Believed To Be Up To 100 Years Old. The Agency's Michael Joyce Tells The Australian Broadcasting Corporation The Massive Male Controlled The River. ... Read More
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4 technologies that will unlock AR’s full potential

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Apple’s ARKit is capturing the attention and imagination of developers and media alike, drawn in by an estimated 700 million iPhone owners around the world who now have AR devices. ARKit is setting the stage for the next era of AR development, and now Google has entered the fray with ARCore to cater to Android developers. Yet AR technology is still in its infancy. For real industry maturity to occur, a unified effort must be made to ... Read More
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Scientists Pinpoint ‘Master’ Genes Responsible for Butterfly Wing Appearance

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Published on Sep 22, 2017New research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests two genes have evolved to determine the traits of a butterfly's wings based on its environment. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Automated vehicles and the role of 5G

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Fully automated vehicles (AVs) — commonly known as driverless vehicles — are quickly becoming a reality. A study issued by the World Economic Forum projects 10 percent of vehicles in the U.S. will be driverless by 2026. This is due, in part, to enabling technologies making rapid gains in sophistication and adoption.... Read More
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THE BIG PICTURE: Australia’s role in China’s growing demand for beef

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As part of our special series "The Big Picture", a look at China's obsession with food.Detected Closed Captioning: The Race To Meet China's Food Demands Is Increasing Economic Opportunities For many Countries Including Australia In Fact It's Having A Huge Impact On Australia's Agriculture Industry As More Businesses Become More Reliant On Exporting Their Goods To China This trend Is Also Increasing The Focus On Global Security And The Race To Solve One Of The World's Most Important Challenges Once The Deliveries Arrived At A Sydney Warehouse They Are Stacked Inside A Refrigerator Where On This Day Raymond Howe Inspected The Contents Meat Is The Prized Commodity Here Which For Years Was Butchered Then Sold Do... Read More
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Uber Loses License to Operate in London

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A ban on operating in one of its largest markets would certainly hit the company’s bottom line. (Uber says it has 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million customers in London who use its app at least once every three months.) And it could prompt other cities and countries to renew their focus on Uber’s operations.On Thursday, a Dutch appeals court upheld a ban of an Uber service in the Netherlands, saying the company’s low-cost UberPop... Read More
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Rural America needs partners, not pity

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I’ve recently been traveling throughout the rural parts of the U.S. — from western Nebraska to Alaska, and about everywhere in between. The visits have been a mix of visiting BCom Solutions customers, speaking engagements at various institutions, and a personal interest in learning from various rural communities about what makes their town “good” and what makes it “bad.” Most of this interest stems from the fact that I grew up in the heart of rural America and have since committed a large portion of my professional work to building progressive, rural ecosystems. Working, living, and growing up here has given me a ... Read More
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FEops Closes EUR 6 Million Series B Financing

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GENT, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 22, 2017– FEops, a leader in personalized computer modeling for structural heart interventions, announced today that it has secured a 6 million euros investment, led by Valiance, and joined by existing investors Capricorn and PMV. The funding will be used to aggressively implement the company’s product roadmap, centered around FEops HEARTguideTM, and drive commercial adoption in the fast-gr... Read More
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A hurricane hunter explains what it’s like to fly through the eye of the storm

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Hurricane hunter Ian Sears often jokes that the most dangerous part of his day is not flying through the eye of a hurricane, it’s driving to the runway and climbing a steep ladder to get on board the plane. Sears is a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He flies on sturdy planes through some of the planet’s strongest storms to gather precious data that will help forecasters determine where a hurricane is heading and how powerful it’ll be when it gets there. If people in Texas had a few days to prepare before Hurricane ... Read More
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Kim Jong-un calls Donald Trump ‘deranged’

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In his first statement to the world, Kim Jong-un directly took aim at US President Donald Trump, calling him “deranged”, “a gangster playing with fire”, and a “barking dog”.His government has also threatened to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.Al Jazeera’s Kathy Novak reports from Seoul, South Korea.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Neysun Mahboubi talks about China’s role with the United Nations

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For more on China and its United Nations role, CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Neysun Mahboubi , a research scholar at the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, at the University of Pennsylvania.Detected Closed Captioning: Now For More On China And Its United Nations Role I'm Joined By Nathan Ma bubi Live From Philadelphia He's A Research Scholar At The Center For The Study Of Contemporary China At the University Of Pennsylvania Welcome Nathan Thank You Rochelle Glad To Be Here So Set The Tone For Us What Are Some Of The Key Ways That China Contributes To The United Nations And Its Goals So China Has In The Last 10 15 Years Become Increasingly Involved The United Nations probably More So Than The Oth... Read More
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Dear Bill Gates, Control-Alt-Delete was not a mistake

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Four years ago, Bill Gates called forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC a mistake, saying it was an IBM engineer who insisted on using the keys at the time. Yesterday, he admitted for a second time that the Ctrl-Alt-Delete function on Windows (and DOS before that) was a mistake. Speaking to Bloomberg, he said he wished he had pushed for a single login key, which is how it works on any Mac — you just press a key and log in. On Windo... Read More
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Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Opens New Center in Port Washington

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Reena Rana and Rhodora Arcilla at the new Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care facility in Port Washington are now accepting patients (Photo by Bob Giglione). Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care opened its newest center on Monday, Sept. 11 in Port Washington, bringing the number of such facilities that the company has on Long Island to 19, officials said. The urgent care centers, which Northwell Health touts as the fastest-growing on LI, are designed to treat minor or moderate injuries or illnesses with services ranging from treatment of colds, flu, minor skin lacerations, sports injuries, x-rays and lab services. They are in network with most major insurance plans. “The facil... Read More
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States Could Have A Powerful Role To Play In The Russia Investigation

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Enlarge this image State officials, including New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, could play a powerful role, especially if the White House takes steps to thwart the Russia investigation. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Advrty brings native ads to virtual reality

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Advrty wants to offer a new avenue of monetization for virtual reality developers, which doesn’t involve full field-of-view pop-up ads. Instead, it’s a platform aimed toward designing and incorporating nonintrusive product placement. It’s in beta. “Initially, think billboards, posters and product placements using images or video,” said CEO and cofounder Niklas Bakos in an email. “It could be a label on a cup. To get ad relevancy, we’ve created a patent-pending context-based system that will allow for proper targeting in a case where we wouldn’t allow a billboard creative to end up on a soda can label, or an ad for the iPhone X to [show] in a game that is all about the medieval era, for example.​” And thi... Read More
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The Shift: Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

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Facebook is fighting through a tangled morass of privacy, free-speech and moderation issues with governments all over the world. Congress is investigating reports that Russian operatives used targeted Facebook ads to influence the 2016 presidential election. In Myanmar, activists are accusing Facebook o... Read More
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Another Lost Phone review — an exploration of empathy that’s all too brief

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Developer Accidental Queens‘s Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story shares similarities with its first game, the indie hit A Normal Lost Phone. Like before, you’re charged with the task of unraveling the intimate details of a stranger’s life by searching through the text messages, emails, and photos on their phone. [This review has spoilers — Ed.] Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews. What you’ll like A creative and evocative interface It’s tr... Read More
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What an eight-year-old Neanderthal boy can tell us about how our extinct relatives developed

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A Neanderthal boy of around eight who died almost 50,000 years ago still has things to tell us: mainly that our extinct human relatives grew up at a pace similar to our own. Knowing that can give us clues to Neanderthal social structure, as well as how our hominid cousins raised their children. The surprisingly well-preserved specimen, dubbed El Sidrón J1, was found in a Spanish cave of the same name in the 1990s, along with a dozen other family members. His bones — at least the ones we’ve found — are a mix of baby and adult teeth, several vertebrae, ribs, finger bones, leg bones, and parts of his skull. At about eight years of age, when the child died of unknown causes, his body had grown at a simil... Read More
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If Bill Gates really thinks ctrl-alt-del was a mistake, he should have fixed it himself

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An IBM keyboard signed by ctrl-alt-del inventor, David BradleyRoss Grady Once again, Bill Gates has bemoaned the creation of the ctrl-alt-del shortcut. Talking at Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Gates reiterates that he wishes IBM had created a dedicated button for the feature. We're republishing this piece from 2013, because we still ... Read More
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Conservationists Trying to Build Island Sanctuary for Albino Orangutan

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Published on Sep 21, 2017On Sept. 20 the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation announced it is working to raise money to purchase land for a special reserve to house a 5-year-old albino orangutan named Alba. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Matter: Clues to Africa’s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons

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Africa proved a bigger challenge. There were fewer skeletons in museums, and most searches for genetic material failed. The environment was partly to blame: DNA is more likely to survive in colder places.“It’s been mad, watching all the advances in what we understand about European prehistory,” said Jessica C. Thompson, an archaeologist at Emory University who does field work in Malawi.Dr. Thompson was heartened by the discovery of ancient DNA in Ethiopia in 2015. Those scientists succeeded for two reasons: The skeleton they discovered had been lying for thousands of years in a cool ... Read More
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California to sue Trump administration over US-Mexico border wall plan

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The US state of California has filed a lawsuit to block plans to build a wall along the US-Mexican border. The wall was a central pillar of President Donald Trump's presidential campaign.But the proposal is unpopular in California and other states that have large immigrant populations. Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Cloud security and adoption in the APAC region

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Ahead of his appearance at Cloud & Cyber Security Expo Asia, Dr Lee Hing Yan, executive vice president, APAC at the Cloud Security Alliance, discusses the major trends in cloud security, its impact on cloud adoption, and developments in the APAC region On the broad trends for cloud security in the coming year, Hing Yan believes that cloud computing will help to secure all other forms of computing: ‘That is, cloud computing will be at the back end, with the Internet of Things as the endpoint. In that scenario, compute is everywhere but you would not know where anything is. ‘While compute will grow say 10,000 times, humans will not. The only way to sustainable security is automation. Self-driving inf... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Augmented reality needs our patience

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Apple launched iOS 11 today, and this means that anyone with an iPhone or iPad that supports ... Read More
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Smithtown Supervisor Candidate Ed Wehrheim on Long Island Backstory

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Get out and vote!!! The primary is Tuesday, September 12, 2017.Ed Wehrheim was born and raised in the Smithtown Hamlet of Kings Park. The decorated Vietnam Veteran, honorably served two tours in Vietnam, in the US Navy, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. After serving his Country, Ed Wehrheim devoted his entire career to the Town of Smithtown, working his way up the ladder starting off as a laborer onto Assistant Parks Director and was promoted to Director of Parks, Buildings & Grounds, where he remained until being appointed to Town Council. With an intimate knowledge of every department, municipal law/code and ... Read More
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CBD and Hemp Product Dealer Arielle Disalvio on Long Island Backstory

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Long Islander Arielle is a dealer for Kannaway, a legal company that sells hemp products and CBD products. CBD is believed to help several health ailments. Watch this show and educate yourself. For more information, you can e mail Arielle at Returntogenesis@yahoo.com, facebook messenger.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] So What We're Going To Do Is We're Here To Expose It Let People Tell Their Story And Let Them Let Everybody In The Public see The Horrors Of The Court System In Suffolk County New York [Music] Long Island Back With T Corresponds Geary Jacob Good Evening I'm Gary Jacobs And Welcome To Long Island Back Story Got A Great Guest Today I Think Everybody's Going To ... Read More
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NAET Treatment, A Holistic Approach To Allergies by Whole Body Wellness on Long Island Backstory

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NAET stands for Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Treatment, a method of treating allergies discovered in 1983 by Dr. Devi Nambudripad. NAET is a non-invasive, drug-free, natural solution to eliminating allergies of all types. Allergies are said to block the normal flow of energy. NAET, utilizing a muscle response testing system, removes the blocked allergen so that the body can once again be in balance. Depending on the type and intensity of the allergy, one or more treatments may be needed. Michelle will treat one allergen at a time. In some cases, it may take only a single visit to get desensitized to a particularly allergy. In other cases, a person with multiple allergies may take 15 or more office visits ... Read More
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Author of Israel Betrayed, Alan Skorski on Long Island Backstory

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For years, leaders from the Democratic Party have claimed, “When it comes to Israel, there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats.” In Israel Betrayed, Alan Skorski shows with extensive data, that in fact, Democratic support for Israel has been waning for years while Republican support for Israel has greatly increased. As Caroline Glick points out, “Republicans are near unanimous in their support for Israel. . . . Today, Democratic candidates will gain nothing and may lose significant support if they support Israel. In contrast, a Republican who opposes Israel will have a hard time getting elected, much less winning a primary.” Evidence points to a President Hillary Clinton following in t... Read More
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Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington

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“There is much stronger agreement among me and my colleagues that there needs to be more aggressive enforcement action on tech companies like Google,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut and a sponsor of the sex trafficking bill.The companies, recognizing the new environment in Washington, have started to fortify their lobbying forces and recalibrate their positions. In the last year, Amazon has added antitrust to its roster of issues, hiring a form... Read More
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UN Security Council reforms peacekeeping operation

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U.N. peacekeeping, which now numbers more than 110,000 personnel deployed across 16 missions, has long come under pressure for its inefficiencies, and multiple sex abuse scandals.Detected Closed Captioning: Tackling Sex Abuse Scandals Inefficient Missions The Inability To Adapt To The Changing Climate Of Security Threats We Must Recognize The Primacy Of Politics so That Peace Operations Are Deployed In support Of Active Diplomatic Efforts Not As A Substitute With The New Resolution A Doctor To Fix UN Peacekeeping World Leaders Hoped You Want To Take Reforms To Fix How UN Missions Are Planned deployed And Tossed To Keep The Peace UN Peacekeeping Which Now Numbers More Than 110,000 Personnel Deployed Across 16... Read More
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Massive Equifax hack reportedly started 4 months before it was detected

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Enlarge / A monitor displays Equifax Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images Hackers behind the massive Equifax data breach began their attack no later than early March, more than four months before company officials discovered the intrusion, according to a report published Wednesday by the Wall Stree... Read More
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Environmentally, economically, Climate Alliance soars

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Good news for the environment: The members of the United States Climate Alliance – now 14 states, and counting, plus Puerto Rico – are collectively on track to meet their portion of U.S. commitments under the Paris Agreement. Bad news for President Donald Trump: The economies of USCA states are growing faster than those in non-USCA states, “demonstrating that fighting climate change and creating jobs go hand-in-hand,” according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. Noting that it collectively represent the world’s third-largest economy – and some 117 million Americans – the USCA annou... Read More
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The Heat: UNGA – gender equality and women empowerment Pt 1

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To discuss the initiative and the progress made so far by the United Nations in fighting for women's rights is Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, an under-secretary-general of the United Nations and the Executive Director of U.N. Women.Detected Closed Captioning: As World Leaders Gather At The United Nations Will Spotlight How One UN Organization Is Ensuring The Voices Of Women And Girls Are Heard Hello I'm honoured Night In Washington DC And This Is The Heat One Facet Of The United Nations Is Dedicated To Gender Equality And The Empowerment Of Women It's Called UN Women It Addresses Global Issues Such As Violence Against Women Discrimination And Pay Inequality I Recently Traveled To New York And Sat down With Comme C... Read More
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Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

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The following year he created a nonprofit consulting firm that became a line of first defense for companies facing health and safety challenges from the E.P.A.Mr. Dourson has a popular sideline as a writer of books that combine Bible stories with his views on science. His series, “Evidence of Faith,” is an examination of the intersection of evolution and bible history.At a time when the E.P.A. is in the early stages of putting in place Congress’s 2016 overhaul of the law governing toxic chemicals, Mr. Dourson’s nomination to become the agency’s assistant administrator for chemica... Read More
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iOS’s early AR games play with perspective and pigeons

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Augmented reality is one of the most talked-about features of the iOS 11 launch. When Apple unveiled its ARKit, it told developers it wanted to make iOS the “the largest AR platform in the world.” Studios have published apps and games that are testing out new features and playing with the new tech, but as with virtual reality, developers will face the challenge of designing user interfaces and mechanics to fully utilize AR in an int... Read More
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Fleeing Rohingya refugees hit by heavy flooding

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Rohingya refugees who have escaped violence in Myanmar and fled to Bangladesh are now having to deal with heavy flooding there.Days of rain have flooded rice paddy fields, where thousands put up makeshift shelters.Recently, a new UN camp has been set up bringing much-needed waterproof tents.Al Jazeera's Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Cox's Bazar, near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribeFollow us on Twitter ... Read More
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10/02/2017 – Energy and Environment Committee Featuring Tom Falcone, CEO of LIPA

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Name: Energy and Environment Committee Featuring Tom Falcone, CEO of LIPA Date: October 2, 2017 Time: ... Read More
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Acast raises $19.5 million to grow its podcasting platform in the U.S. and enter new markets

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Audio and podcasting platform Acast has raised $19.5 million from a group of Swedish investors, including Swedbank Robur funds Ny Teknik and Microcap. Founded out of Stockholm in 2014, Acast is an all-encompassing podcast platform that seeks to join the dots between creators, listeners, and advertisers through consumer mobile apps; cloud storage, analytics and other features for podcasters; and advanced ... Read More
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Tim Cook says DACA is the ‘biggest issue of our time’

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has been increasingly vocal on social issues in the light of Donald Trump’s U.S. presidency, spoke out on the topic of immigration this morning at a conference in New York, specifically in favor of “Dreamers.” Those are the thousands of people — including some 250 Apple employees — living in the U.S. who were brought to the country illegally as children, and who face an uncertain future as Trump pushes Congress to make a decision... Read More
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The must-have AR SDKs you need for your apps and games

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Presented by Mapbox Catching virtual creatures in Pokémon Go, adding the dancing hot dog filter in Snapchat — these are the ways consumers have experienced Augmented Reality (AR) to date. But this is about to change in a major way. With yesterday’s iOS 11 launch, AR-enabled applications are now available to hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users. As AR becomes commoditized and developers begin to explore what is possible, the release of Apple’s ARKit and Android’s ARCore signals the arrival of a period of broader testing and adoption. Our team at Mapbox is working with the developer community to help define the art of what is possible ... Read More
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No. 243: Jobs data, space funk and what you’ll be eating in 2050

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It’s Wednesday: Another week half shot. Today is National Gibberish Day. No safe bets on the word’s etymology, but likely an onomatopoeia of the jibber-jabber, babble and gabble it describes. But not gobbledygook. That was all Maury Maverick. Jobless numbers creep up again: Long Island’s unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in August, up 0.2 percentage points from a year ago. Nassau County’s rate increased by the same amount to 4.2 percent, while Suffolk County’s rate also rose 0.2 percentage points to 4.6 percent. By comparison, New York State’s rate was 4.9 percent and the n... Read More
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Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry

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Enlarge this image In August, Anne-Marie Slaughter, the president and CEO of the think tank New America, closed down a program that studied monopolies and how to fight them. The decision landed the think tank in the middle of the industry's latest money controversy. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time In hide... Read More
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Bug brains help AI solve navigation challenges

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Drones and other autonomous robots require mobile and efficient solutions to real-life issues, from mundane package transportation to urgent search and rescue missions. Using machine learning and a vector-based navigation system inspired by insects, agents could navigate to key locations without relying on a GPS — becoming truly autonomous. Robots could learn to navigate independently to wildfires based on environmental sensory cues, using information from cameras and other sensors. Since vectors are represented in a geocentric context, multiple agents could communicate locations with each other, which could, for example, speed up efforts to perform rescues and put out fires. Such flexibility and speed of coordination wo... Read More
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Scientists Are Hoping Starfish-Eating Snails Will Help Protect the Great Barrier Reef

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Published on Sep 19, 2017Australian Institute of Marine Science says crown-of-thorn starfish account for 42 percent of the Great Barrier Reef's coral loss. They are hoping the Pacific triton will eat enough of these starfish to help protect the reef. Category License Standard YouTube License... Read More
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New York’s Bet on New Casinos Has Yet to Hit Jackpot

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Likewise, the Rivers Casino and Resort in downtown Schenectady, next to the Mohawk River, has also underperformed. Its first-year projections ran between $181.5 million and $222.2 million; since opening on Feb. 8, an event attended by Mr. Cuomo, the casino has grossed $81.8 million — a pace which represents just 77 percent of even its lowball estimate.... Read More
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Feds back NYIT professors on RNA-sequencing quest

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Diverse disciplines are coming together at NYIT, where a multi-year National Institutes of Health grant is fueling next-level RNA research – and, possibly, opening a new front in the war against cancer. Two New York Institute of Technology faculty members, assistant professors of life sciences and computer sciences, will combine their skills under a three-year, $568,000 Cutting Edge Basic Research award from the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute... Read More
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A night at a dystopian dinner party, eating like it’s the end of food

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In the front room of the restaurant called only "egg," a mother and daughter suck on ice cubes made of algae. “Delicious,” they say. A man in the corner spots his friend across the room, and covers his mouth as he chews a snack shaped like a monster’s fingernail. A graying couple in matching neck scarves request the nonalcoholic drink. It's brown and fizzy, served out of a jug. "Like kombucha," the bartender says. The couple nods warily. They’ll drink it, they guess. The people are here to eat, but, with little insight into the meal they’re about to consume, they’re in no rush. The lighting is bright, and the cocktails are, if not plentiful, at least available. Later in the evening, they’ll mo... Read More
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ARKit games roundup: What’s coming to the Apple App Store and iOS 11

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Apple showed off some upcoming augmented reality apps at last week’s keynote event. With the iOS 11 launch today, people will be able to download and give AR a try for themselves. Earlier this year, Apple tried to hype up developers by unveiling its ARKit software development kit at its Worldwide Developers Conference and showing its commitment to the future of that technology. In addition to apps like ... Read More
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How Andy Serkis’ games studio created Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier

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Andy Serkis made his name playing digital characters in films such as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboots. And so it is fitting that Serkis’ digital effects studio, The Imaginarium Studios, and his game division, The Illuminati Studios, are creating a new video game based on the new movie series, dubbed Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier. The new title debuts this fall on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. I got a preview of the game and then I interviewed Martin Alltimes, CEO of the Imaginati Studios. The game features realistic digital animated characters that loo... Read More
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The Heat UN Peacekeepers and China-Panama Relations Pt 1

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China is a big contributor to U.N. peacekeeping missions with more than 2500 blue helmets working in ten countries.El Ghassim Wane, Asst. Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, explains the importances of these operations and their impact.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] As World Leaders Gather In New York For the United Nations General Assembly Will Explore The Organization's Peacekeeping Operations hello I'm Arne And I Do In Washington DC and This Is The Heat [Music] The United Nations Peacekeepers Are Involved In 15 Missions Around The World Mostly In Africa China Is A Big Contributor To UN Peacekeeping Missions with More Than 2,500 Blue Helmets Working In Ten Countries I Recently Traveled To N... Read More
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Lone Echo nails the 3 keys to VR gaming

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Most virtual reality games are leaving me cold these days. The latest shooting gallery doesn’t even register in my brain anymore, and even the more original games have to get some buzz before I’ll try them. Thankfully, Lone Echo has picked up enough hype that I took the time to sit down with my Oculus Rift to try it out. Lone Echo is the first major VR release from developer Ready At Dawn, which is responsible for the excellent P... Read More
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Automaton raises $10 million for survival game where 1,000 players fight in 12 square kilometers

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Automaton is a new game studio in the United Kingdom, and it’s raised $10 million to make an online survival game built on simulation technology from infrastructure firm Improbable. In the game, as many as 1,000 players will be able to fight in a combat arena that is about 12 kilometers square. The Cambridge, England-based studio, which previously made a multiplayer stealth combat game dubbed Deceit, has shown off some environment scenes that sure look pretty, but of course we’ll have to wait and see if the game can live up to these promises. Cambridge Venture Partners led the investment, w... Read More
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Intel is working with Waymo to build fully self-driving cars

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Intel announced today that it will be collaborating with Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo to provide the computing power necessary for Level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles that can drive in most any condition. Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans, which are operating on public roads in Arizona and California, already feature Intel-produced technology for everything from connectivity to sensor-data processing. By working more collaboratively in the future, the two companies say they hope to eventually produce vehicles capable of driving in any condition without human intervention. “Given the pace at which autonomous driving is coming to life, I fully expect my children’s... Read More
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The Best First Aid Kit for Hiking and the Outdoors

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With a unique layout, clearly labeled pockets, and high-quality supplies, the Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Backpacker Kit is the best first aid kit for weekend campers and hikers. Thanks to the kit’s innovative design, you can find what you want quickly and easily. The kit is stocked with items to address common first aid needs, and it even includes a handbook to wilderness first aid for reference purposes. The Backpacker Kit has enough supplies to cover the estimated requirements of two to four people who are planning to be out for up to four days, and it easily fits into a backpack, which is why we think it’s the best option for people planning short adventures... Read More
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Upload founders apologize for ‘turmoil’ caused by their response to ‘kink room’ harassment lawsuit

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On the heels of settling a sexual harassment lawsuit earlier this month, the founders of virtual reality startup Upload have broken their public silence with an apology for how they handled the issue. The lawsuit was filed in the spring and was settled earlier in September. However, it was apparently only as the New York Times was on the ... Read More
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Keeping the customer close as a CIO

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In the lead-up to his appearance at Cloud Expo Asia Singapore 2017, DHL Supply Chain APAC CIO Steve Walker discusses the role of the modern CIO, remaining innovative, and the importance of making every decision about the customer The changing role of the Chief Information Officer brings with it new responsibilities. Walker argues that CIOs are expected to be everything from business strategists to champions of innovation, both internally and to the public. It would be easy to become overwhelmed by such a wide-ranging job role, particularly in a fast-paced environment. But for Walker, who has been in his current role since 2012, focussing on just one thing can help CIOs succeed in their myriad of roles: get... Read More
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Trump Adviser Tells Ministers U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Accord

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Photo Gary D. Cohn, the White House economic adviser, reaffirmed to a number of foreign ministers on Monday the United States’ intention to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Credit Jonathan Ernst/Reuters UNITED NATIONS — Gary D. Cohn, the top White House economic adviser, told ministers from se... Read More
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Singapore boosts investment in deep-tech startups and research

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The Singapore government has announced plans to boost investment in technology research in the city-state, through the National Research Foundation (NRF) and state sovereign fund Temasek. The announcement was made by Minister of Finance and deputy chairman of the NRF, Heng Swee Keat, at government-backed technology innovation conference SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology). The new boost to investment will focus on deep tech research, in particular by startups, academia, and research agencies. The intention of the scheme is to push the projects towards a commercial endpoint. In the announcement, Keat noted the difficulty of producing an environment of innovation, ... Read More
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‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine Is Put Up For Sale

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Enlarge this image The controlling stake in Rolling Stone is being up for sale by Jann Wenner's company. Wenner, the magazine's founding editor and publisher, is seen here in 2011. Louis Lanzano/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption... Read More
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Don’t Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses Evolve

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When new species evolve, where do their viruses come from? As little more than free-ranging bundles of genetic material, viruses desperately need to hijack their hosts’ cellular machinery and resources to replicate, over and over again. Without its host, a virus is nothing. Because of that dependence, some viruses have stuck with their hosts throughout evolution, mutating to make minor adjustments every time the host branched into a new species—a process called co-divergence. Humans and chimpanzees, for instance, have slightly different versions of the hepatitis B virus, both of which likely mutated from a version that infected their shared ancestor more than four million years ago. The other... Read More
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China opens embassy in Panama, establishing full relations

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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela inaugurated the new Chinese embassy in Panama City. The opening marks an important development in relations between the two countries.CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports from Panama.Detected Closed Captioning: China's Foreign Minister Is In Panama As Two Countries Strengthen Ties Panama Is A Major Trading Hub Connecting The Pacific To The Atlantic Oceans And China Is The Second Most Frequent User Of The Panama Canal Foreign Minister Wang Yi Was At The Opening Ceremony Of The Chinese Embassy's Opening In Panama City Seaton's Paulo Cabral Is In Panama With More On The Ceremony This Is The First Time That A ... Read More
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Astana developing cultural ties with Beijing

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Kazakhstan has strengthened cooperation with China in many areas. More tourists from China have shown interest in visiting Kazakhstan, and more Kazakh students are taking Chinese-language courses as their investment in the future.CGTN's Michal Bardavid reports.Detected Closed Captioning: The Chinese And Kazakh Governments Have Been Putting Effort Into Developing Cultural Ties One Concrete Step Was taken A Decade Ago With The Opening Of Confucius Cultural Centers In Four cities Across Kazakhstan Mutually Sponsored By Both Countries The Confucius Center In Astana Provides language And Culture Classes To Students of All Ages Over 7,000 People Have Enrolled In This Center Since I... Read More
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We can all help with Overwatch’s toxicity — but Blizzard must lead

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Recently Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan spoke in an Overwatch Developer Update video about the issue of toxicity and bad behavior in Overwatch. In it, Kaplan addressed some key improvements being targeted to improve the recently released reporting system for consoles and for reporting and moderating bad behavior overall in the game’s ecosystem. He also conveyed a sense of responsibility that the Overwatch team now owns for trying to discourage and prevent toxicity. These are all the kinds of things you’d expect when a developer is addressing a prominently discussed and rising issue in a game, and the... Read More
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China cuts ribbon on embassy in Panama, establishing full relations

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China opened a new embassy in Panama on Sunday. The two countries have had close relations for years, but formal diplomatic relations are a more recent development. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela inaugurated the new Chinese embassy in Panama City. The opening marks an important development in relations between the two countries.For years, China and Panama had strong trade relations, but did not establish for diplomatic relations. Over the summer, however, the two agreed to come closer together when Panama’s government severed ties with the authorities in Taiwan.Business leaders said the establishing of formal relations provides a sense of ... Read More
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We need small players to help shape the future of AI

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Google, Alibaba, Facebook, Baidu, and other tech giants are leading the charge in developing and acquiring AI companies and talent. Many observers have expressed concern that the big players are dominating what will be one of the most important fields in technology. Unlike past waves of technological development, the AI boom could shut out startups and entrepreneurs. I’ve written about the potential for AI to create a stratified society, but I am optimistic about the ability of smart, savvy visio... Read More
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Catholic priest investigated for child porn

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A top priest could stand trial in Vatican City for allegations of possessing child pornography.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72095/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: ## The Catholic Church Recalled A High-level Priest Who's In The Midst Of A Child Porn Investigation From The US The Unidentified Priest Worked In The Vatican's US Embassy In Washington DC He Could Face A Trial In Vatican City Depending On The Findings Of The City's Investigation This Comes A Few Years After The Vatican Charged Its Ambassad... Read More
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How Trump’s immigration policies could hurt the Heartland the most

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During the 2016 election, President Donald Trump ran on the idea that small towns in America have been left behind. He understood that, while overall economic indicators suggest recovery from the Great Recession, many parts of the country are still struggling to create jobs. He tapped into the frustration felt by the Heartland fighting to make ends meet while those in large coastal cities and major tech hubs seem to thrive. While Trump proved almost uncannily good at diagnosing what ails much of America’s Heartland, his immigration policies stand to actually worsen the current state of affairs. After all, we know that prosperity and economic growth result directly from innovation. Innovating companies create high-paying j... Read More
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Michael K. Dorsey discusses how local govt are fighting pollution

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For more on how local governments have are combating pollution issues, CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Michael K. Dorsey, Interim Director of the Energy and Environment Program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.Detected Closed Captioning: } } ## Now For More On How Local Governments are Combating Pollution Issues I'm Joined By Michael K Dawson He's Interim Director Of The Energy And Environment Program At The Joint Center For Political And Economic Studies Welcome To The Show Rachel Thank You For Having me Now One Issue With Some Of These Policies Is Really Getting Them Implemented So How Much Is The Lack Of Implementation Affecting Pollution Reduction And How Is That Affecting The Over... Read More
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Observer is the cyberpunk Rutger Hauer simulator we deserve

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Blade Runner debuted 35 years ago, and that is far too long for us to go without a video game that let’s us inhabit the body of Rutger Hauer who played the replicant leader in that sci-fi classic. Thankfully, the wait is over. Observer is here from developer Blooper Team and publisher Aspyr, and it puts you in the skin of cybernetically enhanced detective with the voice and appearance of Hauer. Observer launched last month on Xbox One, PlayStation 4... Read More
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Revolution opens signups for its mobile MMO outside of Asia

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Netmarble announced today that it is opening what it’s calling “preregistration” (though this is just signing up) for its mobile massively multiplayer online role-playing game Lineage 2: Revolution globally (yes, this means North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and more). It has already launched in much of Asia, where it has been ... Read More
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LimeBike rolls out dockless bike-sharing across 8 U.S. cities

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Bike-sharing is popular in Asia and Europe. But the U.S. has been notoriously wed to its cars. To make the transition to its bikes easier, LimeBike created dockless bike-sharing, which means you don’t have to bring the bike back to a particular dock after you ride it. The company launched in the U.S. in Greensboro, North Carolina, home to the University of North Carolina. It has expanded to Imperial Beach, California; South San Francisco; Dallas; Seattle; Key Biscayne, Florida; South Lake Tahoe, California; and South Bend, Indiana. By the end of this year, the company hopes to be... Read More
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Mary Shelley is a gothic romance that can’t be raised from the dead

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Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the Toronto International Film Festival. Film festivals are a great opportunity to spot trends, and at 2017’s edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, a wave of movies emerged tackling the issue of gender discrimination and the struggle for women to be heard in a world dominated by men. A gothic love story doesn’t necessarily seem like an obvious fit for that trend, but that’s exactly the case with Mary Shelley, a film tackling the life of the famed author of Frankenstein. Directed by groundbreaking S... Read More
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PhoneCast lets you play 2D Android apps in virtual reality on Gear VR

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In case you don’t have enough things to do in virtual reality, you can now run 2D-screen Android applications within virtual reality on the Samsung Gear VR, thanks to a new version of Samsung’s PhoneCast app debuting today. The app works on the Samsung Gear VR headset, which uses your mobile phone to give you a VR experience. The PhoneCast app’s Labs enables you to run games and other apps in VR, including livestreaming apps that let you stream videos to the giant virtual screen in VR. It creates a 2D window within your VR environment. Within that window, you can run Android apps. If you don’t mind doing a litt... Read More
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Saying Goodbye to Cassini, the NASA Mission That Transformed Our Understanding of the Solar System

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Spacecraft do not rust. Some merely fade away, like Voyagers 1 and 2, which, four decades after their launch, have departed the solar system and are now drifting into the wider cosmos, quite possibly for eternity. Many others, though, end their journeys abruptly and, often enough, intentionally. In 2003, NASA steered its Galileo probe, which had faithfully surveyed the Jovian system for years, into Jupiter’... Read More
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Shinnecock Nation taps Sahn Ward enviro experts

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The Shinnecock Indian Nation has retained a topflight Long Island law firm to provide advice and legal representation on environmental matters. Miriam Villani: Environmental expert. Uniondale-based Sahn Ward Coschignano PLLC will bolster the Shinnecock nation’s land-use and ecological chops, from a legal perspective, led by partner Miriam Villani. Villani, head of the firm’s ... Read More
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SoFi Board Says C.E.O. Is Out Immediately Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

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SoFi was sued last month by a former employee who argued that sexual misconduct at the company had created a toxic work environment and that he had been fired for reporting sexual harassment to managers. SoFi disputed the accusations, but said it would investigate them. Mr. Cagney said in the letter he sent to SoFi employees on Monday that “the combination of HR-related litigation and negative press have b... Read More
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How Bizarre Is This Year’s Wildfire Season, Really?

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This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The West is burning, and there’s no relief in sight. More than 80 large wildfires are raging in an area covering more than 1.4 million acres, primarily in California, Montana, and Oregon, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Taken together, that’s a wildfire ... Read More
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Who’s Home at the White House Science and Technology Office?

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In late October 2012, as Hurricane Sandy barreled toward New York and New Jersey, barrels of information from the National Weather Service, NASA, and elsewhere inundated the White House. As the storm picked up, experts at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, or OSTP, started closely monitoring storm track modeling from NOAA, satellite imagery from NASA, even detailed information like the level of wind shear at various elevations within the storm. It fell to John Holdren, the director of that office and President Obama’s science advisor, to make sure the best information was being used to prepare. And behind Holdren was the 100-plus staff of OSTP, the relatively unknown office that, at leas... Read More
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Scammers keep trying to sell fake Equifax facts

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Enlarge / This guy would also like to sell you some stolen Equifax data.Lyda Hill Texas Collection / Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress Last week, someone attempted to execute a poorly conceived digital cash grab by setting up a "Dark Web" page on the Tor network, claiming responsibility fo... Read More
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Fortnite: Battle Royale is a crafty take on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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We knew the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds copycats, clones, and homages were coming, and we have one of the first from a major company in Fortnite: Battle Royale. Earlier this week, Epic Games launched an update to its defensive crafting shooter Fortnite called Battle Royale that introduces a last-player-standing mode in which 100 players jump onto a map and have to kill an... Read More
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Gender Bias Suit Could Boost Pay, Open Promotions for Women at Google

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A lawsuit claiming Google systematically discriminates against women in pay and promotion could force the search giant, and other Silicon Valley companies, to change hiring and promotion practices. Three former Google employees filed the lawsuit Thursday in San Francisco, and said they would seek to make the case a class action, representing all women who have worked at Google since 2013. William Gould, a former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board who teaches law at Stanford, says the case could prompt changes at Google and elsewhere, such as opening up more avenues for promotion for women. ... Read More