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Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain

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We can get rid of bad bosses once and for all. At least that’s the promise of a radically new type of organization based on blockchain technology. It’s called a Decentralized Autonomous Organization and it has no CEO, CFO, or VPs. In fact, there’s no hierarchy at all. Of course, any time you bring people together in a group, there are bound to be politics, but it won’t be the “command and control” structure that most of us are used to. Admittedly, the concept of a “DAO” got off to a rocky start. The first big one, appropriately enough called “the DAO” ... Read More
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Philippines shuts down mining operations

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The environment agency in the Philippines has cancelled at least 70 large-scale mining contracts.The government says it is stepping up its campaign to stop extraction in what it describes as “critical areas” in the south of the country.But many people from the mining industry, who fear for their livelihoods, have opposed the decision.Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Thousands around the world rally in the name of science on Earth Day

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Millions of people around the world are marking Earth Day, aimed at expanding awareness about the environment. Among them were those working in science, a field they say is increasingly under fire. CGTN's Frances Kuo has more from the March for Science in Washington, D.C.... Read More
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Trump grapples with campaign promises on environment

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At the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, speakers and attendees expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other science programs. Coral Davenport, reporter at The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a closer look at the Trump administration’s environmental policies.... Read More
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Tribeca Film Festival puts climate issues on center stage

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The Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing, putting new films, documentaries and virtual reality projects in the spotlight. CBS News correspondent Roxana Saberi interviewed festival co-founders Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal about why they believe focusing on the environment is now more important than ever.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Apple’s latest patent fuels rumors it’s looking deeper into AR and VR

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While it remains to be seen what Apple is doing in the VR space (if anything), the company has made its interest in AR clear over the past year. Today, a new patent from the company has been published, further supporting rumors it is getting increasingly involved with the tech. The patent details “a method for representing a virtual object in a real enviro... Read More
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NY Islanders Plan to Pitch Arena at Belmont Park, NHL Says

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The New York Islanders plan to formally submit a proposal to build a new arena on vacant land next to Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters Friday. Bettman confirmed reports that the team’s owners, which currently calls the Barclays Center in Brooklyn home, is prepared to pitch a plan to build a new arena on state-owned land adjacent to the racetrack, but thinks the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is “not a long-term option,” according to multiple New York news outlets. Bettman reportedly made the comments to The Associated Press Sports Editors at his Man... Read More
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What Is Science Good For?

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The March for Science can meaningfully celebrate the ways in which the process of science enhances our lives, and it can usefully demand that the government pursue evidence-based public policy.... Read More
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Sleight’s writer-director on how his superhero origin story was ‘like making movies in high school’

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As superhero films get bigger, louder, and more dominant on international screens, there’s been an increasing wave of excitement over smaller hero films — movies that tap into similar themes of valor, sacrifice, and power, without prioritizing explosions and the same old world-ending threats. That explains some of the early response to J.D. Dillard’s Sleight, a shoestring-budgeted indie film about Bo Wolfe, a black street magician (rapper and Collateral Beauty actor Jacob Latimore) navigating the L.A. drug-dealing scene and drawing on his magic and engineering skills to take care of his little sister after their mother’s death. Sleight has been widely billed as a small-scale superhero origin... Read More
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11 Year-Old Oceanside Resident Named Environmental Champion by EPA Region 2

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Tech & Science, School & Education, Nature & Weather, Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Health & Wellness, Home & Garden By ... Read More
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Say ‘Wish you were here’ with these postcards of hellish deep-sea creatures

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Poll highlights Americans' worries about the environment

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CBS News' Anthony Salvanto breaks down a new CBS poll about the environment, which found that few Americans are optimistic about the future of our ecosystem.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: ... Read More
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Apple’s new data centres give back to the environment

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Two new data centres in Denmark and Ireland will benefit the environment, with the Denmark centre to be used as a heat producer Apple is pushing ahead with their plan to be one of the greenest companies in the world – thanks to the introduction of two new green data centres. About US $1.8bn is being invested in the two data centres – one in Athenry, Ireland, the other in Denmark. Both of these will fully embrace Apple’s commitment to the environment... Read More
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The bizarre biology of the naked mole rat means oxygen is a bonus

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How AI in cars will affect the environment

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Tech advancements have been making life easier for years now — especially on the road. From apps that save driving time to smart streets that track available parking, computer programs are helping streamline transit like never before. And now, thanks to ongoing developments in machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) is taking convenient travel one step further. As I’ve ... Read More
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Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events April 20 – 26

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Balance & ComposureThis show is the first on the band’s spring headline tour in celebration of their third studio album, Light We Made, which broadens the band’s sound and showcases the quintet toning down their hardcore, punk-rock roots. After unveiling their critically acclaimed debut album, Separation in 2011, B&C have toured with the likes of Circa Survive, La Dispute, Title Fight, and Touché Amore. Their sophomore effort, The Things We Think We’re Missing, which dropped in ’13, peaked at No. 51 on the US Billboard 200. Warming up the crowd are From Indian Lakes and Queen Of Jeans. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. ... Read More
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How to rate the performance of data centres

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A new global system has been proposed in order to rate the performance of colocation data centres The iMasons Data Centre Performance Index (DCPI) aims to give colocation customers a way of seeing how data centres perform over time. It’s targeted at owners, operators, providers and site selection professionals. With the relevant knowledge taken into consideration, customers can then make a fair, informed decision. The DCPI also aims to provide a common mechanism for providers to showcase their performances to the industry. ... Read More
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Car-sharing service Getaround raises $45 million to help people get around (without car keys)

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing company Getaround has raised $45 million in a round of funding led by Braemar Energy Ventures, with participation from Toyota, Shanghai Automotive’s VC arm, Menlo Ventures, and Triangle Peak Partners. Founded in 2009, Getaround offers a mobile app and marketplace for car-owners to rent out their cars when they’re not using. Yes, it’s like an Airbnb for automobiles. Through the Getaround app, renters can reserve, locate, and even unlock their vehicles without the need for a physical key — the renter receives a code to unlock cars directly to their mobile phones. Indeed, Toyota and Getaround announced a ... Read More
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Stress yourself out with this coloring book about climate change

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Stress yourself out with this coloring book about climate change - 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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US environment agency vows to fight lead contamination

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US environment agency vows to fight lead contaminationThe head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has vowed to save a city that's water supply is contaminated by lead.Pruitt visited East Chicago in Indiana on Wednesday, where residents have been forced from their homes.But environmental groups say Pruitt's visit is merely a show-stop, with the agency facing major budget cuts under President Donald Trump.Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from East Chicago, Indiana. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter:... Read More
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Disturbing video of group attacking teen at Luna Park in Coney Island

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CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Disturbing video shows a teenager pummeled by a group of young people in Brooklyn.The video that's now attracted the attention of the NYPD shows a violent attack at a Brooklyn landmark with screams reverberating through Luna Park. "They're like locusts through the cornfield," said Curtis Sliwa, Guardian Angels. "So they knock this one guy out bam down he goes. Then they start stomping him."Sliwa's Guardian Angels, along with police, were patrolling Coney Island when the attack began on a gorgeous Easter Sunday.Sliwa claims the video was recorded by one of the attackers."We just took, we took the phone and we downloaded it," Sliwa said. "And he said, 'You can... Read More
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Apple will stop relying on mining for minerals ‘one day’

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NYSERDA Announces $15.5 Million Available for Energy Storage Projects to Support the Electric Grid

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Call for Commercially Available Technology Will Make Grid More Flexible in Supporting Renewable Power Sources. New York, NY - April 19, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that a total of $15.5 million in funding is available for energy storage projects that can support renewable energy technologies, save customers money, and ease peak electric demand burdens on the power grid. The funding is part of the state’s long-term investment in the energy storage sector as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a cleaner, more resilient and affordable ener... Read More
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Antarctica’s massive lakes, rivers, and streams could help us understand rising sea levels

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A big patch of plastic garbage has been discovered in the Arctic

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Facebook’s new developer SDK lets users capture 360 photos and videos in-app

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Facebook has released a software development kit (SDK) that developers can incorporate into their apps to allow users to capture their experience in a 360 photo or video. The file could then be shared and viewed either on the social network’s News Feed or through a virtual reality headset. The 360 Capture SDK leverages cube mapping to produce a format that’s high-quality and suitable for the VR world, adding to the company’s effort to bring six degrees of freedom (6DoF) to the mainstream. Developers interested in using this SDK are required to use either the Unity or Unreal game engines. Facebook has also released a sample SDK for developers to test i... Read More
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Gay officer returning to police force after settling lawsuit

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(AP) -- A gay New Jersey police officer who claimed he was fired because of his sexual orientation will soon be reinstated to the force, officials announced Wednesday. Glen Rock officials said they reached a settlement with Matthew Stanislao, who sued the town after he was fired in October 2014, alleging a hostile work environment. The agreement calls for Stanislao to be reinstated... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Facebook takes on Lytro with new Surround 360 cameras that shoot in 6 degrees of freedom

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Facebook has introduced two new Surround 360 cameras targeted toward professional filmmakers and content producers. The x24 and x6 are successors to the one the company debuted at last year’s F8 developer conference, but with a major upgrade: It shoots in 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF). This is significant because when the results are viewed in virtual reality, you will be able to move around in ways similar to the offline world instead of seeing a flatter universe. The x24 contains 24 lenses within a 360-degree frame, while the x6 has only 6. This is because Facebook intends to make the x6 consumer-friendly, someth... Read More
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Help save the galaxy and the earth with the #GrootDanceBomb challenge

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, but you can help defend our blue planet before then by participating in the #GrootDanceBomb challenge.[embedded content]Inspired by the adorable, groovy Groot dancing toys, the #GrootDanceBomb challenge encourages you to bust out a dance move at an unexpected moment in the fashion of the lovable Marvel character. If your dance moves aren't up to par, you can also use a dancing Groot toy to surprise someone instead.But the challenge is more than just showing off your best outer-worldly dance moves, it's also helping the environment. "Marvel and the Disney Conservation Fund will direct a $1 donation to The Nature Conservancy to plant 1 tree for each action, ... Read More
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When small stores go out of business, owners ask: Now what?

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When small or independent retailers post “Going Out of Business” signs, many ask themselves, now what? That may mean trying again — or forging ahead on a completely different career path. Reilly Starr and her business partner had opened Naked Sports Gear, a Manhattan store that sold athletic wear for women, in 2011. They were successful, but faced increasing competition and high rent and other overhead. Three years ago, an underwear company sued over the word “naked.” Starr and her partner fought it until late last year. Then, believing the workout wear fad was fading, they accepted a cash settlement and wound down the business. “We were part of a trend and we seized that trend at the right time, and we rode it ... Read More
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LaCie’s Thunderbolt 3 dock offers up to 20TB of storage

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Equinix partners with Google for cloud containerization

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Equinix has announced a partnership with Google Cloud to provide hybrid cloud container architecture to customers. The Equinix-GCP offering will combine Platform Equinix, the global data center interconnect platform with Google Container Engine (GKE) using Kubernetes open-source technology. Hybrid Kubernetes deployment is expected to assist developers in data and application containerization, and accelerate cloud migration activities for the enterprise. The end product, leveraging Equinix and Google Cloud together, will allow customers direct, secure access to the Google... Read More
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Send Wi-Fi companies floor plans, receive the ultimate mesh networking test

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Baidu launches Project Apollo autonomous driving platform, will test on urban roads by 2018

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Chinese search engine operator Baidu today announced the launch of Project Apollo, an autonomous driving platform that will include both software and hardware. Baidu will expose tools for obstacle perception, trajectory planning, vehicle control, and even operating systems, according to a statement. the first technology in July. It’s looking to see cars start using the technology on urban roads toward the end of the year and then see it used on highways and open city roads by 2020. This builds on Baidu’s efforts to build and test its own autonomous vehicle. The company has been testing out vehicles in both China and the U.S. Additionally, Baidu has been getting DuerOS — which draws its name and essence from Baidu’s... Read More
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GamesBeat Summit will examine how investors see the startup climate

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It’s time to introduce new speakers. We’ll delve into the investment climate for the gaming ecosystem with a panel moderated by Amitt Mahajan, a managing partner at Presence Capital, at our upcoming GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. This roundtable session will examine the climate for game startups and how to get funding for them. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1-2 at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, Calif., just a short distance from San Francisco. You can ... Read More
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Global CEOs Continue to Show Confidence in the United States as a Business Destination

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Fred W. Volcansek, Sr., is the Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA Program. For the fifth year in a row, global business executives have named the United States as the top destination for business investment, according to A.T. Kearney’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index. This is excellent news, because FDI creates jobs and contributes to economic development across the United States. It is a direct reflection of the appeal of the U.S. economy and how it enables businesses of any size to access a consumer base of 325 million citizens, employ a productive workforce, a... Read More
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Facebook turns to discovery, third-party chat extensions in latest Messenger platform push

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Facebook’s Messenger platform was unveiled in 2015 at the company’s F8 conference with the goal of letting developers “build apps that help people connect.” Last year, it expanded to support chatbots which could have been a big thing, but ultimately ... Read More
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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds update: Here’s what’s new and different

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One of the biggest hits on Steam is getting its first major patch. Bluehole is updating Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, the studio’s Battle Royale-like online multiplayer game that has servers of 100 people fighting to the death. The patch will address a number of issues that are negatively affecting the unfinished game, which is out now $30 on Steam’s Early Access portal. Bluehole is also introducing a new submachine gun, bringing back the crossbow, and launching a test server. ... Read More
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Emaginos Announces Plan to Go Public in 2017 with Its Customized K-12 Education Model That Could Change the Way America’s Public Schools Approach Learning

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 18, 2017– Research has demonstrated that engaging students in the learning process increases their attention and focus, motivates their critical thinking skills and promotes a more meaningful experience. What would it look like if public schools could be customized to reach students in a way that is best for them? The Emaginos Curriculum offers a systemic transformation to the K-12 public education system that fosters a student’s desire to learn. While a community may have Charter schools, choice/voucher/magnet schools and other alternatives, the demand for them should decrease significantly. Emaginos has announced its plans to go public in 2017 to increa... Read More
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Scientists discover massive sulfur-eating hell-clams in the Philippines

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Scientists discover massive sulfur-eating hell-clams in the Philippines - 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.windowLo... Read More
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The Mystery of the 5-Foot-Long Shipworm Just Got Stinkier

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That image above, depending on what your job is, could well be considered not safe for work. What you’re looking at is a giant shipworm—a scientific legend that can grow to over five feet long. It’s actually a super-elongated mollusk, one that grows vertically in sediment, excreting a thick shell and poking two siphons out of the muck. It is, as biologists note, really weird.Such biologists have long known what made these tusk-like shells, but couldn’t manage to get their hands on a live animal. Until 2010, when a scientist watching Philippine TV happened to catch a documentary about the men who dive for the things, and was finally able to track them down. Where in the Philippines, exactly, will remain a secret. The shells... Read More
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Facebook no longer measures total app installs because developers don’t care

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Facebook is shifting away from using “total installs” — an industry metric that advertisers and developers have known for a while — as a measurement for how successful its app business is. In an effort to court more advertisers, the social media company realized that marketers are more interested in conversions and action taken within apps. So Facebook said it’s now going to be emphasizing value-based app ads products instead. Since 2012, mobile app install ad... Read More
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'Vegetable Whisperer' Chef Plants The Seeds Of His Own Reinvention

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Enlarge this image Chef Jeremy Fox's inventive dish: double-chucked spring peas sprinkled with white chocolate and roasted macadamia nuts. It's served with a bit of pea broth poured on the side, "to reta... Read More
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LifeBeam launches AI-powered and voice-activated personal trainer

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With the onset of improved artificial intelligence, fitness devices are getting a makeover. The latest example is the Vi, the voice-activated, AI-based personal trainer from LifeBeam. LifeBeam’s expertise in AI wearables comes from its experience developing technology for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Air Force. Vi is built into biosensing earphones with sound powered by Harman Kardon. It brings consumer AI to the next level by adapting to a person’s behavior, environment, and physiology to deliver tailored, real-time coaching that makes workouts more fun, motivating, and effective, the company said. “Vi is not like anything pe... Read More
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Lawyers, malware, and money: The antivirus market’s nasty fight over Cylance

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Enlarge / Is it "fresh malware"? Or is it something else repackaged?from an image by Sarah Shuda read... Read More
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Microsoft’s rumored CloudBook could be your next cheap computer

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In a few weeks, at its education-oriented software and hardware event in New York, Microsoft could unveil a sub-premium laptop — something more robust than a Surface but not as fancy as a Surface Book. And rather than run good old Windows 10, the new product could run something called Windows 10 Cloud, which reportedly will only be able to run apps that you can find in the Windows Store, unless you change a certain peference in Settings. The idea is this will keep your device more secure. However that does mean you won’t be able to use certain apps that aren’t in the Store, like... Read More
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ToxiCity: Story of graveyard for electronics… and people (RT Documentary)

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E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country's most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. Locals call it “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the infamous Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while extreme poverty, child labour and criminal gangs are also rife.Ghana is one of several African countries where electronic goods are sent once they have been discarded by developed nations. Agbogbloshie is an enormous dumping ground near Accra where digital appliances are dismantled for scrap. The process employed by those working there involves burning off plastic cas... Read More
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Artist Sets Futuristic Dinner Party In World Reshaped By Rising Seas

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Allie Wist's "Flooded" dinner spread includes burdock and dandelion root hummus with sunchoke chips; jellyfish salad; roasted hen of the woods mushroom; fried potatoes with chipotle vegan mayo; salted anchovies; and oysters with slippers. Most of these are foods that might be more resilient to climate change and, therefore, what we could be eating in the future, Wist says. ... Read More
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Documentary Reveals Unsettling Truth about Plastic in Oceans

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A Plastic Ocean, a powerful documentary that reveals unsettling truths about the world’s obsession with plastic, is coming to Huntington. The one-day showing comes the same week the planet celebrates Earth Day. According to the film, the world will have manufactured 300 million tons of plastic this year alone—a stunning realization. In the film, journalist Craig Leeson travels to more than a dozen locations around the world to assess the conditions of the world’s most important natural resource: our water. Leeson’s search for the elusive blue whale turns into a hard-hitting journey across the world. And according to Leeson, “only a fraction” of the plastic we use is recycled. Joining him... Read More
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Graffiti in the sky: NY artists make skyscraper their studio

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Miguel Ovalle, whose artist name is "Dizmology," works in the unoccupied 69th floor of 4 World Trade Center, preparing material for his sculpture that will showcase with other artists' works, Thursday March 30, 2017, in New York. "I consider the work that I do installation architectural art, using typography, using the written language of words in an urban environment," said Ovalle, who won a national artist competition at the prestigious Art Basel Miami in 2012. He is among a group of artists offered free use ... Read More
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HP Spectre x360 15-inch (2017) review: Fantastic 4K UHD display and performance

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HP has come out with a refreshed 15.6-inch Spectre x360 laptop, one with speed and performance that essentially replaces the desktop and will appeal to any creator. With a retail price of $1,500, the 2017 edition certainly delivers, with a quality entertainment center and a touch surface to let your imagination go wild. Armed with a 4K touch display, a 3840×2160 resolution, a 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake chip (i7-7500U processor), fast charging, and a larger battery, HP has made its 15.6-inch Spectre on par with the ... Read More
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Welcome to the post-apocalyptic National Parks

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Steve Bannon’s Nationalist Team Prepares for the Long Game

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An embrace of Steve Bannon’s nationalist agenda helped sweep Donald Trump into the White House. But his triumph may just be the beginni... Read More
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Senator Ken LaValle: State Budget Includes Historic Investments To Protect Our Water and Our Environment

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$2.5 Billion In State Investments Dedicated to Clean Water Efforts. Albany, NY - April 6, 2017 - Senator Ken LaValle announced that the approved NY State Budget includes record funding to protect our environment for a second consecutive year.  Senator LaValle said, “Throughout my career, I have made it a priority to preserve and protect our fragile environment for this generation and the next. We have been extraordinarily successful in increasing support for environmental initiatives for the second year in a row.”   He continued, “It’s critically important that we address water issues today... Read More
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The Crisis of Attention Theft—Ads That Steal Your Time for Nothing in Return

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By now, it is pretty well understood that we regularly pay for things in ways other than using money. Sometimes we pay still with cash. But we also pay for things with data, and more often, with our time and attention. We effectively hand over access to our minds in exchange for something “free,” like email, Facebook, or football games on TV. As opposed to “paying” attention, we actually “spend attention,” agreeing to the view ads in exchange for something we really want. The centrality of that deal in our lives makes it outrageous that there are companies who seize our time and attention for absolutely nothing in exchange, and indeed, without consent at all—otherwise ... Read More
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These robotic birds are like scarecrows in the sky

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Clear Flight Solutions makes remote-controlled bird drones to help bird control of nuisance birds and to help research the environment. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/... Read More
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Prey’s lead designer created a game where enemies are everywhere

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Prey is the next big game coming for the consoles and PC on May 5. It’s a first-person action-adventure game where you shoot a lot of space aliens. That part of the story of this game from Bethesda and its Arkane Studios division isn’t so novel, but the enemies are. The so-called Typhon creatures are amorphous black blobs that jump out from the landscape to surprise you. You play as Morgan Yu, a half-Chinese, half-German man trapped on a space station. The enemies, also known as Mimics, can take the shape of anything around you, and you have to figure out ways to stop them and destroy them. One of the ways is to shoot a “gloo” gun at them, trapping them in a go... Read More
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Hands-on with the suspenseful surprises of Prey

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Players are going to find plenty of jump scares in Prey. That’s just the nature of the action-adventure game that Bethesda and its Arkane Studios division are launching on May 5. Amorphous black enemies come out of the walls and attack you at any moment, leaving you with a paranoid feeling that nothing is what it seems. It’s a theme that runs throughout the story of the sci-fi tale. I had a chance to play part of the game at a preview event that Bethesda held in San Francisco. It was my first chance to play both the beginning of the game and a segment in the middle. It felt pretty special, as it’s been 11 years since the original Prey came out. Fans are counting the da... Read More
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The Crazy-Hard Technical Challenges of Robots Delivering Falafel

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It’s the most San Francisco scene in San Francisco. A dude with a guitar and a dude with a scooter stand at a Mission District bus stop. Next to them, someone has laid out fishing rods for sale. Behind them, a white semi-autonomous delivery robot, looking not unlike a rolling dishwasher, hesitates behind the crowd before powering through and nearly running over a dog.Think of Marble like a self-driving car, except its domain is the sidewalk. Instead of delivering humans to places like restaurants, Marble delivers food from restaurants to humans. If you live in San Francisco’s Mission or Potrero Hill neighborhoods and you order delivery through Yelp Eat24, you may just get a text asking if you want Marble to roll the food on ov... Read More
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Sneak preview of this year's New York International Auto Show

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- The New York International Auto Show has rolled into the city, opening Friday at the Javits Center.The auto show has a lot to offer this year, from a number of new models to new trends. If you are in the market for a new car, it is the country's largest showroom.Mike Quincy, an automotive writer with Consumer Reports, showed me some of their top picks."Kia has been able to do what Nissan, Honda and Toyota took maybe 50 years to do," he said.The Kia Optima is quickly attracting new customers."It takes some substance to outmuscle the folks from Honda and Toyota as the best sedan," Quincy said. "What we loved about the Optima, it's got great styling." Th... Read More
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Culture shock: Business owners see need to change their ways

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The results of a staff survey jolted Alex Slater into realizing how drastically his business needed a culture change. About half the 19 employees at his Clyde Group public relations firm said they planned to leave in one to two years, and rated the environment as “average” or “needs improvement.” No one agreed with the statement: “I am adequately compensated.” “It was a big, almost shocking, learning moment for me where I realized that I had been doing it wrong,” says Slater, who undertook the anonymous survey in 2015 after three staffers said they were leaving the Washington, D.C., firm. What he read was painful. “A lot of this was personal on my part,” Slater says. “I really had to change my m... Read More
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The Kansas Election and Our National Divide

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Ron Estes, a Republican, won narrowly in a district that Donald Trump took in a rout.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY FERNANDO SALAZAR / THE WICHITA EAGLE / AP ... Read More
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MSC sales, earnings soar

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Maintenance, metalwork and repair supply distributor MSC Industrial Co. reported sales and income grew, which some saw as a sign of an improving industrial economy. The Melville, NY. And Davidson, N.C.-based company reported second quarter net income rose 1 percent to $53.6 million as sales rose 2.9 percent to $703.8 million. CEO Erik Gershwind said “the environment continued to improve during our fiscal second quarter and the momentum sustained into March.” He added that “most of our customers continue to express an improving outlook, particularly those in our core metalworking market.” The Motley Fool website said the firm’s results confirm “an industrial recovery” and that its “latest earnin... Read More
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VR First is creating 50 labs for virtual reality education at universities

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VR First is on a quest to jumpstart interest in augmented reality and virtual reality at schools around the world, and so the industry-supported group has pledged to create a total of 50 VR First educational labs at universities by the end of 2017. There are already 26 labs operating in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Oceania, with another 14 labs coming soon and more in development. VR and game engine maker Crytek helped start the program, which now has lots of members. The VR First Lab Initiative believes that VR and AR ... Read More
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How to prepare your business for a project-based world

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Ray Grainger, CEO and Founder of Mavenlink, discusses the prospect of a project-based economy and what businesses can do to prepare… During the last decade, the workforce has shifted dramatically. Companies are required to act more quickly while being more nimble than ever before, and this will only accelerate over the next ten years. To compete, high-performing businesses are creating a more liquid workforce by strategically leveraging external service providers and contractors in ... Read More
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Maryland Lawmakers Vote To Allow Beekeepers To Shoot Black Bears That Threaten Hives

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Enlarge this image Honeybees are seen inside a colony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Md., in 2007. Maryland lawmakers approved a bill this week permitting beekeepe... Read More
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Devin Nunes and the Ethics Watchdogs

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An announced investigation into Representative Devin Nunes’s disclosure of classified information has prompted Nunes to step down from leading the probe into Russian meddling in t... Read More
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New York City's Environmentally-Friendly Landmarks

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NEW YORK -- Here's a list of New York City landmarks that are helping the environment in a green way:One World Trade Center Despite being one of the most expensive construction projects in history, One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, was constructed with many environmentally-friendly, cost-saving measures. Examples include extensive LED lighting, which is much more energy-efficient than traditional lighting methods, as well as a high reliance upon natural light. In terms of water usage, the building features 25,000 gallon storage tanks that collect rainwater to be used throughout the skyscraper.... Read More
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Who killed the penguins? Thousands of years of poop point to a volcano

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Esports arena is coming to the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas

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Three companies are partnering to create a flagship esports arena on the Las Vegas Strip at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. Allied Esports, Esports Arena, and MGM Resorts International plan to build a dedicated esports venue at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. The new Esports Arena Las Vegas is scheduled to op... Read More
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Zero Gravity Solutions’ Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, BAM Agricultural Solutions, Signs an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for the Republic of the Philippines

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Commitment to Purchase Minimum of 50,000 gallons of BAM-FX in Year One, Commencing upon Approval for Commercial Sale BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 11, 2017– Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. (“ZGSI” or the “Company”) (Pink Sheets: ... Read More
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Farmingdale Robotics Team Advances to VEX World Championship Robotics Competition

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Tech & Science, School & Education, Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Arts & Culture By Long Island News & PR Published: April 11 2017 Farmingdale High School’s ‘Robodalers’ Announ... Read More
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A Tale of Cataclysm, Written in Penguin Guano

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Gentoo penguins collect pebbles for their nests on Ardley Island, Antarctica.CreditPhotograph by Stephen Roberts Compared w... Read More
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County Executive Bellone Announces Community Outreach Campaign To Promote First-Ever Septic Improvement Program In Suffolk

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Septic Improvement Program Would Offer Grants and Low-Interest Financing to Help Homeowners Afford to Replace Outdated Septic Systems. Suffolk County, NY - April 11, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced a community outreach campaign as part of a coordinated effort to promote his administration’s proposed Septic Improvement Program.  In the coming weeks, a series of town halls will be held across the county so that residents can hear directly from water quality experts and officials in their own communities on how they would benefit from the program if enacted.  ... Read More
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Wireless Industry Lobbies Statehouses For Access To 'Street Furniture'

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Enlarge this image The next generation of cell phone technology will be much faster but require far more antennas than carriers currently use. Lionel Bonaventure /AFP/Getty Ima... Read More
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Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia

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When Margaret Atwood was in her twenties, an aunt shared with her a family legend about a possible seventeenth-century forebear: Mary Webster, whose neighbors, in the Puritan town of Hadley, Massachusetts, had accused her of witchcraft. “The townspeople didn’t like her, so they strung her up,” Atwood said recently. “But it was before the age of drop hanging, and she didn’t die. She dangled there all night, and in the morning, when they came to cut the body down, she was still alive.” Webster became known as Half-Hanged Mary. The maiden name of Atwood’s grandmother was Webster, and the family tree can be traced back to John Webster, the fifth g... Read More
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The Psychological Insights of Trump Tower

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If you’re walking along Madison Avenue and suddenly feel undone by the stress of minding your own business, you can duck into the glass-enclosed atrium of the old I.B.M. Building, at Fifty-sixth Street, and take a seat at one of the many bamboo-shaded café tables. The atrium is one of the city... Read More
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Meet Parker Hannifin, a 100 year-old company working on AR

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This article debuts an occasional series, High Tech in the Heartland, that explores the relationship between Silicon Valley and the rest of America. This is not a postcard from the future: Picture a tech company’s 100th anniversary celebration where its top executives don augmented reality helmets that promise to reinvent the future of work. It ... Read More
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Welter: Time to repower a generation station older than Sputnik

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In 1956, Dwight Eisenhower was President. The Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 3, to win the World Series. EF Barrett Power Station Unit 1 in Island Park went on line. The world has changed a lot since Barrett opened, but that power plant’s core infrastructure is still operating, virtually a museum piece of 1950s technology. The ability to repower Barrett and bring ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Passage Of The Fiscal Year 2018 State Budget

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2018 State Budget Advances Governor’s Middle Class Recovery Act – Investing in Jobs & Infrastructure, Reducing Taxes, and Expanding Access to Education. Albany, NY - April 10, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the passage of the 2018 State Budget, which builds on the state’s fiscal discipline over the last six years while strengthening the middle class, reducing taxes, and making smart investments in New York's future. For the seventh consecutive year, the Budget is balanced and holds spending growth to 2 percent. With the 2018 Budget, New York leads the nation by making colle... Read More
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Why security is better in the cloud

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Presented by SparkPost The shift towards cloud computing has fundamentally changed how software is deployed and consumed. It also entails myriad changes to the business of building and delivering software. Questions of application and data security are among the most critical, particularly when considering the transformation of core infrastructure such as email delivery into a cloud-native service. When my own company, SparkPost, embarked on its cloud transformation, the security of our infrastructure was a paramount concern that informed nearly every technology and business decision our team made. ... Read More
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AltspaceVR founder wants to make virtual reality as accessible as the web

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Eric Romo and his cofounders at AltspaceVR want to make virtual reality as pervasive and accessible as the worldwide web. AltspaceVR is leading the charge to create a social VR experience, where people do in VR pretty much everything they do in real life. Founded in 2013, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company now has more than 40 people. And it has raised $16 million since 2016. The crowds were thin at first, but on a given weekend night, you’ll now find parties with hundreds of people attending them. It’s now used in 150 countries. I’m not sure what all this means, and why social events will be more fun in VR. So I caught up with Romo at the recent ... Read More
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Allergies will be even more miserable in the future — thanks to global warming

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How companies and consumers benefit from AI-powered networks

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With more than 12,500 patents, eight Nobel prizes, and a 140 year history of field-testing crazy ideas, no one should be surprised that AT&T would be an important player in artificial intelligence. “AT&T is a backbone of the internet,” explains Nadia Morris, Head of Innovation at the AT&T Connected Health Foundry. The company manages wireless, landline, and even private secure networks to power connectivity for both individuals and corporations. All these networks generate incredible volumes of data ripe for machine analysis. AT&T has built AI and machine learning systems for decades, using algorithms to automate op... Read More
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The Conservative Pipeline to the Supreme Court

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Leonard Leo is now responsible for a third of the Supreme Court.CreditPhotograph by Mark Peterson / Redux for The New Yorker ... Read More
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Watch us play Yooka-Laylee: a pretty, messy successor to Banjo-Kazooie

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Banjo-Kazooie was one of the standout platformers of the early 3D era, and even though that genre has fallen out of favor compared to shooters or open-world action games, some of the people responsible for that Nintendo 64 classic have come back with Yooka-Laylee. Playtonic Games, a studio composed of former Rare employees, is releasing Yooka-Laylee for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on April 11. Like Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee has you controlling a pair of characters as one, cohesive unit. Inst... Read More