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Do You Take This Robot …
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:56:44 GMT
From https:
Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying?


Brace for the Polar Vortex: It May Be Visiting More Often
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:29:18 GMT
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A researcher says that as the climate changes, "winter is shortening, but you're getting these more intensive periods in that shorter winter."


The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes?
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 06:37:20 GMT
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Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a car accident outside London. For families everywhere, the incident raises all-too-familiar questions.


The New Old Age: Hospitals Stopped Readmitting So Many Medicare Patients. Did That Cost Lives?
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:17:31 GMT
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A new government program was supposed to prevent certain Medicare recipients from cycling in and out of hospitals. Now experts worry some older patients are being denied necessary care.


The Anak Krakatau Tsunami, from the Beginning until Now
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:00:00 GMT
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An extensive collection of links takes us through the dramatic collapse and tsunami, how we can help the survivors, and how we can stay safe

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Pesticides on Our Plates: Is Our Food Safe to Eat?
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:00:00 GMT
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A new report looks at the amount of pesticides that are making their way to our plates

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Are Psychopaths Attractive to Other Psychopaths?
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:00:00 GMT
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Psychopathic birds of a feather flock together

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Lunar Craters Show Spike in Earth-Pummeling Space Rocks
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT
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A new analysis suggests the last few hundred million years of life on Earth has seen above-average asteroid impact rates

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Viewing This Weekend's Lunar Eclipse
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 04:05:00 GMT
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A total lunar eclipse will grace the skies this Sunday, January 20—and it may or may not be red. Christopher Intagliata reports.

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


ET Deals: Humble Double Fine Presents Bundle for $10
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:00:39 +0000
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ET Double Fine

While Double Fine is best-known for their original games, they also serve as a publisher for other indie games. So if you'd like to try out some cool offbeat indies, this bundle absolutely delivers.

The post ET Deals: Humble Double Fine Presents Bundle for $10 appeared first on ExtremeTech.



'Super Blood Wolf Moon' to get star billing in weekend lunar eclipse
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:34:26 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Look up into the night sky on Sunday and - if it is clear - you may witness the so-called "Super Blood Wolf Moon" total lunar eclipse, which will take a star turn across the continental United States during prime time for viewing.


EU tax on big digital companies could be struck by March: French minister
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 18:14:48 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A European Union-wide tax on the world's top digital companies could be reached by the end of March, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in an interview published on Sunday.


Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 06:37:57 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 03:42:25 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Cebuana Lhuillier, a Philippine financial service provider, said on Saturday that the data of 900,000 clients had been accessed without authorization and that it had already alerted authorities to investigate the incident.


Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes Chile, no tsunami threat: USGS
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 21:27:05 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 19:13:07 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A winter storm that has blanketed the U.S. Midwest with snow advanced on the U.S. Northeast on Saturday, forcing cancellations of flights and train service during a holiday weekend when many Americans were traveling.


Tellurian's Driftwood LNG gets final environmental nod
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:11:52 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Tellurian Inc's proposed Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Louisiana took a major step forward on Friday as the U.S. federal energy regulator issued a final environmental report clearing the way for the company to seek a permit to build the export terminal.


U.S. judge blocks Atlantic seismic oil permitting during shutdown
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:05:05 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the ongoing government shutdown, dealing a blow Trump administration's energy agenda.


Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 04:05:33 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said.


U.S. spy satellite launched into orbit from California
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:02:28 +0000
From feeds.cbsnews
Running more than a month late, a Delta 4 rocket carrying a spy satellite finally blasted off Saturday.


Technology is changing how we grow old and die
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From rss.cnn
This is a story about how life could end for many of us: at home surrounded by high-tech sensors, voice assistants and automated pill dispensers. And there's a "companion" robot to ward off loneliness.


Netflix will regulate its content in India. It swears that's not a bad thing
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Netflix is battling questions of censorship for the second time in three weeks a this time in India.


Amazon investors want it to quit selling facial-recognition tech to the government
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Amazon shareholders are worried the facial-recognition software could be used to violate people's rights. They're calling for a vote on the issue at the company's next annual meeting.


Cleaning New York's filthy harbor with one billion oysters
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The New York Harbor for years has been polluted and depleted of marine life. But one nonprofit is working to clean the murky water and revive its long-lost ecosystem a one oyster at a time.


Microsoft is investing $500 million to tackle Seattle housing crisis
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Microsoft, which is headquartered in the Seattle region, said it will partner with nonprofit groups to address "the affordable housing crisis." The money will go toward building new homes and preserving existing housing.


Facebook takes down anti-NATO pages linked to Russian news agency Sputnik
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Facebook removed hundreds of pages on Thursday it said posed as independent news sites in eastern Europe and elsewhere but were actually run by employees at Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik.


SpaceX ditches plans to develop Mars spaceship at Los Angeles port
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
SpaceX has abandoned plans to open up shop at the Port of Los Angeles.


Snap exodus continues: CFO out after less than a year
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Snap is losing another high-profile executive. Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone told Snap on Tuesday that he was leaving the company, just eight months after moving to Snap from Amazon.


Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei is an Apple fan and wants to live forever
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
A rare discussion with foreign media is shedding new light on the tech tycoon.


Huawei's founder praises Trump and denies claims his company spies for China
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Huawei's reclusive founder has denied allegations that his telecoms company spies for the Chinese government.


How Alexa knows the difference between a breaking window and a wine glass
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
For Amazon, getting Alexa's new security-guard feature to work meant literally breaking a lot of windows.


Alibaba's 'City Brain' is slashing congestion in its hometown
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Alibaba is using artificial intelligence to coordinate more than 1,000 road signals around Hangzhou with the aim of preventing or easing gridlock.


Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland on spying charges
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
A Huawei executive arrested in Poland on charges of spying for China has been fired by the Chinese tech company.


SpaceX to lay off 10% of its workers
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
SpaceX is laying off 10% of its 6,000-person workforce as it tackles two hugely expensive projects.


The gadgets of the future know everything wrong with you right now
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The gadgets at CES 2019 don't just tell us about the future. They are a window into who we are right now and what we think is wrong with our lives.


SpaceX launches final batch of next-generation satellites
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
SpaceX completed a major upgrade to a key telecommunications satellite network on Friday after two years of launches.


A 5G world is coming. Tech companies at CES show they're ready
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
More companies are sharing ambitious plans about how we'll live in a 5G world.


Shareholder sues Alphabet board over handling of harassment
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
An Alphabet shareholder is suing the company's board of directors, claiming it helped cover up allegations of sexual misconduct by former Google executives.


What Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos' divorce could mean for Amazon
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Shortly after they were married, MacKenzie Bezos drove her husband, Jeff, across the country from New York to Seattle while he typed out a business plan for what would become Amazon.


BMW X5 SUV sticks with the successful formula
Date: 0
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BMWas first X5, launched in 2000, immediately became the benchmark against which all other SUVs have since been judged.

Honda Jazz city car is a clever player
Date: 0
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Hondaas Jazz has long been a favourite of retirees and first car buyers thanks to good value, intelligent cabin space and the brandas reputation for reliability.

Why Holdenas imported ZB Commodore isnat selling
Date: 0
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Re the 2018 car sales figures, I think you got it right regarding former rusted-on Holden buyers and the current Opel aCommodoresa. If General Motors thinks Australian Commodore fans would forgive them shutting down home-grown production lines, along with Ford and Toyota, too bad. The imported Commodores are simply not True Blue in the eyes of too many buyers.

Fordas new anti-SUV tested
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Value

Worldas Cutest Dog dies of aheartbreaka
Date: 0
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SOCIAL media sensation Boo the Pomeranian has died afrom heartbreaka one year after his best dog pal passed away.

Familyas slippery surprise in bathroom
Date: 0
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A Brisbane family were jolted awake this morning when they found a carpet python having a bath in their toilet.

New Jeep Wrangleras price shock
Date: 0
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The next Jeep Wrangler is completely new and comes with a big price jump. But base models miss some key safety equipment.

What SUV is best for towing
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The question

Ronda Rousey to make Mortal Combat debut
Date: 0
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ONE of the most iconic fighting game franchises of gaming history is getting its eleventh instalment later this year following the announcement of Mortal Kombat 11.

Are we alone? The debate continues
Date: 0
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Australiaas star astronomer has debunked a Harvard professoras theory that weare not alone.

Worldas largest great white spotted
Date: 0
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What is believed to be the largest great white shark caught on film, nicknamed Deep Blue, has been spotted off the coast of Hawaii for the first time in years.

$40 billion dollar machine to unlock the secrets of the universe
Date: 0
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Every now and then humanity embarks on a massive, complicated and uncertain project to expand the boundaries of our collective knowledge.

aAll that needs is one suicide bomber and they can do that sort of thing indefinitelya
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When a little-known jihadist militant group swept across western Iraq and eastern Syria in 2015, it was a rude awakening for the rest of the world.

Concerns raised about Australiaas cybersecurity laws
Date: 0
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The latest Human Rights Watch report has raised concerns about proposed new laws in Australia to use facial recognition technology and read encrypted phone messages.

The run of heatwaves has officially been declared aunusuala
Date: 0
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Itas official. The spell of blistering weather the country has been sweltering through is indeed aunusuala. Unusual in its duration and sheer intensity the Bureau of Meteorology has said.

Kia launches new go-fast hatches
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Inspired by the success of its Stinger fastback sedan, Kia has introduced a pair of sporty stablemates.

Shocking Aussie road rage incident
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A woman has been left rattled after a frightening encounter with an foul-mouthed road user in Melbourne got extremely heated.

Asteroids hitting Earth more than they used to, but no need for panic just yet
Date: 0
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Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but donat worry just yet.

How do you pronounce Uranus? Should we change it?
Date: 0
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Itas long been the unfortunate subject of classroom giggles.

Scary heatwave: Map turns black
Date: 0
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Temperature records have already been broken but the worst of the heatwave sweeping across parts of Australia is yet to come.

Do a January deal as car brands move aolda 2018 models
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The first month of 2019 has car makers itching to make a solid sales start by clearing out their aolda 2018-plated stock.

China determined to seize Taiwan, US report warns
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The US has warned Chinaas rapid military gains could have dangerous consequences for the rest of the world, particularly Taiwan.

Elon Musk weighs in on billion dollar Sydney tunnel idea
Date: 0
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Colourful technology entrepreneur Elon Muskas suggestion that he could help cure Sydneyas traffic congestion by building an underground tunnel under the Blue Mountains for a billion dollars has been rubbished by experts.

The most practical hybrid yet
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1. Hybrids can be fun to drive

Worst of the heat is yet to come
Date: 0
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A major highway is melting and dozens of fires are burning as Australiaas scorching summer heatwave worsens.

aWe are drifting deeper into global problemsa
Date: 0
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The worldas most powerful business people and leaders are preparing to gather at the annual Davos meeting in Switzerland a and the elite group holds some grave fears for the near future.

Hyundai reveals new hardcore racer
Date: 0
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Hyundai has shown off its feisty side at the Detroit motor show.

Terrifying jihadi blitz shows Islamist threat is far from over
Date: 0
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When Donald Trump boldly announced last month head be pulling troops out of Syria, he declared the barbaric army of the so-called Islamic State had been wiped off the map.

aLoss of Ukraineas statehooda, warns Russian official
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Russia has warned Ukraine could lose its statehood.

Positive change for Aussie roads
Date: 0
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Australiaas road toll has fallen to its lowest in four years, with 78 fewer deaths in 2018 than the previous year.