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Sony is discontinuing its midrange Xperia lines to focus on its flagship smartphones

Thursday  09:20,   25 may 2017
The Verge

Changes are on the way to Sony’s smartphone lineup.  Sony has decided to shift its focus to its flagship devices, and says it will launch at least two new devices that fit into that category before the end of the year under the Xperia name. [...]

'Orphan Memory' Could Broaden Gravitational Wave Hunt

Thursday  02:05,   25 may 2017
Space.com

There may be a new way to study gravitational waves. These ripples in the fabric of space-time were first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, and first detected directly in 2015 by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory[...]

Exclusive: Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows - sources

Thursday  02:00,   25 may 2017
Reuters

<p>Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content[...]

How this nano technology has quietly infiltrated several consumer products

Wednesday  23:45,   24 may 2017
MSN

In nature, because water is a polar molecule, it naturally forms clusters that end up being about 1 micron in size.&nbsp;Hydrozomes (a new nano-engineered form of water molecules) are quite different. They are about 100 nanometers in size,[...]

How Amazon's Echo went from a smart speaker to the center of your home

Wednesday  21:35,   24 may 2017
Tech Insider

<p>When Amazon first introduced the Echo back in 2014, it was pitched primarily as a smart speaker, promising a way to control your music with your voice and little else.</p>Load[...]

Chocolate is not a super food

Wednesday  21:35,   24 may 2017
Popular Science

It’s time to appreciate our candy for what it is, not what we want it to be. and enjoy. It’s time to appreciate our candy for what it is, not what we want it to[...]

Chocolate is not a super food

Wednesday  21:35,   24 may 2017
Popular Science

It’s time to appreciate our candy for what it is, not what we want it to be. and enjoy. It’s time to appreciate our candy for what it is, not what we want it to[...]

Motorola: We would've caught Samsung's Note 7 battery flaw

Wednesday  21:31,   24 may 2017
CNET

The phone maker says that its battery testing is second to none and that it didn't need to change things after the Note 7 started catching fire.Samsung itself recalled and scrapped the phones, and many other companies started looking into their[...]

Paypal says Pandora’s logo infringes, starts trademark battle

Wednesday  21:31,   24 may 2017
Ars Technica

“The similarities between the logos are striking, obvious, and patently unlawful.”Load[...]

This is why your kid is so obsessed with YouTube

Wednesday  18:21,   24 may 2017
USA TODAY

It's only 12 years old, yet YouTube is already the preferred video platform of the younger generation. Load Error It was the birthplace of the viral video (remember Charlie bit my finger?), and has since morphed into a legitimate[...]

Whales today are bigger than ever before. Now, we know why.

Wednesday  18:05,   24 may 2017
Popular Science

A big solution to a cold problem. A blue whale is the largest animal ever known to exist on Earth.&nbsp;A big solution to a cold[...]

Whales today are bigger than ever before. Now, we know why.

Wednesday  18:05,   24 may 2017
Popular Science

A big solution to a cold problem. A blue whale is the largest animal ever known to exist on Earth.&nbsp;A big solution to a cold[...]

Here’s how to master Snapchat’s new Custom Stories feature

Wednesday  17:50,   24 may 2017
The Daily Dot

Snapchat‘s new Custom Stories feature is going to be a huge hit at parties. In an attempt to stay one step ahead of Instagram Stories, Snapchat created a way of collaborating with friends on the app.&nbsp;In an attempt to stay one step ahead of[...]

A Stanford scientist on the biology of human evil

Wednesday  16:51,   24 may 2017
Vox.com

“Our species has problems with violence.” —Biologist Robert Sapolsky What drives human behavior?&nbsp;What drives human behavior? Why do we do what we do? Is free will an illusion? Has civilization made us better? Can we escape our tribal[...]

A Stanford scientist on the biology of human evil

Wednesday  16:51,   24 may 2017
Vox.com

“Our species has problems with violence.” —Biologist Robert Sapolsky What drives human behavior?&nbsp;What drives human behavior? Why do we do what we do? Is free will an illusion? Has civilization made us better? Can we escape our tribal[...]