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The new iMac Pro is here and this is what you need to know

Friday  14:22,   15 december 2017
T3

Apple first teased the new 27-inch 5K iMac Pro back in June 2017 at WWDC, and in an exclusive interview with T3.com, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing confirmed that the iMac Pro release date would be in "a[...]

New Gene Called Thor May Be Secret Anti-Cancer Weapon

Friday  14:22,   15 december 2017
Newsweek

When researchers silenced THOR in cell lines, tumor growth slowed.While investigating a previously unexplored area of the genome, researchers stumbled upon a novel, long non-coding RNA (lncRNA). Unlike typical ribonucleic acid, or RNA cell chains,[...]

Rare Genetic Mutation Stops Family From Feeling Pain

Friday  14:22,   15 december 2017
International Business Times

Scientists have found a genetic mutation that stops one family from feeling pain and could be used to develop treatments for chronic pain.Scientists have found a genetic mutation that cranks up someone’s pain tolerance to the superhuman[...]

Court fight looms as FCC kills rules aimed at open internet

Friday  00:51,   15 december 2017
Reuters

<p>The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.</p>The[...]

Analysis: FCC repealed net neutrality — here's what that means for you

Thursday  23:20,   14 december 2017
Tech Insider

<p>In a move that could fundamentally reshape the internet, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal its net neutrality rules.</p>Here's what you need to know about net neutrality, the proposal, and what's likely to happen[...]

Eight planets found orbiting distant star, NASA says

Thursday  21:38,   14 december 2017
CNN

For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in the Draco constellation.Researchers had known that seven planets were orbiting the star. But Google Artificial Intelligence —  which[...]

Are smart home assistants listening more than you realize?

Thursday  18:06,   14 december 2017
CBS News

A consumer watchdog organization reveals what patent filings for both companies show.The group studied patent filings from both companies and found Alexa and her high-tech counterpart Google Home could start recording more information than you[...]

Microsoft unveils improved AI-powered search features for Bing

Thursday  17:14,   14 december 2017
Engadget

It also announced a partnership with Reddit.First, when answering a question, Bing will now validate its answers by sourcing a number of websites, not just one. And in cases where there are two valid perspectives, like, for example, in response to[...]

Finisar deal helps Apple block rivals' path to AR features

Thursday  17:14,   14 december 2017
Reuters

The key question, analysts said, is to what extent Apple's deal with Finisar will block rivals like Samsung and Huawei from being able to build phones with 3D sensors because they will not be able to secure the needed supply of lasers. Lumentum[...]

iPhone 8 and X ranked as 2nd and 3rd most searched terms in 2017

Thursday  17:14,   14 december 2017
CNET

Google showed us what people around the world are searching for in its annual "Year in Search" blog post.2017 was a big year for the iPhone. Apple marked the 10-year anniversary of the first iPhone by releasing the iPhone 8 and iPhone [...]

New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA

Thursday  17:14,   14 december 2017
AFP

The world's newest island -- formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago -- may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said Wednesday. The island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai rose from the seabed[...]

3 space station fliers back on Earth; 3 others going up in days

Thursday  17:13,   14 december 2017
CBS News

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft brought them to touchdown in frigid Kazakhstan; replacements slated to lift off in daysWith Soyuz MS-05 commander Sergey Ryazanskiy at the controls in the charred descent module's center seat, flanked on the left by NASA[...]

Redbox returns to internet video with On Demand service

Thursday  05:51,   14 december 2017
Engadget

The last time Redbox tried online video in earnest it didn't go so well. The company's Redbox Instant was effectively trying to challenge Netflix head-on, which seemed foolhardy even in 2013. After lots of teasing, though, it's ready for [...]

It didn’t take long for the iPhone X to overtake the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Thursday  05:51,   14 december 2017
BGR

When Apple announced that there would be a gap between the launch of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, there was some concern over whether or not customers who were anxious to upgrade would be willing to wait an extra month. But those concerns appear[...]

Google announces first AI center in China

Thursday  04:21,   14 december 2017
The Hill

The center in Shanghai will join Google’s list of AI research groups across the world in cities like New York, Toronto, London and Zurich. The company's search engine is still censored in China, but it currently employs staff in the country to focus [...]