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2017's best meteor shower to peak Wednesday night as Geminids dazzle onlookers

Monday  23:06,   11 december 2017
AccuWeather

<p>One of the best meteor showers of the year will peak on Wednesday night, dazzling onlookers with up to 120 meteors an hour.</p>One of the best meteor showers of the year will peak on Wednesday night, dazzling onlookers with up to 120[...]

Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger

Monday  19:26,   11 december 2017
TechCrunch

Researcher Michael Myng found a deactivated keylogger in a piece of software found on over 460 HP laptop models. A full list of affected laptops is here. The keylogger is deactivated by default but could represent a privacy concern if an attacker[...]

Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

Monday  19:23,   11 december 2017
Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said. Trump will sign "Space Policy Directive 1" that orders NASA "to lead an innovative space[...]

Your child is getting his first smartphone: read this first

Monday  15:05,   11 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

While it might not bring parents as much joy as a first step or first word, the right time to introduce kids to a smartphone is an important moment. Smartphones have become the most important piece of technology we own, connecting us with friends,[...]

Millennials are tracking their kids' whereabouts and internet usage on their phones — here are the apps 'parennials' are obsessed with

Sunday  22:36,   10 december 2017
Tech Insider

<p>Millennials, roughly defined as being born between 1980 and 2000, have grown up with the internet. Now that older millennials are having kids, they're also giving birth to countless new apps for parents like them.</p>Millennials,[...]

The Dirty Secret of the World’s Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

Sunday  22:35,   10 december 2017
Wired

The Paris agreement on climate change charts a narrow path to avoiding a global apocalypse. Just one problem: Its centerpiece is a technology that basically doesn’t yet exist.In 2014 Henrik Karlsson, a Swedish entrepreneur whose startup was failing, [...]

AI is more than automation on steroids, it amplifies human innovation

Sunday  03:21,   10 december 2017
ZDNet

Successful artificial intelligence capabilities opens up new ways of thinking, and new ways of thinking lead to great AI systems. Artificial intelligence has a lot of promising applications, especially for scaling complex tasks -- be it within IT[...]

After Cassini, where to next?

Sunday  03:21,   10 december 2017
PRI

The Cassini spacecraft just ended its 13-year orbit around Saturn in September, and scientists are already dreaming of where to send the next orbiter. Two potential destinations? Neptune and Uranus. Known as the “ice giants” of our solar system,[...]

Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it.

Saturday  18:36,   09 december 2017
MSN

Amazon Key might help you avoid package theft, but the smart lock and camera aren't good enough to warrant giving Amazon control of your door.I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I’m not around. After[...]

A little poop goes a long way to help incubate life in Martian soil

Saturday  18:36,   09 december 2017
Quartz

If NASA, Space X, or any other organization wants to get people living on Mars, even briefly, in the next 15 years, they’re going to…Martian soil isn’t exactly a plant paradise. It’s made mostly of hard, volcanic, basalt rock with a thick layer of[...]

Honda to roll out robots at CES

Saturday  17:05,   09 december 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Rather than bring an autonomous car, Honda will be using its stand at the 2018 CES in January to unveil a new AI-powered fleet of robots that are pre-programmed to empower. The 3E Robotics Concept will consist of four cute-looking intelligent[...]

Twitter blames bug for accidentally banning a bunch of accounts

Saturday  17:05,   09 december 2017
Engadget

What's allowed and isn't allowed on Twitter isn't always clear.&nbsp;According to Buzzfeed News, over 21 accounts were affected. Instead of being suspended or outright banned, their accounts were marked as "withheld: worldwide." This [...]

Facebook offers free music and sound effects for video makers

Saturday  17:05,   09 december 2017
MSN

Facebooktoday announced it was offering a selection of free music and sound effects to content creators.&nbsp;Facebook removes any video uploaded that contains copyrighted music — similarly to how YouTube works. So instead of adding an Ariana[...]

This tiny bit of the brain helps you stop doing things

Saturday  17:05,   09 december 2017
Popular Science

Figuring out how it works gives us clues into addictive behavior. Pinning down the way the brain handles inhibition has implications for ADHD and addiction.Neuroscientists know a lot about what happens in the brain when someone decides to do[...]

Pokémon GO's Gen 3 Update Arrives With A Lot More Than Just New Pokémon

Saturday  14:25,   09 december 2017
Forbes

Pokemon GO's Gen 3 launch is here, but there's a lot more to this update than just 50 new Pokemon to catch.I’m going to go down the list, and some of these are more involved than[...]