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Apple might ditch Touch ID altogether for next year’s iPhones

Saturday  19:31,   14 october 2017
The Verge

It’s a little early to put much credibility in rumors about the next iPhones coming in 2018. But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has established a strong track record of Apple hardware forecasts, says that the company is likely to[...]

The first smallpox vaccine changed the world — but we're still not sure what was in it

Saturday  19:31,   14 october 2017
Popular Science

The cowpox is a lie. It only took 181 years to eradicate smallpox once we had a way to inoculate against it. That cocktail was the first successful vaccine, and the basis for most future immunizations. And we’re still not really sure what was in[...]

The first smallpox vaccine changed the world — but we're still not sure what was in it

Saturday  19:31,   14 october 2017
Popular Science

The cowpox is a lie. It only took 181 years to eradicate smallpox once we had a way to inoculate against it. That cocktail was the first successful vaccine, and the basis for most future immunizations. And we’re still not really sure what was in[...]

Twitter rolling out new rules on hate speech, sexual harassment

Saturday  17:45,   14 october 2017
The Hill

Twitter CEO announced that the popular social media platform will unveil a stronger set of rules after women led by actress Rose McGowan and others boycotted the platform.In a series of tweets Friday evening, the Twitter CEO pledged to do more to[...]

How These 9 AI Companies Are Impacting The Way We Work

Saturday  17:25,   14 october 2017
Forbes

A look at nine companies that are using artificial intelligence to change the way we work.How AI is changing the way we[...]

Kitchen of the Future: Smart and Fast but Not Much Fun

Saturday  15:42,   14 october 2017
The New York Times

At the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle, they talked of appliances that plan, shop, advise — and leave little room for the joy of cooking.SEATTLE — Wandering among the engineers and strategy directors and managers of something called “connected[...]

Google Home now lets you shop at Target with just your voice

Saturday  02:27,   14 october 2017
The Verge

Next time you need an emergency order of LaCroix, you can just ask a Google Home to order a case from Target. Target has only been available through Google Express in New York City and California before now, so today’s announcement marks a[...]

A Star Eats Planets for Breakfast

Saturday  02:27,   14 october 2017
Newsweek

A star can't go on that kind of rampage without scientists sniffing it out.But apparently a star known as HD 240430 did not get that memo—it's eaten about 15 Earths worth of rocky planets, as astrophysicists concluded from the planetary[...]

Pythons are invading Florida. Meet the scientists fighting back.

Saturday  02:26,   14 october 2017
Popular Science

Betrayal, sex pheromones, and a lot of snake wrestling. “There were 240 pounds of python in one hole in the ground,” says Bartoszek, a wildlife biologist at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Naples. “They just kept coming out, one[...]

HP strapped its Sprocket printer to a camera

Friday  20:11,   13 october 2017
The Verge

HP is releasing an instant camera called the Sprocket 2-in-1. The new 2-in-1 camera makes a lot of sense, especially considering that I specifically wished the printer was a camera last year. It works a lot like the Polaroid Snap in that it [...]

Facebook launches U.S. food order and delivery service

Friday  17:44,   13 october 2017
Reuters

Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its U.S. users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website. Facebook said it has partnered with restaurants including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Jack in the[...]

This Nintendo Switch dock has a built-in projector

Friday  16:08,   13 october 2017
T3

We love the Nintendo Switch for its portability, but multiplayer gaming isn't ideal on its small 6.2-inch screen. Enter the OJO Portable Projector Dock, which can display your games up to 150-inches onto any surface. We think this is a[...]

Google to give $1B, help U.S. workers find jobs

Friday  16:07,   13 october 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Google will invest $1 billion over the next five years in nonprofit organizations helping people adjust to the changing nature of work, the largest philanthropic pledge to date from the Internet giant. The announcement of the national[...]

Nasa mission 'watches Earth breathe'

Friday  16:07,   13 october 2017
BBC News

A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) tracked the behaviour of the gas in 2015/2016 - a period when the planet experienced a major El Niño[...]

Razer’s first smartphone might have 8GB of RAM

Friday  15:57,   13 october 2017
The Verge

We’re a couple weeks away from Razer unveiling its very first smartphone, but it looks like we may be getting some early details today. According to the listing, which has since been removed, the phone will have a 5.7-inch display with a[...]