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22nd October 2017

Dive the Great Barrier Reef with Netflix and Google – CNET

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How creepy YouTube videos trick kids into watching violent videos

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Ben Heck’s oscilloscope throwdown

Let’s get started reviewing oscilloscopes! In the world of electronics engineering, an oscilloscope is crucial to helping diagnose problems with noise and data communications. Each of the five oscilloscopes reviewed in this episode, from Tektroni… – Source

This 17-year-old artist wants you to know his stutter will never hold him back

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The internet’s hunger for weird beauty trends knows no bounds in 2017

There are two types of beauty trends: real and internet.

The real ones—the color-blocked lids, the dark lips, the golden highlighter — actually appear on runways and in beauty collections, with the ostensible goal of one day showing up on your actual body.

SEE ALSO: Why you probably, definitely shouldn’t buy into this beauty trend

The internet ones, by and large, are just done for Instagram. And that’s why they can be so weird. Squiggle brows are great for the feed, but not so practical for real life.

They sure are fun to look at, though. Here are the best we’ve come up with so far … and the year ain’t over yet. …

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Evolution experiment has now followed 68,000 generations of bacteria

Enlarge / Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli (E. coli), grown in culture and adhered to a cover slip. (credit: NIAID / Flickr)

On February 24, 1988, Richard Lenski seeded 12 flasks with E. coli and set them up to shake overnight at 37ºC. But he seeded them with only enough nutrients to grow until early the next morning. Every single afternoon since then, he (or someone in his lab) has taken 100 microliters of each bacterial solution, put them into a new flask with fresh growth media, and put the new flask in the shaker overnight. Every 75 days—about 500 bacterial generations—some of the culture goes into the freezer.

The starvation conditions are a strong pressure for evolution. And the experiment includes its own time machine to track that evolution.

The pivotal piece of technology enabling this experiment is the -80ºC freezer. It acts essentially, Lenski says, as a time machine. The freezer holds the bacterial cultures in a state of suspended animation; when they are thawed, they are completely viable and their fitness can be compared to that of their more highly evolved descendants shaking in their flasks. As an analogy, imagine if we could challenge a hominin from 50,000 years ago to a hackathon. (Which she would probably win, because the paleo diet.)

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 is dropping soon — grab your Eggos

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Top 10 trending phones of week 42

A trio of major announcements happened this week and one of the new phones is already leading the popularity chart. The Nokia 7 might be a China-exclusive at this point but its value-for-money proposition is strong enough to get attention all around the globe.

The Mate 10 didn’t do quite so well – despite being proper flagships only one of them made the top 10 – the vanilla Mate 10 is sitting in third, right behind last week’s leader, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 has climbed a spot to claim fourth, while the Galaxy Note8 has slid a couple and is now sitting in…

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After the end of the startup era

There’s a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world — Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, “Silicon Glen,” “Silicon Alley,” “Silicon Roundabout“, Station F — it seems every city still wants to be a startup hub, dreaming of becoming “the new Silicon Valley.” But in the… Read More

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Apple quietly discontinued the best iPhone 7 model

Apple made a few major changes to its iPhone lineup last month, but you probably missed one.

There were the major announcements — an iPhone 8 and an iPhone X coming this fall — but the company also revised its iPhone 7 offerings. It no longer sells a 256GB iPhone 7, previously the largest capacity, leaving consumers with three options: 32GB, 128GB, or the 256GB iPhone 8.

SEE ALSO: How Long Should Your iPhone Last?

According to archived websites accessed via the …

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Google Pixel 2 XL International Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone each and every Sunday!

A big congratulations to last week’s Google Pixel 2 and Pixel Buds International Giveaway winner: Игорь М. (Ukraine).

This week we are giving away a brand new Google Pixel 2 XL brought to you by the AA Deals Store!

This week, the AA Deals Store has a fantastic deal on a high-quality pair of Bluetooth headphones (which would go perfectly with your headphone jack-less Pixel 2 XL). The Paww WaveSound 3 Noise-Cancelling Headphones are naturally Bluetooth, which makes them perfect travel companions. They do come with a 3.5 mm headphone cable too, if you’re feeling old school. The best part? They can be yours for just $79.99 (46% off).

Google’s 2017 flagship phones are finally here, and they’re great. Both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature top-of-the-line specs, IP67 ratings for dust and water resistance (finally), as well as the best smartphone cameras on the market, according to DxOMark. They’ll also be the first devices to include Google Lens, and will also come with three full years of OS updates. More specifically, the Pixel 2 XL sports a 6.0-inch pOLED 18:9 display and a bigger 3,520 mAh battery, but other than that, these two phones are pretty much identical.

To learn more about the Google Pixel 2 XL, check out our related coverage below:

Google Pixel 2 XL unboxing and first impressions
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on: the Pixel line, refined
Google Pixel 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: the flagship battle
Google Pixel 2 vs Google Pixel: what’s changed?
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL specs: Google’s vision for the modern flagship
Keep your Pixel 2 protected with these official Google cases

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Women who give birth in winter or spring less likely to have postpartum depression

Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), suggests a study of more than 20,000 women. The study also found that women who delivered babies at a higher gestational age (further along in their pregnancy) were less likely to develop PPD, and women who did not have anesthesia, such as an epidural, during delivery had an increased risk. – Source

Nokia 6 is no longer exclusive to Amazon in the US

It’s been more than three months since the Nokia 6 made its debut in the United States, but the mid-ranger could only be purchased at Amazon. HMD and the US major retailer inked an exclusivity agreement, which was supposed to come to an end at a later date.

Apparently, that exclusivity deal is over now since another retailer in the country, namely B&H, is now selling the Nokia 6. The smartphone is available for the same price you would pay if would choose to get it from Amazon, $229.

However, B&H throws in some freebies if you decide to go for its … – Source

I drove a Cadillac from New York to D.C. without using my hands

I’m sitting in the driver’s seat of a brand new 2018 Cadillac CT6, the most expensive (about $83,000 maxed out) and futuristic car the company makes, and one I frankly don’t deserve to be driving. It’s an absolute gem: It has big cushy seats, a gigantic touchscreen infotainment system, and a crazy rear-view camera mirror that flips between an actual mirror and an HD camera.

SEE ALSO: Self-driving cars still need to earn the public’s trust

But none of that really matters, because I’m here to test the new, highly anticipated self-driving feature, …

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Vivid photos offer a record of a diverse Massachusetts community

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How Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall

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Jane Goodall is an astonishing figure in many ways. Starting with no formal training and using controversial methods, she made astonishing breakthroughs in understanding the social behavior of chimpanzees and thus understanding ourselves. She managed to become an extremely rare species: a scientist who was also a media darling. And, after dedicating many years of her life to her research (at significant personal sacrifice), she left it behind to become a global spokesperson for sustainable development and conservation.

How did that happen? That’s the subject of a new National Geographic documentary Jane. The movie is primarily based on recently rediscovered footage filmed by noted wildlife filmmaker Hugo van Lawick, who was assigned by National Geographic to film Goodall’s field work. van Lawick was there to capture a key transition in Goodall’s research and drove one in her personal life: the two would end up marrying and having a son.

While it was a pivotal time and the original footage is stunning, it provides a limited window into Goodall’s history. Other pivotal events pass by in a flash or are skipped entirely. Whether that bothers you is probably a key determinant of how much you’ll enjoy Jane.

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Must read: top 10 Android stories

Wow… what a crazy week!

This week we reviewed the Moto X4 for Android One, unboxed the Google Pixel 2 XL, went hands-on with the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and ZTE Axon M. Here’s the news of the week.

Who wants to win a Google Pixel 2 XL?

The Google Pixel 2 XL is finally here, and it’s great. Enter our Sunday Giveaway for a chance to win a Pixel 2 XL!

10 Android stories we handpicked for you

Moto X4 Android One review: return of the X The Moto X4 is Google’s first Android One device to be available in the US. Join Lanh for our full Moto X4 review, covering everything this $399 phone can do.

Google Pixel 2 XL unboxing and first impressions Josh unboxes the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and shares some first impressions, including that contentious dongle and the missing 3.5mm headphone port.

Pixel Visual Core: A closer look at the Pixel 2’s hidden chip Recently we learned that the Pixel has an inactivated ‘secret’ chip inside. So what exactly is the Pixel Visual Core? That’s what we am to find out.

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro hands-on Huawei is going all in on AI with its new flagship smartphones, but is it necessary? Join us as we go hands-on with Huawei’s new Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 is a comical cash grab I was skeptical of last year’s Porsche Design Mate 9, but this year there isn’t even the illusion of a “better” device, it’s prestige and nothing more.

ZTE Axon M hands-on: the most unique device this year The ZTE Axon M brings us a foldable phone that certainly stands out from the crowd. But is it more than just a gimmick? Let’s take a look.

What’s keeping Xiaomi from the US? Xiaomi produces high-quality phones, including the nearly bezel-less Mi MIX 2. But they’re not available in the US. What gives?

Who is BBK, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer? BBK Electronics isn’t a household name, but the company is actually the second or third largest smartphone manufacturer, depending on who you ask.

The Galaxy Note 8 is a curious smartphone The Galaxy Note 8 comes hot on the heels of the Note 7. But after a month with it, it intrigues me. Is it a Note? Or is it just a Galaxy S? Let’s take a look.

Why I am put off by the Pixel 2 XL’s display, but you might not be The Google Pixel 2 XL’s display is causing some controversy. While there are certainly some issues with it, the issues might not be a dealbreaker for many.

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Work related stress has met its match in these shiny Zen magnets

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Homemade slime and kinetic sand are satisfying to play with, but they don’t translate too well to the workplace. (Can you imagine trying to clean that colorful glue-based goop off your desk? Hard pass.)

Fortunately, a simple substitution exists with this Zen Magnets set. These clusters of hypnotizing silver orbs are super tiny yet mesmerizing. It’s pretty easy to get addicted to crushing them together, making them the ultimate stress-relief toy for the office.


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Own a Mac? You should be traveling with this gadget

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If you’ve done any international traveling, you probably already know that not all charging solutions are created equal. There are the ones that come with converters and outlet adapters…and that thing you haven’t quite figured out yet. Then there are the ones with different outlet adapters depending on where you’re going (turns out those are super easy to lose in a suitcase).

SEE ALSO: Disorganized techies will love this device

But the …

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Learn how to break bad habits with the help of this online course

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It’s time to give that ol’ brain of yours a thorough dusting-off, so to speak: Through the Full Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Diploma Course, you might be able to hack your way to an improved way of thinking.

SEE ALSO: This app will give you the workflow of a highly effective person—for $10

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Weekly poll: Which Huawei Mate 10 is the right one for you?

We’ve tried to make sense of Huawei’s flagship lineup, though we confess we’re still not 100% sure which phone we like better – the “vanilla” Mate 10 or the supposedly better Mate 10 Pro.

We’re fans of the pricing – Huawei’s (and Leica’s) greatest hardware for €700-€800 sounds great when the competition charges €900+. Benchmark results are solid if not earth-shattering, the storage situation is good, though a tad confusing.

The vanilla Mate 10 only comes with 4GB/64GB storage, but there are two good news – there’s a microSD slot and the customary €100 memory upgrade actually gets…

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Air traffic controllers may get a break from non-stop drone reports

Air traffic controllers have it bad enough managing full-size aircraft, but they face an extra headache when you throw drones in the mix. You see, controllers get calls when drone pilots want approval to fly within 5 miles of an airport — and with… – Source

Best LG V30 screen protector: here are your options

If you’ve recently bought an LG V30, you’ll certainly want to keep it in good condition until the time comes to replace it with a better device. Purchasing a case is always a good first step in the mission to safeguard your V30, but keep in mind that its large 6-inch screen is going to need some protection too.
Below, you’ll find some of the best LG V30 screen protectors available on the market today. You won’t need to allocate a big part of your monthly budget here, as they are all quite affordable, regardless of the material they’re … – Source

Several women accuse tech pundit Robert Scoble of sexual harassment

Enlarge / Robert Scoble, as seen in 2013. (credit: JD Lasica)

Robert Scoble, a longtime fixture of the Silicon Valley punditocracy, has been publicly accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple women.

In a public Facebook post on Friday, Scoble wrote that he was “deeply sorry to the people I’ve caused pain to. I know I have behaved in ways that were inappropriate.”

“I know that apologies are not enough and that they don’t erase the wrongs of the past or the present,” he continued. “The only thing I can do to really make a difference now is to prove, through my future behavior, and my willingness to listen, learn and change, that I want to become part of the solution going forward.”

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Latest video of Apple iPhone X shows how the notch might interfere with some apps

With the launch of the Apple iPhone X less than two-weeks away, a new video of the tenth anniversary model in the wild has been disseminated. The clip reveals that not all apps appear to be optimized to perfectly fit the new 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display. Even though the video is only 9-seconds in length, we do get to see how Instagram looks on the phone, and some are not going to be happy with what they see.

The Instagram heading is too close to the dreaded notch at the top of the iPhone X screen, and appears not to be aligned correctly. The picture and video sharing app won’t … – Source

Fiber optic lines can double as earthquake detectors

You might not need an extensive sensor network or a host of volunteers to detect earthquakes in the future — in fact, the lines supplying your internet access might do the trick. Researchers have developed technology that detects seismic activity t… – Source

Apple should re-imagine the iPod Shuffle

Indulge me for a moment whilst I give you some context

I’m no longer the Apple ‘fanboy’ that I once was, that shine has long since been rubbed away for reasons that I won’t go into here. My wife would disagree with my rationale though, she’d tell you that as I’m older now, the term ‘fanboy’ simply wouldn’t be appropriate! I get the sense I need to introduce the term ‘fanman’ into our vocabulary. That aside, my family and I are so deeply entrenched into the Apple Eco-system that changing now would require simply too much energy, and off course money.

My eclectic music collection was…

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Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games

Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update is full of changes, but one of the understated additions could make a big difference if you’re a gamer. Microsoft has switched on its previously teased TruePlay feature, which promises to protect against “common” che… – Source

Nokia 9 leaked back cover confirms dual-camera setup, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor

If you haven’t gotten too attached to HMD’s first true flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, then you might like the next top-tier handset coming from the Finnish company.

The phone will be available on the market as Nokia 9, but word is HMD plans to announce it early next year. However, rumors about HMD’s upcoming flagship have already popped up online, along with a host of pictures based on the CAD files.

Recently, a picture allegedly showing the back plate of the Nokia 9 have leaked out directly from China. The image confirms a couple of details about the phone that emerged weeks ago, … – Source

Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA’s scrutiny

A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the “world’s most rapid” allergy test. Now, that test has received the FDA’s approval and will start telling… – Source

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