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New technology allows robots to visualize their own future

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An exoplanet-hunting space telescope turns and takes a photo of Earth

On December 10, Kepler?NASA?s prized exoplanet discovery telescope?will finally turn back and take a picture of the Earth. (planetary)


BootRacer 7.00 / 7.10 Beta

Free tool that allows you to check your Windows boot speed. 2017-12-09 (freewarefiles)


Tired of despairing of Trump and Brexit? Why not despair about YouTube stars instead?

They earned how much?! For doing what?!It's a reality of life that some people have a lot of money and some very little.? (register)


Celebrate the Holidays with Famous Physicist Snowflakes!

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Qt Creator 4.5 Open-Source IDE Improves Android and CMake Support

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This beach's rope swing is so Instagram-famous - CNET

Instagram photos don't always reflect reality. Eric Mack visited a beautiful beach where one simple homemade attraction gets most of the attention online. (feedproxy.google)


Now there is a way for contagion from a bitcoin price collapse to flow into the rest of the markets

Everyone is assuming that bitcoin is largely disconnected from other financial markets so there will be little contagion if there is a crash.But Goldman Sachs and others are planning to clear bitcoin futures, which will allow people to trade derivative (feedproxy.google)


The Quantum Spy: A Thriller

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Comcast Is Injecting 400 Lines of JavaScript into Web Pages

A Comcast subscriber has taken to the company's support forum to warn others of a despicable practice: intercepting web pages and then altering them by filling them with hundreds of lines of code. More specifically, Comcast's JavaScript is generating pop- (hardocp)


Viewpoint: Out of Neutron Star Rubble Comes Gold

Author(s): Stephan RosswogNew calculations show that the accretion flows that form after a neutron star collision can eject large amounts of matter that is rich in gold and other heavy elements.[Physics 10, 131] Published Wed Dec 06, 2017 (link.aps)


NVIDIA Announces Monstrous TITAN V With Volta V100 GPU and more

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: Corsair MM800 RGB Polaris Gaming Mouse Pad Review HP Spectre x360 (2017) Review: A Beautiful And Impressively Quiet Convertible iiyama G-Master G2730HSU Review NVIDIA Announces Monstrous TITAN V With Volt (ntcompatible)


Hollywood and Netflix Ask Court to Seize Tickbox Streaming Devices

A group of major Hollywood studios plus Amazon and Netflix have asked a California court to halt the infringing activities of TickBox TV, a Kodi-powered streaming device. As part of their ongoing lawsuit, the companies request an injunction requiring Tick (feed.torrentfreak)


Autocratic Governments Can Now 'Buy Their Own NSA'

Citizen Lab has been studying information controls since 2001, and this week their director -- a Toronto political science professor -- revealed how governments (including Ethiopia's) are using powerful commercial spyware. Slashdot reader mspohr shared th (rss.slashdot)


For The British, Bans Increase Happiness

In 2007, there was a ban that increased happiness for married women, but not men, according to the British Household Panel Survey.read more (science20)


The Discovery of Alien Life --'How Will the Human Species React?' (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

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Android flaw lets attack code slip into signed apps

Janus bug leaves APKs vulnerable to poisoningResearchers say a recently-patched vulnerability in Android could leave users vulnerable to attack from signed apps.? (register)


Qt 5.10 released

Great new things are coming with the latest Qt release. From image based styling of the Qt Quick Controls, new shape types in Qt Quick through to Vulkan enablers as well as additional languages and handwriting recognition in Virtual Keyboard. But wait, th (osnews)


13 USB 3.0 Gigabit Adapters Review and more

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles 13 USB 3.0 Gigabit Adapters Review 1MORE MK802 Bluetooth Headphones AMD And Qualcomm To Deliver Always Connected Ryzen Mobile Devices AMDs statement on Radeon RX 560: We apologize for the confusion Antlio (macoscompatible)


Gaming companies outsmart DDoS attack with new software security solutions

GUEST: New releases in the online gaming industry are highly anticipated events. Millions of gamers anxiously waiting to leap onto a shiny new game service is an irresistible target for hackers?with bragging rights being the prize. But for the gaming comp (feedproxy.google)


Predicting Suicide: Return of a Scandal (Part 1)

I recently decided to revisit a 2014 case that regular readers might remember.Back in 2014, I posted about a terrible piece of statistical 'spin' that somehow made it into the peer-reviewed Journal of Psychiatric Research. The offending authors, led b (blogs.discovermagazine)


Scientists use CRISPR to turn genes on without editing their DNA

The revolutionary gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 is best known for helping scientists edit a strand of DNA more precisely and efficiently than ever before. Now, researchers have demonstrated another use for the CRISPR complex: changing which genes are (latimes)


How to watch the Geminids; the best meteor shower of the year - CNET

Shooting star fans will want to head outside in December, as the best chance for meteor-spotting also brings a special guest this year. (feedproxy.google)


Film documents plight of Arab scientists in exile

Documentary shows four refugee scientists struggling to start over, highlights the brain drain that follows conflict. (scidev)


People with Anhedonia Do Experience Pleasure, Just Not As Often

It is possible for those with anhedonia to enjoy experiences and feel pleasure, however, those with the disorder find it hard to maintain their positive emotions, a new study reports. (feedproxy.google)


AutoRunnerX 2.1.1

Autorun any files and auto launch from a portable USB flash drive. 2017-12-09 (freewarefiles)


Overclocked NVIDIA TITAN V Benchmarks Emerge

A redditor has assembled a collection of links to some early, unofficial benchmarks of the TITAN V, and they suggest that it's a pretty impressive card. Owners should be able to overclock its memory out of the box, as the results appear to have a 110 to 1 (hardocp)


FastCopy 3.40

An extremely fast Copy/Delete software for Windows. 2017-12-09 (freewarefiles)


'Cards Against Humanity' Gives Out $1000 Checks

An anonymous reader writes: In November ''Cards Against Humanity'' announced ''a complicated holiday promotion'' where people paid $15 for six surprises in December. (For the first surprise in the Cards Against Humanity Saves America promotion, ''we purchased (rss.slashdot)


Samsung Email hits 100 million downloads on the Play Store

Samsung has slimmed down the number of its apps in recent devices, but there are still a couple that come preinstalled. Its email app, appropriately named Samsung Email, is one of those. Samsung Email has just passed 100 million downloads, which is nothi (androidpolice)


Did Programming Language Flaws Create Insecure Apps?

Several popular interpreted programming languages are affected by severe vulnerabilities that expose apps built on these languages to attacks, according to research presented at the Black Hat Europe 2017 security conference. An anonymous reader writes:T (rss.slashdot)


Exhausted Amazon Drivers Are Working 11-Hour Shifts For Less Than Minimum Wage

schwit1 quotes the Daily Mirror:Drivers are being asked to deliver up to 200 parcels a day for Amazon while earning less than the minimum wage, a Sunday Mirror investigation reveals today... Many routinely exceed the legal maximum shift of 11 hours and f (rss.slashdot)


ETTV: How an Upload Bot Became a Pirate Hero

Popular torrent site ExtraTorrent is no more, but several torrent distribution groups carrying its name are still very much alive. ETTV and ETHD torrents are shared by millions of people every week, and they recently launched a new brand, ETMovies. Today (feed.torrentfreak)


The Audiophiliac picks the best headphones of 2017 - CNET

Here they are -- the best of the best headphones of 2017. (feedproxy.google)


QTTabBar 1.5.0.0. Beta 2

QTTabBar brings tabbed browsing to Windows Explorer or File Explorer similar to the tabs you're used to in your favorite web browser. [License: Open Source Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP Size: 840 KB ] (majorgeeks)


The biggest iPhone game of 2017, HQ Trivia, is coming to Android for Christmas

Smash-hit iPhone game 'HQ Trivia' is coming to Android on Christmas, the game's maker says.The game combines trivia questions with a live video feed of a host, and it's become a massive success.Thus far, the game was limited by its availability on one (feedproxy.google)


Microsoft's Peggy Johnson is having a spectacular career thanks to a fluke conversation she had in college (MSFT)

Microsoft's dealmaker Peggy Johnson studied engineering in college due to a fluke. She was a business major but when she found herself running an errand to the engineering department she had a conversation there that changed her life.Thanks (feedproxy.google)


Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Good Smartwatches Or Fitness Trackers?

''What''s your opinion on the current state of smartwatches?'' asks long-time Slashdot reader rodrigoandrade. He''s been researching both smartwatches and fitness trackers, and shares his own opinions:- Manufacturers have learnt from Moto 360 that people wan (rss.slashdot)


Terrarium TV: The Best Android Movie Streaming App Faces Uncertain Future

There have been many all-in-one Netflix-style direct streaming movie and TV show apps but without doubt, Terrarium TV is the uncrowned king. Utilizing non-BitTorrent streaming from public sources, TTV has built up a significant following but after the dis (feed.torrentfreak)


World's Oldest Eye Discovered In 530-Million-Year-Old Trilobite Fossil

The fossilized remains of a 530-million-year-old trilobite was found to contain the world's oldest preserved eyes ever discovered. Amazingly, researchers found merely small diferences betwen primitive and modern eyes. (techtimes)


Blank And Secure 4.54

Portable tool to securely and permanently delete data. 2017-12-09 (freewarefiles)


Asus Designo Curved MX34VQ

The Asus Designo Curved MX34VQ is a 34-inch gaming monitor with a steep curve and some nice features, including a wireless charging base, gamer-friendly settings, and a powerful audio system. (feedproxy.google)


Emotion Makes Memory Unreliable

When it comes to correctly recalling memories, the emotion of the event may impact exactly what we remember, researchers say. A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that emotionally charged situations may make your memory of the event less than (feedproxy.google)


Is There a Musical Method For Interpreting Speech?

A new study evaluates whether musicians have an advantage in understanding speech compared to those without musical training. (feedproxy.google)


Touting Government/Industry 'Partnership' on Security Practices, NIST Drafts Cybersecurity Framework Update

Remember NIST, the non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce? Their mission expanded over the years to protecting businesses from cyberthreats, including a 'Cybersecurty Framework' first published in 2014. 'The original goal was to develop (rss.slashdot)


The Alien Observatory: Earth-Sized Planets Orbiting Ultra-Cool Jupiter-Sized Stars --'New Hotspots in the Search for Life' (VIDEO)

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Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological 'imprint' on today's populations

People living in the former industrial heartlands of England and Wales are more disposed to negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, more impulsive and more likely to struggle with planning and self-motivation, according to a new study of a (sciencecodex)


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

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.These apps can track a child's wher (feedproxy.google)


Behemoth the Size of 800 Million Suns--'Discovery a Clue to How Black Holes Grew So Big So Fast In the Early Universe'

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When Your Spinal Cord Takes Charge

Researchers have uncovered how our spinal cord knows when to process specific information, and when to ignore it from distracting us at the task at hand. (feedproxy.google)


FCC Refuses Records For Investigation Into Fake Net Neutrality Comments

'FCC general counsel Tom Johnson has told the New York State attorney general that the FCC is not providing information for his investigation into fake net-neutrality comments, saying those comments did not affect the review, and challenging the state's a (rss.slashdot)


Men use 'password' as their password far more than women - CNET

Commentary: A new study shows that password habits don't appear to have become more secure, despite recent hacks. (feedproxy.google)


Shopping for healthcare online? The odds are stacked against you

The internet is great place to shop for plane tickets, laundry detergent, artisan jewelry and pretty much anything else you might ever want to buy. But a new report says there?s one big exception ? healthcare. If you expect the World Wide Web to help (latimes)


A day in the life of an executive at Facebook, the best place to work in America

Business Insider interviewed Facebook's vice president of product design, Julie Zhuo, about how she spends her days at the tech company.She broke down her daily routine from her early-morning workout to spending time with her family in the evening.Zhu (feedproxy.google)


NirLauncher 1.20.23

NirLauncher is a suite of all the tools from NirSoft. Currently, it has over 200 tools wrapped into this one package. [License: Freeware Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP Size: 26.5 MB ] (majorgeeks)


Auroras will soon be very rare%A0? but scientists are predicting a big comeback

First, the bad news for stargazers: Auroras are going dark in many parts of the world.The number of these atmospheric light shows won't bottom out for several years, which means locations far from Earth's poles — such as the UK and northern contin (feedproxy.google)


Xbox One backwards compatibility: how does it actually work?

One of the most memorable of E3 reveals also happens to be one of the greatest technological achievements of the current-gen era. Two-and-a-half years ago, Phil Spencer took to the stage at Los Angeles' Galen Centre to showcase the original Xbox 360 versi (eurogamer)


[Update: More Prime phone deals] Deal alert: Prime Exclusive Nokia 6 is $149.99 ($30 off)

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For leukemia patients, transfusion needs may delay hospice care

Toward the end of life, some leukemia patients depend on blood transfusions to ease their suffering. Unfortunately, the likelihood that transfusions won't be accessible through hospice care appears to be pose a significant barrier to meaningful use of the (sciencecodex)


Playing with Date & Time in RHEL/CentOS

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Early Human Migration from Africa Could Have Started Much Earlier than Estimates: Research

Human migration from Africa could have started earlier than previously estimated 60,000 years ago, as per new research. As per ?Out of Africa? theory on human migration, home sapiens migrated from Africa to Asian regions. Researchers have recently found f (perfscience)


Nicotine Withdrawal Affects the Brain?s Cognitive System

Penn State researchers report nicotine withdrawal may blunt working memory and cognitive processing. (feedproxy.google)


Selling iPhone X. T-Mobile and Verizon salespeople speak out - CNET

Commentary: After visiting several different carrier stores, I had emails from all over the US, offering deep salesperson feelings (feedproxy.google)


AlwaysMouseWheel 3.91

AlwaysMouseWheel allows you to use the mouse wheel for scrolling over any windows even if that window is not in the foreground. [License: Freeware Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP Size: 34 KB ] (majorgeeks)


Speech recognition technology used to analyze Apollo mission tapes

There was a lot more said during the Apollo 11 missions besides 'The Eagle has landed and 'That's one step for man.' To help preserve and make accessible the thousands of hours of recorded mission audio, a team of researchers at the University of (feedproxy.google)


CrimeStoppers Campaign Targets Pirate Set-Top Boxes & Their Users

In a series of four videos, UK charity CrimeStoppers is warning of the dangers of unauthorized third-party Kodi addons, highlighting everything from malware and identity theft through to child protection issues. CrimeStoppers also encourages the public to (feed.torrentfreak)


Corsair Link 4.9.3.25

Corsair Link gives you access and control over case fans, lighting, compatible Corsair power supplies and Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers all from a centralized command center. [License: Freeware Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP Size: 40.2 MB ] (majorgeeks)


Finished Dryer Will Text You

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Camping In A?. Corolla?

A weekend away camping in the wilds can do wonders for one& (hackaday)


Pogo Pins Make Light Work Of IoT Switches

Living in a condo with inadequate opportunity for fresh light wiring presented a problem for [Raphael Luckom], which he solved by taking a few off-the-shelf ESP8266-based IoT mains switches. That in itself is nothing particularly new these days, but what (hackaday)


Bitcoin?s Recent Volatility Risks Deflationary Spiral, Could Undermine It as a Currency

If you know that a dollar today is worth $5 a year from now, you're going to fight like hell to avoid spending a single dollar more than you absolutely have to.The post Bitcoin& (feedproxy.google)


Openfire 4.2.1

Openfire is an instant messaging (IM) and groupchat server that uses the XMPP protocol. 2017-12-09 (freewarefiles)


International team identifies genetic model for predicting primary myelofibrosis outcomes

ATLANTA -- A group of investigators from Mayo Clinic and multiple academic research centers in Italy have identified a genetic model for predicting outcomes in patients with primary myelofibrosis who are 70 years or younger and candidates for stem cell tr (sciencecodex)


Physical activity data, emojis on Apple Watch correlated with patient-reported outcomes

ATLANTA - In findings presented to the American Society of Hematology, Mayo Clinic researchers found that using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales were helpful in assessing patients' physical, emotional and overall quality of life. Researchers (sciencecodex)


Google just fixed a year-old Android Auto bug that caused users to see temperatures in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius, and vice versa

The love story between Google and bugs is one that will seemingly never end. Case in point: the company has just solved a& (androidpolice)


Gemini, the crypto exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, extends maintenance after massive bitcoin sell-off

Gemini, the crypto exchange, extended a scheduled maintenance Saturday after a bitcoin sell-off.The exchange appeared to be down for some users for much of the morning.Bitcoin, the red-hot cryptocurrency, shed more than $1,500 during the downtime.The (feedproxy.google)


ChrisPC DNS Switch Pro 3.70

Makes DNS changes more easily and lets you choose the one that fits your browsing habits from a series of alternative DNS. [License: Shareware $12.99 Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP Size: 1.25 MB ] (majorgeeks)


Dicey, and then some: Stirred, not shaken (physics)

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The 5-year bootstrapped odyssey of Sno-Go, a snow bike for the everyday ski mountain visitor

 Skiing has always been something of a nightmare for me. I first & (feedproxy.google)


Grub2Win 1.0.1.3

Free software designed to safely dual boot Windows and Linux. 2017-12-09 (freewarefiles)




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