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The home security device that's always listening
CNN
A new device called Point combines microphones with environmental sensors to detect anything out of the ordinary in your home while you are away.
From ice to fire: after hopping on a comet, ESA now looks at Mercury
CNN
After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now heading to scorching-hot Mercury with its BepiColombo spacecraft.
Africa's mobile money makes its way to Europe with M-Pesa
CNN
Snapchat may be the latest application to offer a mobile payment feature, but the idea that made it possible was spawned more than 7 years ago in Africa.
Spanish schools clamp down on smartphones in classrooms
the Guardian
Teachers’ complaints of interruptions, cheating and cyberbullying has led one region of Spain to ban pupils’ phones in class
Most people have heard of Snowden, few have changed habits as a result
Ars Technica
New survey finds nearly all Germans have heard of famous whistleblower.
T-Mobile forced to stop hiding slow speeds from throttled customers
Ars Technica
T-Mobile reduces speeds to 128Kbps or 64Kbps—except when you run a speed test.
Facebook’s auto-playing videos in an ISIS era
Ars Technica
Want to avoid accidental video views? Don't expect easy opt-outs or warning tags.
Craigslist DNS hijacked, redirected at infamous “prank” site for hours [Updated]
Ars Technica
Craigslist CEO: domain registrar was compromised, sending traffic to “various sites.”
Ferguson Police Officer Who Shot Teen Will Not be Charged : DNews
DNews
The US policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in the Missouri town of Ferguson, triggering weeks of racially-charged unrest, will not face charges, the St Louis County prosecutor said.

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Why Dogs Are Sloppier Drinkers Than Cats : DNews
DNews
Dogs are inherently sloppier drinkers than cats, finds new research that explains why canines can't prevent their back splash messes.
Listen to the 'Crunch' of Philae's Comet Touchdown : DNews
DNews
European Space Agency scientists have released what it sounded like when Philae made it's first touchdown on the dusty surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Black hole jets, how do they work? Magnets!
Ars Technica
Well, a really intense magnetic field, at least.
Children will change behavior that’s rewarded in order to conform
Ars Technica
Compared to humans, other primates are anarchists.
Class-action suit says Rightscorp makes illegal, harassing phone calls
Ars Technica
Big music labels may ultimately be defendants in a case over robo-calls.
Gallery: The fuel cell vehicles of the LA Auto Show
Ars Technica
Hydrogen is hip, but other alternative-fuel vehicles were represented too.
The BlackBerry Passport enigma: TCOB-machine or “worst designed thing, ever”
Ars Technica
Review: It’s not your teenager’s smartphone, which is kind of the point.
Game Recognizes Game As Carmelo Makes His First VC Plays
TechCrunch
Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is making a bid for a legacy off the court -- with a big assist from CrunchBase. The power forward-turned-venture capitalist..
Ebay Now Pulled From App Store As Company Rethinks Its Same-Day Delivery Plans
TechCrunch
Ebay Now, the same-day local delivery service from the online marketplace giant, was pulled from the App Store over the weekend, where previously it allowed..
Doxie Updates Its Portable Doxie Go Scanner With Wi-Fi And iOS App
TechCrunch
I've been using my Doxie Go scanner for the past two years. It's a small little portable scanner that you can put in a drawer and use whenever you need it...
Host Analytics Raises $25M And Says Next Step Is IPO
TechCrunch
Host Analytics, a company that provides cloud-based financial analytics tools, announced $25M in Series E funding today, and suggested the next logical step..
Uber Rides High, Dominates Transport App Revenues And Downloads Up To November
TechCrunch
The calls for people to #deleteuber keep coming in after revelations that an Uber executive casually suggested opposition research on journalists; that..
Rare Sea Monster Caught on Film : DNews
DNews
The black seadevil is seldom seen, since it lives thousands of feet below the surface.
Stray Dog Follows Adventure Race Team for 430 Miles : DNews
DNews
After receiving a snack at a rest stop, the scraggly pup latches on to the team and hangs in there until the race is over.
Big Ugly Salamander May Get Protected: Photos : DNews
DNews
Eastern hellbenders, also known as devil dogs, Allegheny alligators and snot otters, are big, ugly salamanders that need clean streams.
Bodies of 500 Sea Lions Found on Peruvian Beach : DNews
DNews
Police are investigating a complaint from the governor of the local Samanco district, who said the sea mammals had been poisoned.
Ancient Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered : DNews
DNews
Researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells.
Prolonged Marijuana Use Linked with Brain Changes : DNews
DNews
Using marijuana daily for four years or longer may be related to certain changes in the brain, according to new research.
New Crew Safely Arrives at International Space Station : DNews
DNews
Three new crewmembers arrived at the International Space Station late Sunday (Nov. 23), doubling the orbiting lab's population back up to its full six-person strength.
'Regin' malware comes from western intelligence agency, say experts
the Guardian
‘Usual suspects’ Russia and China thought to be in the clear as attention focuses on US, UK and Israeli agencies
William Shatner explores new worlds of self-publishing and Kickstarter
the Guardian
Star Trek’s Captain Kirk turns to crowd-funding to finance new book on how to reinvent yourself after 50
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Debuts This Weekend | WIRED
WIRED
Star Wars is just days away from returning to the big screen—or, at least the trailer is. Lucasfilm confirmed today that a teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will run in select theaters over the holiday weekend before heading to all theaters in December.
How Bad Is Katniss' PTSD in The Hunger Games? We Asked the Experts | WIRED
WIRED
People throw around the term "PTSD" when talking about Katniss Everdeen's state in the Hunger Games movies. But does she fit the criteria for PTSD diagnosis? We asked some experts.
Why Malvertising Is Cybercriminals’ Latest Sweet Spot | WIRED
WIRED
Of all the cyber threats driving headlines, malvertising – seeding malicious code in online advertisements to infect unsuspecting users – might be the most jarring and difficult for many Web surfers to fathom. No one expects to get infected with malware when they visit trusted sites like YouTube or Reuters – hardly the seedy sides of the…
Pitch Perfect 2 and Better Call Saul Top This Week's Trailers | WIRED
WIRED
Do you love singing and laughing and smiles and rainbows? Then this is the week in trailers for you! We've got Pitch Perfect 2, live-action Cinderella, and a trailer for the next season of Portlandia. Check it.
Why You Need to Think About APIs Before Websites | WIRED
WIRED
I came out of college right at the exciting explosion of the web. Most people paid little attention to it, WIRED looked like this, and my family would get excited when they saw a URL in a TV ad because that was that web thing that Brant worked on. As business models began to solidify…
Researchers rule out a “tectonic aneurysm” in the Himalayas
Ars Technica
Does erosion allow mountains to rise, or do rising mountains enhance erosion?
Affordable Hearing Aid Maker iHear Raises $5M Series C
TechCrunch
iHear Medical, which makes affordable hearing aids that users can customize at home, has raised $5 million in a Series C round led by Lighthouse Capital, a..
Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now
TechCrunch
Since the Oculus Rift first made waves with its successful Kickstarter, there’s been a consistent line of criticism based in the notion, “why would it..
Regin Spying Software Has Been Attacking Governments And Corporations Since 2008
TechCrunch
Symantec has found an unusual new threat called Regin aka Backdoor.Regin. The software, which is essentially a very powerful Trojan Horse, appears to have..
Built In Brooklyn: FlyCleaners Saves You A Trip To The Laundromat
TechCrunch
For this episode of Built in Brooklyn, producer Steve Long and I visited the Bushwick garage of FlyCleaners, an on-demand laundry service — and Steve even..
TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Is Back
TechCrunch
TechCrunch Radio is back in full force and that means we need YOU! What is TechCrunch Radio, you ask? Well, it's an hour of weekly bliss brought to you by..
Ferguson Follows Long History of Civil Unrest in US : DNews
DNews
The protests in Ferguson, Mo. are just the most recent in a decades-long history of civil unrest following violence against unarmed African Americans.
Ancient Canyon Discovered Under a River in Tibet : DNews
DNews
A vast ancient canyon lies buried underneath a present-day river that cuts through the Himalayas in Tibet.
How the LHC Makes 'Interstellar' Physics Real : DNews
DNews
Many of the physics theories explained in the movie 'Interstellar' are being investigated by the world's most powerful particle accelerator, which is awesome. Continue reading →
Spyware Has Been Following You for Six Years : DNews
DNews
Sophisticated and sneaky cyberespionage system, dubbed Regin, has been in circulation since 2008. Continue reading →
Amazon offers package collection at post offices
the Guardian
Online retailer signs up to Royal Mail’s Local Collect service, which lets shoppers opt to have goods sent to post office
UK should be embarrassed by its lack of female engineers, says Ed Miliband
the Guardian
Labour leader says Britain also needs extra 400,000 people to be trained in profession by 2020 to meet industry demand
Remote-Controlled Biodissolving Implants Could Cure Infections
Motherboard
Researchers designed an implant that can be remotely triggered to cure an infection and dissolve in the body after it’s done the job.
What Charles Darwin Got Wrong
Motherboard
Darwin was his own harshest critic, but he couldn’t naturally select his blind spots.
Here's Where to Find a Full-Body Moist Towelette
Motherboard
Object Solutions is science fiction product design every bit as depressing as a good dystopia.
Drones Are For the Rich
Motherboard
Prohibitive regulations are going to make it impossible for up-and-comers to get into the drone business.
Google's New Dashboard Shows You All the Devices Accessing Your Account | WIRED
WIRED
Google has a new tool that lets you check when and where your account has been accessed over the last month to make sure nothing unusual is happening.
Review: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 | WIRED
WIRED
With its sharp and colorful screen, excellent audio performance, and state-of-the-art components, Amazon's affordable flagship tablet is a winner.
Finding an image with an image and other feats of computer vision
Ars Technica
Ars talks to Yahoo about making photos easier to find, share, and communicate with.
Batch Insights Is AppGratis’ New Trick, A Benchmark Tool For Push Notifications
TechCrunch
The two co-founders behind AppGratis are working on a new project for mobile developers. Batch Insights is a push notification aggregator that will let you..
Addappt Relaunches On iOS With A Focus On Messaging
TechCrunch
Addappt, released in 2012 as an application to keep your contacts up to date, relaunched this morning with a new focus on messaging. Its re-designed iOS app..
Alexa Competitor SimilarWeb Raises $15M To Expand Into Mobile Analytics, App Engagement Insights
TechCrunch
Online, and now, mobile measurement service SimilarWeb has raised $15 million in Series D funding from prior investors Naspers and angel investor Lord David..
VigLink Acquires Content Promotion Startup LinkSmart, Adds Another $2M In Funding
TechCrunch
VigLink just announced that it's acquiring Boulder, Colo.-based startup LinkSmart. Aside from the obvious connection of having "link" in both company..
The XOO Belt Which Charges A Smartphone Joins With Iconic UK Fashion House
TechCrunch
Nifty, a hardware startup which has previously turned heads which it’s clever SD card (the MiniDrive) designed to expand the memory of ultra books like..
Bubonic Plague Spreads in Madagascar : DNews
DNews
As plague claims more lives, authorities scramble to kill infected fleas in the poorest neighborhoods.
Vultures and Other Animals With Iron Stomachs: Photos : DNews
DNews
Overindulging might give some people indigestion, but at least 10 animals can eat some of the most revolting foods on the planet without any trouble.
Unlock the Money : DNews
DNews
What if you could spend a day with a successful Silicon Valley CEO, with the goal of taking your small business to the next level?
Riots After Jury Fails to Indict Ferguson Policeman : DNews
DNews
The town of Ferguson erupted in violence as protesters shot at police and set cars and buildings ablaze overnight after a grand jury chose not to indict a white officer who killed an unarmed black teenager.
Facebook thought to be tech firm at the heart of Lee Rigby accusations
the Guardian
Unnamed internet company, believed to be Facebook, accused of withholding information that could have prevented murder

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VigLink Acquires Content Promotion Startup LinkSmart, Adds Another $2M In Funding
TechCrunch
VigLink just announced that it's acquiring Boulder, Colo.-based startup LinkSmart. Aside from the obvious connection of having "link" in both company..
The XOO Belt Which Charges A Smartphone Joins With Iconic UK Fashion House
TechCrunch
Nifty, a hardware startup which has previously turned heads which it’s clever SD card (the MiniDrive) designed to expand the memory of ultra books like..
Bubonic Plague Spreads in Madagascar : DNews
DNews
As plague claims more lives, authorities scramble to kill infected fleas in the poorest neighborhoods.
Riots After Jury Fails to Indict Ferguson Policeman : DNews
DNews
The town of Ferguson erupted in violence as protesters shot at police and set cars and buildings ablaze overnight after a grand jury chose not to indict a white officer who killed an unarmed black teenager.
Unlock the Money : DNews
DNews
What if you could spend a day with a successful Silicon Valley CEO, with the goal of taking your small business to the next level?
Vultures and Other Animals With Iron Stomachs: Photos : DNews
DNews
Overindulging might give some people indigestion, but at least 10 animals can eat some of the most revolting foods on the planet without any trouble.
Facebook thought to be tech firm at the heart of Lee Rigby accusations
the Guardian
Unnamed internet company, believed to be Facebook, accused of withholding information that could have prevented murder
Rachel Johnson left with egg on her face after ‘see you next Tuesday’ tweet to PM | Media Monkey
the Guardian
Media Monkey: Boris Johnson’s sister was quick to apologise to ‘the Leader’ David Cameron after her Twitter account was hacked
Diversity in tech: gender breakdown of key companies
the Guardian
Everyone knows it is a problem - men dominate the technology sector. This visualisation reveals the gender and ethnicity breakdown of employees at some of the giants of the tech world
Social networks - how popular are they with each gender?
the Guardian
This graphic visualises the gender balance on some of the world’s most popular social networks
How Jackie Chan's 'Supercop' Inspired a More Efficient Solar Panel
Motherboard
The engineers who developed Blu-ray data encoding inadvertently solved one of solar cell engineering's oldest problems.
Smart Canes Will Help Wobbly Humanoid Robots Rescue Our Stranded Asses
Motherboard
Researchers developed a new walking staff that can help rescue robots navigate uneven terrain after a natural disaster.
The ​Toronto Mini Maker Faire Gave Me Hope For The Future
Motherboard
There was even a homemade R2D2.
Flip phones are hip again
CNN
Flip phones are getting popular among the hipster set and other millennials, even in an age of the iPhone 6 and Android phablets.
Adorable Characters Hack Through Brutally Difficult Dungeons in Persona Q | WIRED
WIRED
I've always been a huge Persona fan. But even I have my limits.
Surviving the Digital Revolution: IT’s New Role With the C-Suite | WIRED
WIRED
Technology writer Nicholas Carr caused a stir in 2003 when the Harvard Business Review published his article with the provocative title “IT Doesn’t Matter.” Carr argued that IT had become an industrial infrastructure commodity just like railroads and electric power. Since IT is so widely available, it gives no one company a competitive advantage but…
The FAA's Drone Rules Are Too Narrow, But They're Better Than Nothing | WIRED
WIRED
Ryan Morton, the CTO of drone company SkySpecs, says that the FAA's proposed drone rules are better than nothing.
Gratitude in Unexpected Places: Embracing Constraint in Engineering | WIRED
WIRED
With Thanksgiving around the corner and family coming into town, November is all about gratitude for me. Frankly, it’s easy to feel grateful for all of the energy, innovation, and success we see around us every day here in Silicon Valley. But this week, I’m actually feeling grateful for something unique — something many programmers…
This Electric Concept Car Could Finally Convince Americans to Buy Mitsubishis | WIRED
WIRED
The XR-PHEV is muscled-out crossover packed with modern tech and an unexpectedly peppy engine setup.

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