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Can the web predict the future? The strange world of long-term betting
CNN
From drones to dry spells, Longbets.org takes the long view and places odds on the shape of the future.
Wanted: a cheap laptop to write my first novel
the Guardian
Rosie’s old Windows XP laptop has died and she needs a £350 (or less) PC so she can finish writing her first novel. Jack Schofield suggests some machines
Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices | WIRED
WIRED
We had our first hands-on demo of Google's new version of its Android operating system, Lollipop, this week running on a pair of Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Here's what we thought.
Twitter's Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps | WIRED
WIRED
Twitter's new software development kit, Fabric, is the company's foundation for transforming a business based purely on a single product—Tweets!—into a diversified service aimed at every person and company that makes mobile apps.
Tim Armstrong Doesn’t Say The Wrong Thing About Women In The Workplace | TechCrunch
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Tim Armstrong may have shown other CEOs how to speak with respect and admiration about women in the workplace during his comments onstage at TechCrunch..
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What’s the Deal With Europe’s Climate Talks? : DNews
DNews
European leaders are set to make important decisions this week about the continent's energy future.
Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves
CNN
In the narrow winding lanes of Old Delhi, the knotted masses of electrical wiring hanging across the streets are sometimes so thickly entwined they blot out the sun.
The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg | WIRED
WIRED
Folding bikes are a compromise. They’re a breeze to store in a studio apartment or at an office. They’re easy to take on public transportation, and you don’t have to leave them outside and trust your U-lock will deter thieves. For all that versatility, the ride quality typically suffers—tiny wheels and uneven weight distribution make…
Ant Financial: The Greatest Victory Is That Which Requires No Battle | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Not long after the Alibaba IPO, eBay announced that it aims to spin off PayPal as a separately traded company. The rumors of PayPal as an acquisition target..
Mobile games revenue to overtake consoles in 2015, says analyst
the Guardian
Smartphone and tablet gaming sales to hit $25bn next year, according to research specialist Newzoo. By Keith Stuart
China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Vows to Move Online Services Overseas | WIRED
WIRED
In a move that could show the way forward for many Chinese companies hoping to compete in the worldwide tech market, China's largest smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, says it will shift its online services to machines running outside the country.
Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience | WIRED
WIRED
Since Apple unveiled Apple Pay, the response suggests that it may represent a quantum leap towards the tipping point in the adoption of mobile wallets. The common expectation is that Apple will move the needle in getting a wide swath of consumers to TRY mobile payments. But is it a fool’s errand to expect that…
Chicago And Big Data | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
As a civilization, we may not be getting smarter. However, the technologies we use certainly are. Since the introduction of the smartphone, we’ve witnessed..
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Mysterious Titan has a Ghostly Dawn to Dusk Glow : DNews
DNews
It's as if Titan is getting festive for Hallowe'en -- astronomers have detected a ghostly glow around the the north and south poles of the Saturnian moon that had previously gone undetected. Continue reading →
'Hobbit Humans' Actually Might Not Have Been Human : DNews
DNews
The Hobbit Human descended from the more-ancient, pre-human group Australopithecus, argues one of the world's leading anthropologists. Continue reading →
National broadband network complaints rise in line with its rollout
the Guardian
Telecommunications industry ombudsman sets up a special team as it reports for the first time on NBN-related complaints
Yet Another Mammal Is Shrinking Thanks to Climate Change
Motherboard
Global warming has made Alpine mountain goats 25 percent smaller.
How Box Plans to Use Design to Beat Microsoft (And Everyone Else) | WIRED
WIRED
In the nine months since Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft, the company has been getting unprecedented love from Office 365 users and Wall Street alike. Meanwhile, Box CEO Aaron Levie, one of Microsoft’s perennial detractors, has been quiet. But not because he's been sulking. He was busy looking for Ethan Batraski.
Google Inbox impressions: Bundle of (mixed) joy
Ars Technica
You'll love the snooze bar; you'll hate the desktop interface.
Jury trial concludes: Apple slaps down patent troll’s $94M demand
Ars Technica
GPNE sent demand letters to "truckers and farmers, roofers and dairies."
AWS Expands Its European Footprint With Frankfurt Data Center | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Amazon today announced that it has opened the second data center for its AWS cloud computing service in Europe. The new Frankfurt region follows in the..
K-9 Nabs Latest White House Jumper  : DNews
DNews
White House security tightens after a breach. Let's take a look at some notable security moments in the history of the president's home office.
Goliath v Goliath: who will reign supreme in the Google v Amazon wars?
the Guardian
The Bezos ecommerce behemoth and the Schmidt-Brin-Page juggernaut seem to be on a permanent collision course. But could they, one day, become one? By Barney Durrant
Wearable tech to hack your brain
CNN
New tech: Strap on a headset, send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.
Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption | WIRED
WIRED
Like many stars, the sun is prone to sudden outbursts. Erupting from the star's surface, these events sometimes sling globs of charged particles and sun-stuff in Earth's direction. If they're powerful enough, these coronal mass ejections can produce geomagnetic storms that damage satellites and disrupt power grids.
Microsoft posts record Q1 on strong cloud, better than expected hardware
Ars Technica
Operating income takes a $1B hit due to layoffs and restructuring.
When Should Startups Hire A CFO? | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Many founders and CEOs of start-ups don’t spend a lot of time thinking about CFOs. When it comes to finance for a start-up, founders focus on more pressing..
45,000-Year-Old Man Was Human-Neanderthal Mix : DNews
DNews
A Siberian man who was part human and part Neanderthal is shedding light on when Africans first successfully settled in Europe and Asia...and mated with Neanderthals who were already living there. Continue reading →
Boot up: fake news sites, Apple Pay glitches, Xiaomi shifts data location
the Guardian
Charles Arthur: Plus Sony to cut on smartphones?, warning on third-party SSDs with Yosemite, fast-charging batteries, and more
Google releases USB security key for two-factor authentication
the Guardian
But the new device only works via the Chrome web browser, with no support for smartphones and tablets. By Tom Fox-Brewster
How a Ragged Band of Chimpanzees Survives on the Edge of Human Civilization
Motherboard
As humans encroach, the battered chimps have turned to night raids on farms to find food to live.
An On-Off Switch for Your Inbox, and 5 Other Smart Email Gadgets | WIRED
WIRED
Each device proposes some small new way we might interact with email. And it turns out the old messaging standby is potentially much more interesting than we give it credit for.
Ten years of Ubuntu: How Linux’s beloved newcomer became its criticized king
Ars Technica
Ars looks back at the decade in Ubuntu, from Warty Warthog to 25 million users worldwide.
A Random Walk Through Hardware Alley | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Where else in the world can you see a 3D printer named after a simian, a 2000-core super chip, and an inexpensive hearing test in the same room? Hardware..
Luxe Aims To Solve San Franciscans’ Parking Woes | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
The situation was already bad when I first moved to San Francisco with my Jeep Cherokee three years ago. The hills were enough with the clutch, but one too..
New Drone Fits in Your Pocket, Flies for Two Hours : DNews
TechCrunch
It fits in your pocket and weights a mere 80 grams.
Smartwatches make up only 11% of wearables market, figures show
the Guardian
GfK data finds that wearables ownership is still small - but people have big ambitions for them once price barriers are overcome. By Charles Arthur
40% of Web users have been harassed, says survey
CNN
From GamerGate to Zelda Williams, he vast majority of us have seen the Web being used to harass, intimidate or threaten women, others.
Bentley Bolsters Its Racing Reputation With a $337K Beast | WIRED
WIRED
Most Bentleys indulge their owners with champagne buckets and neck warmers. The GT3-R does it with a “Sport” mode that won't upshift until the engine hits 6,300 RPM.
SOSVentures Takes On Y Combinator With A Pure Biotech Accelerator | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
International VC firm SOSVentures is capitalizing on the now buzz worthy biotech investment trend with the creation of IndieBio, the first accelerator to..
Humpback Dino Was Literally Unsinkable : DNews
DNews
A dinosaur nicknamed Horrible Hands turns out not to have been so horrible, but it sported a suite of unusual features including a humpback, super long arms and sink-proof legs.
The future of Windows Phone? At the low end, says Alcatel
the Guardian
Microsoft’s smartphone software has found success in the mobile market, but only in entry-level devices; high-end flagships don’t sell, says Chinese handset maker. By Samuel Gibbs
UK firm takes the cloud to chillier climes with Swedish data centre
the Guardian
• Aim is to exploit Sweden’s sub-zero temperatures • Investors hope to attract European IT customers
The Unspoken Traffic Engine That Drives GamerGate
Motherboard
The GamerGate saga shows more about the business model of online journalism than it does about anything else it claims to stand for.
A Sprawling Videogame City Filled With Buildings Made by Generative Algorithms | WIRED
WIRED
A game designer creates software that could auto-generate complex cities, from street maps to skyscraper architecture.
Windows Update drivers bricking USB serial chips beloved of hardware hackers
Ars Technica
The move to combat counterfeit chips leaves hobbyists stuck in the middle.
Ello Raises $5.5 Million, Legally Files As Public Benefit Corp. Meaning No Ads Ever | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Ello.co, the ad-free social media network which blew up last month, has nabbed $5.5 million in venture capital funding even as it plants a legal flag in the..
How to Watch Today's Partial Solar Eclipse : DNews
DNews
A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23), and you can watch the dramatic celestial event online if clouds hinder your view.
The Science Behind Renee Zellweger's New Face : DNews
DNews
The 45-year-old actress looked almost unrecognizable to fans who know her best from her earlier movies.
Google buys two more UK artificial intelligence startups
the Guardian
Company funds new computer science research partnership with Oxford University, where three of its new artificial intelligence hires will remain lecturers. By Samuel Gibbs
Facebook wants to bring back the anonymous chatroom
CNN
Facebook releases a free app that lets you anonymously create or join chatrooms based on shared interests.
Facebook and Yahoo Find a New Way to Save the Web's Lost Email Addresses | WIRED
WIRED
When Yahoo proposed a plan to reuse mothballed email addresses, a lot of people didn’t like it. WIRED’s Mat Honan called it a “very bad idea,” and with good reason.
Lounging Lion Pride Wins Wildlife Photo of the Year : DNews
DNews
Veteran photojournalist captures the fierce hunters in a quiet moment that harkens back to a bygone era for the big cats.
Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System : DNews
DNews
Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet.
Chatterbox: Thursday
the Guardian
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​The Contentious Science of Dinosaur Brawls
Motherboard
Why it’s so tricky to prove that dinosaurs opened cans of whoopass on each other.
Striking Portraits Bring the Bizarre Beauty of Marine Invertebrates to Life | WIRED
WIRED
In her new book, Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, The Backbone of Life, Susan Middleton gives jellyfish, nudibranchs, and anemones (among many others) the type of photographic treatment usually reserved for sports stars and heads of state. Shot against plain black or white backgrounds, the weird beauty of these creatures---many of them rare species seldom seen by human eyes---really stands out.
Cape Watch: Tom Hardy Gets All the Attention and the Avengers Get Gussied Up | WIRED
WIRED
As this past week has shown, it's good to be Tom Hardy. Not only is his reboot of the Mad Max franchise coming out next year, but he's currently linked to no fewer than three comic book franchises from three different studios. This week's superhero movie news isn't all about Mr. Hardy, however. Warner Bros. keeps making promising moves regarding their DC properties and a Marvel exec is promising lots of people are going to work on making the second Avengers movie look amazing. Here's the biggest news in superhero flicks this week.
Man sentenced for lasering plane with 118 passengers aboard
Ars Technica
Judge gave man 4 months' detention; similar conviction in US carried 14 years in prison.
Etsy Moves Further Into The Offline World With Launch Of Card Reader For In-Person Payments | TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Crafts marketplace Etsy this morning announced a further expansion into the offline world with the launch of an Etsy card reader product designed for sellers..
Ancient Finned Predator Feasted on Sharks : DNews
DNews
With fangs and the first sawlike teeth on Earth, the biggest predator in the swamps of the early Permian Period ate anything it wanted.
Monster Mushrooms Could Hold Key to New Meds : DNews
DNews
The massive Agarikon mushroom shows promise for treating diseases such as tuberculosis, cowpox, bird and swine flu.
Mark Zuckerberg stuns Beijing crowd by speaking Mandarin - video
the Guardian
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg draws gasps and laughter from a crowd in Beijing, China, as he conducts an entire 30-minute Q&A session in Mandarin
Uber Delivers Flu Shots: How On-Demand Tech Can Actually Do Good | WIRED
WIRED
Flu is most dangerous to the most vulnerable---small children, the elderly, the immuno-compromised---and every responsible adult should get a flu shot to help keep the germ from spreading. Typically, this involves a trip to the doctor or a local drug store. But on Thursday, in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., there was another option that didn't even involve leaving the house: Uber.
Updating to iOS 8.1: Are Apple Pay, OS X 'Continuity' Worth the Trouble? | WIRED
WIRED
The recent releases of Apple’s latest computer and mobile operating systems – OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, respectively — have brought to full fruition the features announced at Apple’s September 9th Keynote address. Several features have been hailed as revolutionary, while others have been met with either trepidation or full-on skepticism. I’ve had a chance…
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Australian Service Directory Site Oneflare Raises $876,000 For International Expansion | TechCrunch
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Oneflare, a local services marketplace based in Sydney, Australia, has raised an additional $1 million AUD (about $876,000), bringing its total funding so far..
Florida Lizards Evolve Stickier Feet in Just 15 Years : DNews
DNews
Green anole handles arrival of an invasive competitor by making better toes in a mere 20 generations.
Chatterbox: Friday
the Guardian
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Method Could Rid Spacecraft of Tough Microbial Cling-Ons : DNews
DNews
Imagine looking for life on Mars and turning up a hardy microbe that bears a striking resemblance to the E. coli bacteria we know and love. Where the heck did that come from? Well, erm, bad news alien-hunters, that little … Continue reading →
Flare Alert: Monster Sunspot Turns Toward Earth : DNews
DNews
Just as the US prepares to watch the partial solar eclipse today, nearly 100 million miles away on the sun a possible solar storm is brewing. Continue reading →
Ten privacy questions Whisper should answer for Senate committee
the Guardian
Whisper executives have been summoned to Capitol Hill to answer questions about how the app tracks its users
Oldest High-Altitude Settlement Found in Andes : DNews
DNews
Two ancient sites found high in the Peruvian Andes reveal humans have been living at extremely high altitude since at least 12,000 years ago.
Mysterious 4,000-Year-Old 'CD-ROM' Code Cracked : DNews
DNews
Scholar says he's figured out a portion of the code on the ancient 'Phaistos disk.'
Crowdfunding: what new film would you want to raise money for?
the Guardian
We didn’t know until yesterday how badly we wanted a Joan Didion documentary. Tell us who (or what) should be next.
What Will Winter Hold for Drought-Plagued California?  : DNews
DNews
El Nino probably won't bring California drought-busting winter rains, but the news may not be all bad.
The Ethics of Treating Ebola : DNews
DNews
Two experts on medical ethics address the most pressing Ebola ethical questions, from performing CPR to the use of medical placebos.
Top senator demands explanation from Whisper after user tracking revelations
the Guardian
Senator Jay Rockefeller emphasises concern over location tracking and says Guardian revelations raise ‘serious questions’
   
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