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Saturday March 25, 2017. 09:29 AM
Not big enough to be a proper star; not small enough to be a planet Pic Astronomers claim to have identified the largest and purest brown dwarf – measuring in at a record-breaking 90 times the mass of Jupiter – hovering around the edges of the Milky Way.…
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The Bad Astronomer writes: Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole barreling out of its home galaxy at 5 million miles per hour. The 3 billion solar mass behemoth formed from the merger of two slightly smaller black holes after two galaxies collided and themselves...
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rmdingler quotes a report from Consumerist: A corporate squabble over printer toner cartridges doesn't sound particularly glamorous, and the phrase 'patent exhaustion' is probably already causing your eyes to glaze over. However, these otherwise boring topics are the crux of ...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: A streamlined set of goals for reducing carbon emissions could simplify the way nations approach the quest to reduce human impact on the planet. A group of European researchers have a refreshingly...
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Earlier this week, CEO of Microsoft Greater China, Alain Crozier, told China Daily that the company is ready to roll out a version of Windows 10 with extra security features demanded by China's government. 'We have already developed the first version of the Windows 10...
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Our guest this week on the Cool Tools Show is Danielle Applestone. Danielle is a material scientist, co-founder and CEO of Other Machine Co., the leading manufacturer of high-precision desktop CNC milling machines. Formerly, Danielle ran a DARPA project to develop digital...
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Plamo Linux, which was launched back in 1997 as a Japanese language extension for Slackware Linux, is one of the world's oldest surviving distributions of Linux. Its development continues two decades later with the release of version 6.2. Originally tagged at the Open Source ...
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Uncle Sam turns up the heat on visa hopefuls US embassies have been told to examine social media accounts of visa applicants who have ever set foot in Islamic-State-controlled areas.…
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In what will be the world's biggest solar geoengineering program to date, U.S. scientists part of the $20 million Harvard University project are going to send aerosol injections 20km (~12.4 miles) into the earth's stratosphere 'to establish whether the technology can safely...
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Carla and I just returned from a one-week trip to Tokyo. It was my sixth visit to Japan's capital, and it was my favorite. For the next few days, I'll be writing about recommended things to do there. See them all here. We arrived at Narita airport about 1:30pm Tokyo time. At ...
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According to Crypto Insider, Venezuelan developers have been selling 'rare pepes' -- trading cards that contain unique illustrations and photoshops of the character Pepe the Frog. While the trading cards started out as nothing more than a joke, many of them have been traded...
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We're proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post Meet the Tractor Hackers, and the Week's Other Characters appeared first on WIRED.
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According to the South Korea Trade Commission (SKTC), Qualcomm prevented Samsung from selling its Exynos processors to various third-party phone manufacturers. 'The Commission's report claims that Qualcomm abused its standard-essential patents -- which define technical...
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Friday March 24, 2017. 11:40 PM
FedEx's Office Print department is offering customers $5 to enable Adobe Flash in their browsers. Why would they do such a thing you may ask? It's because they want customers to design posters, signs, manuals, banners and promotional agents using their 'web-based...
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I have a Fender Telecaster but no case or stand. It usually sits on a couch. I finally broke down and bought the ChromaCast CC-MINIGS Universal Folding Guitar Stand with Secure Lock for $8.96 on Amazon. It's got a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with over 1,200 reviews.
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Sam Machkovech The Nintendo Switch may not have a full-blown Virtual Console collection yet, but its eShop has a few emulated classics already. This week, fans finally noticed that its current, small slate of '80s and '90s games had a surprise tucked inside ever since the ...
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A rocket set to launch next week from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida was flown by SpaceX last year. The post SpaceX set to actually reuse one of its reusable rockets appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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People in the 400 highest-income households are gnashing their teeth today. If the repeal of Obamacare hadn't stalled, they stood to get tax cuts of about $7 million each. Mother Jones made this graph based on a report from the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities. You...
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PM's spokesman and foreign secretary wave warning finger In the wake of a terror attack in the heart of London this week that left five dead, the UK government has turned its ire onto online companies – including Google and Facebook – for not doing enough to remove...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: It's game over for an Alabama man who claims his patent on 'Carpenter Bee Traps' is being infringed by competing products on eBay. Robert Blazer filed his lawsuit in 2015, saying that his U.S. Patent No. 8,375,624 was...
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