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(BOSTON) — The Federal Trade Commission could take action against TripAdvisor after the Massachusetts-based travel company was accused of deleting hotel reviews that contained allegations of rape and other crimes. Several people told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this month they were sexually assaulted at Mexican hotels and resorts but the online reviews that mentioned the…

via TripAdvisor Allegedly Deleted Hotel Reviews Mentioning Rape. Now It Could Be Facing Action — TIME

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(SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark.) — Police arrested a student at a Christian college in Arkansas, alleging he told officers he had been building small bombs and that he posted a note in a dormitory common room saying “the maniacal side” of his brain was a “fun little guy” who wanted to inflict mass casualties on society.…

via College Student Accused of Considering Mass Attack — TIME

The search for an Argentine Navy submarine lost with some 44 souls on board has reached a “critical phase,” a naval spokesman told Reuters, as the length of the seven-day search indicates the vessel is likely not on the surface and could be reaching the limits of its air supply.Read more…

via Search For Lost Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan Hits ‘Critical Phase’ as Air Supply May Run Out — Gizmodo

Transfer Prevention Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which includes both common bugs and so-called superbugs, is a serious and globally recognized problem. In fact, the United Nations elevated the issue to a crisis level almost a year ago now, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that it’s rapidly worsening. There are a multitude of possible…

via Scientists Created a Synthetic Molecule, and It Could End Antibiotic Resistance — Futurism

By Julie Astrid Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – An arm found by divers near Copenhagen was weighed down with pieces of metal similar to those attached to the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall who died in August on board a submarine owned by a Danish inventor, local police said on Wednesday. The arm was found […]

via Police find similarities in body parts found Copenhagen waters — The Crusader Journal

The Greenco G Pen Elite was already one of the best vaporizers for the money at its usual $150, but for Black Friday, you can get it for an all-time low $85 with promo code KINJA-BFCM.Read more…

via The Best Bargains In Vaping Start At Just $66 For Black Friday — Gizmodo

Prosthetics and Mind Control According to studies presented at Neuroscience 2017, the annual gathering of the Society for Neuroscience, technology that allows prosthetics to be controlled by the human brain is progressing at an unprecedented rate. There are millions of people around the world that are unable to use some part of their body as…

via New Mind-Controlled Prosthetics Are Poised To Transform Humanity — Futurism

All the major smartphones of 2017 are out in the world, but it’s never to early to start thinking about next year’s flagships. Samsung is reportedly starting earlier than ever, with the company reportedly previewing the S9 and S9+ at CES in January, according to Evan Blass at VentureBeat. The S9+ is said to be…

via The Galaxy S9 will reportedly be a more iterative update and could show up at CES — The Verge – All Posts

When an outbreak occurs, in order to effectively figure out how to stop it, researchers typically try to figure out how it started. The answer to that question, though, can be elusive. And as so-called superbug infections have spread across the country’s hospitals, scientists and public health officials have…Read more…

via Scientist Sleuths Used DNA to Track Spread of Superbug — Gizmodo

By Jonathon Ramsey Resurrecting a dormant childhood dream, I spent almost nine months of this year as an over-the-road truck driver – six months in a Freightliner Cascadia pulling a refrigerated trailer, then nearly three months in a Kenworth T680 pulling a flatbed. I drove more than 90,000 miles, from New England to the Pacific […]

via This ex-trucker has some questions about the Tesla Semi — AIVAnet

AncientPages.com – While searching for the frightening Lake Van monster, scientists made a great archaeological underwater discovery instead. Ruins of a mysterious 3,000-year-old castle have been found in Lake Van, Turkey. The underwater ruins are supposedly from the Iron Age Urartu civilization, also known as the Kingdom of Van, thought to date back to the eighth…

via Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Underwater Urartu Castle Discovered — Ancient Pages

Microsoft has just released a new Windows 10 build as part of the Fast and Skip Ahead rings, and users can download it right away via the typical Windows Update channel. Windows 10 build 17046 comes with improvements for Edge browser, including form fill for address fields, which means that the app can save and…

via Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17046 — Softpedia News / Global

Microsoft is working to make pairing Bluetooth devices with Windows 10 PCs a lot smoother using a new feature called Quick Pair. Still in its early days, Quick Pair is supposed to eliminate the unnecessary extra steps when setting up Bluetooth devices to work with Windows 10 computers, and everything will work by simply bringing…

via Microsoft to Launch Bluetooth Quick Pair in Next Windows 10 Update — Softpedia News / Global

Apple is planning several big changes to its upcoming iPhones, but there’s a chance that its 2018 lineup won’t include only the models projected to go on sale in the fall. A second-generation iPhone SE is also expected, and a Chinese report indicates that there’s as big chance the company calls it iPhone SE 2.…

via New 4-Inch iPhone SE 2 to Launch in Spring 2018 – Report — Softpedia News / Global

Google, along with fellow tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter has drawn increasing scrutiny this year over concerns that its “concentrated authority resembles the divine right of kings,” as the New York Times put it. In recent months, it’s faced stumbling blocks when it returned misinformation and…Read more…

via YouTube Says It Will Crack Down on All Those Creepy Videos Targeted at or Featuring Kids — Gizmodo

It’s Thanksgiving and there are so many things to be thankful for, including the incredible deals on Amazon for all the best kitchen stuff. From small appliances to dishware, we’ve got your covered with great selections at amazing prices from the best makers in the business. We’ve got KitchenAid and Cuisinart, Calphalon and Crock-Pot, Spode…

via Top 10 Best Thanksgiving 2017 Kitchen Deals on Amazon — Heavy.com

Today’s stories: Uber’s big data breach, Facebook to single out election trolls, Apple’s self-driving car research and FCC issues final draft of plan to kill net neutrality. That’s it for this week. Tito’s back on Monday. A very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone attempting to explain net neutrality and bitcoin to their loved ones this holiday.…

via Crunch Report | Uber’s data breach and Apple’s self-driving cars — TechCrunch

Newly-released CCTV footage shows a jeep speeding through the countryside near the DMZ. Inside is a North Korean soldier making a desperate escape.(Image credit: Screengrab by NPR/United Nations Command)

via Video Shows North Korean Soldier’s Dramatic Sprint Across Border — News : NPR

Drone maker DJI has released a new version of its DJI Goggles for drone racers. They’re called the DJI Goggles RE, short for racing edition. The original DJI Goggles went up for presale this past April and, like those, the DJI Goggles RE look a bit like a VR headset and let you control a…

via DJI’s latest pair of drone goggles are designed for racing — The Verge – All Posts

It’s possible for “Loot boxes can be bad in video games” and “Loot boxes are not actually a form of gambling” to both be true. On Tuesday, Chris Lee, a member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives, posted a video on YouTube addressing “predatory practices at Electronic Arts and other companies.” His issue: loot boxes, and…

via Labeling loot boxes as ‘gambling’ isn’t just dangerous for EA. It’s dangerous for gamers, too. — Mashable

Black Friday begins in earnest tomorrow (yes, we know it’s Thanksgiving), but you can get a head start on the shopping with a ton of deals that are already available. You can find all of the best discount throughout the weekend on our main Black Friday post, but these are our 15 favorites so far.Read…

via The 15 Best Black Friday Deals That You Can Buy Right Now — Gizmodo

(YouTube) If you prefer to keep your stuffing simple, here is a recipe your Thanksgiving guests will love. We like to stuff and cook it inside the turkey, for optimal flavor. However, you can also cook it in a buttered, covered baking dish. First, gather these 5 ingredients: 2 medium white onions, diced 4 stalks…

via How to Make Bread Stuffing: A Simple Thanksgiving Recipe Using 5 Ingredients — Heavy.com

(CNN Money) — Ajit Pai may go down as one of President Trump’s most effective, and controversial, regulators. Pai, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, has moved fast to eliminate regulations for large internet service providers and broadcast media conglomerates. In the process, Pai, a former lawyer for Verizon who was appointed to the FCC…

via FCC May Scrap Net Neutrality Rules Next Month — CBS Denver

By Britt Moreno DENVER (CBS4) – Before you start baking pies or whipping up that turkey, know this: Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment. (credit: Thinkstock) “Thanksgiving is a busy time. It’s always more chaotic at home. Multiple people have family members and the most important thing to keep in…

via Thanksgiving Day Safety Tips: Avoid Cooking Fires — CBS Denver

A few weeks ago, as it seemed more and more likely that FCC chairman Ajit Pai would successfully dismantle US net neutrality rules, California Congressional representative Ro Khanna tweeted an alarming-looking screenshot from Portuguese mobile carrier Meo. “In Portugal, with no net neutrality, internet providers are starting to split the net into packages,” he wrote.…

via If Portugal is a net neutrality nightmare, we’re already living in it — The Verge – All Posts

Just like we use pumice stones to scrape dead skin off cracked heels during pedicures, bowhead whales may be using boulders at the bottom of the ocean to exfoliate, new research says. Identifying these scratching stones could be key to keeping human activity from disturbing these massive creatures. In the summer of 2014, a team…

via These whales use boulders for a good back scratch — The Verge – All Posts

Going Off-Road With sedans, SUVs, semi trucks, and even buses being converted to run on electricity, it was only matter of time before off-road vehicles were given the same treatment. In this particular case, however, it’s an off-road vehicle with capabilities that outmatch most EVs in production and even some heavy-duty tanks. Enter the Nikola…

via A New Vehicle Has More Energy Capacity Than a Tesla and More Torque Than a Tank — Futurism

It’s Confirmed In September 2017, multiple monitoring agencies detected an unusual amount of radiation hovering over much of Europe. Several European nations suggested that the source of the radiation cloud might have been Russia. Meanwhile, Russian authorities denied even detecting the cloud — until now. On November 21, Russian meteorological services agency Roshydromet corroborated the…

via Russia Finally Admitted the Radiation Cloud Over Europe Is Real — Futurism

By Chris Spears DENVER (CBS4) – Curiosity continues to swirl among residents of Brighton and Lochbuie after a loud boom rocked several neighborhoods just northeast of Denver Monday night. (credit: CBS) “One boom. “BOOM!” And then the vibration,” one Lochbuie resident told CBS4 reporter Karen Morfitt. “It stood out and definitely made me wonder what…

via Wild Theories Offered Up About Loud Mystery Boom Near Denver — CBS Denver

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first exclusive release of a rare sneaker was postponed in Virginia after police were called to help control the crowd. News outlets report the line outside Need Supply Co. in Richmond began Monday, ahead of the launch of the Nike Air Max 97/1 that was scheduled for Tuesday morning. Here…

via Hundreds Swarm Store For Designer Vegan Nikes — CBS Denver

In many ways, Apple’s AirPods feel like a hardware manifestation of iOS’ defining characteristics: simplicity and design, sometimes at the expense of practicality. Google’s Pixel Buds play the same role for Android. They’re powerful, smart, and sometimes a little bit messy. That’s been reflected in reviews so far (yes, writers read other reviews), with reporters…

via Review: Google’s Pixel Buds have significant flaws, but I love them anyway — The Next Web

Shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved to 1 to 2 weeks in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, suggesting Apple’s efforts to ramp up production have successfully resulted in greater supply. The 1 to 2 week shipping estimates are an improvement over the previous 2 to 3 week shipping estimates that have…

via iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 to 2 Weeks in United States and Canada — MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories

Facebook’s latest attempt at transparency lets users know if they liked or followed any pages related to Russia during the US election. Its newest effort furthers its effort to stop the spread of misinformation while increasing transparency at both Facebook and Instagram. This follows recent revelations that Facebook was complicit in Russian election meddling after…

via Facebook will soon let you know if you’re following propaganda pages — The Next Web

Elon Musk likes to make predictions. You may have seen a few, like these: We’re living in a computer simulation Tesla will surpass Apple’s market cap by 2025 Humans can make Mars inhabitable by blasting it with nukes In a recent talk with Musk-led startup Neuralink, the master of predictions made another one: AI is…

via Elon Musk basically confirms AI is coming to eradicate the human race — The Next Web

Enlarge / The IBM PC XT 5160, the origin of the x86 BIOS. (credit: Veradrive) Speaking at UEFI Plugfest, a hardware interoperability testing event held by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum earlier this month, Intel announced that by 2020 it was going to phase out the last remaining relics of the PC BIOS…

via The PC BIOS will be killed off by 2020 as Intel plans move to pure UEFI — Ars Technica

Every few years efforts to redefine the IPO emerge, and as night follows day, investors get hurt and calls for tighter regulatory reform echo in legislative chambers and cable TV studios. The last significant “re-invention” emerged in the height of the dot-com boom when online brokers started selling newly issued shares directly to retail customers.…

via The rise of SPACs — TechCrunch

Ahead of Amazon’s AWS division big Re:invent conference next week, the company has announced two developments in the area of artificial intelligence. AWS is opening a machine learning lab, ML Solutions Lab, to pair Amazon machine learning experts with customers looking to build solutions using the AI tech. And it’s releasing news feature within Amazon…

via AWS ramps up in AI with new Rekognition features and consultancy services — TechCrunch

By Walter Bianchi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) – Rescuers searching for an Argentine navy submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic nearly a week ago with 44 crew aboard were expected to be able to pick up the pace on Tuesday as fierce weather abated. Storms and high winds have limited the search […]

via Weather improves in search for missing Argentine submarine — The Crusader Journal

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday unveiled plans to repeal a landmark 2015 order that barred internet service providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to web content, and said the regulator will prevent states and cities from adopting similar protections. FCC chief Ajit Pai, […]

via Exclusive: U.S. agency to vote to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules – FCC chief — The Crusader Journal

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Tuesday it has removed several apps including Skype, Microsoft Corp’s internet phone call and messaging service, from its app store in China after the country’s government pointed to violations of local laws. “We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over internet […]

via Apple removes several apps, including Skype, in China — The Crusader Journal

San Francisco: Google has started rolling out visual search feature Google Lens in Assistant for the first batch of Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. “The first users have spotted the visual search feature up and running on their Pixel and Pixel 2 phones,” 9to5Google reported late on Friday. Built into the Photos app, Google Lens can recognise things […]

via Google Lens in Assistant starts rolling out for Pixel, Pixel 2 smartphones — Tech Tales

Big changes this year for Call of Duty. The series has abandoned its literal arms race into the future, and returned to its World War 2 roots. And, for the most part, it delivers a well rounded package with multiplayer benefiting most from a clearer palette of gear and options that make maps and clashes […]

via Call Of Duty WW2 Review — Tech Tales

Electric car maker Tesla has released a powerbank that can charge an Android or iOS device on the go. Called the Tesla Powerbank, it is now available to purchase via the company’s online store at $45 (roughly Rs. 2,900). The Tesla Powerbank comes with USB, Micro-USB, Apple Lightning and detachable connections, to be able to charge a variety of […]

via Tesla Launches a $45 Powerbank for Mobiles, Inspired by the Supercharger Monument — Tech Tales

We know Apple is preparing the stage for the iMac Pro, and now reports tip it would ship with an Apple A10 Fusion coprocessor to support hands-free Siri voice control. The latest development would make the upcoming iMac Pro the first Mac in the company’s history to debut with a coprocessor – similar to the recent MacBook Pro models that […]

via iMac Pro Tipped to Offer Always-On Siri Voice Recognition With Apple A10 SoC — Tech Tales

Amid the success story of the iPhone X, Apple is now reported to be bringing new iPhone models in 2018 with dual-SIM support. The Cupertino company is also rumoured to be in talks with Intel to provide 5G modems on a future iPhone to deliver a faster experience. Supporting two networks with dual-SIM card slots is quite common among handsets developed by […]

via iPhone With Dual-SIM Support Due in 2018, Apple Looking to Intel for Modems — Tech Tales

If you’re getting tired of Earth with all its breathable air and gravity, there may soon be a home for you among the stars. Well, at least in spirit. Asgardia has successfully gotten a satellite into orbit, thus gaining a foothold as the first “space nation” in history. It’s more a symbolic step, and Asgardia has […]

via Space Nation Asgardia Launches Its First Satellite — Tech Tales

PROS / The Dell Inspiron 3650 is the smallest tower we reviewed, making it a great option if you’re short on space. CONS / It has one of the slowest CPU speeds. VERDICT / Though it isn’t as flashy and feature-rich as other products in our review, the Dell Inspiron 3650 is powerful enough to work hard for […]

via Dell Inspiron 3650 Review — Tech Tales

via Companies boost spends on cyber security — Tech Tales

Marc van Zadelhoff, General Manager, IBM Security has more than 20 years of experience in venture capital, cyber securityand IT. In his current role, he has to face a new challenge almost every day with the advent of severe cyber attacks across the world. Speaking exclusively to ET, Zadelhoff talks about IoT security issues, enterprise security trends, use of AI to tackle security […]

via IBM Watson can predict the latest hacks — Tech Tales

Miley Cyrus isn’t here for the haters who think Blake Shelton’s not the Sexiest Man Alive. She proved that he IS backstage at ‘The Voice’! You have to watch Miley’s hilarious video.

via Miley Pokes Fun At Blake For Being Sexiest Man Alive After They Battle At ‘Voice’ Live Shows — Hollywood Life

Tether noted in a now-removed post on its site that nearly $31 million worth of tokens were stolen from the treasury in which it stored its dollar-pegged cryptocurrency. The company said that it won’t redeem any of the stolen tokens, and will attempt to prevent them from entering other exchanges. While Tether has been able…

via Cryptocurrency startup Tether claims it was robbed of $31 million in tokens — The Next Web

via Companies boost spends on cyber security — Tech Tales

The country’s top public health advocate says the cycle of opioid addiction won’t be stopped without more money from Congress and cooperation among federal, state and local officials.(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

via U.S. Surgeon General Says Working Together Is Key To Combating Opioid Crisis — News : NPR

Know about Artifical Intelligence and how it will take on the world!

via The Future of Artificial Intelligence: How It Will Impact Our lives! — TheCollegeFever – Helping Students Throughout College

For once, you won’t have to feel bad about adding that extra order of guac to your meal at Chipotle. The Mexican-inspired chain is offering free chips with guacamole or queso to customers who purchase their first order on its new smartphone app. The only catch? It has to be on an iPhone, according to…

via Chipotle Is Offering Free Chips and Guac or Queso. Here’s How to Get It — TIME

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“You’ve never heard of Millennium Falcon waffles? It’s the breakfast that made the Kessel Brunch in less than 12 platefuls.” We assuming that’s about how the commercial for this Star Wars–themed waffle iron would go. (After all, Star Wars ads have certainly done weirder things in the past.) Corny commercials aside, the idea of shaping your breakfast into the…

via Add Millennium Falcon Waffles to Your Balanced STAR WARS Breakfast — Nerdist

There’s a new “quiz app” going viral with teens that’s a lot more NSFW than tbh. Called FriendO, the app lets users compete in “quizzes” to find out who their “real friends” are — and teens are going crazy for it. SEE ALSO: Here’s how much better Snapchat lenses are on the iPhone X Sort…

via FriendO, a quiz app with NSFW questions, goes viral with teens — Mashable

The chief investigator of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, has asked for judicial permission to launch an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, the ICC said. According to an ICC statement, the investigation will look into crimes allegedly committed in Afghanistan since May 1, 2003, as well as any crimes…

via International Criminal Court to investigate CIA black sites in Afghanistan – Veterans Today — Veterans Today

The latest weapon in the fight against opioid addiction may be sensors in prescription opioids that alert physicians whenever their patients pop a pill. These digital pills aren’t on the market yet, but a small test run shows that they can help doctors monitor how patients use prescription painkillers at home. Sensors alert physicians whenever…

via Digital opioids help doctors track prescription painkiller use — The Verge – All Posts

Bug bounty programs are a great way for tech companies to crowdsource help in securing their products – and for skilled tech experts to make some money on the side. Sadly, that’s not how things went for researcher Kevin Finisterre when he pointed out issues in DJI’s publicly shared code. Instead of awarding him the…

via Researcher informs drone maker DJI about bugs, gets called a ‘hacker’ and threatened — The Next Web

An iPhone owner from Fresno, California has decided to sue Apple after his device burst into flames and caused several injuries, according to a report. Nwabueze Umeh filed a lawsuit in the Fresno County Superior Court, requesting damages after his iPhone 6 exploded on May 20, The Business Journal reveals today. Oddly enough, the lawsuit…

via iPhone User Goes to War with Apple After Device Exploded — Softpedia News / Global

This is bigger than AT&T and Time Warner. That was a key part of the message sent by AT&T chief Randall Stephenson at the hastily scheduled — though long planned — news conference held Monday evening to make the case for why AT&T is fighting the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block its $85.4 billion merger…

via AT&T Begins PR Battle Against Justice Department From CNN News Room — Variety

The power has shifted to America’s hands on season 13 of ‘The Voice,’ and for the first time, the remaining contestants perform live for viewer votes on the Nov. 20 episode. Here’s our full recap!

via ‘The Voice’ Recap: Top 12 Perform Live & For America’s Votes For The 1st Time — Hollywood Life

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mammograms save lives, but how often should a woman have one? New research suggests the answer may depend on your weight. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported, virtually every major medical group in the United States says women should have yearly mammograms after age 40. But a government agency says every…

via New Study Shows Mammogram Frequency Should Depend On Women’s Weight — CBS New York

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Get those credit cards ready. Keep those fingers nimbleBlack Friday is almost here and so are thousands upon thousands of great deals that will only stick around for a limited time. We’ve been scouring the internet for Black…

via Black Friday 2017 deals from all over the internet, compiled just for you in one handy spreadsheet — Mashable

61-year-old DIY enthusiast and stuntman “Mad” Mike Hughes is planning his first manned launch of a homemade, $20,000 steam-powered rocket with “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH” written on the side on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.Read more…

via Uh, This Flat Earther’s Homemade Manned Rocket Launch Does Not Sound Totally Advisable — Gizmodo

The Producers Guild of America has nominated seven films for its top documentary award — “Chasing Coral,” “City of Ghosts,” “Cries From Syria,” “Earth: One Amazing Day,” “Jane,” “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower” and “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee.” The winner will be named Jan. 20 at the 29th annual Producers Guild…

via ‘Cries From Syria,’ ‘Jane’ Among Producers Guild of America’s Feature Documentary Nominees — Variety

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police helped pack Thanksgiving boxes for those in need this holiday season. Denver Police Chief Robert White hands out Thanksgiving meals.(credit: Denver Police) It was part of the annual Daddy Bruce Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway. (credit: Denver Police) People lined up for a box filled with a turkey and the trimmings on Saturday.…

via Denver Police Hand Out Thanksgiving Meals For Those In Need — CBS Denver

See, we’ve been expecting an electric truck from Tesla for a few months now and we expected it to be, well, a truck that runs on electricity. What we didn’t expect was what is possibly the most powerful, highway-legal truck in the world and what could soon be the fastest production car in the world. […]

via Elon Musk’s 1,000 hp Tesla Semi truck just became the second most desirable vehicle in the world — Adidas Wilson

e005b-ufo252c2bufos252c2bsighting252c2bsightings252c2balien252c2baliens252c2bmercury252c2bplanet252c2bastronomy252c2bnew2bscientist252c2bnobel2bprize252c2blife252c2bbuildingsMars is a pretty barren place, and although vast oceans likely once covered the surface, nowadays any remaining water seems to be locked in ice at the poles or underground. But in 2011 the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spotted dark streaks in the dust that appear in summer and vanish in winter, hinting at the…

via Dark streaks on Mars may not be evidence of water after all — New Atlas

The Hill has a follow-up report on the blockbuster from last month about the FBI’s uncovering of a Russian bribery and extortion plot to gain access to the U.S. nuclear market. The new report rebuts claims that the undercover investigation had no connection to the Uranium One sale to Russia’s Rosatom. As an example, Reuters reported…

via Undercover informant confronted FBI handlers about Uranium One deal, was told ‘politics’ was involved — Hot Air

Mon-El may have only been M.I.A. from Supergirl for six episodes, but he’s been busy — and not just growing a beard. As revealed in Monday’s episode, the Prince of Daxam isn’t the same guy who disappeared into that season-finale wormhole. For starters, he’s not nearly as talkative — not even the desperate plea of…

via Supergirl Recap: Kara and Mon-El’s Reunion Takes a Troubling Turn — TVLine

Kanye West’s ongoing beef with his former friends Beyoncé and Jay-Z is reaching a new low. A source EXCLUSIVE told HollywoodLife.com why he’s infuriated and how he’s sick of the disses.

via Kanye West ‘Infuriated’ Beyoncé & Jay-Z Refuse To Treat Kim Kardashian With Respect — Hollywood Life

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, Trump said, “We’re going to give the American people a huge tax cut for Christmas —…

via Donald Trump Is Promising Americans a ‘Huge Tax Cut’ for Christmas — TIME

By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. The designation, announced on Monday, allows the United States to impose more sanctions […]

via South Korea, Japan say listing North Korea as terror sponsor will pressure Pyongyang to denuclearize — The Crusader Journal

A Border Patrol agent is dead and another hospitalized following something along the Texas border. Agent Rogelio Martinez was killed Sunday near Van Horn, a town of about two thousand, a few hundred miles east of El Paso. What is known … really isn’t much, and the lack of information is disturbing. The FBI and…

via Conflicting stories, lack of information over TX Border Patrol agent’s murder — Hot Air

Taylor Swift thought Selena Gomez’s performance at the AMAs was downright ‘courageous.’ HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY learned how inspired Taylor is by Selena’s return to performing live.

via Taylor Swift ‘Blown Away’ By Selena Gomez’s Performance At AMAs After Kidney Surgery — Hollywood Life

DMM, one of Japan’s largest Internet and e-commerce conglomerates, announced today that it will pay 7 billion yen (about $62.2 million) for pawn shop app Cash. Launched this summer, Cash’s software automatically appraises an item’s value based on user photos and offers a cash advance using it as collateral. Read More

via Japanese pawn shop app Cash acquired for $62.2M by DMM — TechCrunch

Two explosions caused a fire at a New York cosmetic factory on Monday, injuring more than thirty people, including seven firefighters, Fox News reported. A law enforcement officer was on his way to work when he heard an explosion at the Verla International cosmetics factory in New Windsor, New York. George Green, the town supervisor […]

via Explosion at New York cosmetic factory injures 30, — The Crusader Journal

Apple has just launched the first OLED iPhone model in history, the iPhone X, and the company is already planning the next big display upgrade for its smartphone. The firm has reportedly completed an important stage of the development process for microLED display technology that would be used on the Apple Watch and the iPhone,…

via Forget the iPhone X, Apple Already Working on microLED iPhone — Softpedia News / Global

(SAN FRANCISCO) — A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the administration’s argument that the executive order applies only to a relatively small pot of money and said Trump cannot set…

via A San Francisco Judge Has Permanently Blocked Trump’s Order Cutting Funding to Sanctuary Cities — TIME

Netflix is pulling out all the stops for December. Although the streaming giant is getting rid of one of our favorite Disney movies, they’re also adding a ton of fresh titles that we can’t wait to watch. On top of Netflix originals like season two of The Crown and the premiere of the ridiculously creepy…

via Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Hitch, and 50 Other New Titles Coming to Netflix in December — POPSUGAR Celebrity

Microsoft Launcher for Android is growing at an incredible pace, becoming one of the most popular apps of its kind in the Google Play Store, despite this being quite a crowded software category. Microsoft UX designer Joshua Bradley revealed on Twitter that Microsoft Launcher adoption has been amazing since the official launch of the app…

via Microsoft Slowly Conquering Android, Launcher Now Has 1 Million Users — Softpedia News / Global

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has confirmed that the object provisionally designated A/2017 U1 is, in fact, an asteroid that came from outside the Solar System. The first-ever detected interstellar traveler, now named “`Oumuamua,” turns out to be different from any object seen before and has been roaming between the stars for hundreds of millions…

via First interstellar asteroid reveals its strange secrets — New Atlas

Last week, a curious update to Google’s GitHub repository showed that the company had forked Swift, a programming language created by Apple for building iOS/macOS/tvOS/watchOS apps. We previously heard that the idea was for the company to contribute to the open-source language’s base, as well for Google to use it to create internal tools for…

via Apple’s Swift language finds its way into Google’s secret Fuchsia OS — The Next Web

When GE introduced its latest C-series smart light bulbs, the focus was on affordability — as they talked directly to your phone through Bluetooth, you didn’t need a bridge device. That kept them out of touch of voice assistants, however, which mean…

via GE hub connects its smart lights to Alexa and Google — Engadget RSS Feed

Microsoft has officially rolled out the very first firmware update for the Surface Book 2, which went on sale across the world earlier this month. The Surface Book 2 is the second generation of Microsoft’s so-called “ultimate laptop,” coming not only with substantial hardware upgrades, but also with a new 15-inch version that makes it…

via Microsoft Releases the First Surface Book 2 Firmware Update — Softpedia News / Global

Malaysian star actress Michelle Yeoh is to be the subject of the In Focus section at next month’s International Film Festival & Awards Macao. The festival (Dec. 8-14) also completed its line-up. Yeoh, whose credits stretch from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” to “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2,” will appear in…

via Michelle Yeoh to be Feted at Macau Festival — Variety

Apple replaced Touch ID fingerprint recognition on the anniversary iPhone X with a facial recognition system called Face ID, and even though the company claims a 1:1,000,000 chance for someone else to unlock the device, tests have proven the technology is far from flawless. Face ID security concerns have made banks delay a decision on…

via Banks Say “No” to iPhone X Face ID Facial Recognition Due to Security Concerns — Softpedia News / Global

Kimye’s newest addition to their family is growing fast! We’ve got pics of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s very pregnant surrogate and her huge baby bump.

via Kim Kardashian’s Pregnant Surrogate Makes Another Rare Appearance & Her Bump Is Huge — Hollywood Life

Even though 2017 brought us the anniversary iPhone X with some pretty huge upgrades, including the OLED screen and the facial recognition system, it turns out this was just the beginning of a bigger series of hardware upgrades prepared for the next generations. Next year, for example, Apple is expected to expand the OLED display…

via Apple Could Launch a Dual-SIM iPhone Next Year — Softpedia News / Global

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Electrek Between the unveiling of the Tesla Semi and the new Roadster, it’s almost easy to forget that Tesla also showed the first image of an electric pickup truck, which is based on the semi truck architecture. The vehicle is so ridiculous that it almost […]

via Tesla unveils first image of its electric pickup truck and it almost sounds like a joke — ESIST

Bitcoin cruised past $8,000 for the first time this week, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing for all after Tether — a company that helps exchanges convert fiat currency to token — said today that a hacker snatched nearly $31 million. Tether operates USDT, a cryptocurrency asset that it backs via the U.S. dollar. The company said that $30,950,010-worth…

via Tether, a startup that works with bitcoin exchanges, claims a hacker stole $31M — TechCrunch

Microsoft will discontinue the Reader app early next year, trying to convince users to switch to Microsoft Edge instead. In a notification displayed to users when launching the latest version of the Reader app, Microsoft explains that support would be pulled in February 2018, and customers won’t be able to use it beyond this date.…

via Microsoft Kills Off Its PDF Reader, Wants Users to Switch to Edge Browser — Softpedia News / Global

If you ever watched an Apple press event, you certainly know that the first 10 minutes or so are used by the company to brag about its eco-friendly business, with various executives or CEO Tim Cook himself emphasizing how much they love the environment and do anything to reduce pollution. As part of this push…

via Your Future iPhone Could Be Made from Old iPhone Garbage — Softpedia News / Global

While Honda’s ASIMO has taken much of the attention for automaker-built robots, Toyota has been working on humanoid helpers of its own for years, and now it’s unveiling a third-generation model. The THR-3 expands on previous models built to test spec…

via Toyota’s T-HR3 robot mimics your hand, arm and foot movements — Engadget RSS Feed

Christina Aguilera looked completely wow-worthy at the 2017 AMAs performing in a blazer sans bra. The star hit up the stage with major confidence & style, and we love her hot ensemble!

via Christina Aguilera Goes Braless In Chic Black Blazer During AMAs Tribute To Whitney Houston — Hollywood Life

Few military requirements are as enduring as the need for timely, accurate information. To meet this demand, the Department of Defense invests heavily in the development of powerful electronic and mechanical sensors, and in the manpower to maintain and operate those sensors. DARPA has been involved on the research side of the equation since the…

via 2017/11/17 Nature’s Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats — DARPA News RSS

The Lockheed Martin Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats. In tests conducted at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, ATHENA destroyed five Outlaw unmanned aerial systems in August 2017. For…

via ATHENA Laser Weapon System Defeats Unmanned Aerial Systems — LockheedMartinVideos

Tesla’s had a big week so far with the launch of its ultra fast supercar and its new electric semi truck. But what’s the biggest announcement for us here at Circuit Breaker? I’m glad you asked. The company, along with all its other news, also launched a portable Tesla-themed battery that can charge iPhones, iPads, or any other device that […]

via Tesla’s portable phone-charging battery will complement your Tesla-branded life — Tech Tales