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Roku Jumps Most in 14 Months, Buoyed by 40% Gain in Active Users

Viewers are doubling down on streaming as their preferred method for consuming television entertainment and Roku touted the preliminary numbers ahead of a busy week at the 2019 CES Conference in Las Vegas. Roku also announced a deal Monday with Westinghouse Electronics to offer its platform right out of the box and add new TV models offering its service within the first half of the year, a move aimed at extending Roku’s reign as one of television streaming’s leaders.
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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon makes its way to the launchpad ahead of first major test flight

SpaceX and Boeing are both behind schedule in their independent efforts to create crewed launch systems that will allow NASA to send astronauts to space from U.S. soil. All eyes will be on both companies in 2019 as they inch their way towards their goals, and SpaceX just teased that they're almost ready to hit a big milestone. In a series of recent Twitter updates from the accounts of SpaceX and top dog Elon Musk, the Crew Dragon appears ready for one of its biggest tests yet: an actual lau...
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LG Will Finally Sell That Cool Rollable TV Concept

Two years ago LG Displays showed off a super cool OLED TV that rolled up into its base when not in use, essentially giving you the best of both the TV and projector worlds. Now LG is actually selling a TV based on the technology. The LG Signature OLED TV R will ship later this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lg, Televisions, Consumer Tech, LG Displays, LG OLED, CES 2019, Lg Oled R, LG Signature OLED TV R


The RetroChamp Turns the Original NES Into a Nintendo Switch-Inspired All-In-One Handheld

Thirty years after the original Game Boy was first released, handheld gaming is as popular as it’s ever been. Smartphones provide endless entertainment, and Nintendo’s current flagship console is even a portable device. But what if 1983-era technology had allowed the original NES to go portable? My Arcade’s new Retro…Read more...
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U.S. high court's Ginsburg misses arguments after cancer surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday missed oral arguments for the first time since joining the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 as the 85-year-old liberal jurist continues to recuperate from lung cancer surgery last month. Chief Justice John Roberts addressed Ginsburg's absence before the first of the day's two arguments in cases before the court, saying she was "unable to be present today." Ginsburg instead will work from home and use the case briefs and argument transcripts to participate in the ...
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This Clever Digital Compass Tells You Exactly Where Your Friends Are in a Crowd

If you’ve ever been out with a big group of friends and tried to rely on text messages to get everyone back together, you already know what an act of futility that can be. “Head to the bar!” “Which bar?” “New phone, who’s this?” The LynQ tracker promises to make rounding up your posse a lot easier. It works similar to…Read more...
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io9's Guide to All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2019

Last year was one of the biggest years ever at the box office, and 2019 looks like it could easily beat that record. Why? Well, you’ll see...Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Terminator, Hellboy, Shazam, Joker, The Lion King, Captain Marvel, Star Wars Episode Ix, Toy Story 4, Chaos Walking, High Life, It Chapter 2, Jojo Rabbit, Brightburn, Men in Black International


China Cleaned Up Beijing Air First and Now Targets Big Truck Pollution

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment is targeting having 90+ percent diesel trucks capable of meeting emission standards by 2020. China has more than half of the world’s big trucks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, China, Environment, World, Cities, Air Pollution, Innovation, Beijing Air First, Ministry of Ecology


Store 8TB of Files For Just $150

Today, you can get an 8TB drive for $150 from Amazon. This is a desktop drive, so it needs to be plugged into the wall to operate, but still, that’s a whole lot of photos, videos, or console games. Read more...
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Uber Driver Charged With Killing Six People While on Duty Pleads Guilty

The man who was charged with shooting eight people, killing six, while on duty as an Uber driver in 2016 pleaded guilty to murder in a Michigan court this morning. The 47-year-old shooter, Jason Brian Dalton, reportedly told police he saw a “devil figure” in the Uber app that forced him to commit the killings. He…Read more...
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PG&E shares and bonds plunge on bankruptcy worries

PG&E did not respond to a request for comment. It was the most actively traded corporate debt issue on the day, according to MarketAxess, while a PG&E December 2027 bond was the fourth most active. Credit ratings for PG&E and its Pacific Gas & Electric unit were downgraded by the three main ratings agencies in mid-November.
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Bristol Myers-Squibb and Others Can't Dodge $1 Billion Lawsuit Over 1940s Syphilis Study, Judge Rules

For the time being, pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers-Squibb and others will not be allowed to avoid a billion-dollar civil lawsuit over their alleged roles in a U.S. government-led study in the 1940s that deliberately and secretly infected Guatemalan people with syphilis. Last week, Reuters reported, a federal…Read more...
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Bristol Meyers-Squibb and Others Can't Dodge $1 Billion Lawsuit Over 1940s Syphilis Study, Judge Rules

For the time being, pharmaceutical company Bristol Meyers-Squibb and others will not be allowed to avoid a billion-dollar civil lawsuit over their alleged roles in a U.S. government-led study in the 1940s that deliberately and secretly infected Guatemalan people with syphilis. Last week, Reuters reported, a federal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Ethics, Lawsuits, Dodge, Reuters, Syphilis, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Tuskegee Experiments


Chinese scientist criticized for risking 'gene-edited' babies' lives

Robin Lovell-Badge, organizer of the November 2018 event where China's He Jiankui made his controversial presentation, described him as a rich man with a "huge ego" who "wanted to do something he thinks will change the world". In videos posted online and at the conference, He said he believed his gene editing would help protect the girls from infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Lovell-Badge, a professor and gene expert at Britain's Francis Crick Institute who led the organizing com...
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Apple's Snuck Its Way Into LG's 2019 Televisions

Today LG announced its high-end 2019 television sets. Not anything crucial like model names or prices—just that the sets were coming and they’d be nicer than what we already have. Also, we learned that they’d support Apple AirPlay and HomeKit. Yup, Samsung and Vizio aren’t the only TV makers playing nice with Apple…Read more...
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Seattle City Council Members Visit New York to Warn About Amazon HQ2

Members of the Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold and Teresa Mosqueda, are urging elected officials in New York to pass legislation now that will address potential housing and transportation issues that will inevitably follow in the wake of Amazon’s decision to build a major new campus in Queens. Both are speaking Monday at an event hosted by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which has been backing efforts to organize workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island. "I...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Miss Scheduled Arguments for the First Time as She Recovers From Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Miss Scheduled Arguments for the First Time as She Recovers From Surgery
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Supersonic Airliners Are About To Take Off. Again.

Politicians and the private sector are lining up for an unlikely comeback of airplanes that can carry passengers at more than twice the speed of sound.
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Tholins: The red goo critical to life in the universe

Tholins are a broad group of organic compounds formed when simpler molecules are irradiated.They are extremely common in our solar system, and studies have shown that their properties are incredibly useful to emerging life.By tracking and understanding tholins, we might be able to find extraterrestrial life and even explain how life began on Earth. None It was no easy feat for life to get started on Earth. There was a long way to go from jumbles of dead molecules to the complicated machinery of ...
Tags: Science, Dna, Earth, Innovation, Universe, Evolution, Planets, Pluto, Carl Sagan, Astrobiology, Johns Hopkins University, Sagan, Sarah Hörst, Bishun Khare, Titan Europa Rhea Triton Pluto Ceres Makemake


7 Common Myths About the Flu Shot

To help protect the health of all of your family members, there really is no excuse to skip the flu shot.
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LEGO Bastion's Price Just Got Nerfed, Thanks Jeff

Thanks to his recent buff, Bastion is a lot more viable as a counter to the obnoxious GOATS comp. Paired with Symmetra, Mercy and Orisa, he’s a serious contender for this patch’s most improved character. Oh, and his Lego counterpart is currently the cheapest we’ve ever seen.Read more...
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This $20 Wall Charger Is Also a Portable Battery. Or Is It the Other Way Around? 

The Anker PowerCore Fusion is one of our biggest sellers ever, because it combines a USB wall charger and a portable battery pack into a single product. Now, RAVPower has their own alternative with a slightly larger 6700mAh battery inside, and you can grab it for just $20 with promo code SDHP3MSD.Read more...
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Firms could use Facebook pictures to discriminate against employees with genetic diseases, scientists warn

Companies could use Facebook pictures to discriminate against employees with genetic diseases using AI, scientists fear, after showing that algorithms can spot rare conditions. Developers at US biotech company FDNA have developed a programme which outperforms humans at diagnosing genetic syndromes by looking at slight variations in face shape. The face analysis programme, known as DeepGestalt, could in future assist the diagnosis of rare disorders such as Fragile X which brings a long narrow fac...
Tags: Facebook, Science, US, Nature Medicine, Fdna, Karen Gripp, Yaron Gurovich


Mexican president says fuel theft plan working despite shortages

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday that the country's offensive against fuel theft was yielding good results and would continue, though it has provoked fuel shortages and long lines of angry motorists. As part of the campaign to combat chronic theft of gasoline, state oil firm Pemex is changing its distribution, triggering shortages in at least six states. Lopez Obrador said at a news conference that the government had not established a date for when operations would ...
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What to Watch at This Year's CES Tech Conference in Las Vegas

(Bloomberg) -- Las Vegas will be at the center of the consumer technology industry this week as executives, investors and analysts convene for the annual CES conference.
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Woman Dies From Rabies After Being Misdiagnosed With Panic Attacks and Carpal Tunnel

She was bitten by a rabid puppy on a yoga retreat.
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China's Rover Sends Back Pictures From the Far Side of the Moon

Chang'e 4 and Yuta 2 are ready to explore.
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Female penguins 'get stranded more because they travel further'

Longer journeys may exhaust females, say scientists tracking birds off South American coastEvery year, thousands of Magellanic penguins get stranded along the coast of South America – but puzzlingly, about 75% of those that get stuck are female. Now scientists say they have worked out what is behind the gender imbalance: the females migrate further north than males.Magellanic penguins finish breeding in Patagonia in February, and during the subsequent winter months head north, reaching as far as...
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Gene editing could create spicy tomatoes, say researchers

Scientists also looking at altering colour of kiwis and taste of strawberriesSpicy tomatoes could soon be on the menu thanks to the rise of genome-editing technology, say researchers.It is not the first time experts have claimed the techniques could help to precisely and rapidly develop fruits and vegetables with unusual traits: scientists have already been looking at changing the colour of kiwi fruits and tweaking the taste of strawberries. Continue reading...
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An Electric-Swapped Honda S2000 Is Delicious Blasphemy

The Honda S2000 routinely hits “modern classic” lists thanks to its high-revving screamer of an engine. Swapping the engine for anything else earns you a strong side-eye from Honda fans, yet that’s what makes this electric-swapped 2006 S2000 so wonderfully enticing—not to mention ridiculously fast.
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