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'This guy thinks he is a bald eagle': young hawk defies odds in Sidney, B.C.

Red-tailed hawk

A young red-tailed hawk that has been raised by a pair of bald eagles in a Sidney, B.C., nest continues to defy the odds.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:46 pm

Can we create life from scratch? Scientists start with yeast

Genetic Frontiers Creating DNA

The research may reveal basic, hidden rules that govern the structure and functioning of genomes. But it could also open the door to life with new and useful characteristics.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 3:22 pm

50 employees at Wisconsin company agree to get optional microchip implants

Microchipped Employees

A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine.

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 2:35 pm

President Trump says Apple plans to build '3 big plants, beautiful plants' in US - Fox 59


Fox 59

President Trump says Apple plans to build '3 big plants, beautiful plants' in US
Fox 59
A banner decorated a doorway at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California ahead of the new iPhone announcement on September 10, 2013. ×. President Trump says Apple plans to build '3 big plants, beautiful plants' in US. A banner decorated a ...
Trump says Apple promised to build 'three big plants' in the United StatesBusiness Insider

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Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:56 am

Google goes home to Cali to overturn Canada's worldwide search result ban - The Register


The Register

Google goes home to Cali to overturn Canada's worldwide search result ban
The Register
What should govern the behavior of huge multinationals like Google: the law Google makes for itself, or the laws that people make? The former view has been dubbed cyber-libertarianism. In 2015, Canadian judges delivered that particular school of ...
Google tells judge: Don't let Canada force us to alter US search resultsArs Technica
Google Wants Federal Judge To Block Canadian Censorship OrderMediaPost Communications
Google Has a Big Canadian Problem — and It's Getting DesperateHollywood Reporter
ETTelecom.com -Courthouse News Service -ZDNet -The Recorder
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:32 am

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds system requirements: what you need for 60 fps - PC Gamer


PC Gamer

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds system requirements: what you need for 60 fps
PC Gamer
Can your PC run PUBG? That question is easy to answer, and the good news is PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has surprisingly humble PC system requirements, at least for minimum performance. But what are the PUBG system requirements for playing at ...
PUBG sells 6 million copies -- and seems to be acceleratingCNET
Battlegrounds' New Skins Look Stylish, But They'll Cost YouKotaku
'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Gets Local Competition During Germany's GamescomRollingStone.com
VentureBeat -SlashGear -GameSpot -VG247
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:56 am

Here's When Moltres And Zapdos Are Coming To 'Pokémon GO' (And When Articuno Leaves) - Forbes


Forbes

Here's When Moltres And Zapdos Are Coming To 'Pokémon GO' (And When Articuno Leaves)
Forbes
Last weekend we finally got to catch Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon GO. No, it didn't happen it quite the way the developer had planned, coming as they did on the heels of the technical disaster that was Pokémon GO Fest, where trainers from around the ...
Niantic breaks its silence after the Pokémon Go fiasco and blames 'some network providers'Business Insider
Niantic CEO blames cellular data congestion for Pokémon Go Fest issuesThe Verge
How did Pokemon Go Fest go wrong? Developer takes some blame, unlike cell carriersChicago Tribune
IGN -Polygon -CNET -Nintendo Insider
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:36 pm

Motorola's July 25th Event: Say hello to the Moto Z2 Force! New Moto Mod as well! - Phone Arena


Phone Arena

Motorola's July 25th Event: Say hello to the Moto Z2 Force! New Moto Mod as well!
Phone Arena
Today is the (ongoing) launch event for the Moto Z2 Force. The Z2 was accompanied by the unveiling of two more Moto Mods, as well: the 360 Camera Mod which launched today, and the Moto Gamepad, which is said to launch later this summer. Motorola's ...
Motorola Reintroduces itself with Spruced Up 'Moto Z Force,' 360-Degree 'Mod'Barron's
Moto Z2 Force Availability: Pre-Orders, Promos, and MoreDroid Life (press release) (blog)
T-Mobile offers BOGO promotion on newly announced Moto Z2 ForceNeowin
PocketNow (press release) (blog) -PCMag -The Official Motorola Blog - Motorola -VentureBeat
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:23 pm

'MS Paint is here to stay': Microsoft says app will be available for free

ms paint

Fans of MS Paint will be tickled pink to find out that Microsoft is not getting rid of the beloved program just yet.

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Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:11 pm

Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders

Experts blame a spike in ransomware on user-friendly versions that are free to download.
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:02 pm

How facial recognition could replace train tickets

A system designed to replace the need for tickets on trains is being tested in the UK.
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:02 pm

AP Explains: Should you be worried about the rise of AI? - seattlepi.com


seattlepi.com

AP Explains: Should you be worried about the rise of AI?
seattlepi.com
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the possible threat artificial intelligence might one day pose to the human race, although you could be forgiven if you don't see why this seems like a ...
How to get paid for studying photos of Mark ZuckerbergVentureBeat
Mark Zuckerberg - Live grilling in my backyard. - FacebookFacebook
Elon Musk on Twitter: "@dcunni @SVbizjournal I've talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the subject is ...Twitter
Facebook -Silicon Valley Business Journal
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:36 pm

Concerns raised over secretive spyware company's rumoured sale

AFP_FO4CK

NSO Group sells spy software that has been used to target activists and journalists — but will the company's potential buyer care?

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Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:04 pm

Head of Google Canada operations departs, company searching for a replacement - 9to5Google


9to5Google

Head of Google Canada operations departs, company searching for a replacement
9to5Google
On the heels of yesterday's earnings release, Alphabet today announced that its head of Google Canada operations is departing the company. As reported by Reuters, Sam Sebastian is leaving the company in favor of a new gig at The Weather Network…
Google's Canada head exits, company seeking permanent replacementMetro US
Sam Sebastian exits Google Canada, named president and CEO of PelmorexThe Globe and Mail
Pelmorex tweaks name, unveils new CEO as part of international expansion plansCartt.ca (subscription)
TheStreet.com
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:56 pm

Roomba Is Mapping Your House to Make IoT Gadgets Smarter - PCMag


PCMag

Roomba Is Mapping Your House to Make IoT Gadgets Smarter
PCMag
Have a Roomba? Maps of the inside of your home could soon wind up with tech companies like Apple, Amazon, or Google parent Alphabet. In a recent interview with Reuters, iRobot co-founder and CEO Colin Angle said his company may sell maps of users' ...
Your Roomba Is Also Gathering Data about the Layout of Your HomeMIT Technology Review
Dust isn't the only thing your Roomba is sucking up. It's also gathering maps of your house.Washington Post
iRobot's CEO defends Roomba home mapping as privacy concerns ariseTechCrunch
ConsumerReports.org -BuzzFeed News -Forbes -ExtremeTech
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:06 pm

NAFTA talks: U.S. proposal for cross-border data storage at odds with B.C., N.S. law

Trump US Lebanon

One of the American objectives for the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement appears on a collision course with privacy laws in British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Should it matter where governments keep their data?

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Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:16 pm

Kids' artistic flair is about to get an upgrade from Microsoft Paint - The Globe and Mail


The Globe and Mail

Kids' artistic flair is about to get an upgrade from Microsoft Paint
The Globe and Mail
Every computer I have ever had has come preloaded with a program called Paint. It has been a part of Windows. It allows you to draw (usually shaky) lines of various thicknesses and colours with your mouse, so you can do stick figures and messages and ...
As It HappensCBC.ca
Microsoft Paint Lives On, Moving to Windows StoreeWeek
An Internet revolt just saved Microsoft PaintWashington Post
Financial Post -BBC News -Windows Central -CNNMoney
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:37 pm

Climate lawsuits against energy giants will have 'difficult' time, prof says

Deep Panuke offshore natural gas project

A new series of lawsuits may have a tough time proving major energy companies helped cause and cover up climate change — but they have a better chance now than ever, a University of Calgary environmental law professor says.

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Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:28 pm

Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era
CBC.ca
Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash, a once-ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online, will be retired at the end of 2020, the software company announced Tuesday. Adobe, along with partners Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Alphabet ...
Flash loses final appeal: Adobe sentences its web tech to deathCNET
Adobe Finally Kills Flash DeadWIRED
Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash — in 2020TechCrunch
Fortune -iClarified -Mac Rumors -BBC News
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:35 pm

Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era

Adobe

Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash, a once-ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online, will be retired at the end of 2020, the software company announced Tuesday.

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Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:30 pm

Scientists find new evidence of water in the moon

moon-water

New satellite data has found numerous volcanic deposits across the moon that add to the growing weight of evidence that there's a surprising amount of water beneath its barren-looking surface.

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Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:50 pm

World's first floating offshore wind farm in Scotland.

Each wind turbine is taller than Big Ben and the farm can power 20,000 homes.
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Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:28 am

How easy is it to hack a cash machine?

After cash machines were hacked in Thailand and Taiwan Click asks if it could happen again.
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Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:05 pm

UK's first boot camp hopes to reform teenage hackers

The National Crime Agency has started the UK's first 'rehab' course for hackers.
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Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:02 pm

Stinging 'floating terror' spotted in Nova Scotia waters

Portuguese man o' war

The colourful Portuguese man-of-war is more commonly seen in warmer waters. Their painful stings can be fatal to some.

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 9:39 pm

3D-printed 'Third Thumb' a handy extra digit with Bluetooth connection

Third Thumb

A product design student in the U.K. has come up with a 3D-printed thumb, worn next to the pinkie finger and controlled by sensors in the shoe, to extend the user's natural abilities.

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Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

Dov Moran: The man behind the memory stick

Israeli inventor Dov Moran talks about the success of the memory stick and the sale of his company M-Systems in 2006.
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Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:49 am

Are we looking at an electric future?

The UK could see savings of £40bn thanks to a revolution in electricity
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Posted: July 24, 2017, 7:40 am

The world's superyacht hub

How Italian seaside city Viareggio became a hub for the superyacht manufacturing industry.
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Posted: July 23, 2017, 11:11 pm

The secret life of Alexandre Cazes, alleged dark web mastermind

Alexandre Cazes

How a 25-year-old from Trois-Rivieres, Que., became the mastermind behind the largest dark web marketplace in the world.

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Posted: July 23, 2017, 10:01 am

#BoycottSearsCanada: Retailer faces 'PR nightmare' over treatment of laid-off workers

Charlottetown Sears

Sears Canada is trying to reinvent itself and entice customers. But every time it posts ads on Facebook, the retailer is bombarded with comments expressing anger the company is laying off workers without severance.

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Posted: July 23, 2017, 9:00 am

Couple catches slow, snaky death of rare Canadian salamander found only in Manitoba

Plains garter snake eats eastern tiger salamander in Manitoba

It was a sunny July day on the Prairies when Laura Reeves witnessed the slow death of a secretive amphibian in southeastern Manitoba that isn't found anywhere else in Canada.

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Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:00 am

Common genetic trait links human and doggy friendliness

Bridgett vonHoldt

Scientists studying the genetic basis for dog friendliness have found it comes from a portion of their genome that is similar to the area in the human genome that relates to sociability.

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Posted: July 22, 2017, 9:00 am

Hyperloop technology will revolutionize transportation, but it has to get off the ground first

TransPod Downtown Toronto

A hyperloop is a vacuum-sealed tube that would theoretically allow pods of humans to travel at speeds close to the speed of sound. It might sound like science fiction, but it's closer to reality than you might think.

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Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:19 pm

Young children groomed on live streaming app Periscope

Some were live streaming from their classrooms, a BBC investigation finds.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 4:00 pm

Elephant seals have rhythm and they know how to use it

elephant-seal-rhythm

New research published in the journal Current Biology finds that elephant seals identify breeding rivals by the rhythm of their vocal calls, much the way humans can discern accents and vocal tone.

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Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:50 pm

Police ran 2nd dark web marketplace as sting to spot drug deals

Sessions Cybercrime

In an innovative blow against illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "dark net" marketplace, AlphaBay — then quietly seized a second bazaar, the Hansa Market, to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers.

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Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:26 pm

3D-printed drone's space station pictures and other news

BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 9:41 am

Cash to protect forests: Pilot program in Uganda finds it works

Uganda Zika Forest

Deforestation dropped by more than half in Ugandan villages where land owners were paid about $28 per hectare each year if they preserved their trees, according to the study from U.S. researchers published in the journal Science.

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Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:25 pm

Elon Musk speaks about Hyperloop, Mars mission

FALCON 9 IN THE HANGAR AFTER FLIGHT

Elon Musk announced Thursday afternoon that he'd received verbal approval for a Hyperloop from New York City to Washington, D.C. A day earlier, Musk revealed that he hasn't given up on his Mars dreams but that his Falcon Heavy and Crew Dragon plans have met some unforeseen obstacles.

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Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:53 pm

Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure?

TSB customers will be able to try out iris scanning technology to access their bank account.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:39 am

WhatsApp video messages 'blocked' in China

Chinese authorities also appear to have stopped users sending photos and voice messages.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:25 pm

Meet Rob Spence, the film-maker with the camera eye

Film-maker Rob Spence used his bionic eye to record a mini documentary about cyborgs.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:13 pm

Robot rower built for Cambridge University project

Research students from Peterhouse College in Cambridge build a 'row-bot' to mimic the actions of a college rower.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:52 am

Hands-on with the sci-fi shooter Destiny 2 Beta

A pre-release online beta where fans can experience how the new game plays has been released.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 11:14 pm

Ori's robotic furniture zooms across apartment

A robotics start-up creates voice-controlled furniture that moves to maximise space in small flats.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:23 am

Bermuda shipwreck digitally recreated by divers

The seas around Bermuda have more shipwrecks per mile than any other place on Earth.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 7:31 am

Afghan female robotics team land in US

An Afghan all-girl robotics team who were initially denied visas arrive in the US for a competition.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:43 am

Telescopes to reach nine billion light years away

New radio telescopes far more powerful than any used before aim to shed light on extra terrestrial activity.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:10 am

'Cyber-insurance cost to double'

Inga Beale says the threat of cyber-attacks is 'really alive for businesses'
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Posted: July 17, 2017, 10:34 am