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Samsung mulls 'exploding' Note 7 relaunch  👤2386

2017-03-28 20:59:29

Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire.

Group Chats Will be Way Easier on Facebook Now  👤3230

2017-03-27 14:45:10

Facebook is adding two new features to Messenger that could make group chats more manageable, the company announced on Thursday. The chat app will now support the ability to leave reactions on specific messages and tag individual members of a conversation.

German Scientists Just Tested the 'World's Largest Artificial Sun'  👤2801

2017-03-26 17:03:11

(BERLIN) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun" and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel.

Can a mountain wind really make you ill?  👤3826

2017-03-25 17:18:07

It's common to hear people say that weather affects their health. Many, for example, claim that joint pain, the increased twinge of an arthritic knee perhaps, is a sure sign that cold wet weather is on the way. But how much do weather phenomena, or changes in the weather, really affect our health? That's a question BBC World Service programme Crowd Science is investigating this week.

Twitter considers paid membership option  👤2620

2017-03-24 19:37:37

Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option for businesses and power users.

Arctic Sea Ice Has Disappointing Winter  👤2130

2017-03-23 12:13:27

The high point for Arctic sea ice levels hit a record low this winter, sea ice monitors said Wednesday.

Say hi to Samsung Bixby, the new voice assistant in the Galaxy S8  👤1817

2017-03-22 20:07:34

Samsung has a new voice. And it has world-changing ambitions.

Hacked sites increased 32% in 2016  👤1996

2017-03-21 20:30:38

Google published its State of Website Security in 2016 today, reporting that there was a 32 percent increase in the number of hacked sites in 2016 compared to 2015. Google added that it doesn't expect the trend to slow down any time soon.

British Scientists Get Approval to Create Babies Using DNA from 3 People  👤1961

2017-03-20 12:20:35

(LONDON) — Britain's Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children — the first time such approval has been granted.

See Buzz Aldrin's Plan to Colonize Mars in Virtual Reality  👤1941

2017-03-19 13:49:34

Buzz Aldrin wants to be remembered for more than just "kicking up moon dust." He wants his legacy to include laying the groundwork for permanent human settlement on Mars, and he has a plan.

This Is One of the Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras You Can Buy  👤2430

2017-03-18 15:19:55

 

As a person with a little bit of knowledge about cameras and a lot of experience spending far too much money on them, I often get asked: "Hey Alex, what's the best point-and-shoot camera I can buy?"

H-2A rocket launches with Japanese radar reconnaissance craft  👤1655

2017-03-17 16:46:57

A Japanese spy satellite launched aboard an H-2A rocket Friday, heading for a 300-mile-high (500-kilometer) orbit to track North Korean and Chinese military movements as tensions run high in the region.

Why It's So Hard to Save Coral Reefs  👤1877

2017-03-16 20:13:40

The fight to save coral reefs just got more complicated. New research found that even if humans succeed in protecting reefs from pollution and overfishing, global warming will still pose a deadly threat.

ADL Tackles Online Hate Speech With Silicon Valley Command Center  👤1301

2017-03-15 17:35:20

A leading civil rights group in the U.S. plans to build a command center in Silicon Valley where activists, educators and experts will work to combat online hate speech and harassment.

The jacket with Google woven in  👤1892

2017-03-14 15:24:45

A partnership between Levi's and Google has yielded the Jacquard, a denim jacket with technology woven into the fabric.

Google's Doodle Comes Alive in Honor of Holi, the Festival of Colors  👤2090

2017-03-13 19:12:05

On Monday, Google's homepage Doodle in much of the world loads first not in the usual combination of colors, but a faint shade of gray.

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