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Researchers use radio-telemetry to track the habitats of bottlenose dolphins  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Using telemetry units in hospitals to monitor patient health is standard practice. Now, a similar approach is proving to be invaluable for dolphins, too. more
Uber is reportedly close to making a tactical exit from India’s food delivery industry  TechCrunch · 5 hours
Uber has said adamantly that it won’t exit India (or any more markets) following a hattrick of retreats from China,... more
Firearm homicide rate higher in US counties with greater income inequality  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Counties in the United States with greater gaps between rich and poor have a higher rate of homicide deaths involving firearms, according to a new study.... more
Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks  BBC · 9 hours
Internet Watch Foundation says regulation of social networks could have "unintended consequences". more
Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
'Googling jurors': Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of El Chapo have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media... more
NASA Set to Demonstrate X-ray Communications in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 11 hours
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this... more
In small groups, people follow high-performing leaders  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
While the "wisdom of the crowd" shapes the behavior of large groups of people, less is known about small-group dynamics and how individuals interact to make decisions, particularly when it comes to the emergence... more
Facebook accused of tricking kids in complaint to FTC - CNET  CNET · 16 hours
Child advocates are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Facebook faces complaint to FTC for allegedly tricking kids - CNET  CNET · 17 hours
Child advocates are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Radio-tracking dolphins reveals intimate details about their behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
The most extensive radio-tracking effort of bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon using radio-telemetry reveals new and surprising information about how they use their habitats, how they spend their time, and... more
Loop acquires Screenplay to build its streaming library  TechCrunch · 18 hours
A new streaming startup called Loop Media is announcing its first acquisition — it’s bought a 30-year-old company called Screenplay. While you may not have heard of Screenplay, the company has licensed... more
Facebook hit with FTC complaint for allegedly tricking kids - CNET  CNET · 18 hours
Child advocates want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Radio-tracking dolphins reveals intimate details about their behavior  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Using telemetry units in hospitals to monitor patient health is standard practice. Now, a similar approach is proving to be invaluable for dolphins, too. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic... more
How news coverage of terrorism may shape support for anti-Muslim policies  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Terrorist attacks committed by the so-called Islamic State are rising in Western countries. A new Political Psychology study indicates that how the news media portray these... more
Language has become a tool for social exclusion  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Within a week of the Salzburg Global Seminar's Statement for a Multilingual World launching in February 2018, the document – which calls for policies and practices that support multilingualism – had received... more
Apple Says European Developers Have Earned Over $25 Billion From App Store  MacRumors · 21 hours
Apple Music vice president Oliver Schusser spoke with German blog Macerkopf this week, revealing that European developers have now earned over $25 billion from... more
WinRAR patches 19-year-old security vulnerability that put millions at risk  THE VERGE · 21 hours
WinRAR has patched a 19-year-old security vulnerability that allowed attackers to extract malicious software to anywhere... more
Age of Empires news set for Inside Xbox this March  Windows Central · 22 hours
Microsoft is teasing "exciting announcements" for Age of Empires in March. Microsoft has discussed fresh news ahead of Age of Empires, its iconic real-time strategy (RTS) series for... more
Pinterest has a perfect response to harmful misinformation  THE VERGE · 22 hours
Programming note: The Interface will be off Thursday as I finish up a project that I will share with you... more
Oscars 2019: How to write the perfect speech and go viral video - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Cry like Gwyneth, trip over like Jen and remember that writing the perfect Oscars speech is all about how you'll... more
Twitter wants your help in making conversations less of a mess - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The social network -- a "chaotic hellpit" in one observer's phrase -- still has a lot of work to do. more
Uber fixes bug that exposed third-party app secrets  TechCrunch · 2 days
Uber has fixed a bug that allowed access to the secret developer tokens of any app that integrated with the ride-sharing service, according to the security researchers who discovered the flaw. In... more
Was Roman Emperor Nero's Evil Reputation Just 'Fake News'?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Did the infamously cruel Nero really do all the terrible things that historians reported? more
Lyft launches surge-free, shared rides  TechCrunch · 2 days
Somewhat similar to Uber’s Express Pool option, Lyft just launched Shared Saver to help people spend less money for shared rides. But what makes Lyft’s option more attractive is that riders will never experience surge pricing. “You’ll lock... more
Spectrum launching $15 ‘TV Essentials’ streaming bundle on Apple TV in March  9to5Mac · 2 days
With streaming TV becoming an option for users who are looking to cut the cord but still want live television, many companies such as... more
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 76 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements  MacRumors · 2 days
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed... more
Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Nepal's government on Wednesday tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for "improper" social media posts, igniting concerns it could be used to suppress freedom of speech and stifle... more
LOFAR radio telescope reveals secrets of solar storms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The team of scientist showed that solar storms can accelerate particles simultaneously in several locations by combining data from the Low Frequency Array, LOFAR, with images from NASA, NOAA and ESA spacecraft. more
Here are the 2019 Nebula Award nominations  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced its nominees for the 2018 Nebula Awards, one of the major... more
Digital to overtake traditional advertising in US: tracker  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Spending on digital advertising is set to overtake that of traditional media in the United States for the first time in 2019, in a major milestone for the industry, a market tracker... more
Amazon's environmental initiative, a retina-quality VR headset video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Today's major tech stories include Amazon's plan to lower its carbon footprint, a new VR headset from startup Varjo and Google's difficult road ahead as it continues to... more
Russia bans smartphones for soldiers over social media fears  BBC · 2 days
The decision comes after social media use by soldiers raised national security issues. more
Feral cat cull: Why the 2 million target is on scientifically shaky ground  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Australian government's target of killing 2 million feral cats by 2020 attracted significant public interest and media attention when it was... more
Facebook needs regulation – here's why it should be done by algorithms  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Facebook has been likened to a "digital gangster" by a critical parliamentary report into disinformation and fake news. One witness in the 18-month inquiry... more
Can Samsung still make truly great phones?  THE VERGE · 2 days
June 15th, 2010. That was the first time that I, along with a majority of other tech bloggers and journalists, first got... more
Pottery reveals America's first social media networks  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America's southern Appalachian Mountains shared artistic trends and technologies across regional networks that functioned in similar ways as modern social media,... more
Great disparities exist in how news media cover terror attacks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Terror attacks carried out by Muslims receive on average 357 percent more media coverage than those committed by other groups, according to a University of Alabama researcher's newly... more
New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to block leaks of sensitive information on social media. more
Instagram posts land former Trump confidant into deeper legal trouble  THE VERGE · 3 days
Last night, former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone posted an image on Instagram of the federal... more
Hundreds of thousands of new galaxies discovered  Sky News · 3 days
Hundreds of thousands of unknown galaxies have been discovered in a major new international radio survey of the sky. more
Thank you note for VHS player makes thousands cry  BBC · 3 days
An 86-year-old's thank you note, shared on social media, spurs similar stories of kindness more
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative rolls on despite Facebook's problems - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Co-founder Priscilla Chan says the philanthropic program is no whitewash for what's ailing the social network. more
Google is holding a mysterious gaming press event at GDC next month  THE VERGE · 3 days
Google is planning to hold a mysterious gaming-related event at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) next month. Google has started emailing invites to members... more
Slack off. Send videos instead with $11M-funded Loom  TechCrunch · 3 days
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many emails can you replace with a video? As offices fragment into remote teams, work becomes more visual, and social media makes us... more
Astronomers publish sky map of thousands of newly discovered galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the... more
Pottery reveals America's first social media networks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Long before Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and even MySpace, early Mississippian Mound cultures in America's southern Appalachian Mountains shared artistic trends and technologies across regional networks that functioned in similar ways as modern social media,... more
LOFAR radio telescope reveals secrets of solar storms  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Trinity College Dublin and University of Helsinki announced a major discovery on the very nature of solar storms in the journal Nature... more
The UK’s blistering Facebook report has a good recommendation — for the UK  THE VERGE · 3 days
The United Kingdom Parliament is still mad at Facebook. How much does it matter? We’ve known since last summer that the report of the... more
JD.com to Lay Off 10 Percent of Senior Executives This Year: Report  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
JD.com, one of China's largest e-commerce sites, will lay off 10 percent of its senior executives this year, Chinese online media outlet Sina Tech... more
Apple Pay Rolling Out in Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia  MacRumors · 3 days
Apple Pay is rolling out to users in Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic, according to... more
Facebook 'Digital Gangsters' Who Spread Fake News, Say British MPs  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook "digital gangsters" who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy. more
U.K. approval of Huawei 5G networks would give Canada breathing room, expert says  Global News · 3 days
British media reports say the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre has concluded that with care and safeguards, Huawei equipment can be used... more
Great white shark genome decoded  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The great white shark is one of the most recognized marine creatures on Earth, generating widespread public fascination and media attention, including spawning one of the most successful movies in Hollywood history. This shark possesses notable characteristics, including... more
Social networks to become liable for content on their platforms  Sky News · 4 days
The government is planning to make social networks liable for the content on their platforms, but will stop short of giving them the same liability as traditional publishers... more
This is the best Power Supply (PSU) calculator for PC builders  Windows Central · 4 days
We're a global tech blog made up of experts from around the world. Many of us are veteran PC builders, too. The website PC Part Picker... more
Facebook, social media companies branded 'digital gangsters' by UK committee - CNET  CNET · 4 days
A Parliament report on fake news condemns Mark Zuckerberg's "contempt" toward the UK and other countries around the world. more
China accuses US of trying to block its tech development  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Media reports say that Britain's intelligence agencies believe it's possible to manage cybersecurity risks associated with using wireless networks by Chinese supplier Huawei more
WATCH: Facebook called 'digital gangsters'  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A new report by British lawmakers said the social media giant intentionally violates data-privacy and competition laws. more
Britain says there are three reasons tech giants must be regulated  9to5Google · 4 days
The British parliament has said that tech giants can’t be trusted to do the... more
ALMA Detects Salts around Young Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have detected the chemical fingerprints of sodium chloride (NaCl), potassium chloride (KCl), and their 37Cl and... more
Britain says there are three reasons tech giants must be regulated  9to5Mac · 4 days
The British parliament has said that tech giants can’t be trusted to do the... more
'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook more
Facebook is a 'digital gangster': Fake news report published  Sky News · 4 days
MPs are calling for a code of ethics to ensure social media platforms remove harmful content and fake news from their sites. more
MPs call for ethics code to tackle fake news on social media  Sky News · 4 days
MPs are calling for a code of ethics to ensure social media platforms remove harmful content and fake news from their sites. more
MPs call for ethics code to tackle fakes news on social media  Sky News · 4 days
MPs are calling for a code of ethics to ensure social media platforms remove harmful content and fake news from their sites. more
UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook more
UK lawmakers recommend stiffer social media regulation  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook more
Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' - UK MPs  BBC · 4 days
The UK government publishes its report into fake news with some strong criticism of Facebook. more
Facebook broke law, must be regulated to protect democracy, politicians say - CNET  CNET · 4 days
A report on fake news from Parliament condemns Mark Zuckerberg's "contempt" towards the UK and other countries around the world. more
Facebook can no longer govern itself, UK lawmakers say  THE VERGE · 4 days
Facebook should no longer be allowed to govern itself and it’s time for the government to step in... more
Peach isn’t dead yet  THE VERGE · 5 days
Social media is increasingly the internet: Facebook was founded in 2004, and it ate the web as we knew it then — a collection of microsites and curiosities... more
Safely store your media with Synology's discounted DS218+ NAS  Windows Central · 5 days
All the storage! The Synology DS218+ 2-bay diskless NAS DiskStation is down to $249.99 on Amazon. This is the first major discount we've seen on this DiskStation through Amazon, and... more
Scientist Rules Out Sending Cosmonauts to Fix Faulty Spektr-R Telescope in Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A manned space mission, even if sent, will not help to fix the faulty Spektr-R space radio telescope, said Nikolai Kardashev, the director of... more
Facebook Watch scores recaps of every NBA, WNBA game - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Basketball fans can now watch and interact with game recaps in real time on the social media site. more
US Facebook fine over privacy could be in billions: reports  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A US investigation into privacy violations by Facebook could result in a record fine running to billions of dollars, media reports said Friday. more
PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash  BBC · 7 days
Online multiplayer game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie after banning the YouTuber for using his name. more
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WinRAR patches 19-year-old security vulnerability that put millions at risk
THE VERGE
Feral cat cull: Why the 2 million target is on scientifically shaky ground
PHYS.ORG
PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash
BBC
They call it puppy love, but what is it really?
PHYS.ORG
Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovation
PHYS.ORG
Rep. Devin Nunes repeated a 4chan meme on national television
THE VERGE
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki recaps progress in 2018 and shares 2019 priorities
9to5Google
How Rivers Solomon turned award-winning Afrofuturist song The Deep into a book
THE VERGE
iPhone and Apple Watch control highlight upcoming PUMA Fit Intelligence self-lacing shoes
9to5Mac
These YouTubers are owed $1.7 million, and they’re probably never going to get it
THE VERGE
You can now watch Star Trek: Discovery’s season 2 premiere on YouTube
THE VERGE
Researcher studies how and why people push buttons
PHYS.ORG
The Doomsday Clock is still two minutes to midnight
THE VERGE
Extreme space weather can wreak havoc on Earth—these tools help warn of the dangers ahead
PHYS.ORG
Insane Xiaomi foldable phone surfaces and looks better than any we’ve seen thus far
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