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How Hillary’s server firm ditched her when scandal broke

‘If not from a morality point of view, then just from a business point of view, just because something like that would destroy a company.

‘During my whole time at Platte River I don’t recall us ever wiping an entire server and deleting all the email history that a company has ever had.

‘Any wiping or anything that happened after [Platte River’s involvement] was not done by Platte River as far as I know or Techno Rescue.

‘As far as I know all that we used Techno Rescue for was disposal of physical hardware, the physical hardware was not in Denver, so I can’t see how Techno Rescue would have had anything to do with it.

Allis’s brother Iyad Allis, who is listed online as the company’s regulatory contact, was charged with selling illegal firearms and bank fraud in a 2008 FBI sting and ultimately pleaded guilty in 2009 to four counts of bank fraud, according to court records obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.

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One billion people used Facebook on Monday.

Seriously. One billion people — or roughly one third of the entire Internet population — used the social network in a single day. It’s the first time Facebook has ever crossed that daily milestone, according to a post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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Science says it’s totally OK to spend all your money on travel

Basically, we get used to the things we own, and over time the happiness we derive from items dwindles. On the flip side, happiness that stems from things we’ve done actually goes up as time passes because those experiences become a part of us and shape our identity. (It’s why the baby pink Nintendo DS you relentlessly requested for your 20th birthday now sits buried and forgotten somewhere in a bag beneath your bed, whereas your four-month jaunt through South America is still recalled often and fondly, years later.)

Gilovich suggests that instead of saving for that plasma screen TV, a much sounder path to happiness is through spending your money on experiences like travel, or even outdoor activities, new skills or visiting exhibitions.

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Construction Workers Are Now Being Monitored By Drones

Constructions workers building the stadium for the Sacramento Kings in California have a boss watching over them in a very literal way. They are being monitored by drones.

Once a day, drones fly over the construction site and take videos that are converted into 3D images, which can then be compared to construction plans to highlight areas of structure that are falling behind schedule, MIT Technology review reports.

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Tesla’s Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports‘ rating system

How good is Tesla’s Model S P85D? Insanely good, says Consumer Reports, with the electric sedan performing better than any other car the magazine has reviewed and breaking its rating system in the process. “The Tesla initially scored 103 in the Consumer Reports’ Ratings system, which by definition doesn’t go past 100,” said Consumer Reports. “The car set a new benchmark, so we had to make changes to our scoring to account for it.” The P85D had to make do with a score of 100 instead.

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Apple Will Unveil Revamped iPhone September 9

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Those Won’t Be the Last Murder Videos You’ll See on Twitter and Facebook

Americans are used to hearing about gun violence. What made Wednesday morning’s event different from other shootings was that it happened on live TV, as two reporters from Roanoke, Va., were broadcasting for the local CBS affiliate WDBJ7.

What was also new was that the shooter apparently filmed the event himself, and appeared to post that video on Facebook and Twitter, which then autoplayed in people’s feeds. These social networks are built for viral content and autoplay helps spur that — they’ve been pushing in this direction for some time now — but autoplay becomes a major problem when viral also happens to be vile.

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Why China’s stock market crash is so bad for Apple

The basic problem? Apple sells iPhones for yuan but pays suppliers with dollars.

The basic issue is that Apple doesn’t like to change its retail prices in response to currency fluctuations. So when a foreign currency declines in value relative to the dollar, the number of dollars Apple earns per sale goes down. Conversely, foreign currency appreciation means Apple is earning more dollars.

Last quarter, 27 percent of all Apple’s revenue came from Greater China. More importantly, more than 50 percent of Apple’s revenue growth came from China.

Even if Apple’s sales — in terms of number of units — hold up, the value of those sales is going to decline at a time when the company was counting on rapid growth to help offset the essentially inevitable slowdown of iPhone sales in the already highly saturated US market.

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The Fembots of Ashley Madison: The details and statistics

We found dozens of accounts that appear to have been created with computers owned by Fox News (49), the New York Times (85), Condé Nast (29), and, yes—the AP (30). Most interesting, perhaps, are the ten Ashley Madison accounts created by computers that appear to be associated with Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network.

The Ashley Madison member database contained 37 million profiles of people seeking discreet affairs. What I discovered was that, at most, about 12 thousand of these profiles seemed to belong to women who were active on the site. The rest of the 5.5 million women had profiles that appeared to have been abandoned directly after they were created.

Men can even pay a premium rate for a “guaranteed affair.” To email women, men have to pay extra, and then they have to pay more still if they want to send a “gift” of a silly gif or picture. Using the site as a man is a little bit like playing Farmville, except instead of blowing your money on fake cow upgrades, you’re blowing it on messages to fake women. At least Farmville is up front about the fact that you’re burning money for a dumb fantasy.

Still, the business model worked. According to CNN, Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media made $115.5 million in revenue in 2014.

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NASA Just 3-D Printed Part of a Rocket

The space agency announced Wednesday that it had built a turbopump using a 3-D printer. The device, which is designed to boost the power of an engine, is one of the most complex rocket parts ever designed with a 3-D printer.

According to NASA, the 3-D printed turbopump has 45 percent fewer parts than a turbopump made via traditional methods. The device is able to power a rocket engine capable of generating 35,000 pounds of thrust and is able to survive in an environment where fuel is burned at greater than 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

NASA is also 3-D printing injectors and other engine parts in order to make the production of future spacecraft more efficient.

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5 Takeaways For Content Marketers From Mary Meeker‘s Internet Trends Report

Mary Meeker has seen it all. The famous VC, who is a partner at Silicon Valley firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has been releasing big-time reports on the state of the Internet since 1995, when she was the lead manager for Netscape’s infamous IPO. That’s a long time ago in the tech world—in 1995 Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, who now has a net worth of $1.5 billion, was gearing up to disrupt his kindergarten class.

  1. You need to get your mobile video strategy in place right now
  2. Particularly, your vertical video strategy
  3. Chat apps are taking over
  4. User-generated/curated content is booming
  5. 12–24-year-olds are addicted to visual content

http://contently.com/strategist/2015/05/29/5-takeaways-for-content-marketers-from-mary-meekers-internet-trends-report/

Google Will Now Tell Everyone When its Driverless Cars are in a Crash

Google has issued its first public report listing traffic accidents involving its self-driving cars.

The decision by the tech giant comes after years of silence about any crashes involving its test vehicles on public roads. Now, the company will publish the details online.

In a monthly report for May published Friday, Google acknowledged that its self-driving cars had been involved in 12 minor accidents over six years of testing.

http://time.com/3911152/google-driverless-cars-crash/

Google Chrome Is About to Make the Internet Way Better

Noisy, distracting ads get an automated gag order. Google’s Chrome browser is adding a new feature that will detect the primary video on a webpage and automatically freeze other noisy, distracting Flash-based advertisements that rattle and shake for users’ attention.

http://time.com/3910592/google-chrome-flash-video/

This Calculator Shows How Much You Should Pay Your Babysitter

Besides how to find a good babysitter, one of the top questions for hiring a babysitter is how much you should offer to pay the sitter. Care.com has the answer for what’s normal in your area.

Babysitters make more in cities with a high cost of living. According to Care.com’s study, the average hourly babysitting rate in San Francisco, for example, is $16.65, compared to the national average of $13.44 an hour. Babysitters in all of the 75 cities examined all made over $11 an hour.

http://lifehacker.com/this-calculator-shows-how-much-you-should-pay-your-baby-1711689076

Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

Two years on, the difference is profound. In a single month, the N.S.A.’s invasive call-tracking program was declared unlawful by the courts and disowned by Congress. After a White House-appointed oversight board investigation found that this program had not stopped a single terrorist attack, even the president who once defended its propriety and criticized its disclosure has now ordered it terminated.

This is the power of an informed public.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/opinion/edward-snowden-the-world-says-no-to-surveillance.html

DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. In fact, around five per cent of our genetic code carries traces of past events, meaning that trauma, poor diet or poor lifestyle choices may by leaving a devastating legacy for children and grandchildren.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11652003/DNA-carries-traces-of-past-events-meaning-poor-lifestyle-can-affect-future-generations.html

Apple patents tracking technology so accurate it lets you track friends inside

Apple’s Find My Friends app (pictured) lets users easily share and monitor the location of family and loved ones but the firm’s latest patent reveal plans to extend this to include customizable notifications that alert friends when you leave or arrive at a certain location, and the option to track a route more accurately.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3140187/Never-lose-mates-Apple-patents-technology-s-accurate-lets-people-track-friends-inside-BUILDINGS-follow-route.html

iPad Pro: Apple’s Rumored 12-13 Inch Tablet

The “iPad Pro” is said to be an even larger version of the iPad Air, with a display measuring in at 12.9 inches. Perhaps aimed at the enterprise market, it may feature an ultra high-resolution display and an A9 processor.

http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/ipad-pro/

 

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IRS believes Russians are behind tax return data breach

The IRS believes that a major cyber breach that allowed criminals to steal the tax returns of more than 100,000 people originated in Russia, two sources briefed on the data theft tell CNN.

Between February and May, criminals tried to access the tax accounts of 200,000 people, succeeding in about half the attempts, the IRS said. The agency said it plans to notify all 200,000 people to tell them that third parties appear to have access to their Social Security numbers and other personal information.

The roughly 100,000 taxpayers whose tax information was accessed will be offered free credit monitoring, the agency said.

http://cnn.it/1SEf1mt

Not science fiction: Miami wants to predict when and where crime will occur

Armed with high-tech software and years of crime data, Miami police believe they will soon be able to stop crimes by predicting when and where they will occur. In Miami’s case, the department is funding the implementation of HunchLab and other software programs with a $600,000 federal grant doled out by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to encourage smart policing tactics.

It sounds a little like something out of a science fiction novel, but the department is in the process of adopting a system called HunchLab that produces maps showing small areas where specific crimes are likely to be committed during shifts. The probability program is a geographical version of “predictive policing” software, which more departments are using — even if, in the words of one supportive cop, it’s “kind of scary.”

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These are the Highest Paying Jobs for Engineering Majors

  • VP, Business Development: $151,000 with a basic Engineering degree.
  • Chief Architect, IT: Tie – $151,000 with an Electrical Engineering degree.
  • VP, Construction Management Operations: $134,000 with a Civil Engineering degree.
  • Sales Director: $125,000 with a Mechanical Engineering degree.
  • Network Architect: $119,000 with an Electrical Engineering degree.
  • Principal Electrical Engineer: $117,000 with an Electrical Engineering degree.

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Is the internet on the brink of collapse?

In just 20 years, if usage rates continue, all of Britain’s power supply could be consumed by internet use.

The cables and fibre optics that send information to our laptops, smartphones and tablets will have reached their limit to send data within eight years, experts warn.

So far, engineers have managed to keep ahead of demand, increasing internet speeds 50-fold in the last decade alone. Until now, internet firms have simply sent more and more data down the single fibre as demand rises. But optical fibres have reached their physical capacity, they cannot transfer any more light.

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Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

The Tesla Powerwall charges using solar power, but it also integrates with the grid “to harness excess power and give customers the flexibility to draw energy from their own reserve.” The batteries recharge in a ‘smart’ way, saving money by picking low-rate periods when electricity is cheapest. They store solar
energy for later, for example overnight, and can act as a back-up in the event of a power outage.

Removing dirty energy is an ambitious plan — much like space travel — but Musk believes it can be done. He explained that 160 million battery packs could “transition” power usage in the U.S. to renewable energy, while 900 million units could shift the entire world’s energy needs. Then there is the potential to make the world’s cars run on clean energy.

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This Tech Keeps You Safe From Hackers

But consumers can protect their own computers very easily by encrypting their data too. Windows users can use the BitLocker application to encrypt their drives, while Apple offers a program called FileVault2 to do the same thing on Macs. Still, with the Internet of Things promising to bring us lots more web-connected devices, this is only the beginning for encryption technologies. With millions if not billions more computing devices coming online — only some of which are encrypting their communications — a lot more data is in danger of being exposed.

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Five Best Streaming Music Services

Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, Rdio.

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Remember that study that showed that eating chocolate every day helped with weight loss?

It was all an elaborate hoax — an attempt to show how “Junk Science” really can perpetrate incredible myths that just aren’t true.

One premise? Testing bitter chocolate as a dietary supplement. Why? It is a favorite of the “whole food” fanatics. “Bitter chocolate tastes bad, therefore it must be good for you,” he said. “It’s like a religion.”

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How Bad Bots Are Destroying The Internet

A quarter of the cars on the “Information Superhighway” with you are being driven by mindless bandits looking to steal anything they can.

Last year was the first time in history that bots outnumbered people on the web. According to research from Distil Networks, almost 60% of 2014’s web traffic consisted of automated bits of code, 23% of which exist to do dirty work for fraudsters and hackers. “It’s getting worse,” says Rami Essaid, Distil’s CEO. “Over the past ten years, they went from just kind of being out there and easy to detect to being really, really sophisticated.”

Meanwhile, T-Mobile, China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom are being overrun by bad bots on the mobile web. This is a huge problem because there isn’t yet a lot of virus protection for mobile Internet devices, and last year there were more mobile than desktop web users for the first time in history. As a result, hackers are racing to exploit smartphones and tablets. In 2013, less than a percentage point of mobile traffic was bad bots. In 2014, that figure skyrocketed to between 6-8%. That’s a scary number because there are many more mobile devices than there are computers, so a vast majority of handhelds haven’t encountered a bot — yet.

http://ti.me/1SEevok

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Amazon Gets Permission to Test Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has once again granted Amazon permission to test drones for commercial use, this time expediting the request. The FAA says Amazon can test drones for delivery as long as it limits altitude to 400 feet and speed to 100 miles per hour. Eventually, the web retailer hopes to use commercial drones to deliver packages to customers at a distance of 10 miles or more.

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Test shows if your ISP is throttling Internet speed

New regulations should stop ISPs from throttling your Internet, but has your ISP complied?

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FCC Prepares to Become the Internet’s Privacy Cop

The agency issued an “enforcement advisory” Wednesday, outlining for the first time how it plans to decide whether to crack down on a company for violating its customers’ privacy. But the statement offers few specifics, leading critics to warn that the agency is claiming expansive new regulatory powers.

In order to enact net neutrality rules that it believed could hold up in court, the FCC expanded its power over Internet service by classifying it under the same regulatory regime as landline telephones.

That classification comes with dozens of regulations that have little to do with net neutrality. While the FCC waived most of those requirements for Internet providers, one section that will apply is the agency’s privacy protections.

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Brain implants control robot arm well enough to grab a beer

A paralyzed man named Erik Sorto has finally been able to drink beer on his own after 13 years, and it’s all thanks to a robotic arm controlled solely by his mind.

Other mind-controlled robot limbs usually target the brain region that controls muscles, but the PPC is in charge of our “intent to move” instead. This apparently allows Caltech’s creation to move more fluidly and naturally, unlike the movements of similar technologies, which are (according to the team) “delayed and jerky.” In order to control the arm, Sorto has to think of what he intends to do, instead of imagining the details of a particular action. He has to think that he “wants to shake another person’s hand,” for instance, whereas other systems might require him to imagine each step: lift forearm, extend, grasp other person’s hand, lift up, down, up, down.

http://engt.co/1KqL4np

Doctors Say Tick Borne ‘Powassan Virus’ Is Worse Than Lyme Disease

It’s even worse than Lyme disease. Ticks in New York have been found to carry a rare, potentially life-threatening, virus.

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OldNYC – Mapping historical pictures of New York City

New York City photos are now being currated online and organized by location and time. Take a walk down the old city streets.

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How the government just protected some of your favorite podcasts

The company that owns the patent in question, Personal Audio, says it invented podcasting. In 2013, it began going around to podcast-makers, threatening to take them to court unless they paid a licensing fee. Among those affected? TV personality and comedian Adam Carolla, who ultimately settled with Personal Audio but not before spending more than $650,000 defending himself.

If you’ve heard about this case or others like it, then you’re familiar with patent trolls. They are companies that own patents but don’t really use them to make anything, except lawsuits. Pretty much everyone agrees they’re a horrible drain on innovation and the economy; the Federal Trade Commission gave a slap on the wrist to one last year, and Congress is currently debating how to reduce their impact.

Friday’s ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invalidates five provisions of Personal Audio’s podcasting patent.

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The Most Creative Applications of 3D Printing

Beyond its recreational use, this promising technology already has very innovative and creative applications in fields as diverse as health, space exploration, education or art.

NASA plans to send 3D printers to space to allow astronauts to manufacture the parts they need.

For biology classes in high schools, or even for faculties of medicine, one can now print replicas of human body parts that help in their study. 3D printing may also be applied in the study of art or of human evolution. It is already possible to take a replica of Michelangelo’s David to the classroom to analyse, draw or manipulate.

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Possible cure for Melanoma?

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Among the various types of skin cancer, melanoma is the most severe. Melanoma develops in the cells of the skin that produce melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color. It accounts for over 76 percent of cancer deaths each year. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015, about 73,870 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States.

So, what are the researchers in Utah doing? They are customizing mutated viruses and injecting them directly into melanoma tumors to “train” them to attack cancer cells. What’s unique about this study
though, is that they are not just taking any virus, but the herpes virus, and altering the way it works.

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Iris Scanner Identifies a Person 40 Feet Away

Like fingerprints, every iris is unique — thanks to enormously complex patterns that remain the same throughout a person’s lifetime. High-resolution cameras can capture images of the iris from a distance using light in the near-infrared wavelength band.

In the realm of law enforcement, iris recognition could be used to identify suspects at long range in various lighting conditions. The system can even be used to capture images through reflections in a mirror.

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Computer Scientist Gives Virginia Voting Machines F- Security Grade

The electronic voting machines were shown to fail in every category: firmware, software, physical security and auditability.

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This Guy Couldn’t Get a Job at Best Buy, so He’s Refusing to Pay Back His For-Profit College Loans

At 28, Michael Adorno got fed up with his low-wage job at a pizzeria in Richmond Hill, Georgia, and decided to go to college. Adorno attended the for-profit Everest College, part of Corinthian Colleges Inc., in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from 2010 to 2012, and he received an associate degree in network administration.

Three years later Adorno is unemployed and was even rejected from a job at Best Buy. Adorno belongs to a group called the Corinthian 100, alumni of Corinthian Colleges who refuse to pay back their student loans and claim they were defrauded by Corinthian. Like other members of the group, he claims he got a subpar education and was left with massive debt and no suitable job.

Before 2014, Corinthian Colleges Inc. was a network of more than 100 schools and one of the largest for-profit college companies in the U.S. But numerous investigations and lawsuits alleging wrongdoing against the company rapidly decreased its size. In July, an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education forced Corinthian to sell 85 of its schools and close another 12.

http://slate.me/1cTi5KI

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Social Media is Changing the Nature of Political Campaigns

When social media is involved, politics can become a very dangerous game. When every speech, appearance, and remark can be recorded for posterity journalists tend to take advantage of that fact. As a result, politicians are becoming more guarded, and some are even using social media themselves to cut journalists off at the pass.

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Throw This Drone in the Air and It Will Follow You Wherever You Go

Drones, or unmanned systems, are revolutionizing how we can take photos and videos. In fact, drones can take incredible footage in places that humans could never reach (like the mouth of an erupting volcano). This new drone called the Lily Camera is designed to follow you through GPS and capture footage wherever you go. Just throw it up in the air to get started.

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Warrantless Snooping Goes Far Beyond the NSA’s Phone-Record Dragnet

The Fourth Amendment prohibits “unreasonable searches and seizures” of our “persons, houses, papers, and effects.” But according to the Supreme Court, the Fourth Amendment does not protect our papers once we entrust them to someone else.

The dubious “third-party doctrine,” enunciated before the Internet existed and mobile phones became ubiquitous, was crucial to the outcome of a case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit last week. The court said an armed robber named Quartavius Davis had no constitutional grounds to object when the FBI linked him to several crime scenes with cellphone location data that it obtained without a probable-cause warrant.

The court’s logic was straightforward: Those records did not belong to Davis; they belonged to MetroPCS, his mobile phone company. So even though they revealed everywhere he went over the course of 67 days, he had no reasonable expectation that the information would remain private.

That means the government can find out what we watch on YouTube, what we look up on Wikipedia, what we buy on Amazon, and whom we “friend” on Facebook or date via Match.com—”all without a warrant.” In fact, Martin noted, “the government could ask ‘cloud’-based file-sharing services like Dropbox or Apple’s iCloud for all the files we relinquish to their servers,” said dissenting Judge Beverly Martin.

http://bit.ly/1IGrRvN

Video Is About to Become the Way We All Visit the Doctor

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Is your BEDROOM making you fat?

Study: Being exposed to too much artificial light could be making us fat

  • Mice exposed to light 24 hours a day for 5 weeks put on 50% more fat
  • Constant light disrupts the body clock and slows down calorie-burning
  • Experts said: ‘The importance of dark is greatly under-appreciated’

http://dailym.ai/1KT2RjN

Airport Security Advances Clash With Privacy Issues

At Northeastern University they are developing a security system that no one even knows is there. It tracks all your movements in the airport, detects people going the wrong way and even records your face, clothing, size, etc. so TSA can track you down.

http://nyti.ms/1cEXVnq

The CHIP Is A $9 Computer That Can Almost Do It All

What would you do with a $9 computer? Engineers and inventors will
be able to make their dreams come to life for the lowest price ever.

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