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I hate technology. It provides so many different channels of loneliness. Every time you check your email and don’t see a new message, you know that, even though people have the ability to contact you at any time of the day from anywhere on the planet, no one is interested in doing so. Phones are constant reminders that 160 people you know fairly well have nothing to say to you most of the time.

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Gadgets

  • newBlackBerry to buy rival Good Technology for $425 million
    By Allison Martell TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday it will buy rival mobile software provider Good Technology Corp for $425 million, to boost its ability to help corporate clients manage smartphones running on different op…
    - 8 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 5:27pm -
  • newBlackBerry will buy security company Good Tech for $425M
    NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry said Friday that it will make another security-related acquisition, buying Good Technology for $425 million in cash.
    - 9 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 4:48pm -
  • newHow it works: Inside the BB-8 Star Wars drone that’s blowing everyone’s mind
    The new Star Wars movie isn’t even out yet, and we already have a character that we totally love: the spinning BB-8 drone that’s even cuter than R2-D2. Yes, I said it. Unsurprisingly, the tiny robot that went viral after appearing in the first o…
    - 10 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 3:38pm -
  • new10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
    You made it, dear readers: it’s finally Friday. Back to school week always seems like it takes an eternity to get through, but now you can sit back and relax, knowing that the long Labor Day weekend is ahead. Of course, you’ll need something to f…
    - 11 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 2:50pm -
  • new5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of
    On Thursday, I ran a simple post that covered 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the App Store. Widget support isn’t new on Apple’s iOS platform, but it’s buried in the Notification Center and so many people have forgotten widgets are even there.…
    - 12 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 2:00pm -
  • The best alternatives to Apple’s stock iPhone apps, as chosen by iOS users
    Apple makes some of the best hardware in the smartphone market, but the software isn’t always up to snuff. That’s not to say that the stock apps on the iPhone and iPad aren’t effective, it’s just that other developers have taken the basic con…
    - 1 day ago 3 Sep 15, 6:26pm -
  • Berlin gadget show: Tiny PCs and high-end handsets
    BERLIN (AP) — Gadget makers have been showcasing their latest gear at Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, this week.
    - 1 day ago 3 Sep 15, 4:29pm -
  • 9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now
    There are only two more days left in the work week, which means two more lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale. Lucky for you, Thursday’s list is a terrific one. We’ve got 9 paid iOS apps on sale for free today, carefully handpicked from m…
    - 1 day ago 3 Sep 15, 3:55pm -
  • 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the world
    When Apple first added widget support to the iPhone and iPad, Apple fans had mixed feelings. Many Apple users had been waiting for widget support for years, and they had hoped to see home screen widgets similar to the ones available on Google’s And…
    - 1 day ago 3 Sep 15, 2:06pm -
  • US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July
    The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones. The ...
    - 2 days ago 3 Sep 15, 1:27pm -
  • Check out Asus’ gorgeous and very affordable Windows 10 computer-on-a-stick
    Who said you have to buy an expensive new laptop or desktop to enjoy Microsoft’s recently launched Windows 10 operating system? There are other, more affordable solutions available to users looking to fulfill their basic computing needs. One such…
    - 2 days ago 3 Sep 15, 3:00am -
  • Disney unboxes the Force to drive buzz for 'Star Wars' toys
    By Piya Sinha-Roy and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When technology and geek culture enthusiast Chris Pirillo purchased his iPhone 6 last year, he rushed home to broadcast himself unboxing the item live on YouTube. The video has garnered nea…
    - 2 days ago 2 Sep 15, 8:07pm -
  • Apple’s completely redesigned giant ‘iPad Pro’ will make its debut on September 9th
    There have already been a flood of reports today regarding Apple’s September 9th event, but news continues to pour out. According to the latest report, Apple will unveil not only the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and a new model of the Apple TV, but Co…
    - 2 days ago 2 Sep 15, 6:14pm -
  • Google Maps for iPhone was just updated – here are 5 big changes
    Google certainly had a big day on Tuesday, having unveiled a new logo along with some other updates. Beyond its new logo though, the company also updated a few of its most popular apps, including Google Maps for the iPhone and iPad. Hundreds of milli…
    - 2 days ago 2 Sep 15, 4:04pm -
  • 8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
    Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free included a few great options, but today’s list is even better. We’ve got eight iOS apps for you on Wednesday that are all completely free right now, and they span a bunch of diffe…
    - 2 days ago 2 Sep 15, 3:30pm -
  • I think I’ve figured out how much the new Nexus 5 will cost
    Recent leaks have suggested that Google’s 2015 Nexus 5 handset will be a lot more affordable than last year’s pricey Nexus 6. While actual pricing details have not been offered by sources familiar with Google’s plans, there have been indication…
    - 3 days ago 1 Sep 15, 7:45pm -
  • NASA posts amazing New Horizons Pluto flyby video on Instagram
    After one space aficionado created a gorgeous timelapse video a few weeks ago that showed us NASA’s entire New Horizons’ Pluto mission fly by in 16 seconds, the space agency posted an actual video of the historic event on Instagram that is ev…
    - 3 days ago 1 Sep 15, 6:10pm -
  • 7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now
    Welcome to Tuesday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, where you’ll find seven premium iOS apps that can currently be downloaded without paying a dime. As always, these sales could end at any minute so be sure to hurry! DON’…
    - 3 days ago 1 Sep 15, 3:15pm -
  • Longtime Apple user explains why he ‘hates’ the company now
    For more than a decade, Mother Jones political writer Kevin Drum was a loyal Apple user. However, over the years he’s found that the company’s control-freak nature has left him feeling more and more annoyed, to the point where he’s now dumped…
    - 3 days ago 1 Sep 15, 2:25pm -
  • Apple partners with Cisco to boost enterprise business
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday teamed up with network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc to improve the performance of its iPad and iPhone devices on Cisco's corporate network. Cisco will provide services specially optimized for iOS devices across mobile…
    - 4 days ago 31 Aug 15, 8:10pm -
  • Apple teams with Cisco in another major bid to conquer the workplace
    After the huge IBM deal Apple inked not too long ago, the company has struck a similar deal with another gigantic corporation, Cisco Systems, which should help it further increase iPhone and especially iPad sales. DON’T MISS: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6…
    - 4 days ago 31 Aug 15, 6:42pm -
  • Video reveals how claw machines are rigged to steal your money
    Most people, I think it’s fair to say, have something of a love/hate relationship with claw machines. Typically overflowing with plush stuffed animals and even some nifty gadgets from time to time, mastering a claw machine seems easy but, more ofte…
    - 4 days ago 31 Aug 15, 5:50pm -
  • Our best look yet at BlackBerry’s first Android phone
    For the first time in years, BlackBerry will actually launch handsets that will actually appeal to someone beyond BlackBerry diehards. After trying various things to make its phones popular with consumers again, the former king of the smartphone busi…
    - 6 days ago 30 Aug 15, 1:45pm -
  • 8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free today
    All good things must come to an end, and this was a good week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. There are still a few freebies in yesterday’s post if you hurry back to grab them, and today we have eight fresh new paid iOS apps that…
    - 7 days ago 28 Aug 15, 2:45pm -
  • A new revelation from that leaked iPhone 6s box (no, it’s not good news)
    Earlier this week, a photo of purported retail packaging for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6s was posted on a Chinese gadget blog. The leak was dismissed at first — just as the iPhone 6’s retail packaging was dismissed when it first leaked last year…
    - 8 days ago 28 Aug 15, 1:32pm -
  • Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.
    - 8 days ago 27 Aug 15, 7:35pm -
  • New estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter — more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.
    - 8 days ago 27 Aug 15, 7:33pm -
  • 7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
    You want paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free? We’ll give you paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Wednesday’s list included eight solid apps that included a little something for everyone, and there are still a few freebies in ther…
    - 8 days ago 27 Aug 15, 3:17pm -
  • Review: New phones, tablets keep Samsung at Android helm
    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new smartphones and tablets might not offer enough to entice current iPhone and iPad users to switch, but they keep Samsung at the head of the class among Android gadget makers.
    - 9 days ago 27 Aug 15, 7:16am -
  • Ultimate guide: 10 ways to improve battery life on your smartphone and laptop
    To be perfectly frank, battery technology is infuriating. Think about how different the world would be if improvements to battery tech progressed as quickly as other areas. Unfortunately… science. It’s annoying that we even have to think about b…
    - 9 days ago 26 Aug 15, 4:44pm -
  • 8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free today only
    Paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free are a dime a dozen, but weeding through all the iOS apps that go on sale each day is a huge pain. Of course, that’s where we come in. BGR scours the App Store for the best app sales each day, and today we…
    - 9 days ago 26 Aug 15, 2:39pm -
  • Go get your $900 flamethrower now before the government bans them
    Last month, we brought you exciting news that a company called XMatter has started selling flamethrowers on the consumer market for surprisingly affordable prices. What made this even more amazing was the fact that selling such flamethrowers to Ma a…
    - 10 days ago 25 Aug 15, 9:35pm -



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New Scientist video round-up - October 24, 2008
Find out how a Playmobil boat in a tank explains the 'dead water' effect, see a newly-discovered coral reef and bisexual beetles.
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New Scientist video round-up - October 17, 2008
Find out how squid use ink to communicate, the secrets of worm grunting and why a new pill turns into a sponge when it's swallowed.
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New Scientist video round-up - October 10, 2008
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/ Carbon material gives more grip than gecko feet. Deepest-living fishes caught on camera for the first time.
- 10 Oct 08, 2:30pm -
New Scientist video round-up - October 03, 2008
See a fruit fly undergo a driving simulation, a car powered entirely by steam, and find out what makes birds sing faster.
- 2 Oct 08, 3:32pm -

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US Election 2016

  • newThe 2016 US Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet - The Atlantic
    Telegraph.co.ukThe 2016 US Presidential Race: A Cheat SheetThe AtlanticThe track record of Lessig's Mayday PAC in the 2014 election suggest that he has not yet mastered the trick of marrying his ideas to practical politics. What else do we know?…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 7:35pm -
  • newSnapchat elections 2016: That buzzing in your pocket is someone wanting your vote - Sydney Morning Herald
    Sydney Morning HeraldSnapchat elections 2016: That buzzing in your pocket is someone wanting your voteSydney Morning HeraldWashington: If you thought Americans couldn't escape the onslaught of political ads in 2012, just wait until 2016. This US…
    - 19 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 6:40am -
  • Why the 2016 US presidential elections matter to Russia - Russia Direct
    Russia DirectWhy the 2016 US presidential elections matter to RussiaRussia DirectIn recent weeks, developments in the U.S. presidential race have started attracting more and more attention, and not only from experts, but also from people who are…
    - 2 days ago 3 Sep 15, 11:06am -
  • Rick Perry loses New Hampshire political director - CBS News
    CBS NewsRick Perry loses New Hampshire political directorCBS NewsEven though he has worked very hard, people still remember him from 2008 as not being presidential material," said Steve Duprey, a senior Republican in the state and longtime John…
    - 3 days ago 2 Sep 15, 3:27am -
  • Inside Ben Carson's quiet surge - CNN
    CNNInside Ben Carson's quiet surgeCNN... Williams, Carson's business manager. "The key for us to be able to maintain such high ratings through the ideas portion of the primary." ..... They argue that he could get 13% of the black vote in the gen…
    - 4 days ago 1 Sep 15, 10:23am -

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This Day in History

  • newNews story: Culture Secretary appoints Trustee to the British Museum
    Professor Nicola Lacey has been appointed by the Culture Secretary as a Trustee of the British Museum from 1 September 2015 for a term of 4 years. Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy, attached to the Departments of Law a…
    - 9 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 5:00pm -
  • newSeptember 04, 1886: Geronimo surrenders
    On this day in 1886, Apache chief Geronimo surrenders to U.S. government troops. For 30 years, the mighty Native American warrior had battled to protect his tribe’s homeland; however, by 1886 the Apaches were exhausted and hopelessly outnumbered. G…
    - 22 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 4:01am -
  • September 03, 1783: Treaty of Paris signed
    The American Revolution officially comes to an end when representatives of the United States, Great Britain, Spain and France sign the Treaty of Paris on this day in 1783. The signing signified America’s status as a free nation, as Britain formally…
    - 2 days ago 3 Sep 15, 4:00am -
  • Speech: Celebrating Partnerships – UK in Odisha
    Honourable Chief Minister, minister, distinguished guests, ladies & gentlemen I have the great pleasure and honour of representing the British government in the state of Odisha. It is very good to be back in Bhubaneswar this morning and to welcome yo…
    - 3 days ago 2 Sep 15, 11:00am -
  • September 02, 1969: First ATM opens for business
    On this day in 1969, America’s first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. ATMs went on to revolutionize the banking industry, eliminating the need to vis…
    - 3 days ago 2 Sep 15, 5:02am -
  • Corporate report: British Museum annual report and accounts 2014 to 2015
    This document contains the following information: The British Museum annual report and accounts 2014 to 2015. This paper was laid before Parliament in response to a legislative requirement or as a Return to an Address and was ordered to be printed by…
    - 3 days ago 1 Sep 15, 4:00pm -
  • September 01, 1864: Atlanta falls to Union forces
    On this day in 1864, Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman lays siege to Atlanta, Georgia, a critical Confederate hub, shelling civilians and cutting off supply lines. The Confederates retreated, destroying the city’s munitions as they went.…
    - 4 days ago 1 Sep 15, 4:00am -
  • Research and analysis: 2015 user event: Taking Part survey
    The 2015 Taking Part user event was held on 28 July 2015. There were four presentations, including presentations from the users of the Taking Part data. There was also the opportunity to contribute ideas and feedback to improve future editions of the…
    - 8 days ago 27 Aug 15, 2:00pm -
  • August 24, 79: Vesuvius erupts
    After centuries of dormancy, Mount Vesuvius erupts in southern Italy, devastating the prosperous Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands. The cities, buried under a thick layer of volcanic material and mud, were never rebuilt an…
    - 12 days ago 24 Aug 15, 4:00am -
  • News story: Gambling industry toughens code on television adverts
    Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has welcomed the gambling industry’s announcement that it will no longer advertise sign-up offers on television before 9 PM. The move follows the completion of a four strand-review of gambling advertising that was init…
    - 16 days ago 20 Aug 15, 12:00pm -

BBC Worldwide

#ProjectJaspar is revealed! - Joe and Caspar Hit The Road
Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg decided to go outside...7 days, 1000 miles, 1 brain cell. Pre-order links: Amazon UK (shops Worldwide): ...
- 3 days ago 2 Sep 15, 10:33am -
The Origins of Tobacco - Addicted To Pleasure - BBC
Brian Cox explains how Christopher Columbus was involved in the beginnings of tobacco. Subscribe to the BBC Worldwide channel: ...
- 7 days ago 29 Aug 15, 9:00am -
The War On Opium - Addicted To Pleasure - BBC
Brian Cox learns the origins and history of the war on opium. Taken from Addicted To Pleasure. Subscribe to the BBC Worldwide channel: ...
- 9 days ago 27 Aug 15, 9:00am -
Where Does Opium Come From? - Addicted To Pleasure - BBC
Brian Cox learns the origins and history of the modern-day opium addiction. Taken from Addicted To Pleasure. Subscribe to the BBC Worldwide channel: ...
- 14 days ago 22 Aug 15, 9:00am -

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Alcohol and the Human Body (1949)
Alcohol and the Human Body (1949) Traces the course of alcohol through the body; shows the effects of alcohol on the brain; dramatizes the case of a problem ...
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Muscle : Dynamics of Contraction (1969)
Muscle : Dynamics of Contraction (1969) Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation "Presents views of people engaged in various activities to show the ...
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Rocks That Form on the Earth's Surface (1964)
Rocks That Form on the Earth's Surface (1964) From Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc. and the American Geological Institute, this film uses demonstrations ...
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Applying For A Job (1971)
Applying For A Job (1971) From the Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation film that explains how to apply for a job, how to dress for the interview, ...
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Technology

  • newAfrican network for eye on Earth
    Earth monitoring – observing land, security and climate change from space – can help countries protect resources and improve lives. But the technology is no use without human capacity. So that capacity-building in Africa targets the continent’s…
    - 17 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 8:35am -
  • newMatch.com claims that members have been untouched by malvertising attack
    Best go back to pizzas and box sets for the time being Go to Source
    - 17 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 8:35am -
  • newMeltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactors Get a Safety Check in Europe
    Researchers say they could build a prototype of a molten salt reactor, a safer, cleaner nuclear power option, in 10 years. For years nuclear scientists have talked about a revival of molten salt reactors, which are powered by a liquid fuel rather tha…
    - 17 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 8:35am -
  • newWhy Disney's spending a day unboxing toys
    Why Disney is hosting an 18-hour toy unboxing marathon – and what has made the unboxing phenomenon so popular? Go to Source
    - 17 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 8:35am -
  • EU-Africa synergies for e-waste recycling
    The mix of urbanisation and rising technology use has increased the stream of e-waste in Africa, for which recycling capacity is limited. Waste management infrastructures are few and far between, public awareness of health issues is limited and envir…
    - 2 days ago 3 Sep 15, 8:35am -

Science

  • newNew nanomaterial maintains conductivity in three dimensions
    An international team of scientists has developed a one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions. Go to Source
    - 7 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 7:10pm -
  • newNew nanomaterial maintains conductivity in three dimensions
    An international team of scientists has developed a one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions. Go to Source
    - 7 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 7:10pm -
  • newNew nanomaterial maintains conductivity in three dimensions
    An international team of scientists has developed a one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions. Go to Source
    - 7 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 7:10pm -
  • newFarthest galaxy detected
    Caltech researchers have reported the detection of the farthest object yet, galaxy EGS8p7. At more than 13.2 billion years old, it provides a fascinating glimpse of the very early universe, just 600,000 years after the Big Bang. Go to Source
    - 8 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 6:10pm -
  • new'Citizen Mars' Web Series Features Would-Be Red-Planet Colonists
    “There’s a tremendous amount of interest in the Mars One project, and many are skeptical about the mission’s feasibility, which is why we thought it an important story to tell, and why the subjects involved are so compelling,” Engadget Editor…
    - 8 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 6:10pm -

Weekly Images

  • newThe Week in Pictures: Aug. 27 - Sept. 3 - NBCNews.com
    NBCNews.comThe Week in Pictures: Aug. 27 - Sept. 3NBCNews.comThe Week in Pictures: Aug. 27 - Sept. 3. Migrants struggle on the tracks in Hungary, a young bullfighter dreams, a sheep needs shearing, and more of this week's best pictures. 14 Photo…
    - 1 hour ago 5 Sep 15, 12:40am -
  • newBest photos of the week - Washington Post
    Washington PostBest photos of the weekWashington PostRefugees' struggles to reach Europe, China's immense military parade to mark the end of World War II, Obama's visit to Alaska and more images from the week's news. Aug. 31, 2015 Ukraine nation…
    - 9 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 5:07pm -
  • newTop 10 News Photos of the Week: Aug 31 - Sept 4 - Newsmax
    NewsmaxTop 10 News Photos of the Week: Aug 31 - Sept 4Newsmax1. Rowan County clerk Kim Davis is jailed — Davis is shown in this booking photo provided by the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Kentucky September 3, 2015. Davis was jail…
    - 10 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 4:10pm -
  • newThis Week In Pictures: Aug. 29-Sept. 4 - MSNBC
    This Week In Pictures: Aug. 29-Sept. 4MSNBCThis week saw a continued rise in migration along with subsequent tensions. Train stations were closed to refugees, new barbed wire fences increased frictions, images of emotional scenes are abound. The…
    - 11 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 3:16pm -
  • newThe Most Powerful Pictures From Around The World This Week - Huffington Post UK
    The Most Powerful Pictures From Around The World This WeekHuffington Post UKThis week saw the tragic death of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, his brother and mother as they perished trying to reach the shores of Turkey and the truly powerful image h…
    - 12 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 1:21pm -

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