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Facebook Activates Safety Check After 50 Killed in Las Vegas Shooting

Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature after 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a Las Vegas music festival, killing at least 50 and …

Google ditches ‘first click free’ policy that required paywalled publishers to offer free content

Google is ditching its controversial “first click free” (FCF) policy that required subscription-based online publishers to give readers free access to some articles found through Google News and web searches.<p>In its place, Google has introduced a set of “flexible sampling” guidelines that it …

Digital Advertising

Ikea has bought TaskRabbit

The Swedish home goods giant is looking for some digital help from the contract labor marketplace.<p>Swedish home goods giant Ikea Group has bought TaskRabbit, according to sources close to the situation.<p>The price of the deal could not be determined, but the contract labor marketplace company has …

Appreciation

Volvo, Betting on Electric, Moves to Phase Out Conventional Engines

Volvo Cars on Wednesday became the first mainstream automaker to sound the death knell of the internal combustion engine, saying that all the models it introduces starting in 2019 will be either hybrids or powered solely by batteries.<p>The decision is the boldest commitment by any major car company …

General Motors

The Desperate Journey of a Trafficked Girl

Every year, thousands of teen-agers from one city in Nigeria risk death and endure forced labor and sex work on the long route to Europe.<p>It was close to midnight on the coast of Libya, a few miles west of Tripoli. At the water’s edge, armed Libyan smugglers pumped air into thirty-foot rubber …

Black Hole Imaged For First Time By Event Horizon Telescope

For decades, scientists have held that Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) reside at the center of larger galaxies. These reality-bending points in …

Universe

Ohio inmates used salvaged computers to commit credit card fraud from jail

It’s never nice to be without the Internet. When I take a flight and there’s no Wi-Fi, I might grumble. The same is also true when my ISP shits the bed, and I’ve got to wait a few hours for them to send a technician out.<p>Which is why I’ve got a grudging appreciation for the inmate of Marion …

Putin may be rekindling the space race between Russia and the US

The Russian space company Roscosmos will likely join the heated space race among US companies, like SpaceX and Blue Origin, which are using reusable rockets to launch satellites into orbit.<p>"We follow technological breakthroughs very carefully in the Kremlin and in the relevant state institutions," …

Snap AV: “While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high…”

2017-04-05T17:10:11.000Z<p>By: Alexandra Scaggs<p>While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high, the actual financial and technological …

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for March 31

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a used Falcon 9 rocket, Palmer Luckey is no longer with Oculus, …

Democratic National Convention

Jeff Bezos just gave a sneak-peek of Blue Origin spacecraft’s interiors

Jeff Bezos just gave a sneak-peek of Blue Origin spacecraft’s interiors<p>Jeff Bezos is serious about sending you into space and he wants to do it in …

What SpaceX's historic rocket launch means for new space era

The historic launch of a partially recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into space on Thursday drew cheers from Americans who celebrated what could be the …

NASA Is Building a Spacecraft That Will Fly Into the Sun's Atmosphere

The Solar Probe Plus will help us predict space weather and guard against potentially hazardous coronal mass ejections.<p><b>Update May 31:</b> The Solar Probe Plus has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe in honor of Eugene Parker, the astrophysicist who developed the modern study of heliophysics and …

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy

Here's everything Tesla plans to accomplish by the end of the year

Tesla had a huge 2016.<p>Among other things, the company unveiled the Model 3, launched new battery products, acquired SolarCity, and revealed its new solar shingles.<p>And the company hasn't slowed down in 2017.<p>So far this year the company has changed its name from Tesla Motors to Tesla, started rolling …

Tesla

Two months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other

The first cocktail party at Barack Obama’s new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of labels, as if assembled potluck-style. The self-serve appetizers were set out in the narrow hallway. The host, tieless, eschewed …

Michelle Obama

Tesla exec explains vision: ‘You have solar, battery pack, EV and you control everything on your phone’

Since Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, the company’s mission slightly changed from “accelerating the advent of electric transport” to “accelerating the advent of sustainable energy”. The company wants to offer solutions throughout the entire energy production and consumption process.<p>At a …

Boeing and Lockheed Could Lose Billions of Dollars of Business This Year

Billions of space-launch contracts come up for grabs in the next few months -- but United Launch Alliance can no longer compete on price.<p>Last week, …

Adobe’s New Algorithm Makes Super Difficult Selections a Cinch

Adobe Research has been working on some pretty interesting photo and video editing features, but their latest research might just revolutionize photo …

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

<b>A British teenager has contacted scientists at Nasa to point out an error in a set of their own data.</b><p>A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station (ISS) were recording false data.<p>The 17-year-old from Tapton school in Sheffield said it was "pretty …

Space

This gorgeous video about the Hubble Space Telescope puts our existence into perspective

‘We’re smaller than we can readily comprehend’<p>In 1995, astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope toward a seemingly empty region of space to see what was there. What they found was astounding: almost 3,000 objects, too faint to see with the naked eye. In a short animated video from Vimeo user …

Is spending billions on space research worth it?

Scientists have discovered nearly 3,500 planets that circle a star other than our sun. And, yet, something about the announcement of seven new exoplanets this week seemed to have struck a chord with millions of people in ways the previous thousands did not. Even my colleague’s six-year-old daughter …

Exoplanets

Snapchat Spectacles are now available online

Supply and... supply<p>Snap is now selling Spectacles online in the United States. The funky $129 Snapchat sunglasses with a built-in camera were announced in the fall, and for a while they were pretty hard to get, but the company has now closed up the pop-up shop in New York City. It’s also putting …

New York City

Clinton says Putin's personal beef prompted election hacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is blaming Russian interference for her defeat in the presidential race, casting her loss as part of a long-running …

Russia

William Faulkner's Hot Toddy Recipe Is the Secret to Surviving Winter

A cocktail lesson from the boozy Southern writer.<p>William Faulkner's affinity for alcohol was no closely guarded family secret. Should you find yourself at Faulkner's grave in Oxford, Mississippi, the only appropriate way to pay homage to the great Southern wordsmith is to take a swig of bourbon, …

Bourbon Whiskey

Hillary Clinton Singles Out Putin, Comey in Election Loss

Hillary Clinton told donors on Thursday night that her loss was partly due to U.S. election hacks directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and FBI director James Comey’s election-eve letter to Congress related to her use of a private email server.<p>“Putin publicly blamed me for the outpouring of …

Government

FBI in agreement with CIA that Russia aimed to help Trump win White House

FBI Director James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. are in agreement with a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the White House, officials disclosed Friday, as President Obama issued a public warning to …

Donald Trump

President Obama Warns Russia Over Hacking: Don’t ‘Do This To Us Because We Can Do Stuff to You’

President Obama sent a warning to Russia and any other countries looking to engage in cyberattacks against the U.S. during his final press conference …