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Google Duo allows you to share your Android phone’s screen, but it doesn’t work well yet

• The latest update to Google Duo introduces the ability to share your Android smartphone’s screen.<br>• The feature makes it easier to play tech support with your friends and family, though it appears to be broken for the time being.<br>• Screen sharing shows up in version 34 of Google Duo.<p>Google Duo received …

Wireless 'robofly' looks like an Insect, gets its power from lasers

A new type of flying robot is so tiny and lightweight — it weighs about as much as a toothpick — it can perch on your finger. The little flitter is also capable of untethered flight and is powered by lasers.<p>This is a big leap forward in the design of diminutive airborne bots, which are usually too …

University of Washington

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, downing ketone drinks, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly …

Sheep-Human Hybrids Made in Lab—Get the Facts

The breakthrough moves researchers a small step closer to growing human organs for medical transplant.<p>Building on a controversial breakthrough made in 2017, scientists announced on Saturday that they have created the second successful human-animal hybrids: sheep embryos that are are 0.01-percent …

A large study has found excessive alcohol consumption is strongly associated with developing early-onset dementia

If you have a habit of drinking to drown your sorrows, be careful not to overindulge.<p>A new study — the largest of its kind — has found that heavy alcohol use could increase one's risk for all types of dementia, and especially for the early-onset of dementia before 65 years of age.<p>The report …

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Artificial Intelligence

The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society

Today Microsoft is releasing a new book, <i>The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society.</i> The two of us have written the foreword …

Artificial Intelligence

Humans Will Have A ‘Robot Second Self’ In The Next 20 Years, Say Experts At Microsoft

The digital alter-ego will be AI extension of yourself<p>Are you seeing double? You might be in the next 20 years. Experts at Microsoft say that all …

Our favorite books of 2017

2017 is coming to a close, but if there's one thing that stands out from this year, it's all of the great books.<p>From poignant, socially conscious YA …

Books

Best Tech Books of 2017 - MIT Technology Review

<b>By Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot</b><p>Through personal stories, Cabot and Walravens shine a light on the women making waves in the technology …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain During Anesthesia

Until recently, we didn't really know.<p>In the United States, almost 60,000 people receive general anesthesia during surgery every day. Through an injection, or inhalation of anesthetic gas, they safely lose consciousness while their bodies are probed and cut open. Then, their loss of consciousness …

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

NASA Just Saw Something Come Out Of A Black Hole For The First Time Ever

“You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted …

Black Holes

Scientists want to create a universe in a lab, and they actually could

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

How to watch this weekend’s incredible Orionid meteor shower

This weekend will be one of the best in 2017 for kicking back and watching the stars. The annual Orionid meteor shower is forecast to hit its peak in …

This Fungus Discovered In A Pakistani Landfill Likes To Eat Plastic

Polyester polyurethane makes a delicious meal for the Aspergillus tubingensis fungus, offering a potential solution to some of our insane plastic problem.<p>Out of all the plastic ever made–an estimated 8.3 billion metric tons–most of it still exists as waste in some form, whether that’s in a landfill …

Pollution

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

<b>Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.</b><p>The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.<p>On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which …

Puerto Rico

A NASA satellite that monitors CO2 is revealing the inner workings of our planet

That’s key to figure out how our world will respond to climate change<p>Thanks to a NASA satellite that’s been mapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in unprecedented detail, scientists are learning much more about how plants work, and how the land and oceans suck up and release …

Russia's next-gen combat suit is getting tech that's resistant to nuclear blasts

Stormtrooper Chic<p>Russia has a new battle suit that seems to be visually inspired by <i>Star Wars’s</i> Imperial Shadow Stormtroopers. While Russia’s version …

Military

Magic mushrooms "reset" key brain circuits in depressed people

‘Shrooming Through Sadness<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use as party drugs, but less so for …

Magic Mushrooms

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending October 6:<p>Fiction<p>1. Origin by Dan Brown, narrated by Paul Michael (Random House Audio)<p>2. It by Stephen King, …

Top 10 Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Automation Books You Should Read Today

Top 10 Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Automation Books You Should Read Today You have to seek information that will profit you. At that point you …

This Video Of A Freshly Removed Human Brain Will Leave You In Awe Of The Amazing Organ It Is

With the amount of work our brain does for our body, it sure needs to be a resilient organ. The fascinating thing is our brains are actually quite …

The 3 Stages of Real Strength Training

The Training Volume Secret<p>Volume Defined<p>Volume is the total amount of work you perform in the gym during any given workout. We measure this work by …

8 Low-Carb Snack Ideas That Are Actually Nutritious, Too

There's this weird stigma that snacking is bad for you, and we're here to clear that generalization up for good. Yes, snacking on a bunch of …

I Slept On The Floor For 2 Weeks -- Now My Husband And I Can’t Share A Bed

My initial approach to floor sleeping was entered with trepidation and skepticism, but after two weeks I’m a believer.<p><b>This article was originally published on</b> Healthline.com.<p><b>For a while, my sleep has really sucked.</b><p>I’ve been waking up groggy and in pain. Ask my why, and I’ll tell you I’m not …

Eminem unleashes on Trump: The 11 fiercest lines

<b>(CNN) —</b> In what is perhaps the fiercest and the most exhaustive attack against Donald Trump in hip-hop, Eminem "came to stomp" Tuesday night, calling the President everything from "Donald the b----" to a "racist grandpa" in an explosive 4.5-minute freestyle rap.<p>The Detroit rapper challenged his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Microsoft And Google Race To Build The World's Smartest Cloud

There’s no shortage of reasons for moving your business to cloud storage, provided that you haven’t already done so. Cloud-based platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure offer a multitude of advantages to the more traditional methods of data storage, including added security, …

Artificial Intelligence

How neural networks think

Artificial-intelligence research has been transformed by machine-learning systems called neural networks, which learn how to perform tasks by …

How to enable Android Oreo's "Turn on WiFi Automatically" feature on Nexus 5X/6P

One of Android Oreo's new features is the ability to automatically turn Wi-Fi back on when you're near a saved network. Essentially, Android will …