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Chinese authorities shut down Apple's iBookstore and iTunes Movies

Apple is no longer able to sell ebooks and movies in China after a government regulator reportedly demanded the services' closure. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television is behind the shutdown, which happened only six months …

A chemist says most people overlook a huge factor when brewing coffee

Tom Smith Photography<p>Christopher H. Hendon, a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry at MIT, was sitting in a coffee shop near his graduate school in the …

Coffee

How to Build a Recommender System

Yes -- I said it. We're going to talk about putting together a recommender system -- otherwise known as a recommendation engine -- in the programming …

Gartner Inc.

A SpaceX conseguiu um pouso controlado de um foguete que viajou até a órbita da Terra

Como programado, o foguete Falcon 9, da SpaceX, fez um belo pouso na estação aérea de Cabo Canaveral. Isso representa um grande momento para a …

Should You Tell Your Friends How Much Money You Make?

You may want to think twice before you share.<p>Information about your salary is probably something you don’t care to share with too many people. Among …

7 tech giants most likely to buy Foursquare

With word that Foursquare is reportedly raising another down round of financing, it seems logical to bet that the company is reaching some kind of end game.<p>According to Re/Code, Foursquare is trying to raise between $20 million and $40 million at a valuation of $250 million. That’s far below the …

Microsoft acquires Ray Ozzie’s team communication startup Talko, will integrate tech into Skype

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired technology from Talko, a startup that built a mobile-friendly team communication app. Talko will be shutting down in the next several months, according to a note on the startup’s website, and its technology will be integrated into existing Microsoft …

Startups

The 10 Best Video Games of 2015

The 10 Best Video Games of 2015Our favorite digital distractions of the year.It’s been two full years now since the eighth console generation got …

Gaming Industry

Suspensão de Blatter marca fim de uma era na Fifa

Os 17 anos de Sepp Blatter à frente da Fifa parecem ter terminado de forma inglória: nesta segunda-feira ele foi banido por oito anos de qualquer atividade administrativa associada a esse esporte, o que marca o fim de uma era na administração da Federação Internacional de Futebol e na carreira do …

The Doctor Will Monitor You Now: 2015 In Health

Sick? There’s an app for that. But maybe it doesn’t matter, because of the anti-aging pill.<p>In 2015, improving sensor and mobile technology continued to provide creative ways to improve health monitoring. Ingestible “stethoscopes” can now monitor our health all the time, smartphones can test for …

Bill Gates

Reveja 13 iniciativas feministas que fizeram o mundo um pouco melhor em 2015

No ano em que a Internet serviu como um meio poderoso de propagação de discursos feministas; hashtags, declarações, depoimentos, protestos e …

Photographing hypersexuality in the home

The narrative imposed on women’s bodies can feel relentlessly objectifying. We’re constantly confronted by the gender power asymmetry afforded by the male gaze: where women are faceless, personality-lacking creatures of body parts for consumption, and where women seem to have no control over their …

Universal sent 'Star Wars' an awesome congratulations for beating the 'Jurassic World' box-office record

Both numbers shattered records "Jurassic World" set earlier this year when it premiered in June with an unexpected $208.8 million domestic opening. It beat out Disney and Marvel's "The Avengers" which held the record since 2012.<p>Universal doesn't seem too upset, though.<p>"Jurassic World" producer …

Box Office

Lone Wolves With 'Concerning' Behavior Committed Most Attacks on Federal Buildings, Secret Service Says

Most attacks on federal government buildings and officials were carried out by so-called lone wolves using firearms who exhibited "concerning" …

Samsung unveils 2nd generation Galaxy A smartphones, hints at mid-December Samsung Pay launch in China

Samsung has launched second-generation versions of the mid-range Galaxy A3 and A5 smartphones it first unveiled last October, and the Galaxy A7 it introduced in February.<p>The refreshed Samsung Galaxy A (2016) lineup is: the 5.5-inch Galaxy A7, the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5, and the 4.7-inch Galaxy A3. Both …

Samsung Pay

The great Facebook giveaway - how will it work?

<b>So Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is funding what should turn out to be one of the world's most well-endowed charitable organisations, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, with the aim of "advancing human potential and promoting equality for all children in the next generation".</b><p>He's very rich indeed …

Conference of Parties - #COP21

France will limit a U.N. climate summit in Paris starting in two weeks' time to core negotiations and cancel planned marches and concerts after the attacks that killed 129 people, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday.<p>He said no foreign leaders had asked France to postpone the Nov 30-Dec 11 …

Climate

Google’s November Self-Driving Car Report Details Learnings, A Pull-Over, And A Rear-End Collision

Google’s monthly self-driving car reports are fun to read through, and gives transparent accounts of what the team is up to, how the cars are performing, and any lessons learned along the way. Last month focused on pedestrians with Halloween being a helper.<p>This month? The company says its currently …

Doctors Don't Know What To Do With Data From Fitness Trackers

Earlier this year a story commissioned by Qualcomm and published on <i>Quartz</i> promised fitness trackers would soon be able to transmit data directly to physicians. Predictably, Qualcomm has plans to be the centerpiece in this future with its 2net platform, a cloud service that helps fitness wearables …

New York City

The US military is killing a program that tried to launch satellites with fighter jets

The US military research lab that funds some of the most important (and terrifying) scientific work out there is scrapping a program that would have launched satellites with fighter jets, after the next-generation rocket fuel involved turned out to be a little too explosive.<p>DARPA, the Defense …

Aviation

Mosquitoes Bring Disease, Maybe Birth Defects, To US Border

This is disturbing and sad. A tropical disease that is spread by mosquitoes and that seems to be moving north—and may be approaching the US border—is being linked in health-agency reports to a disabling birth defect.<p>The disease is Zika virus, and the birth defect is microcephaly: smaller than …

Public Health

Harrison Ford Talks to PEOPLE: Why I Returned to Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Han Solo

Like Han Solo, Harrison Ford himself has finally awakened to the force of <i>Star Wars</i>. He’s come a long way from wanting to kill off the popular …

Star Wars

What Donald Trump's supporters really hate

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder since the club's return to Lake Erie's shore after its hijacking in the '90s, I of course opened Tuesday's radio show by talking to Donald Trump about the Browns' memorable "Monday Night Football" loss the evening before.<p>"So sad," …

ConnectSense Smart Outlet lets Siri control two HomeKit Wi-Fi wall sockets, USB charge iPads

Leapfrogging the one-device HomeKit “smart plugs” previously released by iHome, ConnectSense has debuted the <b>Smart Outlet with Apple HomeKit</b> ($80), which combines two Siri-controlled wall power outlets with a 2.4-Amp USB port. Using Wi-Fi, the Smart Outlet lets you separately monitor and control …

Home Automation

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Use Science to Choose Between Star Wars and Star Trek

It’s every die-hard sci-fi geek’s nightmare scenario: being forced to choose between <i>Star Wars</i>‘ hyperdrive-enabled Millennium Falcon or <i>Star Trek</i>‘s …

Malaysia's Giant Shooting Star Sculpture Is Trapped in a Building

The immense, glowing artwork is meant to bring life to an industrial neighborhood.<p>If a shooting star were to fall to Earth and somehow become wedged in a building, it might look something like Jun Hao Ong’s transcendental installation in Butterworth, Malaysia.<p>Made from taut cables and white LEDs, …

Art

Yahoo to consider sale of core Internet business and future of Marissa Mayer, says source

<i>San Francisco (By Amrutha Penumudi in Bengaluru for Reuters)</i> — The board of Yahoo Inc is weighing a sale of its core Internet business when it meets this week, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.<p>The board’s meeting comes amid a broader debate about the future of the company and that of …

Advertising

Studio denies report Leonardo DiCaprio is raped by bear in The Revenant

The Drudge Report had sparked an internet frenzy after claiming Oscar-tipped actor is sexually assaulted in the brutal western<p>Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox has been forced to deny internet reports that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is raped by a bear in the Oscar-tipped Alejandro González …

News Media

Another danger of climate change: Giant flying boulders?

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas — Standing atop a 60-foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic, James Hansen — the retired NASA scientist sometimes dubbed the “father of global warming” — examines two small rocks through a magnifying glass. Towering above him is the source of one of the shards: a huge boulder from a …

Climate Change