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Google's new $400 speaker is a room-shaking monster

The Amazon Echo and the Google Home smart speakers are pretty good at playing music. Ask them to play a song, and enjoy the surprisingly high sound quality on display.<p>Sometimes, though, you need to bring the freakin' roof down.<p>Enter the Google Home Max, a $400 speaker designed for the bass-shaking, …

Google Home

Google's taking on Apple's AirPods with $160 wireless headphones that can translate different languages in real time

Google is taking on Apple's $160 wireless AirPods headphones with a direct competitor: Google Pixel Buds.<p>Google introduced the headphones during an event on Wednesday morning in California, alongside new entries in the Google Home smart-speaker line, a new Chromebook laptop, and the next generation …

Headphones

US ISPs could soon monitor your ‘secret’ porn viewing habits

When I heard last week that Congress had voted to repeal restrictions that would’ve prohibited internet service providers (ISPs) from monitoring and selling users’ browsing histories, locations, app usage, identifying information, and more to whomever was buying, I wasn’t too bothered by the news. …

Privacy

Here’s why kids fall behind in science

Globally, the US is at risk of declining economic competitiveness due to its continuing lower levels of educational attainment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).<p>The US currently ranks 44th according to the quality of its mathematics and science education.<p>A “leaky STEM …

Inventor Ray Kurzweil believes we’ll be able to extend our lives ‘indefinitely’

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks that technology will eventually help us reach immortality, at least in some form. He considers death to be “a great robber of meaning, of relationships, of knowledge” and believes that, over time, the human race will overcome disease and aging to allow us …

Singularity

Report: Google is working on an Amazon Echo killer

The Amazon Echo, with its fantastic Alexa voice-based controls, has every major tech company kicking themselves for not thinking of it first.<p>Not …

RANKED: The 12 best modern Marvel superhero movies

In the past eight years, Marvel Studios has put out well over 20 movies that span multiple studios — from Disney to 20th Century Fox.<p>"Deadpool," which came out on February 12, has been shattering records since its opening weekend. It has grossed over $679.1 million worldwide.<p>In anticipation of the …

Marvel Universe

40 Uses for WD-40

More than 60 years after its invention in 1953, WD-40 can be found in four out of five American homes. Here's what it can do. (Warning: We haven't tried all of these.) This article was first published in <i>Uncle John's Weird, Weird World</i>.<p><b>40 Uses for WD-40</b><p>Removes grime from book covers.<p>Prevents mud and …

Mattel's ThingMaker brings 3D printing to iconic '60s toy

NEW YORK — Mattel's ThingMaker was the original at-home maker device of the 1960s, but now the company is giving it a modern reboot, allowing kids to …

Italy is set up for a showdown with the European Union

A year ago, Italy was widely thought to be on the right path by EU leaders.<p>Matteo Renzi, a member of the Democratic Party appointed as Prime Minister, was going forward with his reformist agenda, including a labor reform and an overhaul of the Italian electoral and constitutional laws to put an end …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook's "Free Basics" internet service has been shut down in Egypt.</b> Over 3 million people had been using the cheap internet service in the country.<p><b>2. Microsoft wants to build a slimmed-down version of the Xbox.</b> It considered the idea back in 2013 but didn't proceed with it.<p><b>3. Gaming platform</b> …

IPhone 7

How the Doctor Who Christmas Special Finally Gave River Song the Husband She Deserves

Alex Kingston on being Doctor Who’s secret weapon and getting the closure she richly deserves.<p>The following post contains spoilers for the latest <i>Doctor Who</i> Christmas special titled “The Husbands of River Song.” But it also contains some great insight from River herself, <b>Alex Kingston</b>. So make sure …

ESA Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Recontact Comet Lander

More than a year after the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Philae spacecraft made history with the first-ever successful touchdown on the surface of a comet — 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, its Rosetta spacecraft is still trying to re-establish contact with its now-silent lander.<p>“We’re trying to contact …

Vancouver's News. Vancouver's Talk

26 mins ago<p>By Amy Judd Online News Producer<p>Several witnesses called police at 11:30 a.m. from the area of 108th Avenue and King George Boulevard …

Get a kick out of these sneakers with customizable digital displays

In 1986, Run-D.M.C. released the song "My Adidas," dedicated to their unlaced white shell-toe sneakers and arguably setting in motion a sneaker …

Why is the U.S. bringing down the hammer on FIFA?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field, but also for allegedly breaking them off it.<p>The body that governs soccer, the most popular sport in the world, is a multibillion-dollar behemoth.<p>Great power, yes. Great responsibility? Not so much, critics …

Corruption

No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the …

Terrorism

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

13 Turkey Burgers That Will Make You Forget About Beef

<i>Header image: Guacamole Turkey Burger</i>We constantly find ourselves asking the question why no love for the Turkey Burger? It’s cheap, lean and far …

Burgers

Faster-than-light travel: Are we there yet?

There’s a cosmic speed limit that unfortunately means we won’t be firing up warp drive anytime soon.<p>Long before the Empire struck back, before the …

Physics

San Francisco commuters snub public transit for $6 bus ride

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The compact city that inspired ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft is offering a new way to get to work: fancy $6 big-bus rides …

7 Ways to Cook a Better Steak

These tips from Vegas chefs will make dinner taste like a million bucks<p>The Las Vegas food scene sure can be gaudy: the Denny’s wedding chapel, the countless Hooters knock-offs, the endless buffets. But if you look harder, the city sizzles up some amazing meals.<p>One category: high-end steak. Lucky …

How I Got My Body: Nick Jonas

Two different gigs required two different physiques from the entertainer. Here's how the 22-year-old bulked up, then toned it down.<p>"I had about six …

Type 1 Diabetes

500-Million-Year-Old Brains of 'Sea Monsters' Hint at How Heads Evolved

The shiny, fossilized brains of two ancient sea-monsterlike creatures are helping researchers understand how the ancestors of modern-day arthropods, such as scorpions and lobsters, evolved, as shown in a new study.<p>The research focuses on an oval structure, called the anterior sclerite, found in the …

Swiss economy defies doomsayers, weathers franc shock

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - When the Swiss central bank abandoned its cap on the franc back in January, corporate Switzerland warned of an economic “tsunami” that would hit exports, hammer jobs and plunge the Alpine nation into a deep recession.<p>A Swiss national flag flutters in the wind …

Economics

Army 'regains ground' from ISIL in battle for Ramadi

Iraqi security forces battling fighters of the Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL) are slowly regaining some ground from the armed group in the western city of Ramadi, security and local officials said.<p>The fighters began advancing on Ramadi two weeks ago, causing local officials to warn it was …

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Dimensions Of Flash And Storing The World

There are several interesting developments in solid-state storage and storage systems over the last week or so. We will look at new developments in 3D NAND memory and PCIe flash cards. We will also look at some recent developments in network storage.<p>Samsung introduced the first 3D flash memory …

The Little-Known $15 Billion Empire Of Africa's Richest Man

Aliko Dangote lives as you might expect, given he’s the richest person in Africa and resides in the same country being bullied by the insidious Boko Haram terrorist group, which finds something noble in kidnapping village girls. Located on Victoria Island, a wealthy Lagos enclave that has a moat in …

12 Habits Of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down …

Self-awareness