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Noon makes your lights smart without a single smart bulb

Smart lights can be a huge convenience, but too many still fail the most basic test: can you turn them on and off with a light switch, without messing everything up?<p>So instead of making smart lights, a new startup named Noon has decided to make smart light switches — transforming your regular …

EU paid for a report that concluded piracy isn’t harmful — and tried to hide the findings

Back in 2014, the European Commission paid the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys 360,000 euros (about $428,000) to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content. The final report was finished in May 2015, but for some reason it was never published– according to Julia Reda’s blog, the …

6th Global Mass Extinction Is Coming All Too Soon, According to This Mathematician

Numbers don't lie.<p>It doesn't come along very often, but after some 540 million years, this world we live on has witnessed five mass extinctions – and …

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way, this is a great option, but it’s far from ideal.<p>For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

NASA’s Cassini captured an unexplained Saturn ‘glitch’ before its fateful dive

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft completed its incredibly successful extended mission last week, punctuated by a fiery death at the hands of Saturn’s upper …

Work from home people earn more, quit less, and are happier than their office-bound counterparts

Working from home gets a bad rap. Google the phrase and examine the results—you’ll see scams or low-level jobs, followed by links calling out “legitimate” virtual jobs.<p>But Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Nicholas Bloom says requiring employees to be in the office is an outdated work …

The Workplace

NASA is sending its Pluto probe to a new target it barely knows. Here’s what it wants to find out.

NASA’s New Horizons mission captured stunning shots of Pluto and its moon Charon with a close flyby in July 2015. It got a new mission, made official …

The Amazing Reason Deep Sea Corals Glow In the Dark

Lots of creatures glow in the ocean’s depths, where sunlight is slim to nil. But while most of these abyssal lightbulbs use their neon powers to hunt …

Ice Age fossils emerge during Los Angeles subway dig

LOS ANGELES — As workers shoveled dirt from the future site of a subway station, something caught Francisco Palacios' eye. He got down on his knees, brushed excess dirt away, dug a little deeper with a shovel and unearthed the fossilized skull of a young mammoth from the Ice Age.<p>Discoveries like …

Paleontology

NASA’s Hubble captures stunning photo that will make you feel insignificant

We go about our lives here on planet Earth — doing our jobs, cashing paychecks, and raising families — and most of the time we don’t question just …

Trump's Labor Dept wants salary to count on overtime rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department said Friday it wants salary level to count in deciding who is eligible for overtime pay. But it's holding off …

Obama Administration

A pioneering computer scientist wants algorithms to be regulated like cars, banks, and drugs

It’s convenient when Facebook can tag your friends in photos for you, and it’s fun when Snapchat can apply a filter to your face. Both are examples of algorithms that have been trained to recognize eyes, noses, and mouths with consistent accuracy.<p>When these programs are wrong—like when Facebook …

Artificial Intelligence

The ROLI NOISE sound production app is now in early access for Android

ROLI's modular BLOCKS studio has gained popularity recently, as a way to easily create music. Taps and gestures on the BLOCKS turn into musical …

Android News