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The demise of the car key: Tesla, Lincoln lead auto industry in ditching keys for mobile entry

Sunday  05:35,   10 november 2019
cnbc

Key fobs and emerging virtual, or digital, keys are increasingly making traditional metal car keys obsolete. Tesla was the first to ditch metal keys for its Model 3, followed by a similar move by Lincoln.The change, which has accelerated in recent... >>>

If Apple's AirPods Pro still don't fit in your ears, get the Beats Solo Pro

Sunday  05:35,   10 november 2019
cnbc

Apple's Beats Solo Pro headphones have lots of similarities to the AirPods Pro have but sit on your ears instead of in them, which makes them ideal for people who don't think in-ear headphones are comfortable.They have lots of the same... >>>

Rare cancers spreading among sea creatures have scientists perplexed

Saturday  20:35,   09 november 2019
nationalgeographic

Some malignancies can jump between different marine species, the latest in series of discoveries that’s changed our understanding of cancer.A long time ago, though we don’t know how long, a bay mussel somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere developed a >>>

Mourning the loss of the good gadgets that (basically) died in 2019

Saturday  20:35,   09 november 2019
popsci

Mourning the loss of the good gadgets that (basically) died in 2019This isn’t a new concept and it’s certainly not unique to Google. When Apple released iOS 13 earlier this year, it only went back as far as the iPhone 6S. People with a 5S or a 6 had >>>

YouTube is rolling out its redesigned homepage

Saturday  12:15,   09 november 2019
msn

Google wants to be able to allow users to select the subjects they want to see, so that they can benefit from personalized homepages. >>>

Roku’s new free app lets you control your viewing with your Apple Watch

Saturday  12:15,   09 november 2019
msn

Use touch or your voice to see your programsThe Roku app looks, and works, very much like the iPhone and Android apps. It allows you to launch various Roku-based channels (listed in the order of most recently launched), control the cursor on your TV >>>

NASA unveils its first electric airplane - a work in progress

Saturday  12:15,   09 november 2019
reuters

NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 "Maxwell," on Friday at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert. Adapted... >>>

Moon-bound NASA astronauts get nifty sleeping bags for snoozing in space

Saturday  05:50,   09 november 2019
cnet

NASA plans to send Artemis-mission astronauts to the moon and back by 2024. The multi-day journey means the crew will need to get comfy and stay rested while traveling. NASA's Orion team just showed us how they'll do it.The Orion Twitter account... >>>

See MIT's Mini Cheetah backflipping robots play a mean game of soccer

Saturday  05:50,   09 november 2019
cnet

MIT's Biomimetic Robotics Lab takes the cute quadruped outside for a delightful robot play date.MIT's Biomimetic Robotics Lab posted a new video this week showing off the skills of its Mini Cheetah robots -- lightweight and quadruped robots the... >>>

Scientists invented metal that refuses to sink

Saturday  05:50,   09 november 2019
bgr

If you're trying to build something that won't sink, making it out of metal seems like a terrible idea. We make boats and ships out of metal because it's sturdy and lasts a long time, but it weighs a lot and, if something goes wrong,... >>>

Instagram Will Remove ‘Likes’ From Posts for Some U.S. Users

Saturday  05:50,   09 november 2019
msn

Facebook Inc.’s Instagram plans to remove the number of “likes” visible on posts for some users in the U.S. to decrease competitive pressure among people on the photo-sharing service. Instagram has been hiding like counts in some markets since... >>>

Voyager 2′s journey beyond the solar system reveals new cosmic secrets

Friday  20:05,   08 november 2019
popsci

The Voyager 2 spacecraft spent more than four decades surfing the solar wind away from the sun and out into the galaxy. Then, in less than a day, the probe burst from our sun’s protective bubble out into an interstellar sea of alien particles. The... >>>

NASA satellites reveal the world's thickest glacier is melting 80 YEARS ahead of schedule due to record high temperatures

Friday  20:05,   08 november 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Images from NASA's Earth observatory show the Taku Glacier in Alaska is melting for the first time in over 70 years. Experts are blaming the record high temperatures Alaska has been experiencing.A set of images released by NASA's Earth... >>>

Disney is betting everything on its Disney+ streaming service

Friday  20:05,   08 november 2019
qz

On Nov. 12, the company will launch Disney+, hoping to prove to investors — and the world — that it has a strong vision for the future. “We’ve spent the last few years completely transforming The Walt Disney Company to focus the resources and... >>>

How Amazon's Alexa came to dominate the smart speaker market

Friday  05:55,   08 november 2019
qz

Roughly a quarter of US adults own a smart speaker, most of which are made by Amazon.When Amazon debuted the Amazon Echo in 2014, there were decidedly mixed reactions to the black, cylindrical Bluetooth speaker that could pick up voice commands. Few >>>