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How the US energy mix has changed since 2007 in four maps

How the US energy mix has changed since 2007 in four maps

2 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

A natural gas fracking well near Shreveport, Louisiana. The US Energy Information Agency recently published two interesting sets of maps to show how the US energy mix has...
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Solar panels replaced tarmac on a motorway. Here are the results

Solar panels replaced tarmac on a motorway. Here are the results

6 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / A road to nowhere? Four years ago a viral campaign wooed the world with a promise of fighting climate change and jump-starting the economy by replacing tarmac on the...
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Augmented reality porn arrives on Android with animated human bodies

Augmented reality porn arrives on Android with animated human bodies

7 hours ago   |   VentureBeat

Porn has always pushed the edges of technology, from VHS videotapes to virtual reality. And now it may also push the envelope for augmented reality. ARConk, an AR porn service...
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“Rainbow” weevil could hold the secret to generating nature's colors in the lab

“Rainbow” weevil could hold the secret to generating nature's colors in the lab

8 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / The colorful spots of a rainbow weevil as seen through a bright-field light microscope There are many insects that boast one or two bright colors on their cells. But...
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AI learns to decipher images based on spoken words-almost like a toddler

AI learns to decipher images based on spoken words-almost like a toddler

10 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Given this picture and audio of the word "airliner," a neural network identifies the portions of the image where there's an airplane. The software learned to do this...
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Coco VR: How Magnopus brings Pixar's magic to life

Coco VR: How Magnopus brings Pixar's magic to life

12 hours ago   |   VentureBeat

FEATURE: “Pixar originally didn't want to do the project because they didn't think we could hit the quality bar that they found acceptable,” said Ben Grossmann, the cofounder...
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VR's missing ingredient: FOMO

VR's missing ingredient: FOMO

1 day ago   |   VentureBeat

GUEST: In over two years as CEO of Admix, an AR/VR company, I have attended well over 100 events, pitched investors, and given countless interviews. By far the most common...
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Historians find long-lost Galileo letter hiding in plain site at Royal Society

Historians find long-lost Galileo letter hiding in plain site at Royal Society

1 day ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / The original letter in which Galileo argued against the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. Renowned astronomer Galileo has been lauded for centuries for his...
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IMDEA DisCoEdge Puts Unused Mobile Resources To Work

2 days ago   |   Android Headlines

In short: IMDEA Networks Institute researchers want to create an incentive-based smartphone resource sharing program built on the blockchain called DisCoEdge, according to a...
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Potential buyers for largest coal plant in the Western US back out

Potential buyers for largest coal plant in the Western US back out

2 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Navajo Generating Station and Navajo Mountain. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Two investment companies that had been negotiating a purchase of the...
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IPhone XS And XS Max Get Put Through First Few Drop Tests Following Release

IPhone XS And XS Max Get Put Through First Few Drop Tests Following Release

The iPhone XS and XS Max were released on Friday, and it didn't take long for results of initial third-party drop tests to emerge, as a YouTube channel and tech website have... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Bring Me Cakes, MaxDominator and Anchor Pointer

Today's Apps Gone Free: Bring Me Cakes, MaxDominator and Anchor Pointer

Deliver sweet treats to granny, match falling dominoes, and store GPS locations with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any time and... Read more ...

Toyota Might Finally Support Android Auto

Toyota Might Finally Support Android Auto

Many car manufacturers have added support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Toyota is one of the few manufacturers that haven't opened up to Google's in-car platform as... Read more ...

Verizon And T-Mobile Release Oreo For LG G5

Verizon And T-Mobile Release Oreo For LG G5

It has been over a year since the Android Oreo update was released but there are still some devices that have yet to receive the update. That's despite the fact that Android 9... Read more ...

Google Brings Daydream VR Support To All Android Apps

Google Brings Daydream VR Support To All Android Apps

Google continues to take steps to further promote its Daydream virtual reality platform. The company has now announced that it's adding the ability to open any smartphone... Read more ...

Apple Watch Series 4 hands-on: Small changes add up

Apple Watch Series 4 hands-on: Small changes add up

It's rather unbelievable that out of all the smartwatches that have come into existence in the last several years, the only one deemed to be a success has been none other than... Read more ...

Apple iPhone XS Max: unboxing and first look

Apple iPhone XS Max: unboxing and first look

Apple's latest iPhones launched yesterday, offering a mixture of sizes and price points to consumers. The biggest one out of the bunch, the Apple iPhone XS Max, just recently... Read more ...

Apple's new ad for the Apple Watch Series 4 says that there's a better you...

Apple's new ad for the Apple Watch Series 4 says that there's a better you waiting to get out

Apple has been marketing its smartwatch as a tool to make you healthy. The Apple Watch monitors your heart rate and workouts, and can be set to send you a notification if you... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2018) camera details leak alongside key specs

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2018) camera details leak alongside key specs

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2018) concept render based on leaks and rumors Earlier this week, Samsung announced its first triple-camera smartphone. But on October 11, the South... Read more ...

Did you get your iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 pre-orders on time?

Did you get your iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 pre-orders on time?

Leading up to the public release of the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 yesterday, there was a lot concern about whether or not shipments would arrive on time. While much of... Read more ...