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Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019.

Amazon Destinations Will Find You a Hotel (in LA, New York or Seattle)

Amazon Destinations Will Find You a Hotel (in LA, New 
York or Seattle)

Amazon’s rumored travel site has now officially launched. Amazon Destinations curates hotel listings—and user reviews—to help you book a trip. But only in a handful of locations.

While Amazon has sold hotel rooms before in mini flash sales conducted via Amazon Local, Locations is a much more dedicated offering. Currently it features listings for hotels in LA, New York and Seattle—as predicted...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 08, 2019.

FBI Might Not Be Able to Tell Apple How It Unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone Even If It Wanted to

FBI Might Not Be Able to Tell Apple How It Unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone Even If It Wanted to

Despite paying a team of hackers to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone , the FBI may have no power to share the secrets behind the method.

Sources from within the Obama administration have told Reuters that the team of hackers that helped the FBI unlock the iPhone have “sole legal ownership of the method.” That means, the sources claim, that it is incredibly unlikely that the FBI would be able...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 05, 2019.

Over time, things sure do get weird when it comes Facebook friend requests

Over time, things sure do get weird when it comes Facebook friend requests

Over time, things sure do get weird when it comes Facebook friend requests. [Truth Facts]

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 05, 2019.

This Art Installation Tests How Much You Value Your Personal Data

This Art Installation Tests How Much You Value Your Personal Data

This art installation, Sensible Data by Martin Hertig, is a test: a test of how much you might be willing to give away about yourself in exchange for a little fun.

On the surface it seems harmless enough. You can exchange a photograph of yourself for a line drawing portrait; an email for an assessment of your mood, age, gender and beauty; press a button to get a stamp of approval. It all gets...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 03, 2019.

Android Experiment Lets You Install Apps Directly From a Google Search

Android Experiment Lets You Install Apps Directly From a Google Search

Heading to the Play Store is such a pain in the ass sometimes. That might be why Google is experimenting with a new feature that lets you install apps directly from a quick Google search instead.

Android Police reports that Google is rolling out a feature to some users that provides the option to install software from the search results provided by its Google app (but not Chrome, at least not...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 03, 2019.

Solar Impulse Safely Lands in East China—But the Hardest Leg's to Come

Solar Impulse Safely Lands in East China—But the Hardest Leg's to Come

Yesterday, the solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse successfully touched down in Nanjing, China, completing the Asian leg of its global trip. Next, though, comes one of the toughest parts of the journey: crossing the Pacific Ocean.

The round-the-world trip has been facing some delays since it started in March . In fact it was forced to wait further west in China for three weeks until there...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 01, 2019.

These Are the (Fictional) Apple Watch Accessories You'll Really Want

These Are the (Fictional) Apple Watch Accessories You'll Really Want

Soon, an simple Apple Watch won't be enough. You'll need a slew of accessories to go with it, too. How about one of these? [Joy of Tech]

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 30, 2019.

New Science Breathes Life Into Ageing Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries

New Science Breathes Life Into Ageing Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries

Nickel-hydride metal batteries have fallen out of favor in recent years despite their inherent safety, because they're not as small or light as lithium-ion cells. But scientific advances could significantly boost the capacity of the ageing batteries—and make them attractive once more.

Researchers at BASF have recently doubled the capacity of nickel-hydride metal batteries, reports Technology...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 29, 2019.

Sugar-Producing Bacteria To Be Tested in Space as Food Source for Astronauts

Sugar-Producing Bacteria To Be Tested in Space as Food Source for Astronauts

Right now, astronauts have to subsist on supplies they take with them to space. But a new project is set to test whether sugar-growing bacteria could create sustenance for space travellers in low-gravity situations.

If The Martian taught us anything, it’s that relying on supplies can sometimes be risky. But while NASA is already flirting with the idea of growing lettuce , green leaves alone...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 29, 2019.

Report: New Super Cookies Can Even Track Your Privacy-Mode Browsing

Report: New Super Cookies Can Even Track Your Privacy-Mode Browsing

Private browsing modes on most modern browsers are a nice way to at least partially cloak your online habits. But a new breed of super cookies can apparently bypass those privacy modes and keep track of what you're looking at all the time.

Ars Technica reports that a chink in the HTTP Strict Transport Security protocol makes it possible to fingerprint users who browse sites, even when they're...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 28, 2019.

Google Lets You Re-Skin Its Apps Using Light or Dark Side Star Wars Themes

Google Lets You Re-Skin Its Apps Using Light or Dark Side Star Wars Themes

To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google has put together a set of skins for its apps which let you demonstrate your allegiance to either the light or dark side.

The tweaks to Google apps include new Gmail backgrounds, a YouTube progress that looks like a light saver, a Maps positions marker that resembles a TIE fighter or X-Wing, and a bunch more subtle tweaks in...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 28, 2019.

These 3D Printed Organs Beat Just Like Your Heart

These 3D Printed Organs Beat Just Like Your Heart
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The rhythmic beating of these clumps is mesmeric—but it could be life-saving, too. These are tiny 3D printed versions of hearts and lungs, which work just like the real thing.

Created by researchers from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the pale gray objects mimic...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 27, 2019.

How Google's Directions Would Work If They Were Coded By Your Dad

How Google's Directions Would Work If They Were Coded By Your Dad

Google’s directions are usually pretty good — but what if they had a bit of, um, personality injected to them? This Above Average comedy sketch imagines what they’d be like if your dad had helped code the algorithms.

A father-powered navigation app is, of course, a slightly terrifying prospect. It’s often wrong, but refuses to admit it. It doesn’t really understand your preferences anymore,...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 27, 2019.

There Are Now Over 12,000 Marvel Comics on the Kindle Store

There Are Now Over 12,000 Marvel Comics on the Kindle Store

Amazon has announced a new deal with Marvel that will see over 12,000 back-issue comic books available directly from Amazon’s Kindle store.

Amazon acquired the comics download platform Comixology back in 2014, but the new initiative makes the Comixology app pretty much redundant if you use the Kindle Store. Now, you can download single issues—be that Ant Man or Star Wars—straight from Amazon....

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 24, 2019.

This Interactive YouTube Lets You Explode Dangerous Chemicals in Safety

This Interactive YouTube Lets You Explode Dangerous Chemicals in Safety
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It’s not wise to combine dangerous chemicals that create explosions at home. But this interactive YouTube video allows you to pick and choose from a variety of substances to create your own big bangs from the safety of your computer. It’s really quite fun.

The interactive BBC video allows you to pick and choose from a...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 21, 2019.

What Will the Future of Molecular Manufacturing Really Be Like?

What Will the Future of Molecular Manufacturing Really Be Like?

Molecular machines are nano-scale assemblers that construct themselves and their surroundings into ever more complex structures. Sometimes dubbed "nanotech" in the media, these devices are promising — but also widely misunderstood. Here's what separates the science fact from science fiction.

The concepts that underpin this form of nanotechnology have certainly had long enough to percolate...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 19, 2019.

Apple Music Lets Siri Work as a Silly Sound Effects Machine

Apple Music Lets Siri Work as a Silly Sound Effects Machine

An unexpected perk, if you can call it that, of your free three-month Apple Music subscription? Siri can access it in order to work as a kind of sound effects machine. Go on, ask Siri to play the sound of farts. Go on.

Ah, such juveline fun. Verge reports that the following list of silly sounds can be accesed by asking Siri to play them. Let us know if you find any more.

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Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 18, 2019.

Twitter Is Warning Users They May Be Targets of 'State-Sponsored' Hacks

Twitter Is Warning Users They May Be Targets of 'State-Sponsored' Hacks

Twitter has sent an email to a number of its users to explain that their accounts may have been the target of “state-sponsored hackers.”

Coldhak, a Canadian non-profit, received a copy of the email and posted it to Twitter. The email explains:

“As a precaution, we are alerting you that your Twitter account is one of a small group of accounts that may have been targeted by state-sponsored...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jun 17, 2019.

Martian Impact Craters Will Help Reveal How Water Shaped the Planet

Martian Impact Craters Will Help Reveal How Water Shaped the Planet

In geological circles, a wedge of sediment left behind by flowing water is known as as an alluvial fan. This image, captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, reveals two large impact craters that will be used to age such features and reveal how water shaped the Red Planet.

The images were acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars...

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