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Boston Public Schools Map Switch Aims To Amend 500 Years of Distortion

Students attending Boston public schools are now getting a more accurate depiction of the world after the school district rolled out a new standard map of the world that show North America and Europe much smaller than Africa and South America. From a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

iPhone or Android? President Trump makes the switch over to a new secured iPhone

After months of concern from security experts, the White House social media director has reported that President Donald Trump has switched over to a new iPhone. He had previously been using an unsecured Android device, to the dismay of his advisers a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

Unicomp Ultra Classic Keyboard Review

In 1984 IBM introduced the legendary Model M, a beast of a mechanical keyboard that utilized a unique buckling spring key switch to make sweet love to the user's fingers, along with a lot of noise. Unicomp's Ultra Classic is the Model M's.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

Dropbox reportedly secures a $600 million credit line

 Preteen unicorn Dropbox needs some cash real quick, so the company just secured a $600 million credit line according to a new Bloomberg report. This could be the company’s last “funding” round before its initial public offerin.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

Backwards asteroid shares an orbit with Jupiter without crashing

A rare retrograde asteroid has been spotted in Jupiter's orbital zone - and nudges from the giant planet may have kept it stable there for a million years.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

NASA probe Juno captures Jupiter"s poles in glorious detail

In August 2011 NASA sent a probe the size of a basketball court into space on a mission to observe Jupiter. Now, five years later, the $1 billion dollar probe has something to show for it's 415 million mile journey. Named Juno, the prob.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

A week with Fujifilm"s GFX 50S medium-format mirrorless camera

Fujifilm surprised the camera world last year with the introduction of the GFX 50S, its first medium-format mirrorless. The shooter, which is now available for $6,500 body only, packs a large 51.4-megapixel CMOS sensor (43.8 x 32.9mm) in a D.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

Photos: Newfound Tyrannosaur Had Nearly 3-Inch-Long Teeth

After nearly 30 years since its discovery in Montana, a newfound species of tyrannosaur is finally making its debut......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News3 hr. 44 min. ago

Watch the ‘Destiny 2’ Reveal Trailer Right Here

The hotly anticipated game is out September 8 All your stuff is gone. That’s mostly what you need to know about the official Destiny 2 reveal trailer. Everyone’s been kicked out of the tower, and all those years of the slot machine g.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated News4 hr. 15 min. ago

Why Russia Gave up Alaska, America"s Gateway to the Arctic

The tale of how and why Russia ceded its control over Alaska to the U.S. 150 years ago is actually two tales and two intertwining histories......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News4 hr. 16 min. ago

Science March Appoints Three Public Faces Amidst Mounting Controversy

Bill Nye the Science Guy will be joining the March for Science as an honorary chair, according to a new blog post on The Planetary Society’s website. Two other scientists, Mona Hanna-Attisha, public health advocate at Hurley Medical Center, and Lyd.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated News4 hr. 16 min. ago

Fiat announces limited edition 500-60th to celebrate the iconic vehicle’s 60th anniversary

Fiat has announced a special limited edition of its compact car Fiat 500 called the 500-60th to mark and celebrate its 60th anniversary. The post Fiat announces limited edition 500-60th to celebrate the iconic vehicle’s 60th anniversary appeare.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News4 hr. 16 min. ago

IDG Contributor Network: Azure surpasses AWS as the public cloud of choice

A new survey of IT professionals shows Microsoft Azure has overtaken Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the public cloud provider of choice, although there is considerable overlap.The survey was commissioned by Sumo Logic, a data analytics provider, and.....»»

Category: cloudcomputingSource:  cwRelated News4 hr. 16 min. ago

DMCA Helps YouTube Avoid Up to $1bn in Royalties Per Year, Study Claims

The safe harbor provisions of the DMCA allow Internet platforms to avoid liability for the infringements of their users. However, it also helps them avoid paying for content, critics say. A new study from the US which aims to put a value on the reven.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News4 hr. 59 min. ago

Meet the Galaxy S8, Samsung’s Most Important Phone Ever

It's the company's first phone since the Note 7 disaster Samsung on Wednesday revealed two new flagship smartphones, a move the company hopes will help it recover from the financial and public relations debacle sparked by its problem-plagued Ga.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated News4 hr. 59 min. ago

150 Years Ago Today, the US Bought Alaska

The U.S. bought Alaska for $7.2 million, though the region's worth wasn't realized until three decades later when Alaskans struck gold......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

The Avegant Glyph are headphones that separate you from the real world

Dealing with people is usually the last thing anyone wants to do. While some humans are awesome, going out in public with a whole mess of them on a train, plane, or bus is sometimes overwhelming in a bad way. We use music and social media to tune the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  coolest-gadgetsRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

Local authority instantly regrets asking public to name new ferry

Public bodies in Britain really don't learn from their mistakes.  They whole Boaty McBoatface saga and the lesser known Gritty McGritface incident should've taught them not to trust the public — ever.  SEE ALSO: You seriously cannot t.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

ZTE Invites Axon 7 Mini Owners to Test Android 7.1.1 Update

If you own an Axon 7 Mini from ZTE, the company is inviting you to test Android 7.1.1 ahead of public release. Getting started is easy enough. All you’ll need to do is fill out the participation form (linked below), then be sure to follow the r.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

Self-assembling chips could help us keep pace with Moore"s law

A technique that integrates three existing methods could be used to make ever-smaller patterns on silicon. Moore's Law, the observation that the number of transistors in a chip doubles every two years or so, has held for about half a decad.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News5 hr. 0 min. ago

This Backwards-Orbiting Asteroid Has Been Flirting With Death For a Million Years

Most asteroids orbit the Sun in a counterclockwise fashion, but a newly-discovered object nicknamed Bee-Zed goes against the grain, spinning around the Solar System the opposite way. Not only that, it frequently ventures within Jupiter’s orbital sp.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News6 hr. 8 min. ago