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Early mammals, the ancestors of humans had powerful night-time vision

The researchers examined those night-vision genes in many mammals and reptiles, including snakes, alligators, mice, platypuses and humans. The post Early mammals, the ancestors of humans had powerful night-time vision appeared first on Tech2. Ne.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Apr 21st, 2017

Tarantino was "shocked and appalled" by Harvey Weinstein ... 22 years ago

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino had the goods on Harvey Weinstein decades ago — and could have done more to stop his abusive behavior.  That's what Tarantino, one of Weinstein's most frequent directorial collaborators, admitted Thursday in a m.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News36 min. ago

Amazon Spends $350K On Seattle Mayor"s Race

reifman writes: Until this summer, Amazon had never contributed more than $15,000 to a city political campaign in Seattle, but this year's different. The company is a lead funder in the Seattle Chamber of Commerce's PAC which dropped $525,000 Monday.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 4 min. ago

Google’s AVA data set raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos

 Today Google announced a new labeled data set of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it’s a big deal for anyone working to solve problems in computer vision. Read More.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 19 min. ago

Study proves dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are watching

Want to see some serious puppy dog eyes? Try spending more time near your pooch. Sure, new toys and food are nice, but research from the University of Portsmouth shows that like most humans, what dogs really crave is attention. In fact, scientists at.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 27 min. ago

The butt of every space joke is high in the sky this week

This week, you can look to the night sky to see the butt of every planetary joke.  Make your way to a relatively dark, light pollution-free area to see the planet Uranus high in the sky, glowing a blue-ish, green color in the constellation Pisce.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 27 min. ago

Mom"s very NSFW text turned out to be super wholesome

Happy ass-eating season everyone! Grace, a 23-year-old working in advertising in Boston recently had an extremely awkward conversation with her mom when she accidentally texted her something very NSFW. Thankfully, things weren't as they immediately a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 27 min. ago

Man compares a $10,000 dog with a $1 dog, and the results are shocking

Before you run out and buy that budget $1 dog, please watch this video. Seriously though, the trend of comparing cheap and expensive food and products has reached an all-time high, so this parody from YouTuber jacksfilms is long overdue.  Re.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 27 min. ago

Verizon reportedly eyes spring 2018 as new launch date for TV streaming service

Continued negotiations over rights are reportedly stalling the service while competitors flourish. Verizon continues to have a rough time getting a streaming service off the ground so that it can compete with the likes of Dish's Sling TV,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

Google’s AVA dataset raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos

 Today Google announced a new labeled dataset of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it’s a big deal for anyone working to solve problems in computer vision. If you’ve been following along, you’ve.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

The BBC will use machine learning to improve programming

We’ve been hearing for decades that advancements in technology will, among other things, steal jobs from humans. That has arguably come to fruition, especially in industries with menial tasks like manufacturing. Now, we’re seeing technolo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News1 hr. 47 min. ago

Airlines Praise C Series Performance, Manage Early Issues

Teething troubles are minor, and engine issues are deemed manageable in C Series early service Bombardier’s heavy emphasis on system testing during C Series developmen.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  aviationweekRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News2 hr. 12 min. ago

Tim Cook assures fans the Mac Mini isn’t forgotten

It's been quite a while since Apple updated the venerable Mac Mini. In fact, it's been three long years since Apple devoted any attention to the beloved machine. In that time frame, Apple has gone through three full iPhone release cycles while also m.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News2 hr. 19 min. ago

Scientists investigate why crows are so playful

New experiments reveal a complex link between crow play and tool use. Enlarge / A New Caledonian crow uses a serrated leaf edge to pull grubs out of a hole in a log. (credit: Mark Sibley) Crows share an interesting set of behaviors with humans.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 20 min. ago

Nintendo May Be Looking to Extend Switch Video Capture

While the current limit is 30 seconds, Nintendo is reportedly looking to add longer recording options in the future. Nintendo just recently added video capture to Switch, and may already be looking to extend the allotted recording time. Accordi.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

Look up to see the butt of every space joke this week

This week, you can look to the night sky to see the butt of every planetary joke.  Make your way to a relatively dark, light pollution-free area to see the planet Uranus high in the sky, glowing a blue-ish, green color in the constellation Pisce.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

Halloween Novelty contact lenses "can cause sight loss" and eye damage [Medicine]

Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing novelty contact lenses at Halloween, saying they can cause nasty infections. #eye #vision #health #medicine #surgery.....»»

Category: topSource:  planettechnewsRelated News2 hr. 55 min. ago

Watch a jacked Jeff Bezos christen Amazon"s new wind farm atop giant turbine

Jeff Bezos’ image has morphed over the years in much the same way his company has. In the early days as an online bookseller, the Amazon founder looked like someone that would sell books on the budding Internet. Today, he looks like he sells &n.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News3 hr. 3 min. ago

Verizon’s online TV service delayed again, may launch early next year

Verizon has again delayed its online TV service launch, according to sources, marking the most recent extension of the service’s launch date. The Verizon service was first leaked months ago as an online television service that would rival thing.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News3 hr. 11 min. ago

Tracing cell death pathway points to drug targets for brain damage, kidney injury, asthma

Scientists are unlocking the complexities of a recently discovered cell death process that plays a key role in health and disease, and new findings link their discovery to asthma, kidney injury and brain trauma. The results are the early steps toward.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News3 hr. 19 min. ago