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Tardigrades turn into glass to survive complete dehydration

Water bears make unique jelly proteins that form a glass-like cocoon to protect them from drought. The find could one day help make drought resistant crops.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistMar 16th, 2017

How to turn off (or turn on) landscape mode on the iPhone 6/6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus home screen

With the iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, and 7s Plus, you have the ability to use the home screen in landscape mode (with the iPhone held horizontally) or in portrait mode (the iPhone held vertically).Given the preponderance of vertically-shot videos, you.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News26 min. ago

Bonkers inventor Colin Furze turns a microwave into a video game console

Oh, what to do while waiting for a microwave to cook your peanut-butter-topped onion. Thankfully, bonkers British inventor and YouTube star Colin Furze has come up with a solution. The post Bonkers inventor Colin Furze turns a microwave into a video.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 6 min. ago

Growing up With a Narcissistic Father: How to Turn Things Around

Growing up With a Narcissistic Father: How to Turn Things Around.....»»

Category: opensourceSource:  lifehackRelated News3 hr. 58 min. ago

That laptop ban could be about to whole lot worse for plane passengers

A U.S. security official has suggested the government is considering extending its cabin laptop ban to all flights in and out of the U.S. The original ban came into effect in March, affecting select flights into the country. The post That laptop ban.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 50 min. ago

Mazda"s road to premium

Mazda North American chief Masahiro Moro's "Mazda Premium" strategy aims at turning the company's roughly 2 percent U.S. market share into a "good" 2 percent......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News9 hr. 6 min. ago

Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts

A recent attack on the accounts of Defense Department employees suggests how easily people can be duped into clicking on dangerous links......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News16 hr. 14 min. ago

How Stephen Cox, Farpoint’s composer, turned an old trumpet into a sci-fi drone

Making a virtual reality soundscape takes a different approach than traditional games. Composer Stephen Cox talks us through what it was like sound designing for Farpoint on the PSVR. The post How Stephen Cox, Farpoint’s composer, turned an old tru.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 50 min. ago

Self-driving vehicles make inroads in factories

While Elon Musk has laid out a futuristic vision of car factories staffed by robots, the legacy auto industry is quietly putting a version of that vision into motion......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

GM gets more support against Greenlight share plan

GM said proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that shareholders reject Greenlight's plan to divide GM shares into two classes......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

We jumped feet first (and sockless) into Giesswein’s versatile Merino Runners

Constructed entirely of Merino wool (save the footbeds), Giesswein's Merino Runners are a comfortable and versatile pair of athletic shoes. We put them through their paces to see if they're worth the $105 price tag The post We jumped feet first (and.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Conan drops players into iconic fantasy battles—and their 1930s mindset

But are there enough brains behind the brawn? Enlarge (credit: Owen Duffy) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Huawei Watch 2 Classic Review: Good watch but a missed opportunity for Wear 2.0

Barely three months into its official release, Android Wear 2.0 should still be enjoying its honeymoon period. But the truth is, it never really had one. Despite a high-profile launch and pent-up anticipation among Android enthusiasts, the roll-ou.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Market-Shaping Developments at RAPID 2017

This IDC Market Note details the major trends identified by analyzing the news and products unveiled at RAPID 2017."3D printing technologies are making more and more inroads into real manufacturing, and some of the products and technologies unveiled.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

"Hitman"s Bodyguard" trailer forces Jackson, Reynolds into perilous bromance

A new spot for The Hitman's Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds as an elite bodyguard, sworn to protect, and Samuel L. Jackson as a hitman who seems to have very little interest in being protected. What could possibly go wrong? The post 'Hitman's.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

NASA To Make Announcement About First Mission To Touch Sun

NASA published the following media advisory moments ago: NASA will make an announcement about the agency's first mission to fly directly into our sun's atmosphere during an event at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31, from the University of Chicago's Will.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 review

Inspired by its popular smartphone line, Samsung’s new Galaxy Book packs a beautiful Super AMOLED display into an ambitious mid-tier system -- but can it overcome some tough competition? The post Samsung Galaxy Book 12 review appeared first on Digi.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Don"t scream: The new "Friday the 13th" game is out today

After a slight delay, the first official Friday the 13th game since 1989 is available today on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you want to jump right into the action at Camp Crystal Lake, though, you might have to wait for Friday the 13th.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

RF Filters Boost MEMS Market

Broadcom moves into No. 2 spot in MEMS sales, suprassing TI, according to Yole Développement......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  eetimesRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

At $28K, the most expensive gadget we’ve ever reviewed is now … a hard drive

Solid state drives are faster and larger than ever before, but even a terabyte of space can run out quickly. OWC has a fix for that – in fact, it’s complete overkill. The post At $28K, the most expensive gadget we’ve ever reviewed is now &#.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Qualcomm pays BlackBerry $940 million in royalty spat

Qualcomm hasn't been very successful with its licensing practices. It's gotten into trouble in South Korea for charging phone makers over an "unnecessarily broad set of patents" It has also been dealing with lawsuits from the FTC a.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017