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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

Gchat Is Dead, You"ll Have to Hangout in the Future

As part of Google’s ever-confusing plethora of apps, Gchat was a service that managed to take hold because of its convenience and the fact that it was built into Gmail. Now, the service is scheduled to hit the chopping block. But don’t panic.Read.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News3 hr. 25 min. ago

Stack Overflow Reveals Results From "Largest Developer Survey Ever Conducted"

More than 64,000 developers from 213 countries participated in this year's annual survey by Stack Overflow -- the largest number ever -- giving a glimpse into the collective psyche of programmers around the world. An anonymous reader quotes their ann.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 53 min. ago

Mythos Tales: Probe Arkham’s darkest doings in this Lovecraft deduction game

Investigate Cthulhu and his buddies in 1930s Arkham. Enlarge (credit: 8th Summit) 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.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 25 min. ago

In Photos: Beautiful Butterflies of the American Deserts

By mid-February in the three great hot and dry deserts of the American West, wildflowers turn stark desert landscapes into a sea of color......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News4 hr. 33 min. ago

You use this word to help you through hard times without even knowing it

We all deal with heartbreak in somewhat predictable ways.  You might eagerly re-top that glass of wine, add a few extra miles to your daily run or binge-watch your favorite childhood TV show.  SEE ALSO: AI figured out the word people text w.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 25 min. ago

Uber"s self-driving cars get into another crash

A self-driving Uber car has been involved in an accident in Arizona, though details of what happened are still thin on the ground. One day in the not-too-distant future, self-driving car crashes won't be particularly newsworthy, but while.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

This is how OneDrive works in Windows 10

In Windows 10, OneDrive is turning into a central sync and storage hub that offers robust compatibility across apps, devices, and platforms. Here's how to make the most of the feature on your Windows-based machine. The post This is how OneDrive works.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 9 min. ago

Quick Look: Comparing Vulkan & DX12 API Overhead on 3DMark

Earlier this week the crew over at Futuremark released a major update to their API Overhead testing tool, which is built into the larger 3DMark testing suite. The API Overhead tool, first rolled out in 2015, is a relatively straightforward test that.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect

The US and UK bans affect direct flights from some Middle East airports......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News9 hr. 45 min. ago

Uber CEO linked to escort bar visit that resulted in an HR complaint

In case you were counting, it has been more than a month since Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced an investigation into claims of sexual harassment and discrimination within his company. Tonight The Information reports that in 2014, Kalanick.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

Movado"s Android Wear device looks like its regular watches

Movado has revealed its first Android Wear watch at Baselworld 2017, a few weeks after it announced its first solo foray into smartwatches. The American watchmaker calls its creation Movado Connect, a timepiece with edge-to-edge, always-on d.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News16 hr. 17 min. ago

Netflix Gets Serious About Its Anti-Piracy Efforts

Since Netflix's priorities are shifting more to the production of original content, piracy is also turning into a more serious problem. The company wasn't very concerned about copyright infringement in the past, but today it has its own "Global Copyr.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News17 hr. 32 min. ago

Wolverine, Hulk and Jean Grey to Return for Generations But Marvel Won"t Say How

Marvel's event comic Generations will put dead heroes like Wolverine, Jean Grey and Hulk back into play, but for how long? Marvel fans pining for the return of iconic characters like Wolverine, Jean Grey and Bruce Banner are about to get their.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News17 hr. 32 min. ago

Zelda Fans Uncover Hidden Message in Breath of the Wild"s First Shrines

Hiding in plain sight, Reddit uncovers a cool new secret. If you're already 100 hours into the vast wonderland that is Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you've no doubt seen more than a few instances of something amazing or delightful. Yet even in the.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News17 hr. 32 min. ago

British WWI Stash Uncovered: Hundreds of Liquor Bottles

Hundreds of World War I-era liquor bottles have been uncovered at a buried British barracks in Israel. A glass expert says the bottles once held wine, beer and soda......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News17 hr. 33 min. ago

Windows 10 Creators Update will see a far more secure Edge browser

Following Pwn2Own failure, Microsoft wants to turn Edge around with bolstered sandbox security. Following a rather high-profile failure for Windows 10’s Edge browser at Pwn2Own which we reported on earlier this week, Microsoft has come b.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  techradarRelated News17 hr. 33 min. ago

Tired of big companies using your data for profit? Use yours for good

A new startup wants to help you transform the simple, everyday task of shopping online into social good. Data Does Good, a company founded by two students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, lets you donate your Amazon.com shopping history a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News17 hr. 33 min. ago

Melissa McCarthy reveals how her perfect Sean Spicer impression came into being

Melissa McCarthy's impression of Sean Spicer has earned her a lot of praise since it's SNL debut in Feb.  It was an unconventional choice that ending up hitting all the right notes, in part because of how naturally it seemed to fit her.  SE.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News17 hr. 33 min. ago

Google is killing SMS support for Hangouts

Google is streamlining its messaging apps - or so they say. Hangouts will no longer support SMS texting, the company announced along with several other updates in a blog post on Friday. As previously reported, hangouts will be split into Meet and Cha.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News17 hr. 33 min. ago

Hugh Grant dances to Drake in "Love Actually" reunion

Love it or loathe it, Love Actually is the film that refuses to die.  For whatever reason it's burrowed into our collective consciousness on both sides of the Atlantic, and when news of a 10-minute sequel was announced recently the internet quie.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News17 hr. 33 min. ago