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The Ember Travel Mug keeps your drink at the ideal temperature on the go (673 days old [20/11/18])

A travel mug that's quite the hot-tea

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: 185 amazing Christmas gadget gift ideas (674 days old [20/11/18])

Stuck for what to buy that special someone? We've done the hard work for you

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: 15 gift ideas for drinkers and alcohol lovers (674 days old [20/11/18])

Thirst-quenching presents for fans of every tipple

The 40 best iPhone and iPad games right now (674 days old [20/11/18])

UPDATED: If you’re not using your iOS devices for playing games, you’re missing out on some of the best titles mobile has to offer

Nokia 9 preview: Everything we know so far (674 days old [19/11/18])

UPDATED: A leaked case showcases the five-camera design

11 things Apple will definitely* be making soon** (674 days old [19/11/18])

*Maybe **At some point

Astro's C40 TR is a wallet-busting PS4 gamepad built for pros (675 days old [19/11/18])

Bonus buttons, mix-and-match components, and Astro's trademark polish

First 10 things you should do with your Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL (675 days old [19/11/18])

Got yourself Google's latest Pixel phone? Here's how to get the best out of it...

Tiny L’Oreal wearable keeps you safe in the sun (675 days old [19/11/18])

My Skin Track/UV does what it says on the tin

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3D Printing Inside the Body Could Patch Stomach Ulcers (2 hours old)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Stomach ulcers and other gastric wounds afflict one in eight people worldwide, but common conventional therapies have drawbacks. Now scientists aim to treat such problems by exploring a new frontier in 3-D printing: depositing living cells directly inside the human body. [...] In their effort to treat stomach lesions less invasively, scientists in China wanted to develop a miniature bioprinting robot that could enter the human body with relative ease. The researchers used existing techniques for creating dexterous electronic devices[...]

Chitin Could Be Used To Build Tools and Habitats On Mars, Study Finds (5 hours old)

A team of scientists from the Singapore University of Technology and Design discovered that, using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin -- contained in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans -- can easily be transformed into a viable building material for basic tools and habitats. The findings have been published in the journal PLOS ONE. Ars Technica reports: "The technology was originally developed to create circular ecosystems in urban environments," said co-author Javier Fernandez. "But due to its efficiency, it is also the most efficient and scalable method to produce material[...]

ISS Successfully Dodges 'Unknown Piece of Space Debris' (8 hours old)

With space junk piling up around our planet, the International Space Station needed to perform a last-minute avoidance maneuver Tuesday to steer clear of an "unknown piece of space debris expected to pass within several kilometers." From a report: Mission Control in Houston conducted the move at 2:19 p.m. PT using the Russian Progress resupply spacecraft docked to the ISS to help nudge the station out of harm's way. "Out of an abundance of caution, the Expedition 63 crew will relocate to their Soyuz spacecraft until the debris has passed by the station," NASA said in a statement prior to the m[...]

The Short Weird Life -- and Potential Afterlife -- of Quantum Radar (11 hours old)

sciencehabit writes: A mini-arms race is unfolding in the supposed field of quantum radar, spurred by press reports in 2016 that China had built one -- potentially threatening the ability of stealthy military aircraft to hide from conventional radars. Governments around the world have tasked physicists to look into the idea. Whereas a conventional radar searches for objects by detecting pulse of microwaves reflected from them, quantum radar would utilize pulses of microwaves linked by a quantum connection called entanglement. The system would retain one pulse and measure it in concert with the[...]

Blizzard Co-Founder Mike Morhaime Launches New Gaming Endeavor Dreamhaven (13 hours old)

Mike Morhaime, the cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, has launched a new game company called Dreamhaven, and it has established two new game studios: Moonshot and Secret Door. VentureBeat reports: The Irvine, California-based company is a pretty good clue that Morhaime and his wife Amy Morhaime weren't quite done with games when they left Activision Blizzard in 2018. Mike will be the CEO of Dreamhaven, while Amy will head operations. They have hired a number of (mostly former Blizzard) industry veterans to help run their studios, which will work on separate games. That's an ambitious startup[...]

'Amnesia: The Dark Descent' and 'A Machine For Pigs' Are Now Open Source (13 hours old)

Legendary horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs is now open source, meaning that modders can dig in and see what lies underneath the hood of both games. Polygon reports: The full source code for The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs has been released on Github for folks who want to take a crack at modifying the game. It's relatively rare for developers to post their game codes themselves, though sometimes proprietary code can make its way online via leaks. "This doesn't mean that the game is suddenly free," Amnesia developer Frictional Games said in a blog post. "It ju[...]

Researchers Found the Manual For the World's Oldest Surviving Computer (14 hours old)

Researchers will be able to gain a deeper understanding of what's considered the world's oldest surviving (digital) computer after its long-lost user manual was unearthed. Engadget reports: The Z4, which was built in 1945, runs on tape, takes up most of a room and needs several people to operate it. The machine now takes residence at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, but it hasn't been used in quite some time. An archivist at ETH Zurich, Evelyn Boesch, discovered the manual among her father's documents in March, according to retired lecturer Herbert Bruderer. Rene Boesch worked with the Swiss Ae[...]

T-Mobile Hits Back At AT&T and Verizon After Spectrum-Hoarding Accusations (15 hours old)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: T-Mobile US CEO Mike Sievert yesterday fired back at AT&T and Verizon, saying the carriers' complaints about T-Mobile obtaining more spectrum licenses show that they are afraid of competition. "The duopolists are scrambling to block this new competition any way they can... Suddenly in the unfamiliar position of not having a dominant stranglehold on the wireless market, and preferring not to meet the competitive challenge in the marketplace, AT&T and Verizon are urging the FCC to slow T-Mobile down and choke off our ability to compete fairl[...]

Louisiana Shuts Down Voter Registration Site For 'Scheduled Maintenance' On National Voter Registration Day (15 hours old)

mabu writes: National Voter Registration Day, earmarked to call attention to encouraging more people to register to vote, is a pinnacle of many state's voter registration drives. Unfortunately in the state of Louisiana, its secretary of state Kyle Ardoin, decided this was a great time to shut the web site down for "scheduled maintenance." As a result, people who tried to register to vote online, on one of the most visible days of the registration drive, were denied the ability. "Ardoin's apparent decision to shut down the website raises concerns about ongoing efforts to suppress voter turnout [...]

Twitter To Start Testing Voice DMs (16 hours old)

According to The Verge, Twitter says they will be testing voice DMs soon, after rolling out audio tweets for iOS in June. From the report: Brazil will be the first country included in that test. "We know people want more options for how they express themselves in conversations on Twitter -- both publicly and privately," [Alex Ackerman-Greenberg, product manager for direct messages at Twitter, said in a 20-second voice message]. Similar to voice tweets, voice messages have a bare-bones, simple interface: there's just a play / pause button, and the sender's avatar pulsates as the message pla[...]

BBC News - Technology

NHS Covid-19 app: England and Wales get smartphone contact tracing for over-16s (6 hours old)

Users are being urged to install the app to protect themselves and others against the resurgent virus.

Facebook 'Supreme Court' to begin work before US Presidential vote (2 hours old)

The company's oversight board - which can overrule Mark Zuckerberg - begins work in mid-October.

Google removes Uluru virtual walk from Street View (3 hours old)

Parks Australia had requested user-generated images from the sacred site be immediately removed.

NHS Covid-19 app: How England and Wales' contact-tracing service works (15 hours old)

The app will tell you to self-isolate or be tested or warn of an elevated local risk level.

Sequel to hit game Among Us cancelled (6 hours old)

The developers of the space-themed mystery game now say they want to focus on making the original better.

Advertisers strike social media deal over hate speech (22 hours old)

Advertisers agree standards with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube over harmful content issues.

Musk: Cheaper Tesla ready 'in about three years' (1 day old)

Plans for lower-cost batteries and a $25,000 car failed to excite investors and firm's value fell by $50bn.

Huawei: 'Survival is the goal' as it stockpiles chips (1 day old)

The Chinese company is facing major shortages amid the latest US trade restrictions.

Facebook shuts down 150 fake Chinese accounts (1 day old)

Some used artificial intelligence to make profile pics and posted content about the US election.

Video game loot boxes: another form of gambling? (1 day old)

The government is asking for the public's opinion on the impact of loot boxes.

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