Here's why astronauts baking bread in space is a big deal

When you think of the perks of becoming an astronaut, there’s plenty to list: you get to see the Earth from a perspective that only few have shared, you’re privy to new science discoveries before the public hears about them, and you get to be one of the few people who grew up to become something they wanted to be as a kid.

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'For Honor' review: A tough learning curve, but a rewarding game

There are plenty of decent medieval war-based games on the market, but Ubisoft has created one of the best titles so far with “For Honor.”

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2017: AI's Coming Out Party


AI will be having a big coming out party in 2017. While there are plenty of opportunities in this space for workers, executives, investors and partners, not every company that uses the term “AI” in its marketing will become a serious winner in the field. As advanced as AI is — and I have seen some technology that would blow your socks off — not every company is created equal. Some will be real winners early on, but most won’t go much further than using the terminology in their marketing, so they can ride the next growth wave.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84185.html?rss=1

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iOS 10 brings over 100 new and updated emoji to the iPhone and iPad

There are plenty of exciting additions to check out in the beta 4 update for iOS 10, but here’s the one that will have everyone talking: dozens of new and updated emoji to sprinkle into your text messages and emails.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/01/ios-10-brings-over-100-new-and-updated-emoji-to-iphone-and-ipad.html

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Facebook pays 10-year-old $10,000 for finding Instagram security flaw

Plenty of tech companies are offering very generous rewards to those who manage to find security loopholes in their networks — just ask 10-year-old Jani, who isn’t even old enough to have an Instagram account but still managed to hack the social media network.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/04/facebook-pays-10-year-old-10000-for-finding-instagram-security-flaw.html

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2016 is turning out to be an amazing year for augmented reality

AR demos are always awesome, but the jury is still out on how well gesture-based interfaces, like the one in this Hololens ad, will work in all-day applications
Augmented reality hasn’t been nearly as hyped as VR, but there is plenty going on in the field that is worth paying attention to.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224618-2016-is-turning-out-to-be-an-amazing-year-for-augmented-reality

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Mainstream Industries Form IoT Vanguard


Although the consumer implications of the Internet of Things have generated plenty of public attention, the real growth in the embryonic market is coming from less visible industrial environments and business applications. The early IoT advancements may come as a surprise to some, but in these industries, organizations moving quickly to deploy more connected products and services makes sense for a number of reasons. Less than a third of the 465 IT and business professionals who responded to a Gartner survey last fall were using IoT at the time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83210.html?rss=1

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Cheap flights: Best day to book, top sites and insider secrets

There are plenty of ideas out there to make long-range travel cheaper and faster, such as Elon Musk’s Hyperloop and supersonic airliners. But until they actually arrive, we’re stuck with regular air travel, which can take all day and put a serious dent in your bank account.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/06/cheap-flights-best-day-to-book-top-sites-and-insider-secrets.html

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There’s a great new iOS 9 feature you might have to turn off right now

There are plenty neat tricks available in iOS 9, including 3D Touch (only on iPhone 6s series), a smarter Siri and improved battery life. But there’s also one awesome feature that can turn out to be a nightmare for users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/28/theres-great-new-ios-feature-might-have-to-turn-off-right-now/

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Office 2016 review: Microsoft makes mobile-first, cloud-first a reality

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Microsoft has made plenty of noise about how it is moving to embrace the cloud. With Office 2016 it shows that it can deliver. Office-centric teams gain plenty with its latest incarnation. Individual users may want to buy even if just to get the included 1TB of storage.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/214613-office-2016-review-microsoft-makes-mobile-first-cloud-first-a-reality

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Ad network hooks up dating-site users with malware

An ad that ran last week on the website of online match-making service Plenty of Fish (PoF.com) may have muddied the waters of the dating pool by dropping malware on users’ computers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/24/ad-network-hooks-up-dating-site-users-with-malware/

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Computers Might Take Crowdsourced Science Away From Us Too

There are plenty of scientific projects that currently harness the power of the internet, using a vast network of amateur scientists to identify animals in giant sets of pictures, take samples from their pets, and watch birds. But like so many other things, it seems like anything we can do, a machine can do better.

Scientists at the University of Hertfordshire taught a machine to ‘see’ the differences between galaxies in Hubble images. The computer algorithm was sophisticated enough to tell the difference between two different types of galaxies, a skill that only humans had before. To see how the computer did, flip through our gallery above.

The initial tests of the algorithm went quite well. So well, in fact, that the researchers hope to expand the scope of the project. “Our aim is to deploy this tool on the next generation of giant imaging surveys where no human, or even group of humans, could closely inspect every piece of data,”James Geach, one of the team members said. “But this algorithm has a huge number of applications far beyond astronomy, and investigating these applications will be our next step,”

Soon, biologists, geologists and many other -ists might be able to use a computer to sift through data faster than humans ever could. The team sees potential applications in airport security and even medicine, where computers could help spot tumors. It’s an amazing new tool. But if you’re still interested in citizen science, don’t worry. There are still a lot of opportunities to have fun, do science, and fight against the rise of the machines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/computers-might-take-crowdsourced-data-away-us-too

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A desktop computer for developing countries

You will see plenty of smartphones in countries locked out of the knowledge economy and you’ll see plenty of TVs, but you’re unlikely to see desktop computers in remote areas. Here’s one solution.

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Adobe soups up Creative Cloud with Lightroom 6: facial recognition, HDR, improved editing tools

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Adobe announces and ships Lightroom 6 with plenty of exciting new features, including face recognition and native support for HDR and panorama merging. We go hands on to show you.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/203719-adobe-soups-up-creative-cloud-with-lightroom-6-adds-facial-recognition-hdr-and-improved-local-editing-tools

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Best gear of the year 2014

Innovation, I’m sorry to say, was not a hallmark of the technology world in 2014. There were plenty of updated gadgets and gimcracks — from thinner tablets to networked, singing light bulbs — but few standout products. Nevertheless, over the course of testing hundreds of high-tech items, from cars to TVs, I found a few devices with the kind of utility and ingenuity that make them worthy of a best of the year designation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/02/best-gear-year-2014/

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Oscar winner Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

Sony’s high-profile biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will have plenty of award winning pedigree behind it, as Oscar winning actor Christian Bale will reportedly play the lead on the project, which also features an Academy Award winning director and screenwriter.



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How mobile apps can be doctors’ ‘virtual assistants’

Apple’s Health app may have grabbed plenty of headlines since its recent launch, but there’s plenty of other app innovation happening across the healthcare industry.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/10/how-mobile-apps-can-be-doctors-virtual-assistants-834933659/

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