The burger of the future comes from crickets, not cows

Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before — but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world’s population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a radical transformation if they’re going to keep up. But luckily, there’s a range […]

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/burger-future-comes-from-crickets-not-cows.html

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Researchers fly camera drones over erupting volcanoes with spectacular results

British researchers working in Guatemala have been getting closer than ever to erupting volcanos thanks to advances in drone technology, and the attached cameras have been producing some stunning footage along the way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/researchers-fly-camera-drones-over-erupting-volcanoes-with-spectacular-results.html

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Experts discuss the exponentially worsening space debris problem

In under 25 years, the amount of junk big enough to destroy a spacecraft has more than doubled, according to scientists who met at the seventh European Conference on Space Debris in Germany this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/experts-discuss-exponentially-worsening-space-debris-problem.html

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Take Marketing Off Autopilot and Get Creative


More than a quarter of marketers went into marketing because they wanted to be creative, researchers have found. So why do so many B2B marketing efforts seem exactly the same?
The reason, in part, is that some things work well. In nature, convergent evolution leads different kinds of organisms to similar solutions when they work. The number of strategies that will lead to success is limited. Marketers don’t simply echo the successful efforts of other marketers, though — they also parrot things that don’t really work.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84466.html?rss=1

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Apple Pay promised to make plastic obsolete. Then came wary shoppers, confused clerks

More than two years after its launch, Apple Pay isn’t as ubiquitous as Apple and analysts had expected. Adoption has faltered amid consumers’ security concerns, large retailers’ slow acceptance, and Apple’s relatively paltry marketing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/apple-pay-promised-to-make-plastic-obsolete-then-came-wary-shoppers-confused-clerks.html

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Android surpasses Windows as the most-used operating system worldwide

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After less than nine years, Google’s open source operating system is bigger than Windows.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/247026-android-surpasses-windows-used-operating-system-worldwide?source=Computing

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Scientists demonstrated how you can send lemonade over the internet

What could be better than having a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day? How about having a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day — that’s served over the internet? That’s exactly what scientists at the National University of Singapore have been working on, with an experiment designed to simulate the taste […]

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/29/scientists-demonstrated-how-can-send-lemonade-over-internet.html

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Competition and Regulation Threaten Sharing Economy Markets


Eighty-three percent of U.S. broadband households, or more than 250 million consumers, own and use a smartphone. A recent beneficiary to this mass adoption has been the sharing economy phenomenon, which includes sharing apps such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. These business models are augmented by real-time data including location, instant gratification, on-demand pricing, and easy payment options. Their ease and convenience have created perfect conditions for sharing economy apps to thrive.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84408.html?rss=1

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Twitter is trying to do something to boost its business, but is it too little too late?

In life, the saying goes “better late than never.” When it applies to a publicly traded company though, the phrase becomes “where was this years ago?”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/24/twitter-is-trying-to-do-something-to-boost-its-business-but-is-it-too-little-too-late.html

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High-tech school bus 'study hall' helps students in South Carolina

More than two dozen school buses in a rural county in South Carolina have a Wi-Fi connection to help students with their homework.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/24/high-tech-school-bus-study-hall-helps-students-in-south-carolina.html

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Scientists issue dire warning about tomb of Jesus

Few places are more holy to Christians than what’s thought to be Christ’s tomb in Jerusalem, but scientists are now warning that there’s a “very real risk” of collapse at the site.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/scientists-issue-dire-warning-about-tomb-jesus.html

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Google says it cuts JPEG size by 35 percent with new Guetzli algorithm, but our tests don’t back that up

Google claims that its new Guetzli software can produce JPEG files up to 35% than other available methods — but our tests find only limited support for that claim.

The post Google says it cuts JPEG size by 35 percent with new Guetzli algorithm, but our tests don’t back that up appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/246124-google-says-can-cut-jpeg-size-35-percent-new-guetzli-algorithm-tests-dont-back?source=Computing

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Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed


A Dun & Bradstreet database, 52 GB in size and containing more than 33.6 million records with very specific details, has been exposed. Cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt, who received the database for study, on Wednesday confirmed that the records already were organized and developed as if intended for distribution to a potential client. The database belonged to NetProspex, a firm purchased by Dun & Bradstreet in 2015 for $125 million. It apparently was compiled for the use of marketers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84387.html?rss=1

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Lithium-ion battery inventor touts new battery breakthrough

Not all tech geniuses are barely old enough to shave. For proof, look no further than John Goodenough, who was 57 years old when he co-invented the lithium ion battery, which is very likely the power source for, among other things, the device on which you’re reading this.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/08/lithium-ion-battery-inventor-touts-new-battery-breakthrough.html

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Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram

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This new technique packs 100 times more data into DNA than previous methods.

The post Researchers increase the storage capacity of DNA to 214 petabytes per gram appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/245304-researchers-increase-storage-capacity-dna-214-petabytes-per-gram?source=Computing

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New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks

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Rather than cold-calling victims, the perpetrators of this new support scam disable the PC and have the victim call for help.

The post New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/244986-new-tech-support-scam-borrows-ransomware-tricks?source=Computing

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Audio engineering is making call center robots more 'human' and less annoying

There’s more to it than smarter A.I.

Filler sound can make customer support computers seem friendlier and more helpful.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/audio-engineering-is-making-call-center-robots-more-human?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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