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Curiosity finds strange, tiny Mars feature: trace fossils possible

NASA’s Curiosity rover has discover an unusual — an quite tiny — feature on the Mars landscape, one with a strange shape and an unknown explanation. The features, which may be related to minerals, were found in an area so interesting that researchers had sent the rover back for a second look.

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Eagle wearable has OLED display, headphones for personal entertainment

Kopin has teamed with Pico Interactive to create “Eagle,” a mobile headset with a removable OLED display bar.

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LightsOut adware infects utility apps, bypasses Google Play Store checks

Utility apps are a dime a dozen in Google Play Store, but if you’re not careful, you might install one that has some unwanted payload inside. That is the unfortunate situation that a few million Android users may have found themselves in after downloading and installing some random flashlight or utility app, which left them exposed to ads in inappropriate … Continue reading

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NASA research shows CFC ban is helping ozone hole recover

Ozone depletion is on the decline, according to NASA, which has announced that scientists have demonstrated a particular aspect of this via a satellite instrument for the first time.

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2019 Mercedes G-Class proves it’s no off-road wimp

The auto industry has plenty of cars that want to be considered icons – and plenty of arguments about which actually are – but few would dispute the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will qualify.

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Netflix Bright sequel official: Will Smith to return for Bright 2

Following a report late last month claiming as much, Netflix has confirmed that it will indeed be making Bright 2, a sequel to its Bright blockbuster movie that was panned by critics but largely enjoyed by audiences.

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iOS 11.2.5 beta lets Siri play podcasts when you ask for news

One of the very first use cases, and probably the first practical use case, of voice-activated virtual personal assistants was speaking the news out loud.

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Android malware mimics Uber’s UI to steal your log-in

The Android.Fakeapp Trojan has been infecting Google's mobile platform for ages in different forms, and one of its latest variants mimics Uber's interface. According to Symantec, which discovered the new variant after looking at several, the Trojan p...

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Diabetes drug shows promise in treating Alzheimer’s

Researchers have discovered an unintended benefit to a drug that was originally developed to treat diabetes. The medication has been found to have potential use as a treatment for Alzheimer’s. The scientists say that the drug “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice through a triple method of action.

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Netgear Orbi outdoor satellite takes your WiFi network outside

If you need to get a solid WiFi connection to the far corners of your home, mesh networking is generally the solution. What about times when you want your WiFi to extend to the boundaries of your property and not just be limited to your home? That poses something of a larger problem, as many mesh networking systems aren’t really … Continue reading

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