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The Future of Energy Is Hidden in the Guts of Insects

This presentation from Berkeley Lab scientist Javier Ceja-Navarro hints at a strange new future for agriculture and energy production. I’m willing to bet it’s like nothing that you ever imagined. Read more..

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Uber tipped in bid on HERE mapping service

Uber is best known for matching drivers with riders, but that's not the sum total of its ambitions. The company has been pushing other services that involve transportation, including its UberEATS service, which gets meals to people in select cities. Google Maps is one of the tools it uses to make that happen, but a new business move by the … Continue reading

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Lenovo Yoga 3 11 review — lightweight and ultra-flexible

Lenovo has another Yoga product in its midst, and this one is targeted at those diehard ultrabook lovers who want every extraneous bit of weight and unencessity shed from their products. The Lenovo Yoga 3 is, as you'll note the first moment you hold it, a bit of ultrabook excellence: it has a simple design, is incredibly lightweight, and feels … Continue reading

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Android photography favorite Camera51 hits iOS

Recently, Carousel launched an educational series dedicated to helping you snap better photos with your smartphone. By offering up a few simple primers on best practices, you’ll (hopefully) end up with a better jumping-off point before you edit your photos. To help with that knowledge, Camera51 has landed on iOS after a long, successful run on Android

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Icelandic Has the Best Words for Technology

When the University of Iceland got its first computer in 1964 , Icelandic did not have a word for “computer.” So the guardians of the language invented one: tölva— a fusion of tala (number) and völva (prophetess) that adds up to the wonderfully poetic “prophetess of numbers.” Read more...

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A New Study From Facebook Reveals Just How Much It Filters What You See

A few years ago, I gave a talk about how algorithms and social media shape what we know. I focused on the dangers of the “filter bubble” — the personalized universe of information that makes it into our feed — and argued that news-filtering algorithms narrow what we know, surrounding us in information that tends to support what we already believe

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Flickr Might Be Relevant Again Thanks to Magical Image Recognition

Despite being a totally excellent online repository for photos—you get 1TB of storage for free!— Flickr feels like an outmoded service. But a huge new update that adds features and a couple of new apps is a big step towards modernizing the service. Read more..

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Cloudsto X86 Nano PC has its own battery, can charge phones

Computers are getting smaller and smaller.

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Unused Forest Foods Could Help Solve the Global Hunger Crisis

About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger, with the majority living in Africa and Asia. The world’s forests have great potential to improve their nutrition and ensure their livelihoods.

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Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo rolls into the game with 875hp

For fans of driving games and simulators, one of the best out there is Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation. The coolest part about the latest version of the game is that there are plenty of cars for you to drive around the virtual track and new cars are always being made. GT6's Kazunori Yamauchi issued a challenge last year … Continue reading

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