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Tech Word of the Day: Quantum Dot

If you have ever wondered what our world is made of then this is the tech word of the day for you. Our world and even me and you are made up of atoms. But if we go smaller than an atom we get at the quantum level and we find ourselves with quantum dots. Quantum dots are a type of atomic/molecular structure in the nanoscale or a nanocrystal made of silicon and semiconductor materials. Even though atoms are nature made quantum dots are man ma...
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Ancient DNA Reveals a Completely Unknown Population of Native Americans

schwit1 shares the findings of a new study of 11,500-year-old bones:Sunrise girl-child ("Xach'itee'aanenh T'eede Gaay") lived some 11,500 years ago in what is now called Alaska, and her ancient DNA reveals not only the origins of Native American society, but reminds the world of a whole population of people forgotten by history millennia ago. "We didn't know this population existed," says anthropologist Ben Potter from the University of Ala...
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Egg Roll Noodle Bowl

We love Asian egg rolls, but they can be challenging to make. Simplify everything with this deconstructed egg roll in a bowl made on the stovetop. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas Original link
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This week on AI: Apple fights 'Meltdown' & 'Spectre,' iMac Pro review, 6.5" 'iPhone X Plus' & more

  By Roger Fingas Friday, January 05, 2018, 09:20 pm PT (12:20 am ET) Apple began 2018 with yet another unwanted problem, in this case the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" security vulnerabilities in its processors. News of the week also included rumors of Jimmy Iovine leaving Apple Music, and our hands-on review of the iMac Pro. To keep up on the latest in the Apple world, download the official AppleInsider app , and subscribe to our email newslet...
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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (Unabridged) - Michael Wolff

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Samsung adds another ally in its battle over HDR standards

This isn't exactly taking it back to the days of HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray, but Samsung's fight to push HDR10+ as an alternative to Dolby Vision is heating up. We have more details on how the two standards compare right here, but one main feature is that bo... Original link
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AVS Audio Converter 8.4.4.581

AVS Audio Converter allows you to encode audio tracks between various formats, including OGG, FLAC, MP3, and WAV. The application uses a wizard style interface that can be navigated easily by users of all levels of expertise, whether they are beginners or experts. The application’s interface is both clean and intuitive. You can import music into the list by using either the file browser or drag and drop. In the list you can view the name, d...
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Faraday Future is the ultimate CES cautionary tale

Nothing but good times ahead. Image: Ethan Miller/Getty Images It was the " first of a new species ." It was going to change the game . It both was, and maybe was not , a car. It was the talk of CES . But that was then.  Now, almost a year after Faraday Future unveiled the FF 91 at CES in January 2017 , the would-be electric car manufacturer that sought to challenge Tesla has come close to crashing and burning. And while much has been writt...
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U.S. company plans funds that double bitcoin price moves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers are ramping up efforts to tap into the fever surrounding digital assets, and the latest planned bitcoin products could deliver some head-turning and stomach-churning price movements if they come to market. The new idea is to build “leveraged” and “inverse” funds that would rise - or fall - twice as fast as the price of bitcoin on a given day. Direxion Asset Management LLC plans to list such products o...
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Digital Trends favorite movies of 2017

It’s easy to gauge watercooler talk against box office stats and Metacritic scores to select the “best movies” released in any given year. In fact, we did just that for 2017 , and ended up with some truly incredible films. Still, there’s something to be said for individual preference (there’s no accounting for taste!), which is why we asked our team members to choose their favorite movies of 2017 and tell the world why they loved them. Just...
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Someone stole a piece of China’s new solar panel-paved road less than a week after it opened

Putting solar panels into our roads isn’t the craziest idea, but we may as well admit that it poses some unique challenges. For instance, people may want to walk away with pieces of it. That’s what happened in China, anyway, just five days after authorities opened up what they claim is the world’s first solar panel-paved highway. As reported by the Qilu Evening News (and noted by TechNode ), the experimental kilometer-long stretch of road i...
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Wallet Developers Express Security Concerns Over BitPay’s Payment Protocol Policy

On December 14, 2017, BitPay announced a first step toward enforcing the payment protocol: All orders of the BitPay Card will require payments from Payment Protocol-compatible wallets, such as BitPay’s own wallet and a few others. This announcement came after an initial notice in November 2017, when BitPay first announced that BitPay invoices would soon require payments from wallets compatible with the Bitcoin Payment Protocol . BitPay’s mo...
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Pro-Russia Twitter Trolls Take Aim at Special Counsel Robert Mueller

The dense network of pro-Kremlin Twitter accounts tracked by the group Alliance for Securing Democracy has spent the last year spreading chaos and discord about topics as diverse as NFL players refusing to stand during the national anthem and Al Franken's alleged sexual misconduct. It was only a matter of time, then, before the troll army set its sights on special counsel Robert Mueller . On the website Hamilton68 , the Alliance tracks some...
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Pokemon GO Switches Region Exclusivity For Zangoose And Seviper

When the Pokemon GO holiday update came around, Hoenn Pokemon Zangoose and Seviper were added as region exclusives with the mongoose in North America and Africa and the viper in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Now, the two Pokemon have switched regions suddenly. Perhaps it is a nod to the rivalry the two Pokemon share as they hunt each other, as told through their Pokedex entries. The Pokedex entry for Pokemon Ruby reads: "Memories of battling...
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SuSE: 2018:0031-1: important: the Linux Kernel

LinuxSecurity.com: An update that solves 14 vulnerabilities and has three An update that solves 14 vulnerabilities and has three An update that solves 14 vulnerabilities and has three fixes is now available. fixes is now available. Original link
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