Monthly Archives: November 2017

Microsoft’s Edge Browser Now Generally Available For iOS, Android

An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft announced in October previews of new Edge browser apps for iOS and Android. On November 30, Microsoft officials are announcing that these apps are no longer in preview and are generally available for

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Google Launches App That Can Help You Track and Conserve Mobile Data

Google has taken another small step forward in its mission to connect the “next billion” users with a new app designed to optimize your mobile data usage. From a report: Datally for Android has been in testing for several months

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New Study Finds That Most Redditors Don’t Actually Read the Articles They Vote On

Michael Byrne, writing for Motherboard: According to a paper published in IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems by researchers at Notre Dame University, some 73 percent of posts on Reddit are voted on by users that haven’t actually clicked through

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American Airlines Accidentally Let Too Many Pilots Take Off The Holidays

A glitch in American Airlines’ pilot scheduling system means that thousands of flights during the holiday season currently do not have pilots assigned to fly them. From a report: The shortage was caused by an error in the system pilots

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Google Faces Lawsuit For Gathering Personal Data From Millions of iPhone Users

Mark Wilson writes: A group going by the name Google You Owe Us is taking Google to court in the UK, complaining that the company harvested personal data from 5.4 million iPhone users. The group is led by Richard Lloyd,

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Nasdaq Plans To Offer Bitcoin Futures In Early 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: Nasdaq is planning to launch contracts for bitcoin futures in the first half of 2018, according to The Wall Street Journal, which will enable investors to predict and put money on the

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Study Finds Dogs Are Brainier Than Cats

Science_afficionado writes: Are you a cat lover? A dog lover? If so, you may be interested in the first scientific study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and

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Bacteria Found On ISS May Be Alien In Origin, Says Cosmonaut

Kekke writes: Lots of buzz around this. Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov took routine samples from the outside of the International Space Station during a spacewalk. These samples were analyzed and found to contain bacteria that must have come from somewhere

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375 Million Jobs May Be Automated By 2030, Study Suggests

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNNMoney: The McKinsey Global Institute cautions that as many as 375 million workers will need to switch occupational categories by 2030 due to automation. The work most at risk of automation includes physical

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DNA Analysis Finds That Yetis Are Actually Bears

schwit1 shares a report from Popular Science: University of Buffalo biologist Charlotte Lindqvist and her international team in Pakistan and Singapore provided the first strong evidence that presumed yetis are actually bears. They published their results in the Proceedings of

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