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Making is now part of the AirBnB experience - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 24, 2018 - 2:08am
Making is now part of the AirBnB experience

Tesla tax credits will start to phase out once 200,000th car delivered - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - February 24, 2018 - 1:55am
The $7,500 federal tax credit for EV buyers will dry up in phases once automakers cross the 200,000-vehicle mark.

Jim Henson's 'Labyrinth' returning to theaters for three days - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 24, 2018 - 1:32am
Late rocker David Bowie memorably played the Goblin King in the 1986 fantasy cult classic.

NRA gives FCC boss Ajit Pai a gun as reward for killing net neutrality. Yeah, an actual gun

The Register - February 24, 2018 - 1:32am
Decorum isn't even visible in the rear-view mirror at this point

Ajit Pai – chairman of America's broadband watchdog, the FCC – is the proud new owner of a handmade Kentucky long gun from the US National Rifle Association (NRA) – thanks to his brave stance in favor of lining the pockets of billion-dollar telcos.…

Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?

BBC Technology News - February 24, 2018 - 1:01am
Smartphone sales are falling - could the fact they increasingly have similar designs be why?

MWC 2018: Smell-sensing CAT S61 smartphone sniffs out glue

BBC Technology News - February 24, 2018 - 1:00am
A phone that can detect the "smell" of chemicals has been unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2018.

'Black Panther' villain lives with his parents: So what? - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 24, 2018 - 12:58am
Actor Michael B. Jordan , who plays Killmonger in the blockbuster film, isn't ashamed of his family ties or his anime fandom.

DropEverything! DropBox DropsDocs to DropStocks

The Register - February 24, 2018 - 12:10am
Cloud file system upstart files for IPO

DropBox today formally filed for its IPO – its initial public offering, its stock-market debut, whatever you want to call it.…

Gadget Lab Podcast: A Deep Dive on Apple's HomePod

Wired - February 23, 2018 - 11:43pm
We discuss the good and bad points about the HomePod, and tell you whether it's worth your Satoshis.

Samsung DV5500 dryer review - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - February 23, 2018 - 11:29pm
Cluttered controls and a cramped drum make this fast Samsung dryer stumble.

We all hate Word docs and PDFs, but have they ever led you to being hit with 32 indictments?

The Register - February 23, 2018 - 11:09pm
Stand up would you, please, Mr Paul Manafort

They are potentially the two most popular file formats in the world – Microsoft Word's .DOC and Adobe's .PDF. And it's fair to say they have caused millions of people billions of hours of frustration.…

Billionaire's Babylon beach ban battle barrels toward Supreme Court

The Register - February 23, 2018 - 10:18pm
Sun cofounder Khosla continues fight to keep surfers off public pleasure spot

Analysis Billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is taking his legal battle to control access to a piece of California coastline to the US Supreme Court.…

Tech billionaire's beach Babylon battle barrels toward Supreme Court

The Register - February 23, 2018 - 10:18pm
Oracle cofounder Khosla continues fight to keep citizens off public surfing spot

Analysis Billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is taking his legal battle to control access to a piece of California coastline to the US Supreme Court.…

Infowars YouTube account is two strikes away from a ban - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 23, 2018 - 10:15pm
The Alex Jones Channel, Infowars' biggest YouTube account, has one strike against it for a school shooting conspiracy video, according to a report.

Beware This Incredibly Silly—But Still Effective—Tax Scam

Wired - February 23, 2018 - 10:14pm
There are lots of tax scams out there, but this is the only one that pays you first.

Nintendo finally catches up to other console makers, allows user game reviews

Ars Technica - February 23, 2018 - 10:06pm

While Nintendo has often led the gaming world in innovations and experiments, it has just as often been in a last-place position. This has been a particular issue with its online services, from network connectivity to online shops. As a result, the company's stealth update on Friday came as a bit of a surprise: Nintendo finally rolled out a full-fledged user-review system on Nintendo.com.

As spotted by Polygon, starting today, anyone who has played a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS game (verified by play history tracked on a linked MyNintendo account) can post a full game review at the company's official site. This requires browsing Nintendo's "game guide" to find a game you've played, using a desktop or mobile Web browser, and then scrolling down to a "review this game" prompt on its listing page.

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A battle between the sexes in a single gene

Ars Technica - February 23, 2018 - 10:00pm

Enlarge / This female fruit fly wants Apollo out of her ovaries. (credit: Katja Schulz)

Evolution is great at driving changes when a species has specific needs. But what happens when different members of the same species need different things?

If those different groups are just different populations, that's a recipe for a split into two new species. But in many cases, the issue comes about because males and females have different needs. That makes speciation a lousy solution (unless you can get rid of the males). What you end up with is a battle between the sexes that plays out in their genes, as changes that are good for females are balanced against the harm they do to males and vice versa. Now, researchers have identified one of these cases in fruit flies, and they figured out how the battle was resolved so that everyone mostly wins.

The Greek gods of fruit flies

In this case, the site of the battle is a small chunk of the genome that contains two genes: Apollo and Artemis. The genes aren't just close to each other—they're closely related as well. Approximately 200,000 years ago, a single ancestral gene was duplicated to produce these two. Closely related species of Drosophila only have a single copy of this gene.

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NRA gives Ajit Pai “courage award” and gun for “saving the Internet”

Ars Technica - February 23, 2018 - 9:51pm

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. Pai was given the 'Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award' by the National Rifle Association at the conference. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla)

The National Rifle Association (NRA) today gave its Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award to Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Pai was about to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland when the award presentation seemed to catch him by surprise. The award is a handmade long gun that could not be brought on stage, so it will be housed in the NRA museum until Pai can receive it.

"Ajit Pai, as you probably already know, saved the Internet," American Conservative Union (ACU) Executive Director Dan Schneider told the audience. The ACU is the host of CPAC; Schneider made a few more remarks praising Pai before handing the award presentation over to NRA board member Carolyn Meadows.

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FCC chairman gets NRA award for repealing net neutrality - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 23, 2018 - 9:43pm
The NRA bestows its "Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award" on Ajit Pai for withstanding criticism over his push to end net neutrality regulations.

Grab Sweet Outdoor Gear Deals: Proof, Nomad, Black Diamond, LTHR

Wired - February 23, 2018 - 9:34pm
Some of the best (and priciest) outdoor gear around is now steeply discounted.

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