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Every upcoming Marvel movie and TV show - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 20, 2019 - 3:01pm
If it's confirmed or rumored, it's on this list.

Withings Pulse HR review: A longer-lasting competitor to Fitbit’s Alta HR

Ars Technica - January 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino)

Withings has returned as its own company after a short stint under Nokia, and it's brought out some new fitness trackers to take on the top contenders. The $129 Withings Pulse HR looks and acts much like Fitbit's Alta HR: its svelte, rectangular module tracks heart rate all day and night as well as daily activity and workouts.

Plenty of fitness trackers have debuted in the past couple of years, but the Alta HR remains our top pick for most users. Withings is hoping to dethrone it in the minds of the public by offering a device that's even more subtle in design and promises weeks of battery life. But those things aren't achievable without sacrifices, and the options Withings left out of the Pulse HR may deter some from choosing it.

Design Withings Pulse HR Price: $129.95 at Amazon

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The Pulse HR may be nondescript, but that doesn't mean it's not solid. Stainless steel makes up most of the module, along with a polycarbonate surface coating that makes the top part soft to the touch. The OLED display is only as big as it has to be—it doesn't take up the entire flat surface of the modular, rather only the middle third or so.

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Been sleeping on smart lights? Time to wake up - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
Commentary: Smart bulbs, smart switches and other smart lights have never been better or more affordable -- and new options are coming this year from Ring, GE, Philips Hue and more. So what's stopping you from buying in?

VW may extend diesel-scrapping incentives to all of Germany - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
Some incentives are currently limited to Germany's most polluted cities.

Honor View 20's 48-megapixel camera phone gets global pricing, availability on Jan. 22 - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 20, 2019 - 1:00pm
That's when the global launch takes place in Paris.

Amazon shareholders revolt on Rekognition, Nvidia opens robotics lab, and hot AI chips on Google Cloud

The Register - January 20, 2019 - 10:59am
The week's other stories in AI

Roundup Hello, here’s a very quick roundup of some of the interesting AI announcements from this week. Read on if you like robots and GPUs.…

Netflix or Hulu: Which Fyre Festival documentary you should watch - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 20, 2019 - 5:39am
Get a healthy dose of internet schadenfreude with competing Hulu and Netflix documentaries on the doomed music festival.

Heathrow: Man charged with flying drone near airport

BBC Technology News - January 20, 2019 - 1:12am
George Rusu is accused of using a drone on a field near the runway days after a scare at Gatwick.

Girl Scouts of America offers badge in cyber-security

BBC Technology News - January 20, 2019 - 1:04am
It's part of a drive to get more girls involved in science, technology engineering and mathematics from a young age.

Boo, the 'world's cutest dog,' has died, and family is 'heartbroken' - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 20, 2019 - 12:19am
The fluffy social-media celeb was the star of a calendar and a book and appeared on national talk shows.

Prize-winning underwater photos will make you want to learn to dive - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 19, 2019 - 9:56pm
Move over, Aquaman: These astonishing ocean images rule the seas.

Paddle through 16 breathtaking and prize-winning underwater photos - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 19, 2019 - 9:54pm
From curious seals to graceful devil rays, the creatures of the sea posed for some spectacular shots.

Chevy's 1:1 Lego Silverado is more brickup than pickup - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 19, 2019 - 9:25pm
It's also some 1,000 pounds lighter than the real thing.

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 starts off faster and funnier - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 19, 2019 - 7:51pm
Action, wit and color are the latest additions to the crew as Discovery returns to CBS All Access and Netflix.

How Buke and Gase built a huge indie rock career—and its own guitars, software

Ars Technica - January 19, 2019 - 7:50pm

NEW YORK CITY—The band brings to the stage: two stringed instruments, neither of which look exactly like a bass or a guitar; two grids of foot-triggered effects pedals and switches; two music stands, covered with a smattering of synthesizers, touchscreens, and touch-sensitive pads; two laptops, connected to this variety of inputs in a center console; and two foot-triggered pieces of percussion.

One of those is a compact kick-drum rig, connected to the laptops. The other is a bicycling shoe with tambourine parts welded onto its sides and sole.

This pre-show array of gear usually elicits curious looks from crowds who wonder what kind of noise is about to emerge. But the band Buke and Gase are here for a homecoming show of sorts. They're fresh off a nationwide tour with Shellac, among the esteemed post-punk bands to have ties to the genre's original DIY movement. They've just put the final touches on their new album, titled Scholars, set to launch two months later (as in, January 18). People are here to celebrate.

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Hermit crabs evolved longer penises to keep their shells from being stolen

Ars Technica - January 19, 2019 - 7:06pm

Enlarge / An adult male hermit crab of the species Coenobita compressus ambling along on a leisurely stroll. (credit: Mark Laidre)

Hermit crabs protect their soft, curved abdomens from harm by scavenging seashells and turning them into portable homes. That poses a challenge when it comes time to mate, since a rival can steal the shell while its occupant is, shall we say, otherwise occupied. A new paper in the journal Royal Society Interface poses an intriguing new hypothesis: some species of male hermit crabs evolved substantially longer penises so they could mate without having to venture too far outside their shells.

Mark Laidre, a biologist at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, dubbed his hypothesis "private parts for private property." He's been studying the behavior of a particular species of hermit crab, Coenobita compressus, for the last decade.

Seashells are a valuable, limited resource—a kind of private property for hermit crabs and their most prized possession. This is particularly true for Coenobita compressus. This species engages in elaborate remodeling of scavenged shells to tailor them precisely to their liking, tearing out hard material inside the shell over several months to make more room for their bodies. Because the shells are so valuable, there is stiff competition to attain a really nice shell. Fights break out, crabs will kill another crab for their shells, and sometimes the beasts will just outright steal them. Since the remodeled shells prevent the creatures from drying out (which can happen within 24 hours), they are crucial to the crabs' survival.

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How to make your audio system sound better for free - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 19, 2019 - 5:47pm
Move your speakers into the middle of the room, and listen to them from 4 or 5 feet away.

Euro style and high-end sound in an apartment-friendly speaker - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Trenner & Friedl's Osiris speakers produce amazing sound without taking over the room.

Even with the Google/Fossil deal, Wear OS is doomed

Ars Technica - January 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

Enlarge / Wear OS seems nice, but it lacks apps and decent hardware. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

Google and Fossil Group were involved in some kind of acquisition deal yesterday. Despite being a fashion brand, Fossil is probably the biggest remaining seller of Android Wear OS hardware. Brands like Fossil, Michael Kors, Diesel, Emporio Armani, and Misfit are all part of Fossil Group, and all produce Wear OS devices. Fossil sold Google some IP and "a portion of Fossil Group's research and development team currently supporting the transferring IP" for $40 million.

Fossil's stock jumped 8 percent on the news, which was probably "mission accomplished" as far as this announcement was concerned. The press release sent the tech community into a tizzy, though.

"Google cares about Android Wear?" "This will fix everything!" "When is the Pixel Watch coming out?"

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Here's every iPhone ever made from 2007 to today - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Apple's 21 iPhones never looked this good.

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