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Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer review - CNET - Reviews - March 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
One of the first smart sprinklers for an average outdoor faucet, the B-hyve Faucet timer isn't perfect, but it's good enough.

How Much Energy Can You Store in a Rubber Band?

Wired - March 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
On a scale from "light thwack" to "geez, watch it with that thing!"

The Ryan Coogler Effect: What the Success of 'Black Panther' Means for Black Directors

Wired - March 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
Ryan Coogler’s massive Marvel movie has the potential to kick down doors for scores of other directors, with Ava DuVernay helping to lead that charge.

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Wired - March 23, 2018 - 3:00pm
All of WIRED's coverage on the scandal plaguing the social media giant.

DRAM, we've shifted a lot of kit, mumbles profit-munching chip firm Micron

The Register - March 23, 2018 - 2:59pm
Second quarter results up nearly 60% from last year

Micron's latest quarter revenues were up 58 per cent year on year, its CEO told an earnings call full of analysts eager to nibble at the chip-fryer's plate.…

Earwig’s wing inspires compact designs that fold themselves

Ars Technica - March 23, 2018 - 2:56pm

Enlarge (credit: Dr. Jakob Faber, ETH Zürich)

I have to admit that even as someone who is fascinated by most insects, the earwig freaks me out. Upon seeing one, I'm typically too busy trying to squash it to notice any details about its anatomy. So it was a bit of a surprise to find out that not only do they have wings, but their wings are world record holders in a specific aspect of insect winginess: they take up the least space when folded compared to their extended size. The ratio between these states can reach as high as 18-to-one.

With that fact in mind, I was less surprised to find out that researchers have decided to study this bit of biology to see if they can derive any insights from what evolution has done with the earwig. In today's issue of Science, there is a report on what has been learned by three researchers: Jakob Faber and André Studart of ETH Zurich and Andres Arrieta of Purdue University. They find that, to mimic the earwig's wing, an origami-style folding approach won't do. Instead, they have designed and 3D-printed a selection of meta-stable designs that, with a small input of energy, rapidly flip between folded and unfolded states.

When many people, including most materials scientists, think of folding, their first thought is origami. But the research team found that the earwig's "exquisite natural folding system" behaves in a way that "cannot be sufficiently described by current origami models." Part of the issue is one of materials science: there are certain folding patterns in the wing that just can't be done by creating a crease in a single material or using the straight lines of origami. In addition, the wing is bi-stable, holding itself in place during flight with minimal input from muscles and folding up entirely without any muscular energy being expended.

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Galaxy S9 screen not responding? Here's how to let Samsung know - CNET - News - March 23, 2018 - 2:46pm
Some people are reporting that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus won't respond to their touch.

Reddit: Guns, beer and tobacco transactions now banned

BBC Technology News - March 23, 2018 - 2:21pm
At least 38 communities have been banned as Reddit distances itself from transactions of illicit goods.

Police chief said Uber victim “came from the shadows”—don’t believe it

Ars Technica - March 23, 2018 - 2:06pm

Enlarge / A frame from Brian Kaufman's video shows the spot where Elaine Herzberg was killed. (credit: Brian Kaufman)

On Sunday night, an Uber self-driving car killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. A key argument in Uber's defense has been that the road was so dark that even an attentive driver would not have spotted Herzberg in the seconds before the crash.

Herzberg "came from the shadows right into the roadway," Tempe police chief Sylvia Moir told the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday. "The driver said it was like a flash."

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2018 New York Auto Show preview: Production cars reign supreme - Roadshow - News - March 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
A vast majority of the cars we'll see in New York are things you'll actually be able to buy, and soon.

GMC Acadia and Terrain Black Editions actually come in 5 colors - Roadshow - News - March 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
The dark-tinted duo will be on display at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

Uber’s Fatal Crash, a Model 3 Review, and More Car News

Wired - March 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
Plus, Elon Musk gets a nice Tesla compensation package, and everything else you missed this week.

Cambridge Analytica seeks data protection assistant

The Register - March 23, 2018 - 1:58pm
Jobseeker? You may have heard of it...

UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, whose HQ is a stone's throw from the buzz of Covent Garden in London, England, is on the hunt for a data protection assistant.…

Apple's 'field trip' event aims iPad at Chromebook territory - CNET - News - March 23, 2018 - 1:58pm
The company will host an education event on Tuesday to talk up its efforts in schools. Will it be enough to stop the rise of Google and its Chromebooks?

Craigslist personals, some subreddits disappear after FOSTA passage

Ars Technica - March 23, 2018 - 1:22pm

Enlarge / CEO of Reddit Alexis Ohanian attends WORLDZ Cultural Marketing Summit 2017 at Hollywood and Highland on July 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for PTTOW!)

In the wake of this week’s passage of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) bill in both houses of Congress on Wednesday, Craigslist has removed its "Personals" section entirely, and Reddit has removed some related subreddits, likely out of fear of future lawsuits.

FOSTA, which awaits the signature of President Donald Trump before becoming law, removes some portions of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The landmark 1996 law shields website operators that host third-party content (such as commenters, for example) from civil liability. The new bill is aimed squarely at Backpage, a notorious website that continues to allow prostitution advertisements and has been under federal scrutiny for years.

In a bizarre turn of events, the Department of Justice also warned the House in February 2018 that the bill "raises a serious constitutional concern," as it would apply retroactively—a seeming violation of the Constitution's ex post facto clause. Congress passed it anyway.

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Anton Yelchin’s family settles lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler after his death

Ars Technica - March 23, 2018 - 1:15pm

Enlarge / Actor Anton Yelchin attends the special advance screening of 'Burying the Ex' at American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre on June 11, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The family of the late Anton Yelchin has settled its 2016 lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler. No terms were disclosed.

The lawsuit was filed in August 2016, just several weeks after the famed Star Trek actor was suddenly killed by his own Jeep Grand Cherokee in his driveway. The parties reached a settlement on Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, Fiat Chrysler said in a statement Thursday that the company is "pleased that we've reached an amicable resolution in this matter" and that it continues to "extend our deepest sympathies to the Yelchin family for their tragic loss."

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How a Boise, Idaho Company Thrives in the Global Chip Business

Wired - March 23, 2018 - 1:00pm
Micron Technology is the only remaining US maker of DRAM, the short-term memory chips found in computers and smartphones.

UK Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?

The Register - March 23, 2018 - 12:47pm
The answer may dismay and confuse you

Software is not a good, the Court of Appeal in London, England, has ruled.…

UK Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?

The Register - March 23, 2018 - 12:47pm
The answer may dismay and confuse you

Software is not a good, the Court of Appeal in London, England, has ruled.…

The smart robot arm for work in space and other news

BBC Technology News - March 23, 2018 - 12:46pm
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

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