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The 50 best iPhone games - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 4:00am
If you're all about the iPhone, these are some of the best games you can play.

New Netflix Stranger Things season 3 teaser reveals episode titles - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 3:05am
"In the summer of 1985, the adventure continues." Get more clues as to what's in store for your favorite Upside Down kids in 2019.

Best wireless headphones for making calls - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 3:00am
The microphone and communications features are better on some wireless headphones than others. Here are some our current favorites for making cell-phone calls.

The 51 best VR games of 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 2:42am
What's worth playing in virtual reality? Here are all our favorites.

New study gives some handy tips on how to survive on Game of Thrones

Ars Technica - December 10, 2018 - 2:00am

Enlarge / How has Tyrion Lannister survived for so long? Being high born helps, being male doesn't. His willingness to switch his allegiance to Daenerys Targaryen likely tipped the balance. (credit: HBO)

Game of Thrones boasts one of the highest body counts on TV, knocking off even major characters in some very gruesome ways. Perhaps even more surprising is who still survives as we head into the final season. A new paper in the journal Injury Epidemiology offers some insights into the best strategies to ensure survival in the brutal world of Westeros.

(Some spoilers for first seven seasons below.)

This isn't the first time Game of Thrones has inspired a scientific paper. One 2016 study examined the Greyscale skin disease, while a 2017 study explored fight or flight responses of various characters on the show. And there was a lively discussion among chemists over what real poison was most similar to "The Strangler" used at the infamous Purple Wedding in season 4.

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Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees

BBC Technology News - December 10, 2018 - 1:27am
Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm

This AI gave classic cookies the nuttiest new names - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 1:26am
Would you eat Canical Bear-Widded Nutts?

Attention Xbox One owners, this wireless headset deserves consideration - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 1:06am
The LucidSound LS35X has premium looks, good audio quality and built-in Xbox Wireless.

'I was divorced and missed having company'

BBC Technology News - December 10, 2018 - 1:02am
Rupert Hunt created flat-sharing website SpareRoom - and then ended up needing to use it himself after his marriage ended.

50 years on, we’re living the reality first shown at the “Mother of All Demos”

Ars Technica - December 10, 2018 - 12:45am

Douglas Engelbart during his 1968 demonstration. (credit: SRI International)

A half century ago, computer history took a giant leap when Douglas Engelbart—then a mid-career 43-year-old engineer at Stanford Research Institute in the heart of Silicon Valley—gave what has come to be known as the "mother of all demos."

On December 9, 1968 at a computer conference in San Francisco, Engelbart showed off the first inklings of numerous technologies that we all now take for granted: video conferencing, a modern desktop-style user interface, word processing, hypertext, the mouse, collaborative editing, among many others.

Even before his famous demonstration, Engelbart outlined his vision of the future more than a half-century ago in his historic 1962 paper, "Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework."

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Xbox One for $219, iPad for $250: Best deals since Black Friday - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 9, 2018 - 10:47pm
Black Friday is over, but sales are everywhere. Like Google's Pixel 3 Black Friday prices are back, the Xbox One hits a new price low and the new iPad is just $250 at Target.

See trains from all over the world - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 9, 2018 - 10:35pm
From high-speed electrics to workhorse diesel-electrics, here's a selection of trains from other countries.

Watch 20,000 Jedi and 3,000 Tyrannosaurus rex fight to the death - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 9, 2018 - 10:34pm
Who will win in the epic battle between Jedi Knights and T-Rex? This geeky Epic Battle Simulator video pits Star Wars against dinosaurs.

Are US trains really that bad? It's complicated - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 9, 2018 - 10:23pm
With limited routes and low-speed diesel locomotives, train travel in the US seems far behind the rest of the world. That's not going to change anytime soon.

Shazam superhero movie with Zachary Levi: Release date, trailer, cast - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 9, 2018 - 9:45pm
Here's our ongoing guide to the upcoming DC Comics film starring Zachary Levi.

NASA offers Marvel advice on saving Tony Stark trapped in space - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 9, 2018 - 8:48pm
Ground control to Major Tony: The Avengers: Endgame trailer revealed Stark's stuck.

Eleven researchers publish sharp critique of EPA fuel economy logic

Ars Technica - December 9, 2018 - 8:30pm

Enlarge / Cars zoom past during rush hour on Interstate 10 after sunset in El Paso, Texas, on November 27, 2018. (credit: PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images)

In this week's edition of Science, eleven researchers from prominent universities around the US criticized the federal government's justification for rolling back vehicle fuel economy standards. They wrote that the economic assumptions made in the government's 2018 report resulted in a "flawed" analysis that will likely result in more traffic fatalities, more congestion, and more greenhouse gases emitted.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Trump has moved to rescind a number of environmentally-minded regulations instituted under the Obama Administration. One of the first in its crosshairs was the EPA's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) standards for light trucks and passenger vehicles, which paralleled the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These two regulations (the GHG and CAFE rules) both aimed to force automakers to adhere to gradually-tightening fuel efficiency standards, which were detailed out to 2025.

The EPA under Administrator Scott Pruitt spent most of 2017 laying the groundwork to rescind the GHG rules, saying the rules were onerous for automakers. But it's hard to rescind and replace existing law—agencies need to justify their decisions with robust studies showing that a rules change will improve the livelihood of Americans, whether in health or in jobs.

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Canada Moose Cree First Nation to get drone deliveries

BBC Technology News - December 9, 2018 - 8:15pm
They will fly over parcels and necessities to a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario.

Meet Ellen Page's superhero family in Netflix's The Umbrella Academy teaser - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 9, 2018 - 7:35pm
Dysfunctional superhero siblings investigate their father's murder, and maybe stop the apocalypse, in the new trailer.

'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark

BBC Technology News - December 9, 2018 - 7:35pm
A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.

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