New material, manufacturing process use sun’s heat for cheaper renewable electricity

New material, manufacturing process use sun’s heat for cheaper renewable electricity

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New material, manufacturing process use sun’s heat for cheaper renewable electricity Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that if the cost of electricity generation and energy storage for use on cloudy…

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IBM finally proves that quantum systems are faster than classicals

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IBM finally proves that quantum systems are faster than classicals ASSOCIATED PRESS In 1994, MIT professor of applied mathematics, Peter Shor, developed a groundbreaking quantum computing algorithm capable of factoring numbers (that is, finding the prime numbers for any integer N) using…

2019 Lincoln Navigator review: Bigger and better

2019 Lincoln Navigator review: Bigger and better

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2019 Lincoln Navigator review: Bigger and better The Lincoln Navigator pretty much started the whole fullsize luxury SUV craze when it debuted more than 20 years ago. But while it may have lagged behind the competition in recent years — especially against…

WSJ: Facebook believes spammers were behind its massive data breach

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WSJ: Facebook believes spammers were behind its massive data breach MANDEL NGAN via Getty Images More than two weeks after Facebook revealed a massive data breach, we still don’t know who was using the flaw in its site to access information on…

Sixense refunds backers for VR controller, five years later

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Sixense refunds backers for VR controller, five years later Sixense More than five years after funding its Stem virtual reality controller system on Kickstarter, Sixense is paying back those who pledged for the device. Sixense is no longer making a consumer version…

Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Google’s switch to a Samsung display

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Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Google’s switch to a Samsung display iFixit When people noticed that the Pixel 3 XL’s display was much better than its predecessor’s, a common question emerged: did Google ditch LG for someone else? Yes, according to iFixit….

When it comes to smartphone lifespan, brand name matters more than hardware: Popularity of iPhone contributes to its longevity — and sustainability

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When it comes to smartphone lifespan, brand name matters more than hardware: Popularity of iPhone contributes to its longevity — and sustainability Many critics have denounced smartphone manufacturers in recent years for producing devices that quickly become obsolete, creating a “planned obsolescence”…

A smart plug for Alexa only

A smart plug for Alexa only

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A smart plug for Alexa only Smart plugs are a way to connect devices to your smart home for less money than replacing them with smart models. Amazon jumped in the smart plug game earlier this October with the Amazon Smart Plug….

A selfish gene makes mice into migrants

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A selfish gene makes mice into migrants House mice carrying a specific selfish supergene move from one population to another much more frequently than their peers. This finding of a University of Zurich study shows for the first time that a gene…

Intel’s desktop 9th-generation Core chips can handle 128GB of RAM

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Intel’s desktop 9th-generation Core chips can handle 128GB of RAM Yurchello108 via Getty Images To date, Intel’s mainstream processors haven’t supported more than 64GB of RAM. That’s not a crisis-inducing problem right now (only demanding pros are likely to notice), but the…

Sega started and cancelled a ‘Shenmue’ remake

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Sega started and cancelled a ‘Shenmue’ remake DigitalFoundry/Sega Did you play the remastered versions of the Shenmue games and wish that Sega and d3t had done more than port the titles largely unchanged? So did the developers, apparently. Digital Foundry has discovered…

Cells’ route in response to disease is not always straight

Cells’ route in response to disease is not always straight

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Cells’ route in response to disease is not always straight The steps cells take in response to challenges are more complex than previously thought, finds new research published in the journal eLIFE. The study investigates a system relevant to cancer, viral infection,…

Google AI can spot advanced breast cancer more effectively than humans

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Google AI can spot advanced breast cancer more effectively than humans Google Google has delivered further evidence that AI could become a valuable ally in detecting cancer. The company’s researchers have developed a deep learning tool that can spot metastatic (advanced) breast…

Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ is coming to international TV networks

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Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ is coming to international TV networks Netflix At this rate, BoJack Horseman is so ubiquitous that it might be harder to avoid the Netflix show than to watch it. Hot on the heels of the Comedy Central deal, Variety…

Police told to avoid looking at recent iPhones to avoid lockouts

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Police told to avoid looking at recent iPhones to avoid lockouts Police have yet to completely wrap their heads around modern iPhones like the X and XS, and that’s clearer than ever thanks to a leak. Motherboard has obtained a presentation slide…