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In 2015, three scientists sent an anguished note to the journal Conservation Letters.  Anti-shark paranoia was settling over Western Australia, and the state government had issued a controversial kill order. Scientists said the cull’s safety benefits were unproven and could potentially hurt recovering populations of white sharks. Worse, they claimed at least one shark marked […]

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Apple’s ruby red iPhone 7 will soon be available around the world. Each Special Edition (Product) RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus shows with its color that the purchase of the phone helps generate funds for the fight against HIV/AIDs. But in China, the picture is fuzzier. SEE ALSO: Forget the Gold iPhone — Check […]

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Google’s biggest Android problem remains a huge issue but it’s slowly improving. At least that’s the takeaway from Google’s Android Security Year in Review, the latest update on the company’s ongoing plan to get phone makers to adopt security updates more quickly.  SEE ALSO: It’s time to start thinking about what Google will name Android […]

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Apple announced a new red iPhone Tuesday — the latest in the company’s decade-long partnership with (RED) to combat HIV and AIDS.  If you’ve got several hundred dollars to spare, you’re in luck. Part of the proceeds from the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices will go to the organization, so buying one is […]

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Give your Facebook news feed one last long, indulgent scroll. It’s going to be a much busier, more ridiculous place very soon.  Facebook is rolling out the capability for all members to broadcast live directly from their personal computers via web browser, expanding the service that was previously only available on mobile devices.  Computer-based live […]

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What’s better than a OnePlus 3T, which gives you high-end features and performance for only $440? A matte black OnePlus 3T. The startup phone maker announced on Wednesday plans to sell a “Midnight Black” version of its flagship OnePlus 3T.  SEE ALSO: OnePlus 3T is a better version of the best sleeper Android phone of […]

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Traveling to Western, English-speaking countries is getting more difficult by the hour for passengers from Muslim-majority nations.  According to reports, the Canadian government may follow the United States and the United Kingdom in banning certain electronic devices on flights departing from a number of airports in Muslim-majority countries.  SEE ALSO: You can track someone’s live […]

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Diversity and inclusion shouldn’t be political, but in 2017, it is.  Software company Atlassian came out on Wednesday with one of the first surveys about diversity to be published under the Trump Administration. And things are different now than they were five short months ago.  Almost half of tech workers — 48 percent — told […]

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Smart home systems are supposed to make our lives easier and safer — but some of the most popular connected security cameras could make your place an easy target if your neighborhood is visited by a tech-savvy burgling crew. Security researcher Jason Doyle recently published a set of three vulnerabilities he found in Google’s Nest […]

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When the Earth is the focal point of your work, it’s inevitable that the subtle details and nuances of the planet will make their way into your research and influence the direction of the outcome.     Nature influences science in myriad different ways, from a plant’s barb leading to the creation of Velcro, to a […]

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LastPass, an online service that keeps your passwords safe behind one master code, isn’t nearly as secure as it should be right now.  According to Google’s vulnerability researcher Tavis Ormandy, there’s at least one unpatched vulnerability in LastPass that would allows attackers to steal passwords “from any domain.”  SEE ALSO: Change this security setting on […]

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2016 was the “defining year for Instagram,” says James Quarles, Instagram’s VP of Business.  The Facebook-owned app got a new interface (black and white), a new logo (bright colors) and a new product that sounds and looks quite a bit like Snapchat Stories. To sound like a TV ad (or an Instagram spokesperson), that’s not […]

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As a chronically late person, one of my worst habits is telling people I’m late to meet that I’m “just around the corner” when in reality I’m not even close (five blocks counts, right?)  But those days could soon be behind me. Google just unveiled a new location sharing feature that allows friends to share […]

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