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Researchers watched as gold was made millions of light-years from Earth

Mashable - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:00

In a landmark moment for astronomy and physics that helps explain the origin of the ring on your finger and key components in your cell phone, scientists announced they have, for the first time, detected the collision of two neutron stars. 

This collision — as reported by more than 1,000 scientists in multiple studies published in the journals Science and Nature — explains the origin of gold and other heavy metals. These include silver, platinum, and lead, among others. 

"It is remarkable to imagine that the material of this [wedding] band was made in a collision of two neutron stars, each having the size of a city and the mass of the sun," theoretical physicist Avi Loeb said via email. Read more...

More about Space, Science, Physics, Astrophysics, and Gravitational Waves
Categories: IT General, Technology

IPhone 7 is outselling iPhone 8: analyst

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:59
(Reuters) - Apple Inc's older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys.
Categories: Technology

The sneakers for people who love pizza, so basically everyone

Mashable - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:50

Adidas and Refinery29 teamed up to create sneakers that represent all 50 states. Designed by 10 female artists, each shoe is inspired by a state’s unique culture or landmark. 

The sneakers are pricey, but all the proceeds are being donated to womenwin.org, a non-profit geared toward empowering girls through sports.  Read more...

More about Mashable Video, Pizza, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Real Time
Categories: IT General, Technology

New KRACK Attack Against Wi-Fi Encryption

Schneier on Security - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:39
Mathy Vanhoef has just published a devastating attack against WPA2, the 14-year-old encryption protocol used by pretty much all wi-fi systems. Its an interesting attack, where the attacker forces the protocol to reuse a key. The authors call this attack KRACK, for Key Reinstallation Attacks This is yet another of a series of marketed attacks; with a cool name, a... Bruce Schneier
Categories: Security

Pharma and medtech industries prepare for hard Brexit

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:24
LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers and medical devices companies are drawing up plans to protect supply chains in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, and some small service businesses are already relocating to stay inside the bloc.
Categories: Health

Israel targets fashion industry over underweight models

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:21
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli lawmakers want to tighten a ban on the employment of underweight models and on the undeclared digital slimming-down of fashion images, amid concern that the measures are being routinely flouted even as they are adopted abroad.
Categories: Health

New 'Black Panther' trailer has more Michael B. Jordan, god bless us all

Mashable - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:21

In the full trailer for Marvel's Black Panther, our titular hero has some choices to make: After witnessing the showdown between Captain America and Iron Man, what kind of leader will be T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) be?

SEE ALSO: 'Ant-Man' review: Earth's tiniest hero is also Marvel's funniest movie

In a pulse-pounding trailer that contains the phrase "Wakanda forever!" and Vince Staples' "Bagbak," T'Challa faces off against Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) for the fate of his country and his future.

Black Panther releases in February.  Read more...

More about Entertainment, Movies, Marvel, Black Panther, and Chadwick Boseman
Categories: IT General, Technology

Aimmune teams with Regeneron, Sanofi on peanut allergy drug

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:20
(Reuters) - Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it would collaborate with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi to develop its experimental peanut allergy drug.
Categories: Health

Huawei aims to challenge Apple and Samsung on technology as well as price

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:18
LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei [HWT.UL] has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.
Categories: Technology

Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a unique phone with an AI heart

Mashable - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:08

China's top smartphone maker, Huawei, has recently overtaken Apple in global smartphone sales and it's second just behind Samsung. 

SEE ALSO: Huawei Mate 10 Pro is looking pretty in new leak

But with their new, most ambitious smartphone yet — the Mate 10 — the Chinese company is finally ready to take on the competition from all sides. 

The first thing that really strikes you about the Mate 10 and its more powerful variant, the Mate 10 Pro, is the snazzy, sleek, compact design, particularly compared with the past models.

Both the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have an aluminium frame, glass back and front which is slightly bent around the edges and really slim bezels on top and bottom. Read more...

More about Artificial Intelligence, Huawei, Ai, Huawei Mate 10, and Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Categories: IT General, Technology

Pranksters turn city street into frozen nightmare

Mashable - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:01

Baby, it's really, incredibly cold outside.

At least that what some unsuspecting taxi passengers thought when they stumbled upon sub-zero street, complete with frozen traffic cops and delivery men, snow-blown surfaces, and icicles hanging from every surface. It was like a scene from a disaster movie. Which is, of course, the idea.

SEE ALSO: Spider-Man just pranked a bunch of New Yorkers by swinging in during their coffee. Literally.

The prank video, which dropped on Monday morning and you can watch above, is the latest from Thinkmodo, the twisted minds behind "Devil Baby," "The World's Strongest Traffic Cop," and  "Automated Selfie Stick." Read more...

More about Pranks, Prank, Thinkmodo, Geostorm, and Entertainment
Categories: IT General, Technology

Regeneron-Sanofi food allergy drug succeeds mid-stage study

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:56
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Monday their drug to treat infection in the esophagus, mainly caused by food allergies, met the main goal of a mid-stage study.
Categories: Health

Exelixis liver cancer drug meets late-stage goal, shares jump

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:55
(Reuters) - Exelixis Inc said on Monday its drug to treat patients with a type of liver cancer met the main goal in a late stage study, pushing it closer to an expanded label approval by U.S. regulators and sending its shares up about 20 percent.
Categories: Health

Novo Nordisk diabetes drug effective, preliminary FDA review finds

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:37
(Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's closely watched diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded, sending the company's shares up 3.4 percent in premarket trading on Monday.
Categories: Health

Huge security flaw leaves Wi-Fi devices wide open to hackers

Mashable - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:25

There's a hole in Wi-Fi security, and it affects the vast majority of Wi-Fi devices and networks. That very likely means your phone, your home wireless network, your wireless network at work — everything. 

Belgian security researcher Mathy Vanhoef from the imec-DistriNet research group at the KU Leuven university has discovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 security protocol, used by nearly every Wi-Fi device out there. It allows an attacker to remotely extract decrypted data from a protected Wi-Fi network without knowing the password.

SEE ALSO: Equifax may have been hacked again and it's not even funny anymore Read more...

More about Tech, Cybersecurity, Hackers, Wi Fi, and Hack
Categories: IT General, Technology

How to Invert the Colors of Your iPhone’s Screen

How-To Geek - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:00
Apple goes to a lot of effort to make their iPhones as accessible for everyone as possible. One system option allows you to invert all the colors on the phone’s display, which is useful if you’re sensitive to brightness, have certain kinds of color blindness, or just are in the dark. Here’s how to enable it.
Categories: IT General, Technology

BlackBerry shares down after another top exec leaves

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:56
(Reuters) - BlackBerry's U.S.-listed shares fell almost 4 percent to $11.12 on Monday after a second senior executive from its licensing unit quit this month.
Categories: Technology

Ed Sheeran shares Instagram post of his bicycle accident injury

Mashable - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:51

If you're a hardcore Ed Sheeran fan, we have bad news for you. 

SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran thinks his character died on 'Game of Thrones' which...yeah, probably

Our beloved singer-turned-Game-of-Thrones-actor had a bad bicycle accident in London and that could affect his upcoming Asia tour. 

Sheeran posted a picture of himself with his plastered right arm and wrote:

"Ive had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x"

Ive had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on Oct 16, 2017 at 3:50am PDT Read more...

More about London, Ed Sheeran, Bike Accident, Ed Sheeran Tour, and Asian Tour
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Michael Fassbender and James Corden almost defeated by an inanimate door

Mashable - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:34

To be fair, doors are tricky things to kick down.

SEE ALSO: James Corden gets slammed over distasteful Harvey Weinstein jokes

On Friday night's Late Late Show Michael Fassbender and James Corden got to play badass SWAT-team officers. Well, for a couple of seconds anyway.

The pair came up against some heavy resistance in the form of a door. They kick it over and over, hoping to break it down, but to little avail. They take a couple breaks for a cup of tea, a sing-song and to snap a pic for Instagram.

Finally, after much huffing and puffing (and not to mention a few splinters) the two manage to bust in the door by using the power of teamwork. However, their criminal target slinks off unnoticed while they do a victory dance. Read more...

More about Michael Fassbender, James Corden, Late Late Show, Swat, and Culture
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Madagascar plague appears to have spread to Seychelles: WHO

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:24
GENEVA (Reuters) - A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Categories: Health
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