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Inside the hype and reality of Alexa, Siri and the voice assistant ‘revolution’ - Recode
You can soon, if you insist, talk to your microwave — and it will listen. Amazon recently announced a $60 voice-activated microwave, along with 10 other new products using its Alexa voice assistant. via Pocket
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7 days ago by eemorningwood
What It's Like to Go to a Nudist Couples' Resort
“Wait! Come quick! There's an orgy happening on that other balcony!” my sister shouted to me, pointing to an enthusiastic group of hotel guests below us. via Pocket
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9 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 November 8 - Mars in the Loop
Explanation: This composite of images spaced some 5 to 9 days apart, from late April (bottom right) through November 5 (top left), traces the retrograde motion of ruddy-colored Mars through planet Earth's night sky. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  space 
9 days ago by eemorningwood
How your privacy gets cooked by those restaurant waitlist apps - CNET
I hate having to wait. But do I hate it enough to give up my privacy?This dilemma popped up on a Wednesday night in October, as I stood at the front of a Szechuan restaurant in Brooklyn, eyeing the empty tables inside. via Pocket
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9 days ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 October 8 - Comet 21P Between Rosette and Cone Nebulas
Explanation: Small bits of this greenish-gray comet are expected to streak across Earth's atmosphere tonight. Specifically, debris from the eroding nucleus of Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner, pictured, causes the annual Draconids meteor shower, which peaks this evening. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Did the Trump Family Historian Drop a Dime to the New York Times? - POLITICO Magazine
Nearly 8,000 words into its exhaustive investigation of the elaborate and allegedly illegal schemes by which Donald Trump’s father conserved his wealth and promoted the myth of his son as a self-made billionaire, the New York Times revealed the existence of a via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  politics  trump 
6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 October 6 - Aurora: The Frog's View
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Farmers Can Now Buy Designer Microbes to Replace Fertilizer | WIRED
Jake Misch’s family has been growing corn in the sandy soils of northwestern Indiana for four generations. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  climate  change  health  science 
6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 October 5 - The Last Days of Venus as the Evening Star
Explanation: That's not a young crescent Moon poised above the hills along the western horizon at sunset. It's Venus in a crescent phase. About 54 million kilometers away and less than 20 percent illuminated, it was captured by telescope and camera on September 30 near Bacau, Romania. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Schlock Mercenary - WXR18 – Amazing, Yet Again
Sandra and I have returned from the 2018 Writing Excuses Retreat. This was the sixth year the event has been held, and it was the fourth year it’s been held aboard a ship. It was wonderful. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 October 4 - Opportunity After the Storm
Explanation: On Mars dust storms can't actually blow spacecraft over, but they can blot out the Sun. Over three months ago a planet-wide dust storm caused a severe lack of sunlight for the Mars rover Opportunity at its location near the west rim of Endeavor crater. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 October 3 - NGC 1898: Globular Cluster in the LMC
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Explanation: Jewels don't shine this bright -- only stars do. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 October 2 - Supernumerary Rainbows over New Jersey
Explanation: Yes, but can your rainbow do this? After the remnants of Hurricane Florence passed over Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA last month, the Sun came out in one direction but something quite unusual appeared in the opposite direction: a hall of rainbows. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 October 1 - The First Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral
Explanation: A new chapter in space flight began in 1950 with the launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida: the Bumper V-2. Featured here, the Bumper V-2 was an ambitious two-stage rocket program that topped a V-2 missile base with a WAC Corporal rocket. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
VA hospitals' cancellations of diagnostic exam orders draw scrutiny
Radiology technologist Jeff Dettbarn, alleges thousands of tests at the Iowa City VA were improperly cancelled, potentially risking veterans’ lives. USA TODAY via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  health  politics  va 
6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Retail marathon: Apple stores open in Scottsdale, Deer Park, Lehigh Valley, Green Hills, Robina - 9to5Mac
It’s a big weekend for Apple retail. Across the United States and Australia, five Apple stores reopened or relocated Saturday to new and expanded spaces. Each store brings with it a unique design and layout, replacing aging locations no longer suited for Apple’s contemporary retail ideals. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 30 - The Lonely Neutron Star in Supernova E0102 72.3
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 29 - 55 Nights with Saturn
Explanation: For 55 consecutive nights Mediterranean skies were at least partly clear this summer, from the 1st of July to the 24th of August 2018. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 27 - M33: Triangulum Galaxy
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Explanation: The small, northern constellation Triangulum harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 26 - The Sun's Spectrum with its Missing Colors
Explanation: It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors. Here are all the visible colors of the Sun, produced by passing the Sun's light through a prism-like device. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
How to Fix Cellular & Wi-Fi Issues on Your iPhone in iOS 12 « iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks
Network connectivity, like any technology, needs a reset every now and then. You might not consider it, but your iPhone's communications to your local towers can get jammed up and need unclogging. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 25 - Highlights of the North Autumn Sky
Explanation: What can you see in the night sky this season? The featured graphic gives a few highlights for Earth's northern hemisphere. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 24 - Rover 1A Hops on Asteroid Ryugu
Explanation: Two small robots have begun hopping around the surface of asteroid Ryugu. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 23 - Equinox: Analemma over the Callanish Stones
Explanation: Does the Sun return to the same spot on the sky every day at the same time? No. A more visual answer to that question is an analemma, a composite image taken from the same spot at the same time over the course of a year. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 21 - Irregular Galaxy NGC 55
Explanation: Irregular galaxy NGC 55 is thought to be similar to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 20 - Stars and Dust in Corona Australis
Explanation: Cosmic dust clouds and young, energetic stars inhabit this telescopic vista, less than 500 light-years away toward the northern boundary of Corona Australis, the Southern Crown. The dust clouds effectively block light from more distant background stars in the Milky Way. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Schlock Mercenary - Out of the Office…
Between now and October 2nd Sandra and I are both out of the office. If you’re shopping with us, your order won’t ship until October 3rd at the earliest. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Is the search for dark energy a dead end? | Cosmos
In 2006, I ventured to the Carnegie Institution in Washington DC. There, I had a long conversation with the astronomer Vera Rubin. Thirty-six years earlier, she was one of the first modern cosmologists to suggest that a huge part of the universe was missing. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  astronomy  cosmology  science 
6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
How Apple Makes the AI Chip Powering the iPhone's Fancy Tricks | WIRED
A few years ago—the company won’t say exactly when—some engineers at Apple began to think the iPhone’s camera could be made smarter using newly powerful machine-learning algorithms known as neural networks. Before long, they were talking with a lean vice president named Tim Millet. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 19 - Cocoon Nebula Deep Field
Explanation: Inside the Cocoon Nebula is a newly developing cluster of stars. The cosmic Cocoon on the upper right also punctuates a long trail of obscuring interstellar dust clouds to its left. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 18 - Salt Pepper and Ice
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Explanation: There's a "camera" comet now moving across the sky. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Doctor Whoa Is A Woman – Scenes From A Multiverse
Have you seen the new season of Doctor Who yet? Me neither. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 17 - Cosmic Collision Forges Galactic Ring
Explanation: How could a galaxy become shaped like a ring? The rim of the blue galaxy pictured on the right is an immense ring-like structure 150,000 light years in diameter composed of newly formed, extremely bright, massive stars. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Apple repays €14B in “illegal aid” to Ireland, so EU drops court case | Ars Technica
European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said Tuesday that the European Commission will finally close its legal investigation into Apple's failure to pay back taxes to Ireland after the company paid €14 billion. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 1 - Aerosol Earth
Explanation: the identification and distribution of aerosols in the Earth's atmosphere is shown in this dramatic, planet-wide visualization. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 September 2 - A Powerful Solar Flare
Explanation: It was one of the most powerful solar flares in recorded history. Occurring in 2003 and seen across the electromagnetic spectrum, the Sun briefly became over 100 times brighter in X-rays than normal. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Apple’s next iPhone event will be on September 12th - The Verge
Apple sent invites today for its annual fall iPhone event where it’s expected to announce multiple new iPhones and possibly a new Apple Watch and an updated iPad Pro. It’ll take place on September 12th in Cupertino, California. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Comment: The Apple Watch Series 4 is going to take the wearable mainstream | 9to5Mac
In my last Apple Watch Diary piece, I said that there were two things which might sell me on the idea of upgrading from my Series 3 to the upcoming Series 4. One was a more responsive Siri, but the bigger one was more data on the screen. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by eemorningwood
The battle for cheap solar power heads to the sunny South — but utilities are fighting back | Salon.com
Chuck Jay worked as a coal miner for nearly three decades before he decided to start his own solar panel installation company just outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2012. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  #morons  energy  politics  solar 
11 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 6 - Live: Cosmic Rays from Minnesota
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Explanation: Cosmic rays from outer space go through your body every second. Typically, they do you no harm. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 5 - Trapezium: At the Heart of Orion
Explanation: Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cluster. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 3 - Central Lunar Eclipse
Explanation: Reddened by scattered sunlight, the Moon in the center is passing through the center of Earth's dark umbral shadow in this July 27 lunar eclipse sequence. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 24 - Messier 20 and 21
Explanation: The beautiful Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is easy to find with a small telescope in the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago by eemorningwood
How Will Trump's Presidency End? - The Atlantic
Michael Gerson, one of the most eloquent and principled critics of Donald Trump, insists that we are at June 1973, the moment when John Dean’s testimony broke the dam that a year later swept Richard Nixon off into disgrace. Others agree: This is an inflection point. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago by eemorningwood
APOD: 2018 August 23 - Comet Heart and Soul
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago by eemorningwood
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