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So far, the ability to wirelessly stream the display of an Android phone or tablet to your TV has been limited to solutions like Miracast, but information spotted by Cyanogen Inc. cofounder Koushik Dutta suggests that will change soon. Dutta, who has …
In a move that could raise eyebrows in the LCD business, Corning has taken full control of Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co. Ltd., a joint venture 43 percent owned by Samsung. In exchange, the Korean company will get $ 1.9 billion worth of preferred shares in Corning, which if converted, would …
“Uh oh.” – Everyone
You get slightly panicky when your phone is out of your line of sight.
…And ridiculously panicked when you accidentally leave it AT HOME.
It's like you're missing a limb.
You sleep with your phone on your nightstand, or worse, IN your bed next to you.
Your friends tried to make you do this game, but you freaked out and grabbed your phone even though you had to buy a round of drinks.
I mean, LOOK! That one's lighting up! That could be a message for me! ASLFHA:GFHALHGJ
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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is meeting in Durban, South Africa this week, and the future of the web is at stake. Or, at least, the future of what you type into a web browser to find yourself at a particular webpage. While you might be familiar with top-level domains like “.com,” “.net”, “.org” and “.gov”, there will soon be plenty more. This week, the organization signed the first four generic top-level domains (gTLD) into existence, including:
- .شبكة (Arabic for “Web”)
- .游戏 (Chinese for “Game)
- .онлайн (Russian for “Online”)
- .сайт (Russian for “Web site”)
As you might notice, they’re all non-English words, and that’s a milestone of sorts. “It will mark the first time that people…
NASA really wants to put another rover on the surface of Mars in 2020. The goals of that mission are still being ironed out, but a panel of 19 scientists appointed by the space agency have come up with some rather compelling suggestions. Over the course of a 154-page document, which will serve as the starting point, the scientists propose that looking for signs of life and testing out technologies for a future manned mission should be high on the list of objectives. The Mars 2020 Science Definition Team wants the next rover, based on Curiosity’s design, to look for biosignatures and fossilized evidence of former life on the red planet. In addition, they’re calling for the rover to serve as a sort of screener for rock and soil samples, by analyzing them and saving particularly interesting ones for return to Earth for further investigation. The team is proposing room for as many as 31 samples which would be retrieved later by a manned mission.
The next step will be for NASA officials to sit down with the sizable tome, and probably a few of the panel members, to figure out what the highest priority objectives are and what is feasible given technological and budgetary constraints. Then it will begin accepting proposals for instrumentation to be loaded on the new rover. One of the more ambitious proposals is to demonstrate technology for collecting carbon dioxide which could be used to make oxygen and rocket fuel. If you’re interested, the entire report can be found at the source.
Netflix is to expand its offering of original children’s programming after it signed an exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation. As part of the agreement, Netflix will own the first-run rights to over 300 hours of original DreamWorks programming, an expansion beyond the deal that will see Netflix launch a TV adaption of the upcoming movie Turbo in December.
Good To Know: Ants Will Carry Little Signs For You If You Dab Them With Pee First (The Signs Not The Ants)
This is a video from Smarter Every Day showing how you can get leafcutter ants to carry little signs for you by peeing on them. The urine, which contains salt, make the little bits of paper desirable for the ants to drag back to their colony and use to grow their fungal food. It reminded me of how you can get my roommate to drink urine by mixing it into the orange juice container.
Hit the jump for the video.
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Sure, Google I/O may not focus on new products, but it might just take a moment to unveil the firm’s take on music streaming. According to The Verge, industry sources say that Mountain View has inked licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment for YouTube and Google Play. With Fortune having reported that a similar deal with Warner Music Group is already in the can, it’s entirely possible that the search titan could reveal its Spotify-like service at the developer event. Page & Co.’s dev shindig may not have skydivers this year, but on-demand music may be on the program.
Source: The Verge
President Obama came into office 2009 with a promise to make his administration the most “open” in history in terms of revealing information to the public about the inner-workings of government, a claim that has been challenged vociferously. But to further advance his open government ambitions, the President today issued an executive order requiring all major federal agencies under the executive branch to make their data “easy to find, accessible, and usable,” with an important caveat: ” wherever possible and legally permissible.” The White House also released a new set of open source software tools on Github that federal agencies can use to get more of their data out onto the web in software developer and user-friendly formats,…