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YouTube Remix could mean the end of Google Play Music

Wednesday  07:50,   25 april 2018
CNET

Tech giant's 7-year-old music streaming service could go quiet as soon as this year, Droidlife reports. Google Play Music's swan song may be near.If Google finally launches YouTube Remix, a rumored music subscription service, it will retire[...]

WhatsApp says users must be 16 or older to access the app in Europe

Wednesday  07:50,   25 april 2018
The Verge

WhatsApp is banning anyone under 16 years old from using its app in Europe. It’s raising the age limit by three years just as the European data privacy rules start kicking in on May 25th, as spotted by Reuters. When users in Europe log onto the[...]

Exotic tick species arrives in U.S., could carry virus

Wednesday  07:06,   25 april 2018
CBS News

Type of tick that's never been seen before in the United States could carry a dangerous viral diseaseNew Jersey has always been home to different species of ticks -- five, to be exact. But a new variety of the bloodsucking bug is now in the [...]

NASA to make orbiting lunar base decision in early 2019

Wednesday  03:05,   25 april 2018
MSN

NASA's vision of missions to Mars is filled with baby steps, and expects to get a lot of help from private companies. One of the more significant steps will be the construction of an orbiting lunar base, and NASA said last week it's[...]

It's rude to ask a galaxy's age. Luckily, its shape offers a clue.

Tuesday  23:37,   24 april 2018
Popular Science

<p>Younger galaxies appear flatter than their more well-rounded[...]

The world’s best freedivers seem to have evolved super-sized spleens

Tuesday  23:36,   24 april 2018
Popular Science

<p>If you want to be a successful freediver, work out your[...]

MIT researchers invented a way to use water droplets as a computer interface

Tuesday  23:36,   24 april 2018
BGR

Water and computing don't normally mix — unless you've got a water cooling system in your wicked sweet gaming PC, but I digress — but researchers from MIT are toying with an entirely new way to use tiny water droplets as an interface for[...]

Celestial 'snow' flies in wondrous Rosetta comet GIF

Tuesday  23:36,   24 april 2018
CNET

It looks like it's snowing on the surface of Comet 67P, but there's more to a gorgeous new space GIF than meets the eye.Twitter user @landru79 is obsessed with space and created a spectacular GIF of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko using[...]

‘Wolfenstein II’ Gets June Release Date on Nintendo Switch

Tuesday  19:51,   24 april 2018
Variety

“Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” is officially launching June 29 on Nintendo Switch, publisher Bethesda announced Tuesday. It’s a direct sequel to the 2014 first-person shooter “Wolfenstein: The New Order” and set in an alternate universe where[...]

Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

Tuesday  17:18,   24 april 2018
AFP

<p>Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards.</p>Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming [...]

Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

Tuesday  17:15,   24 april 2018
AFP

<p>Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards.</p>Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming [...]

Gravity Could Trap Alien Civilizations on Super-Earths

Tuesday  17:14,   24 april 2018
Newsweek

Stronger gravity requires stronger—and pricier—rockets to overcome. "On more massive planets, spaceflight would be exponentially more expensive," author Michael Hippke, an independent researcher based in Germany, told Space.com. "Such civilizations[...]

This Could Be Darkest Planet Ever Discovered

Tuesday  16:00,   24 april 2018
Newsweek

It absorbs some 99 percent of light hitting its surface.Scientists from Keele University in Newcastle, UK, explored the gas giant's incredible light-absorbing prowess in a research paper uploaded to the academic preprint server,[...]

To beat porch thieves, Amazon slips packages in car trunks

Tuesday  15:30,   24 april 2018
Reuters

<p>Not content to stop at slipping packages inside customers' front doors, Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday started a new program to deliver packages to its members' parked cars.</p>The world's largest online retailer is rolling the program[...]

YouTube took down more than 8 million videos in 3 months

Tuesday  13:15,   24 april 2018
CNN

<p>YouTube is once again trying to clean up its platform.</p>On Monday, the Google-owned company said it took down more than 8 million videos between October and December for violating its community guidelines. The majority of the videos were[...]