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How to see the Lyrid meteor shower

Thursday  18:40,   19 april 2018
NBC News

Clear skies and darkness are all you need!Your best bet for seeing the action will come after the moon sets at around midnight local time. Find an area far from sources of light and buildings or other possible obstructions, lie face-up on a blanket[...]

EXCLUSIVE: Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Thursday  18:01,   19 april 2018
Reuters

<p>If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc users around the world would be protected by it.</p>Facebook members outside the United[...]

'Artificial mole' could warn of cancer: study

Thursday  17:56,   19 april 2018
AFP

<p>Scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer.</p>The implant, or "biomedical tattoo," as researchers call it, has been [...]

Facebook Is Trying to Exclude 1.5 Billion Users From Stricter Privacy Regulations

Thursday  16:26,   19 april 2018
Gizmodo

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a strict set of laws governing what data tech companies can collect on users, requiring them to seek explicit opt-in consent before doing so, and promptly disclose breaches, goes into[...]

Facebook Is Forming a Team to Design Its Own Chips

Thursday  09:46,   19 april 2018
Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. is building a team to design its own semiconductors, adding to a trend among technology companies to supply themselves and lower their dependence on chipmakers such as Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc., according to job listings and people [...]

Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime now has over 100 million members

Thursday  08:40,   19 april 2018
CNET

Amazon's CEO reveals the number in his latest shareholder letter. Until now, that specific number had been kept a secret.Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed Wednesday that its Prime membership service has over 100 million paid customers[...]

Nearly 50,000 ‘Minecraft’ Accounts Infected With Malware Thanks to Modified ‘Skins’

Thursday  02:46,   19 april 2018
Variety

Thousands of “Minecraft” accounts were recently infected with malware that can potentially reformat hard drives and delete backup data and system programs, according to cybersecurity company Avast. The malicious software is apparently distributed[...]

Rogue Minecraft Skins Infect 50,000 Players With Malware [UPDATE]

Thursday  02:41,   19 april 2018
Kotaku

Skins uploaded to the official Minecraft site have affected over 50,000 Minecraft accounts with malware, according to a report by security firm Avast. The skins are pretty typical-looking: One’s a yellow suit with a face mask, another’s a blue[...]

SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

Thursday  02:21,   19 april 2018
Reuters

<p>A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting space telescope whose launch was delayed for two days by a rocket-guidance glitch.</p>The Transit Exoplanet Survey[...]

‘Warframe’ Gets New Character and Survival Mode

Thursday  01:06,   19 april 2018
Variety

Free-to-play online shooter “Warframe” is getting a new character and survival game mode in the upcoming Beasts of the Sanctuary expansion, developer and publisher Digital Extremes announced Tuesday. Khora is the 35th warframe added to the game[...]

In race for 5G, China leads South Korea, US: study

Thursday  00:22,   19 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

China is slightly ahead of South Korea and the United States in the race to develop fifth generation wireless networks, or 5G, a US study showed Monday.&nbsp;&nbsp;The study released by the CTIA, a US-based industry association of wireless[...]

Toyota promotes talking vehicle technology

Thursday  00:21,   19 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

A big part of vehicles becoming truly driverless is them eventually having the capability to communicate with other vehicles in the vicinity and various elements of infrastructure.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Japanese auto giant is looking to get a lead[...]

Saltwater Lakes Hidden Beneath Glaciers May Mimic Moons

Thursday  00:16,   19 april 2018
Newsweek

There are about 400 subglacial lakes around the world, but these are the first scientists believe to be salty.There are plenty of lakes hidden below glaciers—about 400 around the world—but scientists believe most of them are freshwater, just like[...]

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

Wednesday  23:56,   18 april 2018
Time

When developing Grasshopper, Google focused on three main barriers making it hard for adults to learn to code: Time, access, and money. The first point is particularly vital — when Google asked thousands of U.S. adults why they had given up on[...]

How A Mars Trip Can Affect Muscles In Our Bodies

Wednesday  23:56,   18 april 2018
International Business Times

The research will help astronauts prepare for deep space missions to the moon and beyond. But before any of that happens, all parties involved should look forward to addressing the concerns posited in a new research conducted by an international[...]