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Predatory “scientific journals” tricked into publishing Star Wars-themed hoax

Predatory “scientific journals” tricked into publishing Star Wars-themed hoax

Robbo writes, "A number of so-called scientific journals have accepted a Star Wars-themed spoof paper. The manuscript is an absurd mess of factual errors, plagiarism and movie quotes. We know this because Neuroskeptic wrote it and posted about it on …

by July 24, 2017 0 comments Tech
The Wirecutter’s best deals: Google Home and Philips Hue bundles drop by $70

The Wirecutter’s best deals: Google Home and Philips Hue bundles drop by $70

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their continuously updated …

by July 21, 2017 0 comments Tech
Looking for group? Guilded wants to be your gaming guild’s headquarters

Looking for group? Guilded wants to be your gaming guild’s headquarters

You’ve done it. After weeks and weeks of bringing your Overwatch A-game to the table for randos who disappear at the end of every match, you’ve finally found a competent group that wants to stick together.

Now what?

Guilded (part …

by July 10, 2017 0 comments Tech
The Morning After: Monday, July 10th 2017

The Morning After: Monday, July 10th 2017

Hey, good morning!

Say hello to the new Tesla Model 3 — just don’t expect to buy one all that soon. We also have accidental voice commands stopping robberies and China’s latest space-exploration experiment.

It’s a modest start to much …

by July 10, 2017 0 comments Tech
‘Hawaii Five-0’ stars quit over racial inequity

‘Hawaii Five-0’ stars quit over racial inequity

Unable to secure equal pay, Hawaii Five-O stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park have quit the show.

Members of Hollywood’s small but vocal Asian-American community are speaking out in support of former Hawaii Five-0 stars Daniel Dae Kim and …

by July 6, 2017 0 comments Tech
How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices

How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices

Digital currency prices have soared recently, with reports from the past few months showing enormous valuation increases for currencies across the board.

Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum have all experienced exponential growth, with Bitcoin prices rising to $2,588, Ripple reaching a …

by July 5, 2017 0 comments Tech
Here’s the lady who offered U.S. citizenship to the highest bidder in China

Here’s the lady who offered U.S. citizenship to the highest bidder in China

That’s certainly one way to get noticed.

At the Shanghai marriage market, parents of single folks gather to show off their children’s credentials, in hopes of netting them a spouse.

But over the weekend, a woman, dressed in a wedding …

by July 2, 2017 0 comments Tech
Office of the Director of National Intelligence admits its employee held down 15 other jobs and played games all day

Office of the Director of National Intelligence admits its employee held down 15 other jobs and played games all day

Jason Leopold (previously — Buzzfeed’s public records activist, once branded a "FOIA terrorist" by the US government — has secured records of an investigation into gross offenses by an unnamed employee of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, …

by June 30, 2017 0 comments Tech
China sides with Emmanulle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in CRISPR patent war

China sides with Emmanulle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in CRISPR patent war

Continuing the patent dispute internationally, China has now given the Charpentier/Doudna side a patent to edit genes in the country.

CRISPR pioneers Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna lost a patent case to the Broad Insititute earlier this year when the …

by June 20, 2017 0 comments Tech
Photochroms of Ireland

Photochroms of Ireland

c. 1890

The Emerald Isle, from one end of the rainbow to the other

These postcards of the sweeping hills, cliffs, and towns of Ireland were created using the Photochrom process, a complex method of imbuing black-and-white photographs with relatively …

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Tech