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How bacteria, rust dust, and a murdered star may explain Earth’s Ice Age

How bacteria, rust dust, and a murdered star may explain Earth’s Ice Age Heavy atoms ejected from the supernova broke through the planet’s atmosphere and settled on its surface as isotopes.Soon after the aftermath arrived on Earth, our planet fell into a major ice age — leading many investigators to see the supernova as both victim and accomplice.

Wi-Fi troubles? Here’s the most common problems, and simple solutions

Wi-Fi troubles? Here’s the most common problems, and simple solutions Wireless internet is like electricity at this point — you only notice it exists when it stops working.Then you panic.

Ping lets you leave virtual sticky notes for houseguests

Ping lets you leave virtual sticky notes for houseguests After all, how long can you really count on a sticky note to stay, well, sticky?And if that little piece of paper falls to the wayside, does your important message get lost, too?

Could your Android phone be the pawn of a malicious Twitter account? Meet Twitoor

Could your Android phone be the pawn of a malicious Twitter account? Meet Twitoor According to a recent blog post from ESET, there’s a new kind of mobile malware that makes use of Twitter to control an Android device-based botnet.It’s called Twitoor, and this Trojan apparently lies dormant on Android devices, and awaits commands from a malicious Twitter account.

Eating Chinese food tonight? Translate that menu with Waygo

Eating Chinese food tonight? Translate that menu with Waygo It may be one of the most universally loved cuisines, but when it comes to figuring out what you’re actually eating, Chinese food can be quite the struggle.Meet Waygo, an augmented reality visual translation app that has just launched a food photo feature which promises to “provide greater context and clarity to its Chinese menu translations.

AT&T explains why it has been slow in giving Google Fiber utility pole access

AT&T explains why it has been slow in giving Google Fiber utility pole access The bottom line, according to AT&T, is that Google Fiber provided faulty information about where cables would be attached.” Related: Google Fiber facing slow Nashville rollout thanks to AT&T-owned telephone poles Nashville, Tennessee is a case in point.

New York DMV’s facial recognition enhancements have led to more than 100 arrests since January

New York DMV’s facial recognition enhancements have led to more than 100 arrests since January After New York State made enhancements to how its DMV combats identity theft and fraud in January, Gov.The effectiveness is due to facial recognition technology to remove high-risk drivers from the road.

Feds want trucks and buses to slow down, and the trucking industry agrees

Feds want trucks and buses to slow down, and the trucking industry agrees Maybe no one asked the truck drivers, but their industry association and the federal government agree: Trucks and buses need to slow down.Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wants the speed restrictions within that range for safety and for environmental reasons.

Five shows to stream this week: ‘The Night Of,’ ‘The Danish Girl,’ and a vacation gone wrong

Five shows to stream this week: ‘The Night Of,’ ‘The Danish Girl,’ and a vacation gone wrong The Last Man on Earth There is no shortage of apocalyptic fiction these days.Few stories play the end of the world for laughs, however, so The Last Man on Earth already has that going for it.

Watch Carbon Fiber get destroyed under a hydraulic press

Watch Carbon Fiber get destroyed under a hydraulic press The Hydraulic Press Channel has uploaded a video comparing various pieces of carbon fiber composites, showing what will happen to one of the strongest man-made materials under immense pressure.Related: Lamborghini is rewriting the rules on carbon fiber with a crazy new way to make it As its name implies, the Hydraulic Press Channel is dedicated to crushing just about everything with a factory grade hydraulic press.

The Sound BlasterX H5’s are an affordable option for uncomfortable gamers

The Sound BlasterX H5’s are an affordable option for uncomfortable gamers Who said you need to have all the bells and whistles when simply trying to upgrade your gaming audio set-up?With most premium options from Turtle Beach to Astro asking for wads of cash, gamers on a budget are looking for a more pocket-friendly option.

iOS 10 problems and the solutions to deal with them

iOS 10 problems and the solutions to deal with them The new version of iOS has been in beta for a while now, but the beta was only recently made available to the public, meaning thousands of people are now experiencing iOS 10 prior to its official release.That said, it’s always convenient to have one place to find any and all iOS 10 problems, which is where we come in.

You can buy a laptop with an OLED screen now, but should you?

You can buy a laptop with an OLED screen now, but should you? The raw numbers say an OLED screen is somewhere around a zillion times better than conventional LED.The standard IPS LED screen even matched the OLED panel’s resolution, so it was as close to apples-to-apples as possible.

How animators made the entire animal kingdom talk in ‘Jungle Book’

How animators made the entire animal kingdom talk in ‘Jungle Book’ It was all part of the extremely formidable challenge for The Jungle Book’s creative team.In order to both “get there” and maintain that high standard over the course of 106-minutes of action, MPC was recruited to create the bulk of the jungle characters.

How does your garden grow? Indoors, thanks to these eight devices

How does your garden grow? Indoors, thanks to these eight devices It takes at least three months for the company to custom build your garden, with prices starting at $4,200.An LED grow light supplies a boost for drab apartments, too.

Swiss Post to test robots to deliver parcels, maybe even chocolate?

Swiss Post to test robots to deliver parcels, maybe even chocolate? Starting in September, Swiss Post will begin trials with Starship Technologies‘ self-driving robots.The 6-wheel delivery robots will be hauling dummy packages during the first few months of the test, according to Claudia Pletscher, Swiss Post head of development programs and innovation.

Possible steering flaw in 190,000 Mazda CX-7 SUVs causes recall

Possible steering flaw in 190,000 Mazda CX-7 SUVs causes recall In August 2015 Mazda recalled 190,000 CX-9 SUVs because of possible steering loss.The problem occurs if salty water gets into the suspension ball joints.

Short on square footage? 5 space-saving appliances for small apartments

Short on square footage? 5 space-saving appliances for small apartments Electrolux Compact Washer ($899) and Front Load Compact Dryer ($899) with IQ-Touch Just because you live in a small apartment, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a washer and dryer.The Electrolux Compact Washer is one of the smaller washing machines on the market.

A camera bag that's ready for adventure: PRVKE 21 by WANDRD

A camera bag that's ready for adventure: PRVKE 21 by WANDRD The quest for the perfect camera bag is one every avid photographer will ultimately find himself on.Wandrd hopes to make the decision-making process easy: The camera-bag maker is back on Kickstarter to launch the Prvke 21 (pronounced “provoke”), a follow-up to last year’s Prvke bag.

The connected cow business is about to jump over the moo-n

The connected cow business is about to jump over the moo-n 27 billion “Connected Cow and Farm” business is slated to grow eight-fold to $10.Nirmal says cows are going to be the greatest factor in the coming connected farming boom.