Apple iTunes, Google Photos marred by glitches
Toronto Star
No technology launch ever ran completely smoothly. In the past month, Google launched its Photos product, while Apple rolled out its music streaming service Monday to more than 100 countries around the world. There have been some issues this week …
Google Apologizes After App Tagged Black People 'Gorillas'New York Times
Google tags black couple as gorillas, apologizesTimes of India

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Windows 10 may not reach you on its July 29 launch date
CNET
With much riding on the new version of its marquee software, Microsoft opts for caution and says the Windows 10 rollout will come “in waves, slowly.” by Lance Whitney

Star Trek Style Holodeck Holograms Are Real, as Scientists Create Holograms
The Escapist
Japanese researchers have created a hologram of a fairy that you can touch and feel, thanks to femtosecond laser technology. Let's just hope they leave the safety protocols on – researchers have taken another step closer to the reality of Star Trek's
Hologram of a Fairy Created with Lasers Can be Felt and Touched (VIDEO)Science World Report
Touchable Holograms Are Here, and That's Huge for the IoTIoT Evolution World (blog)
Scientists create haptic holograms using femtosecond lasersTechSpot
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Saberkittens Were Double-Fanged for 11 Months
National Geographic
The La Brea asphalt seeps have me trapped. It seems I can't visit Los Angeles without stopping by the Ice Age treasure trove to pester the paleontologists at Project 23 about what they're finding and wander among the chocolate-colored skeletons inside
Here's How Long it Took Saber-Toothed Cats to Get Their Iconic Upper CaninesNews Ledge
Young Saber-Toothed Cats Relied On Parents While Teeth GrewNewsy
Recent Study Investigates The Evolution of Saber Toothed CatsDispatch Times
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Warmer temperatures trigger sex change in wild reptiles
Science /AAAS
Some wild Australian bearded dragons reverse their sex from male to female because of warmer temperatures—a finding that's particularly troubling given climate warming, The Washington Post reports. Unlike humans and other animals, the reptile's sex is …
Genetically Male Australian Central Bearded Dragons hatch as FemalesNorthern Californian
Climate causes sex reversal in bearded dragonScience Recorder
These bizarre lizards are changing their sex for a disturbing reasonYahoo Finance UK
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Facebook wants to use lasers to beam the internet from drones in the sky
Quartz
Facebook, among other large internet companies, is trying to figure out how to connect the next billion people to the internet. Without access to expensive wired internet connections, these people largely won't be getting online from computers, but
Facebook's thought-power futureNew Zealand Herald
Facebook working on delivering high speed internet using laserThe Indian Express
Facebook Eyes Lasers for Internet Connectivity (Pew Pew!)PC Magazine
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Woolly Mammoth Clones Edge Closer to Reality After Genome Analysis
NBCNews.com
Scientists are one step closer to bringing a woolly mammoth back to life. A new analysis of the woolly mammoth genome has revealed several adaptations that allowed the furry beasts to thrive in the subzero temperatures of the last ice age, including a …
Scientists 'resurrect' gene believed to have helped woolly mammoths tolerate coldLos Angeles Times
Woolly Mammoth Clones Closer Than Ever, Thanks to Genome SequencingLive Science
Cloning of woolly mammoth edges closer after scientists unveil complete DNA of Mirror.co.uk
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Google apologizes for putting Nazi camps in game
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Google has apologized for putting Nazi concentration camps in the mobile game Ingress. Ingress is a multiplayer augmented reality game in which people embark with their smartphones on missions to fight for control of and unlock virtual …
Google apologizes: app tagged blacks as 'gorillas'Salt Lake Tribune
Google unit sorry for including concentration camps in gameNew Zealand Herald

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An infestation of speck-sized Varroa destructor mites can wipe out an entire colony of honey bees in two to three years if left untreated. Pesticides help beekeepers rid their hives of these parasitic arthropods, which feed on the blood-like liquid inside of their hosts and lay their eggs on larvae, but mite populations become resistant to the chemicals over time. …read more

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Can autism be measured in a sniff?

by technews on July 2, 2015

Imagine the way you might smell a rose. You’d take a nice big sniff to breathe in the sweet but subtle floral scent. Upon walking into a public restroom, you’d likely do just the opposite — abruptly limiting the flow of air through your nose. Now, researchers have found that people with autism spectrum disorder don’t make this natural adjustment like other people do. …read more

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