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Sub-Atomic Particles Could Accelerate Themselves

Sub-Atomic Particles Could Accelerate Themselves

At school, we all learned from Isaac Newton that no object can change its speed unless an external force acts upon it. For the most part he's right—but now a team of physicists has demonstrated that sub-atomic particles could, in fact, accelerate themselves, without any force applied whatsoever.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 26th

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Your Nexus 6′s Lack of Fingerprint Sensor Is Apple’s Fault

Your Nexus 6's Lack of Fingerprint Sensor Is Apple's Fault

The Nexus 6 is incredibly large and also amazingly good . But as your fingers slide around that monstrous screen, there's one thing that's missing: finger print recognition. And that, apparently, is Apple's fault.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 26th

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This Concept Has a Use For Old Modular Phone Parts: A Supercomputer

This Concept Has a Use For Old Modular Phone Parts: A Supercomputer

Modular phones are certainly a popular idea right now, even if they're currently failing to deliver on their promise . But there's already a suggestion about what could happen to their parts when they're no longer wanted: they could simply slide together to form a supercomputer.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 26th

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Google Handed Stacks of WikiLeaks Email Straight to the FBI in 2012

Google Handed Stacks of WikiLeaks Email Straight to the FBI in 2012

WikiLeaks is demanding explanations, after it's come to light that Google gave the FBI emails and digital data belonging to three WikiLeaks staff members when warrants were served in March 2012.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 26th

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The First Licensed U.S. Bitcoin Exchange Will Open Today

The First Licensed U.S. Bitcoin Exchange Will Open Today

The bitcoin service provider Coinbase is set to make history later today: it's going to launch the first licensed U.S. exchange for the currency, approved in 24 jurisdictions around the country.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 26th

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A Year of Presidential Travel, Mapped

A Year of Presidential Travel, Mapped

In 2014, President Obama travelled a bewildering over 188,000 miles—at least according to the best estimates of the Washington Post. This maps shows where he went.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 23rd

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Jamie Condliffe

January 23rd

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The New Sonos Logo Looks Like Pulsing Sound as You Scroll It

The New Sonos Logo Looks Like Pulsing Sound as You Scroll It

Scroll the page. Go on, scroll it. And marvel at the way the new, perfectly static Sonos logo pulses—like sound is emanating from its centre, producing a pounding bass line.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 23rd

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Dish Network Violated the ‘Do Not Call’ Registry 57 Million Times

Dish Network Violated the 'Do Not Call' Registry 57 Million Times

Dish Network, it seems, has been rather partial to telemarketing. A little too partial. The TV provider has been found guilty of violating the Federal Trade Commission's "Do Not Call" list a staggering 57 million times.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 23rd

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Apogee Groove Is a Thumb Drive-Sized DAC For Your Laptop

Apogee Groove Is a Thumb Drive-Sized DAC For Your Laptop

Laptop sound cards are often complete junk. So, if you need to actually use your computer's audio output for something the demands crisp clear sound, you need an external solution—and Apogee's new external digital-to-analog converter could do the trick.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 23rd

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