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The 9 best gifts for your little scientist as chosen by bigtime science nerd

Tech - Mashable - When I was a toddler, my mom got me my first book about outer space, and it quickly became my favorite toy. Cut to decades later,...
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:13:09 - #newstidbits

Sam's Club to offer same-day grocery delivery via Instacart at over half its stores by month end

Tech - TechCrunch - Fresh off its $600 million round of new funding, grocery delivery service Instacart is expanding its relationship with Walmart,...
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:13:07 - #newstidbits

Some hummingbirds hit notes so high, only a dog could hear them

Tech - Shaking up what we know about bird hearing.

Some can hit notes so high, they go ultrasonic. But based...
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:38:18 - #newstidbits

B2B buyers want more portal access and personal attention

Web Marketing - Digital Commerce 360 - E-commerce is speeding up how quickly business-to-business buyers can make a purchase online. But the process leading...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:13:08 - #maker #newstidbits

800 hiring managers reveal their job search tips

Think - Big Think - 800 hiring managers reveal their preferences in a survey by NetQuote. Infographics help unearth the worst words to use in an interview,...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:57:48 - #newstidbits

Your next doctor's appointment might be with an AI

Think - MIT Technology Review - A new wave of chatbots are replacing physicians and providing frontline medical advice-but are they as good as the real...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:59 - #chatbot #newstidbits

Leading Into the Future

Think - MIT Sloan Management Review - Changes in the world and workplace mean a shift from traditional leadership to one led by digital transformations....
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:58 - #boeing #ai #machinelearning #newstidbits

U.S. Investors Slow to Stash Cash for Children's College

Life - Gallup Headlines - Fifteen percent of non-retired U.S. investors have met their goal of saving for a child's college education, and 38% have...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:57 - #newstidbits

U.S. Economic Assessments Best in Nearly Two Decades

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans' confidence in the economy has not been higher since 2000, and their assessment of the job market is the most positive...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:56 - #newstidbits

Snag a UPS Seasonal Job at a Nationwide On-Site Hiring Event on Oct. 19

Life - The Penny Hoarder - UPS is calling it Brown Friday.
That's the term the company is using to describe its hiring bonanza prior to the Black Friday...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:54 - #retirement #newstidbits

Uncrewed Japanese Vehicle Delivers Supplies to the Space Station

Life - NASA Image of the day - Viewed from a window inside the cupola, the International Space Station's "window to the world," is the Japanese Exploration...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:53 - #nasa #newstidbits

17 Things You Need to Know to Achieve Career Success at Any Age

Life - Lifehack - "Success" is defined as "the accomplishment of an aim or purpose."

Ipso facto, as long as you have a purpose you can be a success....
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:51 - #retirement #newstidbits

Paul G. Allen's Immense Legacy in AI and Neuroscience

Life - Psychology Today - Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen has died at 65. The pioneering technologist leaves a lasting legacy in artificial intelligence...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:50 - #microsoft #ai #newstidbits

The Best Webcams

Life - The Wirecutter - After researching 19 top webcams and testing six, we think that if you need a webcam for video calls, streaming, or recording,...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:49 - #newstidbits

Early Alzheimer's Brain Pathology Linked to Psychiatric Symptoms

Life - Neuroscience News - Researchers report the earliest signs of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease are linked to some psychiatric...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:48 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

The Millennial's Guide to Keeping Calm When the Stock Market Plunges

Life - The Penny Hoarder - Millennials. We're still new to the stock market.
The lucky few born in the early '80s who started putting money in their...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:38:47 - #retirement #warrenbuffett #newstidbits

7 of the best drip coffee makers to get your caffeine fix at home

Tech - Mashable - When it comes to rituals, few are appreciated more than the daily dose of coffee.
Whether it's giving us life first thing in the...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:38:45 - #newstidbits

The Verizon GizmoWatch puts a quick-communication device on your kid's wrist

Tech - Digital Trends - Verizon is taking another shot at building a smartwatch for youngsters. The company announced the Verizon GizmoWatch, which...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:38:41 - #verizon #newstidbits

Chrome 70 is now available and won't automatically log you in to the browser

Tech - Digital Trends - Google has officially launched Chrome version 70 on Windows Mac and Linux. The update introduces some new Progressive Web App...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:38:38 - #newstidbits

Actor behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch is retiring and Twitter is emotional

Tech - Mashable - Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer and voice actor behind Sesame Street greats Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, will retire from the show...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:40:15 - #retirement #newstidbits

Space startup Rocket Lab will build a second launch site in Virginia

Tech - The Verge - US aerospace startup Rocket Lab has decided to build a second launch site at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia....
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:40:12 - #nasa #newstidbits

WhiteSource nabs $35M to track open source code for security vulnerabilities

Tech - TechCrunch - Open source software - a $14 billion market - has become a cornerstone for building apps and other IT services, with some 97 percent...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:13:53 - #microsoft #synopsys #newstidbits

Keep America Beautiful Advances Effort to Recycle More and Recycle Right Ahead of America Recycles Day

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:37:35 - #newstidbits

Bill Gates remembers Paul Allen: 'Microsoft would never have happened without Paul'

Tech - The Verge - Bill Gates has published his personal reflections on the life of Paul Allen, who died on October 15th of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at...
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:40:30 - #microsoft #billgates #newstidbits

What it's like to fall 31 miles to Earth after your rocket fails

Tech - The Verge - For the first few minutes, the ride to space had been routine. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his fellow crew mate, Russian cosmonaut...
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:40:29 - #nasa #newstidbits

Watch Eminem's Empire State Building performance, shot mostly on Google's Pixel 3

Tech - The Verge - Self-proclaimed rap god Eminem and visionary director Terrence Malick officially have more in common than people may have thought:...
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:14:29 - #pixel3 #newstidbits

Medical device maker Medtronic finally fixes its hackable pacemaker

Tech - TechCrunch - Medtronic, a maker of medical devices and implants, has pulled the plug on its internet-based software update system, which security...
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:14:28 - #maker #newstidbits

Amazon just announced a completely redesigned Kindle Paperwhite, and it's up for pre-order

Tech - BGR - Ladies and gentlemen, the best E-Book reader on the planet just got even better. Amazon on Tuesday unveiled a brand new version of its...
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:14:27 - #samsung #dell #newstidbits

Amazon Joins Walmart, Other Major Retailers on Safer Chemicals

Justmeans - Amazon joins Walmart, other major retailers on safer chemicals
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:40:39 - #ecommerce #newstidbits

New Insight Research Study with Results on Hand Hygiene

Justmeans - New Insight Research Study with Results on Hand Hygiene Behavior...
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:40:37 - #newstidbits

Sleep With Your Door Closed to Increase Your Chances of Surviving a House Fire

Life - Lifehacker - Half of house fires happen between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., a time in which most of us would not be conscious enough to know something's...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:39:18 - #newstidbits

Let's protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang

Life - TEDTalks Videos - You don't have to be a scientist to help protect the world's oceans, says underwater drone expert and TED Fellow David Lang...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:39:16 - #drones #newstidbits

How Teamwork in the Workplace Boosts Morale and Delivers Results

Life - Lifehack - If you want a lesson on team morale and its criticality, just look to American soldiers in World War II and Vietnam. These were very...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:39:15 - #newstidbits

Travel Smarter With These Discounted AmazonBasics Packing Cubes

Life - Lifehacker - Packing cubes can make organizing clothes and toiletries for your next trip a little less hellish, and this highly-rated set of...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:39:14 - #newstidbits

Is There a True Measure of Success? How to Define Your Own

Life - Lifehack - Success is an enchanting word. It's the magical stardust we all want to be touched by. It's a goal on its own for many too, a motivator,...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:39:13 - #microsoft #billgates #newstidbits

How to Invest in the Stock Market for Retirement

Life - Retirement - Only the Beginning - Written by Becky Wilcox
It's never too late to invest in the stock market for retirement- even if you are retiring...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:39:12 - #retirement #newstidbits

SimpliSafe takes on Nest with the Video Doorbell Pro

Tech - Mashable - The connected doorbell market is expanding.
Modular home security manufacturer SimpliSafe is launching the Video Doorbell Pro nationwide...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:13:10 - #newstidbits

The new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and waterproof

Tech - TechCrunch - The Voyage may be dead, but the Kindle line still has some life left in it. This time last year, Amazon upgraded the high-end Oasis...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:13:09 - #newstidbits

15 Things No One Tells You About Alzheimer's Disease

Readers Digest - Every 65 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and their family and friends must become caregivers. Experts share the 15 things no...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:44:34 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

I Was Diagnosed with Alzheimer's-Here's How My Life Has Already Changed

Readers Digest - When Deborah Waskow was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she planned to make the most of the time she has left with her family.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:44:33 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach privacy settlement

Enterprise - ZDNet Blogs - The insurer will shell out to settle a privacy violations case issued by the US government.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:40:41 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Amazon's massive one-day Halloween candy sale is so good it's scary

Tech - BGR - If you tend to leave things for the last minute, you end up paying for it one way or another in most cases. When it comes to shopping for...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:13:32 - #newstidbits

50 years after Apollo moonshots, will rivalry with China spark a new space race?

Tech - GeekWire - NASA astronaut Harrison Schmitt stands next to the U.S. flag on the moon with Earth hanging in the black sky above during the Apollo...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:13:55 - #nasa #spacex #elonmusk #retirement #newstidbits

Man wants to trade his private island for an incredibly rare Porsche

Tech - BGR - If you ever reach the where you have a private island just sitting around unused, there's a good chance you're already pretty satisfied...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:13:51 - #newstidbits

Apollo 17 moonwalker Harrison Schmitt stirs up a buzz with climate change views

Tech - GeekWire - Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt speaks at an "Apollo Plus 50" session during the ScienceWriters 2018 conference in Washington,...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:13:46 - #nasa #newstidbits

Houseparty adds Facemail, a way to send recorded video chats to friends

Tech - The Verge - Houseparty, which makes an app for hosting live video chats with your friends and family, is taking a step toward video voicemail....
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:13:39 - #android #newstidbits

NASA's one last hope for reviving the Opportunity rover may rest with Mars itself

Tech - BGR - With NASA's Hubble and Chandra spacecraft both choosing the same week to malfunction, it's obviously been a trying time for space agency...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:13:38 - #nasa #newstidbits

Zimmer and Apple launch clinical study covering up to 10K patients who get knee and hip replacements

Tech - TechCrunch - Apple has made health - and helping people keep tabs on theirs - a cornerstone of how it is presenting the benefits of its newest...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:13:36 - #microsoft #newstidbits

Amazon debuts a retail site for 'Shark Tank' products

Tech - TechCrunch - Inventor Jamie Siminoff was rejected by the sharks on ABC's "Shark Tank" in 2013 when trying to make a deal for his video doorbell...
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:41:45 - #cloud #aws #sharktank #acquisition #newstidbits

Global Survey: Washing Your Hands can Make Others Happier and More Willing to Interact

Justmeans - Global survey: Washing your hands can make others happier and more willing to interact
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:38:44 - #maker #newstidbits