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Last chance for Christmas deals on iPad, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Amazon gear and more! - CNET

With only a few days to go, it's now or never to save on all the tech you want to gift.

Elementary Robotics raises cash to expand in Los Angeles’ growing robotics hub

Elementary Robotics has raised $3.6 million in seed funding to begin building a manufacturing facility and expand its presence in Los Angeles as the city continues to grow as a hub for robotics and automation.  Earlier this year, Embodied announced a $22 m

The most common forms of censorship the public doesn’t know about

Justin Kosslyn Contributor Justin Kosslyn is the chief product manager at Jigsaw, a unit within Alphabet that uses technology to address global security issues. Amid all the discussion today about online threats, from censorship to surveillance to cyberwar, w

UK’s DCMS calls in Facebook again over user data access, asks competition authorities to investigate

The latest revelations about Facebook’s handling of user data — an investigation by the New York Timesfound that Facebook had been providing special data access to large companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Spotify and others — has landed the

Nick Wright reveals two big problems for LeBron James and the Lakers

Nick Wright gives his take on LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after their 115-110 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on the road.

Cris Carter defends Cam Newton’s decision on continuing to play despite his injury

Cris Carter talks NFL on today's show. Hear why he appreciates Cam Newton's commitment to the Carolina Panthers and his teammates for continuing to play despite his reported shoulder injury.

Richard Jefferson evaluates what Joel Embiid’s current role should be for the Sixers

Richard Jefferson talks NBA on today's show. Hear his response to Joel Embiid comments about his role on the Philadelphia 76ers since Jimmy Butler's arrival.

Rays to St. Pete: We're finished looking elsewhere, for now

Tampa Bay Rays officials say they're dropping a bid to build a stadium in Tampa and remain mum on the team's future in St. Petersburg

The Latest: 1st signing-day surprise as Michigan beats Bama

An early signing day surprise: Dax Hill, a five-star defensive back from Oklahoma, flipped from Alabama and signed with Michigan

Leclerc won't be as «accommodating» as Raikkonen - Brawn

Leclerc, F1's star rookie of 2018, will replace Raikkonen alongside Sebastian Vettel next season and has been tipped to fight for the title in his first year with the famous Italian team.Brawn, who was a vital part of Ferrari's success with Michael Schumache

London mayor thinks F1 race «should be possible»

A grand prix in the English city has been little more than a pipe dream for several years but it is an option F1 owner Liberty Media has continued to explore.The future of the British Grand Prix is under threat because current host Silverstone has activated

Marquez would still win if he left Honda - Doohan

Marquez racked up his fifth MotoGP title this year with three rounds to spare, as well as sealing the 'triple crown' of riders', constructors' and teams' prizes for Honda and its works Repsol team.The Spaniard is contracted to the Asakadai-based firm until th

Italian money to back Russia's liquefied natural gas project in Arctic

Russia's energy giant Novatek and Italian SACE Export Credit Agency have sealed an agreement on strategic cooperation in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, including Arctic LNG 2, the Russian company said on Wednesday. Read Full Article at RT.com

The Science of Saying Goodbye to Santa

Have your kids stopped believing in Santa? You might be more upset than they are. Read this letter from Santa – ghostwritten by a scientist who specializes in imagination and human behavior.

Michael Flynn's latest plot twist: If he wants a lenient sentence, he'll have to earn it

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All indications are that Michael Flynn covered up something VERY BIG

A series of events punctuated most recently by a sentencing hearing gone awry suggest that whatever former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn was covering up when he lied about his Russia contacts, it was a whopper. During Tuesday's sentencing 

Google Assistant finally gives us the Home Alone easter eggs we've been waiting for - CNET

Hey Google, the Wet Bandits are here.

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/18/2018

Change of Command Ceremony:  Expedition 57 CDR Alexander Gerst handed off station command to Expedition 58 CDR Oleg Kononenko this afternoon. The Expedition 57 Crew (Alexander Gerst, Sergey Prokopev, Serena Auñón-Chancellor) are scheduled to undock from IS

Rupee rises for 3rd day, closes at 70.39 vs dollar on oil, domestic markets

Forex traders said investor sentiment was supported by a sharp fall in bond yields and the continued infusion of liquidity by the RBI by way of open market operation

Former MVP Terry Pendleton headlines newest Braves Hall of Fame inductees

The former Atlanta star joins the Braves Hall of Fame along with the posthumous induction of Boston Braves star Hugh Duffy.

Half a Century in the Making: Tree ‘Crop Circles’ Emerge in Japan

Two peculiar ‘crop circles’ have recently been spotted in Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture. Viewable only from above, they were formed by sugi (Japanese cedar) trees. Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed to learn that there is a very practical explana

Let’s try it again ... It’s rocket Wednesday! Because yesterday was scrubday.

Tuesday was shaping up to be a spectacular day for space, with four major launches on the pad. But then Blue Origin reported some issues with their ground infrastructure and called off their efforts for the morning. Minutes later, SpaceX had a warning on fue

Trump signed letter of intent on Moscow Project in the middle of his campaign

On Tuesday, Rudy Giuliani fell back on Donald Trump’s last line of legal defense. As CNN reported, when Donald Trump’s attorney was confronted by the point that Trump had repeatedly lied to the press and the public about his knowledge of issues around th

Madras HC stays I-T demand notices on Aircel, Dishnet Wireless

Hearing petitions from the two Chennai-based group companies, Justice T Raja directed the I-T department to keep in abeyance the March 31 proceedings consequent to the demand notices issued on March 2 till the disposal of their applications for bankruptcy pen

TCS appoints two new independent directors

The appointment is based on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and subject to the approval of shareholders, it added.

Canara Bank to raise up to Rs 3,000 cr via Basel III-compliant bonds

The board has decided to raise additional tier-I capital through Basel III-compliant additional tier-I perpetual bonds in rupee terms for an amount not exceeding Rs 3,000 crore, the bank said.

Focussed on bringing next 200 mn Indians into e-commerce fold: Flipkart CEO

Speaking to PTI, Krishnamurthy said Flipkart will continue to invest in innovation for consumers and sellers in the coming year as it focusses on «impactful, inclusive growth» to get the next set of 200 million Indians shopping online.

Decision on excess reserves should rest with RBI alone: Kaushik Basu

The issue of parting with a portion of RBI reserves, which as of June stood at Rs 9.43 trillion, to the government has been a contentious issue between the government and the RBI for a long time

RBI Guv Shaktikanta Das meets more PSB heads, discusses PCA, MSME credit

The lenders who attended the meeting included Bank of Baroda, Bank of Maharashtra, Allahabad Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Indian Bank, Syndicate Bank, United Bank of India and Uco Bank among others

Morressier makes it easy to share early research

By the time you hear about a research project online or in the news it’s probably already gone through countless iterations and changes. Until Morressier, however, that early stage research was done separately by researchers who barely interacted with e

Kahoot, a ‘Netflix for education’, launches an accelerator to tap gaming and education startups

On the back of Disney increasing its shareholding in Oslo-based Kahoot to four percent last week, Kahoot today announced a new initiative that helps to position the popular startup — which already has 60 million games and has seen over 1 billion player

The best last-minute Christmas gift is the Tile Mate for $16 - CNET

This is the new version with the replaceable battery. Or get a Tile Pro 2-pack for $45. Either way: Christmas saved! Plus: Score a 3rd-gen Echo Dot for just $20!

Exposure to cannabis alters the genetic profile of sperm

New research suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they've been using the drug. Much like previous research that has shown tobacco smoke, pesticid

Disordered crystals are promising for future battery technology

Tiny, disordered particles of magnesium chromium oxide may hold the key to new magnesium battery energy storage technology, which could possess increased capacity compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries, find researchers.

When 'alien' insects attack Antartica

Of the known alien (non-native) species found in Antarctica, a non-biting species of midge currently presents one of the highest risks to terrestrial ecosystems, researchers have found.

Stick insects: Egg-laying techniques reveal new evolutionary map

Scientists have created the best map of stick-insect evolution to date by combining DNA analysis and knowledge of their varied egg-laying techniques. The first stick insects flicked or dropped their eggs while hiding in the foliage, but they have evolved new

Morning Digest: First poll of Kentucky governor's race offers icky numbers for Republican Matt Bevin

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ●

India's drug regulators to test J&J's baby powder after claims it contains cancer-causing asbestos

Drug authorities in India have reportedly visited Johnson & Johnson factories in the country to take samples of its baby powder for testing. The firm has been accused of having asbestos in its talc products that may cause cancer. Read Full Article at RT.com

Baby Receives World’s First Drone-Delivered Vaccine

One-month-old Joy Nowai on Tuesday became the world’s first child to be given a vaccine delivered by drone to the remote South Pacific island of Vanuatu. An unmanned aerial vehicle navigated nearly 25 […] The post Baby Receives World’s Firs
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