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Parents and infants show similar brain activity when they play together, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 42 minutes
When infants are playing with objects, their early attempts to pay attention to things are accompanied by bursts of high-frequency activity in... more
International money transfer company TransferGo scores $17.6M Series B  TechCrunch · 3 hours
TransferGo, the London-based international money transfer startup, has raised just over $17.6 million in Series B funding, including an earlier tranche of funding closed in May. The round is led... more
Soot particles from road traffic significantly contribute to air pollution  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. more
Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions—and offer huge sums of public money—in hopes... more
Facebook wants you to pay to watch HBO shows on its own app - CNET  CNET · 8 hours
Facebook is in talks to sell TV subscription services, to be watched on its "Watch" hub, Recode reports. more
Australia's Commonwealth Bank to Support Apple Pay Starting Next Month  MacRumors · 10 hours
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) today announced that next month it will become the second of Australia's "Big... more
Australia’s largest bank finally announces support for Apple Pay coming next month  9to5Mac · 11 hours
Apple Pay adoption has been rather slow in Australia due to disagreements between Apple and major banks over access to the NFC chip in... more
Bitcoin scammers send bomb threats worldwide, causing evacuations  THE VERGE · 13 hours
Spammers are sending a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations in English-speaking countries across the world, demanding... more
The NES and SNES Classic consoles won't last long after the holidays  Windows Central · 14 hours
Remember when the Nintendo NES Classic and SNES Classic retro gaming consoles first released and you had to fight the denizens of the Internet... more
Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. The reduction of pollutants from road traffic such as... more
Researchers pioneer machine learning to speed chemical discoveries, reduce waste  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Machine learning algorithms can predict stock market fluctuations, control complex manufacturing processes, enable navigation for robots and driverless vehicles, and much more. more
UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
Efforts to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord drew closer Thursday, three years after the landmark agreement on curbing global warming, but negotiators remained deadlocked on... more
Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC  TechCrunch · 15 hours
A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t... more
Bitcoin scammers send bomb threats across US, causing evacuations  THE VERGE · 16 hours
Spammers have sent a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations, demanding Bitcoin in exchange for... more
Spatiotemporal transcriptomic divergence across human and macaque brain development  Science Magazine · 17 hours
Human nervous system development is an intricate and protracted process that requires precise spatiotemporal transcriptional regulation. We generated tissue-level and single-cell transcriptomic data from up to 16 brain regions covering... more
Integrative functional genomic analysis of human brain development and neuropsychiatric risks  Science Magazine · 17 hours
To broaden our understanding of human neurodevelopment, we profiled transcriptomic and epigenomic landscapes across brain regions and/or cell types for the entire span of prenatal and... more
UN climate talks inch forward, success uncertain  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
Negotiators from almost 200 countries are racing to find agreement on the rules that will govern an international treaty on curbing global warming more
Apple to open $1B campus in Austin, Texas  CBC · 17 hours
The tech giant said Thursday that the new campus will open with 5,000 positions in engineering, research and development, operations,... more
Large restaurant portions a global problem, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A multi-country study finds that large portion sizes in fast food and full service restaurants is not a problem unique to the US. The researchers found that 94 percent of full service... more
Ford accused of 'treachery' in France over factory closure  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire accused Ford of "treachery" and "cowardice" on Thursday in a furious reaction to the US automaker's decision to shutter a factory near Bordeaux and... more
Amazon is officially stocking Google Chromecasts yet again  TechCrunch · 19 hours
There’s been a break in the multi-year feud between Google and Amazon, apparently, as Amazon is now — once again — selling Google Chromecast devices on its site. The devices were banned... more
YouTube brings its trending charts to the YouTube Music app  THE VERGE · 19 hours
YouTube has announced that its YouTube Music Charts will now be integrated within the YouTube Music... more
Best stocking stuffers: The top tech gifts under $25 - CNET  CNET · 19 hours
Looking for practical, cheap-but-good stocking stuffers? We've got you covered. more
Don't miss your rare opportunity to save on the Sonos Play:5 speaker  Windows Central · 19 hours
Listen closely. Right now you can pick up the Sonos Play:5 speaker for just $459 at Amazon, which is a savings of $40. It's... more
The ecobee3 lite smart thermostat pays for itself in no time at $132  Windows Central · 19 hours
The savings on your electric bill are well worth the upfront cost of a smart thermostat. I'm a big believer in practical... more
Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The board of the French automaker Renault said Thursday that it was keeping Carlos Ghosn as its chief executive, after an internal review of his pay package found... more
On stock prices and Nvidia  TechCrunch · 20 hours
Yesterday’s analysis of Nvidia’s challneges triggered a surge of mail from readers. The company has lost about half of its value over the past two months, and has mostly blamed a “crypto hangover” for the problem. But as... more
Construction management software developer Procore raises $75 million at a $3 billion valuation  TechCrunch · 20 hours
Procore Technologies, a provider of software to manage construction projects, is now worth $3 billion thanks to a new $75 million round... more
The Latest: Diplomat: Consensus near on global warming rules  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
A diplomat representing Fiji at the U.N.'s annual climate talks says he expects a "helpful" outcome but also one that won't make everyone happy more
Robinhood launches no-fee checking/savings with Mastercard & the most ATMs  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Robinhood is undercutting the big banks by forgoing brick-and-mortar branches with its new zero-fee checking and savings account features. With no overdraft or monthly fees, a juicy 3... more
The long dry: Why the world's water supply is shrinking  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is... more
What China searched for in 2018: World Cup, trade war, Apple  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Soon after Google unveiled the top trends in what people searched for in 2018, Baidu published what captivated the Chinese in a parallel online universe, where... more
The Latest: Climate passport for victims of global warming?  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
A prominent researcher is proposing establishing a "climate passport" for people driven from their homes by the impact of global warming more
Hurricane flooding affects Lumbee River Basin  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
As the global population has exploded over the last century, nitrogen has become one of the most common water contaminants in the world. more
'Holiday Savings With Apple Pay' Promotion Expands to Additional Stores  MacRumors · 23 hours
Apple today expanded its "Holiday Savings with Apple Pay" promotion to seven additional stores through December... more
Whale experts call for rethink of global shipping routes to stop marine giants becoming 'roadkill'  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
In a new report, researchers from Macquarie University are calling for a rethink of global shipping routes, to... more
How to best predict chemical reactions of contaminants in water  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Turning on the faucet and not getting clean water, or any water at all, is a global issue. Cleaning wastewater could help make more water available. In delving... more
The long dry: global water supplies are shrinking  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils,... more
Ericsson Opens Global AI Research Facility in Bengaluru  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
The Bengaluru facility will create 150 jobs for data scientists, engineers, machine learning (ML) and AI architects, and software developers in 2019. more
New project aims to understand why and how metabolic disorders develop in patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The global prevalence of diabetes has reached more than 410 million individuals, underscoring the need for novel therapeutic strategies targeting the pathology... more
For the asking, a check is in the mail to help pay for costly drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Kip Burgess was relieved last year when pharmaceutical giant Amgen overnighted him a $2,976 check to help pay... more
China retaliates in Huawei row by detaining two Canadians  Sky News · 1 day
China has confirmed that it has detained two Canadian men in what appears to be retaliation for the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer. more
Huawei row: China confirms two Canadians detained  Sky News · 1 day
China has confirmed that it has detained two Canadian men in what appears to be retaliation for the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer. more
Huawei row: Second Canadian man feared detained  Sky News · 1 day
A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer. more
Feds like cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech and so should antitrust agencies  TechCrunch · 1 day
Thibault Schrepel Contributor Share on Twitter Thibault Schrepel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Economic Law at Utrecht University and a reviewer at... more
Global hacking campaign targets critical infrastructure - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The sophisticated campaign has targeted dozens of companies, most of which are based in the US. more
Revolut gets European banking license in Lithuania  TechCrunch · 2 days
Fintech startup Revolut is now officially a bank. While the startup initially expected to get its European banking license during the first half of 2018, the company has finally come out of the regulatory... more
UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises in tackling global warming, amid concern that a U.N. talks on the issue could end without a substantial agreement more
Audi finally gets a new permanent global CEO, Bram Schot - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
Top management at Audi finds greater stability after the June arrest and October dismissal of former CEO Rupert Stadler. more
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a remaster of a classic kart racer  Windows Central · 2 days
Crash Team Racing is the next of our childhood classics to be remastered. After successfully releasing the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Activision is... more
The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he thinks President Donald Trump's stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change more
Farfetch bets on sneakers with $250M Stadium Goods acquisition  TechCrunch · 2 days
Luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch will tap into the sneaker resale economy with its latest transaction. more
Activists target telecom-backed Dems in fight to overturn net neutrality repeal - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Only 38 more signatures are needed to force a vote in the House to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality regulations. Seventeen of those... more
The Latest: Countries to step up action to curb warming  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Dozens of rich and poor countries are announcing that they will step up action to curb global warming in an effort to kick start stalled climate talks more
The Latest: Countries agree to restart stalled climate talks  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Dozens of rich and poor countries are announcing that they will step up action to curb global warming in an effort to kick start stalled climate talks more
YayPay raises $8.4 million for its accounts receivable service  TechCrunch · 2 days
Fintech startup YayPay just raised another $8.4 million for its software-as-a-service solution focused on collecting money from outstanding invoices. The company participated in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield. Information Venture Partners led... more
Future Family secures a $100M credit line to help more families with fertility care  TechCrunch · 2 days
Future Family is a startup (and a Disrupt Startup Battlefield alum!) that helps families more easily afford fertility services like... more
Google’s year in search 2018: the World Cup, Fortnite GIFs and Bitcoin  TechCrunch · 2 days
Google’s annual Year in Search is more than a digital record of the events, stories and phenomena that captured our attention over 12 months.... more
Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, and it's happening even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice... more
For retailers, the smartphone is future of store experience  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Retailers are taking back some control of the store experience with smartphone app features that let customers do things like scan and pay, as well as download digital maps. more
Putting a price on reputation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Consumers are willing to pay more for products that not only have the features they want but also are delivered by businesses with a good reputation, new research has found. more
Marketing: Putting a price on reputation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
As Christmas shopping gets into full swing, new research reveals how reputation influences our purchasing decisions and the price we are willing to pay relative to other product features. more
Fighting obesity: Could it be as plain as dirt?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
It costs the global economy an estimated US $2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research has unearthed a possible cure for obesity... more
UN chief calls for compromise and sacrifice at climate talks  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises and sacrifices in talks over tackling global warming, as some observers warned the meeting in Poland could collapse... more
Fosmon's Dual Charging Station for Xbox One controllers is a must-have  Windows Central · 2 days
You can almost always say the same thing about dual controller chargers: The ability to keep two controllers charged is useful, but you each charge usually... more
Huawei's CFO walks free on $10M bail as she awaits extradition proceedings  CBC · 2 days
Huawei's chief financial officer will be released on $10 million bail — with five guarantors — as she awaits possible extradition to the United... more
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition With 10GB of RAM, Warp Charge Tech Launched in India  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has been launched in India, after the phone’s global unveiling on Tuesday. more
Radical environmentalists are fighting climate change – so why are they persecuted?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Climate change, deforestation, widespread pollution and the sixth mass extinction of biodiversity all define living in our world today – an era that has... more
UN chief returns as climate talks teeter closer to collapse  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The United Nations secretary-general flew back to global climate talks in Poland Wednesday to appeal to countries to reach an agreement, as some observers feared the meeting might... more
UN chief returns as climate talks teeter closer to collapse  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The secretary-general of the United Nations has flown back to global climate talks in Poland to urge countries to reach an agreement, as some observers feared the meeting... more
New collaborative partnership in quest of novel antibiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership, Eisai Co., Ltd. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited have signed an agreement for GARDP to access and screen components of Eisai and Takeda's chemical libraries. more
Multilingual Indian video app Roposo raises $10M from Tiger Global and Bertelsmann  TechCrunch · 2 days
India has 22 official languages, which often presents a challenge for businesses that want to scale across the entire country. Video-sharing app Roposo, however,... more
Dell Gets Shareholder Approval for VMware Deal  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Dell said its Class C shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on December 28. more
'Meghan Markle' most googled person in UK in 2018  BBC · 2 days
Firm's UK search results also featured the World Cup, Bitcoin and Black Panther highly. more
Paternal grandfather's access to food associated with grandson's mortality risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A paternal grandfather's access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University.... more
Airbnb settles disputes with big property landlord  TechCrunch · 3 days
Almost one year after a California judge dismissed Apartment Investment & Management Company’s lawsuit against Airbnb, both companies have agreed to settle all of their disputes. Aimco, which owns or manages 50,000 properties, had... more
Dell’s long game is in hybrid and private clouds  TechCrunch · 3 days
When Dell voted to buy back the VMware tracking stock and go public again this morning, you had to be wondering what exactly the strategy was behind these moves. While... more
Report: Morgan Stanley lands coveted Uber IPO role  TechCrunch · 3 days
The investment bank is said to be leading Uber's IPO, expected in the first quarter of 2019. JPMorgan, meanwhile, has reportedly been hired to lead Lyft's offering. more
The long dry: global water supplies are shrinking
PHYS.ORG
[Update: Now available] Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam arriving on iOS next week, pre-orders open now
9to5Mac
YouTube Music now features Top 100 songs and music videos from YouTube Charts
9to5Google
Djay relaunched on iOS with subscription model and powerful performance features
THE VERGE
NASA measures rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Owen's remnants at Queensland coast
PHYS.ORG
Android trojan takes advantage of Accessibility to send $1,000 from PayPal even w/ 2FA turned on
9to5Google
Watch Google CEO Sundar Pichai testify in front of Congress [Livestream]
9to5Google
Nokia 8.1 promo video leaks showing device ahead of official launch [Video]
9to5Google
Epic Games is getting sued for turning rapper 2 Milly’s dance into a Fortnite emote
THE VERGE
Monitoring climate change from space
ESA
Drake is our favourite artist of the year, says Spotify - CNET
CNET
Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions
PHYS.ORG
Plex now offers Tidal integration, with savings of up to $60 a year
9to5Mac
Target appears to be testing in-store Apple Pay in San Francisco, limited to app-only elsewhere
9to5Mac
Gaming the Apple Podcast charts is cheaper and easier than you think
THE VERGE
Grimes’ latest song insists that simulation is the future
THE VERGE
Lizards quickly adapt to threat from invasive fire ants, reversing geographical patterns of lizard traits
PHYS.ORG
Artificial joint restores wrist-like movements to forearm amputees
PHYS.ORG
What is blockchain? Everything you need to know about the technology
Global News
How to upgrade RAM in the 2018 Mac mini and save money [Video]
9to5Mac
Species and environment affect which frogs are infected by parasitic fungus
PHYS.ORG
Lamborghini boss Domenicali teases the idea of a new Espada - Roadshow
CNET
Headset legend Astro just made a $200 gamepad that’s as elite as they come
THE VERGE
Latest Apple Pay promo offers $45 credit when you spend $180+ on Ray-Bans
9to5Mac
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