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From Theo Parrish to Palmistry, New Tracks Chase the Soul in the Machine

Image: Palmistry still/grabMotherboard's listen deep tag will reveal a whole lot of icy, darksided sounds. In some sense, that's just the flavor of the times—from nightmarish EDM festival scenes to the tape-only releases being hucked at your local living ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 5 hours ago]
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Oh, Great: Robots Are Set to Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews

The US government robot that will be asking you about your drug abuse. Image: NCAAAdvancing a career in the US government might soon require an interview with a computer-generated head who wants to know about that time you took ketamine.Psychologists ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 12 hours ago]
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Brazil's Newly Contacted Tribe Already Has the Flu, and It Could Wipe Them Out

This photo was taken by Brazilian officials soon after contact was made. Image: FUNAIIt has happened many times before , and it's happening again: Members of a previously uncontacted tribe that recently made contact with the outside world have gotten ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 14 hours ago]
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Climate Change Will Kill Outdoor Hockey, the NHL Warns

Image: Wikimedia CommonsWe know climate change is melting icebergs, threatening to swallow New York City, and  burning half of Northern Canada —it’s even threatening the very existence of ice hockey and the NHL.At least, according to the commissioner ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 9 hours ago]
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When Google Sells Your Data, It Might Be Illegally Killing Your Phone's Battery

The "Android Garden" Image: Flickr/Dan HPersonal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits is regularly sent between apps on your Android phone, a potentially illegal practice that could be killing your battery life.We'll soon ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 10 hours ago]
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Virtual Reality Lit Games Are the New Cliffsnotes

Image: Ulysses/KickstarterJames Joyce’s  Ulysses  is a towering accomplishment of modernist fiction. Or so I’ve been told; I skipped that week of Intro to Literary Criticism. Have you ever tried to read it? It’s impenetrable, but engrossing in a way that ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 10 hours ago]
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The Space Station's Free-Floating Robot Orbs Have Google Phones Now

Greg Chamitoff, Michael Fincke, and Richard Garriott pose with SPHERES. Image: NASAHey, so you’ve seen Star Wars: A New Hope . Remember that free-floating training orb that shoots lasers at a blindfolded Luke Skywalker? The robot inspired Luke to use ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 11 hours ago]
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Americans Would Agree to Tax Themselves If the Cash Went to Clean Energy

Wendell Berry, a clean energy supporting American. Image: WikimediaThat  Americans hate taxes  is supposed to be an eternal and universal truth, the direct inverse of how much Americans love freedom. But that's mostly a mythology erected  by the anti-tax ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 12 hours ago]
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Google May Turn 7,000 New York City Payphones Into WiFi Hotspots

Image:  John Liu/FlickrWant free wifi in New York City? Soon you may be able to "Google" it.The internet search icon was one of  60 organizations  that met in May to review New York City's  ambitious plan  to turn 7,300 payphone kiosks into free wifi ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 12 hours ago]
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Why City Squirrels Watch Our Every Move

Urban Eastern gray squirrel, Washington DC Image: Wikimedia CommonsYou'd think that Western Australia has all the crazy-ass animals worth studying—everything's potently poisonous , striped , or the world's largest killer in its respective killing category. ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 12 hours ago]
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The Database Tracking the World's News Could Predict Future Conflicts

Barricades in Kiev in January. Image:  Sasha Maksymenko / FlickrWith a seemingly endless list of conflicts raging all over the globe—be it the rebel war in Ukraine, Israel’s offensive in Gaza, or the situation in Syria and Iraq—one might start to wonder ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 15 hours ago]
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Probably the Most Uncanny 404 Page

Image: ACM/UIUCIt plays out "live" right in front of you, like a sad-guy Gchat soliloquy. If I didn't know any better this 404 page , from the website of the  University of Illiniois at Urbana - Champaign chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - 15 hours ago]

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But that's left us with another one of DeMars' and Barrios' claims: That there's a "greater discharge of battery power and system resources due to unauthorized activity." In other words, the plaintiffs say that they're not down with their information being shared between apps to deliver a more ~targeted~ advertising experience...
"By connecting a smartphone, we can immediately make SPHERES more intelligent,” said lead engineer DW Wheeler in a NASA statement. “With the smartphone, the SPHERES will have a built-in camera to take pictures and video, sensors to help conduct inspections, a powerful computing unit to make calculations, and a Wi-Fi connection that we will use to transfer data in real-time to the space station and mission control."
"As we rapidly increase the spread of urbanization around the world, urban areas may end up being important places for some wildlife,” Bateman said, “so it would be good to know what they like about those areas, what allows them to do well and whether humans want them to be there."
" During the contact made by the Indians, the whole group contracted influenza and received prompt health care at the scene," FUNAI wrote. " However, this situation is worrisome because as they have very little immunity, the flu could have evolved into pneumonia, putting them at risk of death. Moreover, we fear that the contact group, composed of seven individuals, could infect other members of his people to the flu back to the village where they live."

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