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Facebook has invented a new unit of time: The ‘flick’, equivalent to precisely one 705,600,000th of a second – larger than a nanosecond, and smaller than a microsecond. It’s short for ‘frame tick’, hinting at its cinematic origins, writes original inventor Christopher Horvath on GitHub.   As for why Facebook needs a new unit of time,
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A customer looks overhead in an Amazon Go store, where sensors and cameras are part of a system used to tell what people have purchased and charge their Amazon account on Jan. 22, 2018, in Seattle. More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon opened its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown
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Pokemon Go developer Niantic is already teasing the next new Community Day event. In a post on Twitter, Niantic told fans to bookmark the brand new Community Day page, which will be updated with event info. “Get out and play together in your local community parks on Pokemon GO Community Day,” reads a Niantic post. “For
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A skateboarding helmet with nonfunctional wires attached has nevertheless proven to have a powerful placebo effect – especially among people who describe themselves as spiritual.   Called the “God Helmet,” the device was found to deliver “extraordinary experiences” when participants were invited to try it at a three-day music festival in the Netherlands – but,
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The film categories were dominated by the perceived Academy Awards frontrunners, including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which scooped three prizes. The ceremony – which focusses solely on acting – also handed Wonder Woman a prize for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble; and Gary Oldman took home a gong for the UK thanks to
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Does your pooch eat poo? If it’s any consolation, he’s in extremely good company. In a new paper, veterinary researchers at University of California at Davis who surveyed thousands of dog owners found 16 percent of pups consume other canines’ faeces “frequently,” having been spotted doing it more than six times by their owners.  
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When something explodes, you expect there to be a bright flash that subsides. This is what astrophysicists thought would happen when they observed the collision between two neutron stars last August – but contrary to expectations, it’s still continuing to brighten months after the event, leaving scientists stunned. According to data from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray
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The bezel-less phone display battle has already started but the fighters remain ill-equipped to handle it. OEMs have scrambled to redesign their phones, some more or less ending up in failure. Samsung somewhat missed its chance when the in-display fingerprint sensor didn’t make it in time. But, at least based on a patent, it seems
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PS4 system update 5.05 has gone live for PlayStation 4 owners. The brand new firmware update weighs in at just 375MB and can be downloaded right now. Unfortunately, system update 5.05 doesn’t seem to do a great deal, other than improve system performance. That’s according to the Sony PlayStation 4 patch notes. It is, however,