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BBC News
Alarm over decline in flying insects
BBC News
It's known as the windscreen phenomenon. When you stop your car after a drive, there seem to be far fewer squashed insects than there used to be. Scientists have long suspected that insects are in dramatic decline, but new evidence confirms this ...

CNET
Pixel 2 XL: What's up with that screen?
CNET
The Pixel 2 vs. the Pixel 2 XL. The smaller phone uses a 5-inch Samsung AMOLED screen, while the larger has a 6-inch LG P-OLED one. James Martin/CNET. You might have heard: The Google Pixel 2 XL has a less-than-perfect screen. Depending on ...

The Verge
Nintendo Switch update lets you capture video and transfer saves to a new console
The Verge
The latest version of the Nintendo Switch firmware (version 4.0.0) is now available to download. It delivers some much-needed features, including the ability to transfer user profiles and saved data to a new console, and capture gameplay video.

Washington Post
Lego's Cool Women of NASA Set Is Coming—But It Doesn't Include the Hidden Figures Heroine as Originally Hoped
Gizmodo
Back in February, Lego revealed it would be turning Maia Weinstock's Women of NASA Lego Ideas submission into an official set, and this morning we have our first look at the production versions of the tiny dioramas and minifigures that will be ...

The Verge
The Nokia 7 has a 'bothie' camera for half the price of the Nokia 8
The Verge
The Nokia smartphone line is filling in a missing gap today with the Nokia 7, a mid-range Android phone that'll sell for around $400. The phone has a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, a Snapdragon 630 processor, a 3,000mAh battery, and support for ...

VentureBeat
The Samsung Round 360 records live 4K 360-degree video with spatial audio
VentureBeat
Samsung is showing off a new Samsung Round 360 video camera for virtual reality at its Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco. The new camera can capture 4K video in 360 degrees, allowing a viewer to see everywhere at once in either a ...

BGR
One simple photo shows why Apple's iPhone X is so exciting
BGR
With just over two weeks to go until Apple's iPhone X release date finally arrives, anticipation is beginning to boil over. Yes, it's true that the new phone's sky-high price tag is scaring some people away. In fact, the thought of spending more than ...

Washington Post
What the new gravitational waves discovery means for the future of astronomy
Washington Post
In August, for the first time ever, scientists witnessed the electromagnetic lightning and gravitational gusts from the stormy collision of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy. The cosmic cataclysm created a “kilonova” — a phenomenon that had never ...

The Verge
DeepMind's Go-playing AI doesn't need human help to beat us anymore
The Verge
AlphaGo Zero is probably the world's best Go player, but it could do much more. Sam Byford. Google's AI subsidiary DeepMind has unveiled the latest version of its Go-playing software, AlphaGo Zero. The new program is a significantly better player than ...

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