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  1. Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Samsung’s display unit has provided further details on the glass used in the Galaxy Z Flip and pointed to its potential wider adoption on non-Samsung foldables in the future. Yonhap reports that the 30-micrometer-thick covering is the result of a collaboration with glass manufacturer Dowoo Insys, in which Samsung Display holds a minority stake. Samsung Display currently provides display technologies to a variety of smartphone manufacturers, including the OLED panels found in Apple’s recent iPhones. Although the Z Flip’s display is covered by this new ultra-thin glass (UTG), the glass layer is protected by an additional layer of plastic that YouTube channel JerryRigEverything found was highly susceptible to scratching. Removing the... Continue reading… View the full article
  2. Fox News went behind the scenes of the new reality competition series, "Lego Masters." View the full article
  3. Some haters even accused Supreme of copping the pre-existing Red Velvet Oreo vibe. View the full article
  4. Sorry, Royale with Cheese fans — this is only for the Quarter Pounder crew. View the full article
  5. Yovanna Ventura, Maxim Mexico’s February 2020 cover girl, never imaged she would be a sought-after model. View the full article
  6. Archaeologists in England recently uncovered new details about a medieval mass burial of victims of bubonic plague. View the full article
  7. When six Democratic presidential candidates meet for a televised debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas – joined for the first time by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg – each will face his or her own set of challenges and vulnerabilities. View the full article
  8. Electric bikes have returned to Citi Bike, after a braking malfunction led to their temporary removal from the nation’s largest bike-share system. Starting this week, Citi Bike will begin adding “several hundred” e-bikes to its network of 900 stations in New York City. The rollout will increase gradually over the next several months, with operators hoping to have a promised 4,000 e-bikes as part of the fleet by the end of the year. Citi Bike, which is owned by Lyft, was forced to remove hundreds of pedal assist e-bikes last April after dozens of people were injured due to malfunctioning brakes. E-bikes were also removed from Lyft-owned bike-share systems in Washington, DC and San Francisco — though battery fires were to blame for the... Continue reading… View the full article
  9. Over the weekend, tech reporter Kari Paul from The Guardian got stuck in the California boonies by the Internet of Things. Ars Technica's Jonathan M. Gitlin reports: Paul had rented a car through a local car-sharing service called GIG Car Share, which offers a fleet of hybrid Toyota Priuses and electric Chevrolet Bolt EVs in the Bay Area and Sacramento, with plans to spend the weekend in a more rural part of the state about three hours north of Oakland. But on Sunday, she was left stranded on an unpaved road when the car's telematics system lost its cell signal. Without being able to call home, the rented Prius refused to move. Adding insult to injury, Paul's cellphone was not similarly troubled by the remote location, allowing her to express her frustration, but also to talk to GIG's customer service to try to get the car back in motion. At first, the company's plan was to send a tow truck to tow the Prius a few miles closer to civilization, but that would be too easy. It appears GIG's customer service unhelpfully suggested Paul and her companion spend the night sleeping in the car and trying to start the car again the next morning. Instead, after a six-hour wait and not one but two tow trucks -- the second of which Paul called herself -- plus 20 (!) calls to GIG, the problem was finally solved in the early hours of Monday morning. Read more of this story at Slashdot. View the full article
  10. Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. View the full article
  11. For angler Justin Hamlin, it’s the tale of the big fish that got away. Fishing in Oklahoma’s Keystone Lake in the northeastern part of the state Friday, Hamlin caught a huge, 157-lb. paddlefish that might have shattered a world record if not for a state regulation, officials told the Tulsa World. View the full article
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  13. Bernie Sanders fired away at Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday night in Las Vegas, accusing the billionaire former mayor of New York City of trying to buy the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination. View the full article
  14. Ammonia, the key ingredient of fertiliser, can be burned in ships’ engines in place of polluting diesel. View the full article
  15. America can (and must) sustain the world’s preeminent intelligence capabilities without infringing on the rights of American citizens. View the full article
  16. None of us are getting out of this alive. With the advent of consumer tech and the internet, you can now make your wishes known in a myriad of ways. For starters, if you’re wondering where’s the best place to make sure your loved ones follow your will directives and have access to your passwords, you can do this online. View the full article
  17. Facebook said it was "legally compelled" to block access to a page under new "fake news" laws. View the full article
  18. Former Trump adviser Roger Stone is expected to be sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who has been involved in several high-profile cases since being appointed to the federal bench in 2011 by former President Barack Obama. View the full article
  19. Mike Bloomberg has had the luxury, available only to billionaires, of creating his own campaign universe—floating above the fray, mostly avoiding journalists, carpet-bombing the airwaves with ads. View the full article
  20. Lark Voorhies is speaking out. The actress, best known for playing Lisa Turtle in "Saved by the Bell," recently visited "The Dr. Oz Show," where she talked about the show's upcoming reboot and her feelings toward not being included. View the full article
  21. A team of physicists at the University of Sussex has successfully developed the first nonlinear camera capable of capturing high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz (THz) radiation. Phys.Org reports: Led by Professor Marco Peccianti of the Emergent Photonics (EPic) Lab, Luana Olivieri, Dr. Juan S. Totero Gongora and a team of research students built a new type of THz camera capable of detecting THz electromagnetic waves with unprecedented accuracy. Images produced using THz radiation are called 'hyperspectral' because the image consists of pixels, each one containing the electromagnetic signature of the object in that point. The EPic Lab team used a single-pixel camera to image sample objects with patterns of THz light. The prototype they built can detect how the object alters different patterns of THz light. By combining this information with the shape of each original pattern, the camera reveals the image of an object as well as its chemical composition. Sources of THz radiation are very faint and hyperspectral imaging had, until now, limited fidelity. To overcome this, The Sussex team shone a standard laser onto a unique non-linear material capable of converting visible light to THz. The prototype camera creates THz electromagnetic waves very close to the sample, similar to how a microscope works. As THz waves can travel right through an object without affecting it, the resulting images reveal the shape and composition of objects in three dimensions. Read more of this story at Slashdot. View the full article
  22. Wedding bells are ringing! Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee both took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce their engagement. View the full article
  23. A Mexican citizen has been arrested in Florida for allegedly working as a Russian agent to get information on the U.S. government, the Justice Department said Tuesday. View the full article
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