1. Inhabitat’s Week in Green: folding cars and an R2-D2 van
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-17 at 08:00:00

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.





Tesla's on a roll lately -- it's planning to reveal a $35,000 electric car next year, and it just unvei...

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2. Microsoft study shows that tech is shortening your attention span
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-17 at 02:56:00

Think the abundance of technology in your life is making it harder to concentrate for long periods? Microsoft might just have some evidence to support your theory. It recently published a study (conducted using both surveys and EEG scans) suggesting ...

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3. Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-17 at 08:46:34

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat p...

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4. California’s Wealthiest Are Being Drought Shamed on Social Media
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-17 at 07:00:00

The hard data on Cali’s biggest water hogs may not be publicly available
 , but we all have eyes and a smartphone. So, as another season of “exceptional drought” descends on the West, people sick of witnessing egregious water waste in their backyard...

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5. That’s no moon! It’s a Death Star beach ball
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-17 at 09:11:24

You don't need to be Darth Vader to have fun with your own Death Star. This inflatable "Star Wars" space station from ThinkGeek lights up and is impervious to destruction from Rebels -- unless they have a sharp object.

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6. Beautiful Two-Stroke Engine Lets You Watch Its Inner Workings
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-17 at 08:00:00

Combustion of fuel—a process that you, me and everyone else we know very much relies on—is usually hidden from sight inside that big hunk of metal called an engine. But Huib Vissier saw something beautiful in this process, so he built a simple engine ...

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7. Mobile First, But What’s Next?
     Published by Tech Crunch on 2015-05-17 at 08:00:49

 The ascendance of mobile devices, cloud computing and big data is having a profound impact on the lives of workers. Yet many of the business applications that run on their smartphones and tablets still fail miserably to take full advantage of this r...

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8. Here’s How Planet Hunters Are Going to Find the Next Earth
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-05-17 at 09:00:00

Twenty years ago, discovering another Earth sounded like a science fictional dream. But within a generation, astronomers now believe we might do just that.Read more...

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9. Astronomer calls scientists ‘boys with toys,’ #girlswithtoys proves him wrong
     Published by The Verge on 2015-05-17 at 08:16:32

NPR ran an interview with astronomer and Cal Tech professor Shrinivas Kulkarni yesterday, and overall it's relatively mild. But less than two minutes in, Kulkarni manages to say something dumb: "Many scientists, I think, secretly are what I ca...

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10. Planning an Apple Watch app? Here’s a UI kit in PSD and Skitch format
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-05-17 at 06:43:23

If you are considering designing an app for the Apple Watch then these templates will come in handy. They do look beautiful and very detailed: With over 270 UI templates across 6 categories we give you more than enough to quickly design any kind of app. ...

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11. UK government quietly rewrites hacking laws to give GCHQ immunity
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-05-17 at 08:20:34

Changes to the Computer Misuse Act were secretly introduced over a year ago.

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12. This is one time when an engineer is indispensable
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-17 at 09:37:36

Technically Incorrect: Two million people have already marveled on YouTube, as soldiers fail to load a tank onto a transporter. Sometimes, only an engineer can fix things.

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13. Apple Appears to Have Acquired GPS Firm Coherent Navigation
     Published by Mac Rumors on 2015-05-17 at 08:20:56

In one of its latest efforts to bolster its mapping capabilities, Apple appears to have acquired Coherent Navigation, a Bay Area GPS-related firm founded in 2008 by engineers from Stanford and Cornell.   One of Coherent Navigation's areas of focus was Hig...

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14. Use privacy software if you want to be safe from Facebook, warns watchdog
     Published by ARS Technica on 2015-05-17 at 09:15:10

Belgian Privacy Commission: "Facebook tramples on European and Belgian privacy laws."

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15. Five Best BitTorrent Clients
     Published by LifeHacker on 2015-05-17 at 09:00:00

BitTorrent is still a great way to transfer large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients, based on your nominations.Read mo...

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16. Plex brings photos, music and video streaming to TiVo June 8th
     Published by Endgadget on 2015-05-17 at 06:01:00

After a number of leaks and hints, this week Plex and TiVo announced their products will start working together soon. Plex media server gives users a way to easily stream photos, music or video files to devices like Roku and Chromecast, and pulls con...

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17. String theory: Amazing video is made from one piece of yarn
     Published by CNet on 2015-05-17 at 08:46:46

A group of YouTube filmmakers rearranged a 25-foot-long piece of yarn 703 times. Why? Because art.

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18. I switched from a MacBook Pro to a Chromebook Pixel 2. Here’s what happened…
     Published by The Next Web on 2015-05-17 at 08:30:13

I’ve been intrigued by the Chromebook Pixel ever since the original version launched in early 2013. The looks and style of a MacBook coupled with the seductive minimalism of ChromeOS tantalized me, but I was put off by the high $1,300+ price for a machi...

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19. Mad Max: Fury Road’s Stunt Guy Went Out With an Epic Bang
     Published by Wired on 2015-05-17 at 05:00:08

As a teenager, Guy Norris toured with old-fashioned thrill shows; now, he's made Fury Road's most dangerous stunt his last.
The post Mad Max: Fury Road’s Stunt Guy Went Out With an Epic Bang appeared first on WIRED.

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