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Nanometer-Sized Tubes Created from Simple Benzene Molecules

5 monthes ago   |   By R&D Magazine

NewsFor the first time, researchers used benzene-a common hydrocarbon-to create a novel kind of molecular nanotube, which could lead to new nanocarbon-based semiconductor applications. Contributed Author: University of TokyoTopics: Nanotechnology
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The NYT gets into voice with 5 new Alexa skills, including a daily briefing, quiz and more

The NYT gets into voice with 5 new Alexa skills, including a daily briefing, quiz and more

5 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

The New York Times is expanding its efforts around audio programming and voice assistants, the company announced today. The NYT says it's launching a daily flash briefing for Alexa devices, as well as an interactive news quiz, and - in an interesting twist - it will be introducing “enhanced coverage” in its Sunday paper that prompts readers to launch dedicated Alexa skills to learn more about the stories they're reading.
On weekdays, the Times will offer a short news briefing for Alexa devices that's hosted by Michael Barbaro of The NYT's popular podcast, “The Daily.” Listeners can enable...
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Amazon fires open-source shot with DocumentDB launch

Amazon fires open-source shot with DocumentDB launch

5 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

In a move that will surely upset the open-source community, AWS has launched a new database offering compatible with the MongoDB API called DocumentDB. The cloud giant describes its new product as a “fast, scalable, and highly available document database that is designed to be compatible with your existing MongoDB applications and tools.” However, it is essentially a replacement for MongoDB that uses its API but none of its code. According to AWS, its customers have found it difficult to build fast and highly available applications that are able to scale to multiple terabytes with hundreds...
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China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its government

5 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

It won't surprise you to hear that China keeps a tight lid on homegrown social networks, but it's now doing more to stifle free expression on outside networks, too. The New York Times reported that Chinese law enforcement recently began a crackdown...
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The New York Times wants to use Amazon's Alexa to reach new listeners

The New York Times wants to use Amazon's Alexa to reach new listeners

5 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Smart speakers are fast becoming a fixture in many US households and The New York Times is on it. This weekend, the paper is launching a slew of new audio products designed for Alexa-enabled devices, including a daily news briefing, weekly quiz, and audio content tied to coverage in its Sunday print edition.
The flagship product is undoubtedly the daily briefing, which will be a three-minute segment hosted by Michael Barbaro, star of the paper's break-out news podcast The Daily (a 20-something-minute show with millions of monthly downloads). Speaking to The Verge , the NYT' s voice editor...
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Super Mario Maker 2 is a great sequel that makes me miss the Wii U

Super Mario Maker 2 is a great sequel that makes me miss the Wii U

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