Turn your smartphone camera into a microscope with this 3D-printed accessory


OK, so you can't bring a microscope everywhere with you.

But you can certainly take this 3D-printed version, designed to clip onto your smartphone and work with its camera.

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The device was developed by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at Australia's RMIT University, and is the subject of a paper in Scientific Reports.

Requiring no external power or lighting source, the smartphone microscope is slated to be a handy tool for conducting fieldwork in remote areas, especially when bringing a larger microscope is impractical or unavailable. Read more...

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Download Apple's update to protect your iPhone from the Telugu bug


Apple issued a fix to the bug that was crashing iPhones with a single character. 

On Monday, the company released several updates, including iOS 11.2.6. If you've got an iPhone or iPad, you should probably download it ASAP.

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Last week, a bug was discovered that crashed systems with a single character from the Telugu language, which is used in parts of India. Mashable tested the bug and found that, yes, it was a real problem

PSA: Go download iOS 11.2.6 NOW. Do it now to prevent someone from crashing your iPhone pic.twitter.com/wuOqV8NwOa

— (っ◔◡◔)っ Raymond Wong📱💾📼 (@raywongy) February 20, 2018

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So here's these dogs dressed up as Master Chief and Marcus Fenix


The Year of the Dog fortunately means we get to see more, you guessed it, dogs.

To commemorate the Lunar New Year, Xbox devised an adorable cosplaying puppy gang called the CosPups. 

They dressed up a whole bunch of pooches as the platform's most popular characters: Master Chihuahua, Sea of Fleas, Mutt-cus Fenix, Paw-za and PUG-G. See folks, all you need is dogs to sell more stuff. Read more...

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Volcano in Indonesia unleashes massive explosion


Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has been erupting for about the past five years now, displacing tens of thousands as it sends debris flows toward populated areas. On Feb. 19, the volcano unleashed a far more explosive eruption that vaulted smoke and ash more than 25,000 feet into the air, prompting aviation alerts for aircraft to steer clear of the area. 

The eruption, which occurred on the island of North Sumatra, was caught on video by residents of Berestagi, which is about 15 miles to the west of the mountain, as well as residents of towns further away. Areas under the ash cloud saw the sky turn from day into night, while a layer of volcanic dust fell onto the ground. Read more...

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This Silicon Valley skier just gave the least impressive performance of the Winter Olympics


The Winter Olympics have been full of mind-blowing feats of athleticism and artistry. 

This is not one of them. 

Elizabeth Swaney made her Olympic debut in the freeski halfpipe on Monday. It was ... not impressive. She casually slides back and forth down the halfpipe, like she's on vacation in Aspen instead of competing against elite athletes. She barely even attempts a trick. 

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(We can't embed the video, because NBC Sports apparently doesn't want too many people watching the Winter Olympics, but the footage can be found here.) Read more...

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After the Parkland shooting, the gun control debate isn't fading away


Three of the largest mass shootings in modern American history happened in the past two years, but that doesn't mean Americans are always thinking about gun control.

In fact, data shows that with so many mass shootings taking place, Americans move on to other concerns within several days after each event. But after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida killed 17 people, something different is going on. 

The credit may belong to the power of high schoolers to capture national attention in the absence of leadership from high-level officials.

SEE ALSO: When school shootings are broadcast on Snapchat, the effects reverberate Read more...

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Donald Trump asks Mar-a-Lago guests what he should do about guns


In the wake of the most recent mass shooting, President Donald Trump sought advice on gun control from a trusted source: rich people staying at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida. 

According to the Washington Post, Trump spent the weekend at his resort watching cable news, complaining about the Russia investigation, and asking "Mar-a-Lago Club members about whether he ought to champion gun control measures in the wake of last week’s school massacre in nearby Parkland."

SEE ALSO: Here's how to take action on gun control

He also took time to exploit the tragedy on Twitter, insinuating that the FBI was too distracted by its Russia investigation to stop the 19-year-old shooter, who legally purchased the semi-automatic AR-15 rifle used in the massacre at a local gun shop.  Read more...

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Affaire TF1 : une indemnité pour les abonnés Orange et Free

La guerre entre TF1 et Orange ou Free peut mener à l’arrêt des diffusions des chaines. Quelle conséquence cela aura chez les clients ?

Affaire TF1 : une indemnité pour les abonnés Orange et FreeC’est toujours très tendu entre Orange et TF1. Le fournisseur d’accès qui a décidé de ne plus proposer son service de replay a choisi de ne pas payer la somme de 25 millions d’euros réclamée par TF1 pour sa diffusion. Néanmoins, le président du groupe, Gilles Pélisson espère que la situation changera afin de renouer le dialogue et enfin, de trouver un accord. Ce n’est pas gagné !

TF1 vs Orange et Free : qu’en est-il des abonnés ?

Les conséquences de l’absence d’accord avec le groupe audiovisuel est la suppression des chaînes de TF1 qui inclut TF1 mais aussi TMC,TFX, TF1 Series Films et la chaîne d’info en continu LCI. Du coup, cela pénalise les abonnés qui payent pour avoir toutes les chaînes sans option. Les chaînes du groupe TF1 sont compris dedans.

On peut donc se demander si les clients peuvent prétendre à une indemnité de la part de leurs fournisseurs d’accès. D’après l’UFC Que Choisir, il est quasiment improbable que cela se produise car selon l’association, même si le préjudice est bien réel, ils ont agi suite à une assignation de la part de TF1. Du coup, ils ne sont pas responsables.

En revanche, il est possible de résilier le contrat d’abonnement avec votre opérateur sans frais de résiliation. Par conséquent, ceux qui sont chez Orange et Free depuis 2013 peuvent quitter le fournisseur d’accès sans payer de frais supplémentaires. Autant dire la guerre qui oppose TF1 et les fournisseurs d’accès les plus téméraires commencent à se faire sentir dans la clientèle. Pour rappel, seuls SFR et Bouygues Telecom ont accepté l’offre de TF1 pour une diffusion premium. Cette fameuse offre contient le start over, qui permet de revenir au début du programme quand vous voulez et un visionnage en 4K pour les téléviseurs équipés de cette résolution.

Quel est votre avis concernant cette affaire ? Pensez-vous que les abonnés doivent avoir une indemnité ? Dites-le nous dans les commentaires.

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Michelle Obama raves about 'Black Panther' on Twitter


Michelle Obama is constantly reminding us how lucky we were when she was first lady. Recently, she helped unveil a stunning, groundbreaking portrait, then she won Valentine's Day. Now she's showing love to our latest obsession, Black Panther

Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.

— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 19, 2018

Yep, like the many Americans who contributed to Black Panther's epic $201.8 million opening weekend, Michelle Obama was enthralled by Ryan Coogler's film.  Read more...

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Préparez-vous à casser la tirelire : le Galaxy S9+ devrait coûter plus de 1000 euros

Les Samsung Galaxy S9 et S9+ devraient être commercialisés à 909 et 1009 euros en France. ...

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