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The Senate votes on Keystone: 5 things you need to know

Previously, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had refused to let a Keystone bill to go to the Senate floor, but he changed tactics in order to try to save endangered incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who is running behind in the polls in a Dec. 6 runoff election. She is an outspoken proponent of the pipeline, and often bucks her party on energy issues.

Venmo update lets you pay with Touch ID directly from your bank

Social payments app Venmo  has added a few new features that make it easier to set up your account as well as pay with a thumb tap if you happen to own a later-generation iPhone.

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Just In Time For The Holidays, Square Offers Physical Gift Cards To Sellers

Payments startups Square wants to provide more ways for sellers to make more money, by diversifying its products and making it easier to add value to customers. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s enabling Square Register users to sell physical gift cards for the first time.

The World's Best Dogs, According To Math

The graphic breaks down like this: Dog breeds are rated by beneficial traits (intelligence, longevity, lack of genetic ailments) and negative ones (cost, grooming, size of appetite). Using their combined ranking, McCandles plots them on a chart with their ranking along the X axis and their popularity on the Y axis, using this to determine whether they're "inexplicably underrated," "rightly ignored" or otherwise. The size of the transparent dog forms match the breed's respective intelligence (which explains why French bulldogs appear similar to German shepherds). Then they are color coded by type of breed.

Asteroid rockhounds rejoice: NASA unveils geologic map of Vesta - CNET

Humankind recently managed to land a spacecraft on a comet , so it's not too far-fetched to imagine we may some day set an expedition down on Vesta, a large asteroid that came under study by NASA's Dawn Mission. NASA describes Vesta and other asteroids like it as "remnants of the formation of the solar system." The Dawn spacecraft collected a considerable amount of data about Vesta, which scientists have used to create a fascinating geologic map of the asteroid that shows its long history of meteorite impacts.

Alfred Goes Live In NY With A Fresh $2M In Seed From Spark Capital

The service has been in beta for almost a year in Boston, and for the past few months in New York, and has revamped the back-end of the website to reflect what they’ve learned. During the beta, Alfreds have done over 10,000 hours of work (that’s a year and a half worth of chores) for users. Alfreds are employed on a full-time basis with health benefits, as opposed to the contract work you usually see in the on-demand business.

The ISS gets its Zero-G 3D printer - CNET

This is the next step towards self-sufficiency for the ISS: a 3D printer capable of operating in microgravity would be able to help the astronauts manufacture their own components and tools, right there on the station.

Holy auction, Batman! Historic Batmobile is up for sale - CNET

The Caped Crusader's car styled after the original Batman comics is going on the auction block. Own a piece of history starting at a mere $90,000.

Google Tech Describes Photos Using Natural Language

Putting pictures on the Web may have many potential uses, be it for personal purposes or for the greater good of the online masses. But tagging said images with useful information for searching purposes can be a lengthy process, especially if you have thousands or millions of photos.

Hands-On With Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

If that isn’t intense enough for you, this latest release is the first in the series to allow for 8 players to battle it out at once. This mode is perfect for those with big TVs to play on (and 7 GameCube/Wii U Pro/Wii-mote controllers lying around), as the action can get a little hectic on smaller screens when people are fighting in different parts of the arena and everything is zoomed out.

White House Says It “Strongly Supports” The Senate’s NSA Reform Bill

The White House  issued a statement  this afternoon saying that it “strongly supports” the Senate’s USA FREEDOM Act, which could see a vote this week. The bill would curtail some practices of the United States’ surveillance apparatus.

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Facebook’s Top Ad Seller Nanigans Expands To Twitter’s MoPub After Hitting $500M A Year In Spend

A big problem, though, has been thinking of these channels as genuinely separate. In reality, advertisers just want the biggest bang for their buck, and typically don’t care where that comes from. Nanigans’ new MoPub integration will let it do cross-channel return on investment optimization. That means it can allocate spend to whatever gets the best results, whether that’s on Facebook or in other apps via MoPub.

Check out these beautiful posters for sequels that were never made

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The Verge on Twitter

Damn b “ @verge : Twitter's powerful new search engine includes every tweet ever sent ”

Create your own smart home with littleBits' house-friendly kit

Ever since littleBits ' snap-together circuits got the ability to speak to the internet , they were crying out to be used for home-automation . Today, littleBits itself is making that a dead cert, by launching a "Smart Home Kit." The pack contains 14 magnetic "bits" to get your inventions started, including five new tools (MP3 player, Threshold, Number, Temperature Sensor, and IR transmitter). Theoretically, that internet-connected iguana enclosure you were after, or that DIY smart-toaster are now just a $250 spend away --the price of the new kit, available starting tomorrow. If you're stuck for inspiration (or, y'know, don't own an iguana), the bundle comes with a poster containing 14 ideas to try out, and a new AC switch means you can connect directly to the mains. Still stuck for ideas? There are some videos after the break, snap to it.

Microsoft issues update to fix domain privileges security

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp issued an emergency software update to fix a security glitch that affects domain privileges in all supported versions of Windows.

Coinbase Launches Bitcoin-Based Tips, Micropayments

Coinbase makes it easy for the average person and business to use the digital currency Bitcoin. Coinbase lets any consumer to create a Bitcoin wallet and start buying/selling Bitcoin instantly by connecting their bank account. In addition, Coinbase provides a series of merchant tools that support some of the most highly trafficked sites on the internet. Coinbase processes the first $1,000,000 of …

China Blocks Content Delivery Network Edgecast, Cutting Access To ‘Thousands’ Of Websites

Dubbed ‘ Collateral Freedom ‘, the Great Fire initiative uses cloud-based services to host websites. Since these sites are registered and exist via a cloud service provider — such as Edgecast or Amazon Web Services, to name just two — the only way for China’s government to block them and ensure that they are inaccessible is to take down the entire network. That would restrict access to numerous other sites and services hosted on the cloud service.

Facebook Groups: Now there's an app for that

Though groups already existed within the main Facebook app, they are not featured prominently within the app, unless you get a notification from a group you're a part of. By breaking out the feature into a separate iOS and Android app, the company is hoping to make it easier for power users to engage with their groups.

OneOne: Secure Messaging Designed to be Untraceable

So, it’s similar to the way the PGP email protocol works? “There are similarities to PGP but the Kwikdesk platform only allows two participants per secure channel providing an extra measure of security,” says Abosch. “Also, OneOne doesn’t rely on user authentication in any way, providing yet more privacy. With PGP, the public key would be associated with a user’s email address or phone-number. Each OneOne channel generates its own set of public and private keys.”

Ex-Nokians Launch Employee Wellness App Wellmo

That device support spans the most popular wearable devices, such as Fitbit, Withings and Jawbone, and Wellmo says it plans to integrate with both Apple Health and Windows Health, so as to play nicely within the larger consumer health ecosystem. The premise being to try to reach employees who would otherwise be put off by traditional wellness programs — the sort that are league table-based or ultra competitive, and tend to require turning up as a group, and typically attract fitness types who already have a good grip on their health and the need to exercise.

Apple Ordered to Pay $23.6 Million in Damages for Patent Infringement

After six hours of deliberation, an eight-member jury in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found that Apple had violated five of six patents. Jurors agreed with Apple’s argument that an emoji — a single character intended to convey an emotion — didn’t constitute the sort of message that was covered by MTel’s patents.

Introducing FB Techwire

Today we’re introducing FB Techwire, a resource for journalists to discover original content including breaking news, first-person analysis, photos and videos posted to Facebook by technology influencers and organizations. Like FB Newswire, FB Techwire is also powered by Storyful, the leader in social content discovery and verification for newsrooms.

500 Startups Launches a New Venture Fund for Mobile Businesses

In addition to Edith Yeung, 500 MC includes notable partners and advisors like Jay Sullivan, former COO and interim CEO of Mozilla, and Yongzhi Yang, founder and CEO of Dolphin Browser. Yeung herself is interested in innovation in the areas of mobile security, payments, content, healthcare, ad networks, gaming and enterprise tools to explore with 500 MC.

GTA Online Experiencing PS4 and Xbox One Transfer Issues - IGN

"We are currently addressing this issue with a patch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 users," it reads. "This patch is available for download, but may not be available in your region for the next few hours. If you attempt to download the patch and see a 'CE-32937-4' error, please attempt to download the patch again later today. This issue will be addressed for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users by tomorrow. Affected PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can still log in to Grand Theft Auto Online  but will not be able to transfer characters until the fix is in place."

PayPal challenges Apple Pay with an app for the Pebble smartwatch

Pebble users can now check in to stores via the PayPal app and pay with an auto-generated payment code wherever PayPal is already accepted — no phone necessary. Users can pay one of two ways, either via the payment code mentioned above or, for certain retailers, by checking into a store on the PayPal app. Once checked in, PayPal’s app will automatically communicate with a merchant’s point of sale. In addition to making payments, Pebble users will also be able to receive notifications from the app.

Students Build Objects With Metal Using A MIG Welder And An Off-The-Shelf 3D Printer

Today in the Department of Overkill Department we present students from the University of Delft who have built a metal printer using a basic Prusa 3D printer – essentially a hobbyist printer – and a MIG welder. The system extrudes and melts a length of wire which is then laid down just like it is in plastic printers. The resulting objects, while far from pretty, prove that 3D printing in metal is finally reaching the realm of possibility for hobbyists and students.

Bitcoin 2.0 Crowdfunding Is Real Crowdfunding

In the past few months we’ve been hearing a lot about how bitcoin’s underlying technology is going to revolutionize not only our monetary system, but also notary services, DNS, authentication, intellectual property ownership and data storage.

Apple will soon let third-party products use its Lightning port, opening up new possibilities for accessories

Last week at Apple’s yearly briefing for accessory makers in its Made-for-iPhone/iPad (MFi) licensing program, the company unveiled new Lightning connectors and specs for Lightning receptacles that will soon be available for implementation in MFi accessories. The new Lightning receptacle, scheduled to start shipping next year, will allow accessory makers to build new types of accessories that include a port for Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector previously reserved for its own iOS devices (pictured above).

Intel merging mobile and PC groups as line between phone and computer blurs

Chip-making giant Intel is set to merge its mobile and tablet division together with the part of the company that makes processors for personal computers. The company's chief executive, Brian Krzanich, announced the plan — which will combine the loss-making mobile group with the profitable PC chip-making group early next year —  in an email to employees . Intel spokesperson  Chuck Mulloy said the move comes as the "lines are blurring between PCs, tablets, phablets and phones," and explained that the company's aim is to "accelerate the implementation and create some efficiency so that we can move even faster."

Viber's 'public chats' let you see what celebs are texting about

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5 Ways To Embrace Mindfulness At Work

Mindfulness allows us to focus on one thing but it can also allow us to focus on more than one thing at a time with practice. Mindfulness is observing. Observing everything within our purview. The human brain is able to be aware and to record everything within our awareness at the moment. As we become more practiced at mindfulness we are able to access that information more consciously. The key word here is practice. If we want to be good at anything we need to practice. Mindfulness is no different. Sometimes it is helpful to have instruction in mindfulness training. I recommend the mp3s at They are very effective guided training exercises.

Goat Simulator Satirizes World Of Warcraft With An MMO Expansion

Instead of giving players more of the same modern setting, the new expansion riffs on tropes from massively-multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft. The buildings and enemies are inspired by the fantasy genre, and along with the several goat skins from the initial release, you’ll be able to play as several typical role-playing classes, including Warrior, Rogue, Magician, and Hunter, with the additional “weird option” of, and I am not kidding, a Microwave with humanoid legs.

Playmute, a Kickstarter Project That Could Let You Banish TV Ads Forever

As a publisher, we appreciate that monetization is necessary if you want to keep producing (or buying) content, and advertising is clearly one of the main revenue streams for TV channels. However, that doesn’t stop those ads being annoying and intrusive, which is what Playmute is hoping to solve if its Kickstarter campaign is successful.

Google open sources security testing tool Firing Range, a Java app with XSS and other web vulnerabilities

In fact, Firing Range was built out of the company’s need for a synthetic testbed to both test its current capabilities and set goals for what to try to catch next. The company says it is using an internal web application security scanning tool, codenamed Inquisition, in its latest attempts at beefing up security. It is built entirely on Google technologies like Chrome and Google Cloud Platform, with support for the latest HTML5 features, a low false positive rate, and ease of use in mind.

iPhone users 'control freaky', Android fans 'withdrawn' according to YouGov data

The app doesn't show a "typical" fan or customer; instead it shows what is particularly true about a group. "If something is only true of 1% of the overall population, but is true of 6% of our target group, it might score very highly (and shows you something interesting and true about that group). But it doesn't mean that it is true of all of them," the site explains.

Grand Theft Auto V (PS4 and Xbox One) Preview - CNET

GTA V on PS4 and Xbox One is a full-priced $60 game and that might be an instant turnoff out of the gate. But if, perhaps, you never got around to completing GTA V's massive campaign and side quests -- and you're able to get some money back for your used last-gen version of the game, GTA V on PS4 and Xbox One might just be worth it. Its first-person mode is definitely a dynamic change to the experience and the visuals, new music and new content incentives sweeten the deal.

Android Auto Starts The Engine For Developers

The Android Auto platform is designed to work from your device, letting you plug it into your car and automatically see apps prepared and ready for use with your in-car system appear. The APIs are designed to make this software car-friendly, which means distraction free and speech-controlled interaction. Apps living on the device instead of the car also means your system will get frequent updates throughout the life of your vehicle.

Joystiq Deals: NES30 Bluetooth controller

Today, Joystiq Deals takes you back to the past with the NES30 , a wireless controller for PCs and mobile devices modeled after Nintendo's classic NES control pad. Featuring compatibility with iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS, the NES30 connects via a USB cable or a Bluetooth signal, ensuring hours of retro-inspired fun across all of your supported devices. Retailing for $40, the NES30 is available through Joystiq Deals today for just $29.99. The package also includes a commemorative key chain and a stand for your touchscreen devices. Our offer expires next week, so act fast if you want to secure an NES30 for your next retrogaming binge session. Joystiq Deals is a partnership between AOL and StackSocial. A portion of sales goes to funding this site. Deals are curated by StackSocial independently of the Joystiq editorial team.

The new Groups app makes Facebook about your friends again

Imagine you have an online service for chatting with friends, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 650 to 700 million monthly active users. Those users put up something like 2.5 billion pieces of discrete content every month: posts, photos, comments, and likes. That would be a pretty huge service, second only to Facebook itself in its sheer size and scope. You'd think the app for that service would be wildly popular. But you'd be wrong — because until now, that app didn't exist.

Square Introduces Customizable Physical Gift Cards

Square and its little white card readers have helped many a coffee shop handle transactions through mobile devices, but it can still be hard for small businesses to match the perks offered by larger corporations, like gift cards.

Star Wars Rebels: "Empire Day" Review - IGN

I have to keep this week’s review very short due to conflicting events, but “Empire Day” was a cool installment that happily marked Rebels’ first foray into a two-part storyline. By the end, The Clone Wars making the vast majority of storylines three or four episodes was sometimes a hindrance, dragging out some stories that didn’t need to, but it would also be a shame if Rebels only told single-episode adventures, so I'm glad to see that won't be the case.

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Here Are The 37 New Emoji You Could See Next Year

"These are candidates—not yet finalized—so some may not appear in the release," Unicode Consortium's post warns. "There are many possible emoji that could be added, but releases need to be restricted to a manageable number."

Privacy Auditor Truste Settles FTC Charges

Truste, a company that audits online privacy practices and provides seals of certification to thousands of website operators, skipped follow-up audits of some companies that had received its seal, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a settlement announced Monday.

Teespring Raises $35 Million Series B From Khosla Ventures As It Prepares To Expand Beyond Apparel

Notably, Teespring has begun referring to itself as a “custom commerce” company instead of just “custom apparel” hinting at a future expansion into other types of goods beyond the tees, tanks and hoodies it prints today. In fact, earlier this year, Williams had told us that it would expand beyond apparel when the company reached a point when it would be able to take good ideas and make them real, while not compromising the Teespring experience. The new production facility should go a long way toward meeting that goal.

Why you should delete Uber, and what to use instead

The reason I was first attracted to ride-sharing over simply taking regular taxi cabs wasn’t just the convenience of summoning a car to my exact location—it was also the ease of payment. With a stored credit card, I just hop out, knowing the transaction is completed automatically. This is huge since I almost never carry cash, and the taxi drivers in my area are notoriously reluctant to take a credit card. (They claim the machine is broken, or try to talk you into swinging by an ATM on the way home—honestly!)

Destiny picks up voice chat options in 1.0.3 update

Bungie has issued a new update for Destiny designed to prepare the shooter for its upcoming Dark Below expansion, though it also brings with it long-awaited voice chat options that should make hunting moon wizards much easier. According to Bungie, once the 1.0.3 update is installed, players will find a new voice chat channel dedicated to communicating with their team. Players will also be able to converse with whichever random strangers they are linked with in Strikes and team-based Crucible matches. Destiny still lacks large group voice chat and there's no way to broadcast messages across an entire "zone," but these additions go a long way toward enhancing the social aspects of the otherwise lonely multiplayer game. Not just auditory additions, the 1.0.3 update also tweaks dozens of Destiny features, introduces new rules for the second Iron Banner event and increases the frequency of public events by "10 to 15 percent." For a full rundown of everything 1.0.3 brings to the table, see the Destiny blog . [Image: Activision] Destiny (Review)

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63 Drones Aren’t Toys, Britain’s Regulators Warn
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