Neurons — a fuckton of them — are what make us smarter than other animals

Here’s something new to consider being thankful for at the dinner table: the long evolutionary journey that gave you your big brain and your long life. Courtesy of our primate ancestors that invented cooking over a million years ago, you are a member of the one species able to afford so many cortical neurons in its brain. With them come the extended childhood and the pushing century-long lifespan that together make human beings unique. All these bequests of your bigger brain cortex mean you can gather four generations around a meal to exchange banter and gossip, turn information into knowledge… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Beats Powerbeats 3 plummet to lowest price ever – just in time for Christmas

If you’re looking for some fantastic running headphones, either for yourself or as a gift for the runner in your life this Christmas, the Beats Powerbeats 3 are always a great choice – and now they’re cheaper than ever before, thanks to a brilliant Amazon deal. You can currently buy the Powerbeats 3 for just £79 – that’s a saving of £90.95, and over 50% off the original price. (Not in the UK? Scroll down for the best Beats headphone prices in your region.) Today’s best Beats Powerbeats 3 deal The PowerBeats 3 are well-made, long-lasting, and sound great, which is a pleasing trio of plus points for fitness headphones… Read More

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Die Deutsche Bahn experimentiert mit Drohnen und Lufttaxis

Vom ICE ins Flugtaxi umsteigen? Noch geht das nicht. Die Deutsche Bahn denkt aber darüber nach, ob sich die Eisenbahn mit Flugtaxis und Liefer-Drohnen vernetzen lassen könnte. Dazu hat sie sich am britischen Unternehmen Skyports beteiligt, wie die Bahn am Donnerstag mitteilte. Skyports betreibt Landeplätze für solche Fluggeräte und organisiert Lufttransporte. Für die Bahn stehen […] The post Die Deutsche Bahn experimentiert mit Drohnen und Lufttaxis appeared first on Business Insider. …read more Source:: Businessinsider – Tech       

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Boneworks review: An absolute VR mess—yet somehow momentous

<img width="150" src="https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/capsule_com_616x353.jpg" alt="It's not Half-Life, they keep saying. But maybe Boneworks shouldn’t have leaned so freaking heavily into the obvious visual similarities, considering how this week’s new VR game doesn’t quite hold up compared to its Valve inspirations. Still, it’s a remarkable VR achievement.”> Half-Life, they keep saying. But maybe Boneworks shouldn’t have leaned so freaking heavily into the obvious visual similarities, considering how this week’s new VR game doesn’t quite hold up compared to its Valve inspirations. Still, it’s a remarkable VR achievement.”> It’s not Half-Life, they keep saying. But maybe Boneworks shouldn’t have leaned so freaking heavily into the obvious visual similarities, considering how this week’s new… Read More

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That £59 Amazon Echo deal is back and in stock at Argos

If you’ve had your eye on this Amazon Echo deal but didn’t get the chance to grab one before Christmas, you’ll be happy to learn that Argos is still continuing the promotion with stock available around the country. While Amazon itself won’t be able to ship your cheap Amazon Echo until after the festive season, you can grab the smart speaker today for just £59.99 at Argos. This is the third generation of the Amazon Echo, a larger system that offers more premium speaker quality than the Echo Dot. While it still keeps all the Alexa functionality to control your music, smart home, lists and calendars with your voice, this… Read More

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