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Listen to the sounds NASA sent into space for aliens to hear

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NASA has posted the ‘Golden Record’ up on SoundCloud. What is the ‘Golden Record’? It’s the collection of sounds that NASA selected to be sent on the Voyager spacecraft that launched in 1977. The intention was to take impressions of our world right out to the edge of interstellar space. – Mic Wright, The Next Web

Movie studios keep asking Google to remove pirated content on their own computers

The submissions are likely innocent mistakes due in part to the actual hunt for infringing content, but shows just how little effort the movie studios are putting into submitting takedown requests. They just scan some IP addresses, bundle up a wall of links and lob them over the fence to Google for takedown. – Owen Williams, The Next Web

Twitch is finally transitioning from Flash to HTML5

The company is following in the footsteps of another major online video haven. Youtube switched its default player to HTML5 in January of this year, citing the format’s recent adoption of Adaptive Bitrate (ABR). Twitch.TV’s big move to cut ties with Adobe Flash is another nail in the coffin for the perpetually vulnerable and generally annoying format. – Lauren Hockenson, The Next Web

Google’s new $15 Ethernet adapter for Chromecast could finally solve your connection woes

photo: Google Store

photo: Google Store

Google’s Chromecast is great, affordable way to stream content from your mobile devices to your TV, but it’s not without issues. Google is now out to fix arguably its biggest problem – dropped wireless connections – with a new $15 Ethernet adapter. – Napier Lopez, The Next Web

YouTube now streams 60fps video on Android and iOS


YouTube introduced the ability to play videos in 60fps back in October of last year, but that was limited to the Web. Now it’s introducing the same functionality on the mobile YouTube apps as well. […] While most regular video content is recorded at 30fps (TV shows) or 24fps (movies), video games often run at higher frame rates, so the change is sure to make many gamers happy. – Napier Lopez, The Next Web

Tuesday has one extra second and that could be dangerous for the internet


Called a “leap second,” it has been added approximately every 18 months since 1972 to rectify ‘lost’ time from the slowing rotation, ensuring that the atomic clock is in sync with Earth. Humans can handle the additional second without even being aware of it, but computers aren’t quite accustomed to the path of time suddenly changing. – Owen Williams, The Next Web
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