Technology 

Alexa-powered smartglasses? Yes, from Vuzix – CNET

The Vuzix Blade looks like it’ll be the first Alexa-powered smartglasses. Vuzix You can stick Amazon’s Alexa into all sorts of things: speakers, cars, phones, watches, robots, refrigerators. Add smartglasses to that list. Vuzix, makers of various smartglasses and Google Glass-like head wearables for years, will have a final version of its newest pair of smartglasses at CES in Las Vegas, and it looks like it will be compatible with Amazon’s Alexa. Bloomberg broke the news Friday in an interview with Vuzix CEO Paul Travers. It won’t be last wearable to connect…

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‘Raw water’ products just dumb, experts say

The ad features a happy-looking young man dipping into a stream and looking refreshed after a sip of the clear, cool-looking water. “The earth constantly offers the purest substance on the planet as spring water,” the site explains. “This water is magical.” Unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water flows into a bottle at Opal Springs Water Company in Culver, Oregon. Leah Nash / The New York Times/Redux Pictures And for just $16 a jug, plus a $22 deposit, customers can have some of this “live” water, also. The company selling this…

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Science 

New NASA Data Suggests The Hole In The Ozone Layer Is Shrinking

Instead of looking at the actual size of the hole in the ozone, NASA measured how many harmful chemicals were in the atmosphere near the hole. Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View. About Newsy Newsy: Newsy filters out the hype to deliver a fresh take on U.S. and world news with additional perspective and analysis. See More Check out more stuff on Yahoo View

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Space 

Sierra Nevada clears Dream Chaser test milestone

WASHINGTON — Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced Jan. 5 that NASA has confirmed that the company’s Dream Chaser vehicle passed a key milestone during its November free flight test. In a statement, SNC said that NASA concluded that the Nov. 11 free flight of the Dream Chaser engineering test article, at Edwards Air Force Base in California, met or exceeded all the requirements of the company’s last remaining funded milestone in its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) award from 2012. During the flight test, the Dream Chaser was released from…

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Sport 

Virgil van Dijk: Klopp sent message to Liverpool directors after goal vs Everton – Keown

That is the opinion of BBC Sport pundit and former Everton defender Martin Keown. “It’s those two linking up again; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Van Dijk,” Keown said. “On his debut, the Kop End, you can’t ask for more. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. “Pickford here comes for this ball and he has to win it. “He has no right to get his head to that. He just steers it on target, great ball in you have to say but Pickford, if he’s going to come he has to win it. “Emphatic…

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Science 

The 'chocolate crisis' and what companies are doing about it

Chocolate is in crisis, and that’s a big problem for some major companies. (Quartz) More If you haven’t heard, chocolate may be extinct by 2050, according to findings from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Now, this isn’t the first time we’ve been alerted there could be serious chocolate shortage, but the recent news that cacao plants (the plants that produce cocoa which is then made into chocolate) could go by the wayside in less than 35 years is a stark realization that’s not being taken likely. In fact Mars…

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SHOCK photos show tanks MASSING on North Korean border as tensions rise

The images capture South Korea’s military preparing for conflict amid concern Pyongyang is preparing a fresh missile launch. Troops and K-55 self-propelled howitzers, which can take out nuclear shells, have also been spotted near the North Korea border zone. Despite the large number of tanks on the move, Seoul has claimed the show of power is simply “routine”. But satellite images of its war-mongering neighbour’s launch site appear to show Pyongyang is gearing up for a new blast. It comes despite both states agreeing to hold talks next week over…

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Broadway legend Ben Vereen accused of sexual harassment

Broadway legend Ben Vereen has apologized following accusations of inappropriate sexual misconduct with cast members in a 2015 community theater production of the musical “Hair.” The allegations, first reported earlier Friday by the blog OnStage and the New York Daily News, were leveled by two young actresses who starred in the show, which was performed by a volunteer cast at the Venice Theatre in Florida. One actress, Kaitlyn Terpstra, said Vereen lured her to a hot tub in his Florida rental home and touched her inappropriately, and accused him of…

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