Amazon's Ring Security Cameras May Have Let Employees Spy on Customers: Report

It shouldn’t be the case that inviting smart technology into our homes to safeguard against potential threats might instead lead to serious breaches of individual privacy, and yet reports of such violations of user trust are increasingly common. Now, Amazon’s Ring security cameras have come under fire for just that.Read more...
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New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

Vlastimil Gular's life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice. "I find this very useful," Gular told AFP, using the app to type in what he wanted to say, in his own voice, via a mobile phone. "I'm not very good at using the voice prosthesis," he added, pointing at the hole the size of a large coin in his throat.
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Kabul faces water crisis as drought, population strain supply

Standing in his garden in Kabul, Baz Mohammad Kochi oversees the drilling of a new well more than 100 metres deep after his first water reservoir dried up. "The water level has dropped so much that it is now necessary to reach other underground basins 100 metres, even 120 metres" deep, says well digger Mohammad Aman as his dilapidated machine pierces the ochre earth in Kochi's yard. Every year 80 million cubic metres (2.8 billion cubic feet) of water are extracted from Kabul's aquifers -- near...
Tags: Science, Kabul, Kochi, Baz Mohammad Kochi, Mohammad Aman, Afghanistan Urban Water Supply

Xiaomi CEO Looks Past Selloff to 5G-Led China Phone Revival

The Chinese devices maker is now focusing on pushing upmarket while expanding into Europe, forgoing the U.S., Chief Executive Officer Lei Jun told Bloomberg Television. On Thursday, Xiaomi announced plans to give its bargain “Redmi” label more prominence so it can begin to raise prices and specs on its flagship Mi gadgets.
Tags: Europe, Science, Lei Jun, Bloomberg Television

Harry Reid Says the Federal Government Isn't Doing Enough to Investigate UFOs And We Agree, Goddamnit!

Folks, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is concerned about UFOs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Department Of Defense, Aliens, Pentagon, Harry Reid, UFOs, Alien Alloys, We Want To Believe

Woman unable to hear male voices due to rare medical condition

One person's medical condition is every woman's dream.
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Woman unable to hear male voices over rare medical condition

One person's medical condition is every woman's dream.
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Phone Companies Pinky Swear They'll Stop Selling Your Location Data, For Real This Time

Last May, T-Mobile promised to stop selling its subscribers’ location data after reports surfaced that it was being funneled to law enforcement officers who’d otherwise need a warrant to get it. But that hasn’t happened so far.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Sprint, Att, T Mobile, Where Im At

Celebrate 10 Years of Marvel Studios With This Serious Set of Posters

The calendar flipping to 2019 officially marked the end of the 10-year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—but, screw it, the celebration goes on.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Posters, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Grey Matter Art, Bottleneck Gallery, John Guydo

China 80 Gigapascal Carbon Nanotube Bundles Were Part of a Prediction from 2006

In 2006, I made about 156 predictions. One of the predictions was that carbon nanotube fiber would be inexpensive and with over 50GPa tensile strength around 2014-2018. Relative to 2006, there is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Stronger and Faster Horses Will Be Made in 2019 Using CRISPR Gene Editing

Kheiron Biotech using clones thoroughbred horses and announced in 2017 that they would use CRISPR gene editing to create super horses. They plan to perform myostatin inhibition to boost the muscles... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Tens of thousands march in Argentina against Macri's austerity

Macri slashed subsidies for public utilities and other services to reduce the country's chronic fiscal deficit, pushing electricity and gas rates up more 2,000 percent since the start of his term, according to estimates by local media. All the measures taken by the government go against workers," Pablo Moyano, a leader of a union of truck drivers, said during the protest. Weekly demonstrations are planned through early February, increasing pressure on Macri to solve the country's economic cris...
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Trump Considers Stealing Money From Puerto Rico Disaster Relief to Fund the Wall 

As the shutdown drags on, President Trump’s ideas about how to secure funding for his absurd border wall are becoming more and more villainous. His newest strategy? Using $13.9 billion in Army Corps to build a segment of the wall, according to NBC. That money would otherwise go to fund projects in Puerto Rico and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Government Shutdown, Puerto Rico, Trump, Army Corps, Border Wall, Disaster Relief, National Emergency

Could Barnard’s Star harbor an icy home for life? Astronomers weigh the options

Where's the nearest exoplanet with conditions that are right for life? Over the past couple of years, astrobiologists have talked up Proxima Centauri b, which is sitting just 4.2 light-years away. But Villanova University astrophysicist Edward Guinan favors a world that's just a bit farther out, at least in astronomical terms. It's Barnard's Star b, a super-Earth that orbits Barnard's Star, 6 light-years from our solar system. Both planets have red dwarfs as their parent star...
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10 Strategies Chronic Warriors Use to Get the Right Care in the ER

Keep these tips in mind next time you need to go to the emergency room for your chronic illness.
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J&J raises U.S. prices on around two dozen drugs

Johnson & Johnson raised U.S. prices on around two dozen prescription drugs on Thursday, including the psoriasis treatment Stelara, prostate cancer drug Zytiga and blood thinner Xarelto, all among its top-selling products. J&J joined many other companies that raised U.S. prices on hundreds of prescription medicines earlier this month. Most of the J&J increases were between 6 percent and 7 percent, according to data from Rx Savings Solutions, which helps health plans and employers seek lower ...
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Microsoft Refuses to Answer Key Questions About Child Porn in Bing's Search Results

Microsoft’s Bing search engine is facing heat for reportedly including images of child pornography in its search results. The issued was described on Thursday by TechCrunch, which said it commissioned a study on the images propagated by Bing from AntiToxin Technologies, an Israeli startup focused on online safety, in…Read more...
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Yes, You Will Love This Hilarious Star Wars Video

They’re two of the first words we ever learn. We use them every day and, in many cases, probably don’t even think about it. They can be used to agree to life-changing events or get out of horrible situations. They can also be used to hilarious effect when edited and counted in all 10 Star Wars movies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Return Of The Jedi, Rogue One, Empire Strikes Back, A New Hope, The Phantom Menace, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Solo A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Episode Iii Revenge Of The Sith, Star Wars Episode Ii Attack Of The Clones

17 Signs You Have Fibromyalgia, Not 'Just' Depression

Fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed as depression. Our Mighty community shares the signs that indicated they had fibro, not depression.
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Xiaomi CEO Looks Past Selloff to 5G-Led China Smartphone Revival

The Chinese devices maker is now focusing on pushing upmarket while expanding into Europe, forgoing the U.S., Chief Executive Officer Lei Jun told Bloomberg Television. On Thursday, Xiaomi announced plans to give its bargain “Redmi” label more prominence so it can begin to raise prices and specs on its flagship Mi gadgets.
Tags: Europe, Science, Lei Jun, Bloomberg Television

In Tencent’s Future, It Won’t Be the Humans Who Chat

Industry observers have known for a while that Tencent’s WeChat, including its Mini Programs platform, has the potential to displace the App Store. At its annual WeChat conference this week, Tencent executives took the stage to outline their business and development plans. Niche apps within WeChat, such as those used by a parent-teacher group or neighborhood grocery store, accounted more than half of total Mini Programs traffic, Daiwa Capital Markets analysts John Choi, Candis Chan and Robin L...
Tags: Science, Tencent, Daiwa Capital Markets, John Choi Candis Chan, Robin Leung

Supernova leftovers preserve evidence of a messy blowup that wrecked two stars

In what sounds like a cosmic episode of “CSI,” sleuthing astronomers have figured out what touched off a stellar explosion 545 million light-years away, based on evidence left behind at the scene of the crime. An international team of astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories to sift through the chemical fingerprints left behind in the remnants of a Type Ia supernova known as SN 2015cp. The astronomers knew the type of star that blew up: It was a carbon-oxygen white dwa...
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Ocean Temps Rising Faster Than Scientists Thought: Report

Ocean temperatures are rising faster than scientists previously concluded,
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Rockstar Outlines How It Plans To Fix Some Of Red Dead Online’s Problems

Red Dead Online didn’t have a great launch. The multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 was made available to players last year in late November via a staggered release window. Once players had access to RDO, they found overpriced guns, a broken economy, and a lack of content. Some player also encountered griefers…Read more...
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Research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug addicts

Researchers at Michigan State University are exploring the idea that there’s more to “social media addiction” than casual joking about being too online might suggest. Their paper, titled “Excessive social media users demonstrate impaired decision making in the Iowa Gambling Task” (Meshi, Elizarova, Bender and Verdejo-Garcia) and published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, indicates that people who use social media sites heavily actually display some of the behavioral hallmarks of someone ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Tech, Addiction, Michigan State University, IGT, Iowa Gambling Task Meshi Elizarova Bender, Verdejo Garcia, Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, Iowa Gambling Task IGT

Google Board Sued for Hushing Claims of Executive Misconduct

The complaint targeted the company’s top executives and committee members, including co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, venture capitalist John Doerr, investor Ram Shriram and Alphabet Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, among others. “Rubin was allowed to quietly resign by defendants Larry Page and Sergey Brin after an internal investigation found the allegations of sexual harassment by Rubin to be credible,” according to one complaint filed Thursday in California state court.
Tags: Science, California, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, John Doerr, Ram Shriram, Rubin, David Drummond

The 1 Thing You Should Do This Winter If You Want to Avoid Catching a Cold

As if you needed another reason to make getting sleep your number one New Year's resolution, priority, goal in life, and personal mission, here's this: people who sleep eight or more hours are less than half as likely to get a cold - even when they literally have the cold virus in their nose. We're not even embellishing.
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High fibre diet can cut risk of early death by one third: Lancet study

A diet rich in fibre can cut the risk of early death by up to a third, a study published in The Lancet suggests. The analysis, which tracked dietary habits for nearly 40 years found that those who ate plenty of foods like fruit and vegetables, wholemeal bread and pasta, and high fibre breakfast cereals, had far lower rates of major diseases. Overall, those eating such foods saw their risk of early death reduced by up to 30 per cent, the study found. High intake appeared to reduce incidence of he...
Tags: UK, Science, University of Otago New Zealand, Jim Mann, UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

When Doctors Refuse to Diagnose You Because It Won't Affect Your Treatment Plan

Jennifer Petorella explains why it's been difficult for her to seek a diagnosis for her rare disease.
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Carbon prices are like unicorns and fairy dust

Cap-and-trade is all but meaningless in practice, writes Jeffrey Ball, of Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance
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