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Snapchat: So, About Those Public Stories That Automatically Disappear... Would You Miss Them

Snapchat owner Snap Inc. has had a rough go of it lately. Its stock, which hit the market at $17 per share (and peaked at $29.44) during its initial public offering in March 2017, is in the gutter—a high of $6.54 so far in 2019. It’s seemingly hit a wall in growth, and it’s still bleeding cash. A major update to the…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Snap, Snap Inc


Disable FaceTime Right Now [Updated]

A jaw-dropping flaw in Apple’s FaceTime software allows for users to eavesdrop on others while a call is still ringing, according to 9to5Mac.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Technology, Privacy, Bugs, Cybersecurity, Facetime, Mac OS, Yikes, Group FaceTime


Disable FaceTime Right Now

A jaw-dropping flaw in Apple’s FaceTime software allows for users to eavesdrop on others while a call is still ringing, according to 9to5Mac.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Technology, Privacy, Bugs, Cybersecurity, Facetime, Mac OS, Yikes, Group FaceTime, FaceTime Right Now


The Worst Person You Know Just Made a Great Point

There are few individuals in media worse than Tucker Carlson. The Fox News host regularly espouses white nationalist views on his nightly show, spreading his dangerous, hateful ideology to millions of viewers (and to the White House). To put it succinctly: he fucking sucks.Read more...
Tags: Science, Unions, Labor, Buzzfeed, White House, Journalism, Capitalism, Fox News, Heartbreaking, Inequality, Tucker Carlson


Former USA Hockey Star Rachael Malmberg, 33, Says Radon Gas Caused Her Stage 4 Lung Cancer

Former USA Hockey Star Says Radon Caused Stage 4 Lung Cance
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U.S. Charges Huawei With Stealing Trade Secrets, Bank Fraud

U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest technology company, alleging it stole trade secrets from an American rival and committed bank fraud by violating sanctions against doing business with Iran. Huawei has been the target of a broad U.S. crackdown, including allegations it sold telecommunications equipment that could be used by China’s Communist Party for spying. In a 13-count indictment in Brooklyn, New York, the government alleged Huawei, tw...
Tags: Science, China, Huawei, Communist Party, Brooklyn New York, Iran Huawei, Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co China


A Tipsy Wedding Guest Gains Some Very Wild Superpowers in This Funny Short

Who among us hasn’t had some kind of teary meltdown or earth-shattering epiphany at a wedding...especially during the reception, when one’s emotions can start flowing like free booze? Patrick Muhlberger’s The Katy Universe one-ups that experience by adding superpowers into the mix.Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Short Films, Patrick Muhlberger, The Katy Universe


Controlling Blood Pressure May Help Prevent Cognitive Decline

Research has long shown that controlling blood pressure—which affects more than than 100 million American adults—can help prevent strokes and heart attacks. Now, new research published in JAMA re...
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Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Investors are calling on KFC, McDonalds and others to cut warming gases from their dairy and meat supply chains.
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TPG Scraps Plan to Start a Mobile Network in Australia

TPG Telecom Ltd. scrapped plans to roll out a mobile network in Australia, citing the government’s decision to bar the use of Huawei Technologies Co. equipment in next-generation wireless networks.TPG, which had chosen the Chinese telecommunications giant as its principal equipment vendor before the government’s ban, said in a statement Tuesday that it “does not make commercial sense” to now move forward with the new network. Key InsightsAbandoning the rollout of its own mobile network potentia...
Tags: Science, Australia, Huawei, Huawei Technologies Co, TPG, TPG Telecom Ltd, Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty


Stunning Trailer for Apollo 11 Brings Us Never-Before-Seen Footage of the Moon Mission

Last year, the filmmakers behind Apollo 11 were discussing making a documentary to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, when an archivist informed them that extensive, unseen 70mm footage of the mission existed at the National Archives. The footage became the basis for the documentary …Read more...
Tags: Science, Documentary, Apollo 11, One Small Step In Giant 70mm


Facebook Shares More Details About the Content Oversight Board You'll Be Getting Pissed Off About in the Future

Facebook, which turns 15-years-old next week, has yet to figure out how to moderate its increasingly destructive platform. In November, the company announced that it had plans to establish an independent board that would help oversee some of the more contentious and complex issues, and on Monday, it released even more…
Tags: Facebook, Science, Content Moderation


U.S. Ramps Up Huawei Fight With Iran, Trade-Secret Charges

U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest technology company, alleging it stole trade secrets from an American rival and committed bank fraud by violating sanctions against doing business with Iran. Huawei has been the target of a broad U.S. crackdown, including allegations it sold telecommunications equipment that could be used by China’s Communist Party for spying. In a 13-count indictment in Brooklyn, New York, the government alleged Huawei, tw...
Tags: Science, China, Iran, Huawei, Communist Party, Brooklyn New York, Iran Huawei, Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co China


5 Houston police officers injured in shooting, police chief says

Five police officers in Houston, Texas, have been injured in a shooting. Additional details were not immediately available. At this time we can confirm 5 officers have been struck and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, Medical Center and Ben Taub General Hospital.
Tags: Science, Houston, Houston Texas, Ben Taub, Memorial Hermann Hospital Medical Center


Black Panther Is Coming Back to Theaters in Honor of Black History Month (and Maybe to Build More Oscar Buzz)

Fresh off its award for Best Ensemble from the Screen Actors Guild, Black Panther, the multiple Oscar nominee and highest-grossing domestic film of 2018, is coming back to theaters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild, Marvel Studios, Black History Month, Black Panther, Marvel Cinematic Universe


Apple Bug Lets iPhone Users Listen in on Others Via FaceTime

The bug allows a user to call someone on FaceTime and automatically begin hearing the other person before they pick up the call. The other person isn’t aware that the caller can hear them. The bug, confirmed by Bloomberg News, happens when a user creates a FaceTime conference call, puts in their phone number, and then adds the number of another person.
Tags: Science, Facetime, Bloomberg News


Kate Beckinsale Reveals She Went to the Hospital for a Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

She shared an Instagram post from the hospital.
Tags: Science, Kate Beckinsale


Exclusive: Chevron to buy Texas refinery from Brazil's Petrobras - sources

The U.S. oil major is expected to disclose the deal to acquire a 112,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in Pasadena, Texas, this quarter, the sources said. The plant is operated by Pasadena Refining System Inc, a Texas-based unit of Brazil's state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA. Chevron spokesman Braden Reddall declined to comment on Monday. Carlos Monteiro, a spokesman for Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro, said any communications on an agreement would be disclosed to the market.
Tags: Texas, Science, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Chevron, Petrobras, Pasadena Texas, Pasadena Refining System Inc, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Chevron, Braden Reddall, Carlos Monteiro


Periodic table turns 150

How much do you know about the iconic symbol of science pinned to every classroom wall?
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21 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Have Diabetes

These memes will make you laugh if you have diabetes.
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Alibaba Shows Signs of Strain as China's Economy Shudders

China’s dominant e-commerce company will offer clues to the health of the nation’s middle-class, and how it’s navigating the slowdown, when it unveils earnings Jan. 30. The company founded by billionaire Jack Ma has been pivotal over the past decade in helping create a $1 trillion-plus Chinese online shopping arena, the world’s largest. “China’s internet sector had one of its worst years in 2018, underperforming the market for the first time,” Elinor Leung, an analyst at CLSA, said in a report...
Tags: Science, China, Jack Ma, CLSA, Alibaba Shows Signs of Strain, Elinor Leung


Officials urge vaccinations amid Northwest measles outbreak

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis.
Tags: Science, Ap, Northwest, Vancouver Wash


The 10 Best Deals of January 28, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Gun deaths rising among white kids as more families own handguns

The shift to more families with firearms having handguns in their homes "may be partially responsible for the doubling in the firearm-related mortality rate among very young children - 1- to 5-year-olds - over the past decade," said study leader Kate Prickett, director of the Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families and Children at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Between 1976 and 2016, the proportion of U.S. families with young kids who owned any kind of firearm dropped f...
Tags: Science, New Zealand, Kate Prickett director of the Roy McKenzie Centre


Cameroon's main opposition leader Kamto arrested for protest

Cameroonian authorities arrested opposition leader Maurice Kamto on Monday, his lawyer said, after weekend protests that security forces dispersed with live bullets, wounding six people. Kamto has been mobilizing dissent against President Paul Biya since losing what he says was a fraudulent election in October. Kamto declared himself winner at the time of the poll and has since challenged Biya's win in the African Union court.
Tags: Science, Cameroon, African Union, Biya, Paul Biya, Maurice Kamto, Kamto


Lowering blood pressure cuts risk of cognitive impairment: study

Aggressive treatment to lower blood pressure in older people has been shown to cut the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a risk factor for dementia, US researchers said Monday. While the findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) did not find any significant impact on the likelihood of developing dementia, experts said the trial offers a glimmer of hope as the world's population ages and dementia becomes a growing concern. Dementia, including its most common...
Tags: Science, US, Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA


DOJ Charges China's Huawei, Alleging Fraud, Obstruction of Justice, and Theft of Trade Secrets

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday announced two indictments against the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, which it said is accused of theft of trade secrets, obstructing justice, and lying to banks over its alleged non-compliance with U.S. sanctions against Iran.Read more...
Tags: Science, Iran, Huawei, U S Justice Department, Corporate Espionage, DOJ Charges China, Huawei Alleging Fraud Obstruction of Justice


Bug Bombs Suck at Killing Roaches, and They Can Make You Sick

One of the most dramatic ways to eradicate cockroaches—the bug bomb—may be more harmful to humans than to pests, according to a new study. In a real-world test, the study found that several bug bomb brands did nothing to eliminate cockroach infestations, especially when compared to simple gel bait traps. At the same…Read more...
Tags: Pests, Science, Bugs, Pesticides, Roaches, Bug Hunt


Postmates' Autonomous Delivery Bot Wants to Be Part of the Community

Postmates' Autonomous Delivery Bot Wants to Be Part of the Community
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The Newest Pictures of Asteroid Bennu Are Unreal

The asteroid-orbiting OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has released some of its most detailed images yet of its target, the asteroid Bennu. And they’re breathtaking.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Asteroids, Bennu, Osiris Rex



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