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MS Paint Is Going Away ... To The Windows Store As A Free Downloadable App

Microsoft just instantly made everyone calm. The company has now confirmed that MS Paint isn’t going anywhere – users will be able to download it for free from the Windows Store.

TECH

Flash Gets A Death Date As Adobe Announces Plans To Stop Update, Distribution In 2020

What had once been the most important plugin people downloaded to use the internet will meet its death soon. That’s right, Adobe just announced that it will stop supporting Flash updates by 2020.

TECH

Xbox Games With Gold August 2017: 'Bayonetta' Returns, 'Slime Rancher' Launches, And More

The free Games with Gold for August 2017 include the return of 'Bayonetta' through the Xbox Backward Compatibility program and the console debut of 'Slime Rancher.' 'Trials Fusion' and 'Red Faction: Armageddon' are also part of the lineup.

CULTURE

Apple Will Build 'Three Big Plants' In The United States, Says President Trump

President Donald Trump said that Apple CEO Tim Cook promised to build 'three big plants' in the United States. No further details were revealed, but the move will help revive the country's manufacturing industry.

TECH

Rumor: Google Pixel 2 To Become The First Phone With A Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 Chip

Rumors already plague Google’s forthcoming follow-up to the Pixel, and the newest one suggests something interesting in terms of the phone’s power that conflicts with other reports. New rumors now say the Pixel 2 will ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836.

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Xbox One X Preorders To Start Very Soon: Do You Have $499 Ready?

There is no date yet for the launch of preorders for the Xbox One X, but that should come very soon. According to Xbox head Phil Spencer, the console has already received all the necessary approvals.

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The 'Pokémon GO' Fest In Chicago Was A Disaster: Tickets Were Refunded As Connectivity Issues Plagued The Mobile Game

Technical issues turned the 'Pokémon GO' Fest in Grant Park, Chicago into a disaster. The silver lining, no matter how thin, is that Legendary Pokémon have finally been added to the mobile game.

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Microsoft Will Build A Second-Generation HoloLens With An Artificial Intelligence Chip Focused On Machine Learning

Microsoft plans to make the next HoloLens a heck of a lot smarter. The second-gen mixed reality device will feature a standalone AI-powered chip onboard, which will focus on machine learning and neural networks.

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Mysterious Mac Malware Goes Undetected For Several Years: With FruitFly Around, Apple Fans Are Not As Safe As They Thought

Synack chief security researcher Patrick Wardle shed more light on FruitFly, a mysterious malware that has infected Mac computers for at least five years. According to Wardle, the malware was created probably for 'perverse reasons.'

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Bungie Extends ‘Destiny 2’ Open Beta, Game Director Calls It An 'Extremely Small Slice’

Bungie just extended the 'Destiny 2' open beta, now set to end July 25. Despite the sheer scope of the beta, the game director says it’s just a small part of a much larger parcel.

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The Roomba Could Soon Invade Your Privacy: iRobot Wants To Sell Your Home's Maps

Colin Angle, the CEO of Roomba maker iRobot, revealed plans to sell the home mapping data collected by the cleaning robot to tech companies. The data will help improve smart home devices but possibly at the cost of user privacy.

TECH

One Way Money Can Buy Happiness, According To Science

If you think money can't buy happiness, think again. A new study reveals the benefits of buying time, such as paying someone to do household tasks, for greater life satisfaction.

HEALTH

Walmart Now Canceling Super NES Classic Edition Preorders: Turns Out It Went Live By Mistake

Walmart has begun canceling Super NES Classic Edition preorders, much to the frustration of customers. A service representative says it’s because of a website error that caused preorders to go live earlier than intended.

CULTURE

Google Rolls Out Last Android O Developer Preview: When Is The Android O Public Release?

Google has rolled out the fourth and final developer preview for Android O. The last beta version of the operating system does not contain any major changes, but it signals that Android O will be launched very soon.

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Giant Fish Species Eluded Scientists For Centuries: Here's How It Was Discovered

The new species of sunfish dubbed Hoodwinker has been hiding in plain sight for centuries. Here's how researchers tapped social media and used pictures, old publications, and museum collections to describe the new species of giant fish.

SCIENCE

These Might Have Happened If The Apollo Space Program Continued

Since astronaut Gene Cernan stepped back into the Apollo 17 lander back in 1972, no human has set foot on the moon again. Learn what could have happened if the Apollo program continued and proceeded with its space missions.

SCIENCE

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11 Beta 4: Revamped Icons, Updated Notification Center, And Everything New

Heads up, developers: Apple has officially rolled out beta 4 of iOS 11, bringing over several much-needed features to the notification center, settings, and more. A public beta release is expected later this week.

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Want To Be A Citizen Scientist For Total Solar Eclipse 2017? Here’s How

NASA urges the public to be citizen scientists for a day during the total solar eclipse 2017. All one needs is a smartphone, a thermometer, and to download the free GLOBE Observer app to be part of the initiative.

SCIENCE

Moon Interior May Hold More Water Than Previously Thought

Satellite data suggest that the interior of the moon may hold substantial amounts of water. What are the implications of the findings on future moon missions and our understanding of the early history of Earth’s natural satellite?

SCIENCE

Gundam Versus Open Beta Coming Soon To Test Worldwide Multiplayer; Preorder Bonuses Revealed

Bandai Namco revealed that an open beta will soon be launched for 'Gundam Versus,' a PlayStation 4 fighting game featuring the massive robots of the 'Gundam' anime series. The mech battler will arrive in North America on Sept. 29.

CULTURE July 24, 2017

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Confirmed In Apple Lawsuit Documents: When Will The Chipset Be Ready?

Qualcomm has not officially announced the Snapdragon 845, but the processor has been inadvertently confirmed in a document that supports the chipmaker's complaints against Apple. Qualcomm and Apple are currently locked in a legal battle, with no end in sight.

TECH July 24, 2017

iPhone 4S Started Fire At Wisconsin Home: Serious Issue For Apple, Or Isolated Incident?

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Apple for a fire in her Wisconsin home that was allegedly started by an iPhone 4S. Should current iPhone 4S owners start to worry, or is this just an isolated incident?

TECH July 24, 2017

4-Year-Old Boy Contracted Flesh-Eating Disease After He Bumped His Head

Four-year-old Rhys Pritchard sustained a small cut above his eye after bumping his head. The problem went worse when he started to show symptoms of necrotising fasciitis, more commonly known as flesh-eating disease.

HEALTH July 24, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Leaked In Photos: Is It A Good Alternative To The Galaxy Note 8?

Leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active provide a closer look at what the rugged smartphone looks like. For users who are always outdoors, the device could be a good alternative to the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

TECH July 24, 2017

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Remove Several Features: MS Paint, Screen Savers On The Chopping Block

Microsoft will remove or deprecate 22 Windows 10 features upon the release of the Fall Creators Update, expected to be in September. Among the features that are on the chopping block are MS Paint and screen savers.

TECH July 24, 2017

New Giant Sunfish Species 'Hoodwinker' First To Be Discovered After More Than 100 Years

The newly named Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta) has evaded scientists for centuries. How was it discovered and what makes it different from the Mola mola and Mola ramsayi sunfish species?

SCIENCE July 24, 2017

Super NES Classic Edition Preorders To Be Available Via Target

The Super NES Classic Edition sold out immediately after becoming available for preorder on Walmart, perhaps a forewarning of, once again, a broader supply problem for Nintendo. Target, however, has promised to open preorders soon.

CULTURE July 24, 2017

On Shark Week: How To Survive A Scary Shark Attack

On Shark Week 2017, how to survive a shark attack remains very relevant and entails the valuable trait of aggressiveness. Here are also some expert tips on how to prevent shark encounters in the first place.

SCIENCE July 24, 2017

3 New Toad Species Are Just Discovered In Nevada, And They Are Already Under Threat

Three new toad species emerged in Nevada’s Great Basin from a 10-year survey, and things aren't looking so good for all of them. The newly discovered Dixie Valley toad is deemed already threatened by a proposed geothermal energy project.

SCIENCE July 24, 2017

VR Application Simulates Infant Emergency Scenarios For Medical Training

Virtual Reality transforms medical training with a new application that aims to prepare doctors for infant emergencies. Oculus wants to continue doing similar educational projects.

TECH July 24, 2017

NASA Uploads Archive Videos Of Air And Space Vehicles On YouTube

NASA releases hundreds of aircraft test flights and failure videos from its archive on YouTube. About 500 videos will be made available to the public.

SCIENCE July 24, 2017

Moto Z2 Force Looks Stunning In Leaked Real-Life Photos, But Here's Why Not Everyone Wants It

Leaked images of the Moto Z2 Force have now surfaced ahead of its official reveal, showcasing the handset’s key specs. Some aspects of the phone, however, might be a dealbreaker for many.

TECH July 24, 2017

Splatoon 2 amiibo Guide: How To Unlock Special Gears

Dust off your old Splatoon amiibo, folks! 'Splatoon 2' has now been officially released for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s how to get all special gear sets if you have the compatible amiibo.

CULTURE July 24, 2017

Verizon Throttled Netflix And YouTube Due To 'Video Optimization Test,' Company Admits

Verizon has officially admitted to capping speeds of video services on its network, shrinking it down to 10 Mbps for some customers. Though it calls them optimization tests, people have expressed how this is one effect of net neutrality’s dissolution.

TECH July 23, 2017

Pokémon GO Guide: How To Catch The Legendary Pokémon Articuno And Lugia

Niantic has finally granted an eternity-long wish for many 'Pokémon GO' players: to put Legendary Pokémon in the game. If you’re aching to catch them all, especially Lugia and Articuno, then read on.

CULTURE July 23, 2017

This Week's Top Samsung Galaxy Note 8 News: Aug. 23 Launch, Closer Looks, Bixby-Powered Accessory, And Possible Colors

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 finally has an official launch date, further intensifying the hype surrounding the device. What else did we find out about the upcoming smartphone this week?

TECH July 23, 2017

Netflix's New 'The Defenders' Trailer Debuts, Wows Audience At San Diego Comic-Con

The trailer for 'The Defenders' just debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, grouping together lead vigilantes from the Marvel universe on Netflix. The show starts streaming on Aug. 18.

CULTURE July 23, 2017

Boy Finds 1.2 million-year-old Stegomastodon Bones: Other Chance Prehistoric Fossil Discoveries

A 9-year-old kid from New Mexico literally stumbled upon a 1.2 million-year-old stegomastodon fossil while playing with his siblings. Here are some other incredible and interesting accidental fossil finds.

SCIENCE July 23, 2017

War Veteran Can Keep Ducks To Relieve PTSD: City Council

The West Lafayette city council voted to let a war veteran keep his ducks despite a city ordinance barring farm animals in properties. The war veteran takes care of the ducks as a form of therapy for his PTSD.

HEALTH July 23, 2017

NASA Warns Of Unsafe Eclipse Glasses: How To Tell You Have Bought One That Meets Viewing Standards

NASA warned of unsafe solar eclipse glasses, which can cause vision problems. Here are the things that people should look for when buying eclipse sunglasses for watching Aug. 21 eclipse.

SCIENCE July 23, 2017

Man Recovers After Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria On Hike

A Florida man finally recovers after battling flesh-eating bacteria contracted from a hike in New Hampshire. Health experts say blaming Mount Garfield is an inaccurate assumption.

HEALTH July 23, 2017

Pairing Sugary Drinks With High Protein Meals Makes You Store More Fat: Study

USDA funded research finds bad news with high protein meal and high sugar drink pairings. As it turns out, combining these two could lead to more fat storage and salty food cravings.

HEALTH July 22, 2017

SDSU Commences Ground Breaking To Begin Construction Of 800-Mile Underground Neutrino Facility

South Dakota State University has broken ground to begin excavation for its planned Neutrino research facility. Excavation for the deep underground facility could take 10 years to finish.

SCIENCE July 22, 2017

New Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Renders Give A Closer Look At The Upcoming Phablet

A new set of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 renders have now surfaced, showing the handset’s alleged final design. The Infinity Display is pretty much a shoo-in, as is the S Pen and what looks to be the Bixby key.

TECH July 22, 2017

Silent Echo Lets You Chat With Amazon's Alexa On Slack

A company called Bespoken has made a Slackbot called Silent Echo, which is perfect for users who don’t like talking to their Alexa device that much. That’s right, Silent Echo lets you make commands to Alexa just by typing.

TECH July 22, 2017

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