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Apple HomePod Release Date Delayed To Early 2018: Amazon And Google Pull Ahead In Smart Speaker Race

The Apple HomePod release date has been pushed back to early 2018. This means that the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers will have one less competitor this holiday shopping season.

TECH November 19, 2017

PlayStation Store Black Friday 2017 Deals: Discounts On PS4 Games Come Early For PS Plus Members

Sony is kicking off its Black Friday 2017 sale with a slew of early access discounts on PlayStation 4 games for PlayStation Plus members. The list includes 'Destiny 2,' 'Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite,' and a whole lot more.

CULTURE November 19, 2017

YouTube Just Flagged Google’s Official Chromebook Ad, Yet Another Sign That Its Algorithm Is Dumb

Everyone knows YouTube’s algorithm for automatically flagging videos isn’t perfect, but a new flub suggests it’s actually far worse. YouTube just removed a video from Google promoting the Chromebook Pixel after marking it as spam.

TECH November 19, 2017

Doctors Claim Pediatric Death Is Not Due To Marijuana Overdose

The so-called first marijuana-associated death of an 11-month-old child turns out to be a misinterpretation of the case report. Is the report baseless or cannabis can indeed cause overdose and death?

HEALTH November 19, 2017

FDA Sets New Rules For Stem Cell Treatments

The FDA has set new rules to keep a check on regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy. The move will also crack down rogue clinics that provide questionable regenerative treatments.

HEALTH November 18, 2017

Smartwatches For Kids Banned In Germany: Regulators Want Parents To Destroy The Devices

Germany's Federal Network Agency has banned smartwatches for kids from being sold in the country, and has urged parents who have already purchased the devices to destroy them. Here's the reason behind the decision.

TECH November 18, 2017

'Fountain Of Youth': Amish Genetic Mutation Protects Against Aging

Certain members of an Amish community in Berne, Indiana possess an anti-aging genetic mutation that practically protects them from diabetes. Can a 'longevity' drug allow us to possess the same traits?

HEALTH November 18, 2017

Need Help Troubleshooting Your Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL? Ask Google Assistant

If you're having some minor problems with your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, then you'll be glad to know that you can soon ask Google Assistant to troubleshoot your phone.

TECH November 18, 2017

Apple Park Finally Opens Its Visitor Center To The Public: Fun Things To Do Inside

If you’re near Cupertino, California and you want to get a peek inside Apple Park, this is your chance. Apple has officially opened its Visitor Center, which has a store, a café, an observation deck, and an augmented reality setpiece.

TECH November 18, 2017

New Overwatch Hero Moira Now Available On PS4, Xbox One And PC

Blizzard Entertainment unveiled its new 'Overwatch' hero Moira. As a hybrid character, this new hero brings complexity with her two distinct play styles perfect for challenge-seeking gamers.

CULTURE November 18, 2017

The New Tesla Roadster Will Be The Fastest Production Car Ever Made, But It Might Not Arrive On Time

The new Tesla Roadster was unveiled after the Tesla Semi electric truck, and the electric supercar stole the show. It will be the fastest production car ever made, but the question is if it would arrive on time.

TECH November 18, 2017

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.1.2 Update That Fixes iPhone X Cold Weather Issue

Just a week after reports on the iPhone X cold weather issue started surfacing, Apple has released iOS 11.1.2, which will apparently fix the display’s responsiveness when taken out into cold weather. The update doesn’t contain major new features, though.

TECH November 18, 2017

Controversial Neurosurgeon Completes Successful Head Transplant On A Corpse

Italian Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero announced his team have completed a successful head transplant on a corpse. The surgeon said they will release a detailed report of the procedure on a surgical journal.

HEALTH November 18, 2017

GameStop Black Friday 2017 Deals: PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One S, 'Free' Xbox 360, And More

The GameStop Black Friday 2017 ad is now available online. Gamers will get the chance to buy the PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation Slim, and Xbox One S with discounts, and even get the Xbox 360 for free.

CULTURE November 18, 2017

Having A Pet Dog Leads To Longer, Healthier Life: Study

Researchers found that dog owners have lower risks of cardiovascular disease and death. Singles and owners of hunting dogs have the lowest cardiovascular disease risks.

HEALTH November 18, 2017

Puppies From Puerto Rico Test Positive For Leptospirosis

One of 10 puppies brought to the country from Puerto Rico after the hurricane tested positive for leptospirosis. What do you need to know about leptospirosis in pets?

HEALTH November 17, 2017

Rapid Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon May Be Due to Lack Of Genetic Diversity

Evolutionary biologists found that passenger pigeons became extinct as a result of natural selections. The loss of genetic diversity did not allow them to adapt well to sparse groups when their number started to decline.

SCIENCE November 17, 2017

NASA Solves Mystery Of Eerie Whistling Sound In Space

A team of researchers from NASA has solved the puzzle of the whistler mode chorus. The phenomenon produces an eerie whistling noise in space.

SCIENCE November 17, 2017

Arecibo Observatory, Home To World’s Second-Largest Radio Telescope, Will Remain Functional But With Lower Funding

The 54-year-old Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will continue its operations after the NSF announced its decision that it will only reduce the observatory's funding. The world's second-largest radio telescope suffered minimal damage from Hurricane Maria last September.

SCIENCE November 17, 2017

Bose's Black Friday 2017 Sale Reveals Discounts Across The Board On Headphones, Speakers

In the days leading up to Black Friday 2017, the deals popping up here and there just keep getting better. This time, it's from Bose, and it's slashing down prices on its headphones and speakers.

TECH November 17, 2017

Nintendo Switch And 'Super Mario Odyssey' Top October Sales Charts: Will Nintendo Maintain Momentum Over The Holidays?

The Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console in the United States for October, while 'Super Mario Odyssey' is the best-selling game. Will the success of Nintendo carry on into and beyond the holiday shopping season?

CULTURE November 17, 2017

OnePlus 5T Officially Unveiled: 6-Inch Display, Headphone Jack, Face Unlock, And More For $499

The OnePlus 5T has officially been unveiled, with a price tag of $499. The Android-powered smartphone features a 6-inch Full Optic AMOLED display, a headphone jack, and a Face Unlock feature that might be better than Apple's Face ID.

TECH November 17, 2017

Facebook Launches Standalone App For Video Creators To Compete With YouTube

Facebook has now given content creators more specialized tools for easier and better Facebook Live streaming. It’s part of a new app called Facebook Creators, which aims to build a video community and take on YouTube.

TECH November 17, 2017

American Heart Association President Suffers From Mild Heart Attack During Scientific Conference

The American Heart Association president John Warner suffered a mild heart attack hours after delivering his speech at the organization's Scientific Sessions. The interventional cardiologist is now recovering post-coronary stenting.

HEALTH November 17, 2017

Tesla Electric Truck Revealed: Here Are All The Things We Know About The Tesla Semi

Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally unveiled the Tesla Semi, an electric truck with an impressive range of 500 miles and a maximum load capacity of 80,000 pounds. Musk also announced the new Tesla Roadster, the fastest production car in history.

TECH November 17, 2017

Google, Facebook, Other Tech Titans Join ‘Trust Project’ To Fight Fake News

Dozens of publications and major social networks have joined the Trust Project, an initiative to improve the state of online journalism. Part of that effort are so-called Trust Indicators or metrics that gauge whether a story is legitimate.

TECH November 17, 2017

FCC Will Likely Kill Net Neutrality In December: A Frightening New Era For The Internet

Net neutrality will die this December. Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai is reportedly planning to announce plans for a December meeting to vote on net neutrality one last time.

TECH November 17, 2017

Star Wars: Battlefront II Microtransactions Deactivated Temporarily: Gamers Win, At Least For Now

Electronic Arts has temporarily disabled 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' microtransactions after the massive backlash that the publisher received. This is a crucial win for gamers, who fought back against a 'pay-to-win' environment.

CULTURE November 17, 2017

Ross 128 B: Scientists Discover New Exoplanet Close To Earth That Could Host Life

Ross 128 b possibly lies in the habitable zone, the spot where the temperature is right to allow liquid water to pool on the planet's surface. It orbits one of the quietest stars in the cosmic neighborhood.

SCIENCE November 17, 2017

T-Mobile's Black Friday 2017 Sale Is BOGO Deals On The Galaxy S8/Note 8, iPhone 8, And More

Looking for Black Friday deals on, say, the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, or Apple's iPhone 8? You can turn to T-Mobile this holiday, as the magenta carrier's offering BOGOs on some flagship smartphones.

TECH November 17, 2017

Mixing Energy Drink And Alcohol Poses Serious Risks

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can lead to potentially deadly health effects such as alcohol poisoning. Here are the other health risks associated with drinking these caffeinated energy boosters.

HEALTH November 17, 2017

Scientists Just Sent Messages To A Nearby Exoplanet: What Is METI?

A team of scientists and artists sent math tutorials and musical compositions on exoplanet GJ 273 in hopes of communicating with intelligent alien life. Are there possible repercussions to METI's interstellar communication?

SCIENCE November 17, 2017

2018 iPad Pro Will Be Powered By Octa-Core A11X Bionic Chip: Rumor

The next-generation iPad, to be released in 2018 according to rumors, will be powered by Apple’s upcoming octa-core A11X Bionic chip. It will also come with processors needed to perform artificial intelligence-based tasks, such as Face ID.

TECH November 17, 2017

11-Month-Old's Death Is First Recorded Pediatric Death From Cannabis Exposure: Report

An 11-month-old's death is the first recorded pediatric death related to cannabis exposure. Though other doctors are unsure of the results, authors hope to justify educating parents and considering cannabis exposure in pediatric myocarditis.

HEALTH November 16, 2017

SpaceX Set To Launch Mysterious Zuma Mission: How To Watch

SpaceX is scheduled to launch the Falcon 9 and Zuma from Cape Canaveral after several delays. What do we know about the secretive Zuma mission?

SCIENCE November 16, 2017

Woman Who Posed With 20,000 Bees On Her Belly In Viral Maternity Shoot Suffers Stillbirth

The pregnant beekeeper in the viral maternity shoot that featured 20,000 bees covering her baby bump said she lost her unborn son. What is the possible cause of the stillbirth?

FEATURE November 16, 2017

NASA Captures Close-Up Photos Of Delaware-Sized Antarctica Iceberg

The photos of the massive A-68 iceberg, which broke away from an ice shelf in Antarctica, has been recently captured by NASA scientists. The expedition was operated by Operation IceBridge.

SCIENCE November 16, 2017

Chronic Wasting Disease Threatens Deer Population: What You Should Know

The deer population in different parts of the United States is increasingly being affected by chronic wasting disease. Reports of infected deer have come in from Minnesota, Wyoming, and Montana, among other states.

SCIENCE November 16, 2017

'Star Wars: Battlefront II' And 'Overwatch' Under Investigation In Belgium: Are Loot Boxes Gambling?

Belgium's Gaming Commission is investigating whether the loot boxes of 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Overwatch' should be considered as gambling. Electronic Arts and Blizzard may be facing fines worth hundreds of thousands of euros.

CULTURE November 16, 2017

Twitter Users Who Don’t Behave Will Lose Their ‘Verified’ Status

Misbehave on Twitter and you might just get your blue verification badge removed. Twitter has started to clamp down on verified users who promote violence or do other things that violate its new policies, starting with known alt-right accounts.

TECH November 16, 2017

Google Pixel Buds Receive Mixed To Negative Reviews: Critics Call It Complicated, Unintuitive And Underwhelming

The Pixel Buds are Google’s answer to Apple’s AirPods and also a logical supplementary accessory to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which don't have headphone jacks. The problem is that reviews say they’re kind of terrible.

TECH November 16, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini In The Works? We'll Find Out As Soon As February 2018

A reliable leaker claims that Samsung is working on a Galaxy S9 Mini. We won't have to wait long for confirmation though, as another tipster said that Samsung will reveal its next flagship smartphones as early as February 2018.

TECH November 16, 2017

Pinterest Rolls Out Its Own Take On QR Codes: What Are They For?

Pinterest has introduced several updates to its visual search features. Pincodes, which work similar to QR codes in that it offers customers additional content, is probably its most important update yet.

TECH November 16, 2017

Half Of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure Based On New Guidelines: Here's How To Lower Your Risk

As a result of the new high blood pressure guidelines issued by U.S. heart organizations this week, nearly half of American adults are now considered to be hypertensive. Here’s what people can do to lower their risk for hypertension.

HEALTH November 16, 2017

Here Are The Best Black Friday iPad Deals 2017 From Best Buy, Target, Walmart And More

Various retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Walmart will offer iPad discounts for Black Friday 2017. Here are some of the best iPad deals for the upcoming annual shopping holiday.

TECH November 16, 2017

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