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Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Still Alive, Against All Odds

Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who was born with her heart outside her chest, is still alive three weeks after being delivered. Doctors expected a next to impossible chance for survival, but the baby has defied the odds.

Medicine December 14, 2017

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds On Xbox One: Here Are Some Tips And Tricks To Be The Last Man Standing

'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' is finally available on the Xbox One after breaking Steam records. Here are some tips and tricks for new players, and for those who are making the transition from the PC to the console.

Video Games December 14, 2017

Mirai Botnet Creators Plead Guilty: Here's What The 3 Hackers Did And What Awaits Them

Three hackers have pleaded guilty to the creation and operation of the Mirai botnet. The botnet, a collection of internet-connected devices, was sued to take down large parts of the internet in October 2016.

Security December 14, 2017

Monster Bird Discovered: Prehistoric Penguins From New Zealand Were As Big As Men

Scientists have discovered fossils of a prehistoric penguin that stood 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 220 pounds. The newly discovered species was given the name Kumimanu biceae, with Kumimanu meaning 'monster bird' in Maori.

Ancient December 14, 2017

Google Assistant Availability Expands To Smartphones And Tablets On Older Android Versions

Google Assistant is rolling out to tablets on Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow and smartphones on Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, about 20 percent of Android users will still not be able to use Google's digital assistant.

Google December 13, 2017

Attention, Instagram Users: You Can Now Follow Hashtags To Make Your Feed More Interesting

Instagram will now allow its users to follow hashtags on the picture-focused social network. The new feature will inject relevant content to feeds, and it will allow users to become more involved with even their most niche interests.

Apps/Software December 13, 2017

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 Now Live: Here Are All The New Legendary Skins And An Adorable Orisa Emote

The 'Overwatch' Winter Wonderland 2017 event is finally live, giving gamers a good look at the new legendary skins. The event also brings with it two game modes and other cosmetic upgrades, including an infinitely cute emote for Orisa.

Video Games December 13, 2017

Facebook Fires Back With Unexpected Response To Former Executive Who Said Social Media Is 'Ripping Apart' Society

Facebook fired back at a former executive who said that he was feeling 'tremendous guilt' for helping create tools that are 'ripping apart' society. The company unusually answered the allegations, but the contents of the response were even more unexpected.

Internet December 13, 2017

Burger King Employee Deserves Recognition For Helping Customer With Diabetes: Here's What Happened

Rebecca Boening, suffering from diabetes, one day realized that her blood sugar had dropped to dangerous levels. She ordered food from a Burger King drive-thru, where an employee went above and beyond the call of duty to help her.

Public Health December 13, 2017

Apple Allegedly Throttles Older iPhones To Make Degraded Batteries Last Longer

In a Reddit thread, an iPhone 6s owner said that the device's performance significantly improved after a battery replacement. Does this mean that Apple is purposely throttling older iPhone models to make their degraded batteries last longer?

Apple December 12, 2017

Teenage Girl Denied Of Insurance Coverage For Brain Surgery To Stop Seizures: Here's Her Response

A teenager had a simple two-word response to the insurance company that denied coverage of a brain surgery that would have ended her seizures. The 15-year-old girl suffers several seizures every week.

Medicine December 12, 2017

Some HP Laptops Have A Hidden Keylogger That Hackers Can Activate

A security researcher discovered that HP laptops come with hidden keylogger software that hackers can activate if they gain physical access to the target device. HP confirmed that the keylogger is present in more than 460 models of its laptops.

Security December 12, 2017

Your Amazon Echo Can Now Function Like A Radio Alarm Clock: Here's What You Need To Tell Alexa

Amazon Echo owners can now set up their smart speaker to function like traditional radio alarm clocks. By issuing the correct voice commands, Alexa will wake up users with the song, playlist, or news channel of their choice.

Smart Home December 12, 2017

Bungie To Bring Back Some 'Destiny 2' Endgame Content That The Curse Of Osiris DLC Locked

Bungie locked out 'Destiny 2' players from accessing certain endgame content with the release of Curse of Osiris. The studio has apologized for the move and has detailed the changes that it will make to the futuristic shooter.

Video Games December 12, 2017

The Philippines Allegedly Ignored Expert Advice Before Rolling Out Controversial Dengue Vaccine Program

The Department of Health of the Philippines allegedly ignored experts' recommendations on the rollout of the controversial Dengvaxia immunization program. Instead of the vaccine protecting children against the dengue virus, the recipients now carry greater risk.

Public Health December 11, 2017

Overkill's 'The Walking Dead' Launches New Trailer: Here's Everything We Know About The Four-Player Co-Op Shooter

A new trailer and more details were released for Overkill's 'The Walking Dead.' The game is a four-player co-op shooter that brings back memories of 'Left 4 Dead,' with each character featuring their own story, skill trees, and special abilities.

Video Games December 11, 2017

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Controls, Specific Release Date And Time Revealed: Are You Ready?

'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' is set to launch on the Xbox One on Dec. 12. Microsoft detailed the game's control scheme, and announced the specific release date and time for the massively popular multiplayer shooter.

Video Games December 11, 2017

From Software, 'Dark Souls' And 'Bloodborne' Creator, Teases New Game: Here Are Some Theories On What It Could Be

From Software teased its next game through a mysterious trailer that was shown at The Game Awards 2017. Here are some theories on what the studio behind 'Bloodborne' and the 'Dark Souls' franchise is working on.

Video Games December 10, 2017

The Last Of Us Part II PSX 2017 Panel Teases The Game's Setting, Darker Themes, And A Pregnancy

The panel for 'The Last of Us Part II' at the PlayStation Experience 2017 teased more details about the highly anticipated game. The survival horror title was also confirmed to be making an appearance at E3 2018.

Video Games December 10, 2017

The Geminids Meteor Shower Will Fill The Sky With Shooting Stars Next Week: Here's When And How To Watch

The Geminids meteor shower of 2017 will reach its peak next week, promising a better spectacle than last year when it competed with a supermoon. Here are tips on when and how to watch the dazzling show of shooting stars.

Space December 10, 2017

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