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Netflix Documentary ‘Mercury 13’ Reveals All-Female Astronaut Team Shunned By NASA

The United States could have been the first to send a woman to space, new documentary ‘Mercury 13’ reveals. However, it canceled the program for uncertain reasons before it could be completed.

Movies/TV Shows

Facebook To Put Pre-Roll Ads In More Videos: Will They Appear In Your News Feed?

Expect to see pre-roll ads in more parts of Facebook than before. The company is starting to roll them out more broadly following successful trials, and perhaps they’ll soon become a staple of the Facebook experience.

Internet April 21, 2018

Orbital ATK OmegA Vying For US Air Force Funding: Can It Compete With SpaceX And Others?

OmegA is Orbital ATK’s proposed rocket for the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. It’s competing with big names for funding, including SpaceX, Blue Origin, and others.

Space April 21, 2018

Android Fans, Rejoice: LG G7 ThinQ Has A Physical Button For Google Assistant

Google Assistant will work hand in hand with the forthcoming LG G7 ThinQ. It will even have a dedicated button for it, just like the Bixby button on newer Samsung Galaxy phones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 21, 2018

Apple To Replace Swollen MacBook Pro Batteries, But Only Some Models Are Eligible

If the battery on your non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro expanded for some reason, you can take it to Apple for a battery replacement. It’s completely free and valid until five years after the initial retail purchase.

Apple April 21, 2018

Nintendo Labo Review Roundup: Nintendo’s Funky New Cardboard Accessories — Innovative Or Gimmicky?

Nintendo Labo, the company’s quirky new cardboard-based accessories for the Switch, is finally here. Are they truly innovative or just a flash in the pan? Here’s what the critics are saying.

Video Games April 20, 2018

Dengue Vaccine Should Only Be Used On People Who’ve Had Dengue Before, Says World Health Organization

The World Health Organization warns not to get a Dengvaxia shot if you haven’t previously contracted dengue, as it could be dangerous. Doing so puts you at risk of developing a more serious disease.

Public Health April 20, 2018

Marijuana-Based Drug For Seizures Gets Unanimous Recommendation From FDA Committee

An FDA advisory committee gave the go-ahead for Epidiolex, a marijuana-based drug that treats two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. The FDA is scheduled to vote this June.

Medicine April 20, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Nope, Mac And iPad Will Not Merge

Tim Cook says he doesn’t like the idea of a Mac and iPad hybrid because he thinks that not what users want. His statements go against recent rumors suggesting Apple will merge the two platforms.

Apple April 20, 2018

Google Is Going To Replace SMS With ‘Chat’: Here’s How It Works

Google plans to retire SMS texting in favor of RCS, a more dynamic form of text messaging. It’s relying on more than 50 carriers around the world, plus several smartphone manufacturers, to adopt the technology.

Google April 20, 2018

New Theory Suggests Violent History Behind The Creation Of Mars’s Two Moons

Phobos and Deimos may have formed following a collision between Mars and an object the size of asteroid Ceres. A new model suggests ejecta from the event lead to the creation of the two moons.

Space April 20, 2018

WhatsApp Gets ‘Dismiss As Admin’ Feature: Here’s What It Does

WhatsApp gets two new much-needed features. The first lets users remove a member’s administrator privileges without kicking them out of the group, and the second lets them pin high priority notifications at the top.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

Most Southwest Flight 1380 Passengers Used Oxygen Masks Incorrectly: Here's How To Do It Properly During Emergency

Passengers of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 shared how not to wear an oxygen mask. Listen to the instructions carefully to avoid passing out during an emergency landing.

Business Tech April 19, 2018

Facebook Allegedly Planning To Build Its Own Processors: What This Means For You

Mirroring Apple, Facebook is reportedly going to be developing its own processors for future hardware products. Offerings such as the Oculus Go and its planned smart speakers stand to benefit from in-house chips.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

There Are Now 100 Million Amazon Prime Members: Should You Join Too?

Amazon Prime now boasts 100 million members, a stunning achievement for Jeff Bezos’s company. Here are just some of the perks you’ll get when you join the $99-a-year program.

Internet April 19, 2018

You Can Now Create Your Own Face Filters On Snapchat

Snapchat finally opens up its Lens Studio platform to let creators develop their custom face filters, aside from World Lenses. The company is releasing a handful of new templates to play around with.

Apps/Software April 18, 2018

Scientists Just Created An Enzyme That Eats Plastic, And It Was By Accident

By applying tweaks to a bacteria that can eat plastic, researchers accidentally produced an enzyme that can break down plastic in a much faster rate. The groundbreaking study could pave the way for more effective ways to fight plastic pollution.

Earth/Environment April 18, 2018

A New Treatment For Hard-To-Treat Migraine May Finally Be Here

A new, more effective migraine drug may be on the way. It’s called erenumab, and in a series of tests, it cut down the frequency of headaches among migraine sufferers by half.

Medicine April 18, 2018

Samsung Rumored To Have Finished Galaxy S10 Design: Won’t Be The Foldable Smartphone Of Your Dreams

The Galaxy S10 won’t be the foldable smartphone long rumored to be in development. Instead, it’ll be just like a Galaxy S9 but with a front-facing 3D camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 18, 2018

A Seizure Drug Made From Marijuana Is This Close To Getting FDA Approval

GW Pharmaceuticals awaits FDA approval for Epidiolex, which contains an element derived from cannabis. It will treat children suffering from two rare forms of epilepsy by making their seizures less frequent.

Medicine April 18, 2018

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