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Google Pixel 3 XL Unboxing Reveals Massive Notch, Wired Pixel Buds With USB-C Connector

A Pixel 3 XL unboxing video and series of pictures revealed the massive notch of the Android smartphone, and that it will come with wired USB-C headphones. It is unclear how the device was acquired by the uploader.

Tech August 9, 2018

Scientists Find Possible Link Between US Tornadoes And Melting Sea Ice In The Arctic

Researchers from the University of Illinois have found a potential link between tornadoes in the United States and sea ice in the Arctic. The study seeks to explain decreased tornado activity using climate and weather data gathered over a 30-year period.

Science August 9, 2018

Men Who Wear Boxers More Likely To Have Higher Sperm Count, Says New Harvard Study

Listen up, men who want to have babies: wearing boxers might do you a favor instead of wearing briefs or other close-fitting undergarments. It turns out men who wear boxers have higher sperm count and concentration.

Health August 9, 2018

Blizzard Working On Multiple 'Diablo' Projects: Excited For BlizzCon 2018?

Blizzard is currently working on multiple 'Diablo' projects, according to community manager Brandy Camel. There were no announcements at E3 2018 though, which may mean that the upcoming BlizzCon 2018 will be packed.

Culture August 9, 2018

Sleeping For Too Long Is Bad For You: Here's How Many Hours We Should Sleep

New research revealed that people who sleep for more than 10 hours carry higher risk for premature death. With all the studies on sleeping, how many hours of sleep should people get every night?

Health August 9, 2018

Academy Adds New Oscar Category For ‘Best Popular Film’ And Twitter Is Not Having It

The Academy Awards just announced a new category that aims to celebrate and recognize the most popular films. However, critics call it a ploy to shut out blockbusters from the big categories.

Culture August 9, 2018

Verizon Offers Its Unlimited Users Free Apple Music For 6 Months

Verizon is offering all its Unlimited customers six free months of Apple Music. New and existing Apple Music customers are all eligible, provided they’re under one of the three unlimited plans.

Tech August 9, 2018

Magic Leap Augmented Reality Glasses Now Available For $2,295: Does It Live Up To The Hype?

The Magic Leap One Creator Edition is now available, offering customers a first look at the company's augmented reality technology. However, the system has a starting price of $2,295 and has limited availability.

Tech August 9, 2018

Jupiter Moon Ganymede Releases Electromagnetic Waves That May Damage Spacecraft

Scientists discovered that Jupiter moon Ganymede is releasing powerful electromagnetic waves that may destroy spacecraft. The invisible magnetic field surrounding Ganymede is powered by the magnetic field of Jupiter, which is about 20,000 times stronger than Earth's.

Science August 8, 2018

Maryland Woman Tests Positive For Opiates While Giving Birth Because Of What She Ate For Breakfast

A woman was told that she tested positive for opiates while in labor at a Maryland hospital. She was confused by the drug test result, but eventually realized that the culprit was what she ate for breakfast that day.

Health August 8, 2018

American Heart Association Finds Link Between Prolonged Screen Time And Heart Disease In Children

Parents are encouraged to keep their children away from prolonged screen time since it’s linked to poor cardiovascular health and obesity. The American Heart Association recommends no more than two hours a day.

Health August 8, 2018

Meteor Explodes Above US Air Force Base In Greenland

A meteor exploded above the Thule Air Force base in Greenland on July 25. The base is home to intercontinental ballistic missile sensors that give warning in an instance when ICBMs were deployed against the United States.

Science August 8, 2018

Samsung Wants To Make Cheaper SSD Storage For Everyone

Samsung is now mass producing a cheaper variant of its ultra-expensive 4 TB QLC SSDs, promising to make more affordable storage solutions for the consumer class. Pricing has yet to be revealed, though.

Tech August 8, 2018

Snapchat Just Lost 3 Million Users, But It Lost Less Money Than Before

Snap Inc. is still losing money, but not as much as before. It also lost 3 million users after launching the redesigned Snapchat app, which has never happened before.

Tech August 8, 2018

Amazon Alexa Can Now ‘Get Back To You’ If It Doesn’t Know The Answer To Your Question

Amazon Alexa is a smart and robust digital assistant, but it doesn’t have the answer to everything. Thanks to the new Answer Update feature, it’ll take those unanswerable questions and bring them back out once it’s found enough information.

Tech August 8, 2018

Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Will Not Be Required For Free-To-Play Games Like 'Fortnite'

Eagle-eyed gamers spotted a missing disclaimer on free-to-play Nintendo Switch games, including the massively popular 'Fortnite,' on the Nintendo eShop. This likely means that the titles will not need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, once the service launches next month.

Culture August 8, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android APK Now Available But Not Yet Playable: Here's What We Found Out From It

The leaked APK of 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android provided more information about the highly anticipated game. Apparently, it will not only be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9, and that it will be available through a certain app store.

Culture August 8, 2018

Firefox Unveils New Extension That Recommends Stories Based On Your Browsing Habits, Like An Internet Tour Guide

Mozilla wants users to develop a healthier relationship with the internet. So as part of its Firefox Test Pilot program, it’s releasing Advance, a new feature that recommends stories based on browsing habits, helping users avoid plunging into rabbit holes.

Tech August 8, 2018

Classic Skype Will Stay For Now, Because Users Don't Want Microsoft To Take It Away

Microsoft said in July that it will end support for the desktop version of Skype 7.0, also known as classic Skype, by Sept. 1. The plan to push users into Skype 8.0, however, is being placed on hold.

Tech August 8, 2018

Ruby Rose Will Play Batwoman, The First Openly Lesbian Superhero On TV

Ruby Rose is going to portray the first openly lesbian superhero on TV. DC Comics has confirmed that Rose is set to play Batwoman in an upcoming Arrowverse crossover event.

Culture August 7, 2018

The Palm Reboot Phone Gets Spotted In FCC Filing, But Don’t Get Excited Yet

Palm is trying to stage a comeback with a new phone that’ll blow everyone’s socks off. Well, not exactly — new filings reveal it might be nowhere near the flagship level.

Tech August 7, 2018

Earth At Risk Of Heading Into Hothouse State: Here’s The Potential Aftermath

According to a new perspective article by scientists, if global warming isn’t curbed any time soon, we might eventually enter a ‘hothouse Earth.’ Rising temperatures will apparently trigger a series of events that will bring Earth into hothouse conditions.

Science August 7, 2018

Women Are More Likely To Survive Heart Attacks If Their Doctor Is A Woman, Too

A female doctor might be better than male doctors at treating female heart attack patients, according to a new study. It brings to light the issue of gender diversity in the emergency room.

Health August 7, 2018

Apple Makes It Easier For Windows Users To Migrate To macOS Mojave With Improved Migration Utility Tool

Windows users thinking of switching to macOS will be able to transfer all their files more easily, including data from third-party apps. macOS Mojave will reportedly include an improved Migration Utility tool that’ll offer a no-frills solution for Mac switchers.

Tech August 7, 2018

Lyme Disease Detected In All 50 States: Protect Yourself From The Tick-Borne Illness

Lyme disease, the tick-borne illness, is now found across all 50 states of the USA. This means that even people in places where Lyme disease was traditionally not a problem should start learning how to protect themselves from being infected.

Health August 7, 2018

Is Facebook Really Asking For Your Banking Information?

Facebook is not asking for your banking data, contrary to what reports claim. Rather, it’s working with banks to bring banking features over to Messenger via a chatbot.

Tech August 7, 2018

Fallout 76 Beta Will Include The Full Game, But It Won't Be On Steam

The 'Fallout 76' beta FAQ revealed that testers will already gain access to the full game. The FAQ also revealed that, for the first time in a decade for the series, 'Fallout 76' will not be offered on Steam.

Culture August 7, 2018

It Seems Practically No One Is Using Alexa To Buy Things Off Amazon

Majority of Alexa users aren’t using their smart speakers to shop online, contrary to what third-party research firms have claimed. Worse, most of the people who did buy something didn’t try it again.

Tech August 7, 2018

Pokémon GO PVP Release Date Confirmed: Here's When The Feature Will Arrive

Niantic Labs is planning to roll out player vs. player battles to 'Pokémon GO' soon, after another long-awaited feature, Pokémon trading, was recently added. What will the 'Pokémon GO' PVP mode be like?

Culture August 7, 2018

Astronomers Discover Massive Glowing Planet Just Drifting Beyond The Solar System

Astronomers discovered a planet just beyond our solar system with many mysterious characteristics. It is 12 times bigger than Jupiter with a magnetic field that is 200 times stronger, and it emits a glow like the northern lights on Earth.

Science August 7, 2018

Android 9 Pie Now Available On Google Pixel Phones: How To Download And Install

Android P is now finally available on all Pixel phones, plus the Essential Phone. Some features are missing, though, and won’t arrive until another update arrives this fall.

Tech August 7, 2018

Dota 2 Pro Players Lose Badly To OpenAI: Preview For The International?

The OpenAI Five, a team composed of artificial intelligence-powered bots, dominated against a human team with professional 'Dota 2' players. Up next for the bots are the best 'Dota 2' players in the world at The International.

Culture August 7, 2018

Supergirl Movie Reportedly In Development, ‘Cloverfield Paradox’ Writer Attached To Write

Warner Bros. and DC are developing a movie based on ‘Supergirl.’ No casting information yet, but the film will reportedly be written by Oren Uziel.

Culture August 7, 2018

Great Style And Winning Designs: Interview With Serkan Ozturkcan, VP Of Marketing, Solo New York

Since 2008, Solo New York has been one of the best designers of laptop bags and backpacks. It is introducing three new collections: Varsity, Roadster, and Highland.

Culture August 6, 2018

DNC: Democrats Shouldn’t Buy Phones From Huawei Or ZTE, Ever

The Democratic National Committee is telling all democrats that they shouldn’t use phones from Huawei or ZTE. These devices could be used to spy on the American people, the DNC said.

Tech August 6, 2018

You Shouldn’t Microwave Food In Plastic Containers, Or Put Them In The Dishwasher, Says New Research

The American Academy of Pediatrics is cautioning the public against microwaving or dishwashing plastic containers, as they contain harmful chemicals that can be released upon being heated. The group also criticized additives that are presumed safe.

Health August 6, 2018

Reports About Microsoft Planning To Charge Monthly Subscription Fees For Windows 10 Are Wrong

No, Microsoft isn’t going to start charging you monthly for using Windows 10 as part of a new gimmick called 'Microsoft Managed Desktop.' Yes, tech publications should really be more careful about interpreting stories.

Tech August 6, 2018

Patrick Stewart To Reprise His Iconic Role In New ‘Star Trek’ Series

Captain Jean-Luc Picard is officially coming back. Patrick Stewart has just announced that he’s going to return to one of his most iconic roles in a new ‘Star Trek’ TV series.

Culture August 6, 2018

New Radio Telescope Detects Strange Frequency Coming From Deep Space

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment or CHIME has picked up fast radio bursts with a frequency that became the lowest ever to be detected. The new telescope was expected to detect similar low-frequency burst on a daily basis.

Science August 6, 2018

Facebook Prepares Rollout Of Dating Feature On Main App: Here’s What It Looks Like

New details about dating features on Facebook have now been revealed. Dating will apparently be baked into the main Facebook app, and it’ll prioritize meaningful relationships rather than hookups.

Tech August 5, 2018

How To Properly Pronounce NES, According To Nintendo Itself

Nintendo is officially ending the whole NES pronunciation debate. The correct way to pronounce NES, according to the company, is ‘Ness,’ just like the character from ‘Earthbound.’

Culture August 5, 2018

This Alexa Skill Will Help Your Amazon Echo Keep Burglars Away

A new Alexa skill named Away Mode will help Amazon Echo smart speakers keep burglars away using awkward conversations. One example of the hilarious scenarios is 'Emergency PTA Meeting To Discuss Memes, Fidget Spinners, and Other Teen Fads.'

Tech August 5, 2018

iPhone Chip Supplier TSMC Forced To Shut Down Factories Due To Computer Virus

TSMC, Apple's sole supplier for the main processor of iPhones, was forced to shut down several factories due to a computer virus. How will this affect the upcoming 2018 iPhone models?

Tech August 5, 2018

Human Swine Flu Cases Linked To Pigs At Family Fair

Human swine flu cases have been confirmed in relation to a recently concluded family fair in Michigan. The CDC recommends both exhibitors and attendees to be extra careful when dealing with pigs, especially ones suspected to be ill.

Health August 5, 2018

Pot Breathalyzer: California Company Creates THC-Detecting Breathalyzer For Safer Roads

The "world's first marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer" was developed by a California company. Several police departments are expected to test the device by this fall.

Health August 5, 2018

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