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CDC: For The Love Of God, Don’t Wash Or Reuse Condoms

Condoms shouldn’t be reused, the CDC warns. Even if it’s washed with soap and water, that won’t remove harmful organisms on the condom that can lead to more serious complications for both participants.

Health August 1, 2018

Man Loses All Limbs After Getting Rare Blood Infection From Dog Licking

A man from Wisconsin lost all four limbs to amputation after contracting an infection from bacteria known as capnocytophaga. The man's body reacted aggressively with a rapid drop in blood pressure, causing circulation in his limbs to quickly decline.

Health August 1, 2018

Microsoft Begins Testing ‘Your Phone’ App On Windows 10 That Casts Your Phone To PC

Microsoft’s new Your Phone app, part of the upcoming Redstone 5 update for Windows 10, is now available for Android users. With it, users will be able to drag and drop files from their phone to their PC.

Tech August 1, 2018

Apple Pay Will Be Available In CVS And 7-Eleven Stores Later This Year

CVS pharmacies and 7-Eleven convenience stores will soon support Apple Pay. The two companies used to be members of the Merchant Customer Exchange, an alliance that opposed the adoption of tap-to-pay services.

Tech August 1, 2018

Ancient Blue Crystals In Meteorites Reveal Sun’s Turbulent History

A team of scientists confirmed that the sun was once a juvenile being just like the other stars. The confirmation came after analysis of ancient blue crystals called the hibonite.

Science August 1, 2018

Apple Is Reportedly Making Dual-SIM iPhone Models, According To Dug-Up Code In iOS 12 Beta

Apple might introduce a new feature on future iPhones. Code buried within the latest iOS 12 beta includes mentions to a second physical SIM tray, suggesting dual-SIM iPhones are on the horizon.

Tech July 31, 2018

Nintendo Has Sold Nearly 20 Million Switch Units: What It Needs To Do For The Next 20 Million

The Nintendo Switch has sold nearly 20 million units worldwide. However, Nintendo needs to think about the console’s future beyond ‘Pokémon’ and ‘Smash Bros. Ultimate.’

Culture July 31, 2018

FDA Cautions Against ‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Treatments, Says They Might Cause Serious Side Effects

The FDA says vaginal rejuvenation devices have not gone through the correct approval process required to show they’re effective or let alone safe to use. These alternative treatments have increased in popularity thanks to the media.

Health July 31, 2018

Uber Quits Self-Driving Truck Program, Will Focus On Cars Instead

Self-driving truck technology is no longer a priority for Uber as it shuts down the project altogether. The move comes as the ride-hailing company faces increased scrutiny for its self-driving car test fleet.

Tech July 31, 2018

Tiny, Self-Powered, Cell-Sized Robots Can Sense Environment And Store Data

MIT researchers have created tiny robots using electronics grafted onto microscopic colloidal particles. These microscopic robots can gather, store, and process data about their environment.

Science July 31, 2018

Dehydration Affects Mental Performance, So Try Drinking Water If You Can't Focus

A new study from Georgia Tech revealed that dehydration affects mental performance. People who are finding it hard to focus or struggling with motor coordination may want to try drinking water to see if it helps.

Health July 31, 2018

2018 iPhone Leaks: Here's Our First Look At The iPhone X Plus And Budget iPhone X

Infamous leaker Benjamin Geskin uploaded pictures that allegedly show dummy units of the iPhone X Plus and the budget iPhone X. The two 2018 iPhone models look very similar to the current iPhone X, but with certain differences.

Tech July 31, 2018

Free Amazon Echo Spot? Apparently Too Good To Be True

For a brief time, the white version of the Amazon Echo Spot was listed at $0. Unfortunately for customers who were able to order the free smart speaker, the offer was too good to be true.

Tech July 31, 2018

WhatsApp Finally Gets Group Video And Voice Calling

Group video and voice calls are now possible in WhatsApp. The company says the feature is rolling out now, and like every interaction in the app, it’s going to have end-to-end encryption.

Tech July 31, 2018

Mozilla Firefox Rebranding In The Works With Lots Of New Logos: Which Ones Do You Like?

Mozilla Firefox is rebranding to include in its identity not just the web browser, but also the variety of internet products that it offers. Mozilla revealed two design systems of 12 icons each to show what it is talking about.

Tech July 31, 2018

Large Hadron Collider Accelerates First Atoms To Nearly Speed Of Light

Operators of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider were able to accelerate lead atoms for the first time. The successful experiment could one day lead to new forms of matter, including dark matter.

Science July 31, 2018

24 Might Get A Prequel Series: The Jack Bauer Origin Story Reportedly In The Works At Fox

Fox is rumored to be developing a prequel series to '24,' with the original creators involved. It will be an ongoing series instead of a limited one and is poised to explore the Jack Bauer origin story.

Culture July 31, 2018

How To Use Google Chrome On Your Daydream VR Headset

Google Chrome is finally available to download on Daydream View and Lenovo Mirage Solo headsets. Chrome supports WebVR standards, which means the number of VR experiences on the web should keep users pretty busy.

Tech July 31, 2018

Carbon Dioxide Leak May Have Led To The Rise Of Human Civilization

The world’s southernmost ocean leaked carbon dioxide into the air, causing an increase in CO2 that created warmer climates. This led to the rise of human civilizations, according to researchers.

Science July 31, 2018

Walmart Is Really Serious About Building A Video Streaming Service To Rival Netflix

Walmart is moving ahead with its plan to create a video streaming service. It has apparently hired the former CEO of cable company Epix to kickstart development.

Tech July 31, 2018

Pokémon GO Rumored To Have Big ‘Gen 4’ Evolution Event Soon

A Reddit user who once leaked details about the the 'Pokémon GO' Water Festival is now alleging that an Evolution Event is on the horizon. The event will apparently kick off the addition of Gen 4 monsters.

Culture July 30, 2018

Amazon Studios Won’t Let People Vote For TV Show Pilots Anymore, But Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing

Amazon Studios will no longer use Prime Video subscriber votes as a determining factor to picking up shows. Is that such a bad thing, though?

Tech July 30, 2018

Next iPad Pro To Get Face ID, But Lose Headphone Jack

Apple’s next iPad Pro will be a bit smaller than the current model, but it will have the same screen size, according to a new round of rumors. It might get Face ID as well, but lose the headphone jack.

Tech July 30, 2018

Teen Suffers 2nd Degree Burns From The Hot Water Challenge, Another Stupid Internet Craze

The Hot Water Challenge, which has been around for years, claimed a new victim in a 15-year-old teenager from Indiana. The teen suffered second-degree burns to his chest, back, and face after a prank gone wrong.

Health July 30, 2018

Some Men Feel Sad, Tearful, And Irritable After Sex, Too: Study

Men also get conflicted feelings after sex, not just women. A new study on postcoital dysphoria sheds light on the male sexual experience, and argues men’s feelings after sexual intercourse might be more complicated than previously thought.

Health July 30, 2018

YouTube Dark Mode Now Available On Android: Here’s How To Turn It On

YouTube’s dark mode is now finally available for Android users after first coming to the iOS version of the app. It’s not really that ‘dark,’ though.

Tech July 30, 2018

London Spitfire Takes Home 1st Overwatch League Championship In Sold Out Barclays Center

The London Spitfire have emerged as the first Overwatch League champions, beating the Philadelphia Fusion in two sets. The Grand Finals were held in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with the home team New York Excelsior watching from the sidelines.

Culture July 30, 2018

Magic: The Gathering Card Sold For $87,672 On eBay: What Made The Piece Of Cardboard So Expensive?

Black Lotus, a card from the Alpha set of the 'Magic: The Gathering' trading card game, was sold in an eBay auction for $87,672. What made the piece of cardboard reach such an exorbitant price?

Culture July 30, 2018

Sun Vanishes For Three Hours Over Rural Siberia, Russian Authorities Remain Mum

Parts of Yakutia region in Siberia were blanketed in a chilling darkness for three hours when the sun disappeared from view. No explanations have been offered as to what could have caused this mysterious event.

Science July 30, 2018

New Google Pixel 3 Leaks: Photos Of White Variant, Pixel Stand, And Wireless Charging

The latest Google Pixel 3 rumors and leaks reveal more information about the upcoming Android smartphone. They include photos of the Pixel 3 Clearly White variant, the Pixel Stand accessory, and the wireless charging feature.

Tech July 30, 2018

Quantum Computing Discovery Reveals Time Moves Forward And Backward

Quantum scientists found that time does not always move forward after all. At the quantum level, time can move forward and backward, which means it is also true at the level of the rest of the universe.

Science July 30, 2018

X-Ray Technology Reveals Matter Around Black Hole For The First Time

Researchers found that light does not bend that much around the strong gravitational field of a black hole. The new study was done using a new technology called X-ray polarimetry.

Science July 30, 2018

Stranger Things Season 3 Delayed To 2019, But Netflix Says It’ll Be Worth The Wait

It’s official: there will be no ‘Stranger Things’ this year, but the upcoming season will be bigger and better than the previous one, and it’s supposedly going to be worth the wait.

Culture July 29, 2018

Boston Officials Warn Of Possible Measles Exposure In Restaurant And Airport

People who passed Logan Airport and went to a restaurant in Boston in mid-July may have been exposed to the measles virus. The United States technically eradicated measles in 2000, but the virus still gets into the country.

Health July 29, 2018

Parents Sue School District Over Teacher Who Allegedly Strapped Their Autistic Daughter To Chair

An 8-year-old girl with autism was allegedly strapped to a chair by her teacher. It is prohibited to use any kind of physical restraint on a child unless there is imminent danger of harm to self or others.

Health July 29, 2018

Verizon Will Give You Ad-Blocking VPN For $4 A Month

Verizon’s new Safe Wi-Fi VPN service lets customers protect up to 10 devices with VPN just for $4 a month. However, it’s hard to imagine anyone trusting Verizon again after its many blunders.

Tech July 29, 2018

Backyard Chickens Linked To Multistate Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Since the year 2000, over 4,700 people have been infected with salmonella because of contact with backyard chickens. The current outbreak has so far affected 44 states.

Health July 29, 2018

New Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Discovered By Scientists In Hawaii

What makes the scientists' August 2017 observation in Hawaii so unique? They discovered a new hybrid species that's a mix of the rough-toothed dolphin and the melon-headed whale.

Science July 28, 2018

Teen Gets Hookworms From Being Buried In Beach Sands: What To Know About Hookworms

What are some important things to remember about preventing hookworm infections? It would be wise to not defecate outdoors and avoid walking barefoot on potentially contaminated soil.

Health July 28, 2018

Facebook Now Rolling Out Downvote System To More Users

Facebook has resumed wider testing for its new upvote and downvote system. Instead of disliking a comment, users will be able to cast votes a la Reddit.

Tech July 28, 2018

Scientists Just Discovered A Brand-New Shape, And There’s Tons Of It In You

A new shape could explain why epithelial cells are able to pack tightly together as they turn into the linings of our organs. It all has to do with scutoid, a prism-like cell that acts like Lego pieces.

Health July 28, 2018

LinkedIn Adds Voice Messaging Feature Because Why Not

LinkedIn has officially enabled voice messaging on its app. Co-workers can now send each other minute-long voice clips — but the question is, would they even want to?

Tech July 28, 2018

US Considered One Of The Worst Countries For Childbirth: Here’s Why

Doctors and nurses know how to properly care for a woman during childbirth, including constantly monitoring blood pressure and blood loss. So why aren’t they doing it?

Health July 28, 2018

Scheduled Routines Now Rolling Out On Google Assistant: Here’s How To Use It

Scheduled routines is finally coming to Google Assistant. With it, users can set routines that automatically go off even without asking Google to do them.

Tech July 28, 2018

Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Will Still Be In ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

The 'Star Wars: Episode IX' cast sees some familiar faces and new ones as well. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are reprising their roles as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, respectively, and Billy Dee Williams is returning as Lando Calrissian.

Culture July 28, 2018

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