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Google Will Now Recommend Events Near You Based On Your Interests

Google is making it easier for users to check out what’s happening around town. Search now displays nearby events in a clean, convenient layout, and it brings up personalized recommendations as well.

Tech July 27, 2018

New Nintendo Labo Kit Announced: Check Out These Car, Plane, And Submarine Toy-Cons

Nintendo just showcased a bunch of new Toy-Cons that’ll be part of the forthcoming Vehicle Kit for Nintendo Labo. At $70, players get a car, an airplane, and a submarine, plus a promising new game to try them all on.

Culture July 27, 2018

Fortnite For Android To Be Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Exclusive, But Only For A Little While

Epic Games is finally bringing ‘Fortnite’ to Android — as a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 exclusive. Samsung’s latest handset will apparently be marketed as a gaming beast, and it’ll need Fortnite as proof.

Tech July 27, 2018

Yellowstone Super-Volcano Created By Ancient Slab Of Oceanic Crust Wedged Under North America

30 million years ago, an oceanic crust went under the North American continent and broke into pieces. The pieces melted into the mantle, causing hot material to rise to the crust to create the Yellowstone Super-Volcano.

Science July 27, 2018

Mass Mortality Of Sea Turtles In Florida Likely Caused By Longest Red Tide Event Since 2006

Almost a hundred stranded sea turtles have been recovered in beaches around Southwest Florida, possibly because of an ongoing algal bloom. The organism responsible for the red tide is notorious for causing massive fish kills and human respiratory problems.

Science July 27, 2018

New Jersey Woman Strangles Rabid Fox That Attacked And Bit Her

In an escape attempt, a New Jersey woman strangled the rabid fox that had already bitten her multiple times. In 2015 alone, there were over 5,500 rabies cases in the United States.

Health July 27, 2018

Siberian Worms Frozen In Permafrost For Up To 42,000 Years Defrosted Back To Life

After tens of thousands of years of being trapped in Siberian permafrost, two female nematodes were successfully defrosted. Researchers say they are showing signs of life, moving and eating.

Science July 27, 2018

Huawei Wants To Launch A Foldable Smartphone Before Samsung

Huawei is apparently planning for a limited-run production of foldable smartphones just to be the first to come up with such a device. It wants to beat Samsung, which is also planning to release a foldable handset.

Tech July 27, 2018

Black Holes Are Surrounded By A Tangled Mess Of Fuzz, Not A Firewall, Says Physicist

Physicists proposed that black holes are actually giant balls of fuzzy energy, not the bringers of doom they are believed to be. The idea is based on string theory, which suggests that the universe is made of subatomic strings of energy.

Science July 27, 2018

New Study Shows That Humans Have Ruined Ocean Wilderness: Just 13 Percent Remains Untouched

Only 13 percent of the Earth’s entire oceanic wilderness areas remain untouched by humans, a new study has found. Worse, only a small portion of them are protected.

Science July 27, 2018

Samsung Unveils The World’s First ‘Unbreakable’ OLED Display

Samsung has developed the world’s first unbreakable OLED display, which survived 26 consecutive drops. When will it appear on smartphones and other electronic devices, though?

Tech July 27, 2018

Free Xbox Games With Gold For August 2018: 'For Honor' On Xbox One, 'Dead Space 3' On Xbox 360

For August 2018, the free Xbox Games with Gold for the Xbox One are 'For Honor' and 'Forza Horizon 2.' For the Xbox 360, they are 'Dead Space 3' and 'Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.'

Culture July 27, 2018

Einstein’s Relativity Theory Proven Right Yet Again, This Time By A Supermassive Black Hole

Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds true even in the extreme gravitational force coming from a supermassive black hole, researchers found. This is the latest in a string of rigorous tests the 103-year-old theory has passed.

Science July 27, 2018

Only 1 ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel Series Moving Forward, For Now: Here’s What It’s About

Only one out of the several ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff projects in development will be moving forward, the network’s programming head has confirmed. The pilot comes from Jane Goldman, who worked on ‘X-Men: First Class’ and the ‘Kingsman’ films.

Culture July 26, 2018

The Edge Of Space Just Got Closer To Earth By 12 Miles

A Harvard astrophysicist said that outer space is a little bit closer to Earth than previously believed. Mathematical modeling showed that space is just 50 miles above the surface of the Earth.

Science July 26, 2018

Paleontologists Bake Synthetic Fossils That Look Like The Real Thing

Using sediment-encased maturation method, paleontologists baked synthetic fossils in the laboratory that look and act like the real thing. How were they able to cram the fossilization process in just 24 hours?

Science July 26, 2018

Attention, Samsung Gear VR Users: You Can Now Download The YouTube VR App

Practically all major VR platforms have had YouTube VR for quite some time, save for the Gear VR headset. That changes now as the app finally becomes available for Samsung’s wearable, along with new content.

Tech July 26, 2018

Chinese Cold Atomic Clock Successfully Worked Aboard Space Lab Tiangong-2

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences officially announced that they successfully operated a cold atomic clock in space. What were the challenges of deploying the device into orbit?

Science July 26, 2018

Giving Sleeping Pills To Dementia Patients With Insomnia May Raise Fracture Risk By 40 Percent

The so-called Z-drugs often prescribed for people with insomnia may increase the risk of fracture by 40 percent. Here are some alternatives to giving sleeping pills to dementia patients.

Health July 26, 2018

Parasite In Cat Poop May Give People Courage To Start Own Business

Students who tested positive for toxoplasma gondii, a mind-controlling parasite found in cat feces, were more likely to be a business major. People tested positive for the parasite are also 1.8 times more likely to have started their company.

Health July 26, 2018

Google Allegedly Slowing Down YouTube On Purpose When Using Firefox

YouTube is definitely slower on other browsers. That’s because the redesigned YouTube relies on a special element only found on Chrome, but thankfully, there’s an easy fix.

Tech July 26, 2018

Apple Is Officially Removing Qualcomm Components From iPhones Beginning This Year

Apple is ready to ditch Qualcomm components from future iPhones, relying instead on Intel for the parts. The move is the latest development in Apple and Qualcomm’s nasty legal battle over royalties.

Tech July 26, 2018

Liquid Water On Mars Detected Underneath Polar Ice Cap: Game Changer In Search For Alien Life

A team of scientists have detected a lake of liquid water underneath Mars' south pole. The anomaly was detected by MARSIS, an instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft, and it took years to validate the discovery.

Science July 26, 2018

Xbox Adaptive Controller, Designed For Gamers With Disabilities, Will Not Come In Usual Packaging

Microsoft designed the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which was announced at E3 2018, for gamers with disabilities. The groundbreaking device will come with special packaging that will also be accessible for disabled gamers.

Culture July 26, 2018

PUBG Mobile Update 0.7.0 Adds Fast-Paced War Mode And Clan System

The new 'PUBG Mobile' update adds War Mode and a clan system to the Battle Royale game. Version 0.7.0 comes just a month after version 0.6.0, showing that Tencent and PUBG Corp. are serious about keeping players engaged and interested.

Culture July 26, 2018

Google, After Proving That Physical Security Keys Work Wonders, Will Soon Start Selling One

Google claimed that none of its employees have been victimized by a phishing attack since they started using physical security keys. Google believes in the device so much that it will soon start selling its own, the Titan Security Key.

Tech July 26, 2018

UNICEF: Every 3 Minutes, A Teenage Girl Is Infected With HIV

Majority of those who were infected HIV in 2017 are women, according to a new report by the UNICEF. It sheds a light on the global AIDS crisis, and how girls are bearing the brunt of the epidemic.

Health July 26, 2018

China Plans To Capture An Asteroid And Bring It Down To Earth

Researchers proposed an innovative plan to capture a small asteroid and take it with them to Earth. They said they hope to launch the plan in 2029 and compete it in 2034.

Science July 26, 2018

How Amazon Ensures Only The Closest Alexa Device Responds To Your Voice Commands

Amazon’s clever Echo Spatial Perception technology has now moved to the cloud. That means all Alexa-enabled devices, whether they’re from Amazon or not, will be able to tell which is closest to the person making commands.

Tech July 26, 2018

Amelia Earhart’s Desperate Calls For Help Heard In Radio Distress Signals

Amelia Earhart sent calls for help days after her plane disappeared, and several people around the world heard them. Experts said this is the best evidence yet that Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan died as castaways on an uninhabited island.

Science July 26, 2018

Facebook Watch Party Lets You Watch Videos With Friends

You can now watch Facebook videos with friends thanks to a new feature called Watch Party. Some caveats, however: you can only watch videos that are already on Facebook, and the feature only works in Groups for now.

Tech July 26, 2018

Teen Infected With Hookworms After Friends Bury Him In Sands Of Florida Beach

Michael Dumas' friends buried him in the sand during a trip to a Florida Beach. The doctor said hookworms may have burrowed under his feet while he was buried.

Health July 25, 2018

Hit Broadway Musical ‘Hamilton’ Might Finally Hit Movie Theaters, But Not As An Adaptation

'Hamilton' is coming to a movie theater near you. You won’t see an adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, though — just a pre-recorded performance.

Culture July 25, 2018

Rumored 6.1-Inch LCD iPhone To Come In Entirely New Colors

Apple will experiment with more iPhone colors again, a new report suggested. The rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will apparently come in never-before-seen colorways such as flash yellow and bright orange.

Tech July 25, 2018

Steam Finally Rolls Out Its Discord Rival, Proving It's Greatly Threatened By The Chat App

Because most players using Discord as a social chat app, it has become a great threat to Steam, which owns the biggest PC marketplace in the world. Thus, in an attempt to get those players, it’s offering a clone.

Culture July 25, 2018

FDA Just Approved A New Pill That Could Help With Endometriosis Pain

There is a new hope for women who are suffering greatly from the pain induced by endometriosis. The Food and Drug Administration just approved a new pill that could give relief to women who have this condition.

Health July 25, 2018

John McAfee Will Give $100,000 If You Can Hack His Crypto-Wallet

Anyone who can break into John McAfee’s supposedly unhackable Bitfi crypto-wallet will get $100,000. However, both companies have made it clear that this is not a bounty program.

Tech July 25, 2018

This Common Painkiller Can Triple The Side Effects Of Dementia

Findings of a new study revealed that an opioid-based painkiller prescribed to up to 15 percent of dementia patients can triple the harmful side effects of dementia. Patients who received this drug were also less active than their counterparts.

Health July 25, 2018

Surprise 'Metal Gear Solid V' Update Will Let You Play As Quiet In FOB Missions

An unexpected 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain' update added Quiet as a playable character in FOB missions. The scantily clad sniper is one of the game's most powerful characters, with her extreme agility and cloaking skill.

Culture July 25, 2018

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit Allows Kids To Create Their Own Magic Wands

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit combines the magical 'Harry Potter' franchise with coding education for children. Through the system, kids will be able to create their own spells, with a wand that contains a small computer and electronic sensors.

Tech July 25, 2018

'Amazing Dragon' Fossils Found In China Rewrite History Of Long-Necked Dinosaurs

Paleontologists found the bones of at least eight individual Lingwulong after a farmer had discovered several fragmented fossils. What does the amazing dragon of Lingwu tell about long-necked dinosaurs and Pangea?

Science July 25, 2018

11 Babies Dead In Drug Trial That Gave Viagra To Pregnant Women

A Viagra drug trial involving pregnant women has gone wrong, resulting in the death of 11 babies due to lung problems. The erectile dysfunction drug was supposed to help promote better blood flow to underdeveloped placentas.

Health July 25, 2018

Bigfoot: Largest Dinosaur Foot To Date Belonged To A Titanosaur

Bigfoot measures 3.2 feet wide. It likely belonged to a dinosaur very closely related to the brachiosaurus. The prehistoric animal’s size suggests it is a titanosaur, the largest group of sauropods.

Science July 25, 2018

Commodore 64 Mini US Release Date Revealed: Will It Succeed Like The NES And SNES Classic Edition?

The Commodore 64 Mini will finally arrive to the United States in a few months. The retro console was inspired by Nintendo's NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, but it remains to be seen how well it will do.

Culture July 25, 2018

Google Chrome Now Warns You When Visiting Unencrypted Sites

Google Chrome will be more aggressive about encryption going forward. HTTP sites will now be labeled as 'Not Secure' each time a user visits them.

Tech July 25, 2018

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