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Man Loses Left Arm To Amputation After Painful Infection From Eating Sushi

A 71-year-old man from South Korea saw large blisters appear and quickly spread on his left-hand hours after eating sushi. The man suffered a vibrio vulnificus infection, and had his forearm amputated.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2018

Weight Loss Researchers Will Pay You $300 To Eat Avocados Every Day

Researchers across four universities are willing to pay $300 for test subjects to eat one avocado every day for six months. The study looks to determine whether avocados, containing the highest fat content of any fruit, help with weight loss.

Public Health August 30, 2018

Free Xbox Games With Gold For September 2018: 'Prison Architect,' 'LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars,' And More

Microsoft revealed the free Xbox Games with Gold line-up for September 2018. Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to download 'Prison Architect' for the Xbox One and 'LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars' for the Xbox 360.

Video Games August 29, 2018

China Refuses To Share Bird Flu Virus Samples, Placing Thousands Of Lives In Danger

Medical experts around the globe share viral samples with one another to develop treatments and vaccines that will prevent outbreaks of pandemics. However, China has refused to share bird flu samples with the United States for over a year.

Public Health August 29, 2018

Fortnite Players Using Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Tab S4 Demo Units To Steal Samsung Exclusive Skin

'Fortnite' players are sneakily acquiring the Galaxy skin, which is exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4. They are downloading 'Fortnite Mobile' into the demo units in retail stores to bypass the need to purchase the devices.

Video Games August 29, 2018

Ancient Parasitic Wasps Found Inside Fly Fossils, Named Xenomorphia After 'Alien' Movies

A team of researchers discovered four new species of ancient parasitic wasps while examining fly pupae fossils. The insects were named after the terrifying creatures in the 'Aliens' movies because they also burst out of their hosts.

Ancient August 29, 2018

Here's How You Can Apply For Instagram Verified Status

Instagram has rolled out several new security features to protect its users. One of the new things on the photo-sharing platform is the clearer process for applying for verified status to gain the elusive Instagram blue check mark.

Apps/Software August 29, 2018

Spider-Man For PlayStation 4 Game Length Revealed, Plus Other Details

There were rumors that the highly anticipated 'Spider-Man' will be a short game. Insomniac Games Community Director James Stevenson shot them down, revealing that the PlayStation 4 exclusive will be much longer than expected.

Video Games August 27, 2018

How Long Do Hangovers Last? Apparently, Longer Than You Think

Hangovers last longer than most people think, according to researchers from the University of Bath. Even if there is little to no alcohol left in a person's bloodstream, there remain negative cognitive effects such as impaired psychomotor speed and memory.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 27, 2018

Wannabe Dancers, Rejoice: AI Will Have You Dancing Like A Pro On Video

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have developed a deep learning system that will help people look like they are dancing like pros. There are limitations to the artificial intelligence technology, which should be made into an app soon.

Apps/Software August 27, 2018

Fortnite PlayStation 4 Keyboard And Mouse Players Will Soon Be Going Up Against Only PC Players

Epic Games will soon roll out input-based matchmaking for 'Fortnite.' Once the feature is online, PlayStation 4 players using a keyboard and mouse will go up against PC players, to eliminate the unfair advantage over players using controllers.

Video Games August 27, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android Installer Allowed Hackers To Infect Smartphones With Malware

Google discovered a vulnerability that allowed hackers to install malware through the 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android installers. Epic Games has since patched the exploit, but it is unhappy with how Google dealt with the security issue.

Video Games August 26, 2018

If You Miss Windows 95, You Can Now Download It As An App

Computer users looking for a shot of nostalgia may want to download the Windows 95 app created by Slack developer Felix Rieseberg. The Electron-based app, now available on GitHub, offers working versions of Notepad, Wordpad, MS Paint, Solitaire, and Minesweeper.

Microsoft August 24, 2018

Make Your 'Fortnite' Account More Secure, Get The Boogie Down Emote For Free

'Fortnite' is arguably the hottest game in the world right now, which makes it a big target for hackers. Epic Games is urging players to make their accounts more secure, and is offering a free emote in exchange.

Video Games August 24, 2018

Sony Robot Dog Aibo Will Cost $2,899 In The US: Is It Worth It?

Sony's robot dog, Aibo, will be released in the United States in September, and will be delivered before the holiday season. With a price tag of $2,899, what does the mechanical puppy offer to families looking for a robotic companion?

Gadgets August 24, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Training Mode Coming Soon To Help New 'PUBG' Players

'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' will add a Training Mode some time in September. The new 'PUBG' map, which will include the long-requested shooting range, will be beneficial to both rookies trying to learn the basics and veterans looking to practice their skills.

Video Games August 24, 2018

Oddjob In 'Goldeneye 007' For Nintendo 64 Is 'Blatant Cheating'

'Goldeneye 007' for the Nintendo 64 was a game that was ahead of its time, with features such as a four-player, split-screen multiplayer mode. However, one of the playable characters, Oddjob, has generated a lot of controversy over the years.

Video Games August 24, 2018

Woman Loses NASA Internship After Vulgar Tweets At National Space Council Member

A woman's excitement backfired when she tweeted about her acceptance for a NASA internship. She issued a vulgar response against another Twitter user who noted her language, and that person happened to be a member of the National Space Council.

Space August 23, 2018

Nintendo Switch Outsold PlayStation 4 In July With The Help Of 'Octopath Traveler'

The Nintendo Switch found itself on top of hardware sales charts for July with the help of 'Octopath Traveler.' The Square Enix RPG was the best-selling game for the month, interestingly followed by 2013's 'Grand Theft Auto V.'

Video Games August 23, 2018

No New 'Assassin's Creed' Game In 2019, Says Ubisoft CEO

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told GameSpot at Gamescom 2018 that the 'Assassin's Creed' franchise will take a break next year. Fans may instead focus on the additional content that will be released for the upcoming 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.'

Video Games August 23, 2018

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