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Study links preventable cancers with different types of poor diets

Poor diets are widely associated with the development of certain cancers, including the excessive consumption of processed meats and sugary drinks. A new study breaks down different diets and sheds light on which cancers they‘re most commonly associated with, such as a higher link to mouth cancer in people who don‘t eat enough fruit and vegetables. The study comes from Continue reading

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Tiger sharks eat migratory land birds: A study

Along the Mississippi-Alabama coast here in the United States, tiger sharks can be found. This shark is second only to the Great White Shark in recorded attacks on humans that‘ve turned fatal. It would also seem that these sharks eat songbirds. It would seem that tiger sharks eat songbirds in significant numbers. So as not to make it seem like Continue reading

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Wyze Bulb just the start, budget smart home firm promises

The unexpected arrival of the Wyze Bulb has been followed by open sales through the company‘s app, with the notably affordable smart lighting set to ship in June. Spotted earlier in the week, the Wyze Bulb takes on established challengers like Philips Hue and LIFX. The bulbs themselves are 800 lumens in brightness, and support white light only. However you Continue reading

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GOG Galaxy 2.0 wants to change the way we play PC games

Today, GOG made an ambitious announcement: it wants to fix the problem of fractured game libraries and friends lists with a new service called GOG Galaxy 2.0. On PC, there are multiple storefronts and (often) accompanying clients that launch the games we‘ve purchased - be it Steam, Origin, GOG, UPlay, and now the Epic Games Store, the games we buy Continue reading

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Mysterious ozone-depleting CFC emissions source finally discovered

Around this time last year, a study was published revealing that at least one entity somewhere in the world was likely engaging in the production of a banned ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbon gas called CFC-11. Scientists had discovered that CFC-11 levels were rising despite its ban in 2010, indicating that it was still being used somewhere in the world, though no one Continue reading

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Razer signs OUYA‘s death warrant

Remember OUYA? You‘d be forgiven if you‘d forgotten about the crowdfunded Android console, but allow Razer to jog your memory with news that it‘s about to pull the plug once and for all. The OUYA game store is about to expire, and with it will go Forge TV and the MadCatz MOJO game stores too. OUYA was one of the Continue reading

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Google Duplex often uses humans to make its calls

Google Duplex, the AI-powered restaurant reservation service which made headlines last year, relies on humans to make calls more often than you might think, new tests have revealed. Google unveiled Duplex at I/O 2018, wowing attendees with a demo of its AI-powered Assistant calling a restaurant and discussing a reservation with staff there, all apparently independent of the human user. Continue reading

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Eating unhealthy meals at work puts long-term health at risk

Making poor dietary decisions during the work day may put one‘s long-term health at risk, according to a new study. Low-quality meals sourced from cafeterias, snacks acquired from vending machines, and frequently ordered fast food items can fuel a generally unhealthy lifestyle, the research reveals, including an increased likelihood of making poor food choices outside of work. The study was Continue reading

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League of Legends may finally make the jump to mobile

Despite the ups and downs the MOBA genre has experienced in recent years, League of Legends is still going relatively strong. These days, however, it isn‘t merely competing with other PC-based games like DotA 2, but also mobile MOBAs that are particularly popular in Asia. Perhaps, then, it‘s not a surprise to hear a new report that claims Riot is Continue reading

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Consumer Reports is mad at Tesla Autopilot. Again.

The latest version of Tesla Navigate on Autopilot finds itself in the crosshairs of Consumer Reports‘ criticism this week, with the testing organization singularly unconvinced that the automaker‘s promises of a more seamless drive hold up to scrutiny. The feature was tweaked earlier this year so that suitably-equipped EVs could automatically change lane while Autopilot was enabled. Auto lane-changing has Continue reading

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NASA Mars 2020 mission is taking passenger names but not how you think

NASA may not be ready to take passengers to Mars, but you‘ll be able to put your name down in the meantime - quite literally. The space agency is offering frequent flyer points along with souvenir boarding passes to members of the public for a trip to Mars, as part of its push around the Mars 2020 mission. The names Continue reading

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This nasal spray stops med-resistant depression in trials

The nasal spray medication called Esketamine was approved by the FDA this year for treatment of drug-resistant depression - and we‘ve done a bit of an investigation. Over 17.3-million adults in the United States suffer from depression - that‘s over 7% of all US adults. It‘s safe to say this affliction affects the way we live our lives - and Continue reading

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Google Search redesign puts brands to the front

Google Search is getting a makeover, with results set to add recognizable brands and more in order to make finding your answer even quicker. The update will be showing up in mobile results first, Google says, though it coincidentally arrives in the midst of an indexing glitch that has left the search giant ignoring new content. That glitch started overnight, Continue reading

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The Sims 4 free on PC for a short time, via Origin

It‘s no secret that Electronic Arts likes to give away free games through Origin. Usually, these games are classics from way back in the day, making these giveaways good for a hefty dose of nostalgia. This week, however, the free game is quite the whopper, as EA is giving away copies of The Sims 4 to anyone who wants them. Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Game of Thrones edition: Isn‘t that odd?

The folks at Caviar got their hands on a Samsung Galaxy Fold and decided to bring the bling. They‘ve crafted a gold renditioning of the phone, a reconditioning of the phone, maybe even a remixing of the phone, in Game of Thrones TV show styling. This version of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is also aimed at fans of the next Continue reading

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2020 BMW X5 M50i and X7 M50i give SUVs a 530hp twin-turbo V8

Your SUV needs more power, and BMW wants to give it too you. The latest chess move in the German automaker‘s strategy of M-all-the-things, the 2020 BMW X5 M50i and X7 M50i answer the age-old question of why doesn‘t my luxury truck do 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds like the new Toyota Supra? To make sure you‘re never embarrassed in Continue reading

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Apple WWDC 2019 keynote invites are out: Here‘s what we expect

Apple‘s WWDC 2019 keynote invitations have dropped, and all eyes are on the annual developer event to see the latest updates for iOS and macOS - and just in case some new hardware makes an unexpected appearance. The keynote kicks off at 10am PT on June 3, 2019, and will set the stage for Apple‘s big updates to its mobile, Continue reading

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Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Of all the gaming features present in Windows 10, the Xbox Game Bar doesn‘t seem to get a lot of attention. There are, after all, a lot of programs that can capture screenshots and gameplay video like the Game Bar can, so when the tool was first introduced in Windows 10, a lot of players probably stuck with what they Continue reading

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NASA‘s ambitious drone air traffic control trial faces its toughest challenges

NASA‘s automated air traffic control for drones project is headed into its final - and most challenging - year, and the future of UAV deliveries, automated flying taxis, and more could hinge on just how well the trials pan out. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management project (UTM) has been running since 2015, NASA‘s experiment in collaboration with the FAA Continue reading

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Pokemon GO Raid Week guide: Shiny Bronzor and 4 more updates

This is Extraordinary Raid Week in Pokemon GO, and there‘s a whole lot of quantifiable data through which we must sift! Much like our previous guides for special weeks in Pokemon GO, we‘ve got the shiny Pokemon of the week: Bronzor - as well as some new rates on Shiny Pokemon popping up as result of the raids themselves. All Continue reading

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Steam Chat Android and iOS apps released

When one thinks of Steam, its chat capabilities aren‘t often the first thing that comes to mind. Still, it‘s clear that Valve considers chat to be an integral part of Steam, as it now has its very own app. Valve has launched a new Steam Chat app on iOS and Android, allowing you to always have that aspect of Steam Continue reading

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Huawei 5G phones frozen out of carrier plans

Huawei‘s smartphone woes continue, as carriers pull the Chinese company‘s 5G handsets from their rollout amid concerns about future Android updates. The company, one of the largest smartphone makers in the world, found itself suddenly facing a future without access to key Android technology, after the Trump administration put Huawei on its trade blacklist. The fallout so far has generally Continue reading

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Fortnite x Jumpman crossover event detailed in v9.10 patch notes

Fortnites next crossover event is here, and it‘s an interesting one. Instead of a crossover that ties into a movie, like the recent ones for Avengers: Endgame and John Wick 3: Parabellum, this crossover ties into a brand. Specifically, this new event is a mash up with Nike‘s Jordan brand, and it‘s appropriately named Fortnite x Jumpman. As with most Continue reading

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Ford talks autonomous autos and Digit two-legged robot

At some point in the not too distant future, there will be autonomous cars cruising the roads with no human behind the wheel. The first place we are likely to see the autonomous auto tech heavily leveraged is for delivery services. The expectation is that someone will order a package online; the autonomous vehicle will be loaded and drive to Continue reading

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