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A First: Multiple states witness drop in adult obesity rates in decade

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 14:26

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For the first time in 10 years,multiple states in the United States have witnessed a drop in adult obesity rate.  Ohio, Minnesota, Montana, and New York are the states that saw the decline, unveiled the report, titled, 'The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America'.

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Apple’s iPhone 7 model will likely have a single Lightning port at its bottom

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 13:47

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With tech giant Apple scheduled to unveil its next-generation iPhone -- likely to be called iPhone 7 - next week, recent reports have revealed that it is almost certain the new iPhone will come without the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Smartphone apps help track heart health in better manner

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 19:05

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An evidence review suggested that smartphone apps really help when it comes to improve heart health. Some researchers have found that such apps aid people keep following their health goals. The apps keep reporting the progress to a user and acts as a continuous encouragement to achieve better results.

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Hepatitis A outbreak caused by imported frozen strawberries from Egypt sickens 55 people in six states

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 18:56

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On Wednesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that a hepatitis Aoutbreak caused by frozen strawberries imported from Egypt has made 55 people ill in six states.

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Dogs understand what you say

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 18:55

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A study appeared in the journal Science suggested that dogs understand the meaning of some words humans speak.

During the study, Hungary academics taught 13 pooches to voluntarily go inside an MRI scanner to check what happened in their brain when they spoke to the animals.

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Scientists find something spectacular lurking behind Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 18:52

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Scientists have got surprised with the discovery of something very stunning lurking behind one of the world's great wonders, Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

A group of scientists from James Cook University, the University of Sydney and the Queensland University of Technology have found an ancient, lesser known reef off the northern Queensland coast.

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Cameras mounted outside ISS capture amazing views of three powerful hurricanes

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 18:51

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Cameras installed on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) have clicked superb sights of three powerful hurricanes on August 30 when they whisked across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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Samsung unveils Gear S3 smartwatch

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 13:36

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At the IFA event this week, South Korean device manufacturer Samsung unveiled its Gear S3 smartwatch. The new smartwatch comes with a number of noteworthy new features, thereby unfolding a significant enhancement over the already potent Gear S2 smartwatch.

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Alphabet is shifting some Nest engineers to Google

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 14:11

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In a move which hints at tech giant Google's intensified efforts in the 'smart home' arena, Google's parent company Alphabet is shifting some engineers to Google from its Nest Labs subsidiary, which is Alphabet's standalone smart-home gadgets company.

 

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Apple sued by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners affected by ‘Touch Disease’ problem

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 13:21

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In a proposed US-wide class-action lawsuit filed in California's Northern District federal court on Saturday, owners of tech giant Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets have complained that their handsets suffer from a design defect which causes a gradual unresponsiveness of the touchscreens of the devices, eventually making them inoperable.

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Microsoft launches dedicated website for reporting hate speech

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:35

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In an announcement made on Friday, software biggie Microsoft said that it has launched a dedicated website, to facilitate people in reporting hate speech in its consumer communities.

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Apple Watch 2 expected to come with some noteworthy new features

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:45

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With tech biggie Apple expected to unveil the second version of its Apple Watch smartwatch -- Apple Watch 2 -- next month, several reports and rumors of the new Apple wearable have hinted that the device will boast some noteworthy features.

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Facebook’s ‘Trending’ section is getting a makeover

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 13:38

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In a Friday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is giving a makeover to the 'Trending' section on its homepage, specifically to eliminate its hot topics which show up next to descriptions which are written by humans.

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Google adds two popular games -- Solitaire and Tic-tac-toe -- to Search

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 13:34

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In a recent announcement, Web search giant Google has revealed that it is rolling out two popular, classic games -- Solitaire and Tic-tac-toe -- straight into its search engine and standalone Google Search app.

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HP Inc. posts better than expected financial results for its fiscal Q3

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 13:10

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On Wednesday, personal computer and printer manufacturer HP Inc. reported the earnings for its fiscal third-quarter, posting higher-than-estimated quarterly revenue and profit figures, thanks to the fact that demand for the HP notebooks has recovered.

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Tesla announces new Model S and X versions with upgraded battery, super fast acceleration

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:24

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In a Tuesday announcement, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors said that the new versions of its Model S sedan and Model X crossover will be equipped with a new upgraded battery pack -- to offer a longer battery range -- and will be capable of super fast acceleration.

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Google announces the launch of Android 7.0 ‘Nougat’

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 13:44

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In an announcement made on Monday, August 22, tech giant Google said that it is launching the much-anticipated next-generation version of its Android mobile operating system --- Android 7.0 'Nougat.' The latest Android version comes with a number of new features and enhancements.

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Facebook’s launches new teen-centric app --- ‘Lifestage’

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:19

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In a move which will enable Facebook to build a stronger base of teenage users, a new teen-centric app has recently been launched by the social network, to allow high-school students and young college-goers to connect with one another.

The new app released by Facebook is called 'Lifestage.' It is presently available only on the iOS platform.

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Lyft seeking $9B buyout, Uber not willing to pay more than $2B

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:27

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With regard to ride-hailing company Lyft's reported attempts to seek a $9 billion buyout, unidentified sources familiar with the proceedings have told Bloomberg that Lyft's bigger rival Uber is apparently interested in the acquisition.

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