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Netflix launches new download feature for offline viewing

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:06

In a Wednesday announcement, popular streaming service Netflix said that it is launching the much-awaited 'downloads for offline viewing' option to give its nearly 87 million subscribers the ability to access offline videos.

In announcing the launch of downloads for offline viewing on smartphones and tablets, Netflix said that the subscribers to the streaming service worldwide can now download select TV shows and movies for viewing on iOS and Android devices when they are not connected to the internet.

According to the announcement by Netflix, a "download" button will now be available on the details page for a film or TV series on the newest versions of the company's iOS and Android apps. However, initially, all the titles on Netflix will not be available for offline viewing.

Netflix also added that latest versions of its mobile apps also come with a new menu item which shows the subscribers the titles which are presently available for download.

Meanwhile, highlighting the fact that the download option was a much-requested feature by Netflix subscribers, Eddy Wu -- Director of product innovation at Netflix -- said in a blog post announcing the new feature: "While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we've often heard they also want to continue their 'Stranger Things' binge while on airplanes and other places where internet is expensive or limited."

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Netflix launches new download feature for offline viewing

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:06

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In a Wednesday announcement, popular streaming service Netflix said that it is launching the much-awaited 'downloads for offline viewing' option to give its nearly 87 million subscribers the ability to access offline videos.

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Rate of Alzheimer’s among older people declines

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:01

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia among 65 adults ages and older notably declined from in the twelve years to 2012, a new study suggested.

Conducted by University of Michigan researchers, the new study showed that the rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias among older people dropped from12 per cent in 2000 to around 9 per cent in 2012.

The results of the study are in line with those of some pervious studies that had also reported declines in dementia rates.

The researchers also noted that older adults with the most schooling had the lowest rates of dementia, and that the average level of education increased during the years of the study, which was reported in the most recent edition of the JAMA Internal Medicine.

Alzheimer's is disease is a progressive disease that destroys brain cell connections, gradually destroys memory and other imperative mental functions. It can last for years or lifelong.

Main symptoms of the disease include memory loss and confusion. Currently there is no cure for the condition, but medications and management strategies can temporarily help ease the symptoms.

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Rate of Alzheimer’s among older people declines

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:01

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The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia among 65 adults ages and older notably declined from in the twelve years to 2012, a new study suggested.

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Internet Archive plans to create copy of its archives in Canada

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 08:02

In a blog post published on Tuesday, San Francisco non-profit organization the Internet Archive - a leading Internet organization which maintains one of biggest libraries of cached websites in the world - said that it plans to create a backup of its database in Canada.

The move by the Internet Archive about building a backup site in Canada is a consequence of the election of Donald Trump as the new US President.

In disclosing its decision to create a copy of its archives in Canada, a move which will cost millions of dollars, the Internet Archive said that open internet could likely be threatened by Trump, who will be sworn in as the next US President in January 2017.

By creating a database backup in Canada, the Internet Archive -- which is soliciting donations -- will essentially be able to ensure that a copy of its archives is out of the reach of the incoming US government.

About its decision to build a backup of its database in Canada, the Internet Archive said in its blog post: "On November 9th in America, we woke up to a new administration promising radical change. It was a firm reminder that institutions like ours, built for the long-term, need to design for change."
 

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Internet Archive plans to create copy of its archives in Canada

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 08:02

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In a blog post published on Tuesday, San Francisco non-profit organization the Internet Archive - a leading Internet organization which maintains one of biggest libraries of cached websites in the world - said that it plans to create a backup of its database in Canada.

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Donald Trump and Paris Agreement

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 07:22

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President-elect Donald Trump repeated called global warming and the resultant climate change a 'hoax,' and vowed during his election campaigns to "cancel" the United States' role in the landmark Paris Agreement.

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3 dead, 5 sickened after eating Thanksgiving meal in California: officials confirm

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 09:54

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Three people died and five others fell sick after eating a Thanksgiving meal provided by a San Francisco Bay Area church, authorities confirmed.

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Euthanized whale showed signs of ‘trauma’ during necropsy: NOAA

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 06:22

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Veterinary experts conducting necropsy on a juvenile humpback whale that was euthanized last week in Moriches Bay have found signs of "trauma" suffered by the ill-fated marine creature, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) announced.

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Fijian ants have been farming for at least 3 million years: study

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:16

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A species of ants found in Fiji started farming much earlier than humans did, a team of German entomologists reported in the journal Nature.

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Bei Bei’s prognosis is very good: zoo officials say

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 09:39

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Prognosis for Bei Bei is very good after the giant panda cub underwent an emergency bowel obstruction surgery, Smithsonian National Zoo officials announced.

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Adobe: Total two-day sales starting on Thanksgiving in US touched $5.3B

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 08:06

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In a recently released report, Adobe Systems has revealed that the total sales recorded by the US retail sector during the two-day shopping event -- which started on Thanksgiving last Thursday, November 24 -- stood at $5.3 billion.

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US online shoppers made $1.2B of purchases via mobile devices on Black Friday

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 07:14

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According to estimates released recently by Adobe, Black Friday 2016 marked the first-ever billion-dollar mobile shopping day in the US history; thanks to the $1.2 billion worth of purchases made by online shoppers via their smartphones and tablets.

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NASA awards water survey mission launch contract to SpaceX

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 11:04

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NASA's Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, which will conduct first-ever survey of Earth's surface water, will ride to orbit aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. The launch will take place from Vandenberg Air Force Base in April 2021.

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Raritan recalls homeopathic products due to potentially poisonous ingredient

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 08:18

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Raritan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for multiple homeopathic products over uncertainty about the amount of potentially toxic belladonna extract, according to a MedWatch alert by the U. S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Hugo Barra: Xiaomi’s smartphone sales drop in China wouldn’t impact its long-term profit growth

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 07:18

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During the course of a recent interview with Reuters, Xiaomi's Hugo Barra - the company's global VP and former Android VP - said that the company's long-term profit growth will not be affected by the decline in its smartphone sales in China.

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Some recalled toys still being sold online: MassPIRG

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 11:03

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Many recalled toys that may pose hazards to kids are still available online for purchase, according to the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group's (MassPIRG's) latest report. 

The nonprofit MassPIRG Education Fund released its 31st annual toy safety report titled "Trouble in Toyland" at a recent news conference in Salem.

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British sea explorers’ log books raise new doubts about global warming

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:06

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There was the same amount of ice floating round Antarctica more than 100 years ago as there is today, a fresh analysis of data provided by the log books of two of Britain's most famous sea explorers suggested.

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Verizon’s Black Friday smartphone deals

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 06:41

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In a recent press release, Verizon has listed its Black Friday deals on smartphones and other devices, to take on the special sales announced this week by rivals T-Mobile and Sprint.

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Nick Cannon criticizes Planned Parenthood

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 10:01

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American rapper & actor Nick Cannon, one of the most outspoken celebrities, has criticized the controversial Planned Parenthood program, saying it is committing 'genocide' against the black community.

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