Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution deaths in half

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Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution deaths in half Frederic J. Brown via Getty Images There’s little doubt that air quality has generally improved in the US in recent decades, but quantifying that improvement has been difficult. However, a recently…

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The Rise of Stablecoins: Less Fun Cryptocurrency, More Viable Money

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The Rise of Stablecoins: Less Fun Cryptocurrency, More Viable Money Cryptocurrency, Tether (USDT), Stablecoins–Earlier in the week EWN reported on comments by long-time Bitcoin bull and overall cryptocurrency proponent Mike Novogratz, when he expressed interest in the future of stablecoins as a…

Facebook carried ads from mysterious pro-Brexit group for months

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Facebook carried ads from mysterious pro-Brexit group for months AP Photo/Tim Ireland While Facebook might be making strides in clamping down on fake news and shady political ads, there appear to have been holes in its strategy. The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media…

Hackers accessed records of 75,000 people in government health insurance system breach

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Hackers breached a government healthcare system earlier this week, compromising the personal data for 75,000 individuals, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (via TechCrunch). The data was taken through a system used by insurance agents and brokers. Continue Reading…

Watch the visual effects for ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ come to life

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Watch the visual effects for ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ come to life Marvel/Rodeo Visual Effects Company One of the most entertaining aspects of Ant-Man and The Wasp was how the film played with the characters’ shrinking and growing powers. Marvel obviously relied…

Tesla’s future ‘dog mode’ would prevent humans from panicking

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Tesla’s future ‘dog mode’ would prevent humans from panicking Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Tesla already has a feature to prevent its electric car interiors from overheating. Not everyone knows that, though, and that’s a problem when people may call the cops or break into…

Google Assistant may soon have a web app for lists and notes

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Google Assistant may soon have a web app for lists and notes Engadget Google Assistant might soon have its own list- and note-taking functions instead of leaning on third-party apps. The 9to5Google team has sifted through the Google search app’s code to…

Lightweight gloves help you touch virtual objects

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Lightweight gloves help you touch virtual objects One factor that prevents virtual reality from being truly immersive is the fact that you still can’t feel what you see. A group of scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich is trying to change that…

Saudi Arabia reportedly asked Twitter employee to spy on dissidents

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Saudi Arabia reportedly asked Twitter employee to spy on dissidents Reuters/Robert Galbraith Saudi Arabia may have done more than use large-scale social media campaigns to stifle political opposition. New York Times sources claim the country was “grooming” a Twitter engineer, Ali Alzabarah,…

Lime’s Gen 3 scooter is built to survive rider abuse

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Lime’s Gen 3 scooter is built to survive rider abuse Lime Lime might have lost access to San Francisco, but it does have a consolation prize: a new scooter to entice you in those cities where its shared service does operate. The…

Watch the ‘Forza’ esports championship starting at 1PM Eastern

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Watch the ‘Forza’ esports championship starting at 1PM Eastern Microsoft If you enjoy watching top-tier virtual motorsports, you’re about to get your fill. Microsoft and Turn 10 are streaming the season-ending Forza Racing World Championship this weekend, starting with an initial pack…

Still waiting for a video game developer to win a Genius Grant

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Still waiting for a video game developer to win a Genius Grant Every year since 1981, the MacArthur Foundation has handed out the “Genius Grant,” awarding a handful of individuals $625,000 each in recognition of their creative skills and success in their…

Japan’s World Robot Summit sees a future with humans coexisting with machines

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There are always a lot of attendees at big conventions, but at one underway in Japan this week, only some of the participants are human. The city of Tokyo is hosting the World Robot Summit and it’s packed with the usual assortment…

How to fix common problems with Your Phone app on Windows 10

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On Windows 10, Your Phone is an app available starting with the October 2018 Update that further integrates your phone with your computer. It’s a “window” that gives you quick access to your pictures and notifications, and it allows you to send…

Yamaha RX-V485 review: Affordable hub for an entry-level home-theater system     – CNET

Yamaha RX-V485 review: Affordable hub for an entry-level home-theater system – CNET

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Yamaha RX-V485 review: Affordable hub for an entry-level home-theater system – CNET The Yamaha RX-V483 offers high-quality sound at an affordable price, but some users may crave better connectivity options and Dolby Atmos capability. View the Original Article . . . Ty…