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Uber denies reports that it tracked users’ devices

Uber denies reports that it tracked users’ devices

Responding to reports that Uber tracked the mobile devices of former users even after they deleted the Uber app, the ride hailing company has denied any wrongdoing.

The New York Times (NYT) recently reported that Uber tracked iPhone users even after the deletion of Uber app from their devices. But, the company claimed that iit never did anything like that.

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Ban on trans fats linked to fewer heart attacks, strokes

Ban on trans fats linked to fewer heart attacks, strokes

People in a number of New York counties suffered fewer heart attacks and strokes after local authorities imposed bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods, a new survey revealed.

Artificial trans fats are also known as trans fatty acids, which are produced in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils in order to make them more solid. These fats increases the risk of developing heart disease and stroke by boosting bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lower good cholesterol levels (HDL).

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April’s baby is kicking, just not coming out: zoo officials say

April’s baby is kicking, just not coming out: zoo officials say

For millions of animal lovers, day begins and ends with a check on April the giraffe as the pregnant creature is showing no sign of going into active labor well after she was initially expected to give birth.

Veterinarian at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., said in a new statement that April and her baby are healthy. However, they also expressed concern that it is not coming out.

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Researchers store human-generated data in DNA

Researchers store human-generated data in DNA

As existing storage technologies are having a hard time keeping up with ever increasing data, scientists are trying to find a solution in biology rather than computers.

DNA molecules use biological codes to store genetic information, but a team of scientists in New York has unveiled a new technique that can allow humans to use DNA for storing human-generated data.

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Video of ‘Mr. Humpback’ alligator goes viral

Video of ‘Mr. Humpback’ alligator goes viral

A short video of a gigantic alligator strolling across a grassy trail at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland has drawn worldwide gasps.

The 30-second video was shot by Kim Joiner on Sunday at the county environmental reserve, which is quite popular among nature lovers who visit the reserve to see birds and other wildlife. The wild creature seen in the footage is a 12-foot-long bull alligator nicknamed “Mr. Humpback” by visitors.

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Sony to hold ‘PlayStation Meeting’ event in New York City on Sept. 7

Sony to hold ‘PlayStation Meeting’ event in New York City on Sept. 7

On Tuesday, Sony sent out invitations to media outlets for an event -- called ‘PlayStation Meeting’ -- scheduled to be held by the company in New York City on September 7, 2016.

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Sonos to open flagship retail store in NYC on July 19

Sonos to open flagship retail store in NYC on July 19

Audio technology biggie Sonos is set to open its new flagship retail store in New York City (NYC) next week. The store is located in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood at 101 Greene Street; and its doors will officially be opened to the public on July 19 at 12 p.m. (local time).

Spread over a space of approximately 4,200 square feet, the new Sonos retail store in NYC will have seven 10-by-12-foot listening rooms.

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NY AG’s office sends letter to Charter CEO about TWC’s “abysmal” Internet speeds

NY AG’s office sends letter to Charter CEO about TWC’s “abysmal” Internet speeds

New York Attorney General (NY AG)'s office has sent out a letter to Charter – the new owner of Time Warner Cable (TWC) – to draw attention to the “abysmal” Internet speeds which TWC has been providing to customers in the state.

The letter has been penned by NY Senior Enforcement Counsel and special advisor Tim Wu; and is addressed to Charter CEO Tom Rutledge.

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Intel CEO: Upgrade cycle for PCs has extended to nearly 6 years

Intel CEO: Upgrade cycle for PCs has extended to nearly 6 years

During the course of an address at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York on Wednesday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that there has been a drastic slow down in the upgrade cycle for PCs.

Krzanich said that "[The] replacement cycle for the PC has extended;" and added alongside: "Four years was the average, now it has moved to about five to six years."

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Study links Life on Earth to Existence of Rare Minerals

Study links Life on Earth to Existence of Rare Minerals

Earth is the only known planet in the universe that supports life, and it makes the blue planet different from other planets and cosmic objects. In fact, this uniqueness of earth has been linked to some rare minerals.

A study on earth’s minerals discovered that the only habitable planet has more than 2,500 rare minerals that differentiate it from other cosmic objects. For the study, a team of two research scientists, Robert Hazen and Jesse Ausubel, categorizes most singular minerals of earth, like the Sardinian ichnusaite and amosite.

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