Leftists remind lawmakers of significance of science

Leftists remind lawmakers of significance of science

Thousands of leftists took to the streets in Washington D.C. and several other parts of the nation on Saturday to remind lawmakers of the significance of science for health and prosperity.

Renowned scientific revolutionary Bill Nye, a holder of mechanical-engineering-degree who got famous as a children’s TV presenter, served as a keynote speaker at the “March for Science” event.

Addressing a big crowd, he said, “We are marching today to remind people everywhere, our lawmakers especially, of the significance of science for our health and prosperity.”

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Exercise improves cognitive function in people older than 50 years: study

Exercise improves cognitive function in people older than 50 years: study

A review of randomized controlled trials has shown that physical exercise including aerobic exercise or strength training of moderate intensity significantly improves cognitive function in people older than 50 years.

Lead researcher Joseph Northey, a PhD candidate at University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport & Exercise, Australia, said that the review of 39 studies showed that thinking and memory skills were most improved when participants exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis.

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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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Google Home finally allows multiple accounts

Google Home finally allows multiple accounts

Many Google Home users often complain that it lacks support for multiple accounts. However, that problem no longer exists as Google has already done the needful.

Following the most recent update, the Google Home now allows users to have multiple accounts with personalization as well as neural network voice recognition. In simple words, the service can now distinguish who is talking to it and respond accordingly with that account’s information.

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Man accuses Bose of intercepting what he’s listening to

Man accuses Bose of intercepting what he’s listening to

A newly-filed proposed class-action lawsuit accuses audio equipment manufacturer Bose of illegally wiretapping a customer via his headphones.

According to the suit filed in a federal court in Chicago, an Illinois resident Kyle Zak purchased a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless Bluetooth headphones for $350 in March this year.
The headphones use an application called “Bose Connect,” to pause, skip as well as to perform other controls.

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Apple reportedly having trouble with the iPhone 8’s signature feature

Apple reportedly having trouble with the iPhone 8’s signature feature

Apple is reportedly having trouble in getting the iPhone 8’s signature design feature to actually work as it would be a bezeless display spanning from edge to edge. It means there would be no room to accommodate a physical home button on the handset. Thus, the company has to “kill” it.

However, some reports suggested that the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant maker may not be able to do so this year.

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Hackers reveal how NSA breached global money transfer system

Hackers reveal how NSA breached global money transfer system

A group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers recently released documents and computer files showing how the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) misused weaknesses or security holes in commercially available software to breach the global money transfer system.

Shadow Brokers alleged that NSA accessed the SWIFT money-transfer system via service providers in several countries the Middle East as well as Latin America.

The most recent release of the documents and computer files was the latest in a string of disclosures by the hackers in the past few months.

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Nintendo reportedly preparing to introduce Switch Mini

Nintendo reportedly preparing to introduce Switch Mini

Despite the Nintendo Wii U’s rather disheartening performance on its release, the mobile gaming company has high hopes from its Switch console.

A number of analysts have warned that the Switch could be the last game console from Nintendo should it fails to attract gamers. However, early sales figures for the console have thus far been encouraging.

Meanwhile, some reports suggested that Nintendo is considering a plan to introduce a Nintendo Switch Mini, which would actually deliver a totally new gaming experience.

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Standard Homeopathic recalls Hyland’s teething tablets

Standard Homeopathic recalls Hyland’s teething tablets

Los Angeles-based Standard Homeopathic Co. has issued a nationwide recall for any remaining packages of its teething tablets after regulators warned that the medicine has inconsistent levels of an herb that might be poisonous.

Standard Homeopathic stopped producing and supplying Hyland’s teething tablets in October last year, and notified distributors as well as stores to return the tablets. Consumers who might have already purchased the tablets were advised to throw them out.

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Nintendo to cease production of NES Classic Edition system

Nintendo to cease production of NES Classic Edition system

The production of the thirty-game NES Classic Edition plug-&-play system will be ceased by the end of this month, Nintendo representatives announced on Thursday.

Nintendo representative explained that the NES Classic Edition was not intended to be a long-term product. However, the4 product’s high demand prompted the company to add extra shipments to its original plans.

The company has also decided to discontinue the production of the NES Classic controller, despite a high demand for the product.

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