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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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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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus selling like hot cakes

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus selling like hot cakes

Samsung has claimed that its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones are selling like hot cakes, suggesting that consumers have moved on from the taint related to the recall of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets.

Samsung said that both of its new flagship phones have garnered a record number of pre-orders. As per the company’s claims, both handsets have already eclipsed the sales of their unfortunate predecessors.

Without revealing exact numbers, the South Korean manufacturer said that the early figures for preorders for the two devices showed a “double digit” growth.

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Hawaiian health officials worried over increasing brain-invading parasite infections

Hawaiian health officials worried over increasing brain-invading parasite infections

Health officials in the Hawaiian island of Maui have warned members of the public that infections stemming from a parasitic worm that invades the human brain are on the rise.

In the past three months, at least half a dozen cases of disease of rat lungworm caused by parasitic roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis have been confirmed in Maui. Many more cases of the infection are currently under investigation.

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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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FDA approves 23andMe’s genetic testing kit

FDA approves 23andMe’s genetic testing kit

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved 23andMe’s personal genetic test for certain diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and celiac diseases.

The FDA said in statement that the genetic test assess genetic risk for the aforementioned conditions but does not diagnose them. The federal agency also urged people to use their results to help make decisions regarding lifestyle choices and to inform discussions with a healthcare expert.

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A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A new study has revealed that a symptom-free common virus in infancy can set the stage for a life-long allergy to gluten, leading to celiac disease, which affects millions of people in the United States.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder which occurs when the body has an inappropriate immune response, like an allergy, to the protein gluten. This gluten is found in barley, wheat and rye.

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Microsoft encouraging Windows 10 users to install Creators Edition patch

Microsoft encouraging Windows 10 users to install Creators Edition patch

Software giant Microsoft Corp. has officially started encouraging users of Windows 10 to download and install the Creators Edition patch. Among other notably policy changes, the company has formally banned emulators on Xbox.

Last week, the company said that they would make Windows 10 Creators Update, which is also called 1703 or Build 15063, available to technically savvy users from 5th of April using Media Creation tool or Windows 10 Update Assistant tool.

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President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers’ private data

President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers’ private data

In his yet another controversial decision, U.S. President Donald Trump has repealed the rules that banned Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling their customers’ private information.

Thus, ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T are no longer be obligated to seek their customers’ consent before sharing or selling their private data. In other words, ISPs do not have to notify their customers about what sort of data they collect and share with others.

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Babies cry more in Britain, Canada & Italy; less in Germany: study

Babies cry more in Britain, Canada & Italy; less in Germany: study

Babies in Britain, Canada and Italy cry the most, while parents in European countries of Denmark and Germany have to deal with the least amount of weeping and fussing, according to a new study report.

A team of researchers from University of Warwick in the United Kingdom formulated first of their kind universal charts for the normal amount of crying among babies during the first three months after their birth.

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