Hazards of Fidgeting with Fidget Spinners – Beware!

Hazards of Fidgeting with Fidget Spinners – Beware!

Fidget spinners have become a worldwide playground craze, because they are known to relieve stress and have actually proven to be effective. However, it is important to know that some of the cult toys can also cause grave injuries to children, according to a new EU research report on dangerous...

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Multiple “Critical Security Flaws and Vulnerabilities” in AMD Chips Spotted

Multiple “Critical Security Flaws and Vulnerabilities” in AMD Chips Spotted

Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing “multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors” in AMD chips. CTS itemized 13 flaws, saying they...

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Whatsapp to Introduce e-Payment in India

Whatsapp to Introduce e-Payment in India

WhatsApp, the most sought-after instant messaging platform in India, is set to launch a payment service later this month. The BBC’s Devina Gupta reports on how this could affect the country’s $400bn (£290bn) mobile wallet market. WhatsApp is currently testing a beta version of its payment app, which it has rolled out...

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Weekly PC Download Charts: ‘Vermintide 2,’ ‘Final Fantasy XV & More!

Weekly PC Download Charts: ‘Vermintide 2,’ ‘Final Fantasy XV & More!

A score of good reviews praises the young franchise’s second entry with its expanded range of abilities, environments, enemies and loot hauls. While “Vermintide 2” was first on PC, with console editions to follow for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, “Final Fantasy XV” was an example of the inverse, where...

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What is the best time to give children a cell phone?

What is the best time to give children a cell phone?

Leaving the cell phone to children from an early age has become a very common scene among families around the world. The problem, as many pediatricians point out, is that a telephone is not a toy . “We have to teach them how to manage their education with the screens,” María Zabala, a Spanish...

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A bra to detect breast cancer invented by 18-year-old Mexican scientist and businessman

A bra to detect breast cancer invented by 18-year-old Mexican scientist and businessman

It is likely that the next revolution in the detection of breast cancer comes from Mexico, from the hand of a scientist and entrepreneur of 18 years. Julián Ríos Cantú invented EVA, a bra with biosensors that detects temperature changes in the sinuses and alerts of possible cancer. The support is in...

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“Game-Industry is Creating Monsters” says Trump

“Game-Industry is Creating Monsters” says Trump

The meeting comes in full swing owing to last month’s shooting at a school in Florida in which 17 people died. The US president, ‘Trump’ has strongly asserted his views that violent games were “shaping young people’s thoughts”. However, the games industry has spoken in its stance by robustly defending...

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BlackBerry Sues Facebook

BlackBerry Sues Facebook

BlackBerry is claiming contravention on patents it holds for message encryption and notifications and is pursuing an injunction as well as damages for lost profits, although no figure was given. Facebook and its wholly-owned services, Instagram and WhatsApp are named as defendants in the lawsuit. The company said it intends...

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WhatsApp Tweaks its Features for Android and iOS Users

WhatsApp Tweaks its Features for Android and iOS Users

Months ago, WhatsApp introduced its new feature that allowed users to delete or unsend the sent messages, however, initially, it has to be done within a span of seven minutes. Having revised the rule, WhatsApp now plans to extend the seven minutes deadline for up to an hour. The ‘Delete...

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5 tanks that changed the course of the First World War

5 tanks that changed the course of the First World War

The technological revolution of the tanks changed the nature of military confrontations. And it took place during the First World War , a conflict characterized by trenches that imposed tortuous advances and exposure to climate and enemy fire. Craig Moore , author of the book Tank Hunter: World War One , “Tank Hunter: World War...

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100,000 teenagers are addicted to WhatsApp and other social networks

100,000 teenagers are addicted to WhatsApp and other social networks

What parents and teachers always knew is now confirmed by medical research: the continuous chatting, posting and “likes” become children and young people in addiction. One of the German health insurance funds, the DAK, together with the University Hospital of Hamburg, carried out a medical study in which 1001 children,...

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Geely, the Chinese company that has just become the largest shareholder of the automotive giant Mercedes-Benz (and that worries Germany)

Geely, the Chinese company that has just become the largest shareholder of the automotive giant Mercedes-Benz (and that worries Germany)

It is unlikely in the 20s of the last century Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler imagined that a Chinese company would end up buying the traditional German company Mercedes-Benz. But that is exactly what has just happened. The Chinese manufacturer Geely became this Friday the largest investor of the company Daimler,...

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“The United States wants to leave Huawei out because we are too strong”: Richard Yu, executive director of the Chinese telephony giant

“The United States wants to leave Huawei out because we are too strong”: Richard Yu, executive director of the Chinese telephony giant

Huawei is one of the most important technology companies in the world. But there is a market that fails to penetrate: United States. The Chinese manufacturer has gone, little by little, gaining ground to its rivals to match the binomial formed by the South Korean Samsung, the largest seller of mobile...

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The good and the bad of the Galaxy S9, the new cell phone with which Samsung wants to maintain its dominance of the market on Apple’s iPhone

The good and the bad of the Galaxy S9, the new cell phone with which Samsung wants to maintain its dominance of the market on Apple’s iPhone

Better camera but with minor changes. That is the summary of the critics when it comes to evaluating the new Galaxy S9mobile phone and its larger version S9 + launched on Sunday by the South Korean company Samsung. The phones have a slow-motion feature in their camera (slow motion) designed to make the key moments of...

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What is the radical change of the Facebook wall for 2018 and how will it affect you as a user?

What is the radical change of the Facebook wall for 2018 and how will it affect you as a user?

2017 was a very hectic year for Facebook. Scandals of false news, erroneous metrics and the revelation of “problematic advertisements” during the US presidential election made him lose credibility and threw a good deal of criticism towards the platform. Even President Donald Trump came to pronounce on the matter, assuring...

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Why the US intelligence agencies? recommend not using the phones of the Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE

Why the US intelligence agencies? recommend not using the phones of the Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE

Huawei, the Chinese giant of the cell phone and telecommunications equipment industry, is finding it increasingly difficult to compete in the US market. This week, the heads of the main intelligence agencies of the United States indicated that they do not advise the use of smartphones of the Chinese brands Huawei...

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How is the supermadera, the very resistant material that can be used instead of steel

How is the supermadera, the very resistant material that can be used instead of steel

A wood 12 times stronger than natural wood and stronger than many titanium alloys. It is the “supermadera”, developed by engineers from the University of Maryland , in the United States, who found a way to treat the wood that makes it as strong as steel. “We found a promising solution in...

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The lucrative business of positive opinions on the internet (and how to detect a false review)

The lucrative business of positive opinions on the internet (and how to detect a false review)

The reviews are worth gold on the internet. If many users make positive comments about a product or service, this can not only improve the reputation of the company that offers them, but also the place it occupies in the search engines, which is vital for any business with digital presence. “How many...

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The worrying negative effects of social networks on the mental health of children and adolescents

The worrying negative effects of social networks on the mental health of children and adolescents

When Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, from the United Kingdom, first received a 16-year-old boy who had self-harmed and ended up in the emergency room, the first thing he thought about was giving him antidepressants. “But I talked to him and it seemed to me that his use of social media was...

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How the iPhone’s secret code was leaked online and how it can affect Apple users

How the iPhone’s secret code was leaked online and how it can affect Apple users

Just a few days ago a secret that Apple had very well kept and that is key to start some of their phones and tablets was revealed on the internet. The company confirmed that a critical part of the source code of its iOS operating system using iPhones and iPads was...

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The “deodorant challenge” and other deadly challenges that Internet children imitate: what can parents do to avoid them?

The “deodorant challenge” and other deadly challenges that Internet children imitate: what can parents do to avoid them?

The death of a 7-year-old girl in Brazil has aroused alarm over the “challenges” that circulate in Internet videos. Adrielly Gonçalves died in a hospital in São Bernardo do Campo, in the state of Sao Paulo, after suffering a cardiac arrest at home. According to a text that one of...

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Redheaded, bald, frozen and even stunned: 157 new emojis that you’ll soon be able to use on your cell phone

Redheaded, bald, frozen and even stunned: 157 new emojis that you’ll soon be able to use on your cell phone

Do you feel like crying? It is very hot? Or rather a cold that is freezing you? Or what happens to you is that you woke up somewhat stunned? If so, you can finally represent those and many other emotions in your online conversations with the new emoji list that has just been...

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What would happen to you if you went into a black hole?

What would happen to you if you went into a black hole?

What’s in a black hole? Could we get into a spaceship in one of them? Jorge Luis Álvarez asked recently from Mexico when we invited the readers of BBC Mundo to send their scientific questions. We rained questions from all over Latin America (thanks!). The mathematician Hannah Fry and the geneticist Adam...

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“Human Uber”, the strange technology invented in Japan to replace people with masks with screens

“Human Uber”, the strange technology invented in Japan to replace people with masks with screens

What comes next may look like a chapter in the award-winning futuristic Black Mirror series . .. but is not. It is a new technology known as “Human Uber” (human Uber) that allows a person to “replace” another in events and other social situations by placing a screen on his face and a device that projects...

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Does technology overwhelm you? What is “techno-stress” and how to prevent it?

Does technology overwhelm you? What is “techno-stress” and how to prevent it?

It’s 7 a.m. You wake up, consult the phone and watch with amazement the inbox of your email, overflowing with emails from work. Just thinking about it gives you the creeps. Soon after, your phone rings. This time he’s a friend on WhatsApp “Did not you get that message I sent last night?...

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How the Axact case has been compromised

How the Axact case has been compromised

ISLAMABAD: As the Chief Justice Saqib Nisar-led bench today takes up the FIA report on Axact scandal due to which, he remarked, “our heads are bowed in shame”, focus on the following questions will unravel the thread of realities and how the case has been compromised. Question of the foremost...

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5 algorithms that are already making decisions about your life and that maybe you did not know

5 algorithms that are already making decisions about your life and that maybe you did not know

A video showing how a passenger was taken from a United Airways plane at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, United States, became a viral phenomenon last April. The video was bad publicity for the US airline, whose employees wanted the man in question, a doctor named David Dao, to vacate his...

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3 free applications that turn your face into “animojis” (and you can use even if you do not have iPhone X)

3 free applications that turn your face into “animojis” (and you can use even if you do not have iPhone X)

Since the emojis arrived on WhatsApp and social networks like Facebook or Instagram, the popularity of these little ideograms has not stopped growing. Maybe that’s why one of the most commented news of iPhone X, Apple’s latest smartphone , were the “animojis”. They are a kind of virtual avatars created from expressions using 3D technology...

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What the 7 privacy principles of Facebook say that the social network has just revealed for the first time (and how to take advantage of them)

What the 7 privacy principles of Facebook say that the social network has just revealed for the first time (and how to take advantage of them)

Every day millions of people connect to Facebook. However, many do not understand how the social network uses their data or how they can have more control over the content they share in it. “We recognize that people use Facebook to connect, but not everyone wants to share everything with everyone,”...

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“It is irresponsible to encourage children to use Facebook”: the hard letter from 97 pediatricians and educators to Mark Zuckerberg to eliminate Messenger Kids

“It is irresponsible to encourage children to use Facebook”: the hard letter from 97 pediatricians and educators to Mark Zuckerberg to eliminate Messenger Kids

Messenger Kids barely has a month to live, but dozens of pediatricians and educators hope it does not last much longer. The application is designed for children between 6 and 13 years to communicate through the mobile phone and was launched by Facebook in early December. “We believe that it is possible...

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The great hypocrisy of the German automotive industry

The great hypocrisy of the German automotive industry

Dieselelgate, the alleged formation of an illegal cartel and, now, toxic gas testing with monkeys and humans. The German automotive industry goes from one scandal to another. Henrik Böhme doubts that there are consequences. Monkeys locked in a small chamber in which nitrogen dioxide, that is to say a gas, is introduced. People...

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“The days of Facebook and Google are numbered”: the harsh criticism of the billionaire George Soros against the technological giants

“The days of Facebook and Google are numbered”: the harsh criticism of the billionaire George Soros against the technological giants

The days of Facebook and Google are numbered. At least that’s what the billionaire of Hungarian origin George Soros believes, who foresaw the fall of the pound in 1992 and earned the nickname of “the man who caused the bankruptcy of the Bank of England.” During a dinner with journalists...

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“The world is running out of computational power”: what is Moore’s Law and why does the CEO of Microsoft worry?

“The world is running out of computational power”: what is Moore’s Law and why does the CEO of Microsoft worry?

“The world is running out of computational power.” Those were the words that Satya Nadella, the executive director of Microsoft, delivered on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The engineer, who runs the company of Bill Gates since 2014, suspects that quantum computers – which are already...

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Super blue moon to reveal evolution of moon’s surface

Super blue moon to reveal evolution of moon’s surface

The ‘blue moon’ lunar eclipse that is set to take place on January 31 will give indications about the origins of the Moon’s surface.   The forthcoming rare celestial event on January 31, in which three lunar events will come together in an unusual overlap called as ‘super blue blood...

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Google I/O 2018 will kick off on May 8 in Mountain View

Google I/O 2018 will kick off on May 8 in Mountain View

Google’s annual I/O 2018 conference will run from May 8-10, and will be held in the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Google’s annual I/O 2018 conference will run from May 8-10, and will be held in the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The Search giant posted a binary...

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iOS 11.3 update spotlights Apple secrecy on battery health for iPhones, iPads

iOS 11.3 update spotlights Apple secrecy on battery health for iPhones, iPads

Apple iOS 11.3 will give iPhone owners information about the health of their batteries, which reverses the company’s longstanding refusal to make such information available directly on iPhones and iPads. Apple Inc’s move on Wednesday to give iPhone owners information about the health of their batteries reverses the company’s longstanding refusal...

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The giant star that allows you to see what the Sun will become at the end of its life in 5,000 million years

The giant star that allows you to see what the Sun will become at the end of its life in 5,000 million years

An international team of astronomers produced the first detailed images of the surface of a giant star outside the solar system, which it believes reveals what the Sun will look like in the future. The State University of Georgia, in the United States, reported that it is “an almost circular...

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What’s behind the unstoppable success of Netflix in 2017

What’s behind the unstoppable success of Netflix in 2017

2017 was a year round for Netflix. In the last quarter alone, the online movie and series platform added 8.3 million new customers, surpassing 117 million subscribers (and Wall Street analysts’ estimates of more than two million). Your stock market shares are constantly rising . And they went up even more after the...

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What is transhumanism and why many say it is an inevitable future

What is transhumanism and why many say it is an inevitable future

Although electronic devices are increasingly an integral part of our lives, few of us stop to consider how the convergence of technological elements will transform humanity. Some say that this transformation will be disorderly, complex and, at times, terrifying, but there are already signs that point to a future that...

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Toshiba reaches deal to help resolve Westinghouse bankruptcy, rebuild finances

Toshiba reaches deal to help resolve Westinghouse bankruptcy, rebuild finances

Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had clinched an agreement to sell its claims in bankrupt U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co LLC in a deal that would add $3.7 billion to the Japanese owner’s depleted capital base. The Japanese conglomerate has also agreed to transfer its Westinghouse-related shares...

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Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

SAN FRANCISCO  – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership. Some British lawmakers had complained that the world’s largest social media network...

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Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources

Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK  – Amazon.com Inc, which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resources from independent films to more commercial projects, people familiar...

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6 persuasion techniques used by scammers on the internet and how to identify them

6 persuasion techniques used by scammers on the internet and how to identify them

You may have read or heard the expression “social engineering”, but do you know what it means? In political science, the term is used to talk about the influences and actions that certain governments and power classes use on society to try to change it. But in computer security, the...

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Apple shareholders ask company to study iPhone addiction in children

Apple shareholders ask company to study iPhone addiction in children

Two large shareholders have urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children and that intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health, Bloomberg News reported Monday. “There is a growing body of evidence that, for at least some of the most frequent young...

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How Facebook could stop a disease outbreak

How Facebook could stop a disease outbreak

Facebook accounts and telephone records can be used to pinpoint the best individuals to vaccinate to stop a disease outbreak in its tracks, researchers said Wednesday. Such people would be “central” in their social networks, and thus likelier to spread disease-causing germs from one group to another. Assuming there is...

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Top 5 smartphones to check out this season

Top 5 smartphones to check out this season

Remember the time when you had to pay an arm and a leg to afford the coolest smartphone in the market? Those days are long gone. Smartphones today are not only more powerful and edgy, but also more affordable than ever.Thanks to the competition in the gadget world, we’ve got...

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Apple apologies after outcry over slowed IPhones

Apple apologies after outcry over slowed IPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook stands in front of a screen displaying the IPhone 6 during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California October 16, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple is slashing prices for battery replacements...

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Smartphones in 2018: Fold-able displays to AI chipsets, the top trends to expect

Smartphones in 2018: Fold-able displays to AI chipsets, the top trends to expect

From better cameras to foldable displays, here are the four trends we think will shape the future of smartphones in 2018 One of the biggest debates in the tech space in 2017 was whether hardware innovation has dried up in the smartphone space. Yes, we did see some new trends...

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Top 5 breakthrough in science and technology in 2017

Top 5 breakthrough in science and technology in 2017

The technologies making waves in 2017 include brain implants and quantum computers. Here is  the list of top 5 technologies: Self-driving trucks      We’ve heard lots about self-driving cars – but trucks? One idea is for these future trucks to drive autonomously on long highway stretches when drivers might...

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The surprising glass discovered by accident that repairs itself in 30 seconds when it breaks

The surprising glass discovered by accident that repairs itself in 30 seconds when it breaks

It happens even to the most cautious of mortals: at some point, distraction through, the cell phone escapes from the hands and ends up on the floor with the screen shattered. Replace it is often expensive, so many, if they are lucky that the phone continues to work, prefer to...

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