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Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Nokia, T-Mobile US agree $3.5 billion deal, world's first big 5G award

LONDON (Reuters) - T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) named Nokia (NOKIA.HE) to supply it with $3.5 billion in next-generation 5G network gear, the firms said on Monday, marking the world's largest 5G deal so far and concrete evidence of a new wireless upgrade cycle taking root.<p>No.3 U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile …

Telecoms

These are the best bird photographs of 2018

Audubon Photography Awards announces the winners of their annual competition.<p>Bird photography is full of small, fast-moving creatures that make challenging photo subjects—but that didn’t deter nearly 8,000 photographers who entered their work into the ninth annual Audubon Photography Awards.<p>“Bird …

Birds

Math determines that the more Tom Cruise runs, the better his movies are

Arguably, Tom Cruise running his goddamn ass off is the glue that holds the Mission: Impossible franchise together. And now, we have math to prove it.<p>…

Tom Cruise

15 Alkaline Foods that Prevent Obesity, Cancer, and Heart Disease

Junk and processed food change the pH levels in your body. As a consequence, there is a distortion in the immune system, which leads to health …

Wellness

Prisoners 'Hack' $225,000 in Credits From Digital System – But the Victim Is the One Under Fire

Earlier this month, Idaho prison officials discovered that 364 prison inmates had exploited a vulnerability in tightly controlled tablets provided by …

JPay

The Ultimate List of 25 Foods that Help Control Your Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetics have many concerns when it comes to food – what to eat, how much to eat, which foods contain a lot of sugar, which not, etc. Therefore, …

Diabetes

A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep

The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.<p>Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? …

Sleep

Many rooting for inmates after credit bug exposed on devices

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say it was "intentional exploitation," while some inmates' families described it as more of a "glitch."<p>Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter-million dollars in credits improperly applied to their JPay tablet accounts had many on social media rooting …

Robin Hood

Ving Rhames Was Held at Gunpoint by Police for Being in His Own House

A neighbor reported that a "large black man" had broken in.<p>Between his iconic role in <i>Pulp Fiction</i> and his many appearances in the <i>Mission Impossible</i> movies, Ving Rhames is instantly recognizable. And it's incredibly bleak that were it not for that, there's a chance he might not be alive today.<p>In a …

Crime

The Man Who Captures Criminals for the D.E.A. by Playing Them

Spyros Enotiades is an actor for hire who specializes in the role of cartel boss, middleman, or money manager in sting operations.<p>On the afternoon of February 9, 2011, in a suite at the City Hotel in Bucharest, two men, hoping to sell a stash of Russian military-grade weapons on the black market, …

Crime

Astronomers discover 12 more moons of Jupiter, including an oddity

Our solar system's oldest and biggest planet, Jupiter, has many moons. And astronomers have just announced the discovery of a dozen more.<p>On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons — bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons, …

Astronomy

EU and Japan sign trade deal covering a third of the world's economy

The European Union and Japan signed a huge free trade deal on Tuesday that cuts or eliminates tariffs on nearly all goods.<p>The agreement covers 600 million people and almost a third of the global economy. It's also a major endorsement of a global trading system that is under increasing threat from …

Economy

The Best Way to Grow Weed, According to Home Growers

There’s more than one way to (legally) start a grow-op in your apartment. Just be honest with your roommates.<p>It’s been a long time coming but cannabis legalization is officially rolling out across Canada in October. You may not 100 percent know what that means, and honestly I think most of us are …

The 3 Most Effective Instagram Business Tools and Principles.

Are you proud of what people find when they search for your business on Instagram?It’s time you start paying attention.Today, young people are more …

US opposition to breastfeeding motion stuns world health officials

Russia saves measure to promote breastfeeding after US move to defend interests of formula makers<p>13 minutes ago Updated: 12 minutes ago<p>A resolution …

DeepMind AI’s new trick is playing ‘Quake III Arena’ like a human

Research in AI continues to make video games better. The technology informs NPCs that can move and fight more convincingly, orcs with personalities and ever-more realistic visuals. Now researchers at DeepMind have taught an AI to play a customized version of <i>Quake III Arena</i> like a human.<p>The team …

A beginner's guide to AI: Neural networks

One of the more complex and misunderstood topics making headlines lately is artificial intelligence. People like Elon Musk warn that robots could one day destroy us all, while other experts claim that we’re on the brink of an AI winter and the technology is going nowhere. Making heads or tails of …

Deep Learning

The Power Of Doing Only One Thing.

Image Credit: DreamstimeThis idea of doing only one thing was sparked by an event that happened this week. I decided to delete all podcasts on my …

Self-improvement

According To A Legendary Amazon Executive, Take 3 Simple Steps To Crush It Like Amazon Does When Serving Customers

Three simple steps that make all the difference-to customers and to the bottom line<p>Customer experience legends Bill Price and David Jaffe, in their groundbreaking book <i>The Best Service is No Service</i>, laid out the importance of eliminating what they called "dumb contacts." (Without their subtlety, I …

Facebook says millions of users who thought they were sharing privately with their friends may have shared with everyone because of a software bug

A new software bug is Facebook’s latest self-inflicted privacy headache.<p>After a year of troubling mishaps on its massive social platform, Facebook has landed itself in yet another self-inflicted privacy debacle.<p>As many as 14 million Facebook users who thought they were posting items they only …

VPNFilter router malware from Russia affects way more devices

A piece of malware believed to originate from Russia that began doing the rounds two weeks ago is affecting far more routers than we first learned.<p>Researchers from Cisco previously noted that the malware, dubbed VPNFilter, infected more than 500,000 routers in over 50 countries and is capable of …

Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars

Exploring Mars<p>Two landmark discoveries reveal organic carbon on the red planet, shaping the future hunt for life on Mars.<p>Day to day, it’s easy to lose sight of an astonishing fact: Since 2012, humankind has been driving a nuclear-powered sciencemobile the size of an SUV on another planet.<p>This …

I Haven't Eaten for 3 Days and It's Amazing

It's Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I've ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing.<p>I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours.<p>Why?<p>Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. …

More than 4M Samsung phones a year need service, court case reveals

If you had to send your Samsung phone in for service, you're in good company.<p>Samsung sells tens of millions of smartphones every year, but more than 4 million of them were returned to the company for service in the US, the company revealed in a trial this week. Specifically, it was between 4 …

Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.<p>A hacker has broken into the servers of Securus, a company that allows law enforcement to easily track nearly any phone across the …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

5 steps to ease your worries about money, health in retirement

What keeps you up at night when you think about retirement?<p>We asked financial planners what their clients who are planning for or living in retirement worry about and what can be done to alleviate those worries.<p>Catch up if you haven’t saved enough<p>Rita Cheng, a certified financial planner with Blue …

Retirement

Trump Orders Help For Chinese Phone-Maker After China Approves Money For Trump Project

Trump will profit from Indonesian resort project that will get $500 million in Chinese loans in a deal sealed days before before his tweet ordering help for ZTE.<p>WASHINGTON – A mere 72 hours after the Chinese government agreed to put a half-billion dollars into an Indonesian project that will …

Donald Trump