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Netflix still has a huge lead in the streaming wars, but Hulu’s smaller service has loyal users

New data from comScore.<p>One big difference between regular TV and streaming TV is that streaming TV is pretty murky when it comes to numbers: We don’t know much about how many people are watching streaming TV services, or what they’re watching.<p>So here’s a little bit of light, courtesy of a new …

Media Management

Apple acquires powerful iOS automation app Workflow, makes it available for free

Apple today acquired popular iOS tool Workflow, which allows users to combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes. According to TechCrunch, Apple finalized the deal today but financial details are not yet available.<p>In a statement, Workflow developer …

Google Maps will let you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time

Google Maps has today announced a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. While that might seem creepy, it’s not the first to add this type of functionality. Facebook tells you when a friend is nearby — it even lets you “wave” at them and gives you the option to send a message …

Apps

Powdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of Kids

It's not every day that the world gets a new tool that could save 100,000 children each year.<p>And it's definitely not every day that the secret to that tool is the same thing that makes space ice cream so memorable.<p>Sounds crazy. But bear with me a moment.<p>Scientists say they have a new vaccine that's …

Superscreen will offer a cheap tablet-sized display for your smartphone

As a concept, people love the larger display that a tablet has over a smartphone. However, some people simply don’t want to pay extra money for a second device that just has a larger screen. Today, a company called Transcendent Designs has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a device …

Mobile Technology

UK joins US in banning large electronic devices from cabins on select flights

Sky News is reporting that the UK intends to follow the United States in instituting a ban on passengers flying from certain Middle Eastern nations from carrying any electronic devices larger than a cellphone into the cabin of the plane. That includes laptops, tablets, portable DVD players, games …

Abu Dhabi

Android O announced with lots of little changes, but no major new features yet

Developers can start work on it today<p>For the second year in a row, Google is making a developer preview for the next version of Android available in March, well ahead of its presumed consumer release in the fall. This one is codenamed “O,” and your guess is as good as mine as to what dessert the …

Android News

Breast Implants Can Cause Rare Form of Cancer, FDA Says

Breast implants can cause a rare form of cancer that may have killed at least nine people, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.<p>The cancer is called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and the FDA is checking into more than 350 reports linking it with both silicone and saline breast …

Cancer

US judge temporarily blocks Trump's travel ban nationwide

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday imposed a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, siding with two states that had challenged the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country.<p>U.S. District …

Immigration

iOS 10.3 might introduce an intriguing new ‘Theatre mode’

Apple may have just released iOS 10.2 just a few weeks ago, but iOS 10.3 already appears to be looming on the horizon. In a pair of tweets sent out …

iPhone 8: Everything we currently know about Apple’s 10th anniversary flagship

What’s next for iPhone? 2017 will be Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone year and the latest intel shows it could be one of the biggest updates to the device in a long time. Bigger, better, and curved displays, an all-glass design, wireless charging, and a new embedded home button are just some of the …

China
Fish

More Americans are applying to college in Canada after Trump's win

Applications from Americans hoping to head north for college are way up following the November election, the <i>Associated Press</i>reported on Friday. Part …

Donald Trump

Vermont utility confirms system breach by Russians

Evidence of Russian hacking has been detected in a Vermont utility system, a company spokesman confirmed Friday night.<p>A representative of Burlington Electric Department said in statement that a Russian campaign linked to recent cyberattacks had breached a single laptop within the utility, though it …

Cybersecurity

The FDA doesn't want your pacemaker to get hacked

The US Food and Drug Administration finalizes cybersecurity guidelines and recommendations to protect connected medical devices.<p>Whether it's cars or frying pans, more and more things are connected to the internet. While this adds a level a convenience and control to everyday items, there is also an …

Cybersecurity
Public Health

Nearly 7 years after quake, 50,000 in Haiti still in camps

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Nearly seven years ago, Adrienne St. Fume and her family fled their home as the earth shook and their city crumbled around them. They ended up in what was then a vacant lot overlooking a cluster of shops along a busy street in the Haitian capital — and they’ve been there …

IOM

Apple AirPods Repair, Recycling Impossible, Deemed Future E-Waste: iFixit

Apple’s wireless earphones, AirPods, are finally available to consumers. Ever since their unveiling in September, the AirPods have been eagerly …

Damascus faces third day without water following alleged contamination

Rebel groups reportedly dumped diesel into the source of the city's water supply, prompting authorities to shut down pipelines. Government forces are …

Middle East

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

<b>Doctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine's most influential surgeons.</b><p>John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a "tumour as hard as bone".<p>Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the museum named …

Medical Journals

South Korea called in the army to help stop the spread of bird flu in the country

The latest cull, announced in a statement by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, brings the total number of birds to be destroyed to 26 million in an outbreak first confirmed on Nov. 18. Quarantine and sanitary restrictions were implemented after the initial cases but the flu has …

Bird Flu

New Samsung Leak Reveals Big Galaxy S8 And Hints At Death Of Note Line

Following the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung needs the Galaxy S8 to be big, and according to a new leak from South Korean site Naver, the South Korean tech giant is doing just that — literally.<p>According to the report (in Korean, which I had a friend translate for me), the standard S8 will come in a 5-inch …

Mobile

​Apple working with Consumer Reports on MacBook Pro's battery issue

​After the reviews site dings the newest MacBook Pro models for their battery life, Apple's Phil Schiller tweets about test discrepancies.<p>Apple is working with Consumers Reports to figure out why the reviews site's battery test results for the new MacBook Pro do not match the gadget giant's lab …

Batteries

Half of UK electricity now comes from nuclear and renewables

A record 50 percent of the UK's electricity was generated from renewables and other low carbon energy sources in the third quarter of 2016. That's up from 45.3 percent the year prior, a milestone fuelled by a sizeable increase in wind, solar and nuclear energy. A neat quarter came from renewables, …

A top Microsoft exec says he regrets 'getting too aggressive' over the free Windows 10 upgrade

Hundreds of millions of people took Microsoft up on the offer. Lots and lots more didn't, opting to stick with the operating system they were most familiar with, for a wide variety of very good reasons.<p>Now, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela said on the "Windows Weekly" podcast with …

Windows 10

KFC's latest weird tech suggests an order based on your face

KFC is no stranger to getting funky in order to sell its chicken but this one is really out there. The company's Chinese division is partnering with Baidu to create a smart restaurant which will recommend meals based on the customer's looks.<p>Specifically, the restaurant's ordering kiosks, which are …

NASA's Martian tech is helping hospitals eliminate bedsores

Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, kill more people annually than nearly any form of cancer, with 500,000 cases per year in the United Kingdom alone. One problem doctors and nurses face in the fight against bedsores is early detection -- traditionally, hospital staff can only diagnose …

This is how Apple Music plans to steal everyone from Spotify

Apple Music still has a ways to go before it catches up to Spotify, but with 20 million paying subscribers already on the books, Apple’s relatively …

Apple Music

Canada declares ‘high-speed’ internet essential for quality of life

The Canadian government wants every citizen to have access to download speeds of at least 50 Mbps<p>Canada has recognized the obvious and declared high-speed broadband internet access a “basic telecommunications service” that every citizen should be able to access. Previously, only landline telephone …

Net Neutrality