Brandon Hernandez

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Heat Maps Reveal Record-Breaking Temperatures Across the Globe

This week was brutal.<p>Cities across the Northern Hemisphere witnessed exceptionally high heat this week, with records breaking in North America, …

Apple hit with $6.6 million fine in Australia over 'Error 53' fiasco

Australian authorities didn't buy Apple's explanation for the infamous Error 53 message, which bricked a lot of phones in 2016. The country's federal court has slapped the tech giant with a US$6.6 million fine a year after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a lawsuit …

U.S. Federal Courts

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Carbon Dioxide

ESPN+ will stream League of Legends competitions this summer

ESPN and Riot games have entered into a multi-year agreement to stream esports competitions on the ESPN+ app.<p>It'll start June 16 with the North …

Hunt 'determined' to eliminate doctors' gender pay gap

<b>The NHS in England is to review how much it pays male and female doctors in an effort to eliminate a gender pay gap of 15%.</b><p>A review announced by the health secretary will look at why male doctors are paid on average £10,000 more than female doctors, as the BBC reported.<p>Across the whole NHS, women …

Poland offers US up to $2B for permanent military base

Poland wants a permanent U.S. military presence — and is willing to pony up as much as $2 billion to get it, according to a defense ministry proposal …

Elon Musk's ultra-high-speed hyperloop will cost just $1 to ride

Elon Musk is sick of Los Angeles traffic.<p>The Boring Company, Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he was late to his own tunnel company's information session at …

Selena Gomez Rocks Lace Dress and Wire-Framed Glasses in NYC -- See Her Stylish Look

Selena Gomez makes the trends!<p>The 25-year-old "Same Old Love" singer showcased her fashion prowess at the Prada Resort 2019 fashion show in New York …

Probiotic bacteria spray eases severe eczema safely in small study

I lived with the painful skin condition for years. But when my daughter began tearing at her hands during eczema flare ups, I signed us up for a clinical trial.<p>Her hands were bloodied and oozing, yet she was compelled to dig her fingernails in deeper — the pain worth it, if it would quell the urge …

University of California

T-Mobile and Sprint are merging: Here's everything you need to know

T-Mobile and Sprint are finally getting together. This seismic shift in the mobile world could have big ramifications on your service.<p>The two carriers on Sunday announced a $26 billion deal to merge, bringing together the nation's third- and fourth-largest wireless service providers. The combined …

Telecoms

The LG G7 ThinQ looks to bring the boom with the Boombox Speaker

• LG announced that the upcoming G7 ThinQ will feature a “Boombox Speaker” that allows for louder sound with more bass.<br>• The G7 ThinQ will also strengthen the headphone jack with audiophile-friendly features.<br>• LG plans to announce the G7 ThinQ May 2 in New York and May 3 in South Korea.<p>Having already …

Buying a home? Sellers may use cameras, microphones to spy on house hunters

Home buyer, beware! The seller may be watching. And listening.<p>A growing number of home sellers are using security cameras and microphones to spy on potential buyers as they tour their houses or condos. They then may use what they hear or see as leverage in price negotiations.<p>The trend has been …

Real Estate

Huawei has apparently been developing a secret mobile OS for six years

• Huawei is reportedly working on an alternative to Android, and has been since 2012.<br>• The platform is apparently inferior to Android and lacks third-party app support.<br>• If released, Huawei would join Samsung in having its own chips and mobile OS.<p>Huawei is working on an alternative mobile OS to Google’s …

Mobile

A small town in Hawaii may have just had the rainiest day in U.S. history

With over four feet of rain, the small town of Hanalei on the Hawaiian island of Kauai may have broken the all-time U.S. record for rainfall in 24 hours earlier this month.<p>A rain gauge about a mile west of Hanalei recorded a whopping 49.69 inches of rain during a 24-hour period from April 15-16, …

Weather

Bloomberg gives $4.5 million to help U.S. keep Paris climate accord commitment

Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg says he has a responsibility to help the environment as the Trump administration has …

United Nations

What Is Dropshipping, and Is It Best for Your Online Retail Business?

As an online retailer, you have many options for fulfilling orders from customers, so it's important to figure out which business model is best for …

eCommerce

New species of 'exploding ants' discovered in Southeast Asia

Fifteen new species of “exploding ants” – including one entirely new to science – have been discovered in Southeast Asia, Gizmodo reported, citing the results of a survey published Thursday in the science journal ZooKeys.<p>These new species, dubbed “Colobopsis explodens” are capable of rupturing …

What to Do When Your Old Boss Won’t Let Go

<i>Send your workplace conundrums to</i> workologist@nytimes.com<i>, including your name and contact information (even if you want it withheld). The Workologist is a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser. Letters may be edited.</i><p>I am a young professional working for a nonprofit. …

Carrie Underwood Reveals What Caused the Accident That Left Her With 40 Stitches on Her Face

The country singer has kept a low profile since she had a scary fall in November.<p>After taking a nasty fall that left her with 40 stitches on her face in November, Carrie Underwood is finally ready to talk about what really happened.<p>"I was taking the dogs out and I just, I tripped," she said on The …

Carrie Underwood's scar visible as star details fall: 'I didn't know how things were going to end up'

Carrie Underwood spoke in detail about the scary fall that left her with 50 stitches in her face and a broken wrist as the singer's scar is visible for the first time.<p>The "Cry Pretty" singer said on iHeartRadio's "The Bobby Bones Show" that she "didn't know how things were going to end up" after …

Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Rare Earth

Samsung's newest phone can't connect to the internet

If you're worried about racking up a big mobile data bill, or want a phone for your kids or elderly relatives, the options aren't great. Mostly because the default is to just opt for whatever low-end Nokia candybar is available for $30 on the aisle end at the mall. Samsung is hoping to capture some …

Candybar

These Videophones From the Future Past Are Cooler Than Your iPhone's FaceTime!

Can you even remember what life was like before video technologies like FaceTime or Skype? Out of all of the fantastic tech that the Internet has …

Motorcycles: Why Millennials Aren’t Buying, and What to Do About It

By<p>April 13, 2018 11:12 a.m. ET<p>“Like Uber…but for Harleys.”<p>That’s what motorcycle makers like Harley-Davidson (HOG) might need to kindle millennial …

Motorcycles

Thirty-two U.S. embassy workers in Cambodia fired over alleged sharing of pornography

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Cambodia has fired 32 people after they were allegedly caught sharing pornographic material in a non-official chat group, several sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.<p>People walk along a street near the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, …

U.S. State Department

'GTA IV' will lose some of its in-game music over licensing issues

<i>Grand Theft Auto IV</i>, the game that keeps on giving for Rockstar Games, hits its tenth anniversary this month. That's quite a feat, but as <i>Kotaku UK</i> reported, it also means that it's losing the rights for a bunch of in-game songs. The developer told the site that "due to music licensing restrictions, …

Grand Theft Auto

Elon Musk says he agrees that there are too many robots on the Model 3 production line

Elon Musk has long said that using robots to build cars will make Tesla's production process more efficient and less expensive in the long run. But automation is also one of the reasons Tesla has struggled to produce its first mass-market vehicle, the Model 3, at the scale it predicted when it …

Tesla