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Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Ever since he had Lasik surgery two years ago, Geobanni Ramirez sees everything in triplicate.<p>The surgery he hoped would improve his vision left the 33-year-old graphic artist struggling with extreme light sensitivity, double vision and visual distortions that create halos around bright objects and …

Ohio State University

8 Reasons Why Lychee is a Wonder Fruit

It’s absolutely delicious and equally nutritious.<p>It looks like a strawberry but tastes like a mix of pear and grape.<p>Its pulpy, white flesh perfectly …

Wellness

Lenovo’s Google Assistant smart displays are now available for pre-order

We got our first look at Lenovo’s smart displays back at CES, and at I/O 2018, Google announced that the Assistant smart displays from Lenovo, LG, and JBL would be available this July. Now, B&H Photo has both sizes of Lenovo’s smart displays up for pre-order.<p>Out of the three different Google …

Google Assistant

Parkinson’s is hard to detect early, but this ingenious mobile app can help

Progressive neurodegenerative brain disorder Parkinson’s disease (PD) can be tough to spot early on. A failure to do so can mean that patients miss …

Mobile Devices

Are Eggs Good for You?

Back in the 70s, a kind of hysteria evolved among health experts and consumers in the U.S. because of a possible association between eggs and …

Agriculture

Are high-protein diets quietly killing middle-aged men?

Middle-aged men who pile on the protein could be at greater risk for heart failure than those who don’t, warns a new study published on Tuesday by …

Diets

Cloud computing sticker shock is now a monthly occurrence at many companies

Many chief financial officers as well as CIOs are gasping at the unexpected expenses seen in their monthly cloud bills, survey finds.<p>Spinning up that …

Cloud Management

8 Impressive Health Benefits of Pineapple

Pineapple (<i>Ananas comosus</i>) is an incredibly delicious and healthy tropical fruit.<p>It’s believed to have originated in South America, where early …

Nutrition

Yes, Alexa is recording mundane details of your life, and it’s creepy as hell - MIT Technology Review

Since last year I’ve had a smart speaker in my living room—an Echo Dot. My family uses it mostly to ask Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, to play …

Smart Homes

A Basic Z-Wave Hack Exposes Up To 100 Million Smart Home Devices

So-called “smart” locks and alarms are proliferating across people’s homes, even though hackers have shown various weaknesses in their designs that contradict their claims to being secure.<p>Now benevolent hackers in the U.K. have shown just how quick and easy it is to pop open a door with an attack …

Information Security

This creepy internal video is every reason we fear Google

Earlier this month, Google was criticized for its demonstration of Duplex, a lifelike AI that takes calls on behalf of its human users. But a leaked …

Should I Wash Meat Before I Cook It?

Short answer: Your attempt to wash away germs can backfire in a big way.<p>It’s warm out, there’s beer in the cooler, and you’re gearing up to throw some steaks on the grill. Before seasoning up that London Broil, you give the cut of meat a cool bath in the sink. But one of your friends sees you and …

27 Things You Didn't Know Your Chromecast Could Do

Bring out new and hidden features with these tips for Google's streaming dongle.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Woman Loses It After Realizing Amazon Charged Her $1,000 To Ship Paper Plates

Should have kept the password to her ex-roommate's Prime account like the rest of us.<p>Amazon currently has more than 3,000 listings for paper plates, and more than 2,000 of them qualify for free shipping with an Amazon Prime membership or have reduced shipping prices for shoppers who subscribe to …

You Can Safely Eat a Lot More Eggs Than You Might Think

It turns out they're not nearly as bad for your heart as people once thought.<p>In the past, eggs had a bad reputation for being high in cholesterol—but …

Duplex shows Google failing at ethical and creative AI design

Google CEO Sundar Pichai milked the woos from a clappy, home-turf developer crowd at its I/O conference in Mountain View this week with a demo of an in-the-works voice assistant feature that will enable the AI to make telephone calls on behalf of its human owner.<p>The so-called ‘Duplex’ feature of …

Artificial Intelligence

San Francisco proposes rules to fight its electric scooter epidemic

San Francisco officials have been promising rules to curb the invasion of electric scooters, and now we have an idea of what those rules could be. The Municipal Transportation Agency has proposed a two-year permitting test program that would limit the city to five e-scooter permits, and no more …

Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

How too many rules at work keep you from getting things done

Modern work -- from waiting tables to crunching numbers to designing products -- is about solving brand-new problems every day, flexibly and …

What foods are high in protein?

Eating foods high in protein has many benefits, including muscle building, weight loss, and feeling fuller after eating. Though eating lots of …

U.S. ban on sales to China's ZTE opens fresh front as tensions escalate

LONDON/NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The United States has banned American firms from selling parts and software to China's ZTE Corp for seven years, potentially devastating for the telecoms equipment maker and exacerbating tensions between the world's two largest economies.<p>The move, first …

Eat these breakfasts if you want to start losing weight

When it comes to weight loss, being healthy is not enough.<p>Rather, sustainable weight loss comes down to calorie control and a balance of …

The Scariest Thing About Facebook Isn't Even How It Treats Your Data

Its power to influence users makes Facebook a tool for "mass population control," and Mark Zuckerberg's utopian goals only increase the danger.<p>Mark Zuckerberg's marathon date with Congress is over. It might as well never have happened.<p>For two days, Facebook's CEO stuck to his bland talking points, …

This Woman's Apple Watch Helped Detect Her Severe Thyroid Problem

Heather Hendershot had no symptoms and felt fine — but her Apple Watch indicated that she might have a health problem.<p>Heather Hendershot was relaxing at home and watching television with her husband last Saturday night when her new Apple Watch began to beep. The device had detected that she had a …

University successfully leading a ‘revolution’ by giving iPads to students

Maryville University started giving an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to every student in 2016. Today, the school’s enrollment is up almost 18%.<p>“We’re leading a revolution, changing the entire model of higher ed for students,” said Dr.Mark Lombard, the university’s president.<p>Maryville University, a …

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

In Just a Few Painful, Embarrassing Minutes, Facebook Showed Just How Arrogant It Is

The company seems to think it can tell governments how they should do business.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>When you've finally been caught with your trousers around your ankles and your principles in a twist, you might …

Facebook Has Had Countless Privacy Scandals. But This One Is Different.

It’s a moment that forces us, collectively, to step back and think about what we sacrificed for a more convenient and connected world.<p>Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal has everything: peculiar billionaires, a once-adored startup turned monolith, a political mercenary who resembles a Bond …

It's not just Facebook. Thousands of companies are spying on you

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, news articles and commentators have focused on what Facebook knows about us. A lot, it turns out. It collects data from our posts, our likes, our photos, things we type and delete without posting, and things we do while not on Facebook and …

Privacy

Why Uber Eats Will Eat You Into Bankruptcy

Restaurants have had a few tough consecutive years with the economy causing people to eat out less and the increasing costs of labor as well as food stock. Restaurateurs are looking for anyway to increase their revenues to help keep their businesses profitable. The rise of Amazon Prime and the …

UberEATS