Michael Kastler

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Low-carb, high-fat diets could knock years off lifespan, 25-year study suggests

Eating a diet which is low in carbohydrates could knock years off lifespan, a 25 year study suggests.<p>Food plans which replace carbs with protein and fat, such as the Ketogenic or Atkins, have gained popularity in recent years, and are often endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim …

Nutrition

Samsung is about to make 4TB SSDs and mobile storage cheaper

Mass production of 4TB QLC SSDs begins<p>A couple of years ago, Samsung launched its first 4TB solid state drives, which might as well not have existed given their $1,499 asking price. Today, the company announces the commencement of mass production of a more — though it’s too early to know exactly …

Galaxy Note

Android Pie: All the neat tricks you need to try on your Pixel phone

Google has given its next mobile phone and tablet operating system a name: Android Pie. As well as naming the software, it's also released the first …

Operating Systems

Anti-Vaccine Activists Have Taken Vaccine Science Hostage

Americans who don’t want to vaccinate are increasingly getting their way: A June study found that, over the past decade, the number of philosophical vaccine exemptions rose in two-thirds of the states that allow them.<p>What drives these wrongheaded decisions is fear — fear that vaccines are somehow …

Public Health

YouTube Deletes Videos Posted by Infowars, Suspends Alt-Right Channel From Live-Streaming

Google’s YouTube pulled down four videos posted by Alex Jones’ ultra right-wing Infowars for violating policies banning hate speech and graphic …

Internet

Doctors Worry as Cancer Study Reveals Dark Side of Complementary Medicine

“I understand the very human desire to wonder whether there is a better way.”<p>Presented as an alternative to conventional medical treatment, the …

Cancer

Michael Flynn meets karma on his way to the courthouse door

"Lock him up!"<p>On July 18, 2016, Michael Flynn gave a speech at the Republican National Convention in which he bashed Hillary Clinton and encouraged …

Man Wins “Why Trump Shouldn’t Go to Prison” Essay Contest

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—A Washington, D.C., man has won a nationwide essay contest on the topic “Why Donald J. Trump Shouldn’t Go to Prison.”<p>The man, Brett Kavanaugh, received his award for the winning essay at a ceremony at the White House on Monday night.<p>Kavanaugh’s essay, which was …

United States

Timehop's database breached compromising data of 21 million users

Timehop, an app that resurfaces your old photos and posts by connecting to your social media profiles, revealed that its cloud computing environment was hacked and the data of 21 million users was stolen on July 4.<p>The stolen data comprised mostly of user names and email addresses. Of the 21 million …

Thanos subreddit culling is not the typical online fan movement

Online communities are a beautiful thing. Not only are they places for you to squee about beloved characters and plot twists on your favorite shows, but they're also powerful forces that can change storylines and resurrect beloved franchises. But one online community has no desire to get anything …

Online Life

The definitive guide to JavaScript Dates

IntroductionWorking with dates can be <i>complicated</i>. No matter the technology, developers do feel the pain.JavaScript offers us a date handling …

JavaScript

Jackson Coe: Instagram ‘Daredevil’ Dies in New York Fall

Jackson Coe, a social media marketer described as an Instagram “daredevil,” has died in a fall from a tall building in New York.According to the New …

Comic Book Legend Steve Ditko Is Dead

Legendary comic book creator and artist Steve Ditko has died at the age of 90.<p>According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, Ditko was found in his New York …

Three YouTube stars fall to their deaths at waterfall in Canada

Three young YouTube stars have died at a waterfall in Canada.<p>Police said Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper were swimming at the top of Shannon Falls in British Columbia on Tuesday when they “slipped and fell into a pool 30 metres below”.<p>The trio belonged to High on Life, an extreme …

Filmmaking

How to Transcribe Audio to Text for Free

You might think you don’t have a need for a transcribing tool if you aren’t a journalist, lawyer, or medical professional, but you’d be surprised. …

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, …

Bitcoin Bloodbath Nears Dot-Com Levels as Many Tokens Go to Zero

Bitcoin’s meteoric rise last year had many observers calling it one of the biggest speculative manias in history. The cryptocurrency’s 2018 crash may …

EarTrumpet is the only volume control app you need in Windows 10

A joint project among former Microsoft engineers Dave Amenta, Rafael Rivera and David Golden, EarTrumpet is a volume control app with an exceptionally clean and friendly UI. It makes navigating your various audio devices on a Windows 10 machine much simpler.<p>In the space of only a couple of clicks, …

20 Free Photoshop Layer Styles for Creating Beautiful Text Effects

Photoshop Layer Styles are a set of pre-configured commands that will take basic text and will quickly create typographical works of art for you. …

Russian VPNFilter Router Malware Much Worse Than Thought: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

How to use Visual Studio Code

Index• Index<br>• Introduction<br>• Should I switch to VS Code? And why?<br>• Getting started<br>• Explorer<br>• Search<br>• Source Control<br>• Debugger<br>• Extensions<br>• The Terminal<br>• The Command …

Web Development

How to Change Voices for Google Assistant

Like most smart technology, Android’s Google Assistant is always evolving. There’s already a ton you can do with the Assistant, but what if you don’t …

Man Allegedly Used Change Of Address Form To Move UPS Headquarters To His Apartment

<b>Updated at 4:37 p.m. ET</b><p>As federal crimes go, this one seems to have been ridiculously easy to pull off.<p>Dushaun Henderson-Spruce submitted a U.S. Postal Service change of address form on Oct. 26, 2017, according to court documents. He requested changing a corporation's mailing address from an …

Corruption

Windows 10 is finally getting an improved screenshot tool

Coming with the next major update<p>Microsoft is testing a new update to Windows 10 this week, which will include a new screenshot experience for the upcoming major update. While third-party apps like ShareX and Lightshot have been leading the way in taking screenshots on Windows 10, Microsoft has …

New Jersey superintendent arrested, pooped at high school track 'on a daily basis'

Call it the case of the public super pooper.<p>New Jersey police have charged Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini with relieving himself in public early Monday morning after school officials reported finding "daily" deposits of excrement by an athletic field.<p>Tramaglini, 42, was …

High School

10 Code Snippets For Creating Animated Headers & Video Backgrounds

Every great website needs a beautiful header to grab attention. It’s the first thing visitors see, and it’s the only thing encouraging visitors to …

YouTube Kids hands the reins to parents rather than fixing its own mess

YouTube is giving parents greater control over its Kids app, presumably in an attempt to curtail the complaints that it’s not doing enough to keep the app clean. Now parents can get a better handle on what their child watches on the Kids app — which would be great, except for the fact that …

Kids

10 essential extensions for VS Code

I've been using Visual Studio Code as my main code editor for more than two years now. I used to work with Sublime Text, which was an amazing …

Web Development

Google’s Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now the workshop has released an app to help beginners learn to code in Javascript, which could be helpful for novices who …

Google Play