Technology

Study Reviews Success Of Website Technology And Congressional Wins

Think A Facebook Page Is All You Need For Your Campaign? You’d have lost in 2016.   Hindsight is 20/20 and given the findings of the report below every campaign in 2016’s house races in the study, who relied solely on Facebook pages to represent their campaign’s online presence, would likely…

Technology

Ubuntu Budgie Whistles Up a Better Remix

If you have yet to try the developing Budgie desktop, the latest release of Ubuntu Budgie is a perfect opportunity to experience a classy and user-friendly computing platform. Budgie is one of the first home-grown Linux distros to release its latest version based on Ubuntu 18.04. The independent developer announced Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 last week, […]

Technology

Microsoft Gives Productivity Tools More AI Chops

Microsoft on Wednesday announced new artificial intelligence features and functionality for several of its flagship products and services, including Office 365, Cortana and Bing, at an event in San Francisco. Harry Shum, EVP of Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research, demonstrated some of the new capabilities Building on the progress the company has made in integrating […]

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Oracle Releases Second Half of Autonomous DB

A lot of people might have thought Oracle’s announcement of the autonomous database at last year’s OpenWorld and its subsequent release earlier this year were the whole story, but there’s a lot more, and Tuesday’s webcast featuring Larry Ellison was proof. Ellison must find his CTO role — since he handed the CEO reins to […]

Technology

Farsight Security COO Alexa Raad: ‘Be Your Own Champion’

Alexa Raad is chief operating officer of Farsight Security, based in San Mateo, California. Farsight Security is a provider of real-time actionable Internet threat intelligence solutions. In this exclusive interview, Raad discusses methods of curbing cybercrime by tracking bad actors through the trails they leave in the domain name system. She also offers some encouraging […]

National Technology

Tinder founders sue parent companies Match and IAC for at least $2B

A group of Tinder founders and executives has filed a lawsuit against parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC. The plaintiffs in the suit include Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen and Jonathan Badeen — Badeen still works at Tinder, as do plaintiffs James Kim (the company’s vice president of finance) and Rosette […]

Health

What are the long-term side effects of birth control?

Hormonal methods of birth control are considered safe for most people. But is there a limit to how long you can safely use birth control? Some people take the birth control pill for much of their adult lives without a break. Others use long-term hormonal contraception devices, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), that can stay […]

Health

Mass hysteria: An epidemic of the mind?

An outbreak of fatal dancing fits among members of the same community, men suddenly gripped by the sickening fear of losing their genital organs, and teenagers having mysterious symptoms after watching an episode of their favorite TV series — these are all instances of what we often refer to as “mass hysteria.” overhead shot of […]

Health

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, we inspect the latest research. Tropical sun The “sunshine vitamin” has a range of surprising benefits. Vitamin D is a hot topic currently, with a raft of studies proclaiming its benefits for […]

Health

Diets ‘devoid of vegetable matter’ may cause colon cancer

A new study emphasizes the importance to gut health of eating plenty of vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale. selection of greens Eating brassicas such as collards, kale, and broccoli may protect against colon cancer. Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London, United Kingdom, found that keeping mice on a diet rich in […]

Health

Urea dysfunctions in the liver may signal cancer

A new study, now published in the journal Cell, suggests that the way in which the human body processes nitrogen may be key to finding new ways of detecting and destroying cancer. Nitrogen is a gas that is vital for all organisms. Both plants and animals need it in order to make proteins. When our […]

Economy

The most franchised company in the world isn’t McDonald’s or Starbucks

Despite the seeming ubiquity of McDonald’s Golden Arches and the Starbucks’ twin-tailed mermaid, sandwich chain Subway actually has the most locations of any restaurant worldwide. In 2017, Subway had 43,912 stores around the world, beating second-place McDonald’s at 37,241 and third-place Starbucks at 27,339 locations. This number, however, belies the economic reality: while McDonald’s and […]

Economy International

Market wants ‘decisive action’ so Turkey needs to raise rates: Yale economist Stephen Roach

Turkey’s central bank needs to raise interest rates to contain the country’s financial crisis, veteran economist Stephen Roach told CNBC on Monday. Earlier in the day, Turkish lira dropped to a new all-time low of 7.24 against the U.S. dollar. It later pared some of those losses to trade around 6.99. “The markets clearly want much more decisive action,” […]

Economy National

European stocks open slightly higher as Turkey crisis weighs on sentiment

Shares in Europe open slightly higher Wednesday as concerns over the Turkish currency crisis continue to affect investors’ appetite. However, trading flows were also sluggish as a number of European bourses are closed due to a public holiday, including Italy, Greece and Austria. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up by 0.18 percent with most sectors […]

Economy International

China could reportedly use its ‘unwritten’ tech rules as an ‘invisible tool’ against US firms

With Sino-American trade tensions escalating, China’s cybersecurity standards could be used as an “invisible tool” for retaliating against Washington’s tariffs, according to one expert. Such standards are government-issued operational guidelines that are technically voluntary, but are oftentimes treated as mandatory by foreign firms’ Chinese business partners. If Asia’s largest economy were to weaponize the listing […]

Economy International

Market wants ‘decisive action’ so Turkey needs to raise rates: Yale economist Stephen Roach

Speaking at an event marking his country’s independence from Japanese rule, Moon said such a “community” could eventually herald the launch of a “multilateral security system” in the region, according to the report. “This community will lead to an energy bloc and economic bloc in Northeast Asia by expanding our economic area to the northern […]

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Comic-Con Unveils New Teaser For ‘The Walking Dead’: Season 9

A new teaser for the new season of The Walking Dead has been unveiled at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. We’re expecting a longer trailer later today, but this was unveiled in Southern California yesterday at the world’s biggest comic convention. The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, […]

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‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ Is Being Turned Into A TV Series By Steven Moffat

Steven Moffat, the genius behind the likes of the recent Doctor Who seasons and the BBC’s Sherlock, will bring a TV version of The Time Traveler’s Wife to screens, so reports HBO, who are backing it. The original book, which was then turned into a film with Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, followed a librarian named Henry De Tamble (Eric Bana) who […]

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‘The Meg’ Just Took A Huge Bite Out Of The Worldwide Box-Office

This week’s big budget action movie The Meg just took a huge bite out of the U.S. box-office. The Jason Statham-led movie, which is directed by Jon Turteltaub, grossed a whopping $44 million (estimated) over its first weekend, easily shadowing its expectation. The film also bagged a further $97 million in 42 territories around the […]

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Mark Wahlberg had fun shooting with Iko Uwais

Since the first big screen appearance of the bear of little brain in Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree back in 1966, the residents of Hundred Acre Wood have been established favourites with families around the world. Christopher Robin moves their story on. He’s left his favourite toys behind, grown up and is now […]