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Employment Phishing and Social Engineering Attacks Endanger Jobseekers and Organizations
Anyone who is looking for a new career opportunity should keep in mind that The post Employment Phishing and Social Engineering Attacks Endanger…
Jul 18, 2019 23:59 UTC Jobs Read More

Google, Firefox Browser Extensions Expose Data of 4 Million People
Google and Firefox browser extensions collected the personal data of four million people, according to a researcher. Consumer Reports tells you how to stay…
Jul 18, 2019 23:58 UTC Technology Read More

Comic-Con: Go Behind the Scenes of Iron Man VR’s Gameplay Mechanics
The developers behind Iron Man VR explain how they took full advantage of VR technology to give gamers an authentic Iron Man experience.
Jul 18, 2019 23:52 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Instagram Will Now Warn You If Your Account Is Close to Being Yanked
Instagram's recent rollouts of updates to its platform continues this week with two more changes around post and account take-downs, as well as a new process…
Jul 18, 2019 23:49 UTC Technology Read More

How's Xbox Doing? Here Are The Key Takeaways From New Earnings Report
Microsoft reports that Xbox Live users grew, while hardware sales dropped.
Jul 18, 2019 23:48 UTC Technology Read More

Music 'calms nerves before surgery' as well as sedative
Listening to the "world's most relaxing song" before an operation could be just as good at calming patients' nerves as medication, US researchers say. The song…
Jul 18, 2019 23:37 UTC Health Read More

Gorn, the VR game about beating the crap out of gladiators, has left Early Access
When I put on a VR headset I'm after a serene experience, like soaring through ancient cities as an eagle, or exploring quaint fantasy worlds as a mouse.
Jul 18, 2019 23:36 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Perch, A Techstars Startup, Is Lifting The $30 Billion Fitness Industry To New Heights
Three MIT graduates saw the need for better fitness technology when weightlifting. They came together to create Perch, the motion-based tracking camera that…
Jul 18, 2019 23:16 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

Edge / Fog computing –
Quantified Ag, which delivers a smart ear tag system for monitoring and managing cattle health, was experiencing some issues with inconsistent, unmanageable…
Jul 18, 2019 23:14 UTC Computing Read More

Super Mario Maker 2 Is June 2019's Best-Selling Game
Super Mario Maker and the Nintendo Switch topped the sales charts for June.
Jul 18, 2019 23:03 UTC Technology Read More

Oliver Zipse Officially in as New BMW Chairman
Current BMW CEO Harald Krueger will officially be stepping down on August 15th to make way for his successor, Oliver Zipse (second from left, above) who was…
Jul 18, 2019 23:00 UTC Business Read More

California Woman Has Flesh-Eating Bacteria Despite Not Going in Water
Noelle Guastucci was celebrating July 4th weekend when her foot suddenly started swelling and she developed a rash.
Jul 18, 2019 22:51 UTC Health-Care Read More

To Retire Sooner, Try These 4 Things Smart Change: Personal Finance
Whether you're 20 or 60, retirement can feel a long way off as you rise early for another day at the office. Saving enough money to climb down off the corporate…
Jul 18, 2019 22:44 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

Fix For Oculus Rift S Static Flash Glitch Coming 'Soon'
A firmware fix for the Oculus Rift S “white static flash” glitch is coming “soon” in a future update, according to Facebook. Since its release in late May, the Rift S…
Jul 18, 2019 22:37 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Cramer: IBM earnings prove the company paid the right price for Red Hat
"It was a competitive situation, people, so IBM paid what they had to pay to get the job done," Jim Cramer says.
Jul 18, 2019 22:32 UTC Business Read More

Hundreds die due to government salt scheme that let industry set reduction targets, experts claim
Hundreds of people have died due to a disastrous Government initiative to cut salt from food, experts have claimed. A new study by Imperial College London has…
Jul 18, 2019 22:29 UTC Health Read More

'Inadequate' health response leaves 3.5bn with poor dental care
Scientists are calling for radical reform of dental care, tighter regulation of the sugar industry and greater transparency around conflict of interests in dental…
Jul 18, 2019 22:29 UTC Health Read More

The Dark Side of the World’s Bestselling Drug: Brainstorm Health
AbbVie's Humira earned nearly $20 billion in sales last year. But it's a case study on what's wrong with the legacy drug industry, which is in an innovation rut.
Jul 18, 2019 22:29 UTC Health-Care Read More

June 2019 NPD: Super Mario and Crash Bandicoot top the chart
It's time for the June 2019 NPD report for the video games industry. Super Mario Maker 2 came out on top for the month, and Crash Team Racing was No. 2.
Jul 18, 2019 22:29 UTC Technology Read More

Blue Cross’s approach to paying doctors based on quality of care shows results, Harvard study finds
Researchers find that the payment plan is linked to smaller increases in health care spending — and better quality care.
Jul 18, 2019 22:24 UTC Health-Care Read More

Dow Jones Futures: After Fed-Led Stock Market Rally, Boeing, Microsoft, CrowdStrike Lead Big Movers
Dow Jones futures signaled more stock market rally gains. Boeing sees an end to Boeing 737 Max woes; Microsoft, CrowdStrike and Skechers rose late on…
Jul 18, 2019 22:15 UTC Markets Read More

Rubik's Cube solved by deep learning algorithm in fraction of a second
Artificial intelligence, which may at some point automate your job and can already defeat professionals in six-player poker, is now able to solve Rubik's Cube…
Jul 18, 2019 22:07 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

US Navy Shoots Down Iranian Drone In Show Of Force Over Strait Of Hormuz
President Donald Trump has said on Thursday that the United States Navy has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz in the latest show of force…
Jul 18, 2019 21:59 UTC Business Read More

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