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Teva Pharm to pay Oklahoma $85 million to settle opioid claims

Health News (Reuters) - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 21:35
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Sunday it had agreed to pay an $85 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma days before the company was set to face trial over allegations that it and other drugmakers helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Categories: Health

Tesla will limit charging to 80 percent at some Supercharger stations

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 21:27

Tesla owners will soon find that they can no longer charge up to 100 percent at some Supercharger stations. 

The car maker has opted to limit charging to 80 percent at some of its busiest stations, according to a report in Electrek. "Today, we released a new Supercharger feature that will limit owners’ State of Charge (SOC) to 80% at select high-traffic sites," Tesla told employees in a memo obtained by the site.

SEE ALSO: Elon Musk explains why you shouldn't charge your Tesla battery to 100%

The new limits will reportedly apply to 17 percent of U.S. charging stations. In some cases, the limit will be in effect at all times, while some stations will only have limits during holidays and "large regional events," like music festivals. Tesla says it expects the change to "result in a 34% improvement in throughput at our busiest Supercharging locations" and that Tesla owners will be alerted to the limit when they show up at an affected station.  Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

You probably can't watch these 'Black Mirror' mini-stories

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 21:17

Netflix teamed up with Latin American YouTubers to create three Little Black Mirror mini-stories, but they're only available in Latin America.

The Little Black Mirror series is a promotional campaign aimed at Spanish-speaking audiences, according to a report from Variety. Netflix confirmed to Mashable that the videos, which will be published on the Netflix América Latina YouTube channel, are only available in Latin American countries and will not be released in English.

That's a bit of a bummer for Black Mirror fans outside of Latin America. But hey, you're not the target here.

Little Black Mirror stars actors and YouTube personalities Alesso, Delaney Glazer, Anwar Jibawi, Rudy Mancuso, Maia Mitchell, Lele Pons, Hannah Stocking, Jeff Wittek, and Juanpa Zurita. Mancuso, who saw massive popularity on Vine, directed the three episodes and scored the music for them. Read more...

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Dutch soccer referee accidentally scores a goal... and counts it

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 19:58

Congratulations to the referee in the Netherlands who scored a goal against the Harkemase Boys football club on Saturday.

During a match between the Harkemase Boys and HSV Hoek in the Netherlands, the Harkemase Boys' defense were scrambling to stop the Hoek offense from scoring inside the penalty box. One of the defenders tried to clear the ball away from the goal but kicked it right at the referee and the ball bounced back into the goal.

After a second, the referee signaled that the goal counted much to the dismay of Harkemase players.

Unfortunately for the Harkemase Boys, the referee made the correct call. FIFA considers referees to be part of the field of play, so balls that touch them are still in play. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Artist auctions off virus-ridden laptop for $1 million

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 19:54

A laptop infected with some of the most destructive pieces of malware ever may sound like the kind of ticking time bomb you'd expect only in sci-fi movies. But one man has created just such a machine, and it can be yours — if you have about $1 million to spare. 

No, this isn't some shady dark web marketplace. It's an art auction, and the current bidding price is around $1.2 million. 

The piece, by artist Guo O Dong, is titled "The Persistence of Chaos," and the name is apt because the laptop could wreak some serious havoc. The old Samsung Netbook that runs Windows XP is infected with half a dozen extremely dangerous pieces of malware that, cumulatively, have caused nearly $95 billion in damages, according to Dong.  Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Support for abortion rights grows as some U.S. states curb access: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Health News (Reuters) - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 18:52
Americans have become more supportive of abortion rights over the past year, even as a wave of Republican-controlled state governments have imposed new restrictions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday.
Categories: Health

'Gaming disorder' is now officially recognized by the WHO

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 18:05

Gaming disorder, which basically boils down to video game addiction, was officially recognized by the World Health Organization Saturday.

After a year and a half of deliberation on the new revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which included gaming disorder in its 2017 draft, all 194 member states of the WHO agreed to adopt ICD-11. The new revision goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

So what exactly is gaming disorder? It sits in the subcategory in ICD-11 called "Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviors" alongside alcoholism, gambling addiction, and, curiously, a section devoted to harmful cannabis use dependence. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

The best (and worst) summer hits of the past decade

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 17:00

Songs of the summer — you know them, you love them, and according to some, they're an entire musical genre that is in danger of melting away like sweet sugar syrup on a popsicle. 

It is true that it used to be a lot easier to judge which mega hit dominated the airwaves during the heatwaves. How do we measure the success of a single that you can't escape during the summer months now? Billboard charts? Spotify streams? Music video hits? Inspired memes

We're taking a look back at the last decade of sizzling summer smashes, bops, and jams to give you unequivocally the best of the best. Our criteria will be a mix of cultural impact, and listenability while you road trip with the top down, put some dogs on the backyard grill, or chill by the pool.  Read more...

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SpaceX's 60 orbiting Starlink satellites lined up for an out of this world photo opp

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 16:53

It's been a couple days since SpaceX sent its first 60 Starlink satellites into orbit and the skywatching has begun.

A video captured by Dr. Marco Langbroek, who runs the StatTrack Cam Leiden Blog, shows the satellites all lined up as they sail through the sky. It looks like some kind of high-tech conga line, or an unintelligible string of Morse code.

Whatever it is you see when you look at this, we should all be able to agree that it's an unusual sight to behold in the night sky.

Langbroek points out in his accompanying blog post that the lineup you see here isn't a permanent arrangement. 

"Over the coming days the 'train' of objects will be making 2-3 passes each night," he writes. "As they are actively manoeuvering with their ion thrusters, they will be more spread out with each pass, so the 'train' will probably quickly dissipate." Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

What happened to everyone after 'Game of Thrones' ended?

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 15:00

The end Game of Thrones left fans with so many open ended questions. Namely: What happens to all their favorite characters after the show?

We looked into where everyone went and what happened to them after the cameras stopped rolling and put together these post-Thrones biographies. Some of them had happy endings. Some of them didn't really do much after the final episode.

Here's where your favorite Game of Thrones ended up.

Arya Stark

Image: Helen sloan / hbo

Arya sailed west of Westeros with a crew of hesitant sailors that really thought she was out of her mind trying to find something other than open ocean. After sailing for a month, the crew landed on a new continent and promptly named it Westermost. Read more...

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iOS 13 wish list: New features we want to see at WWDC 2019

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 13:00

We'll soon get our first look at the next version of iOS. Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off June 3, when we'll get the first official peek at all the new features coming to iOS 13. 

And while there have already been a lot of rumors and speculation as to what we'll see, there are some features we really, really hope will make the cut. Whether it's more dark mode or a smarter camera, these are the features we'd like most in iOS 13.

1. System-wide dark mode

Yes, this was on our list last year for iOS 12, and it will stay on until Apple delivers. Luckily, rumors suggest this might be the year Apple finally comes through with a system-wide dark mode feature in the main Settings app. It's about time. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

MacBook Pro, Fire TV Stick 4K, Instant Pot, and more deals for May 26

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 12:24

If you missed out on getting an Apple MacBook Pro during the Apple Sale Event back in April, it's back again! Saving yourself $299 off at Amazon, or get the latest iPad Pro for $674, saving 25% off the listed price.

Looking for different deals? With it being Memorial Day weekend, there are many great deals around. For example, you can save yourself 50% off this Instant Pot pressure cooker, or get this Samsung curved 55-inch 4K HDR Smart TV for $419.99 (listed at $999.99).

Keep scrolling to check out more of today's best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Dell Home, Canon, and Rakuten for Sunday, May 26: Read more...

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15 skills you can learn this weekend for super cheap

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 11:00

No doubt about it, Netflix and chilling is the best way to spend your long weekend, but if you're not into that, we're here to offer an alternative: learning new things!

Hey, it's not as boring as it sounds. You can take this extended break to refill your mental bank and expand your skill set so you can finally snag that promotion or paycheck bump you've always yearned for.

Sound good? Check out these 15 online training bundles that are on sale for 60% off for Memorial Day weekend. Just remember to use code WEEKEND60 at checkout to take advantage. Read more...

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Getflix is an app that unblocks streaming sites abroad — and it's on sale

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 11:00

What's worse than buffering delays when you're deep in a binge-watching sesh?

The answer is easy: not having the ability to stream your favorite content. Like at all.

It's usually the case while traveling that you suddenly lose access to your favorite shows and movies because of geo restrictions. Every country has unique content agreements and royalty laws, so what is available in your home country may not be available for streaming in your chosen destination.

You may think you can easily counteract this dilemma with a VPN, but VPNs can sometimes impact your streaming speed, and they're not always reliable. Read more...

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Memorial Day sales on products that will make your life easier every day

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 10:00

What's better than the long weekend? We can only think of one answer: DEALS. 

We've specially curated items from the Mashable Shop that are on sale and will make your day-to-day life easier.

Here they are:

A power dock with Qi wireless charging capability that can fuel four different devices simultaneously.

This four-in-one fast charging dock lets you juice up smartwatches, smartphones, wireless headsets, or an Apple Pencil all at once. It's extremely compact and portable, and has anti-skid rubber stands built-in underneath to prevent potential slippage.

Regularly $149.99, you can get it today for $59.49 when you enter the code WEEKEND15 at checkout. Read more...

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Save up to £90 on full priced items from Nike with this code

Mashable - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 08:00

There's not a lot of loyalty in the world anymore. You have homegrown sports stars leaving for more money, and Hollywood couples dropping like flies. There's not a lot of loyalty anymore, unless we're talking about brands.

There are people out there who will have a wide range of brands in their wardrobe, with a sampling from everywhere. The majority of people are loyal to one brand though, and can have a number of very similar items from the same store, just because they like that particular company.

If this sounds like you, and Nike is your brand of choice, we have a deal that should be of interest. You can save 20 percent on full priced Nike items until May 30 with the code MAY2019. You also get free delivery with this deal, so the price you see is the price you get. Read more...

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Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds

Microsoft Kitchen - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 02:00
Coriander seeds, which are called cilantro seeds in some parts of the world, are very different from the plant’s pungent leaves. Many people who find the leaves unpalatable can happily consume sauces containing the seeds, which are one of the most-used spices in Indian curry powder. They are also used in many other cuisines to […]

Comic for May 25, 2019

Dilbert - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 01:59
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Bong Joon-Ho's 'Parasite' takes top prize at Cannes: What critics are saying

Mashable - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 23:28

Okja director Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite won the Palme d’Or in a unanimous decision at 2019's Cannes Film Festival. This is the first time a Korean director has won the festival's top honor.

Cannes jury president Alejandro G. Iñárritu said, “We all shared the mystery of the unexpected way this film took us through different genres and spoke in a funny, humorous, tender way — with no judgment — of something so relevant and urgent, so global in such a local film, with such a beautiful efficiency of media, and an understanding of what film really is. We were all fascinated when we saw it, and it kept growing and growing: that’s why it was a unanimous decision.” Read more...

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