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Protecting Your Social Media Account

Bad guys are targeting your social media accounts. One of the most effective ways you can protect them is with a unique, strong password called a passphrase. Enabling two-step verification (if your social media site offers it) is even better.
Categories: Security

Microsoft shares hit record highs, powered by growing cloud sales

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 28 min ago
Microsoft Corp on Thursday beat analysts' estimates for fourth-quarter revenue and profit, driven by continued sales increases from its cloud business and sending its shares to all-time highs.
Categories: Technology

Netflix sinks on subscriber losses, analysts still see growth

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 42 min ago
Wall Street brokerages stuck to a positive outlook on Netflix Inc on Thursday, betting that a strong content slate for the rest of 2019 would reverse shock second-quarter losses in U.S. subscribers that sank its stock price.
Categories: Technology

BMW, Tencent to open computing center in China for self-driving cars

Technology News (Reuters) - 3 hours 3 min ago
German automaker BMW and Chinese online gaming giant Tencent Holdings are teaming up to launch a computing center in China that will help develop self-driving cars in the world’s biggest auto market, the companies said on Friday.
Categories: Technology

Women doctors skip conferences because of family responsibilities

Health News (Reuters) - 3 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Female cancer experts are more likely than their male colleagues to skip scientific meetings that could offer networking opportunities and a chance to catch up with the latest developments in their field, a new study finds.
Categories: Health

Exclusive: Canada warns U.S. against drug import plans, citing shortage concerns

Health News (Reuters) - 3 hours 31 min ago
Canada opposes any U.S. plans to buy Canadian prescription drugs that might threaten the country's drug supply or raise costs for its own citizens, officials have told U.S. authorities, in a new setback to the Trump administration's efforts to tackle high drug prices, according to documents obtained by Reuters.
Categories: Health

The 'Cats' trailer gave everyone nightmares, so we're coping with memes

Mashable - 3 hours 48 min ago

The CATS trailer dropped on Thursday and everyone is deeply uncomfortable. 

Many stage-to-screen productions are wonderful adaptations of beloved stories, showing off the vast expanse of creativity that dwells within the entertainment industry. This is... something else.

With a star-studded cast that includes James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, and Rebel Wilson, audiences would expect a spectacular performance. That's not to say that the movie won't be spectacular, but the trailer shows two minutes and 20 seconds of very famous actors digitally dressed in fur unitards and cat ears, getting into the various shenanigans that typical house cats adore.  Read more...

More about Twitter, Memes, Cats, Taylor Swift, and James Corden
Categories: IT General, Technology

Illinois to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule'

Health News (Reuters) - 4 hours 6 min ago
Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration's rule barring federally subsidized family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday, vowing the state would step in to fund most of those clinics itself.
Categories: Health

Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide

Health News (Reuters) - 4 hours 7 min ago
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables.
Categories: Health

Second opioid distributor charged over role in U.S. drug epidemic

Health News (Reuters) - 4 hours 11 min ago
An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives were charged on Thursday with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused.
Categories: Health

The first trailer for HBO's 'His Dark Materials' looks downright stunning

Mashable - 4 hours 29 min ago

Your new favorite HBO fantasy drama is almost here.

At San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, the network dropped the first full-length trailer for His Dark Materials, based on the bestselling trilogy by Philip Pullman.

This one is set in a world not terribly unlike our own, except that each person has an animal soul companion known as a "daemon" hanging about. At the center of the story is Lyra (played by Dafne Keen of Logan), a young girl who gets entangled in a dark conspiracy after her friend is kidnapped.

It's the second screen adaptation of the series, which was previously made into a movie in 2007. If the new TV series is able to capture the spirit of the novels, prepare yourself for one strange, twisty, and irresistibly addictive ride.  Read more...

More about Comic Con, Lin Manuel Miranda, His Dark Materials, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
Categories: IT General, Technology

Biden versus Sanders: Top 2020 contenders snipe over healthcare policy

Health News (Reuters) - 5 hours 14 min ago
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare, staking out competing turf on an issue that has become the most divisive in the party's primary campaign.
Categories: Health

Comic for July 18, 2019

Dilbert - 5 hours 51 min ago
Dilbert readers - Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com.
Categories: Funny

WHO flags Ebola risk in Rwanda, but then withdraws its report

Health News (Reuters) - 6 hours 22 min ago
The World Health Organization on Thursday withdrew a report that said an Ebola patient may have entered Rwanda, suggesting the deadly virus could spread to that country for the first time.
Categories: Health

UK's new PM must take 5G decision on Huawei urgently: committee

Technology News (Reuters) - 6 hours 46 min ago
The new prime minister must take a decision on whether to include China's Huawei in Britain's 5G telecoms network urgently as the ongoing debate is damaging international relations, a powerful committee of UK lawmakers said on Friday.
Categories: Technology

'Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3' is a giant virtual playground for Marvel stans

Mashable - 6 hours 51 min ago

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a virtual playground where Marvel stans can live out all the scenarios that used to be the sole domain of action figures and imaginations. It couldn't have arrived at a better time.

It's been almost an entire decade since the last game in the series, not to mention a leap to a new publisher and developer. It's also a Nintendo Switch exclusive, and it's releasing in a world that's more Marvel-obsessed than ever. And yet, for all these changes, this is still the Ultimate Alliance fans know and love.

But what if you're not a fan? The "MUA" games (pronounced "MOO-uh"), as longtime players fondly call them, take the best aspects of Marvel Comics — the heroes and villains, and their range of powers and colorful costumes — and fuse them with an action role-playing game that's basically superhero Diablo. Read more...

More about Nintendo, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Team Ninja, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
Categories: IT General, Technology

No, Incognito mode won't keep your porn habits private. This will.

Mashable - 7 hours 17 min ago

Your dumb privacy tricks aren't working. They still know what kind of porn you're watching. 

So concludes a not-so-surprising study, which determined that online pornography sites are loaded with various trackers that leak private details about their users to third parties. And no, the study authors take pains to insist, Google's Incognito mode won't keep your secrets. 

This latter point highlights broad confusion among the general public about what the Google Chrome feature actually does. Many people believe it renders their online browsing private, when in reality it just prevents Chrome from "[saving] your browsing history, cookies and site data, or information entered in forms."  Read more...

More about Privacy, Porn, Tor, Incognito Mode, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

Commuter nearly pushed into subway tracks by water rushing into flooded station

Mashable - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:19

New York City really is going through it.

An innocent commuter was nearly swept off a platform and into train tracks when he got caught in a rapidly flooding subway station. 

The heavy rain pouring down on Court Square in Long Island City was so intense on Wednesday that it forced a wall to collapse, causing a rush of water that knocked a commuter off his feet. In a video posted by the Instagram account @subwaycreatures, the commuter was nearly pushed into an incoming train car as he struggled to stand up. 

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Ok this one is scary. Wall gave out last night during a rush of water while a train was coming and took someone out #subwaycreatures

A post shared by SubwayCreatures (@subwaycreatures) on Jul 18, 2019 at 8:23am PDT Read more...

More about Nyc, Subway, Mta, Culture, and Web Culture
Categories: IT General, Technology

The truly wild first 'Cats' trailer is here. You're definitely not ready.

Mashable - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:11

It's here, it's real, and it's kitty-riffic! Cat-tacular! Meow-gnificent! It's the first trailer for the live-action movie adaptation of Cats!

Starring Taylor Swift, James Corden, Judi Dench, Rebel Wilson, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, and many more stars as, and I cannot stress this enough, a bunch of literal cats, Cats the movie has one of the most stacked Broadway-to-movie casts of all time. 

Cats arrives in theaters December 20, 2019. Read more...

More about Taylor Swift, Cats Movie, Cats Musical, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
Categories: IT General, Technology

Night shifts, long hours linked to miscarriages and preterm births

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:09
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who work nights or long hours may be more likely to have a miscarriage or preterm delivery than mothers with day jobs, a research review suggests.
Categories: Health
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