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Study Finds Vaccine Science Outreach Only Reinforced Myths

Ars Technica reports on a study suggesting that "Striking at a myth with facts may only shore it up." Applehu Akbar writes: Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied public attitudes toward vaccination in a group whose opinions on the subjec.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotAug 12th, 2017

Facebook’s evolutionary search for crashing software bugs

Ars gets the first look at Facebook's fancy new dynamic analysis tool. Enlarge (credit: Adobe Stock) With 1.3 billion daily users, the Facebook site and its apps are the most-used pieces of software in the world. Only a handful of software co.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 16 min. ago

That total eclipse thing totally messed with porn traffic

The sun wasn’t the only thing eclipsed by the moon yesterday. Porn traffic took a big hit during the awe-inspiring solar eclipse. Porn platform xHamster reports that visits to their site was down 12 percent across the country during the peak ho.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 24 min. ago

An underage woman paid by R. Kelly to remain silent about sexual relationship speaks out

A report from BuzzFeed finds R. Kelly paid off an underage woman in exchange for silence about their sexual relationship.  Chicago native Jerhonda Pace was 15 years old when she met R. Kelly—who has a history of sexual abuse and was previo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

Xbox One X pre-orders only available at two UK stores now

'Where can I pre-order an Xbox One X' you say? Right here. The Xbox One X pre-orders have been selling out nationwide since going live on Sunday evening at Gamescom. While more stores joined the party yesterday, we've seen initial stock al.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

People Start Hating Their Jobs at Age 35, Study Says

Older workers tend to be more unhappy in their jobs than their younger colleagues, according to a survey of more than 2,000 U.K. employees by human resource firm Robert Half U.K. One in six British workers over age 35 said they were unhappy -- more t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

California"s auto crackdown reinforced by emissions uptick

California's advocates for tougher fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle mandates received fodder for standing firm with their rules......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

UK’s Prodigy Finance raises $240M to crowdfund students from emerging markets

 UK fintech startup Prodigy Finance has raised a whopping $240 million funding round, certainly one of the largest by a UK company this year. The company provides loans to international students from emerging markets, enabling them to study at b.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 16 min. ago

Survey: Parents are maybe not great role models when it comes to texting and driving

 A new survey by EverQuote, a venture-backed online insurance marketplace, has some good news for parents, and some bad. The good news: in a just-published study commissioned by Everquote and carried out by the survey platform Pollfish, 55 perce.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 16 min. ago

Tales of an IT professional sailing around the Antarctic loop

Even when it's -2 and you're 6,500-miles from your router, a good IT pro finds a way. Jen Thomas Carles Pina i Estany is not what comes to mind when you pictu.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 32 min. ago

Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520 and MM530 Review

The latest Cooler Master mice boast a Pixart PMW 3360, RGB lighting, Macro support and are catered to suit either the palm or claw grip. Oh, and it only £35......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  bit-techRelated News8 hr. 0 min. ago

Rare baby white koala looks for a name on Facebook

This adorable rare white koala needs your help to find her new name. The little joey is among several koalas born at an Australian zoo in recent months, but has only recently emerged from her mother's pouch. SEE ALSO: A koala walks into a pharmacy, a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News8 hr. 16 min. ago

DribbleUp soccer ball isn"t only smarter than an average ball, it"s cheaper too

Now available on Kickstarter, DribbleUp's smart soccer ball and app combo promise to take your game to the next level. And for a whole lot less than other smart soccer balls on the market, too! The post DribbleUp soccer ball isn't only smarter t.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 32 min. ago

Walton net profits jump in 1H17

Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering has reported net profits for the first half of 2017 reached NT$153 million (US$5.05 million), up robustly from only NT$17 million a year earlier. EPS for the six-month period came to NT$0.32......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News12 hr. 8 min. ago

WhatsApp adds colorful text-only updates to Status

WhatsApp's Snapchat Stories clone is getting a new text-only feature. Now, instead of just photos and videos, you can update your WhatsApp Status with colorful, meme-like text posts. SEE ALSO: Facebook's dumbest feature is coming to desktop now, too.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News16 hr. 24 min. ago

Our collective facepalm has gotten so bad, AI researchers are dedicating time to it

 OK, perhaps the events of the last few months have only moved the needle a bit, but the fact remains that we take a heck of a lot of pictures of ourselves with our hands covering our faces. And it turns out that’s a fairly serious problem.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

Hacked smart devices double as surveillance tools, new research finds

Hackers can turn smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs into surveillance tools by hacking the devices and accessing their microphones, according to a new study out of the University of Washington The post Hacked smart devices double as surveillance too.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 8 min. ago

Our collective facepalm has gotten so bad AI researchers are dedicating time to it

 OK, perhaps the events of the last few months have only moved the needle a bit, but the fact remains that we take a heck of a lot of pictures of ourselves with our hands covering our faces. And it turns out that’s a fairly serious problem.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 16 min. ago

Despite being a space reporter, this total solar eclipse completely freaked me out

It's really difficult to explain what I just saw.  I'm a space reporter. I know the science: The moon moved in front of the sun from Earth's perspective, blotting out our nearest star's light and plunging us into an eerie twilight here in Lenoir.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News19 hr. 32 min. ago

How to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus right now

I don't know if you heard, but that solar eclipse wasn't the only significant event of the day. Today also marked the official unveiling of Google's Android 8.0 Oreo release — the software previously known only as "Android O" (oh, yes).While Goo.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News19 hr. 32 min. ago

DOWNLOAD: Android Oreo “OPR6” Update for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, More (Updated)

OK, then! Moments after posting up news that Google wasn’t quite ready to push out Android Oreo updates to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, and Nexus Player, they went ahead and not only posted up factory images for each, they.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  droidlifeRelated News20 hr. 44 min. ago