November 15, 2019
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How tech can improve everyday life for the elderly

How tech can improve everyday life for the elderly
MobilityYou're never too old to get back into shape. Exercise offers folks of all ages a slew of physical, emotional and mental health benefits. Now, that doesn't mean you need to be hitting the gym like Schwarzenegger (though if you can, more power to you). Even light to moderate exertion can be beneficial as long…

Study: Toddlers using ‘screens’ more than 1 hour a day are...

Study: Toddlers using ‘screens’ more than 1 hour a day are hurting their brains
by Sandee LaMotte, CNN — November 5, 2019 . Screen time use by infants, toddlers and preschoolers has exploded over the last decade, concerning experts about the impact of television, tablets and smartphones on these critical years of rapid brain development. Now a new study scanned the brains of children 3 to 5 years old…

Motorola’s foldable RAZR may have been spotted in the wild

Motorola’s foldable RAZR may have been spotted in the wild
Yesterday a flurry of leaked photos showed Motorola's upcoming RAZR posed for press pics, but now a picture has surfaced on China's Weibo network claiming to show one in the wild. Sunniton posted this picture saying it was the real thing, showing the device fully unfolded, in someone's hands. The chunky bottom chin is on…

The Mavericks Are Putting All the Right Pieces Around Luka and...

The Mavericks Are Putting All the Right Pieces Around Luka and Kristaps
Dallas’s best players may not have been firing on all cylinders in its 109-106 win over Denver on Tuesday, but the team did show the rest of the league proof that it could succeed without them. When the Mavericks acquired Kristaps Porzingis from the Knicks in January, it signaled their faith in Luka Doncic. The…

Downloading Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Was An Absolute Nightmare

Downloading Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Was An Absolute Nightmare
It’s easy to feel nostalgic for the time when playing a new release meant cracking open a plastic box and slotting a cartridge into your console. It’s even easier when you’ve been watching the “download” bar crawl upwards for three hours. By hour four, you’re pulling your hair out.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is fun…

Forget the Galaxy Fold: This zigzagging foldable phone from TCL bends...

Forget the Galaxy Fold: This zigzagging foldable phone from TCL bends into thirds
TCL gives us a brand new foldable design we've never seen before. Tyler Lizenby/CNET I've opened and closed foldable phones hundreds of times by now. But even after reviewing the Galaxy Fold (twice), playing with Huawei's Mate X and bending slim concept designs, nothing has prepared me for TCL's prototype dual-hinged phone, which folds in three…

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords
SMART SPIES — Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into "smart spies." Dan Goodin - Oct 20, 2019 11:05 pm UTC By now, the privacy threats posed by Amazon Alexa and Google Home are common knowledge. Workers for both companies routinely listen to audio of users—recordings of which can be kept forever—and the…

Boeing’s Starliner set for two pivotal test flights before the year’s...

Boeing’s Starliner set for two pivotal test flights before the year’s end
Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is preparing for two major flight tests before the end of the year, which will pave the way for the spacecraft’s first crewed flight in 2020. The capsule is being developed under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to provide transportation services to and from the International Space Station. NASA provided an official update…

Mole Movement! Mars Lander’s Heat Probe Gets a Little Unstuck

Mole Movement! Mars Lander’s Heat Probe Gets a Little Unstuck
The InSight mars lander's burrowing heat probe, known as "the mole," has been stuck in the red dirt since February 2019. But it moved a bit recently, raising hopes that it may eventually be able to get down to its target depth. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech/DLR via Twitter) There's new hope for the mole.The burrowing heat…

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge just became the first marathon runner to break...

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge just became the first marathon runner to break the 2-hour barrier
said Kipchoge, a Kenyan flag draped over his shoulders. “No human is limited. You can do it.” Despite being the fastest marathon ever recorded, Kipchoge’s time won’t count as an official world record because the run didn’t take place in an open event. The challenge, backed by the British chemical company Ineos, was held on…

Nationals Face Unfamiliar Challenge After Vanquishing Playoff Demons

Nationals Face Unfamiliar Challenge After Vanquishing Playoff Demons
The ending to Game 5 of the NLDS was all too familiar to the Washington Nationals: A team a few outs away from advancing onto the next round, only to have victory snatched away. Only this time, it was the Nationals on the winning end of it. Howie Kendrick’s 10th-inning grand slam knocked off the…

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS
A more secure web — DNS over HTTPS will make it harder for ISPs to monitor or modify DNS queries. Timothy B. Lee - Sep 30, 2019 10:57 pm UTC When you visit a new website, your computer probably submits a request to the domain name system (DNS) to translate the domain name (like arstechnica.com)…