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The Best Cloud Gaming Services for Streaming Video Games

How-To Geek - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:40
Around 2015, a few companies started to pop up that offer “cloud gaming,” a service promising to turn your cheap laptop into a high powered gaming rig through the power of “the cloud” (and a fast internet connection). A lot has changed in the few years, and cloud gaming is now a fully realized service, with many different options from which to choose.
Categories: IT General, Technology

Save $60 on this device that's seven chargers in one

Mashable - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00

Between your tablet, e-reader, smartphone, and every other smart gadget on the market, you have a lot of devices you use on a daily basis. The problem is, you only have a limited number of outlets and USB ports and don’t have enough time to charge each item one by one. It’s even worse when you live with someone who has just as many — if not, more — gadget as you.

SEE ALSO: The very best cases for your iPhone 8

Turns out, all you really need is Okra’s Desktop Universal Charging Station. 

There are a lot of chargers out there, but this might be one of the smartest designs to date. Okra’s charger sits nicely on your desk or kitchen counter and can charge up to seven — count ‘em, seven — gadgets simultaneously.  Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Learn to build your own video games with this set of Unity development online courses

Mashable - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00

It can be overwhelming for a newbie who has never dealt with code before to dive into game development head first, but the Complete Unity Game Developer Bundle (on sale for only $39) is beginner friendly and will guide you through game creation from start to finish.

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Across seven courses and over 200 lessons, you'll get to explore the different facets of making a game, beginning with animation and ending with monetization. You'll learn procedural content generation, in which you'll study how to automate building in-game elements, and immerse yourself in Cinemachine, a Unity-exclusive tool where you can produce cinematic content that drives your game's story. You'll also get up to speed with the C# language, which you can later apply in developing mobile games. And you'll learn how to create self-destructing AdMob banner ads so you can make dolla dolla billz with your games. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

India's Infosys says CFO Ranganath has tendered resignation

Technology News (Reuters) - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 08:52
The Chief Financial Officer of Infosys Ltd has tendered his resignation just seven months after India's second-biggest software services exporter appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.
Categories: Technology

Indonesia's Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO

Technology News (Reuters) - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 06:41
Go-Jek, Indonesia's first billion-dollar startup, is "extremely close" to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim told Reuters.
Categories: Technology

China sacks six senior officials at food and drug regulator over vaccine scandal

Health News (Reuters) - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 04:48
China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision.
Categories: Health

Surprise! Netflix suddenly cancels 'The Break with Michelle Wolf'

Mashable - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 03:22

Netflix isn't known for being quick to cancel or even do much quality control with its glut of original content.

But the streaming service confirmed that the company would not be ordering additional episodes of The Break with Michelle Wolf. The move comes as a bit of an unpleasant surprise, considering the cancellation is happening a mere four months after the variety show debuted on May 27.

Reportedly The Joel McHale Show is being cancelled, too, after only a 19-episode run that started back in FebruaryThe Break only aired 10 episodes total.

The reasoning behind the premature cancellation of Wolf's show remains unclear.  Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Here's why the feds are freaked out about a drone attack

Mashable - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 03:06

U.S. officials sent out a warning after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was attacked with explosive drones in a failed assassination attempt.

The Aug. 4 attack targeted Maduro while he was giving a speech in Caracas. He was unharmed but seven soldiers were hurt. It raised concerns worldwide that commercial drones could be used to harm people. 

SEE ALSO: A hacker tried selling stolen military drone documents for $200

ABC News obtained a bulletin from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and National Counterterrorism Center officials detailing that concern. The bulletin was issued earlier this week.  Read more...

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Comic for August 17, 2018

Dilbert - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 01:59
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

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

Technology News (Reuters) - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 01:42
The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.
Categories: Technology

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

Health News (Reuters) - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 00:26
Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
Categories: Health

Tencent-backed Qutoutiao files for U.S. IPO

Technology News (Reuters) - Sat, 08/18/2018 - 00:18
Chinese content aggregator Qutoutiao Inc, which is backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, filed for an initial public offering of up to $300 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
Categories: Technology

Many people take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 23:54
(Reuters Health) - People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills' effectiveness, a recent study suggests.
Categories: Health

Art tours tied to easing of chronic pain

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 23:53
(Reuters Health) - Art museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests.
Categories: Health

Japan's Eisai sets price tag of about $17,000 on liver cancer drug (Aug. 16)

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 23:46
(This version of the August 16th story corrects to change drug price in headline, first bullet, paragraphs 1 and 3 after company corrects it to $16,970 from $15,970)
Categories: Health

Netflix is testing ads and people are freaking out

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 23:00

Say it ain't so. 

The company that almost single-handedly introduced us to binging video has apparently gone decidedly old-school with the latest innovation being tested on its platform. That's right, Netflix is running commercials. 

SEE ALSO: Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

So reports Cord Cutter News, which notes that the streaming giant is showing some subscribers ads for other video content between shows. 

We reached out to Netflix in an attempt to determine just how many users are affected and other details about this brazen attempt to mess with our streaming bliss, but received no response as of press time. However, the company did confirm the news in a statement provided to Cord Cutter News.  Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Dr. Pimple Popper on the one thing even she finds disgusting

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 22:57

Dermatologist Sandra Lee — better known as Dr. Pimple Popper — is not your typical Instagram star. Instead of beauty tutorials or fashion hauls, Dr. Lee is known for her oozing, explosive, forever satisfying pimple popping videos. 

SEE ALSO: Navel stones to ingrown toenails: Can you handle YouTube's grossest videos?

She has a TLC show, a skincare line, and now she's released "Pimple Pete," an Operation-like tabletop game where players gently pull stubborn zits out of poor acne-prone Pete. If you pull too hard, Pete's pimple-ridden face will squirt you. 

Guys... he’s here!!! Pimple Pete is here IN REAL LIFE! Finally, a pimple popping GAME for you to play at home with your little popaholics (or older ones too 😜) See how many pimples you can pop without getting SQUIRTED! 😷😷😷 I’m so excited for this and I know you are gonna have a lot of fun with your own Pete!!! Available now!

A post shared by Sandra Lee, MD, FAAD, FAACS (@drpimplepopper) on Aug 9, 2018 at 1:38pm PDT Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Crazybaby Air 1S review: Good sound in a questionable design

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 22:46
Crazybaby Air 1S $159 View Product The Good Good sound • with powerful bass • Lightweight and comfortable The Bad Large • not-so-portable carrying case • Lousy battery life • Bluetooth pairing process can be stressful The Bottom Line While the Crazybaby Air 1S are truly wireless earbuds, a bulky carrying case with only 12-hours of battery life makes it a hard sell with a bass-heavy mix and a problematic pairing process. Mashable Score3.0 Cool Factor2.0 Learning Curve3.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck3.0

When you think of "true wireless earphones," chances are your mind goes straight to AirPods. The all-white buds from Apple that have pretty much universal popularity. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Laptops on sale this weekend: Save on Apple MacBooks, Lenovo IdeaPads, Google Pixelbooks, and more

Mashable - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 22:12

Laptop on the fritz? We got you.

SEE ALSO: Best cheap laptops: 10 options for under $500

It's the freakin' weekend and that means another round of laptops have gone on sale. And as the end of summer and beginning of school crawls ever closer, you know retailers are starting to drop prices big timeAmazon, Walmart, and Best Buy are here with the deals you seek.

As usually, Amazon and Walmart have an assortment of laptops available, including big discounts on the Lenovo IdeaPad and Google Pixelbook. As for Best Buy, several of the laptops they have available get an additional discount if you're a student. For example, students can save an additional $150 on select MacBooks on top of the sales price. Read more...

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Tesla stock sinks after Musk gives tearful NYT interview

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 22:00
Tesla Inc's shares slumped 9 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told the New York Times he was under major emotional stress and was preparing for "extreme torture" from short sellers.
Categories: Technology
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