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Older adults may be unwilling to give up colorectal screening

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:46
(Reuters Health) - At age 76 the risks of a repeat colonoscopy may exceed the benefits for seniors whose previous screenings have found no signs of cancer, but many older adults don't like the logic behind this guideline based on life expectancy.
Categories: Health

Amazon is targeting airports for its next cashier-free Go store expansion, report says

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:21

Amazon’s checkout-free Go stores are really starting to take off.

The online retail giant has been in contact with several major U.S. airports to discuss opening new cashier-less Amazon Go locations, according to public records.

Both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is the second-busiest airport in the country, and San Jose International Airport (SJC) are locations Amazon expressed interest in, according to a Reuters report

One airport, Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW), reportedly reached out to Amazon first, expressing interest in bringing the e-commerce giant’s brick-and-mortar convenience store to its location. Read more...

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Donald Trump Jr. uses awful dog-eating meme to attack Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:18

UPDATE: Dec. 7, 2018, 1:57 p.m. EST Updated to include Ocasio-Cortez's response.

Donald Trump Jr. just posted something very dumb and bad on Instagram and I swear this is not a repeat.

This time, the president's son went after newly-elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her democratic socialist background by using a meme about eating dogs. 

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It’s funny cuz it’s true!!! 🤣🇺🇸🤣🇺🇸🤣

A post shared by Donald Trump Jr. (@donaldjtrumpjr) on Dec 6, 2018 at 4:01pm PST

Making the whole post even worse is Junior's caption, "It's funny cuz it's true!!!" Setting aside for a moment the racist roots of dog-eating jokes, the meme is likely a reference to the currently horrific conditions in Venezuela where citizens have reportedly been reduced to hunting and eating rats and dogs due to food shortages due to the country's economic collapse which many blame on its current socialist president. It's been a recent tag line of conservatives, who seemed spooked by the success of democratic socialist candidates like Ocasio-Cortez.  Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

German 5G auction at risk if government demands roaming: FAZ

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:13
A German regulator has said the government's auction of fifth-generation (5G) mobile licenses could be delayed if operators had to offer roaming in rural areas, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Thursday.
Categories: Technology

Laptop and tablet deals: iPads, MacBooks, Razer laptops, Acer Chromebooks, and more on sale

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:02

The upside about the holidays: All of the great deals are like a savings buffet. The downside: Gift shopping isn't exactly the most relaxing activity.

Don't worry though, we're here to help if you're searching for a new laptop or tablet for someone on your list. (Or for yourself — we won't tell.) Each week we comb through Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and more to find some of the best deals and our favorite picks from across the internet.

Students should be happy with some of the Chromebook deals available from Acer, HP, or Samsung this weekend: They're straightforward and affordable companions that are perfect for another long semester on campus. Gamers will also be happy with the laptops we found on sale. Read more...

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The best video games of 2018

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:01

This is it. End of the road for 2018. Which games did you play to escape the neverending dumpster fire of our daily IRL circus? Which were your favorites?

So many to choose from this time around. Blockbuster games are becoming more conscious of the space they occupy in pop culture, delivering an emotionally wider range of stories and experiences. This year, we've seen that even the biggest games can bring out tears as effectively as they elicit joy.

That's in addition to gaming's ever-thriving indie landscape, which has delivered a treasure trove of new and unexpected ideas shaped by small teams into epic timesinks and thought-provoking oddities. In fact, one of those titles claimed our coveted #1 pick for Game of the Year in 2018. Read more...

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The Best Full Desk Mouse Pads

How-To Geek - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:00

Bigger isn’t always better. But in the case of mouse pads, it usually is. That’s even more true if you want a huge surface across your entire desk for fast, gaming-grade mice, as in MOBA or strategy games. Here are the best that we’ve found.

These pads are great for bigger desktop setups, especially if you’re in the habit of eating at your desk. (They’re washable, protecting your desk’s finish while they offer a comfy mousing surface.) They’re less practical for, well, anything else: the fabric surface won’t be great for moving around tools or papers, for example. But if you’re looking to trick out your “battlestation,” these will certainly do the trick.

Best Standard Desk Mat: Glorious 3XL Extended ($50)

Forty bucks gets you an “extended” mouse pad that’s longer and taller than any of the offerings from more mainstream suppliers like Razer or Corsair. This pad is 48 inches by 24 inches, enough to completely cover a small desk, including the area under a typical monitor and speakers.

Unlike some even larger options, this one comes with a stitched edge that’s resistant to frays on the fabric top. The design is also machine washable, so it’s easy to clean. If you’re looking for a solution that doesn’t require any custom cutting or ordering, this is it.

Buy on Amazon Best Oversized Desk Mat: Battlestation Depot Battle Mat ($50)

For those who want to cover every last inch of their desk with a mouse pad surface, this pad should do the job. It measures a massive five feet wide and 30 inches deep—large enough for most standard desks, and about four times the size of the other desk mats on this list.

The edges aren’t stitched, but that’s by design: if your desk is smaller than the pad, you can cut it down. If you need something even better, the supplier Battlestation Depot will cut one custom to your specifications. Even so, the standard model for $50 is pretty reasonable considering the size.

Buy on Amazon Best Ridiculously Huge Desk Mat: Pad-Zilla ($60-130)

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Huawei CFO to appear in Canada court as Chinese media slam arrest

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:56
A top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd who is under arrest in Canada is set to appear in a Vancouver court on Friday for a bail hearing as she awaits possible extradition to the United States.
Categories: Technology

China's Huawei pledges $2 billion to allay British security fears: sources

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:47
China's Huawei [HWT.UL] will spend $2 billion as part of efforts to address security issues raised in a British government report earlier this year, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
Categories: Technology

Bose's Home Speaker 500 combines Alexa with great sound, for a price

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:44
Bose Home Speaker 500 $399.95 View Product The Good Robust sound with strong bass • Sleek design gives it a premium feel • No distortion • even at high volumes • Alexa integration is good The Bad Painfully pricey • Display doesn't do much • No way to share connected services across accounts The Bottom Line The Bose Home Speaker 500 is more expensive than other smart speakers like Apple HomePod or Google Home. But you get excellent sound in addition to smarts. Mashable Score4.0 Cool Factor4.0 Learning Curve5.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck3.0 Read more...More about Reviews, Alexa, Bose, Speaker, and Smart Speaker
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Save up to $220 on Arlo Security Systems at Best Buy

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:40

Best Buy is having a big sale during the 20 days leading up to Christmas. Each day, the retailer picks a product and marks it down as low as possible to pass the savings on to you. This is day seven of Best Buy's "20 Days of Doorbusters," which means you can save up to $220 on select smart security devices from Arlo, including the company's four-camera security system, Wi-Fi-enabled Audio Doorbell, and Arlo Q indoor security camera.

SEE ALSO: 7 of the best home security cameras to bring you peace of mind

Usually retailing for $799.99, the Arlo Pro 2 four-camera security system is on sale for $579.99 and features brilliant 1080p HD video quality inside of a wireless, all-weather resistant camera for indoor and outdoor use. Each camera also features world-class motion detection, two-way audio, and night vision. In addition, all of Arlo's security cameras work with Amazon Alexa, so you can control it with just the sound of your voice. The package includes the Arlo base station with a built-in siren and four HD cameras. Read more...

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Watch in delight as these cats keep their owner company while he makes French toast

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:38

Jun Yoshizuki has the purr-fect recipe for French toast: a crusty baguette, eggs, a splash of milk, and a couple of captivated cats.

As Yoshizuki cooks himself a delicious French toast breakfast — complete with a very tasty looking cup of coffee — his feline friends stare on. Sometimes they get up to get a closer look at what he's doing, but for the most part they seem content just sitting.

This charming breakfast scene is just about the best thing you could watch to get you in the mood for a nice, cozy weekend. Read more...

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Kudlow says does not see Huawei issue spilling into trade talks with China: CNBC

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:32
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNBC on Friday that he does not see the recent controversy surrounding China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd spilling into the trade talks between the United States and China.
Categories: Technology

Everything you missed from the 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:30

The Avengers 4 trailer has finally dropped, and with it the world now knows the title (Avengers: Endgame) and release month (April 2019) of the most anticipated movie of next year. 

Since April is neither today nor tomorrow, it's time to enter an entertainment writer's favorite liminal space: that of wild, funky speculation and close trailer readings! 

SEE ALSO: The 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer is here and it's looking like real bad news for our friends


Nebula and Iron Man are stranded together, and Tony might, uh...die a little

Maybe Nebula is giving Tony a friendly little chest tap for no reason at all.

Image: Marvel Entertainment Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

How to Add a Text Box in Google Docs

How-To Geek - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:24

Adding a text box to a document is a great way to highlight relevant information—like a pull quote—and be able to move it around easily. Google doesn’t make adding one obvious, so here’s how to add a text box to a Google Docs file.

How to Add a Text Box in Google Docs

Google Docs lets you add text boxes to your documents to personalize and highlight specific information, but it does so in a different way than you might expect. To add one, you must first open up the Drawing Tool—not something that springs to mind when it’s text you want to add.

In your document, open the “Insert” menu and then choose the “Drawing” command.

In the Drawing window that opens, click the “Text Box” button on the toolbar at the top.

Now, click and drag your mouse to create a text box in the space provided, and then add your desired text.

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Best deals for Dec. 7: Instant Pot, LG OLED TVs, Samsung QLED TVs, Google Home, Facebook Portal

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:22

TGIF: Thanks Goodness It's For sale. That's how the expression goes, right?

With the weekend now here, w've rounded up the best deals that should make it easier to rest and relax during your days off. We found deals on 4K smart TVs, kitchen products like Instant Pot and Vitamix, smart home gear from Google and Facebook, and Amazon devices for video streaming and home security. There are also deals on Udemy online courses for web development, animation, and more starting at $10.99.

Here are some of our favorites for Friday:

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As bitcoin trading shifts shape, big money stays away

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:10
Bitcoin's value has plunged by three-quarters this year, sending the original and biggest cryptocurrency back to levels not seen before its bubble. And price isn't the only aspect of trading that has changed.
Categories: Technology

Jodie Whittaker will be returning for another season of 'Doctor Who'

Mashable - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:36

God is a woman and so is The Doctor for one more season, at least. 

Jodie Whittaker, who's currently playing The Doctor in Season 11 of Doctor Who, just confirmed that she will be returning to her role of extraterrestrial Time Lord in the legendary BBC sci-fi series for Season 12.

SEE ALSO: What’s What in Doctor Who: How the Twelfth Doctor Leads to the Future

Whittaker told The Hollywood Reporter that she's definitely not ready to hand over the Doctor Who-baton to another actor just yet. 

"It’s such an incredible role," Whittaker told THR. "It's been an extraordinary journey so far and I'm not quite ready to hand it over yet."  Read more...

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Britain's O2 to compensate customers with phone credit after data outage

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:32
British mobile operator O2 said on Friday it would compensate customers with phone credit, a day after a software glitch caused smartphone users to lose internet access.
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