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'Captain Marvel' star Annette Bening had her kids explain the Marvel Universe to her

Tech - Mashable - The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a massive institution of superheroes with timelines that are confusing for even the most...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:13:07 - #newstidbits

Science might have finally figured out why zebras have stripes

Tech - BGR - Zebras are one of nature's most interesting creations. They're like horses, only they have a distinct pattern and colors that are unlike...
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:14:11 - #chromebook #newstidbits

MyHeritage - 91,991,358 breached accounts

Infosec - Have I been pwned - In October 2017, the genealogy website MyHeritage suffered a data breach. The incident was reported 7 months later after...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:42:03 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

13 Great Tech ETFs for Years of Stellar Gains

Life - Kiplinger - Tech stocks might have had the wind knocked out of them to finish last year, but the sector's standing as a long-term source of growth...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:47 - #datacenter #newstidbits

Americans Split on Outlook for U.S. Power

Life - Gallup Headlines - Decades of intellectual debate about American power sunsetting seems lost on a public that views the matter through a partisan...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:46 - #newstidbits

How Much of Your 401(k) Balance Is Actually Yours?

Life - Lifehacker - If you've been contributing to a 401(k) or IRA for a few years, you might be happy with your current balance. You know, in a nebulous...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:45 - #retirement #newstidbits

5 Strategies to Consolidate and Pay off Your Credit Card Debt Faster

Life - The Penny Hoarder - So you're falling behind on your credit card payments. Hey, it happens to the best of us. We've all been there.
First you...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:44 - #retirement #newstidbits

Countdown to Calving at Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf

Life - NASA Image of the day - Cracks growing across Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf are poised to release an iceberg with an area about twice size of...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:43 - #nasa #newstidbits

Antibody therapy training phagocytes to destroy tumors now tested on patients

Life - EurekAlert - Developed by researchers at the University of Turku in Finland, an immunotherapeutic antibody therapy re-educates macrophages to...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:42 - #cancer #newstidbits

New therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer's

Life - EurekAlert - Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) have identified a potential therapeutic...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:41 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

How to Streamline Your Investment Portfolio

Life - Lifehacker - When it comes to investing for retirement, as we've covered a few times, simpler is often better. And the first step to simpler,...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:40 - #retirement #newstidbits

Retirement: Part Six

Life - Psychology Today - Your spouse retired three months ago and he/she is driving you crazy -- following you around the house, wanting to be entertained....
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:39 - #retirement #newstidbits

Americans Less Satisfied With Treatment of Minority Groups

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans' satisfaction with the way immigrants, blacks, Hispanics and Asians are treated has fallen in recent years.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:38 - #newstidbits

Altered brain activity patterns of parkinson's captured in mice

Life - EurekAlert - Researchers pinpoint how brain activity changes in mouse models of Parkinson's disease, hinting at what may drive symptoms in humans.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:37 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

Eat. Breathe. Do Science. Sleep Later.

Life - NASA Image of the day - Eat. Breathe. Do ccience. Sleep later. That's the motto of Derrick Pitts, NASA Solar System Ambassador.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:35 - #nasa #newstidbits

What is the meaning of work? | Roy Bahat and Bryn Freedman

Life - TEDTalks Videos - Roy Bahat was worried. His company invests in new technology like AI to make businesses more efficient -- but, he wondered,...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:34 - #ai #newstidbits

First molecular test that selects immunotherapy for kidney cancer

Life - EurekAlert - National Cancer Centre Singapore and Lucence Diagnostics Announce First Molecular Test that Selects Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer....
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:33 - #cancer #newstidbits

31 Kirkland Products Retirees Should Buy at Costco

Life - Kiplinger - For many, retirement is a time to pinch pennies on everyday expenses. It might help explain why retirees are so fond of Costco. Research...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:32 - #boomer #retirement #newstidbits

Apple iPhone sales took a nosedive in 2018: Gartner

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Smartphone sales stalled at the end of last year and Apple was one of the worst affected.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:13:30 - #newstidbits

Password managers may leave your online crown jewels 'exposed in RAM' to malware - but hey, they're still better than the alternative

Enterprise - The Register - The alternative being memorizing a bunch of really long unique passphrases
A bunch of infosec bods are taking some of the most...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:39:59 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Lobster bellies make for great armor, according to MIT

Tech - BGR - Lobsters dominate the menu at seafood restaurants but they also happen to be true wonders of the ocean. They're covered with rugged armor,...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:41:13 - #newstidbits

How the Samsung Galaxy S10's cool new fingerprint sensor works

Tech - Popular Science - It's ultrasonic!

In addition to showing off the new Samsung "Fold," the company unveiled its new...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:13:10 - #samsung #newstidbits

Samsung's new Galaxy Watch Active tracks blood pressure

Tech - TechCrunch - You've got to hand it to Samsung. The company sure threw a LOT at us during today's Unpacked event - five phones (including the...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:41:16 - #samsung #newstidbits

Neptune's newly discovered moon may be the survivor of an ancient collision

Tech - The Verge - A newly discovered small moon of Neptune is coming into clearer focus as astronomers have now pinpointed this tiny rock's orbit and...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:41:11 - #nasa #newstidbits

This Cuisinart coffee maker steeps cold brew in a fraction of the time and it's $50 off at Best Buy

Tech - Mashable - Cold brew coffee has a smoother and sweeter taste than traditionally brewed coffee. Heat produces oils that bring out acidic flavors...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:41:06 - #maker #newstidbits

Gmail's very bright, very white redesign is now available to all Android users

Tech - The Verge - Gmail's overly bright Material Design update is now available to all Android users through an update on the Google Play Store after...
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:41:05 - #android #newstidbits

You can now register .dev domains

Tech - TechCrunch - Google today announced that you can now register .dev domain names. Google acquired the .dev top-level domain when ICANN opened...
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:40:49 - #godaddy #domains #cybersecurity #salesforce #kubernetes #newstidbits

Can sharks teach us how to cure cancer? Scientists think so

Tech - BGR - We humans like to flatter ourselves and imagine that we have what it takes to survive here on planet Earth, but our reign pales in comparison...
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:13:39 - #cancer #newstidbits

Microsoft extension adds Google Chrome support for Windows Timeline

Tech - Digital Trends - The Windows Timeline feature is now much more versatile thanks to the added support for Google's Chrome browser. All you need...
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:13:32 - #microsoft #newstidbits

Google Earth spills the beans, reveals Taiwan's secret military bases

Tech - Digital Trends - Google Earth 3D Maps has spilled the beans on Taiwan's deepest secrets. The locations available in full three-dimensional detail...
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:13:30 - #newstidbits

Say so long to silver. Samsung brings new colors to household appliances

Tech - Digital Trends - Samsung introduced two new appliance colors, Tuscan Stainless Steel will be available for several kitchen appliances starting...
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:13:28 - #samsung #newstidbits

Honda will shut its car plant in the UK in 2022, report says

Tech - Mashable - Honda plans to shut down its sole car plant in the UK in 2022, cutting 3,500 jobs in the country, Reuters reported Tuesday.
The Japanese...
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:13:26 - #newstidbits

Amazon is reportedly merging its China import unit with NetEase

Tech - TechCrunch - You'd be forgiven for not knowing Amazon has operated in China for more than a decade, but perhaps not for much longer. The company...
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:13:21 - #ecommerce #newstidbits

An Android flagship you won't be able to buy will 'rewrite the rules' in March

Tech - BGR - This is supposed to be Samsung's biggest week this year, as the Korean giant is about to unveil the Galaxy S10 series and hopefully tell...
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:13:42 - #samsung #android #newstidbits

New Facebook phishing scam could fool users into providing passwords

Enterprise - Silicon Republic - Last week, Apple and Google were called out by human rights organisations for hosting an app that could be used to track the...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:41:07 - #cybersecurity #phishing #ai #newstidbits

How To Implement A Family Calendar, No Matter How Old Your Kids Are

Life - Asian Efficiency - If you're a parent, I'll bet that you have lived through some version of this story from one of the moms on the AE team years...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:41:00 - #android #newstidbits

Understanding Shifts in Democratic Party Ideology

Life - Gallup Headlines - Explore trends in the makeup of the Democratic Party, plus what the rising liberal faction and shrinking moderate and conservative...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:40:59 - #newstidbits

5 Keys To A Great Retirement

Life - The Retirement Manifesto - Can you imagine having the opportunity to study two decades worth of retirement research, and gleaning the keys to...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:40:58 - #retirement #newstidbits

11 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips That Won't Break the Bank

Life - Reader's Digest - Explore the mysteries of Angkor Wat - This temple complex, as big as a city in Siem Reap, Cambodia, was built as a Hindu temple...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:40:57 - #cloud #azure #newstidbits

What It's Really Like to Live with Gout

Life - Reader's Digest - Lex Leonard's feet had bothered her since her 20s. As a former junior high school teacher-and then social worker-Leonard spent...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:40:56 - #diabetes #newstidbits

DNA Variants Significantly Influence Body Fat Distribution

Life - Neuroscience News - Findings from a new study shed light on how genes predispose some to becoming obese and increase diabetes risks.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:40:55 - #diabetes #newstidbits

How Do People Around The World Plan For Retirement?

Life - Retirement - Only the Beginning - Globally, most governments provide for some form of social security and retirement...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:40:54 - #retirement #newstidbits

How to Learn a New Language Fast (A Step-By-Step Guide)

Life - Lifehack - Learning a second language is something we can all do and should do at some point in our life. Not only does it exercise our brains,...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:40:53 - #newstidbits

Amazon aims to make half of its shipments carbon neutral by 2030

Tech - TechCrunch - Perhaps hoping to distract from Greenpeace's latest report on its "dirty cloud, Amazon this morning announced a new environmental...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:14:12 - #microsoft #datacenter #cloud #aws #newstidbits

Massive leak reveals key details about Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup

Tech - BGR - A new research report from reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo details a number of intriguing new features Apple is planning to...
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:14:08 - #samsung #newstidbits

Record High Name Government as Most Important Problem

Life - Gallup Headlines - Thirty-five percent of Americans name the government as the greatest problem facing the U.S., the highest percentage Gallup...
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:13:17 - #newstidbits

A storm is coming

Life - ESA-Hubble POW - Since Pluto's demotion from fully-fledged planet to dwarf planet, Neptune holds the title of outermost planet in the Solar System....
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:13:15 - #newstidbits

Digital transformation: 5 signs your organization is stalled

Enterprise - The Enterprisers Project - Digital transformation takes time and patience - so how can you tell when you need to shift to gain momentum? Look...
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:13:14 - #newstidbits

Chrome to patch loophole that allows sites to block Incognito mode users

Tech - The Verge - Future versions of Chrome will fix a loophole that lets websites detect and block users who attempt to access them using the browser's...
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:40:48 - #newstidbits

Marriott wants guests' data so it can tell them if their data was stolen

Tech - Digital Trends - Marriott has created an online form to help you find out if your data was stolen in the massive Starwood hack that came to light...
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:13:11 - #newstidbits