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US police test lasso gun that wraps suspects in Kevlar cord

Multiple police departments in the US are testing a ‘lasso gun’ that shoots a Kevlar tether at suspects. The non-lethal weapon works like something out of a Batman movie, giving officers an alternative to pepper spray, which can inadvertently incapacitate the officer, and tasers, which require the officer to be fairly close to the suspect. […]

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Blood pressure drug reduces build-up of toxic proteins behind dementia

Felodipine, a drug used to treat high blood pressure, may also prevent the build-up of toxic proteins in the brain that are associated with dementia and some other neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. According to a newly published study, felodipine may induce autophagy, the process that removes toxic materials that would otherwise accumulate […]

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Opinion: Facebook voice assistant is a joke, it can barely protect its users

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, you’re probably Facebook. The social media giant has rapidly overtaken Google as the poster child for privacy violations and it seems that the there is no end yet in sight to the revelations of either the company’s ineptitude to practice […]

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macOS 10.15 will let Apple Watch do more than just unlock Macs

Biometrics-based security systems, be it fingerprints or faces, is the trend in computing these days but not all devices are equipped with such sensors. That’s especially true for desktop and even for the majority of laptops in the market. Apple has equipped some of its MacBooks with Touch IDs but that still leaves out most […]

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Pixel 3a and 3a XL renders won’t win design awards

Smartphone users these days are easily wowed by gorgeous-looking phones that take equally gorgeous-looking photos. While having both style and substance in one product is ideal, there are some that may be willing to sacrifice a bit of glam for more muscle, especially if the price is right. That might be the appeal that the […]

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SEGA Genesis Mini pre-orders kickoff with 10 more titles revealed

The mini retro console craze apparently hasn’t died just yet. The latest to jump on that train is SEGA who announced last month that it was making a Genesis Mini launching later this year. Like other console makers before it, like Nintendo and Sony, it’s revealing the console’s titles in waves of ten. Now it […]

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LG V40 ThinQ DxOmark camera score spells trouble for the company

The folks over at DxOMark are now quite famous for their smartphone camera benchmarks that cover quite a wide range of brands. Noticeably missing from those reviews, however, are LG’s flagships. To date, at least with its new-ish grading system, there are only three LG smartphones on its list. And the latest it has reviewed, […]

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Cisco warns WLAN controller, 9000 series router and IOS/XE users to patch urgent security holes

Cisco this week issued 31 security advisories but direct customer attention to “critical” patches for its  IOS and IOS XE Software Cluster Management and IOS software for Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers. A number of vulnerabilities also need attention if customers are running Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers. The first critical patch has to do with […]

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Amazon Music is now free with ads for Alexa device owners

Amazon has announced that Amazon Music is now free to access without an Unlimited subscription or Prime membership via Alexa-enabled devices. Users will get free access to playlists and other content, but the service will be supported with advertisements. The news comes alongside YouTube Music’s free ad-supported arrival on Google Home speakers. READ: Google Home […]

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Fortnite World Cup Creative earmarks $3 million for prize pool

If your Fortnite battle royale skills are lacking but you dominate in Creative efforts, good news: Epic Games has announced the Fortnite World Cup Creative event. This part of the overall Fortnite World Cup initiative focuses on the Creative part of the game, where players can create their own unique destinations, mini games, and experiences. […]