April 13, 2017

Month: April 2017

Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country to Ban Consumption of Dogs, Cats

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In a landmark amendment to their pre-existing laws, Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to totally ban the consumption of dog and cat meat. According to the Animals Asia Foundation, the Animal Protection Act enforced on the island only prohibited the slaughter and marketing of pet meats. Now, the actual act of eating […]

American Airlines Worker Hailed for Saving 2 Lives in 1 Day

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This American Airlines customer service manager was hailed as a hero on Tuesday after he saved two different people in one day. Christopher Hatcu was working at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina on January 22nd when a customer, later identified as Paul Gonnelli, passed out on the ground from a heart attack. […]

Nintendo announces Joy-Con battery grips for Switch controllers

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The Nintendo Switch’s detachable Joy-Con controllers already have decent battery life, but if you’re looking to game for even longer sessions, Nintendo has you covered. Today the company announced the Joy-Con AA battery pack, a pair of detachable grips for the wireless controllers that let users extend their longevity with off the shelf batteries. Oh, […]

Small Saturn moon has most of conditions needed to sustain life, Nasa says

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A tiny moon of Saturn has most of the conditions necessary for life, Nasa announced on Thursday, unveiling a discovery from an underground ocean that makes the world a leading candidate for organisms as humans know them. Scientists stressed that the discovery on a moon named Enceladus is not evidence that life has in fact […]

‘Make Music Day’ Plans 4,000 Free Concerts Nationwide

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The annual Make Music Day festival will return this year on June 21st with over 4,000 free events – shows, music lessons and jam sessions – in 50 cities around the United States. Make Music Day is a festival for the people, welcoming aspiring musicians of every age, genre and skill-level. The festival aims to celebrate music as […]

Facebook puts fake accounts on its most-wanted list

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  • 2 Months ago
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Facebook is taking aim at fake news, and part of that hunt is snuffing out fake user accounts. The company said Wednesday it is rolling out changes to its systems to make it more difficult to create fake accounts that promote fake news. The aim is recognize patterns of activity, such as repeated posting of […]

California will start charging electric vehicle fees in 2020

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  • 2 Months ago
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While some states are still offering incentives for electric vehicle buyers, California will soon become the biggest state to start charging fees for EV ownership. California is estimated to account for about half of the country’s EV sales, so the state is keen on recuperating some of the money it won’t be making from gasoline […]

PC Gaming Helped Drive Xbox to Backward Compatibility

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In addition to discussing what’s in store for Microsoft’s VR plan and Scorpio design goals, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer talked about how his gaming background helped form the push for backward compatibility on Xbox One. “…I grew up as a PC gamer, and the thing I love about the PC ecosystem is I can still […]

Netflix will premiere movies at Cannes for the first time

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After years of ignoring streaming services, Cannes is finally recognizing both Netflix and Amazon’s original work. With several Amazon funded-movies debuting at last year’s event, Cannes’ 2017 programme reveals that Netflix original movies will also finally be joining the festival. Netflix will be premiering The Meyerowitz Stories at the festival, starring Adam Sandler and Ben […]

Amazon helps parents make conversation with their children with new Fire for Kids features

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Amazon has added two new features to its Fire for Kids service, both of which are designed to help parents make conversation with their children. Discussion Cards suggest a number of questions for parents to ask their children, based on the apps, books, videos and games they’ve been accessing on Amazon Fire for Kids.  Examples […]
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