Alphabet’s health watch has changed a lot since last year

You know that health-tracking watch Alphabet’s X research division showed off more than a year ago, the one you’re looking at above? Yeah, you’ll want to forget about that design. MIT Technology Review managed to get a peek at a prototype of what s…

Apple logs your iMessage contacts and could share them with police

Apple’s iMessage had a few security holes in March and April that potentially leaked photos and contacts, respectively. Though quickly patched, they are a reminder that the company faces a never-ending arms race to shore up its security to keep malic…

Nobody Knows What Healthy Food Means (Still)

Do you think you know what “healthy” food means? Then the FDA would like to hear from you.

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Social media posts can help predict pollution in some of the world’s biggest cities

A new study by researchers at Rice University analyzed millions of posts on social media in Beijing to find out whether microblogging can double as a proxy measurement system for airborne pollution.

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We were stealing music way before the internet and millennials

When I was 13, my babysitter showed up with a box of 12 new cassettes. I was amazed that she had been able to afford all this music. I grew up poor and even one new purchase was news; a dozen purchases was cause for celebration. Had she robbed…

Pink, fluffy dining at the ‘Kirby’ cafe

If you didn’t know, Kirby is a squidgy pink ball. With minimal facial features. That’s about it. Which is why he’s adorable (and popular) enough to warrant a whole bunch of merchandise, as well as temporary pop-up cafes across Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka…

Look Ma, no hands! This sci-fi film was shot entirely with drones on autopilot

A drone love story, shot entirely by autonomous drones? That’s the premise behind a new film debuting at the London Film Festival next weekend and while the drone love story may be science fiction, the automated drone cinematography is not.
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Twitter opens its Moments story-telling feature to all

Twitter debuted Moments as a means of slowing down the news feed almost a year ago. Back in August, the social network announced that all users would soon be able to employ the tool and today the company is keeping its promise. Everyone is now…

Measles Has Officially Been Banished From the Americas

Endemic measles has officially been wiped out in the Americas. That means the only outbreaks that happen are those imported from abroad. It’s the first region in the world to achieve this certification, but the battle against measles is far from over. We’re looking at you, anti-vaxxers.

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The DEA Is About to Kill Kratom and Internet Sales Are Going Crazy

Unless the DEA changes its mind in the 11th hour, kratom—the substance of choice for many recovering opiate addicts—is all but certain to become a schedule 1 drug in the United States this Friday, illegal to possess and illegal to sell. Distributors and users alike are left wondering what they’re going to do next.

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