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October 24, 2017 3:58 AM Apple iPhone rival Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL witnesses a shaky start

The launch of Alphabet Inc’s second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an investigation and issue multiple apologies to customers. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which start at $649 and debuted in stores on Thursday, are the lynchpin of Google’s 119

October 24, 2017 12:06 AM Google hit by complaints over new phone

Google’s new flagship smartphones have been hit by complaints about the quality of the screen. Tech reviewers, who have had the device for about two weeks, noticed “burn in” on the display, while others noted “muddy” discolouration on the screen. Google said it was investigating the issue, which it took “very seriously”. Google’s new line, the Pixel 112

October 23, 2017 7:43 PM Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online

Stephen Hawking, seen here with Isaac Newton's Principia, is allowing his doctoral thesis to be provided without charge online. Interest in "Properties of Expanding Universes" is at an all-time high: Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis of that name has crashed Cambridge University's open-access repository on the first day the document was posted online 154

October 23, 2017 6:14 PM Weinstein scandal puts nondisclosure agreements in the spotlight

Harvey Weinstein. Bill O’Reilly. Roger Ailes. Bill Cosby. The Catholic church. All were able to skirt years and sometimes decades of allegations of sexual harassment or assault through the use of settlements or contracts that included nondisclosure agreements: legal provisions that swear employees or alleged victims to secrecy. Those cases — and especially 165

October 23, 2017 5:22 PM Google delaying some white Pixel 2 orders by a month

Delayed orders will get a free Live Case It looks like Google is having an even harder time keeping the Pixel in stock than it expected. Some people who ordered a white Pixel 2 and received an estimated ship date of late October are receiving emails saying their order has been delayed by up to a month. Multiple people who received the emails have posted 101

October 23, 2017 3:04 AM Global Pollution Is the World's Biggest Killer But the U.S. Is Better Off Than Most, Study Finds – InsideSources

Like most countries in the developed world, pollution is much less of a concern in the United States compared to lower and middle income countries around the world, according to a landmark study on air, water, soils and workplaces. One key point the study makes however is that air pollution disperses and moves globally. Thus airborne pollutants travel 158

October 23, 2017 12:58 AM Campaign urges people to stop asking for antibiotics to prevent 'apocalypse'

Health experts launch a campaign aimed at tackling growing resistance to antibiotics while scientists make an encouraging find. Public Health England (PHE) has launched the new "Keep Antibiotics Working" campaign to tackle the growing resistance to the drugs. TV and radio adverts and posters have been produced to discourage patients from asking their 142

October 21, 2017 3:44 PM $417M award in lawsuit linking Johnson & Johnson baby powder to cancer gets tossed

A bottle of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, Feb. 24, 2016. (Reuters) Johnson & Johnson has won its appeal of a record $417 million verdict in a lawsuit brought by a California woman who claimed she got ovarian cancer from using the company’s talcum powder. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson 136

October 21, 2017 12:08 PM Android Instant Apps “Try Now Button” Begins Rolling Out

The hype in the Android community over the last few weeks has been squarely focused on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. These two pure Android devices are designed to compete with the best devices out there including the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8. Because of all of this Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hype, a lot of cool Android-related things have kind of fallen 113

October 21, 2017 5:42 AM PayPal And Facebook Partner For Peer-To-Peer Payments In Messenger

Apple is said to launch the Apple Pay Cash money transfer functionality in its Messages app soon. As of now, Facebook and PayPal have teamed up and announced their partnership which will allow users to send and receive money via Messenger. The partnership between the two companies began last year and today’s announcement is an extension to that. In the previous 99