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Antifungal drug resistance is a ticking global time-bomb

There’s a whole lot of fungus amongst us coming with resistance to the drugs with which we resist them. The rate at which pathogenic fungi are resisting commonly used antifungal agents is, as researchers suggest this week, “unprecedented.” One of the causes for this situation is the massive use of drug elements like azoles, currently used for “not only human … Continue reading

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Tobacco peptide may be the future solution to superbugs

Flowers from Nicotiana alata, a tobacco plant, may hold the key to dealing with drug-resistant bacteria known as “superbugs.” The discovery was made by researchers with La Trobe University, where they found that the specific peptide NaD1 can combat infections. The discovery follows a previous one by the same team who found the peptide to be a possible treatment for … Continue reading

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Netflix on Chromecast gets show intro skipping support

Netflix has been pushing out a bunch of relatively minor but welcomed updates over the last couple weeks, not the least of which is newly added support for skipping introductions on shows via Chromecast. The skip intro button has already been made available on most other platforms that support Netflix, such as smart TVs, enabling users to bypass long or … Continue reading

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Phone batteries exploding at recycling facilities and dumps

Lithium-ion batteries are exploding at dumps and recycling plants across the United States – and that’s a problem. These types of batteries come most often in the device that’s likely in your hand or pocket – your smartphone.

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UEone EV charger hides in the road when not needed

The thing with EV chargers is that they aren’t exactly attractive devices and are typically only installed in a few parking spots. They can foul up the beauty of a city or location where they are placed. A company called Urban Electric has a very cool EV charger that pops up when needed and hides away when not called the … Continue reading

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OnePlus 6 durability test shows it’s worth more than its price

OnePlus has finally launched the OnePlus 6, including an Avengers edition, but there were really no surprises left by the time it did. Well, except the price, though, as expected, it was higher than last year’s model, though not by much and definitely a lot lower than equivalent flagships.

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Halo: Fireteam Raven ain’t your grandfather’s arcade cabinet

Retro is the in thing in gaming these days and everyone has a unique spin to them. Nintendo, for example, started miniaturizing its iconic home consoles.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company reveals exciting ambitions

Christening a drilling company “The Boring Company” is both the worst way to name a baby and also a stroke of genius at the same time. The tongue-in-cheek but totally official and legal name belies Musk’s ambitions to get rid of the bane of his existence: LA traffic jams. At a press conference held, almost by fate, at the Leo … Continue reading

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Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol is an overlanding family adventure machine

Nissan is showing off the Armada Mountain Patrol full-size SUV. The vehicle will be on display at Overland Expo WEST May 18-20. The vehicle started off as an 8-passenger Armada SUV with a 5.6L V8 making 390hp and 8,500-pound towing capacity.

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Instagram update adds post resharing to Stories

Instagram is making it easier to flesh out your Instagram Stories, adding the ability to quickly share something there directly from the feed. The new feature further blurs the lines between the traditional Instagram timeline, and the more recently-introduced, ephemeral stories

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