Tag Archives: gear

FDA explores using blockchain to track drug supplies

The US Food and Drug Administration wants to be sure sketchy drugs don't find their way to hospitals and pharmacies, and it's mulling a technological solution to keep medicine safe. The agency has launched a pilot program that will let the drug supp...

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The best audio editing software for beginning podcasters

By Al Griffin This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission

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Paris sues Airbnb over illegal rental ads

France is determined to prevent home sharing services from allowing makeshift hotels, and that now includes court action. The city of Paris is suing Airbnb over 1,000 ads it says violate a law designed to limit homeowners to renting their places for...

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Tesla allegedly ‘gutted’ Model 3 delivery team with recent job cuts

When Tesla laid off 7 percent of its full-time staff in January, it might have dealt a serious blow to one division in particular. Reuters sources claim Tesla dismissed 150 of the 230 Las Vegas workers involved in delivering Model 3 units to North Am...

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FDA accuses Juul of undermining efforts to prevent teen vaping

Many people raised eyebrows when Marlboro owner Altria bought a $12.8 billion stake in the vaping giant Juul, and that now includes the US Food and Drug Administration. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has requested a joint meeting with the CEOs of Juul...

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Recommended Reading: Building a life in ‘World of Warcraft’

My disabled son's amazing gaming life in the 'World of Warcraft' Vicky Schaubert, BBC News This is an amazing story from parents about their son who suffered from a rare degenerative muscular disorder. After his passing, they discovered that Mats...

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Opera’s free VPN is now built into its Android browser

Opera is adding a free, unlimited VPN to its Android browser. It's rolling out the VPN gradually to beta users first before making it more widely available

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Chrome OS update expands Google Assistant and Android Pie support

Google has moved the latest version of its Chrome OS from beta to release status, and with the arrival of version 72 there are changes you'll notice -- if you're using the right kind of device. One of the biggest adjustments is its native integration...

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Chrome will soon support your keyboard’s play and pause buttons

Starting next month, Google Chrome will finally offer official support for multimedia keys found on desktop and laptop keyboards, according to ZDNet. That means when you hit the "play" or "pause" button on your keyboard, Chrome should respond in kind...

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Networked freezers at grocery stores are vulnerable to hacking

Security researchers at Safety Detective revealed vulnerabilities in the temperature control systems found in freezers that could allow an attacker to hijack the devices and destroy its contents. The security hole, which stems from weak passwords, af...

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