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To recover from an argument, seek out blue light

We’ve already heard that blue light keeps us awake, kills bacteria, and helps to control psoriasis. Now, researchers from Spain’s University of Granada and the School for Special Education San Rafael are reporting that it also allows people to relax

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To recover from an argument, seek out blue light

We’ve already heard that blue light keeps us awake, kills bacteria, and helps to control psoriasis. Now, researchers from Spain’s University of Granada and the School for Special Education San Rafael are reporting that it also allows people to relax

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Twilio competitor Bandwidth up 6% following IPO

 Bandwidth, a company that helps businesses with voice and text communication, debuted on the Nasdaq on Friday, going up about 6 percent on its first day of trading. After pricing its IPO at the bottom of the expected range at $20

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Netflix cuts ties with Louis CK

 Netflix has announced that it will not be making a second stand-up special with comedian Louis CK. For years, rumors have swirled that Louis CK engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with the women around him. Gawker led coverage of these

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StarkBoard lets you skate remote-free

Kicking pavement to speed through city streets is so last century. Today’s skaters can truck along effortlessly with the help of electric motors and wireless remotes. Some boards don’t even need a handheld controller to “know” when to speed up

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StarkBoard lets you skate remote-free

Kicking pavement to speed through city streets is so last century. Today’s skaters can truck along effortlessly with the help of electric motors and wireless remotes. Some boards don’t even need a handheld controller to “know” when to speed up

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Apple’s iOS App Store adds weekend deals to boost app downloads

 With the introduction of iOS 11, Apple redesigned the App Store with a heavier focus on editorial content, including articles, interviews, how-to’s, lists and other round-ups with app recommendations. Now, it’s adding another feature, as well, called “This Weekend Only.”

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Amazon expands its Influencer Program to include Twitter and Instagram, in addition to YouTube

 Amazon is expanding its Influencer Program beyond YouTube to also include Twitter and Instagram, the company announced on Thursday. First launched into beta earlier this spring, the program initially targeted YouTube stars by offering them a way to make money

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Almost half of consumers are in the dark about AI

According to a new study, 43 percent of consumers in the US and 46 percent in then UK say they have ‘no idea what AI is about.’ The research by business management software specialist Sage looks at major public concerns

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Best Windows 10 apps this week

Two-hundred-and-fifty-six in a series. Welcome to this week’s overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Windows Store in the past seven days. Microsoft added options to the Microsoft Store version 11709.1001.7 and newer

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Gmail accounts make up 30 percent of marketing databases

The number of Gmail users subscribed to marketers’ email programs has increased from 17 percent in 2014 to 30 percent today, according to new data released by Yes Lifecycle Marketing. The company analyzed more than 7 billion emails sent through

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Zaha Hadid-designed Bora tower under construction in Mexico City

Around 18 months have passed since Zaha Hadid died suddenly, but the company she founded seems as busy as ever. Shortly after completing KAPSARC in Saudi Arabia, construction work has just begun on a new tower in Mexico City called

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Zaha Hadid-designed Bora tower under construction in Mexico City

Around 18 months have passed since Zaha Hadid died suddenly, but the company she founded seems as busy as ever. Shortly after completing KAPSARC in Saudi Arabia, construction work has just begun on a new tower in Mexico City called

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ESPN’s new streaming service will launch in the spring and be called “ESPN Plus”

 Today on Disney’s Q3 earnings call CEO Bob Iger gave a preview of ESPN’s upcoming direct to consumer streaming service. The announcement comes after another disappointing quarter for ESPN, with decreased ad revenue and higher programing costs compared to the prior

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"Zombie ant" fungus found to leave its victim’s brains uneaten

It’s one of nature’s most disturbing horror stories: a fungus takes control of a living ant and uses it to spread its spores through the colony. But now there’s a strange new wrinkle to the story, as a new study

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"Zombie ant" fungus found to leave its victim’s brains uneaten

It’s one of nature’s most disturbing horror stories: a fungus takes control of a living ant and uses it to spread its spores through the colony. But now there’s a strange new wrinkle to the story, as a new study

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Twitter fixes another important problem with support for 50-character usernames

 Twitter has followed up its move to double the character limit of tweets to 280 by increasing the length of a username to 50 characters. This is far less impacting that the 280 character expansion, and certainly less controversial, but

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Newly-discovered rat-like mammals might be the earliest ancestors of humans

Palaeontologists have uncovered the remains of some of humanity’s oldest ancestors along the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast in the UK. The team found two teeth belonging to rat-like animals that date back 145 million years, meaning they’re among the earliest creatures

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Newly-discovered rat-like mammals might be the earliest ancestors of humans

Palaeontologists have uncovered the remains of some of humanity’s oldest ancestors along the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast in the UK. The team found two teeth belonging to rat-like animals that date back 145 million years, meaning they’re among the earliest creatures

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Youtube Kids implements new policy to flag inappropriate videos targeted at children

 A New York Times piece and a subsequent Medium post this week highlighted an ongoing problem with Youtube Kids — bizarre and disturbing videos aimed at young children using key words and popular children’s characters. Now Youtube says it is putting

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