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You may be eating a lot of salt and not even know it, here’s why

Recent studies published by Brigham and Women’s Hospital say that higher salt intake through food can be a cause for death. The study suggested that an inaccurate way of estimating sodium intake may help account for the paradoxical findings of others. Nancy Cook, a researcher in this topic said that sodium is notoriously hard to measure. “Sodium is hidden — ... Read More »

Microsoft Ends Official Forum Support for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Office 2010, 2013, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The announcement was made last week in forum posts Support is also ending for other major Microsoft products Zune’s topic will remain available for browsing Microsoft, ever since the launch of Windows 10, has been focusing on tightening its updates and support rules across the board. In separate announcements last week, the Redmond, Washington giant stated that Microsoft Community Forums ... Read More »

Unisoc SC9863, SC9832E SoCs With Machine Learning and AR/ VR Support Launched in India

China-based fabless semiconductor company Unisoc (formerly Spreadtrum Communications) on Wednesday launched its latest system-on-chip mobile processors, SC9863 and SC9832E, for smartphones requiring machine learning and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) related applications in India. The two new SoCs were launched at an event in New Delhi. The newly-launched Unisoc SoCs deliver high-end user experience, power efficiency, 3D face ID, and support ... Read More »

Venmo COO discuss cryptocurrencies and the future of finance

[The stream is slated to start at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Michael Vaughan, COO of PayPal’s mobile payment service company Venmo, Karen Finerman, CEO and founder of Metropolitan Capital, and Founder and CEO of BKCM Brian Kelly will discuss the future of finance and cryptocurrencies at the Wharton ... Read More »

Experts Develop New Tool To Predict Eye, Hair And Skin Color

Researchers have developed a novel web tool that can accurately predict eye, hair and skin colour from even a small DNA sample, an advance that can be used when standard forensic profiling is not helpful. The “HIrisPlex-S DNA test” system is capable of generating all three pigment traits from human biological material together using a freely available web tool. The ... Read More »

Moto G6, Moto G6 Play With 18:9 Displays Launched in India: Price, Specifications, and More

Moto G6 (back) HIGHLIGHTS Moto G6 price in India starts at Rs. 13,999 for 3GB/ 32GB variant The 4GB/ 64GB variant of Moto G6 is priced at Rs. 15,999 The Moto G6 Play price in India has been set at Rs. 11,999 Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play have been launched in India, at an event in New Delhi on Monday. To recall, ... Read More »

Facebook Said to Have Given Phone Makers, Including Apple and Samsung, Access to User Data

Raising fresh concerns about Facebook’s privacy protection policies, a New York Times report has exposed how the social network allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends. Even before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones, Facebook had data-sharing partnerships with the device makers, the report said citing company officials, adding that most of ... Read More »

In Nipah’s shadow, a look at why bats are our friends and not foes

Fourteen deaths from Nipah virus infection in Kerala have fuelled unprecedented fear of bats, which were initially believed to be the source of the human infection, that led to scores of families abandoning their homes and livestock in the affected Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. Lab tests, however later, showed that public health experts had got it wrong. Fruit bats are natural hosts of ... Read More »

Heart failure causes and symptoms, experts say even moderate drinking could be fatal

Alcohol is bad for our health and we don’t need a doctor to tell us that. However, how much alcohol is ok has always been debatable. There have been many studies conducted on the consumption of alcohol and its impact on our bodies, but there has never been a conclusive figure or amount that we could agree on. But in the interest ... Read More »

Saving the skin from UV damage and skin cancer

Ageing affects all living things and leads to diseases that eventually kill us. It’s not surprising then that there’s a global race to develop anti-ageing treatments to slow, halt or reverse biological ageing to look younger and prevent diseases such as heart disease, cancers and dementia, among others. We begin to age the moment we are born but in physical ... Read More »