Tag Archives: When

Gaming loot boxes: What happened when Belgium banned them?

Loot boxes in gaming should be treated in the same way as gambling, says a group of MPs. That would mean the kind of in-game purchases, where players don’t know what’s in a box until they’ve bought it, would be banned for under-18s. If that does come into force in the UK, what would it actually mean for everyday gamers? For ... Read More »

How to talk about money when you work in finance

When you work in finance, you are steeped in money. You almost certainly earn more money than the average person (unless maybe they work in the Swiss pharmaceutical sector) and you likely think of transactions denominated in fiat currencies throughout your day. In the same way that Eskimos have many words for snow, finance professionals therefore have many words for ... Read More »

What happens when a KTM RC200 hits a metal grill at 125 Kmph

You can never be fully prepared for riding on Indian roads. Even after decades of riding experience, the obstacles that you may encounter on our highways will surprise you. The statement above gets confirmed in the near-miss video of a KTM RC200 that was uploaded on Youtube. In the video, the rider encounters a metal grill on the highway while ... Read More »

Don’t ignore dizziness when standing up, you may be at risk of dementia

People who feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded when standing up, caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure, may be at greater risk of developing dementia or stroke decades later, according to a study done by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US. The study, published in journal of the American Academy of Neurology, involved 11,709 people with an average age of ... Read More »

‘Mobile Airbag’ Case Invented by Student Deploys When You Drop Your Smartphone

HIGHLIGHTS An ‘active damping’ phone case design has been patented Design was a thesis project for a German engineering student The case detects when the phone is falling and protracts springs A German engineering student has invented a ‘mobile airbag’ case design that automatically deploys when a phone is dropped. We already have several case options in the market that ... Read More »

This is the reason why you should not carry medicines when travelling

Turns out, carrying hard medicines while travelling makes people more prone to pop them, against doctor’s recommendations. According to a study conducted by the University of Helsinki, travellers carrying standby antibiotics take them more often than those travelling without such drugs. Having antibiotics packed in the bags allows their use – against recommendations – also for mild and moderate diarrhoea, ... Read More »

Twitter Says Will Inform When Local Law Demands Account, Content Blocking

HIGHLIGHTS Update a part of our efforts to increase transparency: Tiwtter Similar notification will be available for withheld accounts as well Users would now know if Twitter withholds a tweet due to legal reasons To help the public better understand the scope and scale of government censorship from around the world, Twitter has updated its transparency tool to tell its users the ... Read More »

Dogs May Be Good For Your Health…Except When They’re Not

While having a dog may be good for the heart, as my colleague Alice Walton just wrote, and is certainly good for the soul, you might want to read the “terms and conditions” in the fine print. Heather Stone Leo and Laila, my granddogs, as irresistible puppies I’ve seen some impressive and life-threatening infections from dogs. None of them, until Lyme, gave me ... Read More »

When blogging gets scary: my bout with the bullies who plagiarized my work

I’m a blogger, not a fighter. I enjoy blogging and often criticize myself for not blogging often and frequently enough. Between managing my household and family of daughters plus my husband and my mom who recently moved in with us, in addition to being a fitness instructor and a network marketer, I often lament about there not being enough hours ... Read More »

7 Blogging Ideas For When You’re Stuck, Tired, and Can’t Write a Thing

Every year, I greet January with new resolutions. Often, I never end up fulfilling them. But that doesn’t stop me from making new ones every year. One of the resolutions I made at the start of 2017 – one I thought would be easy to keep – was to write a blog post every week on WordPress. Easy, right? But ... Read More »