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What is ‘creepy’ technology for children?

Many parents express concerns about privacy and online safety in technology designed for their children. But we know much less about what children themselves find concerning in emerging technologies. Now...

Americans in their 50s and early 60s fear dementia

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll...

Our genes, not taste make us prefer sweet or bitter drinks

Sweet beverages or bitter ones? Our preference between them results from variation in genes related to their psychoactive properties, not those related to taste, research finds. Scientist Marilyn Cornelis searched...

6 tools every man needs in his shed

Every man should have the right tools in his box, but with so many different ones out there, how do you know which ones you need and which ones...

Blue Moon, Jeff Bezos wants to reach the Moon in 2024

The owner of Amazon and the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, presented this Thursday night the ship Blue Moon, which aims to reach the Moon in 2024. It...

Do you think global warning is free? Ask to Maine clammers

Maine clammers have traditionally bagged about half of the nation’s entire soft-shell clam harvest. But the harvest has been declining for years, and in 2017, it was the lowest...

Beware of calls that only ring once, it may be the Wangiri scam

Many are those who see a missed call from an unknown number and return the call to find out who it is. However, doing this is a dangerous thing,...

WHO reveals that 15% of men are infertile

An international study on the causes of male infertility with the collaboration of Jaime Mendiola, a researcher at the University of Murcia (Spain), concludes that 15% of men are...

Game of Thrones: What’s that Starbucks coffee doing in Winterfell?

Maybe you figured it out, too. During the sequence of celebration of the victory that takes place in the halls of Winterfell, with a well-sprinkled banquet of wine and...

Internet has beaten Hollywood: Sonic’s film will change completely

The release of the international trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog, Sega's famous video game character, didn't go well. Not good at all. So bad that in a few days...
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Companies are lazy and unclear sending alerts about data breaches

The notifications that companies send consumers about data breaches lack clarity and may add to customer confusion about whether their data is at risk,...

After augmented reality, the virtual world still affects you

New research digs into how augmented reality affects people’s behavior—in both the physical world and a digitally enhanced one. Researchers found that after people had...

What is the economic rationale as to whether we should impose a tax on...

Soda taxes offer a “net good,” according to an analysis of health benefits and consumer behavior. The two working papers point to advantages similar to...

How to reduce the chance of clicking through to a phishing link?

New research compares different kinds of warnings alerting email users to potential phishing scams. Just when we think we have a handle on the tricks...

What is Google Translatotron?

Google Translate goes a step further with 'Translatotron', a service that translates without the need for text. The translator converts your audio to another...

Google Play may be still used on Huawei devices

Google, the technological giant on which android operating systems depend and which has announced its rupture with Huawei, announces that users will be able...

When price is the first factor in the purchasing decision, consumers make poor choices

A new framework to enable retailers to better position their products to consumers has been devised by Tamer Boyaci and Frank Huettner at ESMT...

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