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Updates From Bond 25, Swamp Thing, and More

Zachary Levi could be returning to the realm of spy-fi. LeBron James confirms production has begun on Space Jam 2. The Penny Dreadful spinoff City of Angels sets a bunch of new cast members. Plus, on set with the new Bond movie, what’s to come on Swamp Thing and iZombie, and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven

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How Many of Your Smart Gadgets Can Actually Get a Virus?

You might have noticed the brouhaha over the since-deleted Samsung tweet advising users to run antivirus scans on their smart TVs—but is such a malware attack possible? Just how many of your smart home gadgets are vulnerable to viruses in the same way that your laptop might be? We called in the experts to find out.

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Apple Buys Self-Driving Car Startup Drive.ai in Sign It’s Not Through With Autonomous Vehicles

Apple appeared to be pulling back from the autonomous car business when it dismissed some 200 employees from its Project Titan initiative in January 2019. But it would appear that it’s shifting gears in a big way with news on Tuesday that it has acquired startup Drive.ai “in what appears to be part of a renewed effort…

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Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work, finds a new study (n=3,592 African Americans), which found TV-viewing of 4 or more hours a day had 50% greater risk of cardiovascular events and death compared to less than 2 hours a day, but not with more time sitting at work.

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Milk is the best drink to reduce burn from chili peppers, and it does not matter if it is whole or skim, suggests a new study that compared the effectiveness of five off-the-shelf beverages at reducing the burn after the consumption of capsaicin.

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Boeing Announces Work with Flying Taxi Startup Kitty Hawk, But Don’t Call It a Flying Car

Boeing has announced that it’s working with the flying taxi startup Kitty Hawk, to “collaborate on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility.” The announcement of the so-called strategic partnership is pretty light on details, but it’s an optimistic sign for futuristic consumer-facing aviation technologies.

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San Francisco Bans E-Cigarette Sales Despite Being Home to Juul Labs, the Hottest Name in Addiction Technology

The city of San Francisco has banned the sale of e-cigarettes, becoming one of the first municipalities in the U.S., along with Beverly Hills, to place such tight restrictions on the nicotine-delivery technology. San Francisco’s ban is scheduled to start in early 2020, but traditional nicotine cigarettes and vapes for…

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Polar’s Latest Fitness Smartwatch Is For Data Dummies

Fitness tracking can get old fast, especially if you’re a beginner staring at a bunch of numbers that don’t make sense. Polar in particular, is known for tracking in-depth metrics and that’s given it the reputation for creating wearables meant for serious athletes only. But its latest smartwatch—the Ignite—seems…

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