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Oppo’s Under-Screen Selfie Camera Makes Notches Feel Like a Lazy Design Placeholder

You can tell yourself whatever you need to feel better about having to stare at your smartphone’s ugly notch all day, but it’s an awkward design decision that serves as a placeholder until a more elegant solution to hiding a front facing camera (and other tech) comes along. Apple seems to be in no rush to get rid of…

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Scientists Are Probing Tornadoes With Drones to Save Lives

This spring saw one of the worst tornado outbreaks in recent years. More than 300 twisters touched down from Texas to North Dakota to Pennsylvania, scarring the landscape, causing widespread damage, and at least eight fatalities.

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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.