Surprising study finds drinking alcohol may protect brain health

Surprising study finds drinking alcohol may protect brain health

Studies over the potential risks and benefits of drinking alcohol are all over the place, with some reporting that light drinking may be relatively health-neutral, while others have found that even small amounts can be harmful -- and, of course, there are the studies linking alcohol to protective benefits. A new study follows that latter line, reporting that up to a certain point, drinking alcohol may help protect brain function as we age.

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UCLA researchers create a wearable glove that translates sign language in real-time

UCLA researchers create a wearable glove that translates sign language in real-time

Bioengineers at UCLA have designed a glove that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real-time using a smartphone application. The goal of the project is to facilitate an easy way for people who use sign language to communicate directly with those who don't understand the sign language without needing a person there to translate.

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Purism Librem 14 brings hardware kill switches to a bigger laptop

Purism Librem 14 brings hardware kill switches to a bigger laptop

Recent events have put privacy-conscious people in a dilemma. The need to protect their privacy from both corporations and governments has become even more critical but, at the same time, the use of technologies like computers, smartphones, and the Internet has also become inescapable. Purism is one of the few companies that has put protecting privacy as their actual business and it has now announced the pre-order of its latest Linux-based laptop that boasts of a larger screen and more powerful specs while retaining the same privacy-focused spirit.

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Ford teams with Disney to broadcast the all-new Bronco reveal

Ford teams with Disney to broadcast the all-new Bronco reveal

Of all the vehicles Ford is working on, one of the most highly anticipated is the all-new Ford Bronco. After being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the official reveal for the all-new Bronco is set for July 13 at 8 PM EDT. Originally the Bronco was to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but that show was canceled.

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BionicSwift robotic bird has artificial feathers

BionicSwift robotic bird has artificial feathers

Researchers at Festo have announced the creation of a new bionic project called the "BionicSwift." The robotic bird can fly using artificial feathers. The researchers used radio-based indoor GPS with ultra-wideband technology to allow the robotic birds to fly safely in a coordinated pattern inside a defined airspace. One feature that gives the birds their agility is that the wings are modeled on the plumage of real birds.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R F1 Safety Car returns with a united aura

Mercedes-AMG GT R F1 Safety Car returns with a united aura

Just in time for the returning 2020 Formula 1 season, Mercedes-AMG’s GT R F1 safety car is brandishing a united aura. In accordance with Formula 1’s recent #WeRaceAsOne and #Drive Safely campaign, the new safety car is symbolizing unity against racism and inequality.

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Microsoft Edge has reportedly come close to being intrusive nagware

Microsoft Edge has reportedly come close to being intrusive nagware

With Microsoft Edge, Microsoft was supposedly heading in a fresh new direction without the gigantic baggage that Internet Explorer brings with it, both technically and legally. After a brief attempt at carving its own path, Microsoft decided to cut its losses and build upon the same Chromium base used by Google Chrome. Now that Microsoft Edge is finally out of its testing phase, however, it seems that Microsoft may have fallen back to its old habits and is giving non-Edge users no small amount of headache and stress over its installation practices.

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2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is poised to become the world’s fastest sedan

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is poised to become the world’s fastest sedan

Dodge has unveiled the 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, and it’s about time. The American carmaker is currently on a horsepower rampage as it ramps up its newest offerings. Yesterday, the new Durango SRT Hellcat appeared with its 710-horsepower V8 motor. And now, it seems the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is poised to become the world’s fastest mass-produced four-door sedan.

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Huawei Apps Up contest calls for apps using its Google Play replacement

Huawei Apps Up contest calls for apps using its Google Play replacement

For that past year or so, Huawei has been hurriedly setting up the foundations that would allow it to operate a mobile ecosystem even without Google. It has many of those already in place, including its own AppGallery store and Huawei Mobile Services as a stand-in for Google Mobile Services. Now, however, comes the challenge of filling that store with apps that don't rely on Google's APIs and it's enticing interest developers with monetary rewards to do so.

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Honor X10 Max 5G giant debuts alongside smaller Honor 30 Lite 5G

Honor X10 Max 5G giant debuts alongside smaller Honor 30 Lite 5G

Phablets have one the moment Apple swallowed its own words and launched a plus-sized iPhone in 2014. But while phones sporting at most 6.5-inch screens have become common, those with displays spanning 7 inches have all but disappeared. Honor is bringing that back with the 7.09-inch Honor X10 Max 5G but, at the same time, is offering something lighter in size, specs, and price with the Honor 30 Lite.

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Amazon Prime Video Windows app lets you download videos with a catch

Amazon Prime Video Windows app lets you download videos with a catch

Microsoft has long been trying to populate its app store, pushing every development framework, from UPWs to PWAs, to entice developers to jump in. There have been, however, some movement going in the opposite direction, with developers and brands exiting the Microsoft Store instead. That store just got one big addition to its list of apps but while the Amazon Prime Video app does offer some convenience, it curiously comes with an undisclosed limitation as well.

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LG B Project rollable phone may launch early next year

LG B Project rollable phone may launch early next year

Although some may praise Samsung for innovations like the Galaxy Fold, LG perhaps deserves some commendation for launching more "experimental" smartphones in the market, even if they end up being a flop. From the misnamed curved LG G Flex to the modular LG G5 to its recent batch of the dual-screen accessories for its phones, LG seems to be less averse at putting money where its mouth is when it comes to radical innovation. In fact, despite its current financial situation, it may be launching its craziest phones yet, including a rollable phone in early 2021.

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