FDA issues over-the-counter drug warning after new TikTok challenge

FDA issues over-the-counter drug warning after new TikTok challenge

The US Food and Drug Administration has cautioned against misuse of over-the-counter drugs, after fears that the so-called "Benadryl Challenge" popular among some TikTok users could lead to injuries or even death. It's the latest warning from the FDA in a year with more than its share of drug concerns, as unofficial uses for medications - both prescription and otherwise - have proliferated among people fearful of COVID-19 and other diseases.

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Animal Crossing Halloween update details revealed

Animal Crossing Halloween update details revealed

Today the spookiest of updates was revealed for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Halloween is nearly upon us... or at least the month of October is nearly upon us, and Animal Crossing isn't about to be left out in the cold. The big event begins on the 30th of September, 2020, allowing the entire month of October for a dark and glorious exploration of the monster holiday.

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Google apparently readying an Apple-style clampdown over Android app fees

Google apparently readying an Apple-style clampdown over Android app fees

Google is reportedly planning to crack down on Android apps bypassing its in-app purchase rules, holding developers to an existing - but little-enforced - requirement. The decision follows a controversial legal spat between Apple and Fortnite-developer Epic Games, in which the publisher criticized the so-called "App Store tax" of 30-percent on purchases made within software.

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iPhone app icons and how to change them in iOS 14

iPhone app icons and how to change them in iOS 14

Today we're taking a peek at the way in which you'll be able to change your icons in iOS 14 for your iPhone or iPad. This process is relatively simple, and was only JUST activated here in the year 2020 with the operating system update iOS 14. This system allows users to customize their app icons at will, opening the window for a wide variety of possibilities, from greatness in design simplicity... to terrors from the depths of nastiness.

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The 2021 VW ID.4 hit a big EV milestone in just eight hours [Updated]

The 2021 VW ID.4 hit a big EV milestone in just eight hours [Updated]

Bad news if you were hoping for a 2021 VW ID.4 1st Edition, with Volkswagen confirming that it took very little time at all for the first of its new all-electric crossovers to be sold out. Put up for reservations on September 23, the earliest ID.4 set to reach the US were snagged by would-be drivers in just eight hours, VW has confirmed.

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NatGeo virtual backgrounds released for video chat

NatGeo virtual backgrounds released for video chat

Today the folks at National Geographic released a wild collection of virtual backgrounds / wallpapers for students doing video chats for school. Virtual school, remote schooling, remote classroom work is currently more popular than it's ever been before, thanks to COVID-19 and the likely resurgence of the global pandemic thanks to winter - so National Geographic just stepped up to the plate.

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iPhone 12 mini tipped again in new leak

iPhone 12 mini tipped again in new leak

Rumors that Apple's smallest 2020 smartphone will launch as the iPhone 12 mini continue to gain weight, with a new leak claiming to show official labeling confirming the new name. Chatter of an iPhone 12 mini began back in January, with talk of it kicking off a four-strong line-up of iOS smartphones that would top out at the largest iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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Microsoft dropped $7.5 billion to hook you on a $10 Xbox Game Pass subscription

Microsoft dropped $7.5 billion to hook you on a $10 Xbox Game Pass subscription

Earlier this week, Microsoft dropped quite possibly the biggest gaming bombshell of all time, announcing that it had entered into an agreement to purchase ZeniMax Media and all of its subsidiaries for $7.5 billion. It’s Microsoft’s biggest gaming purchase ever and it's tied with GitHub as the company's third-biggest acquisition period, behind only LinkedIn and Skype. It made this monumental purchase just to get you to sign up for a $10 per month subscription, too.

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Google Nest Audio unboxed early after retailer jumps the gun

Google Nest Audio unboxed early after retailer jumps the gun

Google's new Nest Audio isn't going to get a full unveil until next week, but that hasn't stopped at least one example of the unusually-shaped smart speaker from being inadvertently sold early - and given a full unboxing. The replacement to the Google Home looks set to be one part of a packed "Launch Night In" on September 30, alongside the Pixel 5 and more, but Google just can't seem to keep a secret.

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Infiniti QX60 Monograph showcases the brand’s next-gen seven-seat SUV

Infiniti QX60 Monograph showcases the brand’s next-gen seven-seat SUV

Infiniti recently unveiled the QX60 Monograph SUV. It may only be a concept at this point, but it strongly hints at the styling cues of Infiniti’s next-generation QX60 seven-seat SUV. Wearing a unique reflective platinum paint job, the QX60 Monograph highlights a muscular and elegant design idiom along with upscale features to make it stand out from the herd.

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Researchers developed a smart suit that is wirelessly powered by a smartphone

Researchers developed a smart suit that is wirelessly powered by a smartphone

Researchers from NUS have developed a smartphone-powered suit that is capable of providing athletes with physiological data, including information on their posture, running gait, and body temperature while they are performing. The team says athletes are always looking for new ways to push human performance and to be able to improve the need to know their current limits objectively so they can overcome them. Current ways that athletes can track performance include wearables, such as the Apple Watch or Fitbit.

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Epic Games, Spotify form app fairness coalition against Apple, Google

Epic Games, Spotify form app fairness coalition against Apple, Google

Even while waiting for its day in court, Epic Games is taking its battle with Apple to another venue as well. As reported last month, Epic Games has formed a "Coalition for App Fairness" to fight against what it argues are anti-competitive practices prevalent in today's app stores. It has also finally got Spotify to formally commit to its campaign and has even gotten others to sign up as founding members. Unsurprisingly, that group is made up of app developers that have suffered from Apple's App Store policies in one way or another.

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