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Anonymous Camera for iPhone will make you feel like a spy

Anonymous Camera for iPhone will make you feel like a spy

A new camera app has been released for iOS that, unlike basically every other photography app, is designed to hide the photo's subject rather than highlight them. Called Anonymous Camera, this app works to protect the people captured in a video or photo by blurring or otherwise hiding their faces -- or, in cases where it is necessary, by removing their bodies entirely.

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Under Armour made a face mask: Good luck trying to find one

Under Armour made a face mask: Good luck trying to find one

Under Armour is the latest company to release its own reusable cloth face mask, one that you will have a lot of trouble acquiring at any point in the near future. The mask is shaped to fit one's face, unlike plain rectangular medical masks that often leave gaps. The new mask offering joins similar products launched by a number of companies, including some TV show-themed options from ViacomCBS.

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EPA warns eBay and Amazon to stop selling faux coronavirus pesticides

EPA warns eBay and Amazon to stop selling faux coronavirus pesticides

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cracking down on the sale of various pesticide products sold on eBay and Amazon, particularly ones that are said to be misleading the public about their suitability for protecting against COVID-19. Both online retailers have been ordered to stop selling these products by the EPA, which says that several products targeted by this order are being marketed with various false or otherwise misleading claims involving the novel coronavirus.

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Riot Games teams with Crisis Text Line to support troubled gamers

Riot Games teams with Crisis Text Line to support troubled gamers

Riot Games has teamed up with Crisis Text Line to help support gamers who are experiencing mental health issues. The company announced the new initiative on Monday, stating that gamers can seek help by texting "RIOT" to the support organization. The service is available to users located in the United States and Canada -- and it is free, of course.

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Self-driving cars address only a third of crashes, according to study

Self-driving cars address only a third of crashes, according to study

The primary objective for self-driving cars, at least the ones pushed by proponents of the technology, isn't the convenience of the driver or passenger. That is just one of the goals or even a by-product of what these autonomous vehicles bring to the table. After all, one can only sit back and relax and take one's hands off the wheel and eyes of the road when you're 200% sure the self-driving car can safely drive itself through any road condition or obstacle. It turns out, however, that our current autonomous driving technologies can only avoid 34% of crashes that human drivers caused.

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Honda recalls 1.4 million vehicles: What you need to know

Honda recalls 1.4 million vehicles: What you need to know

Honda is recalling a massive 1.4 million vehicles in multiple countries, the automaker has revealed, due to a faulty fuel pump. Fortunately, the company hasn't received any reports of wrecks or injuries resulting from this faulty component; if the fuel pump fails, the car may stall or refuse to start. Honda vehicle owners have a few different ways to determine whether their car is covered by this recall -- here's what you need to know.

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FDA warns popular diabetes drug has cancer risk, seeks multiple recalls

FDA warns popular diabetes drug has cancer risk, seeks multiple recalls

In a statement this week, the Food and Drug Administration warned that its laboratory has discovered impurities in some batches of popular diabetes drug metformin that may be a cancer risk. The discovery involves "several lots" of the extended-release (ER) version of metformin, prompting the agency to seek voluntary drug recalls from five different companies.

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Popular thyroid drug recalled because it’s ‘super potent’ says FDA

Popular thyroid drug recalled because it’s ‘super potent’ says FDA

The FDA has alerted consumers about a recent recall from Acella Pharmaceuticals, which has recalled its popular natural thyroid product after discovering that it is too potent, putting patients at risk of getting too much thyroid hormone. Though hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, too much thyroid hormone can be deadly, causing high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, and more.

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Facebook Messenger Safety Notices will warn you of scams, suspicious people

Facebook Messenger Safety Notices will warn you of scams, suspicious people

Uncertain and desperate times bring out the best and the worst of people. While there will always be those who will go out of their way to be humanity's brightest stars, there are others that exemplify mankind's biggest weaknesses. While we always need to be on guard against such malicious agents, it's not always possible to defend one's self against more cunning individuals. That's why Facebook is applying a dash of machine learning to give Messenger users a bit of confidence or at least warn them if something is a miss.

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The CDC really needs you to stop snuggling chickens

The CDC really needs you to stop snuggling chickens

The CDC is singing a familiar song: stop snuggling, kissing, or otherwise being physically affectionate with chickens. The message has been preached many times in the past, each in reference to outbreaks of Salmonella, a bacterial disease most commonly acquired through contaminated water or food. Salmonella is common among chickens, as well, and that's a problem for backyard farmers.

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Volvo has switched on its controversial top speed limit

Volvo has switched on its controversial top speed limit

Volvo has implemented its controversial speed limit on its new cars, limiting the top speed of its SUVs, sedans, and wagons in the name of road safety. Announced last year, the plan also sees each new Volvo come with the automaker's Care Key, a special key that allows extra limits to be placed on the vehicle before a less experienced driver is allowed behind the wheel.

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FDA says some CBD oil recalled across US over risk of lead poisoning

FDA says some CBD oil recalled across US over risk of lead poisoning

A batch of CBD oil that was distributed nationwide in the US has been recalled after it tested positive for high levels of lead. The FDA warns that consuming this CBD oil could potentially result in lead poisoning, a serious condition that could, among other things, result in kidney damage and shock. There haven't been any consumer complaints related to the CBD, however.

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