Category Archives: Technology

11-Year-Old’s Device Could Help Prevent Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke

The roadways are one of the most dangerous places in the entire United States. In a single year in Texas alone, there was one auto crash reported every 59 seconds, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Unfortunately, in Texas and other states that frequently see high temperatures, a vehicle can be just as dangerous while parked. 

According to Kids and Cars, there have been a total of 52 vehicular heatstroke fatalities throughout 2019. Since 1998, 818 children have died from pediatric vehicular heatstroke, which occurs when a child’s body temperatures rises to 104 degrees. Sadly, this kind of tragedy can happen almost anywhere — but parents and vehicle owners in states that often see temperatures near triple-digits need to be extra careful.

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7 Awesome Employee Time Tracking Apps for Small Businesses

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The modern times that you live in are fitting in nicely with the way the business world is moving.

Simply put: as more and more businesses outsource and have employees working outside of the workplace, technology is allowing those businesses to keep track of their work.

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Celebrate International Podcasts Day with these Top-Rated Apps

Over the last five years or so, the podcast market has exploded. Now, more than ever, people are tuning into their favorite podcasts on their daily commutes. After all, the average limo driver will typically make more than 105 trips a week; what else are you supposed to do on a drive with a stranger? Whether you’re listening on your drive into work or working out on the treadmill, there are podcasts for just about every subject.

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Verizon Sells Tumblr To WordPress For $3 Million

The microblogging and social networking website Tumblr has officially been put on the market by Verizon and sold to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. While the sale was for an undisclosed amount, Automattic reportedly purchased Tumblr for less than $3 million.

Verizon initially acquired Tumblr in 2017 after purchasing Yahoo, which paid $1.1 billion for Tumblr in 2013. The website sold for approximately 2% of what it was originally worth.

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What to Expect From Nintendo at E3

With Nintendo supplying some of the most highly anticipated games throughout the last year, fans are eager to see what the company will bring to the table at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, colloquially called E3. But while Google gets more than 57,000 searches per second, fans don’t need to look far to get some of the best information around.

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Apple Self-Driving Car Rear Ended On Expressway During Road Testing

Another accident involving a self-driving vehicle occurred on Friday, August 24. According to Reuters, an Apple self-driving vehicle was rear-ended while merging onto an expressway in Silicon Valley.

The report on the California Department of Motor Vehicles website, posted on Friday, August 31, reported that one of Apple’s Lexus RX 450h self-driving test vehicles was hit by a 2016 Nissan Leaf on the Lawrence Expressway in Sunnyvale, California.

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Overwatch League Grand Finals Showcasing Esports’ Popularity

Overwatch is one of the most popular video games in the world right now. In fact, more than 22,000 people paid their way into the Barclays Center last month to watch people play the game. In addition to those 22,000 video game fans, another 300,000 people were watching online and even on ESPN.

The Overwatch League Grand Finals, a two-day event that culminated in two teams competing for a $1 million grand prize. The event proved that the Esports era is officially here — and millions of people are ready to participate, especially when it comes to Overwatch.

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‘Suicide Machine’ a Big Draw at ‘Funeral Show’ in Amsterdam

*Admit it. Your first thought was probably some people are crazy as hell. I’m not being totally transparent because “some people” wasn’t my actual thought. But hey, who am I? On with the story.

Sarco, a machine that allows people to kill themselves with the press of a button drew quite a crowd at the funeral show in Amsterdam last April. I can only hope it was just because people were curious to see how something like this works…just for curiosity sake.

I’m still grappling with the fact that Funeral Shows happen. Are they a thing? I really don’t know. But we’re talking about Amsterdam; where they are a thing.

But Sarco, short for the sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine invented by Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke and Dutch designer Alexander Bannink, is controversial — even in Amsterdam. The machine comes with a detachable coffin, mounted on a stand that contains a nitrogen canister.

Nitschke, who was dubbed “Dr. Death” due to his efforts to legalize euthanasia, speaks about it as if it just another gadget.

?The person who wants to die presses the button and the capsule is filled with nitrogen. He or she will feel a bit dizzy but will then rapidly lose consciousness and die,? Nitschke explained to the Associated Foreign Press.

“The Sarco,” he continues, “is a device to provide people with a death when they wish to die.” 

With the growing rate of teen suicides today, all I can say is I pray this machine doesn’t make it to America. Continue reading