Three compounds found in cocoa beans, particularly in the product’s shells, show promise for reducing the inflammation and insulin resistance that may result from obesity, according to a new study.The research comes from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where researchers investigated three specific phenolic compounds on mice.The compounds’ effects were described as ‘powerful.’The study investigated three compounds called epicatechin, protocatechuic acid, and procyanidin B2.Though all three bioactive chemicals are found at high levels in cocoa bean shells, they’re also present in cocoa beans, green tea, and coffee.As part of the study, researchers tested these compounds in a water-based extract on immune and white fat cells from mice; the team also investigated the effects of each chemical individually.
One of the advantages of Fortnite is its minimal amount of computer power needed to play the game.As Fortnite season 10 approaches, developer Epic Games gave a heads up that players will need to have a proper graphics cards to play the game.Fortnite season 10 will require a DirectX 11 graphics card, according to a blog post from Epic Friday.The company explained it previously supported DirectX 10 cards even though the game's PC requirements but that will change with the new season.Fortunately, for many players, this change will not affect them.DirectX is Microsoft's collection of application programming interfaces (API) for games running on Windows and the eleventh iteration of the software came out back in 2009.
Although there will likely never officially be Nintendo Switch Android support, that hasn’t stopped various modders from making it happen, at least in a bare-bones way.Now, however, it looks like fully-fledged Android is coming to your (hackable) Nintendo Switch sometime soon.The team over at XDA Developers got a first look at a new Nintendo Switch Android build.The build isn’t public yet as the developer is streamlining the install process, but it will be available soon along with instructions on how to use it.The Nintendo Switch Android mod runs entirely from the system’s microSD card.This is great news for two reasons.
Throwing cold water on some of Pokémon Go’s hottest takesThree years ago, Nintendo and Niantic released Pokémon Go, and the resulting game became an instant cultural phenomenon on hundreds of millions of mobile phones.In retrospect, the formula seems simple enough: combine a beloved children's series with a wander-and-collect-with-your-phone gameplay hook, and everyone will fall in love, right?This week, Niantic returns with an entirely new game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and it proves that the above formula isn't necessarily an instant winner.Getting this particular AR gaming formula right isn't as simple as slapping fan-favorite characters on a go-anywhere phone game.you and your friends) have to join together and scour the map to find and rescue these foundables in order to maintain the Statute of Secrecy that keeps witches and wizards hidden from muggles.
The risk of focusing too explicitly on one area, vendor or technology is a lack of attention elsewhere, but here, the National Cyber Security Centre seem to have finally admitted it’s not all about Huawei.This is the precarious position the UK is in.Many in the industry are focusing on the threat of Huawei due to indirect links to the Chinese Government, and seemingly not taking into consideration of the risks elsewhere.To date, most discussions have focused on whether exposure to Huawei or Chinese companies should be limited, but the real key to these discussions should be how to mitigate risk irrelevant as to where is comes from.“And it means we’ve built the networks the wrong way.Focusing on one company protects you from that company, but due to the complexities of global supply chains in the industry today, the source of threats should be considered from everywhere.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.One of the biggest mistakes people make when networking is thinking that it’s just about running around the room collecting as many business cards as possible.I’ve tried telling them that this is not networking -- it’s either face-to-face cold calling or worse yet, it’s simply “card collecting.”Years ago, I ran into a couple of business partners who made a competition of collecting cards at networking events.I tried to tell them that this was really not a good networking strategy but I don’t think they ever got it.Unfortunately, I still find myself running into people who think this is a great approach to networking effectively.
Friday marks summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere when the North Pole is at maximum tilt toward the sun.This means the farther north you go, the longer you'll have sunlight -- a great reason to celebrate, as is the way in the internet era, with a Google Doodle.Google's Doodle for the summer solstice, which is visible across North America, the top of South America, Europe, Russia, Japan, Vietnam and India, shows an undeniably cute cartoon Earth smiling up at a palm tree and lounge chair perched atop the Arctic.Now, we're all aware that the polar ice caps are melting.But that doesn't mean that palm trees can grow there -- yet.Given the intensity of the ongoing climate crisis, Google portraying the Arctic as a warm-weather summer vacay destination and the Earth seeming cheerful about the situation seems a bit tone deaf.
There's about to be a seismic shift in one of the cornerstones of the UK's sports entertainment and satellite TV worlds, as Sky is preparing to relinquish UK broadcast rights to the weekly combat-panto that is WWE.That's like the BBC stopping doing weather forecasts or selling Question Time to ITV3.Wrestling fans will have to grapple with the many and various methods of accessing BT Sport if they want to continue watching a few pensioners take risks with their knees on a weekly basis, as the niche new sports network will start showing the WWE's main Raw and SmackDown events/episodes from January.There's one big change on the way as part of the deal; fans get live broadcasts of Raw and SmackDown.The usual monthly pay-per-view events these weekly shows lead up to are coming across as well, with BT Sport Box Office taking over the job of encouraging the paying of extra money and the staying up late required to watch the likes of Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble and SummerSlam.
To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has been accused of exposing sensitive user data through flaws in its real estate app, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Home Search.Mobile security firm NowSecure identified the flaws, which left information including phone numbers and email addresses vulnerable to attack.Berkshire Hathaway told Business Insider that NowSecure tested an old version of the app and "critical vulnerabilities" have been fixed in the updated version.Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has been accused of unwittingly exposing the personal information people using its real estate app.Chicago-based mobile security firm NowSecure discovered vulnerabilities in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Home Search app, as part of an investigation into the security of hundreds of apps on Google's Play Store.
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff.Shortcuts app for iOS is a very useful way to automate your iPhone or iPad.Another shortcut that can come in handy is sharing your Wi-Fi password as a QR code.Disclaimer: The screenshots below correspond to Shortcuts app for iOS 13 Beta 2.But the steps you need to follow are exactly the same.Step 3: Tap the “Settings” icon, and give the shortcut a name, for example, “Share Wi-Fi.” You can also tap the “Icon” to change it to something that matches your shortcut’s function better.
Social Media Usage Statistics for 2019 Reveal Surprising ShiftsA look at the latest Edison Research and Triton Digital Social Habit study shows largely unchanged social media usage over the past four years, growth for Instagram among young Americans, a drop in Facebook’s popularity, and several other statistics of interest to digital marketers.Silence is golden: preparing for the sound-off mobile ad ecosystemA look at optimizing video ad creative for silence, the impact of HAVOC (Human, Audible, Viewable On Completion), and measuring viewability in an age when some 85-90% of branded videos are viewed with audio muted.2 Years in the Making, LinkedIn’s Brand Refresh Aims to Make the Platform More InvitingAdweek takes a look at some of the new branding elements from LinkedIn (client) rolling out incrementally, including updated visuals, greater emphasis on sharing and photos, as well as a new custom typeface.
A survey asking more than 50,000 Reddit users on r/Pokemon to choose their favorite Pokémon has produced some impressive results.With more than 800 different Pokémon to choose from, each Pokémon received 65 votes on average.The original 151 Pokémon were the most popular by far, with about 35% of the respondents choosing a favorite from "Pokémon Red and Blue."Only four Pokémon received no votes at all, and the most popular Pokémon only secured 2% of the vote.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.After more than 20 years, the Pokémon franchise shows no signs of slowing down, especially not with a hit movie in theaters and a pair of new games on the way later this year.
He then doubled down on spies' 'ghost user' backdoor planSolving the Huawei 5G security problem is a question of convincing the Chinese to embrace British "fair play", security minister Ben Wallace said yesterday without the slightest hint of irony.During a Q at Chatham House's Cyber 2019 conference, Wallace said the issue of allowing companies from non-democratic countries access to critical national infrastructure was about getting them to abide by, er, Western norms.The former Scots Guards officer explained: "I take the view: we're British, we believe in fair play.If you want access to our networks, infrastructure, economy, you should work within the norms of international law, you should play fair and not take advantage of that market."Nonetheless, he later expressed regret at Chinese dominance of the 5G technology world, saying: "The big question for us in the West is actually, how did we get so dependent on one or another?
Thousands of people gathered at Stonehenge to watch the sunrise and celebrate Summer Solstice on the longest day of the year.Summer solstice takes place when one of the earth's poles has its maximum tilt towards the sun, and the sun reaches its highest position in the sky.It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.
On Call As you shut down and wait for Windows or macOS to spend the usual hour installing updates before your weekend can begin, spare a thought for those on the other end of the phone in The Register's weekly On Call column.David was putting in the hours on a temporary contract for a nameless call centre provider north of the border.Naturally, keeping the phones going was a priority so the helpdesk was quick to pick up a call from an engineer working on a remote site.In fact, as David told us: "The call started innocently enough with our helldesk guy saying hello to our remote colleague."Within seconds he has pressed speakerphone and we hear the immortal words..."You've been selected for a BT Survey?
Vaibhav Dabhade admits that his software startup screwed up badly when it launched in 2011.The system for managing online shopping orders that his small team created worked so poorly that its first corporate customer asked for a refund.That system was quickly scrapped.“We rebuilt our software again from scratch,” Dabhade tells Tech in Asia, while still focusing on the nuts-and-bolts side of Southeast Asia’s then-fledgling ecommerce market.Fast forward eight years, and Dabhade’s first startup, Anchanto, has clearly survived its early reboot.Support quality journalism and content.
Earlier this week, a new Fortnite weapon called the Drum Shotgun appeared in a leak, revealing Epic’s apparent plan to boost the variety of shotguns in the game.A few days later, a new leak gives players what may be their first look at the weapon via new gameplay footage.Assuming what we’ve seen so far is accurate, players may enjoy this release.The Drug Shotgun is the first substantial Fortnite leak we’ve seen in a while — it appeared on Twitter from game leaker ‘Lucas7yoshi’ who indicated the weapon will arrive in grey, green, and blue variants.Based on the leaked design, the Drum Shotgun looks very familiar, offering a cross between the newly returned Drum Gun and the Heavy Shotgun.Following that initial leak is a new tweet from Fortnite leaker ‘KrispyLeaks’ — it includes actual gameplay footage showing the drum gun in a Playground map.
I was moderately surprised when professor Warren McFarlan said this at our first accounting class at Harvard Business School: “If there is one thing that I would like you to remember from my class, it’s that cash flow is king.” Then, he showed us a video clip of Cuba Gooding dancing and saying “show me the money” in the movie Jerry McGuire.But the modern-day startups don’t seem to care too much about it.Sometime back, I met up with a founder of an IoT startup who asked for feedback on his go-to market.The founder said something like these (numbers modified for privacy):“We need to make it easy for customers to commit, so the pricing can’t be too high.We need to commit 1,000 for our first order.”
We’ll go over the best way to tackle this challenge, as well as break down what a hot spot is.Fortnite season 9, week 6 challengesYou can find all of this week’s challenges in the screenshot above and written out below.There are a total of seven challenges this week, with three of them for everyone and four of them only for players who own this season’s battle pass.If you don’t have the season pass just yet, we recommend you grab it as soon as possible since this season is going to start winding down soon.Land at Lucky Landing (0/1)
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover finally has set of wheels and legs.NASA engineers this week installed the starboard legs and wheels and a new port suspension system for the 2020 Mars Rover in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.NASA had been monitoring previous Mars Rover Curiosity's wheel damage for years, as dents became holes and then cracks in the raised treads.In Jan. this year, NASA posted photos of the wheel damage before the heartbreaking death of Curiosity in Feb.For the 2020 model, both legs are made of titanium tubing like that used on bicycles.The current six wheels installed on the rover are for testing purposes only, and will be replaced in 2020.