An essential fatty acid commonly found in Western diets may put pregnant women at risk for increased uterine contractions, inflammation, and more, according to a new study out of the Physiological Society.The potential changes caused by this fatty acid, the research reveals, may result in poor fetal development and increased risk of experiencing pregnancy complications.The study implicates omega 6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid in particular, as the potential cause for multiple problems during pregnancy.Unlike certain diets that are higher in omega 3 fatty acids, the typical Western diet is high in omega 6 fats, especially linoleic acid, which is found in the vegetable oils used for cooking, as well as in fried foods like potato chips that are cooked in these oils.Though omega 6 fatty acids are important for health, excessive consumption of them may lead to the development of inflammation and, over time, the health problems that result from chronic inflammation.A number of health authorities and past studies have pointed toward alternative diets high in omega 3 and low in omega 6 as ideal for overall health.
Many of these companies offer consumers three simple alternatives: use a dongle to plug in your current headphones, use USB-C headphones, or switch to wireless earbuds like the AirPods or Samsung Galaxy Buds.But not everyone wants to keep track of a dongle, spend money on a new pair of headphones, or part with their favorite non-USB headphones.Google Pixel 3a and 3a XLThere are plenty of reasons to love Google's latest smartphones, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL.At $400 and $480 respectively, they bring high-end features to smartphones that cost about half the price of rival flagship devices.Google compromises in a few small areas to keep the price low.
Welcome to the 294th edition of Android Apps Weekly!Here are the big headlines from the last week:We received more details on the upcoming Call of Duty mobile game this week.The big news is a battle royale mode similar to Fortnite or PUBG Mobile.It’ll feature 100 players with single, double, and four-person playlists currently in testing.The game should be a fun and accessible runner-style game.
A major financial services company, First American Corporation, has left millions of records publicly accessible on its servers.The data included bank account details, bank statements, mortgage records, driver’s license images, and Social Security numbers, and was available to access without authorization by anyone who connected to an area of the company’s website.The company provides title insurance and settlement services, and is a major player in the real estate and mortgage industries.The publicly accessible data was discovered by a real estate developer who reported it to the company but got no response.He then shared the finding with an online security blog.“Closing agencies are supposed to be the only neutral party that doesn’t represent someone else’s interest, and you’re required to have title insurance if you have any kind of mortgage,” Ben Shoval, the developer who discovered the leak, said to KrebsOnSecurity.
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Nvidia’s Computex 2019 press conference is expected to kickoff the annual information and communications technology show.The press conference itself will occur a day before the actual start of Computex 2019, which will begin on May 28.Nvidia’s press conference is scheduled for May 27 at 2:30 pm, local time, in Taipei, Taiwan.Here’s the rundown on everything you need to know about Nvidia’s press conference at Computex 2019 — including what to expect and when and how to watch it.Nvidia’s Computex 2019 press conference will be held on Monday, May 27 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Taipei.For those interested in streaming the conference live, be sure to tune into the conference here via our soon-to-be embedded video (above) on Monday, May 27 at 2:30 a.m.
On Thursday, the US government indicted Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for violating the Espionage Act.At a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, lawmakers on both sides agreed that the US needs to regulate the technology, fast.Bluetooth is officially so complex that it’s a security risk.Each week we round up the news that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that you should know about.As always, click on the headlines to read the full stories.Before you completely panic: Motherboard also emphasizes that Snapchat has since cracked down on who can access SnapLion—though it has also expanded what SnapLion can do and how it is used—and has since introduced end-to-end encryption.
The weather has improved and grilling season is upon right in time for Memorial Day, but don’t head over to the butcher just yet.Before you grab your cooking tools, you should dive into Gamestop’s Memorial Day Sale that is running up until the end of the day on May 27.During the sale, you can take advantage of deals like saving up to 50% on used games like Horizon Zero Dawn or Bayonetta 2 and discounts on used consoles bundled with select games.So if you’re looking for savings on Xbox One, PS4, or Nintendo Switch this weekend, dive into these deals and check out the other best Memorial Day 2019 sales.Blast from the Past Console BundlesIf you’re in the market for one of the standard current-gen consoles from Sony or Microsoft, the Memorial Day sale at Gamestop has got you covered.
Powerbeats Pro, the first truly wireless workout headphones from Beats, launched earlier this month.I've been using the Powerbeats Pro headphones for about 24 hours now, and I have some thoughts about my experience so far.I can definitely see Powerbeats Pro dethroning my current exercise headphones, but I'm not sure if they will become my "everyday" headphones like my AirPods are.Those photos of the yet-to-be-announced headphones generated lots of excitement online.The ear hooks are key.By wrapping around your outer ear, Powerbeats Pro have a level of stability I've yet to experience in other headphones.
More than a million young people were expected to walk the streets on Friday in an international protest demanding action on climate change.The latest climate strike went live, with hundreds of thousands of students having walked out of school in places like New Zealand, India, South Africa, Nigeria and throughout Europe, reports CNN.This is the most recent Fridays for Future, a movement Swedish teen activist (and badass) Greta Thunberg started last year.A student-led climate strike in March spurred some 400 events around the world.For these young people, it’s simple.They’re doing what they can to raise the alarm – and that means walking out of school.
Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service called Disney Plus, and it put (almost) all its cards on the table last month.Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will reprise their roles, and Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp are also in talks to join.The Disney Plus streaming service will be a competitor to video streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Now and -- later this year -- Apple TV Plus.Disney wants its other streaming services -- Hulu and sports-focused ESPN Plus -- to run on the same tech platform so you can subscribe to them with the same password and credit card info.Hulu was jointly owned by four parent companies as recently as March, but this week Disney announced it will buy the rest of Hulu it didn't already own.Disney Plus will include all of Disney's family-friendly and much of its mass-audience fare.
You drive out of the garage, make it halfway down the street and wonder if you remembered to close the garage door.We've seen plenty of smart cameras, doorbells and locks for our front doors, but what about the door many of us use the most?If you're in the market for a whole new opener mechanism, you can find smart options from makers such as Chamberlain, LiftMaster and Ryobi.In general, a controller attaches to your existing opener with a double-sided adhesive strip.Smart garage kits also usually include some type of sensor to attach to your garage door.Chamberlain isn't compatible with SmartThings or Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant or IFTTT compatibility will cost you a $1 per month subscription fee, a unique and controversial extra charge for those features that are free on other smart home products.
Apple iPad 9.7-inch (32 GB) for $249 ($80 off): Be sure to check out our iPad Guide to see which iPad is best for you, but the 9.7-inch model is one of our favorites.Dell G5 15-inch Gaming Laptop for $720 ($280 off): Dell's G5 series offers powerful performance with an affordable price tag.Use code MEMORIAL10 for a deep discount.Asus ROG Strix Scar Edition 17-inch Gaming Laptop for $1,179 ($421 off): At 17 inches, the Asus ROG Strix is a monster of a gaming laptop with a 120 Hz high-refresh-rate display.Samsung 65-Inch Curved QLED Smart 4K TV for $1,275 ($1,024 off): It's still a hefty investment, but this 65-inch curved QLED display is a sight to behold.Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones for $200 ($49 off): Master & Dynamic produces visually and aurally stunning headphones, and the MH40s are no exception.
According a report on CEO compensation in 2018 from The New York Times, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was paid nearly $2.3 billion last year.Tesla has had its share of turmoil over the last year, and its stock price has fallen dramatically since the start of 2019.CEOs make a lot of money, but Elon Musk blew his competition out of the water in 2018, according to a new study by The New York Times.The study, done with the executive compensation consultancy Equilar, looked at compensation for CEOs at 200 large publicly-traded companies last year.That is such a giant disparity that the Times had to "add an extra dimension" to their chart showing pay for top CEOs.While the other 199 executives on the list are represented by a standard bar chart, Musk's haul is illustrated with a two-dimensional rectangle.
Last year saw the 135mph barrier broken in the final lap of the final race by Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman.What a IOMTT battle that was.To see if it does, follow our instructions to get yourself an Isle of Man TT live stream - no matter where in the world you happen to be - although.The where part of the Isle of Man TT motorbike race is pretty clear from the name, with the riders pelting around the UK island at madcap speeds.So it's the when that you need to take note of.What many consider the main events are the Supersport TT Races which take place on Monday 3 and Wednesday 5 June starting at 10.45am BST (5.45am ET, 2.45am PT, 7.45pm AEST).
The law is hailed as the global standard for privacy in the digital age, in which data is a precious commodity.The GDPR came into effect a few months after the news broke that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica had gotten ahold of personal data on 87 million Facebook users without their permission.The law has forced Facebook and its Silicon Valley neighbors to make sweeping changes to their privacy and data-handling policies, such as asking users to consent to new terms and bringing in pop-ups to inform them of any changes.So far, only one US company, Google, has been hit with a major fine.The EU's move to update its privacy regulation has spurred other countries around the world -- including Silicon Valley's home turf -- to consider following suit.Companies have reported 89,271 data breaches, which they're obligated to report within 72 hours of discovery.
If you've spent much time in a Tesla, you've probably found yourself at a Supercharger station, and that also means you've probably been stuck waiting for a charger to become available.The problem is that many people try to charge their cars fully at a Supercharger, and that can take awhile.The Supercharger does most of its best work up until the vehicle battery reaches an 80% charge, and then things get a bit more fiddly.To help alleviate some of the waits at busier Supercharger stations, it started limiting maximum charge to that magic 80 percent number, according to a report published on Friday by Electrek.This change will affect just 17% of all the Supercharger stations in the US, so if you live in someplace that's less densely populated, you shouldn't expect any changes.If you live someplace like Southern California or the Bay Area, however, like old Zimmy says, the times they are a-changin'.
President Trump's blacklisting of Huawei led Google to announce that it would be pulling its Android license from smartphones made by the Chinese manufacturing giant.That means users with new Huawei devices will no longer be able to download apps from the Play Store, which could cost the tech giant hundreds of millions of dollars per year.Google's decision to cut off China's Huawei could cost it as much as $425 million in lost annual revenue.The Trump administration placed Huawei on a blacklist this month, making it almost impossible for US companies to do business with the Chinese smartphone and telecom equipment maker.The biggest impact will be in EuropeInstinet estimated that Huawei currently has around 500 million smartphone users worldwide.
According to a recent survey, over 13% of mobile users in Spain switched mobile operator in 2018, 18% more considered switching.The National Commission on Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, “CNMC”), Spain’s market competition watchdog, recently polled 5,000 families and over 9,000 individuals to understand their loyalty towards their mobile operators.The survey found the churn rate reached 13.48% of all mobile users.In addition, 11.25% considered moving to a new operator but did not start the process, a further 6.57% did not only consider moving but had actually started the process of moving but did not complete the swap.When it comes to the main reason for moving, tariff was by far the leading driver, cited by 62% of the individual respondents, the highest level since 2015.A quarter of users moved operators to get fixed and mobile packages, with 20% driven away by the dissatisfaction with the quality of service at their original operators.
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet have used data on more than 230,000 intensive care patients to develop a new algorithm.Among other things, it uses disease history from the past 23 years to predict patients' chances of survival in intensive care units.Therefore, researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet have developed a new algorithm which much more accurately predicts an intensive care patient's chances of surviving.The Danish National Patient Registry contains data on the disease history of millions of Danes, and in principle the algorithm is able to draw on the history of the individual citizen of benefit to the individual patient in connection with treatment,' says Professor Søren Brunak from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research.Analysing 23 Years of Disease HistoryDeveloping the algorithm, the researchers used data on more than 230,000 patients admitted to intensive care units in Denmark in the period 2004-2016.