Adding 10 minutes of exercise daily may save over 110,000 U.S. lives every year

In a new study from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, researchers found if people between 40 and 85 years of age were active just 10 minutes more a day, it could save more than 110,000 U.S. lives a year. They also found the added exercise can benefit everyone. In the study, the researchers examined data […] The post Adding 10 minutes of exercise daily may save over 110,000 U.S. lives every year appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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Microsoft sidesteps Xbox Series X scalpers by emailing customers directly

With the Xbox Series X still difficult to get hold of, Microsoft has begun emailing Microsoft Store customers with offers to buy a console bundle. According to The Verge, these emails appear to so far be limited to customers within the US, with the bundles in limited supply as well. As such, they’ll only be available on a first-come, first-served basis so clicking on the link in the email doesn’t guarantee that there is stock. Microsoft is also limiting bundles to one per pre-order, no doubt to help combat against scalpers. Aside from the global chip shortage, scalpers (those that buy console stock en masse to sell at marked-up prices)… Read More

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It’s now easier than ever to get Google Assistant to stop talking, but is it making us rude?

It’s now even easier to get Google Assistant to stop talking mid-way through a response – you can just say “Stop” without having to utter “Hey Google” first.  The feature, which Google unveiled in a tweet, is available on smart speakers and smart displays that feature Google Assistant built in. Currently, Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, already offers this function and will cut off mid-response if it hears “stop” uttered.  Amazon is lagging behind with this functionality, as it’s not something Alexa understands right now. Alexa will continue with its audible responses to a query unless its wake word, which can be Alexa, Amazon, Echo, Computer, or, if you’re in the… Read More

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Wake up, John – Halo TV show’s official trailer drops this week

(Image credit: Paramount Plus/343 Industries) Right now, there’s no official confirmation on where non-US Halo fans will be able to watch the TV adaptation. Given that Paramount Plus is only currently available in the US, Latin America, and Scandanavia, most of Halo’s global fanbase has been concerned that the show won’t be distributed to most international markets. Halo diehards, though, shouldn’t worry about the prospect of the TV show not launching in their nations. In February 2021, Wolfkill said that “no Spartan will be left behind” when asked if the TV series would launch in the UK (and, by proxy, international markets) No details to share but don’t you worry…… Read More

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Huawei’s P50 Pro and foldable P50 Pocket are getting pricey Google-free releases outside China

Huawei’s P50 Pocket. | Image: Huawei Huawei, the embattled Chinese tech giant that continues to be the target of strict US sanctions, has announced that its flagship P50 Pro and foldable P50 Pocket will be sold outside of China. The P50 Pro will cost €1,199 (around $1,353), while the P50 Pocket will start at €1,299 (around $1,466). Huawei’s press release says the two phones will be available in “key markets across Asia Pacific, The Middle East & Africa, Europe and Latin America,” but declined to say exactly when and where. Nevertheless, at those prices, and without access to key Google apps and services like the Google Play Store, both devices… Read More

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Wordle hard mode adds an extra layer of challenge – here’s how to turn it on

(Image credit: Wordle) How to access Wordle hard mode Activating hard mode on Wordle is simple enough, and just requires you to head into the site’s settings menu. You can do so by tapping or clicking the cog icon in the top right of the screen. It’s just right of the title, and next to the option to view your overall statistics. Once you’re in the settings menu, the very first option, “Hard Mode,” is what you’re after. By turning that on, you’ll now be required to use all correct letters you’ve uncovered in subsequent guesses. The settings menu also contains options for a dark theme and a color blind… Read More

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Next three Call of Duty games will release on PlayStation – but what happens then?

Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, sources who claim to have inside information say that the next three Call of Duty games are slated to release for PlayStation as well as Xbox consoles. Four anonymous insiders told Bloomberg that Activision had already committed to these releases beforehand. The three games in question are this year’s title (believed to be a sequel to 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare), the next COD game after that (presumably from Black Ops Cold War studio Treyarch), and a new iteration of the free-to-play Call of Duty: Warzone. Xbox head Phil Spencer had previously said “Activision Blizzard games are enjoyed on a variety of platforms… Read More

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BT to see how Open RAN can aid EE 5G

BT says a trial of Open RAN in Hull will allow it to see how the technology can aid its 5G network and will promote the development of interoperable radio technologies. The company has been less active in the field than some of its rivals to date, with the likes of Vodafone and Virgin Media O2 benefiting from Europe-wide initiatives. However, BT says it is committed to investing in any technology that will improve the customer experience on its EE 5G network – including open network architectures. BT OpenRAN OpenRAN differs have traditional approaches to Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment in that it comprises vendor-neutral equipment with standardised designs. This… Read More

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Huawei’s latest running watch challenges Garmin with fast GPS lock and ‘AI’ coach

(Image credit: Huawei) The watch also includes Huawei’s Running Ability Index, which estimates your race times for a 5k, 10k, half marathon. and marathon based on your current fitness level – a feature that will be familiar if you currently use a Huawei has launched its first smartwatch specifically for runners: the Huawei Watch GT Runner. The new watch takes design cues from other watches in the GT lineup, and although it doesn’t have the rounded glass lens of the Huawei Watch GT 3, it has a large, bright AMOLED display and a redesigned lightweight case that weighs just 38.5g. The shape (which Huawei says was inspired by the air… Read More

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OnePlus 10: here’s everything we know so far

(Image credit: OnePlus) Image 2 of 2 (Image credit: OnePlus) The design includes a Hassleblad-emblazoned camera module on the rear of the phone, curving out from the aluminum frame. The 10 Pro comes in black or green and we can see the notification slider next to the camera bump, with the power button just below it on the same side. As for the screen, there’s no news there, but the OnePlus 10 Pro has a very similar screen to its predecessor, which might mean the OnePlus 10 will as well. In which case it could have a 6.55-inch 1080 x 2400 AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. Camera and… Read More

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Samsung’s next Unpacked event is set for February 9th

The Galaxy S22 leaks are coming in hot ahead of the upcoming Unpacked event scheduled for February. | Image: Samsung Samsung has confirmed a date and time for its next Galaxy Unpacked event: Wednesday, February 9th at 10AM ET / 7AM PT. The invitation features a large letter “S” with the words “The Epic Standard,” indicating that we can expect to see the Galaxy S22 series debut on the livestream, to nobody’s surprise. Samsung itself had already hinted that a new S-series Ultra device would be coming in February — one that will likely absorb the Note series. As they tend to, the S22 leaks have been coming in strong… Read More

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Microsoft is emailing out links to buy an Xbox Series X bundle from its online store

Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge If you’re hunting for an Xbox Series X, you might want to check your email inbox. As we noted last fall, Microsoft has occasionally been contacting Microsoft Store customers, offering a “limited supply of Xbox Series X bundles” that are available to “valued Microsoft customers” in the US. Image: The Verge Xbox Series X bundles now available The emails are addressed to Microsoft Store customers, and bundles are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Microsoft is limiting orders to one bundle per order or two bundles per 30-day period. The links to order a bundle are unique and tied to a Microsoft Account… Read More

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Here’s why tape could be your best shot at defeating ransomware

Linear tape-open, or LTO tape is, most likely, every organization’s best bet against ransomware. A new report from IDC claims that LTO tape inherently comes with five key features, all of which are essential in the fight against threats.  The report states that, for starters, LTO tape comes with government-grade encryption built-in. As the encryption is at the hardware level, it can be implemented without sacrificing performance, while the tapes would be rendered useless to anyone without the encryption key. Then, the tab on the tape’s cartridges makes them “write once, read many times” immutable: “. Data may be read, but it cannot be changed or deleted by anyone who… Read More

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Fashion Nova first to be fined by FTC for blocking bad reviews

The FTC fined a fashion website for allegedly blocking negative customer product reviews | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined Fashion Nova, a California fast-fashion retailer, $4.2 million to settle allegations that it blocked negative product reviews from being posted on its website. The agency says this is its first case to challenge the practice of suppressing negative customer reviews. The FTC said in a complaint (pdf) that between 2015 and 2019, Fashion Nova used a third-party tool that allowed it to automatically post four- and five-star customer reviews but withheld “hundreds of thousands [of] lower starred, more negative reviews,” which was… Read More

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