Google buys AR glasses company North

Google has bought North, a company focused on building augmented reality glasses. The companies announced the news earlier today, saying that North’s “technical expertise” will help Google invest in its “hardware efforts and ambient computing future.” The details of the deal, including how much Google paid, weren’t revealed. With the acquisition, North says it’ll wind […]

Mum’s OCD made her terrified she would harm her baby

When Catherine Benfield, 39, gave birth to her son back in 2012, she was terrified she would harm her baby. The school teacher from East London suffered from maternal OCD, the development or worsening of symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder following welcoming a child. ‘I got to the point I couldn’t eat, sleep, look after […]

Kurt Warner: Cam Newton can do with the Patriots what I did with the Cardinals

Kurt Warner was a league MVP with the Rams before injuries and ineffective play saw him get cut twice and largely viewed as washed up. And then he returned to form with the Cardinals and became a Pro Bowler and Super Bowl starter again. Warner thinks Cam Newton can follow a similar trajectory with the […]

School HPV vaccine policies could result in higher vaccination rates, reduction in cancers

A UCLA-led study has found that in two of three states and jurisdictions with policies that require students entering school to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, vaccination rates among 13-to-17-year-olds were significantly higher than in surrounding states without such policies. In Rhode Island, the vaccination rate among adolescents was 91%, compared with an average of […]

Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks vanished from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site. U.S. civil rights groups have enlisted the multinationals to help pressure the social media giant into taking concrete steps to block hate speech in […]

Google’s Stadia controller finally works wirelessly with Android devices

It has taken more than six months, but Google’s Stadia controller now finally works wirelessly with Android devices. Google originally launched its Stadia service back in November as a subscription to stream games to TVs, Android phones, and the web. Wireless controller support was strangely missing at launch for Android devices, which meant you had […]

Farmers Plants 81 Acres Of Wildflowers, Feed More Than 1 Million Bees

Two pig farmers in Suffolk, England have succeeded in feeding one million bees after participating in a project that saw them turn over half their land to wildflowers. Four years ago, brothers Mark and Paul Hayward decided to fill 81 acres of their Dingley Dell land with nectar-rich wildflowers. This week, a study was carried […]

NFL scheduled to begin training camps with all players July 28

NFL Football Operations sent a tweet Monday evening, saying the league has advised teams that training camps are expected to begin as scheduled July 28. The league’s general counsel, Jeff Pash, said the same in a conference call last Thursday. The NFL will allow rookies to start earlier. Panthers coach Matt Rhule said last week […]

Trouble paying medical bills can lead to longer episodes of homelessness, new study shows

Even before the pandemic left COVID-19 patients with staggering hospital bills, many people, especially those who are uninsured, were often overwhelmed with medical bills Research shows that medical debt burdens millions of Americans: Depending on how “medical debt” is defined, studies from nonprofits and academic institutions generally show from 16% to 28% of adults carry […]

Discord raises $100 million and plans to move beyond gaming

Discord on Tuesday announced it’s making a number of changes to expand its service beyond the gaming community. The company says the change is one its users have requested as Discord has become more of a tool for “day-to-day communication.” “Games are what brought many of you on the platform, and we’ll always be grateful […]