Daily Archives: August 19, 2019

Bananas in Crisis, Aggressive Social Spiders, and More News

https://www.wired.com/story/bananas-fungus-spiders-aggressive-hurricanes Hurricanes are fueling a rise in aggressive spiders, the end of the banana could be near, and Bugatti has released a $9 million car. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive … Continue reading

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China’s Private ‘Smart Dragon-1’ Rocket Aces 1st Mission

https://www.space.com/china-commercial-rocket-smart-dragon-1-first-launch.html China’s commercial launch industry is really getting off the ground. The private Smart Dragon-1 rocket, built by the China Rocket Co. Ltd., completed its first mission Saturday (Aug. 17), successfully launching three small satellites to Earth orbit, Chinese media … Continue reading

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Study finds US carriers aggressively throttle video streams

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/19/study-finds-us-carriers-aggressively-throttle-video-streams/ US carriers engage in far more aggressive throttling practices than they’ve led their subscribers to believe, claims a new study. Verizon (Engadget’s parent company), AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have long said they reserve the right to slow down traffic … Continue reading

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Disney+ and Big Cable Team Up to Crack Down on Password Sharing, and Now We’re Freaked Out

https://gizmodo.com/disney-and-big-cable-team-up-to-crack-down-on-password-1837314920 Well, folks, I hate to rain on your streaming services parade, but those of us who are hoping to skirt a Disney+ subscription and instead leach off a buddy’s account may run into some trouble. Disney and Charter Communications … Continue reading

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Vaping linked to 94 mysterious cases of severe lung disease in 14 states

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1553903 Enlarge / A person smokes a Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette i 0 with 0 posters participating The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Saturday that it’s investigating a puzzling burst of severe lung-disease cases linked to e-cigarette product … Continue reading

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Mario Goes Berserk (With Kindness) [Video]

https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2019/08/17/mario-goes-berserk-with-kindness-video/ Mario Goes Berserk (With Kindness) [Video] VIDEO Nice Mario is boring. I prefer when he really goes berserk: VIDEO [Dorkly] Advertisement August 17, 2019 Geeks are Sexy Games, General, Humor 0 Comments via [Geeks Are Sexy] Technology News https://ift.tt/23BIq6h … Continue reading

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Marium, The Dugong Who Charmed Thailand, Dies After Ingesting Plastic

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/17/752042032/marium-the-dugong-that-charmed-thailand-dies-after-ingesting-plastic?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news Marium became an Internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines. (Image credit: Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AP) via NPR Topics: News https://ift.tt/2m0CM10 August 17, 2019 … Continue reading

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