Smartphone gaming addict goes blind after playing for 24 hours straight

If you think an hour-long Candy Crush session or occasionally dropping $10 to refill your stash of Pokemon Go pokeballs is evidence that you have a smartphone “addiction,” you’ve got nothing on Wu Xiaojing, a 21-year-old woman who lives in northwest China’s Shaanxi province. Xiaojing (an apparently fake name she used to hide her identity) is a real smartphone addict, and by “real” I mean she ended up in the hospital after a 24-hour smartphone gaming marathon left her blind in one eye.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/smartphone-gaming-addict-goes-blind-after-playing-for-24-hours-straight.html

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They're making a TV game show out of Candy Crush. Somehow

Popular mobile game Candy Crush, which the Verge notes is typically played “while passing time on the toilet or the subway,” will soon be played on your television.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/19/theyre-making-tv-game-show-out-candy-crush-somehow.html

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Robots: Technology even cats can love

Dystopian visions of 400-pound titanium monsters guided by artificial intelligence (and ready to crush us if we humans get out of line) probably aren’t on any mortal’s time horizon. But there is plenty of automated technology that is infecting everything from household gadgets to instruments, making them smarter and, well, more life-like.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/21/robots-technology-even-cats-can-love/

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Banks, Businesses Scramble to Smash Bash Shellshock Bug


Banks and businesses toiled over the weekend to crush a bug in a widely used open source operating system. The flaw has been in Unix for some 25 years, but it was revealed just last week. If exploited, the vulnerability in BASH could be used to inject malicious code or take command of a system or device. “This BASH vulnerability is going to prove to be a much bigger headache than Heartbleed was,” said Mark Parker, a senior product manager at iSheriff. Heartbleed, a recently discovered defect in OpenSSL, sent shock waves through the Net.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81121.html?rss=1

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