Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a reputation of playing fast and loose with rules, but it appears that a maneuver his company performed on iPhones took his ride-hailing outfit to the brink of ruin a couple of years ago. When Apple discovered Uber was planting code on iPhones that persisted on the devices even after the ride-hailing app was removed, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned Kalanick in a face-to-face meeting to stop the practice or the Uber app would be kicked out of Apple’s App store, according to a report.

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Casinos and lottery could go online in Pennsylvania

Gambling and playing the lottery could be more accessible for Pennsylvania residents if the state passes proposals for an online expansion.

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Become the ultimate Pokemon Go gym master with these advanced tips and tricks

If you’ve spent a significant amount of time playing Pokemon Go over the past few weeks, there’s a good chance that you’ve managed to collect a few formidable Pokemon along the way.

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Sex offender nabbed playing 'Pokemon Go' with kid

Authorities arrested an Indiana sex offender after they say a probation officer spotted him playing “Pokemon Go” with a 16-year-old boy on the county courthouse lawn.

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Hit man who killed hundreds has new career on YouTube

A Colombian hit man who has admitted murdering around 300 people and playing a role in the killings of thousands more is now making what he calls “clean money from honest work”—as a YouTube star.

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Brains Of Video Game-Addicted Teens Are Hyper Connected

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For the thousands of teens with internet gaming disorder, the symptoms can look a lot like any other addiction: A lack of control over the time and money spent on gaming, distance from family or friends, neglected schoolwork. And, as with other addictions, patients’ brains may look different too, according to a new study in the journal Addiction Biology. Teens with gaming addictions seem to have stronger connections between several different parts of the brain. And while that’s not necessarily a bad thing for how the brain functions, it may lead to a greater likelihood of concurrent psychiatric disorders.

In the study, the researchers took fMRI scans of the brains of 78 teenage boys diagnosed with Internet gaming disorder, and 73 subjects without the condition. Then they compared the connections between 25 different regions of the brain in the addicted subjects versus the controls.

It turned out that the teens with internet gaming addiction had much stronger connections between several different regions of the brain. Some of these may boost the boys’ cognitive performance. For example, a stronger connection between the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex and bilateral insulae may allow the subjects to react more quickly to important events, like an attack in a video game, for example.

“Hyperconnectivity between these brain networks could lead to a more robust ability to direct attention toward targets, and to recognize novel information in the environment,” study author Jeffrey Anderson told PsyPost. “The changes could essentially help someone to think more efficiently.”

But others were troubling to the researchers. A strong connection between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and temporoparietal junction is thought to limit a person’s impulse control and can be found in patients with Down syndrome, schizophrenia, and autism. These sorts of connections may make a person more easily distracted, bolstering previous findings that patients with internet gaming disorder have a higher frequency of other neurological disorders such as ADHD.

The study provides a good jumping off point for future research into the neuroscience of internet gaming addiction. It didn’t include females, so it’s hard to make broad generalizations about the brains of all patients with internet gaming addiction, especially since female gaming addicts also have other mood disorders more often than their male counterparts, as the study authors note. And while the researchers hypothesize that gaming may have strengthened these neural connections over time, it’s also possible that people with those connections were simply drawn to video games.

In future work, the researchers plan to assess how these neural connections affect subjects’ cognitive performance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/brains-video-game-addicted-teens-are-hyper-connected

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Here's Johny Srouji: Apple's newest executive pioneered company's custom A-series chips

Article Image After playing integral roles in two of Apple’s most important product innovations –?its custom A-series processors and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor –?Johny Srouji has been rewarded with a new title that sees him reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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Go on stage at Carnegie Hall with Google's new performing arts exhibition

Playing on the much coveted stage of Carnegie Hall is the stuff of most musicians’ dreams, but if practice doesn’t get you into one of the most venerable venues of all time, now technology can.

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Apple updates Siri with quips about 'Back to the Future Day'

Article Image Playing into social media trends, Apple on Wednesday updated its Siri voice assistant with a variety of responses to people wishing it “Happy Back to the Future Day.”

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Does Tinder's new 'Super Like' make you look too keen?

In the search for love, the conventional wisdom would have us believe that playing hard to get is a winning move.

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New Apple TV supports console-style MFi game controllers, Apple outs new SteelSeries Nimbus

Gamers playing on the upcoming Apple TV won’t be limited to Apple’s new motion sensing Siri Remote, as the upgraded set-top box will also include support for iOS-compatible Bluetooth gaming controllers, including a brand new offering from SteelSeries.

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Pop band Walk the Moon to play 2015 WWDC Bash

Apple on Wednesday announced that pop rock band Walk the Moon will be playing at its annual WWDC Bash, this year scheduled for 6 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, June 11.

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Hacking connected cars: How scared should you be?

Does playing Pandora through your dashboard put you at risk of being driven off the highway by malicious hackers? It might, according to work by computer researchers and a survey published this week by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/13/hacking-connected-cars-how-scared-should-be/

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