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  • 2 days ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Carrie Fisher's 'gift' to preying producer

    Carrie Fisher once gave a Hollywood producer a cow's tongue after learning he had assaulted her friend. Heather Ross, who works in the film industry, told Fisher about how the unnamed producer sexually assaulted her in his car. Fisher reacted by personally delivering the cow tongue in a Tiffany box wrapped in a bow to his office in Los Angeles.

  • 3 days ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Trump reportedly mocks Mike Pence's ultraconservative views, once joking that he 'wants to hang' all gay people

    In a new New Yorker profile of Vice President Mike Pence, reporter Jane Mayer sheds light on the relationship between President Donald Trump and his second-in-command. Mayer framed the story, titled "The Danger of President Pence," around the idea that despite growing support for Trump's impeachment, Pence's sometimes ultraconservative views make that a dark prospect for the liberals who oppose Trump.

  • 4 days ago
    Analysis Petrox

    Wake-up call: How a lack of sleep can cause Alzheimer’s

    Even a single night of poor sleep can cause changes in the brain implicated in Alzheimer’s. Are you getting enough shut-eye, asks sleep scientist Matthew Walker

  • 8 days ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Amazon finally makes a waterproof Kindle, after 10 years

    Amazon has been selling Kindles for 10 years now, but “waterproof” hasn’t appear on its list of incremental technological advancements until now. The company just announced a new version of its popular e-reader that builds on last year’s Kindle design and now has an IPX8 waterproof rating. The new Kindle Oasis — the same name as last year’s premium Kindle — has jumped up in size, moving from a 6-inch screen to a 7-inch screen. It has an aluminum back, which gives it a more premium ...

  • 11 days ago
    Analysis Petrox

    Sixth mass extinction of species: What is really happening?

    According to several scientists, Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction of species including flora and fauna, mainly because of the human activity. This is a serious case or is all about propaganda released by the new world order? Which is finally the truth? We are all familiar with the theory of the extinction of the dinosaurs took place 66 million years ago. According to this theory, an asteroid crashed into Earth and led to the extinction of a vast proportion of living beings. On the cont...

  • 13 days ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Police raid offices of women's groups in Poland after protests

    Women’s rights groups have denounced police raids on their offices in several Polish cities that resulted in the seizing of documents and computers, a day after women staged anti-government marches to protest at the country’s restrictive abortion law. The raids took place on Wednesday in the cities of Warsaw, Gdańsk, Łódź and Zielona Góra. They targeted two organisations, the Women’s Rights Centre and Baba, which help victims of domestic violence and participated in this week’s anti...

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Key net debate 'controlled by bots'

    More than 80% of the comments submitted to a US regulator on the future of net neutrality came from bots, according to researchers. Data analytics company Gravwell said only 17.4% of the comments were unique. Most of the 22 million comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission over the summer had been against net neutrality, it suggested. One expert said the findings posed a risk to future polls.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Good Riddance: Australia Collects Nearly 30,000 Guns in Second Gun Amnesty

    The process, which began July 1 and concluded September 30, gave Australians the chance to surrender unregistered weapons without the fear of prosecution. However, for those who wanted to come clean about but keep their weapons, a chance to register guns was offered. Those wishing to register, however, were required to give a "genuine reason" to possess the firearm, Insider reported.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Apple Rival Samsung Earns $110 on each iPhone X Unit

    Apple and Samsung have been fierce rivals since the boom of the Smartphone era. While Apple started the revolution with the iPhone, Samsung in the past few years has been head on with it’s Galaxy S and Note series. But in background, the two have been well known to work with each other for the manufacturing of multiple mobile components.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Roku’s Fall Lineup: Faster Chips, a New 4K Stick And Almost No More Boxes

    Just a few days after its successful IPO, Roku is back in the news with the introduction of its new hardware lineup. Altogether, the company is announcing five new or updated devices this fall. It is also slowly saying goodbye to the good, old streaming box.

  • 3 weeks ago
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  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Kidney donors swap organs for transplant vouchers for loved ones

    The world’s first voucher system for people who donate kidneys has boosted donations by giving US donors transplant coupons they can give to loved ones in need. The concept was invented by a former judge in California, who became the first donor to the scheme in 2014. Howard Broadman wanted to give a kidney to his 4-year-old grandson Quinn Gerlach, whose chronic kidney disease means he is likely to need a transplant within the next decade or two.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event Petrox

    EU paid for a report that concluded piracy isn’t harmful — and tried to hide the findings

    Back in 2014, the European Commission paid the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys 360,000 euros (about $428,000) to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content. The final report was finished in May 2015, but for some reason it was never published– according to Julia Reda’s blog, the only Pirate in the EU Parliament.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Motorola quietly dropped support for the Moto G4 line despite promising an Oreo update

    Motorola used to be one of the best choices for getting timely updates on your Android device, second to Google. But following its sale to Lenovo, updates started to slow down. At this point, updates on Motorola devices are constantly in question, and now the company is giving us another example of this… Recently Motorola published a list of devices it would be updating to Android Oreo with some notable omissions, but there’s definitely one that hurts more than the rest: the Moto G4 family.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Cleveland man gets prison for breaking into homes, raping 6-year-old

    An Ohio man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison without the chance of parole for breaking into two homes and abducting and raping a 6-year-old girl and attempting to abduct a 10-year-old girl. Thirty-year-old Justin Christian pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including rape, kidnapping and burglary. He declined to say anything before a judge sentenced him.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Seattle mayor resigns amid mounting sexual abuse allegations

    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, D, facing multiple child sex-abuse allegations dating to the 1970s, will resign Wednesday, saying the damaging claims have become a distraction that threatens to undermine the city government’s ability to serve it citizens. Murray’s spokesman, William Lemke, told The Washington Post that the resignation takes effect at 5 p.m.