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FDA: Pacemakers vulnerable to hacks

FDA: Pacemakers vulnerable to hacks

The US Food and Drug Administration announced today that 465,000 pacemakers have a security vulnerability that could be exploited to make the device operate too quickly or deplete its batteries, and these devices need firmware updates to keep them from getting hacked. “Many medical devices – including St. Jude Medical’s implantable cardiac pacemakers – contain configurable embedded computer systems that ... Read More »

UK man gets hit by bus, gets up and walks into bar (Video)

UK man gets hit by bus, gets up and walks into bar (Video)

A man struck by a careening bus while walking down a street in the UK has been filmed collectedly rising and walking into a pub. CCTV video has emerged of a man being hit by a bus in England and then casually walking into a nearby pub. Fifty-three-year-old Simon Smith is seen walking across a quiet road in Berkshire, southern ... Read More »

China suspends Weibo video and audio services, Report

China suspends Weibo video and audio services, Report

Chinese regulator, The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), has ordered the closure of video streaming services on three Internet platforms, Sina Weibo, Ifeng and Acfun. The regulatory ban could disrupt a revival for Weibo that’s getting underway. The messaging service controlled by Sina Corp. has turned to video streaming over the past year to rejuvenate ... Read More »

Google now shows job postings in its search results, Report

Google now shows job postings in its search results, Report

Today Google just rolled out a major feature and it will help you nab a new job. Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others. Google will also include ... Read More »

Oops! Facebook Accidentally Exposed Its Employees to Suspected Terrorists

Oops! Facebook Accidentally Exposed Its Employees to Suspected Terrorists

For months, a programming error exposed the personal identities of more than 1,000 content moderators working across 22 departments at Facebook. Those employees worked across 22 departments at the Menlo Park company, reviewing and removing inappropriate content from the social media site — including hate speech and terrorist propaganda, according to The Guardian. The apparent bug caused the personal profiles ... Read More »

Teens are just as sedentary as 60-year-olds, finds new research

Teens are just as sedentary as 60-year-olds, finds new research

A new research suggests kids and some adults are increasingly less physically active. Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore came to their conclusion from looking at data included in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2003-2004 and 2005-2006. Over 12,000 participants were monitored via tracking devices for seven days in a row, ... Read More »

French Fries can double the risk of premature death, says new research

French Fries can double the risk of premature death, says new study

French fries are incredibly delicious, but they might also be shortening our lifespans — at least according to a study published in June in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The research was performed over an eight-year period. More than 4,000 people, aged 45 to 79, participated in the study, which was centered on osteoarthritis. Participants were divided into groups ... Read More »

This essential heart-surgery device poses deadly risk, a new study reveals

This essential heart-surgery device poses deadly risk, a new study reveals

A new research presented this week at a global conference in Portland, Oregon revealed that a significant number of heater-cooler units tested positive for bacteria associated with fatal infections in open-heart surgery patients. Heater-cooler units (HCUs) control the temperature of a patient’s blood and organs during heart bypass surgery. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for ... Read More »

Drones ‘could deliver help to heart patients’, research suggests

Drones 'could deliver help to heart patients', research suggests

New study from the Centre for Resuscitation Science at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm South General (Söder) Hospital in Sweden shows that a specially constructed drone equipped with a defibrillator can be dispatched by alarm and delivered automatically to the site of a cardiac arrest long before an ambulance arrives. A new study published this week in JAMA shows that a ... Read More »