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Uber provides price upfront feature for UberX riders

Uber provides price upfront feature for UberX riders

Uber announced on Thursday that it is rolling out a new feature that tells passenger about the final charges they need to pay for UberX ride, ever before booking it. The feature was earlier limited for use by riders of UberPOOL, which is a company’s carpool service.

Headset Check Eliminated From Rift By Oculus

Headset Check Eliminated From Rift By Oculus

Winter and spring seasons brought problems associated with ordering and delays in shipping for Oculus and now with the arrival of summer, it has been surrounded by the arguments over DRM and platform exclusivity. The Founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, gave statements towards defending the increased exclusivity associated with Rift as compared to the one offered by PlayStation VR.

IBM Involves EVMS, Sentara In Global Medical Imaging Effort

IBM Involves EVMS, Sentara In Global Medical Imaging Effort

IBM’s global medical imaging effort will see the involvement of Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and Sentara Healthcare, along with a very few health systems, academic medical centers and businesses that have been selected by IBM for its Watson Health program. The project based on Watson, the computing system developed by IBM which recognizes natural language and reasoning, along with learning with passage of time.

Nasal spray version of annual flu vaccine fails to protect kids again last year

Nasal spray version of annual flu vaccine fails to protect kids again last year

Last year, the nasal spray version of the yearly flu vaccine didn’t succeed in child protection again, the most recent in a string of failures that has provoked an expert panel to suggested that doctors must stop giving it to patients.

Last week, health officials said that performance of the spray was miserable for the third straight year, while the performance of the traditional flu shot was practically well this winter.

National HIV Testing Day to See Participation of Celebrity Advocates

National HIV Testing Day to See Participation of Celebrity Advocates

Cure continues to evade HIV and about 1.2 million people are living with the deadly infection in the US alone. And what’s worse, more than 156,000 of them are not even aware that they are infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 30% of the newly infected people — in all, 45,000 new cases are diagnosed each year—are infected by people whose HIV is undiagnosed.

June 27, as such, is being observed as the National HIV Testing Day so that more and more people can come forward to ascertain whether or not they are carrying the infection.

Neptune: first dark vortex for 21st century discovered

Neptune: first dark vortex for 21st century discovered

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed the presence of dark vortex on Neptune. The high-pressure system has been identified for the first time on Neptune in the 21st century. Astronomers came to know about the presence from bright clouds.

Astronomer Mike Wong, of the University of California at Berkeley, explained that dark vortices move through the atmosphere as massive, lens-shaped gaseous mountains. It also carries clouds that are akin to organic clouds that are in the shape of pancakes.

Significantly higher levels of blood-lead found in Flint children less than six years of age

Significantly higher levels of blood-lead found in Flint children less than six years of age

U.S. disease experts released a report of on Friday that stated since 2014, when Flint switched its water sources to save money, the level of blood-lead are considerably higher in city children, who are under the age of six. This was a result of water used for 18 months after switching the source. Now the city has switched back to its former water sources after reporting danger.

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