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Google Fit gets a redesign, adds Heart Points and coaching

Google Fit is getting a major update today. The company’s activity tracking app has been around for a few years now but until today, it pretty much worked and looked that same as on the day it launched. Today’s redesign is quite a departure from that old look and feel, though, and it also introduces quite a few new features ...

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Fatwa against measles vaccine issued in Indonesia as contagious disease cases skyrocket

Health-conscious holidaymakers considering a trip to Bali may rethink their destination, after Indonesia’s top Islamic body turned against vaccines for a virus that used to kill millions before preventive shots were introduced. In a fatwa, or religious ruling, issued by the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI), the Measles Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine has been deemed “haram,” with the organization claiming ...

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Super-hawk John Bolton and ‘Agent Butina’ connection is the Democrats’ new Russiagate target

More than eighteen months into Russiagate and with little evidence of ‘collusion’ between Donald Trump and Russia coming to light, Democrats seem to be scrambling for wins — and no one appears to be off-limits. The latest target is none other than Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton, who until this point has been widely regarded in liberal and media ...

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Gmail’s undo send feature hits Android

Four months after arriving on desktop, Gmail’s potentially job/relationship/self-respect-saving self-destruction feature is finally available on Android. The new feature, which was spotted by Android Police, arrived as part of the version 8.2 update. It works similarly to its desktop counterpart. When you send a message, a small progress bar pops up at the bottom of the screen, with the word ...

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Buzz off! New ‘electro shock’ jacket repels street harassers (PHOTOS)

Robotics students at a university in Mexico have come up with a James Bond-style gadget to ward off would-be thieves and attackers – an anti-harassment jacket that can give off a hair-raising 90-volt electric shock. Designed as a protection device rather than a weapon, the electrifying apparel is the work of researchers at the Technological Institute and Higher Education of ...

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Trump accuses New York Mayor DeBlasio of ‘stealing’ campaign slogan

President Donald Trump has blasted the New York mayor as having “no imagination” for pinching his 2020 campaign slogan: ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’ in a tweet. Bill DeBlasio snapped back. “Bill DeBlasio, the high taxing Mayor of NYC, just stole my campaign slogan: PROMISES MADE  PROMISES KEPT! That’s not at all nice. No imagination!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning. Bill ...

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‘China is another bad guy for US to justify its politically unjustifiable behavior’

It is absurd to suggest China has any influence on American elections; the actual threat is domestic, not foreign, Arvin Vohra, 2020 presidential hopeful for the US Libertarian Party, says. With the US midterm elections now just a few months away, National Security Adviser John Bolton has listed China among the threats Washington faces when it comes to meddling. He ...

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Manafort trial: Long jury deliberation could be bad news for prosecution

After a bizarre trial that saw ostrich-skin jackets as evidence and no mention of Russia, the jury in Paul Manafort’s fraud trial enters its fourth day of deliberation, spelling bad news for Robert Mueller’s prosecution. Holed up on the ninth floor of a federal district courthouse in Virginia, jurors began deliberating on Manafort’s case last Thursday. Manafort, the former chairman ...

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Leftist activist Udaltsov goes on hunger strike protesting alleged unlawful detention

The head of the Russian “Leftist Front” movement, Sergei Udaltsov, has been placed in hospital after going on hunger strike in protest over civil custodial sentence he received for violating the law on protest rallies. Interfax news agency quoted Udaltsov’s spouse, Anastasiya Udaltsova, as saying that she visited her husband in the hospital and found out that his condition was ...

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China reaches 800 million internet users

China’s internet population has now grown beyond 800 million, according to the latest data from the Chinese government. A new report [in Chinese] issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) put the number of people in China with access to the internet at 802 million. The agency — which is a branch of the Ministry of Industry and Information ...

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