Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

June 26, 2019

You've Heard of Bitcoin, But What Do You Really Know About Blockchain?

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - IEEE local groups help demystify the technology

June 26, 2019 04:01 PM

Data finds that Americans spend an hour on their phone while in the car

Tech -- Mashable - The data, compiled by the app Drivermode, found that most Americans spend that hour doing things such as listening to music, text,...

June 26, 2019 03:51 PM

Wedding dress customizer Anomalie raises $13M as bridal stores crumble

Tech -- TechCrunch - David's Bridal once owned 50% of the $36 billion wedding gown market before it filed for bankruptcy last year. Brides were growing...

June 26, 2019 03:50 PM

Millennials don't want to get drunk. What do they want? Aperitifs.

Tech -- TechCrunch - Gen Z doesn't want to get drunk. Millennials are tired of the obligatory after-work drinks.

Haus, a new startup selling aperitifs...

June 26, 2019 03:49 PM

Plants couldn't run away from Chernobyl-but that's what saved them

Tech -- Popular Science - An abandoned hotel building in Pripyat, a few miles from Chernobyl.

Chernobyl has become a byword for...

June 26, 2019 03:42 PM

Live like a robber baron for a night with Airbnb Luxe

Tech -- TechCrunch - Airbnbs are a mixed bag. Pictures only tell half the story, and sometimes you don't really know what you're getting into until...

June 26, 2019 03:34 PM

Chevrolet's in-car pizza ordering app is the start of an ecommerce revolution

Tech -- Digital Trends - Chevrolet has added Domino's in-car pizza delivery app to Marketplace, an ecommerce platform that equips millions of cars built...

June 26, 2019 03:25 PM

June 25, 2019

It's tough to buy a fully American-made car, but here's 15 that come close

Tech -- Digital Trends - In the age of global supply chains, tariffs, and multinational companies, what does it mean to be American-made? The traditional...

June 25, 2019 09:06 PM

At last, a camera app that automatically removes all people from your photos

Tech -- TechCrunch - As a misanthrope living in a vibrant city, I'm never short of things to complain about. And in particular the problem of people...

June 25, 2019 08:55 PM

Alzheimer's disease: Sex affects tau accumulation in the brain

Life -- Neuroscience News - Women with the ApoE e4 genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's are more susceptible to tau accumulation in the brain than men.

June 25, 2019 04:46 PM

Commonly prescribed drugs could increase the risk of dementia

Life -- Neuroscience News - Anticholinergic drugs, commonly prescribed to treat a range of disorders, from Parkinson's disease to bladder conditions,...

June 25, 2019 04:45 PM

Woodstock really was a free-wheeling festival, new archeological research shows

Life -- Phys.org - The Woodstock Music Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer, and new archaeological research from Binghamton University,...

June 25, 2019 04:45 PM

Commonly Prescribed Meds Could Raise Dementia Risk

Life -- WebMD - A new study has found that people 55 and older who took strong anticholinergic medications daily for three years or more had a 50% increased...

June 25, 2019 04:41 PM

How to Keep Spam Out of Your Google Calendar

Life -- Lifehacker - Scammers and spammers have been wriggling their way into unsuspecting users' Google Calendars for years now, but there's been a...

June 25, 2019 04:41 PM

Lower Your Odds of Getting Dementia

Life -- WebMD - The number of people with dementia is growing. The mind-robbing disease has no cure, but research shows how you may be able to lower...

June 25, 2019 04:38 PM

Preparing for the Expedition 59 Space Station Crew Landing

Life -- NASA Image of the day - NASA astronaut and Astronaut Office Representative Joe Acaba is seen along with other NASA, Canadian Space Agency and...

June 25, 2019 04:37 PM

Challenge Me to Halt the Progression of ALS

Life -- ALS Association - By Stanley Appel, M.D.Co-director, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute

Chair, Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology


June 25, 2019 04:34 PM

Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?

Life -- EurekAlert - Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's...

June 25, 2019 04:23 PM

Trillions of stars

Life -- ESA-Hubble POW - This Hubble Picture of the Week shows the spiral galaxy Messier 98, which is located about 45 million light-years away in the...

June 25, 2019 04:23 PM

6 Things We Won't Be Able to Live Without in 2035

Enterprise -- TechNewsWorld - We all thought we'd have flying cars by the end of last century, but we are due to be up to our armpits in them by the end...

June 25, 2019 04:14 PM

Best Knee Brace

Tech -- BGR - Get back in the game after an injury, and continue to play at a high level when you put on one of these fitted knee braces. Tons of people...

June 25, 2019 03:31 PM

Trash uses AI to edit your footage into a fun, short videos

Tech -- TechCrunch - Trash is a new startup promising to make it easier for anyone to create well-edited videos.

Social video is an area that CEO Hannah...

June 25, 2019 03:25 PM

Fresh Pixel 4 leak gives us another look at Google's unreleased flagship

Tech -- BGR - Google's upcoming new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are the worst-kept secret in all of tech right now because, well, they're really not a secret...

June 25, 2019 03:18 PM

81 Percent of U.S. Counties 'Poorly' Protect Homeowners' Personal Information, According to InMyArea.com

Globe Newswire -- Technology - New research finds local governments - more than 3,000 counties researched - are also selling and generating revenue from homeowners'...

June 25, 2019 03:16 PM

Baseball's David Ortiz Out of ICU, in Good Condition After Shooting

U.S. News -- Retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been moved out of intensive care and was in good condition, his wife said in a statement...

June 25, 2019 03:05 PM

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz moved out of intensive care as he recovers from shooting

Media -- USATODAY - News Top Stories - Former Red Sox star David Ortiz was moved out of the intensive care unit at Mass General, his wife announced via...

June 25, 2019 03:04 PM

Facebook Libra Blockchain Making Crypto Politics Waves in Emerging WWL

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - Facebook Libra blockchain announcement is a notable example of two key concepts we introduced last year in "Maverick*...

June 25, 2019 03:03 PM

Our Identity Is Defined By Our Moral Character

Life -- Psychology Today - A study of Alzheimer's patients suggests that what makes you "you" in the eyes of others is your moral character, not your...

June 25, 2019 03:02 PM

Squeezing of blood vessels may contribute to cognitive decline in Alzheimer's

Life -- Neuroscience News - Capillary constriction caused by amyloid beta restricts cerebral blood flow in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Inhibiting...

June 25, 2019 03:02 PM

Trump secretly ordered cyber attacks against Iran missile systems

Infosec -- Security Affairs - The United States launched a series of cyber attacks on Iran after the Iranian military has downed an American surveillance...

June 25, 2019 03:01 PM

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were lost on the Moon. Really

FastCompany -- Neither NASA nor the Apollo 11 astronauts knew exactly where they were when they landed on the Moon. Yet it didn't impede the mission.


June 25, 2019 02:47 PM

US Navy to Dub Newest Rescue Ship 'Cherokee Nation'

U.S. News -- One of the U.S. Navy's newest rescue ships is being named the "Cherokee Nation" to honor the service and contributions the Cherokee people have...

June 25, 2019 04:43 AM

The Art of Doing Nothing in Retirement

U.S. News -- Instead of scheduling every moment of retirement, learn how to relax.

June 25, 2019 04:43 AM

Cancer Survivors May Have Lower Odds for Dementia

U.S. News -- Researchers have found more evidence of a puzzling phenomenon: Older...

June 25, 2019 04:43 AM

UnitedHealth Will Pay $3.2B For Payments Co Equian

Media -- PYMNTS.com - UnitedHealth Group, the parent company of the largest U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, will purchase healthcare payments company...

June 25, 2019 04:37 AM

Mom left paralyzed after pregnancy complication triggers stroke at 29 weeks

Media -- Fox - Health - A new mom was left paralyzed but is lucky to be alive after she developed preeclampsia and suffered a stroke 29 weeks into her...

June 25, 2019 04:32 AM

Melinda Gates: Let's not take 208 years to achieve equality for women in America

Media -- USATODAY - News Top Stories - While 208 is a damning, daunting number, it is not destiny. It can be a call to action to invest, collaborate and...

June 25, 2019 04:32 AM

United Airlines suspends Newark-Mumbai flights over Iran airspace concerns

Media -- Reuters - Business - United Airlines said it had suspended flights between New Jersey's Newark airport and the Indian financial capital of Mumbai...

June 25, 2019 04:24 AM

Toys R Us plans to open US stores this year

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - (Bloomberg)-Maybe American kids will only have to live through one Christmas without Toys R Us.

About a year after shuttering...

June 25, 2019 04:22 AM

How Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition changed the grocery industry

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - This month is the two-year anniversary since Amazon.com Inc. announced it would acquire grocery store chain Whole Foods...

June 25, 2019 04:21 AM

FDA finds asbestos in Claire's product. Why are cosmetics barely regulated?

Think -- Big Think - Claire's voluntarily pulled the products from shelves.Small amounts of asbestos have been found in several beauty products in recent...

June 25, 2019 04:20 AM

New High in U.S. Say Immigration Most Important Problem

Life -- Gallup Headlines - The 23% of Americans naming immigration as the most important problem is the highest Gallup has recorded, though slightly...

June 25, 2019 04:16 AM

Find Out If Apple Recalled Your MacBook Pro

Life -- Lifehacker - If you purchased a MacBook Pro at some point between 2015 and 2017, you should probably double check that it won't spontaneously...

June 25, 2019 04:16 AM

The Nicest Place in Connecticut: Clintonville Elementary School in North Haven

Life -- Reader's Digest - The students at this elementary school go out of their way to make sure everyone feels included.

On Special Person Day, fifth-graders...

June 25, 2019 04:06 AM

The Nicest Place in New Hampshire: Pembroke

Life -- Reader's Digest - We have a collective image of the perfect 1950s era town-pretty, tight-knit, caring. Some people call it Paradise. Others,...

June 25, 2019 04:05 AM

7 Sell Your Stuff Apps That Will Get You Some Extra Cash in Hand

Life -- Lifehack - When it comes to selling your stuff, the possibilities have become endless. At the same time, it can be overwhelming to find recommendations...

June 25, 2019 04:05 AM

Mars 2020 rover gets its wheels

Life -- Phys.org - In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the starboard...

June 25, 2019 04:04 AM

Things to Do on Plum Island in Summer

Life -- New England Today - A barrier beach island located off the coast of Newbury and Newburyport in northeastern Massachusetts, Plum Island (named...

June 25, 2019 04:03 AM

Mauritanians' Confidence Crisis Before Election

Life -- Gallup Headlines - As Mauritania's presidential election approaches, 58% of Mauritanians lack confidence in their national government and 64%...

June 25, 2019 04:02 AM