B.B. King hospitalized for dehydration


Blues musician B.B. King has been hospitalized for dehydration brought on by sort 2 diabetes, The Los Angeles Occasions reported Monday.

His daughter later said he's doing "a lot better."

King, born Riley B. King, was recognized with diabetes greater than 20 years in the past. In October 2014, the 89-yr-previous musician canceled his live performance tour after falling sick because of dehydration and exhaustion at his live performance on the Home of Blues in Chicago

King has launched greater than 50 albums. He earned 15 Grammys in addition to a spot within the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame. Read more...

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Researchers construct aluminum battery that may be charged in a single minute


If there's one main difficulty plaguing smartphones, smartwatches and different devices we use every single day, it is battery life. Now, a workforce of researchers at Stanford College has constructed an aluminum-ion battery prototype which gives a number of enhancements over in the present day's ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries, together with tremendous-quick charging occasions

The group's aluminum-ion battery feels like a dream come true for gadget producers — an ideal battery with few flaws.

Till now, aluminum-ion batteries weren't capable of produce a excessive sufficient voltage, particularly after many recharge cycles. However the prototype created by the Stanford researchers consists of an aluminum anode and a cathode product of graphite — a mixture of supplies that permits for producing adequate voltage (about two volts), even after hundreds of recharge cycles Read more...

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Mass grave with our bodies of Iraqi troopers killed by ISIS present in Tikrit


Iraqi forensic groups within the newly liberated metropolis of Tikrit have began exhuming our bodies from mass graves believed to include tons of of troopers killed by Islamic State militants final yr, a authorities spokesman stated on Tuesday.

Round 1,seven hundred troopers have been captured by the extremists in June as they have been making an attempt to flee Camp Speicher, an air base on the outskirt of Tikrit that beforehand served as a U.S. army facility, following an onslaught that surprised safety forces and the army, which melted away because the militants superior and captured key cities and cities within the nation's north and west. Read more...

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Cantheyseemydick.com tells you if the U.S. authorities is taking a look at your dick pics


After Edward Snowden's sometimes hilarious interview with British comic John Oliver, we all know that many individuals's major concern relating to privateness is the U.S. authorities's capacity to see your personal elements

Within the interview, Oliver goes by way of numerous U.S. authorities surveillance packages, asking Snowden to elucidate their impression on the typical citizen when it comes to dick pics, with outcomes which are each humorous and informative

Now, software program engineer and net designer Olivier Lacan has turned that information into an internet site, first observed by The Vergecantheyseemydick.com.

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Twitter formally allows you to retweet with feedback now


Twitter revamped its retweet function on Monday, making it simpler for customers to plug different individuals's tweets and add commentary of their very own.

Retweeting was a extra tedious course of till now if people needed to touch upon a hyperlink. You both manually copied and pasted the hyperlink right into a recent tweet, or in the event you needed to supply extra context, copy-pasted a tweet's unique textual content into a brand new tweet with a remark shoehorned in — as long as you caught to that one hundred forty character restrict.

However this newest strategy allows you to skip all that replicate-pasting nonsense, prompting you now for a pithy comment earlier than hitting the Retweet button, like so: Read more...

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Bike-sharing is taking off around the globe


The bicycle is en vogue.

Over the previous decade, an growing variety of cities around the globe have adopted bike-sharing methods — the setup that permits city dwellers to share bicycles for brief-time period quantities of time for a payment (assume Citi Bike in New York Metropolis or Santander Cycles in London).

In line with a recent blog post from main bike-sharing consultancy MetroBike, 855 cities throughout the globe had bike-sharing techniques in 2014. That is in comparison with 703 one yr earlier in 2013, and solely eleven cities a decade earlier in 2004.

General, there are almost a million bicycles being shared worldwide, nearly all of which — 753,508 — are in China. France has the second-largest fleet, adopted by Spain, the USA and Germany. Read more...

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World’s oldest individual dies at age 116 in Arkansas


Simply days after turning into the world's oldest documented individual, 116-yr-previous Gertrude Weaver died Monday in Arkansas.

Weaver turned the oldest individual on the earth after the dying of a 117-yr-previous Japanese lady final week, in response to data stored by the Los Angeles-based mostly Gerontology Analysis Group. Weaver was born in 1898.

The Williams Funeral House confirmed Weaver died simply after 10 a.m. Monday on the Silver Oaks Well being and Rehabilitation Middle in Camden, about one hundred miles southwest of Little Rock.

Camden Mayor Marie Trisollini chatted with Weaver final week when the supercentenarian's roommate celebrated her one hundredth birthday. Read more...

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‘Dallas Consumers Membership’ wins landmark case to chase Australian pirates


In case you are Australian and have pirated the film Dallas Consumers Membership, you might be on successful record after the corporate behind the Hollywood movie gained a landmark courtroom case in Sydney on Tuesday.

The father or mother firm of U.S. firm Dallas Consumers Membership LLC, Voltage Footage, who owns the rights to the 2013 Oscar-profitable movie, requested the private particulars of four,726 clients — who allegedly seeded the film on BitTorrent — from Australian Web service suppliers (ISPs)

The request is known as "preliminary discovery" and is the place a celebration is unable to determine an individual they want to sue and seeks assist from the courtroom in figuring out the individual — on this case, by acquiring the names and addresses of the customers. Read more...

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‘Higher Name Saul’ season finale recap: Play it once more, Miles Davis


For higher or for worse, do all characters ultimately come full circle? For a lot of, there's a return to one thing pure, one thing elementary. However for Jimmy McGill, that purity — that elementary authenticity — seems to exist in a haze of dishonesty and con-man methods.

Or, at the least for Jimmy, it does after his brother Chuck broke his coronary heart and derided his makes an attempt an an trustworthy, clear life.

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Jimmy McGill returns to his wheeling-and-dealing methods by the season finale of Higher Name Saul whereas visiting Chicago and catching up together with his previous good friend and fellow con artist Marco. Jimmy’s companion of their notorious Rolex con, Marco as soon as stated that watching Jimmy depart his swindling expertise behind was “like watching Miles Davis hand over the trumpet.” Read more...

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