Apple Introduces iOS12
In news that will surely make Apple fans rejoice, the company says it's trying to help users strike a better balance between gadgets and life. At the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple addressed phone addiction as part of its new Screen Time app.
Some new features to help control phone use include ways to set limits for time spent on certain apps. The new app is part of the next Apple mobile operating system, iOS 12, which is expected out later this year.
Apple says iOS12 will launch your apps, camera and keyboard much faster, especially on older phones. The system will also introduce group FaceTime sessions that can include up to 32 people.
Source: The Verge
NASA Helps You Tour Alien Worlds - NASA is prepping us for interplanetary travel.
The space agency's "Exoplanet Travel Bureau" website allows users to virtually tour six alien worlds. Think of it as an intergalactic vacation with interactive experiences. The website shows 360-degree images of the planets, which are outside of our solar system.
The Bureau also offers posters of all six planets. Most of the destinations featured on the site were found by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. The telescope has discovered over 23-hundred exoplanets since 2009, but no actual images of them exists. An artist brought them to life. Source: Digital Trends
Science: Talk To Your Dog In A Baby Voice
If you talk to your dog in “baby speak” don’t feel foolish; science says you’re doing it right. Researchers call it “infant-directed speech” and it helps infants pick up on language cues. A team of researchers wanted to know if there are any benefits when humans speak that way to dogs, since most of us do, so they did a study.
It turns out, according to the findings in Animal Cognition, speaking in “dog-directed speech” (DDS) holds dogs’ attention longer and builds the bond between you. The pooches in the study really didn’t care for standard tone of voice, but definitely perked their ears to DDS. And when dog relevant words, like “walk”, were thrown in it sure kept their attention even longer.
So next time you’re talking to your canine and someone throws you a “you’re a weirdo” look, tell them it gets a scientific thumbs up!
Source: New York Post
Baby's First Word Was Alexa
It’s something every parent will remember forever- their child’s very first word. For some its mama or dada, for Joe Brady, it was Alexa. That’s right- as in Amazon Alexa and in this day in age it was bound to happen sometime. His parents Lottie Ledger and Mark Brady say it all started when little Joe wanted to activate Amazon’s Alexa.
“It was one of the few things he could get a reaction from at that time,” Lottie tells Caters News Agency. “Alexa would say ‘Sorry, I didn’t get that.’” Joe overheard his parents use the assistant for help and after that it was game over. “One day he managed it. We thought it was funny at first so we encouraged it,” Lottie offers. “He actually said Alexa before he said Mum or Dad.”
Thankfully Joe didn’t get too consumed by the latest in technology. His parents say he’s actually really obsessed with cars and can’t be bothered with Alexa anymore. That may be best considering psychologist Aric Sigman believes it could’ve lead to a technology addiction. Aric notes, “Early intensive exposure may be setting the infants and toddlers up for an addiction that could appear later.”
Source: New York Post
BOGO Entrees For Nurses Today At Chipotle
Chipotle has the hookup for nurses today. When they come in to a Chipotle today with work ID, they can get a buy-one-get-one-free “Code Burrito” deal on burritos, bowls, salads, and orders of tacos.
Now, the BOGO offer is only good for in-restaurant orders, but it is valid for all types of nurses including “RN, NP, CRNA, CNS, CNM, LVN, CNA, and local equivalents or analogues,” according to Chipotle’s website.
"Nurses are some of the most selfless people and make such significant contributions to our society day in and day out," Laurie Schalow, a Chipotle spokeswoman explains in a statement. "Every year, we want to make sure we do a little something to make them feel appreciated and ensure all that they do doesn't go unnoticed."
Source: USA Today
Man Who Claims He Travelled From the year 6491 'Passes Lie Detector Test'
A time traveller who believes he is from the year 6491 but got stuck in 2018 when his time machine broke down, has allegedly passed a lie detector test.
James Oliver's story was doubted but paranormal experts say they were blown away when they put it to the test, because the results showed he was telling the truth.
Oliver claims he lives more than centuries in the future but was sent back in time, the Daily Mail reported.
Paranormal YouTube site ApexTV carried out an experiment, which had bizarre results. Oliver passed every question.
"My planet is further away from the sun than yours is, so it takes longer to get around.
Although the man has a Birmingham accent, with a US twang, he claims he is from outer space.
Describing life light-years from now, he says more species and planets are discovered – and that there are fights coming between humans and aliens.
According to Oliver global warming is going to get worse and our planet is going to get hotter. He also says there is a United Nations style system of planetary leaders to ensure peace.
And he says he is friends with people from other planets.
Purchases That Caused Huge Fights Between Couples
We’ve heard time and time again that money can be a touchy subject for couples, especially if you have a partner who tends to spend a lot of dough on foolish purchases. While it’s completely understandable to be angry if your partner spends ridiculous amounts of money on things they don’t need, some people can get annoyed at even the simplest of purchases, much to the frustration of their S.O.
Well, a new thread on the anonymous Whisper app has folks revealing the purchases that caused huge fights in their relationships, and it may leave you wondering whether these couples should be together in the first place.
Purchases that caused major arguments include:
- “My girlfriend got mad because I bought my ex flowers.”
- “My girlfriend broke up with me because I bought the wrong pizza.”
- “My girlfriend is so mad she won’t even talk to me because I bought a $40 pillow.”
- “I bought a sex toy and now my boyfriend is freaking out at me. I got it to spice things up, not to replace him.”
- “My boyfriend got mad because I bought a Jon Snow poster. He’s just a character, I can’t cheat on you with him dude.”
- “So I bought lingerie and my boyfriend got mad at me for buying it…with my money. He asked why I even bought it if I’m not a stripper. WTF. I am so done.”
- “My boyfriend thinks we live in the 1950s. I bought him dinner the other night and he’s STILL mad. WTF. I don’t need or want you to pay for everything.”
- “My wife got mad because I got myself a PS4. So today I bought her 2 dozen roses, a 6 pack of chocolate cupcakes and chocolate strawberries. We’re all good now.”
- “I’m in the doghouse. My wife is mad that I brought home a puppy at 1 am for our newborn baby…It was most certainly a drunk purchase.”
Do You Get The “Sunday Scaries”?
Psychologists say the “Sunday scaries” —that anxious feeling of dread many of us experience the night before the work week starts, or following a long holiday weekend — may actually cause stress that can make you sick. “It’s caused by real world stress, because a lot of the time, people have more work than they can handle that they carry into the weekend. The unknown of Monday and thinking, ‘Oh, am I going to have 1,000 emails waiting for me?’ There’s anticipatory anxiety that’s mixed with the unknown that can be really punishing,” Dr. Matthew Lorber, a psychiatrist at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, tells Moneyish.
- Do you suffer from the Sunday Scaries? Have you ever gotten physically sick from work anxiety?