Untreatable gonorrhea: coming soon to genitalia near you

The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea may be becoming resistant to the only two antibiotics left to treat it. The disheartening news comes from a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which yesterday reported that the STD’s resistance rates have increased in 2014. Only two antibiotics are left …

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A Rick and Morty VR game is coming to the HTC Vive

Wubba lubba dub dub! Owlchemy labs, the makers of Job Simulator — one of the most bizarre and truly fun games in the early days of virtual reality — announced today that they’ll soon be releasing a new VR game for the HTC Vive based on Rick and Morty. Neither Owlchemy …

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Google has abandoned plans to make a standalone VR headset

Google recently shut down an internal project to create a high-end standalone virtual reality headset akin to devices from Facebook’s Oculus and HTC, according to sources familiar with the plans. The decision likely stems from Google’s effort to streamline its more ambitious projects, an ongoing slog at the company. In …

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Verge ESP: Gotta catch 'em all!

So Niantic released a broken, buggy game that immediately captured both Liz’s and Emily’s hearts: Pokémon Go. It is funny, though, how so many of Oakland’s Pokéstops are trash cans, don’t you think? Emily, who was playing in a car in Los Angeles, felt shy about the dork-factor when she …

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Apple proposes higher royalty rates for music streaming rivals

Apple has put together a proposal to set fixed songwriting royalty rates for music streaming services. The government filing, obtained by The New York Times and not made public by Apple, was crafted in collaboration with the Copyright Royalty Board and it would set songwriting royalty rate at 9.1 cents per 100 streams. …

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Turkey’s president uses FaceTime to address ongoing military coup

Amid the ongoing military coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used Apple’s FaceTime to phone into a Turkish television network this evening from a secure location. According to New York Times reporter Ceylan Yeginsu, who posted a limited transcript of the conversation on Twitter, Erdogan told citizens of Turkey to “convene at public …

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Google Keyboard rolls out colorful themes on Android

Google’s Android keyboard now has many more themes to pick from, and they’re not as drab as the “material dark” and “material light” options that existed before. With the new version that just hit the Play Store, you’ve also got a slew of options in shades of red, blue, green, …

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