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Android Device Manager has a new name: Find My Device

Android Device Manager has a new name: Find My Device

Since Google introduced Android Device Manager in 2013 it has updated the feature periodically, but the latest change gives it a new name — Find My Device — and a few new features. It's now a part of the Google Play Protect service mentioned earlie… Source: New feed

NSA would have to disclose its cyber exploit policies under new bill

NSA would have to disclose its cyber exploit policies under new bill

It wasn't long after last week's devastating international ransomware attack before details surfaced about how the hackers found the exploit to target: It was stolen from the NSA, which stockpiles the digital vulnerabilities. Now, Democratic Texas Se… Source: New feed

Google speeds up transactions even without Android Pay

Google speeds up transactions even without Android Pay

Another small, but significant update from today's I/O event comes courtesy of the Google Ads and Commerce team this afternoon. According to a blog post, the Google Payments API has been simplified to streamline things for users who might be confused… Source: New feed

Android O has emoji you'll actually recognize

Android O has emoji you'll actually recognize

Ever since KitKat, Android's standard emoji have used minimalist blobs to represent people. They're unusual and cute, but that gumdrop look isn't usually what you associate with emoji — just about everybody else uses circular shapes. And that can… Source: New feed

Google Assistant on the iPhone is better than Siri, but not much

Google Assistant on the iPhone is better than Siri, but not much

Google's Assistant is finally ready to take on Siri on Apple's own turf: the iPhone. Yes, you could already play around with the AI-powered chatbot if you downloaded Allo — Google's mobile-only messenger app — but its functionality was limited. Tod… Source: New feed

Wild orangutan teeth provide insight into human breast-feeding evolution

Biomarkers in the teeth of wild orangutans indicate nursing patterns related to food fluctuations in their habitats, which can help guide understanding of breast-feeding evolution in humans, according to a study. Source: New feed

Tiny bubbles help heal broken bones, in pigs

Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with non-healing fractures. Source: New feed

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers

Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families – probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found. Source: New feed

Proof-of principle study finds imatinib improves symptoms for patients with severe asthma

In a new, proof-of-principle study researchers have found that targeting the mast cells with imatinib, a drug used to effectively treat certain forms of cancer, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, a measure of the sensitivity of the airway, and decreased the number of mast cells present in the airway. Treatment also produced a small improvement in airway […]

Pain linked to non-medical prescription opioid use in young adults

Physical pain — often “self-medicated” without help from healthcare professionals — is an important contributor to non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use by young adults. Source: New feed