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Next-gen hearing implants could overcome inner ear damage

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links EPFL Many hearing implants won’t help people with inner ear damage or auditory nerve problems, but the brainstem implants that do frequently do an incomplete job. Soon, however, there might be a far better solution. Researchers have designed a conformable electrode implant that should more effectively counter inner ear damage. […]

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Qantas completes record 19-hour flight to test limits of air travel

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links James D Morgan/Qantas Qantas just broke a record for air travel, and it may have helped science in the process. The Australian airline has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York City to Sydney as part of a project researching the effects of very long flights — in […]

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Endel’s Apple Watch app generates soothing sounds on your wrist

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nathan Ingraham / Engadget If you primarily use your Apple Watch for all its health and wellness-related features, you’ll want to check the new app from AI music startup Endel. Technically, Endel has been available as an Apple Watch app for a while now. Where this new version differs is […]

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Juul stops selling its fruit-flavored vape products

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Today, Juul announced that it’s suspending the sale of its fruit-flavored vape products in the US. It will no longer sell its mango, creme, fruit and cucumber varieties. The decision comes as the Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigs in an attempt to curb teen vaping and as […]

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Neuvana’s stress-reducing earbuds are available to pre-order for $399

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Neuvana Neuvana’s calming earbuds are nearly here after a long, long development process, although you may be in for a few surprises. The company has started taking pre-orders for its nerve-stimulating Xen buds at a $399 price ahead of their winter release. That’s significantly higher than the $299 mentioned when […]

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Researchers Study How to Treat Cannabis Addiction With More Cannabis

News – High Times The solution to cannabis dependency might simply be more cannabis. That’s according to a new study from researchers at University College London, which found that cannabidiol (CBD) can help people reduce their consumption of THC. Presenting the study at this year’s London’s New Scientist Live festival, lead author Val Curran called […]

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Congress is asking vape manufacturers if they used social media bots

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links HAZEMMKAMAL via Getty Images Congress wants to know if the largest vaping companies used bot-generated social-media messages to market their products. The House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Massachusetts attorney general have asked each of the five largest manufacturers if they’ve relied on automated, bot-posted campaigns, The Wall Street […]

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Razer’s Blade 15 Advanced gets an optical mechanical keyboard

Engadget RSS Feed We’ve seen gaming laptops with mechanical keyboards before, but Razer is taking things to a new level with the latest Blade 15 Advanced. It’s the first notebook to feature an optical mechanical keyboard, meaning it relies on light sensors instead of physical switches to register inputs. We first saw those switches on […]

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HBO will display mental health notices ahead of some shows

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links HBO The warnings shown before movies or TV episodes typically focus on violence or other graphic material which viewers might find upsetting. However, these warnings don’t always address more complex issues like mental health. HBO wants to change this by displaying “bumpers” before episodes which portray characters experiencing mental health […]

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The $1,500 smart fitness mirror now offers personal training sessions

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mirror Last year, the fitness company Mirror launched its signature $1,500 reflective LCD display meant to stream fitness classes into your home. Since then, users have been able to follow along with instructors and see themselves mimicking the moves. Today, Mirror announced a new service: personal training. Through the display’s […]

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