Technology 

Tim Cook: I keep my tween nephew away from social networks – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Not a Facebook fan? Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Facebook and its ilk have taken a beating of late.  Even former executives have admitted they fear social networks are doing terrible damage to kids’ psyches. Now there’s another senior tech figure who seems to be holding a crucifix up to the vampire of social networks.  Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted on Friday that he’s wary of the effects of too much tech and social networking…

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Top Stories World 

Battle over legal marijuana: a monumental moment for states’ rights

West Hollywood is painted with rainbow flags. Known as “The Creative City,” this counterculture hub is set in rolling hills, thrumming with thrift stores, vegetarian restaurants, and, since Jan. 1, four dispensaries selling recreational cannabis. The most populous state in the union, with 39 million people, started allowing legal recreational pot sales three days before the Justice Department threatened to step up enforcement of federal prohibition.  As people waiting in a line outside West Hollywood’s MedMen brush off a rainstorm, Iain McDonald, an actor and Lyft driver from Australia, says he’s puzzled…

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Top Stories World 

Apple’s big cash play: A boon for the economy or just good PR?

Is Apple’s plan to bring back some of its $252 billion in overseas cash and assets a plum deal for America — or just recycled news? Less than a month after President Donald Trump signed off on the Republican tax overhaul, Apple announced it would pay $38 billion in repatriation taxes and laid out what it said were “a new set of investments.” In Wednesday’s announcement, the company pledged that over the next five years it would invest $30 billion in capital expenditures, contribute $350 million to the U.S. economy,…

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Entertainment 

Avengers Infinity War: Timothee Chalamet reveals failed audition for THIS character

The actor, 22, has picked up a lot of critical acclaim for his role in Call Me By Your Name, and he also has a great star turn in Lady Bird. But he very nearly could have been Spider-Man as well, had Tom Holland not beaten him to the part. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he said at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: “I read twice and I left sweating in a total panic.  “I called my agent Brian Swardstrom and I said, ‘Brian, I thought about this…

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Science 

Science helped cause the opioid crisis – now it must make amends

JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock “IF A terrorist organization was killing 175 Americans a day on American soil, what would we do to stop them? We would do anything and everything.” There is no such terror organisation, but the terrifying number is very real; it is the estimated toll from the opioid crisis that has been killing people in the US for the past two decades, and which is now spreading to other countries (see “The doctor who took on big pharma to stem the US opioid epidemic“). Advertisement The…

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Supergran ‘CURES brain tumour’ by eating nothing SAND for more than a decade

Stanislava Monstvilene, 70, from Lithuania claims that she has been living for more than a decade, consuming nothing but sand. The substance which is believed to be indigestible has not only made her healthier but has even cured her brain tumour, she claims. She said:“I had a late stage brain tumour. They said I wouldn’t last long. My haemoglobin level was 60. “I was passing by and once an idea came to my mind – take the sand and eat it. For the first time I choked but then I…

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How To 

7 parental controls you can use right now on your kid’s iPhone – CNET

iPhones ($1,149.00 at Apple) are like cigarettes. They are addicting and marketed to kids. Similar to cigarette manufacturers being forced to curb their advertising and sales efforts toward children, Apple has been urged to address phone addiction among its youngest customers. In response, Apple has vowed to introduce new controls to help parents better manage their children’s iPhone use. While you wait for Apple to add these new controls, here are seven controls parents can use right now to protect their kids’ privacy and restrict their access to explicit content.…

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Lifestyle 

Holding hands and surprise gifts: Romantic gestures that are still best way to show love

Sending flowers, breakfast in bed and a candlelit dinner also feature on the list of time-honoured ways lovers show their adoration. In this age of text and emails, writing an old-fashioned love letter is still stamped and posted by 20 per cent of Britons in love. Almost six in 10 people admit they are bewildered by romance in a modern world of emails, texts and WhatsApp. As a result, love story publishers Mills & Boon investigated and have produced a guide to romance in the “digital age”. “Today’s relationship rules…

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Lifestyle 

Golden Globes 2018: Why are celebrities wearing black this year and what is Time’s Up?

This year’s Golden Globes are taking place in Los Angeles to present some of the finest stars from TV and film the prestigious accolade. It is also the opportunity for the film stars to wear their finest garb as they take to the red carpet, dressed in some of the most expensive ballgowns in the world. As it celebrates its 75th anniversary, many celebrities are heading to the red carpet dressed in black this year in protest, wearing a pin that reads ‘Time’s Up’. But what is the meaning behind…

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Science 

Fight continues over whether sex addiction is a real thing

Harvey Weinstein has reportedly had therapy for sex addictionKathy deWitt/Alamy Stock Photo By Clare Wilson If your sex life gets you into trouble, does that make you a sex addict – or just someone who has made some bad choices? The debate over sex addiction has taken a new twist, as guidelines are being drawn up that may recognise sexual compulsivity as a mental disorder. Sex addiction usually hits the headlines when someone famous gets caught behaving badly and lays the blame on their “disorder”. Celebrities such as Harvey Weinstein…

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