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Check out the gory, cringy images the FDA wants to put on cigarettes
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday revealed 13 repulsive warnings it proposes adding to cigarette advertisements and packaging. The graphic warnings are intended to deter smoking. They include short statements and “photo-realistic color images depicting some of the lesser-known health risks of cigarette smoking.” The depicted health risks include bladder cancer, prominent neck tumors, limb amputation, erectile dysfunction, type…

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Apple sues company that sells “perfect replicas” of iOS without a license
Apple yesterday sued Corellium, a company that sells access to virtual machines that run copies of the operating system used in iPhones and iPads. Corellium markets iOS virtualization as "a research tool for those trying to discover security vulnerabilities and other flaws in Apple's software," according to Apple's complaint (PDF) filed in US District Court for the Southern District of…

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Audi e-tron wins top crash rating, beating Tesla Model S and Chevy Bolt
Crashes hurt car insurance companies' bottom lines, so the industry-funded Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducts comprehensive crash tests to help consumers buy safe cars—and encourage the industry to raise its standards. The IIHS recently put Audi's new e-tron through its paces, and Audi boasts that the e-tron is the first fully electric car to win the organization's highest rating: …

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Judge orders Georgia to switch to paper ballots for 2020 elections
Election security advocates scored a major victory on Thursday as a federal judge issued a 153-page ruling ordering Georgia officials to stop using its outdated electronic voting machines by the end of the year. The judge accepted the state's argument that it would be too disruptive to switch to paper ballots for municipal elections being held in November 2019.

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Despite complaints, Epic stands behind Fortnite’s “anyone can win” mechs
Epic is showing no signs of plans to remove the controversial, mech-like B.R.U.T.E. from , saying the powerful new combat option helps in the studio's mission "to bring players of all skill levels together to have a fun experience where anyone can win." Further ReadingHow Epic’s rose from the ashes of ’s failureThe launch of the B.R.U.T.E.

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We’ve driven VW’s bright green smile machine, the electric ID Buggy
Volkswagen provided air travel from Washington DC, to Monterey, California, and five nights in a hotel for this story. CARMEL, CALIF.—Do you remember that bright green electric beach buggy that Volkswagen showed off back in March? It's called the ID Buggy, and it's one of a growing number of ID-badged concepts from the automaker that show the way to its…

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Judge bans insecure touchscreen voting machines from Georgia after 2019
Election security advocates scored a major victory on Thursday as a federal judge issued a 153-page ruling ordering Georgia officials to stop using its outdated electronic voting machines by the end of the year. The judge accepted the state's argument that it would be too disruptive to switch to paper ballots for municipal elections being held in November 2019.

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How a new antibiotic destroys extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new antibiotic that, when combined with two existing antibiotics, can tackle the most formidable and deadly forms of tuberculosis. The trio of drugs treats extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB), along with cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) that have proven unresponsive to other treatments.

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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus might be Netflix’s best nostalgia throwback yet
Of all the cartoon series produced by Nickelodeon in its decades of operation, none could have been more unlikely than . Creator Jhonen Vasquez had previously achieved cult fame and notoriety for producing two of the most twisted comic series of the late '90s, and , full of gallons of black-and-white blood and utterly evil characters.