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Will we ever know if this widely-used contraceptive increases the risk of HIV infection?

theverge.com — The link between Pfizer's Depo-Provera and HIV isn't new. In the early days of HIV research, scientists looked at every factor they could think of that might increase infection risk. Of course, behavioral factors like intravenous drug use generated a lot of interest.
Oct 21, 2014

Will we ever know if this widely-used contraceptive increases the risk of HIV infection? ift.tt/1w2mJgK

Oct 21, 2014

Great @arielledross: Will we ever know if a widely-used contraceptive increases HIV risks? theverge.com/e/6760852

Oct 21, 2014

Depo-Provera is an extremely popular contraceptive in Sub-Saharan Africa. It might also increase women’s risk of HIV theverge.com/2014/10/21/699…

Amazon Kindle Voyage review

theverge.com — The best e-reader gets better - for a price The humble e-reader is the evolutionary equivalent of a duck-billed platypus: at some point, it fell off the family tree. It's been plotting its own course ever since, totally comfortable in its weirdness, utterly oblivious to the changes happening everywhere around it.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @zpower: this comment is why I'm in this business, folks. it is my everything theverge.com/2014/10/20/701…

Oct 20, 2014

this comment is why I'm in this business, folks. it is my everything theverge.com/2014/10/20/701…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @zpower: I implore you to avoid @fmanjoo's kindle voyage review (nyti.ms/1zi1uts) at all costs and choose mine instead theverge.com/2014/10/20/701…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @zpower: I implore you to avoid @fmanjoo's kindle voyage review (nyti.ms/1zi1uts) at all costs and choose mine instead theverge.com/2014/10/20/701…

Oct 20, 2014

“On the whole, Amazon accomplished its goal: it built a better platypus.” -@zpower on the new Kindle. theverge.com/2014/10/20/701…

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I rode a hoverboard designed to save buildings from earthquakes and floods

theverge.com — Hendo is a $10,000 hoverboard that wants to change the world As I push off for my first time on an actual working hoverboard, the first thought in my mind is not how different it is from how Michael J. Fox did it in Back To The Future Part II - which is obviously just a movie.

IndieCade is the most important video game conference you don't know about

theverge.com — Meet the alt-punk hipster cousin of traditional gaming Indie games are great. Indie games are bad. Indie games are basement dreams, cobbled together from free visual assets and raw human stubbornness. Indie games are revolutionary, primitive, problematic, inclusive, divisive. Indie games are the spine and heart of the annual IndieCade Festival, a no-holds-barred celebration of independent gaming.
Oct 21, 2014

IndieCade is the most important video game conference you don't know about theverge.com/e/6779272 via @verge

Xbox One’s new digital TV tuner lets you stream TV to a tablet or smartphone

theverge.com — Microsoft announced its digital TV tuner back in August, and it's finally going on sale in European countries today. The 29.99 EUR ($40) accessory plugs into a USB port on the Xbox One to pick up channels using free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2, and DVB-C television standards.
Oct 21, 2014

Xbox One’s new digital TV tuner lets you stream TV to a tablet or smartphone theverge.com/e/6790712 pic.twitter.com/7Dk5jjq2py

Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand

theverge.com — Microsoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official. Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that takes the place of Nokia for the software maker.

The awesome 'Guardians of the Galaxy' mixtape will be released on cassette

theverge.com — Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy makes it clear that Peter "Star Lord" Quill is willing to risk his life for two things: his friends, and a cassette mixtape called "Awesome Mix Vol. 1."

3D-printed gun maker in Japan sentenced to two years in prison

theverge.com — A 28-year-old former university employee was sentenced today in Japan to two years in prison for manufacturing plastic 3D-printed firearms in violation of national weapons laws, according to The Japan News . Yoshitomo Imura is said to have created at least two plastic guns at his home in Kawaski, Japan, that were capable of firing bullets, according to the report.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @verge: The first person to go to jail for a 3D-printed gun was sentenced in Japan yesterday theverge.com/e/6786850

Does Yosemite have a privacy problem? Not exactly

theverge.com — This morning, The Washington Post called out an unexpected privacy concern in Apple's new Yosemite operating system. Apple's Spotlight application, previously used to index material on a user's hard drive, has added a new Suggestions feature that points to external sites relevant to a given search term.
Oct 21, 2014

(1) Glad to hear Apple say it uses an ephemeral ID when harvesting searches & locations, though I can’t verify that. theverge.com/2014/10/20/702…