Humans Helping Humans

In this episode, I talk about a friend that I haven’t seen in awhile and his sudden health issues; how you should grab life and own it, my oldest son and how I’m so proud of him for doing just that and my first upgrade experience with Windows 10 (on my laptop – DON’T UPGRADE YOUR MAIN MACHINE YET!)

 

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Author: Donovan Adkisson

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This ultra-advanced luxury car feature is on affordable cars now

Dynamic cruise control is one of those opulent car options that sound a little ridiculous until you actually try it, and then you can’t really imagine using a car without it. It is awesome. The concept is simple: instead of operating at a constant, set speed, your car continuously monitors for traffic ahead of you and adjusts your speed to maintain a minimum set distance, along with a maximum speed. For highway goers, it can mean traveling for hours at a time without ever touching a pedal. (As you might imagine, it’s also an important precursor to autonomous driving.)

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Author: Chris Ziegler

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Xbox Live Experiencing Problems Today

Xbox Live is currently unavailable for some users, and Microsoft has confirmed that the service is experiencing issues.

Right now, if you try to connect to the Internet on your Xbox, you’ll probably be greeted with a message saying that Xbox Live is currently unaccessible. Reports have been coming in about sign-in problems affecting the service, meaning that people cannot see their friends lists, send messages, or play online games. I’ve personally been experiencing the Xbox Live log-in problems.

Microsoft confirmed the issues on its Xbox Support page, although the status page itself has also been unreliable. The Xbox Support Twitter account has yet to address this issue.

The issues affect Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Xbox apps on PC and mobile devices. Microsoft hasn’t said anything about when we can expect the problems to be fixed.

These issues come only a few days after Xbox Live was last plagued with problems.

We’ll update this story with the status of the services throughout the day. Are you having trouble getting onto Xbox Live? Let us know in the comments.

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Author: Alex Newhouse

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Drake vs. Meek Mill: a roundtable on the summer's best beef

The spat between rappers Drake and Meek Mill is entering its second week, and it’s starting to get ugly. Here’s the shortest possible recap, just in case you haven’t been following every twist and turn: Meek Mill accused Drake of using a ghostwriter for “R.I.C.O.,” a track they recorded together for Meek’s new album Dreams Worth More Than Money. Drake stayed silent until Saturday night, when he released three new tracks during his OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1. One of them was “Charged Up,” a diss track aimed at Meek. Meek called the song “baby lotion soft.” He was supposed to premiere a rebuttal on New York’s Hot 97 Monday night, but the evening came and went without a new track. Drake took the opportunity to go on the offensive and…

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Author: Jamieson Cox

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A Facebook photo helped scientists discover a new plant

Brazilian plant researcher Paolo Gonella probably wasn’t hoping to discover a new plant species when he was scrolling through his Facebook newsfeed, but when he came across a picture posted by Reginaldo Vasconcelos, that’s exactly what happened.

The plant is a previously undiscovered species of Drosera, or sundew, now called Drosera magnifica; it can grow to be up to five feet tall, and is the second largest carnivorous plant in North and South America, with sticky leaves that can trap insects as large as butterflies. According to Smithsonian Magazine, Vasconcelos first photographed the plant in a jungle on a mountaintop in southeastern Brazil, near where he lives, in 2012 and posted it on his Facebook to share with his friends.

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Author: Ariha Setalvad

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Fallout 4 Loot Crate Will Have Lots of Exclusive Stuff and Be "Extremely Limited"

If you’re a fan of collecting Fallout stuff, you’ll want to keep an eye on Loot Crate in the coming months. The service, known for its monthly deliveries of game items to subscribers, is partnering with developer Bethesda to create a very limited Fallout 4 Loot Crate.

This crate will be a little different than the normal monthly deliveries, and so Loot Crate is letting people sign up to get notified about when they can order it. According to the company, the Fallout 4 box will be “extremely limited.”

Bethesda and Loot Crate have yet to say anything about what will be in the box, but it’s safe to assume that there will be some cool, exclusive Fallout 4 items included. The crate’s contents will only be revealed once they’re delivered.

There’s no word yet on pricing, but in general, a Loot Crate will cost you around $20. The Fallout 4 crate will be delivered in November.

Fallout 4 launches on November 10 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Recently, GameSpot was able to talk to Bethesda Marketing VP Pete Hines, who told us that the game will give players a lot of freedom to customize their bases, and that Fallout 4 was pretty much finished when it was announced last month.

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Author: Alex Newhouse

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