What to look for in a streaming music service

A fundamental consideration is the extensiveness of the music library As music streaming service options open up, discerning which to choose becomes a challenge. PC magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” pick is Sirius XM Internet Radio; however, at $10.99 per month, this is also the most expensive streaming service featured in July’s “The Best Online Music Streaming Services for 2019.” The other nine are: Tidal, Amazon Music, LiveXLive, Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio and Pandora. Consumer Reports provided a comprehensive rundown this year, providing price, who it’s best for, pros…

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Mind-controlled exoskeleton allows paralyzed man to walk

The exoskeleton suit is still a prototype, but it offers a glimpse into a future where people’s brains can help regain power of movement. A French man who became quadriplegic after an accident four years ago has walked again with the aid of a revolutionary mind-controlled exoskeleton. Researchers at the University of Grenoble in France developed the technology that translates brain waves into mechanical movement. The 28-year-old man, identified only as Thibault, was paralysed after falling from a balcony in 2015. Since then, his spinal cord had not been able…

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Trio wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for work on cells, oxygen

Two US scientists, one from the UK awarded Nobel Prize for finding how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels. Professor Randall Johnson of the Nobel Commitee presents the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine in Stockholm [Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency/Reuters] Two scientists from the United States and one from the United Kingdom won the 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for finding how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, paving the way for new strategies to fight diseases such as anaemia and cancer. The Nobel committee said US…

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US judge rejects Trump challenge to release of his tax returns

Judge said immunity claim at odds with constitution, but appeals court blocked any handover of records for now. A US federal judge on Monday emphatically rejected President Donald Trump‘s challenge to the release of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, saying the president’s broad claim of immunity from all criminal investigations is at odds with the Constitution of the United States. But an appeals court blocked any handover of the records for now. The developments escalate the president’s battle to keep his finances under wraps, despite having promised during…

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Second Trump whistle-blower on Ukraine comes forward

Official has information backing original whistle-blower’s complaint about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, lawyer says. Trump and his supporters have rejected the accusations that he did anything improper [Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP] A second whistle-blower in the impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump has come forward, according to the lawyer representing the first one. Mark Zaid told The Associated Press news agency in a text message on Sunday that the second whistle-blower, who also works in intelligence, has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog. The lawyer said the second person did…

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