Archive for Dan Childress

Cheating among College Students

Cheating Scandals – Recently, three of the top schools in the UK have come under fire for perpetuating cheating, with claims that certain pupils and classes at these schools were given prior knowledge of upcoming exams. At one of the schools – Winchester College – the head of the art history department was suspended pending […]

When safety comes first: Tips to keep your Credit Card Safe

When credit cards came around, they were intended to remove some of the common problems that come with carrying cash. One of the challenges that credit cards seek to eliminate is the insecurity. But as the world becomes more insecure, and thieves taking the insecurity game online, it is necessary to embrace a “safety-first” attitude […]

Choosing the best FxPro trading platform

FxPro supports a wide range of trading platforms: FxPro MT4, FxPro MT5, FxPro cTrader, FxPro Markets. These trading platforms were adopted because of the variety of options they provide to its clients. It offers security of funds for its clients because it is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Although the recommended initial […]

What is Responsible Gambling?

Gambling has never been so accessible. Casino gaming, sports betting and bingo have all left the controlled environment of the high street and are now available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although gambling can be a fun experience with the chance to win some money, it can also be highly addictive […]

Royal Bank Of Canada Reaffirms Outperform Rating for Dhx Media Ltd Class B (DHX.B)

Dhx Media Ltd Class B (TSE:DHX.B)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. They currently have a C$10.00 price objective on the stock. Separately, TD Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a C$9.50 price […]

ForcePhone Technology Uses Sonar to Mimic Apple’s 3D Touch

Apple’s 3D Touch technology is easily among the most impressive features of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.  In fact, the technology is so impressive  that it may become the gold standard of all smartphones, coming soon to more models. This might include Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which are Android-based devices. The […]

Google Wins Fair Use Case Over Java

In the mobile web world, APIs are the programs which hold everything together.  Among the most commonly used APIs, at least in the Android community, is script written in the Java language.  And recently, Google and Oracle have been going at it over the use of APIs (and Java) to leverage applications and services a […]

Facebook Announces Third Party Advertising Through “Audience Network”

Facebook is an online juggernaut; a powerful network of people, trends, and advertising.  And like any business, Facebook has to continue to find new ways to expand revenue if it wants to be able to keep pace with its user growth; and so, Facebook has figured how to use more third party advertising to turn […]

Intel Acquires Itseez to Continue Expanding IoT And Autonomous Car Technologies

Chip maker Intel has been making strides to increase its relevance in the emerging Internet of Things and, particularly, the autonomous car industry.  This was the reasoning behind the company’s acquisition of Itseez, a startup focused on computer vision and machine learning. While this is the only information the company has made available to the […]

Apple Announces Plans to Continue Apple Pay Expansion in Asia and Europe

Digital payment systems are still quite new but the market is quickly expanding.  Apple Pay, for example, is currently only available in six countries but the tech giant is looking to expand to many more in the years to come. According to Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey. She recently has detailed that the company […]

Google iOS Update Brings “AMP”ed Ads to Apple Users

On Friday, Google released an updated version of its app on Apple iOS today.  The company now claims that the update brings iPhone users improvements to both speed and performance, with optimizations that will save users “a combined 6.5 million hours,” by the end of the year.  According to Google vice president of product management, […]

CVS To Expand Heroin Overdose Intervention Availability In July

  In just a few short months, CVS Pharmacies will make the landmark heroin overdose intervention naloxone available without a prescription; at least, in Florida and six other states. Indeed, CVS Health is expanding its naloxone program across seven states—Florida (in early July); Colorado, Oregon, and Idaho (in mid-July), and Washington state (in early August). […]

Lifestyle Change Could Reduce Risk For Women With Breast Cancer Gene Variants

Cancer research has made remarkable strides over the past few years, pinpointing, for example, that women who carry certain common gene variants may be more vulnerable to some forms of breast cancer. But while increased detection rates is certainly great news, the newest research suggests that early detection of these genetic variants can lead doctors […]

Facebook, Microsoft To Build Biggest Sub-Atlantic Network Cable To Expand Internet Availability

It looks like Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up to build a new, state-of-the-art cable to stretch across—or through—the Atlantic ocean. The “Marea” cable is aimd to help meet the increased demand for reliable, high-speed connections for both standard online and cloud services used by Microsoft, Facebook, and their growing customer bases. “As the world […]

Are Premies Vulnerable to Socioeconomic Issues In Addition to Health Issues?

It is already commonly known that babies born premature tend to be more vulnerable to diseases and other health complications, later in life. A new study, published on Wednesday in JAMA Pediatrics, though, shows that although these oft-more-sickly babies still grow up to be relatively healthy, they are also more likely to experience other hardships. […]

Just How Biodegradable Is “Biodegradable Plastic”?

Plastic may be durable and pliable and buoyant but it also contributes to pollution. This is particularly true in the ocean’s of the world where plastic elements are widely known for unifying into massive structures like the Great Garbage Patch of the Pacific Ocean. But, biodegradable plastics were supposed to put a stop to this, […]

Is the Global Recession Responsible for at Least 260,000 Additional Cancer Deaths?

Researchers from Imperial College London speculate that of the more than a quarter million additional cancer deaths which occurred after the global recession began in 2008, many could have been directly related to unemployment or public health care cuts. More specifically, researchers say that the increase of cancer deaths could have been a result of […]

Should Expectant Mothers Eat More Fruit?

There is no big health secret about the benefits of eating more fruit, but a new study says that expectant mothers could pass some of these benefits on to their newborns. The study says that mothers who eat more fruit during pregnancy are also more likely to give birth to children with higher cognitive function. […]

Can Antidepressants Treat Other Conditions?

Antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. It would be safe to assume, then, that depression is one of the most common ailments. While that may certainly seem true, new research says that many doctors are actually prescribing antidepressants for patients suffering from conditions other than depression. Antidepressant prescriptions are […]

Could An Implantable Opioid Addiction Treatment Be Available Soon?

The United States is on the brink of a full-blown opioid epidemic and medical professionals are scrambling to stay ahead of the trend. Of course, one strategy is to increase education and awareness to try and keep people away from these drugs. At the same time, it is possible that opioid prescriptions may have been […]

Judge Says Florida Education System Making Steady Strides

On Tuesday, a Leon County court judge rejected a new proposal which broadly challenges the state’s present education system, claiming that current lawmakers had, indeed, met their constitutional obligation to provide high-quality—and free—education to students in Florida. In addition to the blanket rejection, Circuit Judge George Reynolds also questioned if he, himself, had the presumptive […]

Do Culture and Geography Play into Sleep Patterns?

The human animal is a complex and yet we are all made, mostly, the same way. For example, we all need food and water and oxygen for our cells to properly divide and multiply and replenish. Also, we all share sleep in common. But just as culture and location dictates the type of food you […]

Babies Do Not Naturally Imitate—But they Do Learn In Time

Over the past several decades, researchers have conducted several studies to examine how human babies are capable of imitating facial expressions and hand gestures and even some vocalizations within the first few weeks of life. And they have found, in fact, that babies don’t actually copy us at all. By repeatedly testing young infants over […]

Tesla Model 3 Pre-Orders Nearing 300,000, Stock Falls After The Market Close (TSLA)

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) continues it roll with the upside no where in sight, or is there?  Shares of Tesla stock jumped Friday, gaining $7.82, or 3.4 percent, to close at $237.59, after the company introduced the long awaited “more affordable” Model 3 on Thursday night. Since then, more than a quarter million people may have put […]

Mediterranean Diet May Provide Better Bone Health for Postmenopausal Women

More and more health officials have advocated for the Mediterranean diet over the past few years as continuous studies demonstrate both the immediate and long term health benefits. Sure enough, too, a new study suggests that the Mediterranean diet might also be linked to lower hip fracture risk in postmenopausal women. In a new report […]

Confident Sanders Sweeps Three Caucuses to Close the Gap on Hilary Clinton

Sweeping all three Democratic caucuses on Saturday—in Washington State, Alaska, and Hawaii—Bernie Sanders is quickly closing the gap on Hillary Clinton’s marginal lead for the Democratic presidential nomination. These wins are major ones for Sanders who has been trailing the former First-lady for most of the race, despite throngs of fans and supporters, and despite […]

GDP Revised and Increases, Corporate Profits Down

Gross domestic product increased at a 1.4 percent annual rate instead of the previously reported 1.0 percent pace, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its third GDP estimate. GDP growth was initially estimated to have risen at only a 0.7 percent rate. The economy grew at a rate of 2.0 percent in the third […]

Starbucks Teams up with Feeding America With Aim to Donate All of its Unused Food Within the Next Year

Let’s cut to the chase: Starbucks has just announced a plan to donate all of its leftover food to the hungry. On Tuesday, the company said it has set a goal to contribute all of its leftover food to the social advocacy program Feeding America—a national network of food banks—out of all of its more […]

Groups Move to Address Minimum Wage Increase In New York State

With less than a week and a half until its final agreement due date, advocacy groups in Albany have improved efforts to increase the Empire State’s minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of the budget. Of course, many nonprofit organizations have shown up to voice their concerns—as well as advocates and Democratic legsilators—in […]

Huntington Ingalls CEO Mike Petters To Donate Whole of Annual Salary to Education Fund

During a time when many are outwardly expressing concern over corporate irresponsibility, at least one CEO is making an effort to change the conversation; by changing his perspective. The president and Ceo of the shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has announced plans to forgo his base salary and invest in an educational assistance fund […]

Americans More Confident In Retirement Than Three Years Ago

According to the 2016 Retirement Confidence Survey, roughly one in five American workers feel “very confident” about having enough money to live comfortably in their retirement. Of course, this equates to roughly 20 percent of the people. Funded by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, the survey indicated that only about 13 percent o the American […]

Nike Continues to Stop Chinese Footwear Company from Selling Counterfeit Shoes

Athletic apparel company Nike has recently filed a lawsuit against a Chinese footwear manufacturer, alleging that that company has infringed upon several of its patents. In Nike’s lawsuit, which has been filed in the US District Court in the State of Nevada, last month, Nike claims that the company Fujian Bestwinn “has made, used, sold, […]

Prescription Drug Spending Up, and There May be No End in Sight

There is no doubt that patients who suffer from chronic diseases—like cancer—should have a better outlook these days, as new treatments continue to make their way to market. With the advent of biopharmaceuticals, in particular, treatments for conditions that have long been difficult or complicated are suddenly more successful and this provides more offerings to […]

Cold Turkey is the Best Way To Quit Smoking

It is no big secret that smoking is one of the most dangerous habits a person can have. The problem, of course, is that while the health risks increase immediately after a person starts smoking, they do not necessarily begin to appear for many years—even decades—down the road. This makes it increasingly harder to quit […]

Stem Cell Research Could Result in Cornea Replacement For Cataract Patients Within the Next Few Years

Those who suffer from vision loss might have new hope today as scientist have announced they are now able to develop corneas and lenses from their own cells. While this development alone is remarkable it is more important to note that this type of procedure would spare patients the more invasive transplant process commonly implemented […]

Six Flags To Add Virtual Reality To Nine Coasters Across the Country

The Six Flags theme parks have transformed the way we think about “roller coasters.” As a matter of fact, some of their attractions are so outrageous (and different) that the term “roller coaster” doesn’t accurately describe them. Of course, that is mostly because many of these rides no longer simply “coast”; but they do offer […]

University College London Scientists Find the Gray Hair Gene

Most people are probably aware that both hair color and baldness are genetic. But apparently there is also a gene which determines the likelihood that you might go gray, and when. This, of course, contradicts the standing belief that graying occurred as a result soley of hair weakening from aging. Researchers are saying that they […]

Kid-Friendly Search Engine In Hot Water with LGBT Groups

It was only a matter of time that the internet would become so prolific that we would need a better way for children to access it. Thus was born Kiddle, the child-friendly search engine. Kiddle combines the tech of Google’s Safe Search filter with curated, editorially-controlled keyword and site blacklists. While this may sound like […]

Better Balance of Gut Bacteria Could Protect Against Chronic Malnutrition

Studies have shown that there are both good and bad bacteria living inside our bodies. The good bacteria actually help to maintain healthy function and a new study suggests that manipulating these bacteria could actually help millions of children who suffer from chronic malnutrition. The research says that introducing or encouraging the right balance of […]

Leap Motion Goes “Hands-On” with Orion Hardware (Both Virtually, and Literally)

What we have come to understand about “virtual reality” is that we experience a world that is not our own: it is a digitized version of perception. We can “see” and “hear” things in a space that has been completely fabricated by a computer which might respond to what we say or how we move. […]

Should Iran Be Held Equally Responsible for Oil Glut?

Movement in the oil market is usually a good predictor of economic across the globe, so when some of the biggest oil producers on the planet get together and agree to freeze their output—at January levels—in order to reign in what is soon to become a surplus—and prevent falling prices in the process—it definitely shakes […]

Google Is Shutting Down Google Play For Education on Tablets, Opting to Focusing on Chromebooks Instead

Any successful company—any successful entrepreneur—knows that longevity, that is to say long term relevance, lies within a company’s ability to adapt. Sometimes the market changes and you have to figure out how to get in front of the wave. Sometimes, though, you develop a strategy that, unfortunately, simply underperforms. Google knows this firsthand as, at […]

Second Consecutive Day of Decline Marks Concern for Future of Community Health Systems

Shares of Community Health Systems Inc fell dramatically today, posting a sharp 24 percent decline in premarket trading. On Monday, America’s No 2 for-profit hospital posted its first surprising loss and today followed suit.   And it seems other hospital operators—including HCA Holdings, Inc, and Tenet Healthcare Corp—were also vulnerable. Apparently, analysts and investors are both […]

Wake Forest Team 3D Prints Human Organs

The novelty of 3D printing is that you can, in a way, teleport an object from one location to another, at great distance, in just a matter of minutes. Of course, the materials you make with a 3D printer will really only be replicas of the real thing, made out of a synthetic fiber, similar […]

Your Netflix Account Could be For Sale on the Black Market

Most people probably would never consider Netflix a luxury items. After all, it only costs less than $8 per month. But, apparently, there are some people in the world who are able to get access to streaming movies and hit television series through Netflix for far less. Like, for $0.25 per account. Yes, twenty-five cents; […]

Time Acquires Myspace Owner, Viant

The days of Myspace have come and gone but even if it seems like nobody is using it, the site is apparently large enough to be of interest to the likes of Time Inc, who just acquired the firm that owns the aged social network, Viant. Viant has actually been quite profitable in the process […]

Barrington Cuts Regal Entertainment Group’s Price Target

In a note, Thursday morning, Barrington Research dropped the target price for Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) from $24.00 to $21.00. Currently, the firm has rated the stock to outperform. Of course, Regal Entertainment Group manages a circuit of cinemas in the United States consisting of a total of 7,367 screens spread through 574 theatres […]

Netflix Finishes Migration to AWS Public Cloud Servers

Streaming video giant Netflix announced this week that they have finally completed its full cloud migration, shutting down its final data center in the process. The long-awaited conclusion to the process comes several months late: Netflix had originally announced, last August, they would shut down its final data center by the end of the summer, […]

Google Announces New VR Device Developments

The Google Cardboard VR prototype was a practical—if not kitschy—way to introduce everyday users to the growing world of virtual reality. The basic function was to use specially cut-out cardboard to enclose your smartphone, which you could use as your eyes. The cardboard acted as a mask or helmet to block out peripheral vision and […]

Google Moves Forward on Self-Driving Vehicles—Announces Job Openings

Google (or Alphabet Inc) has just announced dozens of new job openings for its Google X autonomous vehicle project (also known as “self-driving cars”). Indeed, the company is planning to expand testing to include not only its home-town of Mountain View, CA and its current R&D city of Austin, TX, but they are planning to […]