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Unseen face of the opioid epidemic: drug abuse among the elderly grows

Washington Post - 5 hours 27 min ago
About a half-million Medicare Part D recipients “received high amounts of opioids” in 2016. Almost 20 percent of that group are at “serious risk of opioid misuse or overdose."

Student arrested after Indiana school shooting

CNN - 5 hours 31 min ago
Shots have been reported at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, according to a receptionist for the school district.

Summer travel from A to Z

CNN - 5 hours 32 min ago
No need to feel overwhelmed with the virtually infinite options for summer travel destinations and activities.

Train Delays, the New Subway Plan and the Perception of Time

NY Times - 5 hours 36 min ago
Officials are hoping riders will accept more time with no service in return for less time stuck on trains.

Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients' Phones Inside ERs

NPR All Things Considered - 5 hours 49 min ago

Personal injury law firms are using location-based mobile ads to target people as they enter emergency rooms. The trend is raising concerns among patients and health privacy experts.

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Recent Trademark Filings Hint at Possible Names for macOS 10.14 - Mojave, Sequoia, Ventura or Sonoma

MacRumors - 5 hours 54 min ago
A series of trademark applications Apple filed in Cambodia and the Philippines may point towards the name we can expect to see used for macOS 10.14, the next-generation version of macOS that Apple will unveil at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

In the two countries, using a presumed shell company, Apple has filed several new trademarks on a series of California landmark names that originally surfaced in 2014. In the Philippines, Apple has filed trademark applications for Mojave, Sequoia, Sonoma, and Ventura, while in Cambodia, Apple has filed a trademark for Mojave alone.


It is not clear why Apple is filing new trademarks for these names in these specific countries, but these new filings suggest one of these four names could be used for macOS 10.14. Given that Mojave is the name that was filed in both locations, it could be Apple's frontrunner.

Other California landmark names that were trademarked alongside these back in 2014 have not seen any new trademark filings by Apple, with trademarking activity limited to Mojave, Sequoia, Sonoma, and Ventura.

The Ipanah Valley in the Mojave Desert, via the National Park Service

With trademark filings, Apple is required to continually file extensions to hold on to a name because trademarks must be used. Apple has kept several of the names from its original 2014 filing active, including Rincon, Grizzly, Farallon, and Monterey. All of these names could also be used for future versions of macOS. Mojave, Sequoia, Sonoma, and Ventura are the only four names where Apple has filed new applications, however.

Other names from 2014 have been abandoned by Apple and are likely out of the running as future macOS titles. Diablo, for example, was marked abandoned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in October of 2015, and Apple failed to renew several other names last fall that were marked abandoned this spring, including Redwood, Big Sur, Pacific, Miramar, Redtail, Condor, Tiburon, and Shasta. An additional two names, Mammoth and California, are suspended.

For the last several years, Apple has been using names related to the Sierra Nevada mountain range. We've had macOS 10.10 Yosemite, macOS 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra, and macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and with few other available names in that vein, Apple may be planning to move on to a new location at this time. California landmarks have been Apple's naming scheme of choice since the release of OS X Mavericks in 2013.

Mojave is a desert in California, while Sonoma and Ventura are cities, one located in Northern California and popular as a wine country destination, while the other is Southern California and famous for its surfing spots. Sequoia is meant to represent the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, located in the southern portion of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Sequoia National Park is home to giant sequoia trees.

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How dangerous is it when Trump calls some immigrants 'animals'?

Washington Post - 5 hours 57 min ago
That depends on how local and national leaders respond.

E.U. countries want to save the Iran nuclear deal. Don't expect cooperation on U.S. sanctions.

Washington Post - 5 hours 57 min ago
U.N. and E.U. support helped create effective sanctions — but that was in the past.

Paul Manafort's trial in Virginia pushed back to July 24

CNN - 6 hours 9 sec ago
The federal judge in Paul Manafort's trial in Virginia has rescheduled the former Trump campaign chairman's trial, pushing it back two weeks to July 24.

Two Sought in Bombing at Indian Restaurant in Ontario

NY Times - 6 hours 2 min ago
Fifteen were wounded, three critically, in the blast just west of Toronto. Officials said there was no immediate indication of terrorism or a hate crime.

BlackBerry 'Ghost' could see release in India this summer

CrackBerry - 6 hours 3 min ago

Outside of the initial leaks coming from Evan Blass, news surrounding Optiemus Infracom's "Ghost" series of BlackBerry smartphones has been rather quiet. Now, Evan Blass has tipped "Ghost" for a summer release in India.

Outside of the initial leaks coming from Evan Blass, news surrounding Optiemus Infracom's "Ghost" series of BlackBerry smartphones has been rather quiet. There was the news they would be arriving this quarter but then a few days ago, a new article from Business Insider India claimed they would be announcing new phones in the next two quarters. Now, Evan Blass has tipped "Ghost" for a summer release in India.

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Will Vegas bet on women's hoops?

CNN - 6 hours 12 min ago

Did witnesses fail in case of 'predator' gynecologist?

CNN - 6 hours 20 min ago
As lawsuits mount against the University of Southern California and a former gynecologist who worked at the school, so do the outrage and demand for answers.

Hundreds of Apple Screen Engineers and Execs Scoped Out New Tech at Display Week

MacRumors - 6 hours 22 min ago
Hundreds of Apple employees attended Display Week in Los Angeles, California this week to scout out new display technology that could be used in future products, reports Bloomberg.

Display Week is an event that's hosted by the Society for Information Display. It's aimed at connecting startups, influencers, innovators, technical experts, and others who are in the display field in some way.


All of the major display companies were on hand to show off new technology, such as high-resolution VR headset displays, ultra high-resolution OLEDs, sound-emitting panels, full-color E-ink technology, and more.

A total of 369 Apple employees were registered to attend display week, up from 280 in 2017. Apple sent far more employees to the event than other tech companies did. Amazon, for example, sent 25, while Google sent 40 and Oculus sent 23.

DisplayMate's Ray Soneira, known for evaluating smartphone displays, told Bloomberg that Apple is "making a statement" by sending so many engineers. "Apple is trying to show the display industry that they're a top-tier screen developer now, in addition to being a buyer," he said. Apple recently made its first foray into OLEDs for iPhones with the iPhone X, and its displays are consistently rated as some of the best by Soneira.

According to Bloomberg, some Apple engineers at the event "appeared particularly interested" in virtual-reality headsets developed by Japan Display, while others closely examined new high-resolution panels from Samsung and displays that are designed to work well when wet.

Several of the Apple engineers who attended Display Week joined in on discussions covering display technology and augmented and virtual reality, though no secrets about future Apple products were unveiled.
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McGowan to Weinstein: We got you

CNN - 6 hours 25 min ago
Actress Rose McGowan reacts to news of Harvey Weinstein's arrest on multiple charges, including rape.

Hawaii’s Volcano Country, Where Land Is Cheap and the Living Is Risky

NY Times - 6 hours 25 min ago
The slopes of a simmering volcano on the Big Island have for decades attracted those who can’t afford the pricier areas of a state that has the nation’s least affordable housing.
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