Suicide rate among young men has gone down, but the rate for young women is rising

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Young men between the ages of 10 and 24 are taking their own lives less often than they did 20 years ago, according to a report released by the CDC today. Unfortunately, the suicide rate among young women is slightly higher than it was in 1994. And young people in general are resorting to suicide by suffocation more often than they did two decades ago.

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Chappie could have been the best robot-family-action-drama of the year

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The commercials for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie want to sell it as a wild ride about eccentric gangsters and fighting robots. And sure, that’s largely what it is, but it’s also a film about humanity’s relationship with AI at the time of its emergence. Chappie is no Her, but its attempts to ask similarly big questions are what make it memorable.

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Twitter Taps Partner Data To Help Marketers Target Their Ads

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twitter Twitter announced a new ad targeting feature today called partner audiences, allowing Twitter advertisers to aim their ads at audiences like “coffee buyers” and “cereal buyers.” The various social media platforms have done a lot of work to expand their ad programs beyond their core sites and apps, but of course it’s useful for data to flow in the direction too,… Read More

Trucker Path Raises $1.5M From Renren To Help Truckers Truck Better

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6329651484_a2cab7e646_o Trucker Path is a mobile app that helps truckers find truck stops, parking spots, rest areas, scales, DOT weigh stations, truck washes and more. At first, this may sound pretty banal, but the company has bigger plans that go far beyond these kinds of map-centric tools. To do so (and to enter the growing Chinese market) Trucker Path has raised $1.5 million from Chinese holding company and… Read More

Microsoft Azure Launches Media Services Premium Encoder, Takes DocumentDB And Azure Search Out Of Preview

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azure Microsoft is making a number of announcements around its Azure cloud computing platform today. Some of these involve previously announced services coming out of preview, including the NoSQL database DocumentDB, its search-as-a-service solution Azure Search and two new virtual machine instance types. But in addition, the company is also launching its Azure Media Services Premium Encoder, a new… Read More

Let’s Face It: The Apple Watch Will Sell More Than A Million Units In Its First Month

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Apple Watch As we approach AW-Day, the naysayers are coming out to put their hand in front of the bottle of champagne that will be used to christen the S.S. Apple Watch. The most prominent of those naysayers was Mark Wilson, a traditionally even-keeled fellow who, in his own way, is pushing the pro- and anti-Apple Watch argument forward. I won’t even debase his post with the term clickbait: he has a… Read More

Office 2016 for Mac finally catches up to its Windows equivalent

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It’s slowly approaching five years since Microsoft first released Office for Mac 2011 in October 2010. While a final version of Office 2016 for Mac isn’t ready just yet, Microsoft is announcing a preview program today for Mac users to get an early look at the company’s work. Microsoft has been doing some great work with Office, bringing it to the iPad, extending it to Dropbox, and even acquiring impressive apps like Acompli to power Office on iOS and Android. Office 2016 for Mac is the latest result of Microsoft’s focus on cross-platform apps, and it finally matches its Windows equivalent.

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Surprise: Comcast won’t let anyone watch HBO Go on PlayStation 4

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Comcast subscribers are unable to watch HBO Go on PlayStation 4. The app arrived on Sony’s console Tuesday — and let me tell you, PlayStation owners had been dreaming of and awaiting that day for months. And then it came! Every other major cable or satellite provider is happy to let you authenticate and start watching Girls without any issue. But Comcast doesn’t even appear on the list among its cable brethren.

This story is starting to sound like a broken record. There’s an echo effect in here. Every other cable company has a history of playing nicely with HBO and letting customers watch the streaming service on smartphones, set-top boxes, and game consoles. But not Comcast. It took Roku and Comcast forever to reach a deal that opened…

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Gmail App Now Offers Reply And Archive From Notifications On iOS

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IMG_0371 Gmail has a new update out for iOS, which brings lots of new iOS 8-friendly features, including two that are great productivity additions: the ability to reply to and archive emails directly from incoming notifications. The reply function kicks you into the Gmail app right into a compose window replying to the email you received, and the archive function makes it go away, without any… Read More

Office 2016 For Mac Preview Now Available, No Office 365 Subscription Required

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Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 12.21.12 PM Microsoft already told us Office 2016 for Mac was coming, but the public preview is out now as a free download, without any Office 365 subscription required. The updated software includes support for Retina displays, as well as iCloud syncing, and has a look and feel more in tune with the versions of Office currently available on Windows and mobile. Office 2016 for Mac includes redesigned… Read More

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