Samsung to be the 1st to launch IoT-ready TVs from 2016

Samsung to be the 1st to launch IoT-ready TVs from 2016

Samsung wants to focus on its smart home offerings therefore it has announced all its smart televisions from 2016 will be Internet of Things (IoT) compatible. It means that all of the Samsung’s smart TVs will be used for controlling IoT devices in the home from 2016, including connected lights, sound and security.

The company’s IoT platform is known as SmartThings. When users will connect with this platform then Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs will allow the users to manage as well as control all smart devices in the home, including lights, locks, thermostats, surround sound systems.

Giant Christmas Squid makes its way into Japan's Toyama Bay

Giant Christmas Squid makes its way into Japan's Toyama Bay

A giant squid, also known as an Architeuthis squid, stunned people by making its way into Toyama Bay of Japan on Christmas Eve. The creature swam beneath boats for hours before disappearing into water.

People who were treated to the rate sighting of the creature captured it on their cameras and posted it on social media. A submersible camera captured a video of the squid close to the surface of Toyama Bay. Akinobu Kimura, a diver and owner of Diving Shop Kaiyu, swam alongside the red-and-white creature before it went back to open water.

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Home Prices grow in 20 major cities across United States showcasing Real Estate Sector Strength

Home Prices grow in 20 major cities across United States showcasing Real Estate Sector Strength

Home Prices in 20 cities in the United States increased at a faster pace as the inventory crunch pushed up the prices. The demand has witnessed a steady increase with strength of economy. The S&P/Case-Shiller index witnessed 5.5 percent improvement in October on a yearly basis. The index had noticed 5.4 percent increase during September.

During 2015, home values have jumped by an average 5 percent on annual basis, in reports issued each month. As the 30-year mortgage remains at low rate, home buyers are ready to close deals with cheap borrowing costs.

Weight-Loss Surgeries Cause Vitamin D Deficiency

Weight-Loss Surgeries Cause Vitamin D Deficiency

A study was performed at Johns Hopkins University to analyze the association between weight-loss surgeries and Vitamin D deficiencies. The research was carried out on over 930,000 patients in the United States. The outcome revealed that patients from north undergoing weight-loss operations in winters are more likely to face problems as compared to patients from the south.

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Carl Icahn offers more money for Pep Boys leaving Bridgestone to clench teeth

Carl Icahn offers more money for Pep Boys leaving Bridgestone to clench teeth

Activist investor Carl Icahn spoiled the party for Bridgestone as he stepped in an offered much higher price for Pep Boys. The bid offered by Icahn values auto parts chain Pep Boys at $1 billion. Icahn has raised his offer from $16.5 per share to $18.5 per share for Philadelphia-based Pep Boys.

Bridgestone had offered $17 per share for the company.

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Ashley Madison Claims Boost In Number Of Members

Ashley Madison Claims Boost In Number Of Members

Infidelity dating site Ashley Madison has claimed a continuous rise in the number of members even though the site was notoriously hacked during the summer of 2015. When the site was hacked, the members associated with the site were 39 million. However, at present this number has crossed the mark of 43 million, as per the rolling count that appears on the website’s homepage.

NASA-released-video shows Fireball hurtling towards Earth at 29,000 mph

NASA-released-video shows Fireball hurtling towards Earth at 29,000 mph

National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) has released a video recently, which shows a mystery fireball racing in the direction of our planet Earth at 29,000 mph. The Mirror reported about the fireball, but the US space agency has confirmed that the mystery fireball was a meteor which had made an entry into the atmosphere of Earth.

The space agency released the video when it received a number of reports of the object above the state of Georgia.

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Ultrasonography Can Help Diagnose Cancer in Women

Ultrasonography Can Help Diagnose Cancer in Women

Researchers, through a new study, have confirmed that ultrasonography can help diagnose cancer in women with dense breasts. The researchers said although ultrasound is comparable to mammography in detecting breast cancer, it can’t replace mammography.

The team, for the study, examined data that was collected from around 2,809 women from across the US, Canada and Argentina. All the women studied had dense breasts, and also had an additional risk factor for breast cancer.

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Typical US patient receives 20% higher radiation dose than someone getting myocardial perfusion imaging outside US

Typical US patient receives 20% higher radiation dose than someone getting myocardial perfusion imaging outside US

A latest study has suggested that the typical US patient gets more often exposed to extreme radiation during myocardial perfusion imaging as compared to patients in other countries. In the US alone, myocardial perfusion imaging, also known as a nuclear stress test, is carried out on millions of people per year to help diagnose and coronary artery disease treatment.

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Even after overdosing on opioid medications, many patients get prescriptions for powerful painkillers

Even after overdosing on opioid medications, many patients get prescriptions for powerful painkillers

A latest study has suggested that even after overdosing on opioid medications, over nine of 10 patients continued to receive prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. Some patients suffered another overdose, as a result.

Published on Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, the findings, as per the study authors were ‘highly concerning’. The report examined overdoses, and they were serious enough that some patients were sent to emergency rooms or were admitted to hospitals. The patients must not have escaped the attention of their doctors.

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