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Displaying items by tag: Death

Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee has died in Spain in what is an apparent suicide following a court decision to extradite him back to the US, but conspiracies are swirling that McAfee was assassinated, brought on by McAfee's own warnings any suicide wouldn't be by his own hands. Whatever the truth, may McAfee rest in peace.

Published in IT People

Australians could be at risk of injuries or even death from 6.6 million individual products currently under voluntary recall, with about half of the products still likely to be found in people’s homes, according to the competition regulator, the ACCC.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 21 October 2019 09:20

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd passes away, age 62

Hurd was co-CEO of the global enterprise software company, and the announced successor to Larry Ellison, 75. Hurd's passing follows his absence from Oracle OpenWorld last month for health reasons.

Published in Enterprise Staff
Monday, 29 July 2013 11:31

Apple issues a charged warning

Apple has added a page to its Chinese website dedicated exclusively to informing consumers about its chargers, after one woman was killed and another put into a coma from third-party accessories.

Published in Mobility

CORRECTION: A spokesperson from Ambulance NSW has confirmed the incident was related to mental health and no electric shock occurred. 

Published in Mobility
Friday, 31 May 2013 18:02

NBN fatality at Kiama site

A man has died at a construction site in NSW while working on the NBN today.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Preparing a will, looking into life insurance and recording a ‘goodbye’ video are all things to do before you pass away, and now Google has added one more to the list.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 20:50

You look marvelous! And you'll live longer, too!

According to a study in the British Medical Journal, if you look younger than your real age, you have a better chance of living longer than someone, of the same age, who looks older than the hills.

Published in Biology
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 18:26

Has Facebook killed off the virtual suicide game?

Want to finish off your online identity with a virtual ritual suicide? Looks like you might be out of luck as seppukoo.com falls on the Facebook sword.

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 07 November 2009 19:14

Find your risk of dying in U.S. and Europe

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a website that predicts the probability of dying, based on 66 different health causes, in the various states of the United States versus the different countries of Europe, along with comparisons due to gender, age, and race.

Published in Health
A U.S. study by pediatricians concludes that over one-third of photographs in mainstream magazines, which show babies asleep, are depicting unsafe sleep positions according to doctors’ recommendations. Such pictures increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Published in Health
In 1995, the maximum speed limit on interstate highways in the United States was changed from 55 miles per hour (mph) nationwide to a state-regulated system (that resulted in many speeds of 65 mph or above). A research study concludes that the change directly caused an extra 12,500 deaths over the next ten years on U.S. interstates.

Published in Health
Saturday, 18 July 2009 18:24

NASA remembers Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite died at his New York home at 7:42 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2009. Known as "the most trusted man in America," he was especially enthusiastic about the U.S. space program, reporting the Apollo 11 Moon landing almost in its entirely.

Published in Space
Does a zero-day hacker have the death of one man and one hundred thousand websites on his or her conscience today?

Published in Security
A study based out of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States found that terminally ill patients were three times more likely to receive life-prolonging medical procedures during the last week of their lives if they were “positively” religious and spiritual as opposed to being “negatively” religious/spiritual.

Published in Health
A U.S. research team studied the rates of death and incidences of chronic diseases in a large number of women, and compared them with whether the women were optimistic or pessimistic, and either trusting or distrusting. So, do you see yourself mostly happy or sad, and do you trust or distrusts people?

Published in Health
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 22:31

Risk of death from U.S. natural disasters reported

U.S. geographers researched patterns of mortality (death) within the United States. High profile disasters such as Hurricane Katrina aren’t the deadliest. Overall, risk is highest for extreme cold and hot temperatures.

Published in Climate
While the headlines report critics harshly saying Australian actress is the “kiss of death” for any movie she stars in, another report shows how Australian movie pirates are set to face increasing new levels of scrutiny that could see the receive the “kiss” of a police investigation and a potential AUD $13,200 fine.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
A Stanford University study shows that runners have fewer disabilities and live longer than non-runners. Aerobic exercise (such as running, swimming, walking, and bicycling) was found to be very important at reducing disabilities as we age and minimizing the risk of death at an early age.

Published in Health
In what scientists call “complicated grief,” a UCLA study shows through brain scans that some women have an inability to resume a normal life after the death of a loved one.

Published in Biology
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