Amazon improves Alexa responses with 4 new variable types: foods, sports, video games, and creative works

  1. Amazon improves Alexa responses with 4 new variable types: foods, sports, video games, and creative works  VentureBeat
  2. DEAL: Save 20% on Amazon’s Fire Stick 4K & Echo Dot bundle  Phandroid.com
  3. Google Assistant vs. Alexa: Which routines are better for you?  Android Central
  4. Start stashing stocking stuffers early with these awesome Amazon Echo Dot deals  PCWorld
  5. How Alexa, Siri, and Google Home answer questions about the midterms.  Slate Magazine
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Red Dead Redemption 2 improves some of my favorite parts of The Witcher 3

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2 improves some of my favorite parts of The Witcher 3  The Verge
  2. ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ May Finally Be Xbox One X’s Moment In The Sun  Forbes
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch-Day Patch Strongly Recommended  PCMag
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2 review | A seismic achievement  Telegraph.co.uk
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2 – Live play: Tips, tricks and reviews for the Xbox One and PS4 sequel  The Independent
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Conflict management improves ICU team knowledge, mindfulness, and awareness

The Intensive Care Unit is a stressful place, and conflicts invariably arise. To better understand the relationships between physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and advanced practitioners, researchers created a conflict management education intervention. The study paid close attention to diagnosing the conflict type and cause, recognizing the internal dialogue, introducing conflict management modes used in conflict situations, and developing self and other awareness.
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Asking questions, testing improves student learning of new material

Researchers know memory retrieval is beneficial for learning, but their new meta-analysis found there are limits. The research shows the frequency and difficulty of questions can reverse the effect and be detrimental to learning. It also is not enough to simply ask a question; students must respond to see a positive effect on learning.
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Inhibiting nuclear factor kappa B improves heart function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Researchers have uncovered an unexpected mechanism that underlies cardiomyopathy (heart failure) in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). They report that nuclear factor kappa B down-regulates calcium genes, contributing to cardiomyopathy in DMD. Furthermore, data from a mouse model show cardiomyocyte ablation of NF-kappaB rescues cardiac function.
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Single transplantation of therapeutic macrophages improves rare lung disease in mice

Hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (herPAP) is a rare disease characterized by the slow build-up of lipo-protein material in the lungs due to the failure of highly specialized cells called macrophages, which usually eat away this material from the pulmonary air-space. Researchers demonstrate that a single transplantation of murine macrophages into the lungs of mice suffering from herPAP can treat this life-threatening disease.
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OnePlus 3/3T receive OxygenOS 5.0.4; update improves selfies, adds July security patch and more

  1. OnePlus 3/3T receive OxygenOS 5.0.4; update improves selfies, adds July security patch and more  Phone Arena
  2. Some OnePlus 6 Users Are Complaining Of Screen Flickering  Ubergizmo
  3. [Update: Downloads are up] OnePlus 3 and 3T are gone but not forgotten, receiving minor OxygenOS 5.0.4 update  Android Police
  4. Latest OxygenOS rolls out for OnePlus 5/5T bringing in better battery life and more  Firstpost
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Tests Confirm Apple's Throttling Fix Improves Performance for 2018 MacBook Pro Models

  1. Tests Confirm Apple’s Throttling Fix Improves Performance for 2018 MacBook Pro Models  Mac Rumors
  2. Tested: Apple’s patch fixes the thermal slowdowns in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro  AppleInsider
  3. Apple confirms MacBook Pro thermal throttling, software fix coming today  The Verge
  4. MacBook Pro 15 (2018) – Beware the Core i9  YouTube
  5. Apple Macbook Pro bug patched, unleashing full-speed performance (updated)  CNET
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