Guy proposes to girlfriend. Drops ring in gutter. New York Police tracks him down and saves the day

This guy mistakenly dropped the ring in a gutter while proposing to his girlfriend.

Nothing can come in between of you and your happiness when your love is true. And what happened to this couple in New York just proved it.

A man proposing to his girlfriend at the famous Times Square in New York was in for a rude shock when the ring slipped from his finger accidentally and fell into the gutter right below his feet.

The man tried a little bit to extract the ring out of the gutter but unfortunately couldn’t, so the upset couple just went their way and forgot about the ring.

The entire scene was captured in a CCTV footage by a camera installed nearby. The New York Police Department aka NYPD got hold of that video and immediately got into action. They extracted the ring out of the gutter and then began the real challenge.

They posted the video on their Twitter page and asked people to recognize the couple if they could, because the couple had not filed any request with the police.

[“source=indiatoday]

HDL or good cholesterol can be life threatening, says a new study

Contrary to claims that good cholesterol is beneficial to the heart, a new study has showed that very high levels may be associated with an increased risk of heart attack and death.

The findings showed that people with high-density lipoprotein (HDL or good) cholesterol levels of 41-60 mg/dl (milligrams per decilitre) had the lowest risk of heart attack or cardiovascular death.

However, the risk increased in people with low levels (less than 41 mg/dl) as well as very high levels (greater than 60 mg/dl) of HDL cholesterol.

People with HDL cholesterol levels greater than 60 mg/dl had a nearly 50 per cent increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular cause or having a heart attack compared to those with HDL cholesterol levels 41-60 mg/dl.

“It may be time to change the way we view HDL cholesterol. Traditionally, physicians have told their patients that the higher your ‘good’ cholesterol, the better,” said Marc Allard-Ratick, from the Emory University in Atlanta, US.

“However, the results from this study and others suggest that this may no longer be the case,” he added.

The bad effects of very high HDL cholesterol were consistent even after controlling other risk factors for heart disease such as diabetes, smoking, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad) cholesterol, as well as other factors such as alcohol intake, race, and sex.

HDL cholesterol has been considered “good” because the HDL molecule is involved in the transport of cholesterol from the blood and blood vessel walls to the liver and ultimately out of the

body, thereby reducing the risk of clogged arteries and atherosclerosis, the researchers explained.

The study investigated the relationship between HDL cholesterol levels and the risk of heart attack and death in 5,965 individuals, most of whom had heart disease.

The results were presented at the ESC Congress 2018, the annual conference of the European Society of Cardiology in Munich, Germany.

[“source=indiatvnews”]

Wear OS by Google Redesigned With New Notification Stream, Android Pie-Like Quick Settings, Fresh Assistant Interface

Wear OS by Google Redesigned With New Notification Stream, Android Pie-Like Quick Settings, Fresh Assistant Interface

New Wear OS update will start rolling out next month

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Wear OS update brings an improved notification stream
  • Swiping down will open up the Quick Settings
  • Swiping right will open the Google Assistant page

Google has now rolled out an update to Wear OS bringing a completely new design, inspired by Android Pie. The Wear OS by Google update has overhauled how notifications look, how the quick settings interface looks, and brings improved Google Assistant support. This comes right after the Google Fit interface was changed to look more like Apple Watch’s activity goals. The Wear OS software was initially neglected by Google, and didn’t receive regular updates to keep consumers and manufacturers enticed. However, this update brings a lot of nifty improvements making the software an attractive offering once again.

First up, Wear OS notifications are now seen in a stream format, and they open with a simple swipe up. The new notification stream shows notifications from different apps, and differentiates them with colour-tinges for more ease. For example, Hangouts gets a red tinge, while Android Messages notifs have a blue tinge. It also brings along built-in smart reply to enable conversation without leaving the notification stream. These notifications also show the time at which you received it.

Swiping down brings out the Wear OS Quick Settings menu, and it has options like Airport Mode, Find My Phone, battery percentage, Google Pay, and more. To see more settings, there is a dedicated settings button right on top, and the interface looks very similar to the one seen on Android Pie Quick Settings.

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To bring up Google Assistant on Wear OS, users need to swipe right, and it pulls up the weather, a time-related greeting, and the mic shortcut to launch the voice search option. Furthermore, the interface shows you the commute time to work, flight status, your schedule for the day, your next event, etc. You can press on each of these to see more information.

Finally, swiping left in the new Wear OS version brings up the new redesigned Google Fit app, with its new features called Move Minutes and Heart Points. The former is designed to highlight your physical activity, the other one allows you to detail what activities are impacting your heart. The updated Google Fit uses sensors on your smartphone or smartwatch, such as the accelerometer and GPS, to detect your moves automatically and estimate the number of Heart Points you earn.

Google says that the new Wear OS features will begin rolling out next month (which isn’t far), and some features may vary by phone OS, watch, or country.

[“Source-gadgets.ndtv”]

This new therapy could boost the immune system’s ability to fight skin cancer

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Scientists say they have identified a molecule that can be added to a cancer vaccine to boost the immune system’s ability to fight skin cancer.

A study, published in the journal PNAS, found that adding the molecule called Diprovocim to an existing vaccine can draw cancer-fighting cells to tumour sites.

Experiments in mice with melanoma suggest the therapy could increase chances of recovery in cases where a drug therapy alone is not working, researchers said.

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that arises when pigment-producing cells – known as melanocytes – mutate and become cancerous.

“This co-therapy produced a complete response – a curative response – in the treatment of melanoma,” said Dale Boger, a professor at the Scripps Research Institute in the US.

The vaccine also prompts the immune system to fight tumour cells should they ever return, a capability that could prevent cancer recurrence, researchers said.

“Just as a vaccine can train the body to fight off external pathogens, this vaccine trains the immune system to go after the tumour,” Boger said.

Diprovocim works as an “adjuvant,” a molecule added to a vaccine to fire up the body’s immune response. The molecule is easy to synthesise in the lab and easy to modify, which makes it attractive for use in medicine.

The researchers tested the vaccine design on mice with a form of notoriously aggressive melanoma.

All mice in the experiment were given the anti-cancer therapy anti-PD-L1. The mice were then split into three group: eight received the cancer vaccine, eight received the cancer vaccine plus Diprovocim, and eight received the cancer vaccine plus an alternative adjuvant called alum.

The researchers observed a 100% survival rate over 54 days in the mice given the cancer vaccine and Diprovocim. This was in contrast to a zero per cent survival rate in mice given only the cancer vaccine and a 25% survival rate in mice given the cancer vaccine with alum.

“It was exciting to see the vaccine working simultaneously with a cancer immunotherapy like anti-PD-L1,” said Boger.

Further experiments showed that using Diprovocim as an adjuvant boosts the vaccine’s cancer-fighting potential by stimulating the immune system to make cells called tumour-infiltrating leukocytes.

[“source=hindustantimes”]

Google Play app gets revamped with new, simpler UI

Google has been preparing the UI redesign of the Google Play app since the beginning of this year, but it’s only now that the stable update has been rolled out to the wider public. It adopts a more simplistic approach with less clutter and more Material Design-ish look.

The first thing we’ve noticed is that the navigation drawer is now exclusive to apps and games while shortcuts to the media apps like Play Movies & TV and Play Music are moved in the hamburger menu right underneath Settings.


Some screenshots of the new UI

When you go deeper into the menus, you will immediately recognize the bright UI theme in line with the Material Design language, which Google has been pushing for years. The “My apps & games” and the “Settings” menus are now in white and gone is the green accent color. Unfortunately, the former menu is now missing the search option in the upper-right corner.

The Account menu also gets re-organized and now opts for tabs instead of a list. And strangely enough, the Wishlist menu is now grouped with Notifications and Subscriptions in the slide-out hamburger menu.

The new iteration is 12.6.13 and if you are still on the older version, try restarting the app. The update is server-side and it should appear sooner than later.

[“source=gsmarena”]

AirPods with wireless charging arriving in Q1 2019, all new design in 2020

Apple AirPods is a product that sees strong sales since its introduction back in 2017. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Cupertino is planning an upgrade for Q1 2019 and a completely new version in early 2020. The new product, scheduled to arrive in the following months will have a wireless charging case.

The current AirPods’ carrying case is charged only with a standard Lighting cable, but the new product will have new components and hinges, redesigned to withstand higher thermal requirements. This will lead to a cost increase of 60%, predicts Kuo.

The analyst does not go into detail about the 2020 product, but previous rumors suggested features like improved IP rating, Hey Siri integration and others. Ming-Chi Kuo’s report does not mention the AirPower mat that was once introduced back in 2017 and then Apple seemingly forgot about it. If the AirPods are indeed going fully wireless, we can only hope to finally see the mat go live.

[“source=gsmarena”]