Does Your Company Care About Your Career? Ask Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant with teammate Stephen Curry. photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS For five weeks, the noise grew louder while superstar Kevin Durant rehabilitated his injured leg. His team was battling through the playoffs short-handed, down three games to one in the NBA Finals. Popular opinion slowly turned against Durant. “He needs to find a way to play.” “He only cares about signing a contract after the season.” “What if they prove they can win without him?” Rumors were leaking from the Warriors organization about the frustration that Durant…

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Brainstorm Health: Drug Company Profits, Vaccine Skeptics, Pharma Price Fixing

Hello and happy Monday, readers. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Another week, another dire report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on the historic measles outbreak winding through America. As of May 10, 839 measles cases have been confirmedacross 23 states, a hike of 75 cases in the past week alone, according to the agency. There are now more than ten times as many confirmed measles cases in 2019 as there were in 2010, when the highly infectious disease had nearly been wiped out in the United States. We’ve…

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Apple just bought a company that tracks your sleep

Beddit Apple has made a move to get in bed with you. The iPhone maker has acquired Beddit, a startup that makes a sleep sensor. Beddit notified customers on Monday of the acquisition, alerting them that their data will now be collected in accordance with Apple’s privacy policy. CNBC first spotted the update to the Beddit’s webpage. Apple didn’t immediately return a request for comment. The company sells Beddit’s sleep monitor for $150 in its store. Beddit’s sensor looks like a thin rectangular pad that users place between their sheets. Working with a corresponding…

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All-Metal LG G5 Features ‘Primer’ not ‘Plastic’, Claims Company

LG has responded to the allegations that it has stuffed a lot of plastic instead of metal into the LG G5 flagship smartphone. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer says that it’s not plastic but primer it has used in its “all-metal” smartphone. Last week, a gadget reviewer on YouTube claimed that the LG G5, which was launched at Mobile World Congress in February, has a significant amount of plastic on its body. Addressing the growing uproar from the community, LG says that the material it has used in some parts…

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HTC 10’s Speedy, Smooth Performance Touted by Company Ahead of Launch

Ahead of the April 12 launch, HTC has once again teased its upcoming flagship – anticipated to be called the HTC 10 – talking about its performance. In the meanwhile, the handset allegedly now passed the GFXBench benchmark, revealing its specifications. HTC India on Tuesday tweeted a teaser image of the HTC 10 showing the physical home button, and the two capacitive touch buttons at the front below the screen. “Not all phones are created equal. The fastest and smoothest Android. You’ll feel it,” the tweet mentioned. In the meanwhile,…

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iBall Andi 5.5H Weber 4G, Andi 5Q Gold 4G Get Listed on Company Site

iBall appears set to launch two new handsets in India, the Andi 5.5H Weber 4G and the Andi 5Q Gold 4G. Although the smartphones are listed on the company website with images and specifications, their prices have not yet been mentioned. According to the listing, the iBall Andi 5.5H Weber 4G supports dual-SIM dual-4G standby functionality and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. It features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 267ppi. The handset is powered by a 64-bit quad-core processor clocked…

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Apple Lawyer Says US DoJ Attempting to ‘Smear’ Company

Apple accused the US Justice Department on Thursday of trying to “smear” the company by trafficking in “desperate” and “unsubstantiated” claims in its ongoing quest to force the company to help unlock an encrypted iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. “The tone of the brief reads like an indictment,” Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell told reporters on a press call, referring to a response filing the Justice Department submitted earlier on Thursday that accused Apple of making “false” statements. The new filing relies on thinly sourced…

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