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Update on hospitalized George H.W. Bush

26 Dec

(Reuters) – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush remained hospitalized on Thursday near his home in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath this week, and was in “great spirits,” his spokesman said.

Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday. Spokesman Jim McGrath said on Wednesday that the 41st president’s prognosis was positive and that he remained hospitalized as a precaution.

“President Bush had another terrific day and is in great spirits,” McGrath said on Thursday in an emailed statement.

Bush’s wife, Barbara, as well as son Neil and daughter-in-law Maria Bush visited the former president, McGrath said.

“He asked that his sincere wishes for a very Merry Christmas be extended to one and all,” McGrath said, adding that Bush will remain at the hospital Thursday evening.

The latest health scare comes two years after Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, was admitted to the same hospital for treatment of bronchitis and related ailments.

Bush spent seven weeks recuperating and became so ill he was believed at one point to be near death.

The former Republican president suffers from Parkinson’s disease and cannot use his legs. But he celebrated his 90th birthday on June 12 by skydiving in Kennebunkport, Maine, with the Army’s Golden Knight parachute team.

His eldest son, former President George W. Bush, this year published a best-selling book about his father, titled “41 – A Portrait of My Father.”

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in Seattle and Ian Simpson in Washington; Editing by Dan Grebler and Eric Walsh)

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The First Core i3-Powered Chromebook Is Ready for Preorder

14 Jul

The First Core i3-Powered Chromebook Is Ready for Preorder

We’ve been expecting a new batch of Intel-powered chromebooks since May, and the first one is here: meet the Acer C720, the first to pack a full-on Core i3 processor in addition to up to 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Pretty muscular for a browser-based device.

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10 tricks that famous movie directors use as their trademark

14 Jul

10 tricks that famous movie directors use as their trademark

With some directors, you can immediately tell you’re watching a movie they directed just by looking at a still frame without any context. There’s a visual style they stamp on their films, a certain special effect they like, a narrative preference they utilize, basically, a trademark they have. WatchMojo came up with a list of the 10 most famous movie director trademarks in the video below.

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Misfit partners with Beddit to help you get a better night’s sleep

14 Jul

Misfit has announced their latest partnership, this time with Beddit, that will offer folks a way to monitor themselves while sleeping at night with the Misfit Beddit Sleep System

The partnership will include the Beddit Sleep Monitor, a strip that’s been designed to be placed on the mattress and under the sheets of a customer’s bed. Misfit combines the device with its app made for the iPhone and iPad. It states:

Now you can get an accurate picture of your nightly sleep patterns without having to wear anything. Using the world’s thinnest sleep sensor, the Misft Beddit Sleep System seamlessly measures your sleep cycles and quality using heart rate, respiration, movement, snoring, and sound.

The app takes in all that data and shows it to the user, presumably when he or she wakes up in the morning. The app also keeps track of daily and weekly sleep trends. The Beddit Sleep Monitor, which come in either black or white, is now on sale for $149.99. While the app is just for iOS devices at the moment, an Android version is supposed to be “coming soon”.

What do you think of this rather different connected technology product and partnership?

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Russia’s new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

14 Jul

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can’t accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track…

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AMC adds recliners to its theaters in hopes that you’ll ditch Netflix for a night

14 Jul

If you’ve given up on your local movie theater due to its lack of comfort and not the ever-increasing expense, AMC has a plan to lure you back. The second-largest movie chain in the US is shelling out $600 million to rip out old seating and replace…

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The Differences Between a Budweiser and a Craft Brew (In GIFs)

14 Jul

The Differences Between a Budweiser and a Craft Brew (In GIFs)

We all sort of have an idea of how it works: craft brew is lovingly hand-coaxed into existence, while commercial brew is rattled around in big, scary machines, right? Well let’s see with our own eyes. The good folks at St. Louis Public Radio have done a fun GIF series peeking inside the operations of both Anheuser-Busch and a tiny microbrewery.

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