In some high-profile cases, however, family members of a patient do not accept a diagnosis of brain death. In some of these cases, the patient's body can survive for a long time if kept on a ventilator and nourished via feeding tube. In 2013, for example, a 13-year-old California girl named Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead after a routine surgery. McMath's family refused to accept the declaration and instituted a legal battle to keep the child on life support; eventually, the hospital released McMath to her mother, who moved to New Jersey and kept the child on a ventilator and feeding tube. Controversy followed, in part because some doctors claimed she regained signs of brain function such as electrical activity in subsequent years while others argued that there had been no recovery. McMath's kidneys and liver failed in 2018, and she was removed from life support. … [Read more...] about What is brain death? New guidelines offer answers.
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Nomads, by contrast, hail from the "Badlands," a vast desert expanse surrounding Night City. Nomads value honor, integrity, and freedom (rare traits in Night City). It's unclear how this history will help them throughout the game, but we'd assume they'll unlock a few new options when chatting with other outsiders or newcomers to the city. … [Read more...] about CD Projekt Red shows off Cyberpunk 2077’s weapons and Lifepath system
The 2020 edition of Amazon's Fire HD 8 tablet brings the iterative updates that you'd expect from a new model. It features up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, an 8-inch HD display, a 2.0GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB RAM. It also has microSD support up to 1TB, so you can expand your storage whether you go with 32GB or 64GB. The 8-inch device also got USB-C fast charging for the first time, includes hands-free access to Amazon Alexa, and a Game Mode. … [Read more...] about The entire Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet lineup is on sale for $30 off today
The Apple Watch has been hugely successful and continues to attract new customers, Apple says. It belongs in Apple's Wearables category, which is now the size of Fortune 140 company, Apple noted in its Q3 earnings conference call. During the quarter, more than 75 percent of customers purchasing the Apple Watch were new to the product. … [Read more...] about Google Maps now compatible with Apple’s CarPlay Dashboard mode