5 Things to Talk About Today

Sacha Strebe
  • Taylor Swift is leading the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards with a whopping nine nominations. The singer leads the way with the record-breaking number of nominations, and three of those are attributed to "Bad Blood." Following closely behind her is Justin Bieber, with six award nominations. One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams are also up for awards. — Billboard
     
  • Samsung's new foldabale phone is set to shake up the smartphone market in January. The company has been working on the foldable design for some time, but now it looks set to finally hit stores. According to TechRadar, the new phone will have 3GB of RAM, a non-removable battery, and a micro-SD slot for extra storage. The rumored Galaxy S7 is due for a February 2016 launch, but the bendable concept may come out sooner. — TechRadar
     
  • Apple might let you start deleting those apps that come with your iPhone. Apple's Tim Cook noted that consumers want to remove the compass, podcasts, and tips apps that are usually left unused, and said that over time, "we’ll figure out a way [for you to remove them]." But don't get too excited. It seems other "critical apps" such as Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, and News won't be going anywhere in the new iOS 9. — The Verge
     
  • Porsche has just revealed Tesla's biggest competition, with a new all-electric concept car. While just a concept for now, Porsche's Concept Mission E vehicle has a range of 250 miles, with just a 15-minute charge, a holographic dashboard, an eye-tracking system, and a whopping 600 horsepower. The luxury vehicle company hopes to begin production in five years. The new car is powered by a advanced lithium-ion battery technology, which can be charged via a base plate in your garage where it will automatically begin to repower. — Tech Insider
     
  • Doctors have recommended aspirin as a preventative for cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force says aspirin may be a "potent yet overlooked weapon in the war against colorectal cancer." The biggest benefit is for those patients at high risk in their 50s. The task force found that "taking low-dose aspirin can help prevent heart attacks, stroke, and colorectal cancer, and that the benefits outweighed the risks." — The New York Times

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