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Every week, Supercharged tackles a complex—and sometimes unusual—question about technology, science, psychology, and human existence to find out how we can approach life better in our rapidly changing world.

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Hosted by Adam Dachis and Darren Herczeg.



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50: Quetiapine Latuda

April 9, 2015 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 43 minutes • Wiki Entry

On this week's episode we're talking about surviving in the workplace, divorcing on Facebook, and how we understand surveillance issues. We're also answering your questions about student discounts, iPad virus dissemination, and Chrome extensions.

This episode is brought to you by Lynda.com and Hoban Cards!




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News and Discussion Links

  • The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend: One thing becomes apparent after the honeymoon of a newly-launched career is over: Your employer—whether it’s a scrappy startup or a massive multi-million dollar company—is not your friend. You are a resource. That means the only one you can trust, really, is you. Here's how to keep a cool head and stay in control of your career.
  • Watch John Oliver interview Edward Snowden about dick pics and the NSA: The controversial Patriot Act's Section 215 expires this June, and John Oliver would like you to know it. The HBO comedian took a deep dive into government surveillance programs on his show this week, and he headed to Russia to meet with someone who could provide some context: Edward Snowden.
  • N.Y. woman gets permission to serve divorce papers via Facebook: A judge has given a New York City woman permission to file for divorce from her elusive husband via a Facebook message. (Thanks for the tip, Matthew!)
  • Apple Watch Review: The Apple Watch is an extraordinarily small and personal device. It is designed to participate in nearly every moment of your day, but almost never directly interact with anyone else. It knows when you’re wearing it. You can talk to it. You can poke it — and it can poke back.
  • Goodbye iPhoto — Apple’s new Photos app for Mac is here: Developers have had their hands on Apple's new Photos app for the past two months, and now a finished version of it is available to everyone. Today, Apple released OS X 10.10.3, a free update for Macs adds the new app, as well as a handful of other features and fixes to its five-month-old operating system.}
  • Apple Releases iOS 8.3 With Emoji Updates, Wireless CarPlay, Space Bar UI Fix: Apple today released iOS 8.3, the third major update to iOS 8. Seeded to developers in February and to public beta testers in mid-March, iOS 8.3 brings several new features and design tweaks to the operating system.
  • Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 With Photos for OS X App, Emoji Updates: As expected, Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, the first significant feature-rich update the operating system has received. OS X 10.10.3 was first seeded to developers in February, and was provided to public beta testers in March.
  • CanTheySeeMyDick.com is a surprisingly informative website about the NSA: Yes, John Oliver sat down with Edward Snowden in Russia to talk about dick pics (among other topics), but even if that moment seemed farcical, it's actually very educational in that it guides people through the functions of various surveillance programs within the (presumably) relatable context of sending photos of your genitals over the internet.
  • Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear, Black Frame, SCT-Orange UV Extreme Anti-Fog Lens (Best Blue Blockers): No matter what your protective eyewear needs are, the Uvex Skyper family has you covered. Features include wrap-around uni-lens design, molded-in nosebridge, sideshields and browguard, adjustable temple lengths, ratcheting lens inclination and simple lens replacement. Made in the USA. (Manufacturer description.)
  • X-Loop HD Vision Aviator Sunglasses: HD Vision glasses feature with glare-blocking technology that enhances clarity and color. It also protect from harmful UVA and UVB spactrums. Great for outdoor sports, baseball, hiking, fishing, golfing, tennis and more! (Manufacturer description.)
  • GAMMA RAY FLEXLITE GR OG-003-C1 Computer Reading Glasses: Do you do much reading on your computer, tablet or work under fluorescent lighting? If readers are your needs, then the combined optical technology of readers and anti-blue ray lenses of Gamma Ray FlexLite Readers will help keep your eyes reading-ready in any environment. Our affordable price points and fashion forward styles will allow you to pick up a pair for working at the office, home or outside. Each Gamma Ray FlexLite Readers frame is RX-compatible so you can fit our frame at any optometrist with your personal prescription. (Manufacturer description.)
  • Google Close to Finishing Android Wear App for iOS: Earlier this year, news leaked that Google was working on an Android Wear app for the iOS App Store, and it appears that the company's progress on engineering Android Wear devices to work with iPhones is nearing completion.
  • Quetiapine: Quetiapine (developed and marketed as Seroquel by AstraZeneca) is an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and along with an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder.
  • Latuda: Ask your doctor whether LATUDA may be right for you. LATUDA is a medication approved for bipolar depression, which can be taken on its own or with a mood stabilizer—lithium or valproate.
  • Avenal, California: Avenal is a city in Kings County, California, United States.[4] Avenal is located 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Hanford,[5] at an elevation of 807 feet (246 m).[4] It is part of the Hanford–Corcoran Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA Code 25260), which encompasses all of Kings County. In area, it is the largest city in Kings County. The Zip Code for this community is 93204, and telephone numbers use the sequence (559) 386-XXXX. The population was 15,505 in the 2010 census, which includes inmates at the Avenal State Prison, the first prison actively solicited by a community in the state of California. Many of the remaining residents largely either work at the prison or in the agriculture industry. The prison provides approximately 1,000 jobs to residents. The California Department of Finance estimated that Avenal's population was 13,239 on January 1, 2014.[6] As of that date, Avenal State Prison held 4,073 inmates, which was about 31% of the total population of Avenal.[7] Inmates are counted as city residents by both the United States Census and the California Department of Finance.

This Week's Questions

  • Patrick asks, "Chrome is great. Extensions can be useful. But how do they perform privacy wise?"
  • Matthew asks, "What brand of blue blocking sunglasses did you get?"
  • Daniel asks, "Hey Dachis and company, I was wondering if you had any suggestions for great or otherwise unnoticed student discounts outside of Amazon Prime. Love the show. Regards, Daniel"
  • Victor asks, "So here’s an interesting question for you. Was at Starbucks and some girl asked me if it was ok to plug in her iPad mini to my Mac Pro, for juice. Said sure no problem. It didn’t appear at all when plugged (like it didn’t open iTunes. And my battery didn’t seem like it was decreasing faster.) Is there anyway that she could have access to my notes and data in general? Better yet pirate everything I have…or transmit some sort of STD thru it?"

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