Alise Lemieux

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Three-parent babies: an ethical boundary is being crossed

The new techniques may prevent babies being born with mitochondrial disease but they will not cure those who have been born already<p>Scientists, naturally, like to make advances in science and the fact of mitochondrial disease being passed on by parents to their children is clearly one which science …

REPORT: Amazon wants to buy some of RadioShack's stores

So far Amazon has only built pop-up shops and Kindle vending machines.<p>Amazon has discussed acquiring some RadioShack outlets, Bloomberg reports, as the US electronics franchise prepares for bankruptcy. Yesterday, the New York Stock Exchange declared action to delist the common stock of RadioShack. …

Eero is a little white box that aims to change Wi-Fi forever

Would you spend $300 on a carefree Wi-Fi network?<p>Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, and Belkin. Those are the brands that most consumers choose when it comes time to set up a home Wi-Fi network. But no matter which product you buy, getting wireless internet working in your home — your <i>entire</i> home — can …

Sneaky ad-spewing apps land on millions of Android devices

As a rule, rogue Android apps don't last long on Google Play -- either Google catches them quickly, or enough people complain that something gets done. That doesn't appear to have happened with a recent batch of apps, though. Antivirus developer Avast has noticed that multiple titles, including …

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Here's how souped-up your smartphone will be in 2016

If the personal computer is ever killed off, ARM is hoping it will have had something to do with it.<p>The British chip-design firm, whose technology is used in nearly every smartphone, unveiled Tuesday more-powerful technologies -- the Cortex-A72 processor and Mali-T880 graphics chip -- that should …

Microsoft did a smart thing by bringing Windows 10 to a $35 PC

This is a quiet but important announcement that shows just how much Microsoft has changed under Satya Nadella.<p>Raspberry Pi is a hugely popular little PC — it's really just a tiny circuit board with a main processor (a CPU), a bunch of memory, and the plugs that let you hook it up to input/output …

UPS warns e-commerce volume hard to forecast, to add surcharge | Reuters

Feb 3 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday reported a disappointing peak holiday season and warned that U.S. online shopping habits are hard to predict and getting it wrong will slice into profits.<p>“It (forecasting E-commerce) is both hard for our customers and for us,” Chief Financial …

NYSE to suspend trading in RadioShack

The New York Stock Exchange on Monday said it will "immediately suspend trading" in shares of beleaguered electronics retailer RadioShack, which is in talks with lenders about a potential bankruptcy filing.<p>Shares plummeted 41% on the news to 14 cents a share in the after-hours market, from 24 cents …

Stocks rally for second straight day as oil continues to surge

For the second straight day, stocks rose sharply with the help of rebounding oil prices.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.8%, or 305 points …