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Biosensing Films And Smartphones Let Doctors Diagnose Disease From Anywhere

Send your doctor a cell-fie<p>Going to the doctor to see if you have strep throat might be a hassle, but it’s next to impossible for people who live in remote regions with limited access to healthcare. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University have created a sensitive film that can detect viruses …

How can privacy survive in the era of the internet of things?

As more and more devices are connected, there are two futures when it comes to privacy. Which one will we pick?<p>Amazon’s new Dash button, which will order replacement products at the touch of a button, might well usher us further towards the internet of things (IoT), in which a variety of connected …

Internet of Things

Monkeys Are Causing Internet Outages, As Our 404 Page Predicted

Om nom nom<p>You can harden fiber-optic internet cabling against heat, ice, flooding, mold, and even crushing pressures. But apparently not monkeys. The cable's freshly extruded plastic casing is too damn alluring to resist an exploratory chewing session.<p>The Indian government is learning this the hard …

The next generation of tablets will have 3D displays

Apple's iPad arrived five years ago. It is a device that changed the way we think about computing, marking a seismic shift from keyboard and mouse to …

13 features we'd like to see in iOS 9

Apple will reportedly focus on under-the-hood improvements, mainly for the sake of refining and polishing the current experience on its mobile devices.<p>According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, Apple is placing a big emphasis on bug fixes and performance enhancements to make everything run faster and more …

Apps

Google and Apple's new laptops may sound bad now, but they are the future of computers

A few days ago, we learned Apple's new MacBook is about four years behind in terms of performance. It has a gorgeous new design and a sharp display, but costs more and isn't as powerful as the entry-level MacBook Air.<p>Google is following a similar trend. Its newest computer, an updated model of the …

Google Drive

Air Force's Reaper Sinks Boat For First Time

America’s favorite anti-insurgent plane proves its mettle in oceanic test<p>The MQ-9 Reaper is an aerial beast with a terrestrial home. Built as a heavier-armed upgrade over its Predator predecessor, the Reaper is best known as a scout and marksman flying over the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, …