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Are You Ready for Hillary? In Pictures

To Predict Future Diseases, Doctors Will Map Newborns' Genes

The crystal ball of science<p>If you could find out your baby’s future health problems right after he or she was born, would you want to know? Some new parents will get to make that decision soon. This month, doctors in Boston will begin the BabySeq project, in which they will sequence the genomes of …

Instead Of A Plastic Toothbrush, Now You Can Brush Your Teeth With… A Twig?

An old tradition is being repackaged as a sleek new startup product. We might stick with our trusty Oral-B, thank you very much.<p>Before the modern toothbrush existed, people cleaned their teeth by chewing on twigs–and in some parts of the world, the practice is still common. Now, a startup is trying …

Environmentally Friendly

Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist Richard Wiseman, which probes our ability to appreciate the feelings of others – from their appearance.<p>A …

Psychology

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ASUS' fitness-centric VivoWatch has a 10-day battery

In our review, we became quite fond of ASUS' rather handsome ZenWatch except, perhaps, for its two-day battery that most Android Wear watches are getting these days. Apparently the company heard us loud and clear, and it's now prepping the launch of its VivoWatch to offer a more compelling 10-day …

Wearable Tech

Apple is giving Netflix and Hulu a pass on its 30 percent tax

A lower subscription fee from Apple could make its Apple TV a serious option for cable channels<p>Apple has been charging a 30 percent subscription fee to publishers using subscription models in its App Stores since 2011, but it looks like that practice hasn't been extended to the Apple TV. According …

TWC Speeds Up Internet 6x in Charlotte to Fight Google Fiber

A little bit of competition can go a long way.<p>After Google announced it would bring its Fiber Gigabit internet service to Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable is fighting back by making its fastest internet service in the region <i>six</i> times faster for no extra cost.<p>The speed increases per plan tier are as …

Net Neutrality

Nokia close to buying Alcatel's mobile networks unit: Les Echos | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Finland’s Nokia Oyj is close to a deal to buy Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile networks unit to boost its core business especially in the United States and China, Les Echos newspaper reported on Monday.<p>The logo of the telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent is seen on the company site …

U.S. Stocks End Lower

Investors await more first-quarter earnings reports<p>U.S. stocks edged lower Monday after two consecutive weeks of gains.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 80.61 points, or 0.4%, to 17977.04 and the S&P 500 index shed 9.63 points, or 0.5%, to 2092.43. The Nasdaq Composite declined 7.73 points, or …

Stock Markets

Italy rescues nearly 6,000 migrants in a single weekend

Italy’s coastguard and navy have rescued nearly 6,000 migrants since Friday, as warm weather and improving sea conditions prompted an even higher number of boats than usual to set off from north Africa.<p>Rescue operations are still under way and at least nine migrants have died after their boat …

Coast Guard

Blackwater Security Guards Handed Lengthy Sentences For Iraqi Killings

Four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards have been handed decades-long sentences, ending a case stemming from the deadly shootings of dozens of Iraqi civilians in 2007.<p>Three of the guards — Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard — were each handed down 30-year sentences for voluntary …

Deputy charged in Tulsa shooting

<b>Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) —</b> The Tulsa County deputy who shot and killed a man instead of using his Taser now faces a manslaughter charge.<p>Video shows Reserve Deputy Robert Bates announcing he is going to deploy his Taser after an undercover weapons sting on April 2, but then shooting Eric Courtney …

Hillary Clinton's slow walk to 'yes'

Her longtime ambivalence made for a rocky pre-campaign period.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton officially announced she’s a candidate for the presidency on Sunday, but she’s been running — in place — for the better part of two years.<p>Clinton was only out of the State Department a few months in the late spring …

800,000 children forced from homes by Boko Haram, report finds

The children's drawings show men with guns, a coffin, a car exploding. One picture has stick-like figures of eight siblings missed by their teenage sister.<p>The disturbing images come from some of an estimated 800,000 children forced from the homes by Boko Haram extremists, according to a UNICEF …

Africa

System of a Down: Genocide Tour More Important Than New Music

System of a Down, whose members are all of Armenian descent, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide later this month with …

New Albums

Philips Hue Go puts smart lighting on the move

With a new battery-powered smart fixture and lower pricing for the white-light-only Hue Lux LEDs, the Hue family is continuing to mature.<p>Philips is adding another color-changing smart light to the Hue family this summer, and with a built-in, rechargeable battery, you'll be able to take it with you …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

GoPro files for IPO to become publicly traded company

It's safe to say GoPro's camera business is quite successful -- and there are plenty of things which prove this to be the case. Still, GoPro doesn't want to stop there, so much so that it has now started the process to take its (adventurous) efforts to the next level. The company, which is based …