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Type 1 diabetes 'reverse vaccine' promises to let patients forget about insulin needles

First human test of treatment that enables native insulin production found successful<p>Those who are suffering with Type 1 diabetes may be able to ditch the needles in the future, thanks to a new treatment that enables patients to produce their own insulin instead of having to inject it. Dr. Lawrence …

Despicable Me 2 – review

Funnier – and perhaps cuter – than its predecessor, this blockbuster animation finds jam-making adoptive parent Gru (Steve Carell) being reluctantly …

Watch Seth Rogen play The Last of Us

In case you've ever wanted to watch Seth Rogen play a video game, now's your chance.<p>IGN posted a video of the <i>This Is the End</i> star and director making his way through Naughty Dog's <i>The Last of Us</i> with co-director Evan Goldberg. Rogen admires the game's visuals, questions the characters' accents and …

Moviefone

Summer Treat: Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes

Longing for a glass of something icy cold this summer? Or maybe a scoop of ice cream? Have both in one glass with this unusual treat — …

Dessert

WSJ: Google Is Building An Android Game Console And Smartwatch

Google may be working on an Android-based game console, smartwatch, and an updated version of the Nexus Q, if reports are to be believed. According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), the Mountain View-based company is looking to develop these products as a means to combat anything Apple has been …

‘Thanks for Sharing’: Mark Ruffalo cures his sex addiction with Gwyneth Paltrow

Were you dying to see a sex addiction movie, but couldn’t stomach the sight of Michael Fassbender’s massive dong and Carey Mulligan singing off-key into the camera for 75 minutes in <i>Shame</i>? Well then <i>Thanks for Sharing</i> might be the movie for you. Directed by <i>The Kids Are Alright</i> co-writer Stuart …

Woman Drinks Coke Instead Of Water For 16 Years

A real-life Super Size Me, only for 16 years instead of a month. Want to take a guess what happens to your body?<p>A 31-year-old Monaco woman was recently admitted to the hospital after suffering arrhythmia and fainting spells. Her potassium levels were found to be absurdly, dangerously low. These are …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

New iOS App Lets You Record What You Heard Five Minutes Ago

Have you ever wished that you could record something that already happened? Your kid’s first words. That perfectly timed comeback. The email address your boss told you to have those important documents sent to within the next 10 minutes. If only there was a way to record the important bits of your …

Toyota's Camatte 57s: a build-it-yourself car for kids

At the Tokyo Toy Show, Toyota unveiled the Camatte 57s, an electric-powered toy car that families can build together.<p>The Camatte 57s.<i>(Credit:</b> …

GEAK Ring puts NFC on your finger, unlocks phones and shares your contact card

Some say NFC is dead, but GEAK from Shanghai wants to prove them wrong. Announced alongside the GEAK Watch earlier today was this GEAK Ring, a tiny NFC-enabled wearable device that stores your identity. The ring's pitched as an intuitive way to unlock your phone -- just hold it with the hand that's …

Samsung Is About To Launch A Secret, Super-Fast Version Of Its Galaxy S4 Phone

J.K. Shin, also co-chief executive of the world's biggest technology firm by revenue, said the phone would be sold in South Korea as early as this month.<p>Samsung was in talks with several overseas carriers to take the phone, Shin told Reuters in an interview at Samsung's headquarters in Suwon, just …

Mobile

Gallery: Nature's 10 Best Dads

Oculus Rift HD drops you into a world so real it hurts

The high-definition version of the virtual reality Oculus Rift hardware, running at a crisp 1080p, sets users into a world so realistic that it's somewhat unsettling.<p>During a demo held at E3 earlier this week, I had the chance to test both the standard 720p and 1080p versions of the hardware …

Electric Bus Fast Charges in 15 Seconds

A new high-capacity flash-charging technology pioneered by ABB Group, the Swiss power and automation conglomerate, will allow electric trolleys to run without overhead power lines.<p>“Through flash charging, we are able to pilot a new generation of electric buses for urban mass transport that no …

How to navigate the Internet around PRISM

Google and YouTube may be under NSA surveillance, but you can still surf the web without Big Brother watching<p>Recently released National Security Agency documents indicate the U.S. government is “tapping directly into the central servers” of your favorite Internet services as part of a secret …

How one man is creating open-world exploration in Frontiers

Game developer Lars Simkins would like you to experience a sense of wonder. And accomplishment. Maybe even a laugh or two.<p>The one-man show behind upcoming open-world role-playing game <i>Frontiers</i>, Simkins is attempting to share his love of the unknown. The developer admittedly avoids long hikes, but …

SmartThings opens up its home automation platform to developers

To say SmartThings' Kickstarter campaign was a success is an understatement: the Internet of Things outfit, which offers a clever array of home automation sensors, routers and smartphone apps, raised more than $1.2 million (over four times the company's original goal), nabbed over 6,000 backers and …

Apple Has Been Dodging Taxes In Ireland For More Than 32 Years

Chief Executive Tim Cook faced criticism from a Senate subcommittee in Washington on Tuesday over the iPad and iPhone maker's tax practices, which had been shrouded from full view behind secretive tax-exempt Irish-based corporate entities.<p>Apple, one of Ireland's top multinational employers, denied …

Intellectual Property

Polio virus engineered to kill brain tumor - Futurity

DUKE (US) — A modified polio virus appears to be effective in attacking glioblastoma brain …