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Pocket Lab Values app review: the perfect companion for health professionals

Introduction<p>This is a very useful iPhone and iPad app that should prove utterly invaluable to those of you who work in the medical profession, …

Learnist app review: a crowdsourcing platform for knowledge sharing

Introduction<p>"Knowledge is power" is a very famous quote from Sir Francis Bacon. There is definitely truth in this, as knowledge and wisdom is what …

My Drops Timer app review: a discreet tracking tool

Introduction<p>Tracking your monthly menstrual cycle can be extremely helpful for a number of reasons and we've got a simple and discreet way to do …

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Canada's sticky challenge of long-term unemployment

For Kara Morgan, long-term unemployment has meant financial strain, discouragement and months of struggle to get a toehold in the labour market.<p>Her spell of unemployment began in 2011, after more than a decade's experience in project management, analyst and executive admin roles. A lack of …

Bill Gates no longer Microsoft's largest individual shareholder

For the first time in Microsoft's history, Bill Gates is no longer the company's largest individual shareholder, and in four years his ownership stake will likely vanish.<p>A stock sale by the software giant's former chief executive, revealed in a regulatory filing last week, reduced his holdings in …

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Triumph Scrambler by British Customs

Desert sleds still have a place in modern motorcycling iconography. Originally an American phenomenon, today it’s the Triumph Scrambler from across the ditch that embodies the spirit most closely. And it doesn’t take much to give a modern Scrambler a touch of the desert sled vibe, as this 2012 …

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Formula One headed to... Azerbaijan?

The Formula One calendar each year is populated by some grands prix (like Monaco, Melbourne and Montreal) that are essential to the sport and others (like Bahrain, Russia or Korea) that expand its reach to new locations. But even in the latter category, the last place we'd expect to see on the list …

FL man facing $48,000 fine for operating cell phone jammer in his Toyota

Sometimes one man's great idea is everyone else's idea of <i>a huge breach of the law</i>. Using a phone while driving is completely legal in Florida, but it still bothered Jason R. Humphreys. He responded by allegedly operating a cellphone jammer from his Toyota Highlander for about two years until …

Ukraine releases protesters; Prime Minister visits Odessa after blaze

Ukraine released 67 people Sunday who were detained for participating in violent clashes after pro-Russian protesters stormed the police headquarters in Odessa, demanding they be let go.<p>"Based on the decision taken by Odessa's regional prosecutor's office and due to the demands of the protesters, …

MERS makes first U.S. appearance, in Indiana

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/bestoftv/2014/05/03/ac-gupta-mers.cnn_02223918_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>The first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has been reported in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.<p>The patient is a health-care provider …

Senators press Obama to crank up Russia punishment, warn of Ukraine ‘civil war’

With escalating violence in Ukraine stirring fears of an all-out "civil war," U.S. senators of both parties urged the Obama administration to stop holding back and do all it can -- short of troops on the ground -- to counter Russia's influence.<p>Lawmakers specifically are pushing for military aid to …

Arkansas gunman released from hospital before killing three: police

(Reuters) - A gunman in Arkansas who killed three people, including a 12-year-old girl, and wounded four others before taking his own life had been released recently from a mental health treatment hospital, police said on Sunday.<p>The suspect in the shooting rampage on Saturday afternoon, identified …

Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It

The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.<p>The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away …

How can we trust the internet of things?

The internet of things (IoT) promises us a world of intelligent fridges that automatically order groceries from the supermarket, smartwatches that …

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BRIEF-China's Risesun Real Estate, Huangshan govt to develop tourism project worth 1 bln yuan

May 4 (Reuters) - Risesun Real Estate Development Co Ltd<p>* Says signs framework agreement with Huangshan local government to develop a tourism project worth 1 billion yuan ($159.76 million)<p>Source text in Chinese: link.reuters.com/gap98v<p>Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2593 Chinese Yuan) (Reporting …

Microsoft's Innovation Center to school citizens on technology, help startups in Miami

Miami is going to get a whole lot geekier if Microsoft has its way. The software giant has recently announced plans to open its first US-based Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) in the sexy city later this spring, with more stateside locations to follow. The Miami MIC will focus on four different …