Guy LaVergne

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Brain-Destroying Amoeba Rattles Louisiana Parish: What You Should Know

The announcement early Thursday that a rare but potentially deadly brain-destroying amoeba was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana has put a community on edge and stoked fears straight out of zombie fiction.<p>The microscopic menace, <i>Naegleria fowleri</i>, craves warm freshwater and thrives in hot …

“Thinner, brighter, lighter” – Samsung attack ads on Apple continue with anti-iPad NYers

Samsung’s series of attack ads on Apple continue with a video of supposed voxpops in which New Yorkers are shown both the iPad Air and Galaxy Tab S and asked to compare them. Would you believe it, everyone prefers the Samsung, even the guy with limited room in his purse …<p>Those interviewed comment …

Samsung Asks NYC Street-Goers to Compare Galaxy Tab S and iPad Air in New Ad

Samsung has debuted a new video on its YouTube channel comparing its new Galaxy Tab S to the iPad Air on the streets of New York City. As first spotted by <i>iGeneration</i> (Google Translate), the video involves a host asking street-goers to use the Galaxy Tab S, highlighting the tablet's display, weight, …

Prepare For The Smartwatch Assault

Consumer electronic companies are giddy. They can’t help themselves. They have a new thing. A new gadget. A new widget to sell to you. After years of notebooks, tablets and boring slabs of metal and glass, Samsung, LG, Motorola and all the rest finally have a chance to build something different: …

Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand’s sails with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business. But today the Finnish company that has remained after the Microsoft handset sale had some interesting …

Samsung navigates away from Google with Here maps for Galaxy phones

The Android app will be released alongside the Gear S smartwatch<p>Google Maps may be one of the undeniable strengths of the Android platform, however Samsung has decided to offer an alternative in the form of Nokia's Here maps. A beta version of Here for Android will be made available exclusively for …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Illnesses, unsanitary conditions plague immigration detention centers

Illnesses and unsanitary conditions exist at some detention centers for immigrant mothers and children along the Southwest border, the<p>Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says.<p>Many of the children and families who crossed the border illegally need treatment for communicable diseases, …

Ebola Not A Significant Threat To U.S., CDC Says

The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is unlikely to spread outside of that region and into the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday (July 28).<p>“No Ebola cases have been reported in the United States and the likelihood of this outbreak spreading …

Liberia’s Ebola nightmare

Ahmed Jallanzo / EPA<p>MONROVIA, Liberia — Outside her six-room house in New Kru Town, one of this city’s largest slums, Esther Doe cradles her grandson while dressing her granddaughter at the same time. Clotheslines hanging between the mango trees in her yard are strewn with baby outfits, cotton lapa …

5 iOS 7 Cydia Tweaks for a Faster iPhone 4

It’s not surprising that there are still plenty of users out there who are using an iPhone 4, whether they’ve stuck with it this whole time or bought …

Could I do 80 percent of my work on an iPad?

As part of the recent IBM (s ibm) announcement, Tim Cook recently said:<p>“There’s no reason why everyone shouldn’t be like that. Imagine enterprise …

How to implement a self-destruct feature into free trial software?

A 14-day free trial is a nice idea but it has some practical problems.<p><i>This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions</i> …

Researchers: Forget old experiments, let’s reinvent the wheel

A proposed experiment unintentionally tests conservation of energy.<p>One of the joys of the arXiv is that anyone can submit anything to the website. …

Bose accuses Beats of using patented noise-cancelling tech

The high-end audio equipment maker is going after Apple's latest pending acquisition.<p>Bose Corp. filed a lawsuit on Friday that accuses popular …

Why A Stupid App Like Yo May Have Billion-Dollar Platform Potential

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the director of Platform Thinking Labs and analyzes platforms and network effect strategies at his blog</i> <i>Platform Thinking</i><i>.</i><p>Yo! Is tech turning too stupid for its own good? Attempts at building better healthcare systems do not get the kind of investor interest …

Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon

TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services.<p><b>[Update 6:45pm PST</b>: Apple has …

An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D

Itseez3D, the first app to partner with computer vision technology company Occipital, can turn any picture you take with your iOS camera into a 3D object. Naturally, I made one of the good sir Alex Wilhelm:<p>And <i>somehow</i> I was convinced to get one of me as well:<p><i>Note: it’s very odd to see yourself as</i> …

LEAKED: This May Be Your Best Look Yet At Motorola's Next Big Smartphone

A new report from Android Police contains a ton of high-resolution images claiming to show a near final build of Motorola's successor to the Moto X — the Moto X+1.<p>The device shown in these photos features a slightly larger design than the current Moto X and a customized wooden back.<p>The edges are …

Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination

A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet<p>Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality. If they understand the technology, stand by for a lecture on why it is …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Leaked iPhone 6 Parts Suggest A Much Bigger iPhone Is Coming

A new leak claims to show some of the internal components Apple will use in its iPhone 6. The photos, which were published by French blog Nowhereelse.fr (via MacRumors), show iPhone parts that seem larger than those in the iPhone 5s —adding to rumors that Apple's next smartphone will come with a …

Second American infected with Ebola

A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.<p>Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, …

Ebola crisis: US doctor working in Liberia tests positive

An American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Liberia after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in the West African nation, a spokeswoman for an aid organisation said on Sunday.<p>Dr Kent Brantly was in stable condition, talking with his doctors and …

NFL to Track Players With Shoulder Pad Sensors

The National Football League is adding sensors to the shoulder pads of players during the upcoming football season. The aim: to track data such as …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

18 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological …

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For paralyzed men, sexual function just as important as walking

<b>(CNN) —</b> While practicing for a national motocross competition in 2009, Kent Stephenson's motorcycle suddenly locked up and crashed, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. He was just 21 years old and would never walk again.<p>He was also devastated to learn that he would never have sex again.<p>Or so …

Only Enough for One: Experimental Ebola Serum Used on U.S. Patient

A dose of “experimental serum” arrived in Liberia to be tried on a U.S. charity worker struggling for her life — but there was only enough for one of the two infected workers, so Dr. Kent Brantly asked that it be used on his colleague, the group Samaritan’s Purse said Thursday.<p>Dr. Brantly, a doctor …

Verizon Galaxy S5 updated, root users beware

Verizon updates don’t come as often as we would hope, making today a celebratory day for Samsung Galaxy S5 users. Big Red’s Samsung flagship device is being blessed with a relatively small update. The phone stays at Android 4.4.2, making small (and background) improvements a major focus.<p>Verizon’s …

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A Cautionary Tale: How a Bug in Dropbox Permanently Deleted 8,000 of My Photos

<i>TL;DR: If you are using Dropbox as a sole backup of your files, think again. Without making a mistake, you might lose your files.</i><p>I started using …