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Father attends birth of his son from 4,000 km away via Samsung VR

An Australian man working 4,000 kilometres from home attended the birth of his child in real-time using virtual reality.<p>It's a fact of life: sometimes, you just can't be there for the important stuff. This was the case for Perth, Australia couple Alison and Jace Larke, when Jace had an unavoidable …

Virtual Reality

Robert Durst: the Millionaire Drifter Who Can't Run From His Past

The arrest of millionaire developer Robert Durst on murder charges in the 2000 execution-style slaying of a mobster's daughter-turned-journalist in Los Angeles isn't the most bizarre twist in Durst's life. Not by a long shot.<p>Durst, 71, was arrested Saturday in New Orleans at a hotel where he'd …

Crime

The Happiest Year Of Your Life Will Apparently Be When You're 34

The age when people will most likely possess the tools for a blissful future is 34. Just look how well Ryan Gosling is doing at 34.<p>Researchers at …

Love

Laser treatment claims to turn brown eyes blue

A clinic in California is testing a laser procedure that eliminates pigment in the patient's eyes, turning them blue.<p>Ever been stymied in a desire to bat your baby blues by the fact that your eyes aren't actually blue? An experimental new procedure could see you permanently change your peepers' hue.<p>…

Glaucoma

How To Wake Up Happy: 3 Can’t-Fail Techniques You Can Use

A happy person is a productive person.<p>But unfortunately, happiness takes work. It takes dedication. Yes, sometimes, things just work out in your …

President Obama launches new training program for tech jobs

America is suffering from a lack of tech-savvy workers, and that's one of the reasons that wages are stagnant. It's enough of an issue that President Obama is launching TechHire, a program designed to get citizens into well-paid jobs in the technology sector. In short, the scheme is a way to …

USS Enterprise flying disc goes from April Fools' joke to reality

Prepare to fling a flying-saucer section (with the rest of the Enterprise in tow) with ThinkGeek's Frisbee-style "Star Trek" spacecraft.<p>Every April 1, ThinkGeek unloads a flood of fake products onto an adoring public. Every year, fans of weird and nerdy merchandise wish those faux items were real. …

Star Trek

I'm Flying Lucky: Google Flights Will Help You Buy Plane Tickets

"Okay Google, where should I go on vacation?"<p>Kayak, Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire—our collective need to feel like we're not getting screwed over on airfare supports a small industry of companies promising to scour the airlines and deliver to us the best data and lowest prices. Now you can …

Three things you should know about USB Type-C

A new standard of USB is coming to market this year, and it's hard to not be impressed with the progress made since the version that was released in 2008. Here are the things you'll want to know about USB Type-C.<p>Whether you're excited about today's news from the Apple event, or you are looking …

Gear & Gadgets

Looking Toward The Future Of Health, Startups Are Hacking The Genetic Code

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Christine Magee is an editor for CrunchBase.</i><p>Silicon Valley may have coined the ‘big data’ buzzword, but genomic scientists have been working with massive datasets for decades. Due to recent breakthroughs in DNA sequencing technology, genetics is moving from the laboratory into the …

Genetics

Cyanogen’s Surprisingly Sensible Plan To Steal Android Away From Google

As Google tightens its grip on Android, a scrappy software startup uses openness as a rallying cry. Don’t laugh it off just yet.<p>If you were to plot an elaborate heist on one of the world’s largest technology companies, you probably wouldn’t start by letting everyone know you were coming.<p>Yet that’s …

Google Play

Wi-Fi And Gestures Could Soon Help Android Wear Match Some Apple Watch Advantages

Android Wear is reportedly getting some updates that will help it mirror or offer alternatives to some of the big wearable advantages Apple has made available on the new Apple Watch, including input and connectivity tweaks. The Verge reports that Google is planning to bring Wi-Fi support and …

Wear OS

Could DreamCheaper Become The Hotel Booking Industry’s Most Hated Startup?

Berlin-based DreamCheaper, which has been operating fairly stealthily until now, could soon become the hotel booking industry’s most hated startup. It operates a service that aims to ensure you never overpay for a hotel room again, even if you (miraculously) get the best deal available at the time …

Hospitality

Solar-powered plane lands in India on 2nd leg of world trip

AHMADABAD, India (AP) — A Swiss-made solar powered aircraft landed in western India on Tuesday night, completing the second leg — and its first sea crossing — of its historic round-the-world trip.<p>The Solar Impulse 2 touched down at Ahmadabad airport in Gujarat state about 16 hours after it took off …

Solar Impulse

Paper notebook uploads to cloud, erases in microwave

The Rocketbook is a regular paper notebook. But a couple of technological tricks make it easy to electronically back up its contents and erase the pages.<p>Although thumb-typing on smartphones and stylus-scribbling on tablets have their place, sometimes nothing quite beats the satisfaction of writing …

Fanfiction

Apple's shareholders really want Tim Cook to buy Tesla

Investors at Apple's shareholders meeting skip questions about dividends for ones about sedans<p>With the Apple Watch now out in the open, shareholders have already begun to press Apple CEO Tim Cook for the next big thing. At the company's annual shareholders meeting today, investors had one …

Tesla

The CIA is giving its surveillance tech to US law enforcement

The Justice Department's newest electronic dragnet--plane-mounted "dirtboxes" that can slurp thousands of cellular phone ID's from the air -- was originally developed by the CIA to hunt terrorists in the Middle East, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports. Now however, it's being used domestically to track …

3 Ways to Well-Being

Doing, thinking, and being<p>There are many ways of understanding human well-being, but perhaps the most simple and useful is to think in terms three …

Happiness

Gunshow Is Going National With Its Next 'Hired Guns' Series

After taking a few months off, Gunshow chef/owner Kevin Gillespie is bringing some more guest chefs into his kitchen. Gunshow's "Hired Guns" series makes its return when <b>Jason Alley,</b> of Richmond, Va., restaurants Comfort and Pasture, joins Gillespie's team on March 24 and 25.<p>The last Hired Guns …

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