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29 million US health records exposed by data breaches between 2010 and 2013

Most of the information was stored electronically<p>Approximately 29 million health records were affected by data breaches between 2010 and 2013 in the US — 67 percent of which were stored electronically, according to a study published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> today. These …

Health Care

Pocket Launches An All New Design For The Web

Pocket has today launched a new website that works across desktop and mobile, and features a cleaner design that makes it easier to access frequently used options.<p>Pocket’s service allows you to quickly save an article for later by clicking a button in your browser or on your phone which plops it …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from India

What did Indian gardens look like before the invaders arrived? The Mughals imposed their 16th century Persian constraints–they were all for walls and …

Comcast leapfrogs Google Fiber with new 2Gbps internet service

Rollout begins in Atlanta next month and will reach 18 million American homes by the end of the year<p>One way to answer critics and competitors alike is to simply do better, and for once Comcast is doing exactly that. The US cable giant is today announcing a new 2Gbps broadband service, which it will …

Lessons For The Future From The World's First Smartwatch

The world’s fashion magazines wait for the Apple Watch. Pebble and Kickstarter are pushing the $20 million dollar project of the Pebble Time and the Pebble Steel. Google and its partners are wondering what happens next with Android Wear. But long before these technological marvels, wearable …

Batteries

NASA aims to pluck boulder from asteroid, bring it to the moon

NASA's next marquee mission might be described as the great asteroid boulder pluck.<p>At a news conference Wednesday, agency officials said they had revised their original plan to capture an asteroid and drag it into deep lunar orbit.<p>The new plan calls for a spacecraft with two robotic arms to remove …

Engineering Lightbulbs To Keep Insects Away

Could help limit insect-borne diseases like malaria<p>Spending long summer evenings outside comes with a big nuisance: bug bites. Mosquitos and other insects are drawn to the lights illuminating your dinner party, which helps them hone in on their human prey. While that might mean a few days of itchy …

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Prevented The Germanwings Crash

No level of security screening short of mind-reading could have prevented the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. But what can be done? The <i>New York Times</i> editorial today calls for the American standard that requires two crew members be in the cockpit at all times to be adopted by “all airlines.” This …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Cloud Drive now stores unlimited files for $60 per year

Amazon thinks it has a way to entice you away from the likes of Dropbox or Google Drive: real, honest-to-goodness unlimited internet storage. It just launched two Cloud Drive plans that let you upload as much as you like, with the primary difference being <i>what</i> you can upload without worrying about …

Slack’s Valuation More Than Doubles to $2.8 Billion in Five Months

The growing popularity of workplace collaboration tool Slack has attracted a new group of investors eager to pay up for a piece of the startup.

Dow Jones

The antitrust ruling against Microsoft was the top of the dot-com boom. History could repeat itself with Google

The tech industry is in a boom right now. We know that every boom has its bust.<p>But the hard part is figuring out when the turn will happen.<p>You're probably familiar with this chart. It's the historical tech-heavy NASDAQ index from its inception to the present date:<p>See that quick rise and fall? That …

Google taking augmented reality game 'Ingress' to TV

Google and its video game studio, Niantic Labs, are adding another layer to their augmented reality app, <i>Ingress</i>, by bringing it to TV, <i>The Informatio</i>n reports. In <i>Ingress</i>, players travel -- in physical reality -- to marked locations called "portals," and they hack and defend those positions using iOS …

SolarEdge Shines in IPO

SolarEdge priced at the high range for its IPO and kept on climbing today.<p>The company, which produces DC optimizers and inverters, raised $126 million its IPO today on NASDAQ. The company sold 7 million share at $18, at the top of its $16 to $18 range, and it rose to $20.62 in an otherwise down day.<p>…