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Google Drive can launch desktop programs from Chrome

It can be tedious to work with cloud files as soon as possible because you have to first download the file and then select the program to open it …

Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools

Smartphone cameras are great for a lot of things, but they're not designed for getting super-duper up close with tiny objects like salt crystals or blood cells. You can give your mobile device a helping hand, though, and open up a world of microscopic adventures. It's not going to cost you much, …

Google buys startup that develops devices for Parkinson’s patients

Today, Google announced that they had acquired Lift Labs, a company that builds “tremor-canceling devices” for Parkinson’s patients. The devices are designed to improve a person’s quality of life who suffers from neurodegenerative tremors, caused by Parkinson’s Disease or other conditions.<p>The main …

Parachute: A Canadian Startup's Take on Homebrewing Great Coffee the Right Way

I’ve been obsessed with good coffee since I’ve been an adult (if, arguably, I am one now). Through three million miles on the road, drinking coffee …

Do Different Kinds Of Alcohol Get You Different Kinds Of Drunk?

When your friend gets tipsy and starts rambling about how tequila turns her into a savage party monster, and then your other friend vehemently calls …

Here’s Why Surveillance Companies Hate the iPhone

Android phones, a number of Blackberries and smartphones running older Microsoft operating systems are all vulnerable to <i>FinSpy</i>, a spyware from one of …

Goat Simulator coming to Android

On April 1st, Goat Simulator was launched as sort of a half-joke, but has since become a massive hit with over a million in sales. Up until now, the strange hit was only available for the PC crowd, but this is about to change. Coffee Stain Studios took to Twitter earlier today to announce they are …

Mesmerizing Anatomical X-Ray GIFs

San Francisco based graphic designer Cameron Drake converted some X-ray footage into a series of GIFs for one of his recent projects. The resulting …

Meet Minilock, a powerful new encryption tool built on ChromeOS

A padlock might be the easiest piece of security tech a person can own. You close it, it clicks, and then you need a key to open it up again. It's simple, intuitive. You never need to explain to anyone how a padlock works, and you never need to worry that you're using it wrong. If you want to know …

Study suggests probiotic to prevent obesity possible

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have raised hopes for the possibility of developing of a probiotic to treat obesity and …

How to spot the ‘added sugar’ culprits and cut back on sweets for good

Affan Chowdhry speaks with Dr. Yoni Freedhoff about why sugar has become so prevalent in western diets and what to do about i

Johnnie Walker, Jose Cuervo and Other Men Behind the Booze

"I want it wall to wall with John Daniel's," says Al Pacino in <i>Scent of a Woman</i>, to which the hapless kid responds, "Don't you mean Jack Daniel's?" Cue the setup.<p><b>Click Here to See The Complete List of the Men Behind the Booze</b><p>"He may be Jack to you, son, but when you've known him as long as I have -- …

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Teenager builds browser plugin to show you where politicians get their funding

The murky world of lobby groups bankrolling politicians is garnering more attention, but is there a way to find out which representatives are in the pocket without a lot of tedious research? A 16-year-old programmer has developed a browser plugin that, when you mouse-over the name of a US lawmaker, …

Want more bang for your Starbucks? We tested 8 money-saving hacks

Even if you're a die-hard penny pincher, your daily Starbucks routine may be a habit you're just not willing to kick. Fortunately, there's no shortage of Starbucks addicts online, sharing tips for how to shave cents or even dollars off each cup. We tested eight of the hacks they brag about the …

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Google Gesture concept sees real time translation of sign language [updated]

<b>Correction:</b> A previous version of this article stated that Google was behind the Google Gesture arm bands, though it now seems<p>more likelypainfully …

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Canadian obesity epidemic is a myth, report claims

Although Canadians are heavier than they've ever been, a new report argues there's no obesity epidemic in the country.<p>A report from right-wing …