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Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

Cancer

Apple AirPods Repair, Recycling Impossible, Deemed Future E-Waste: iFixit

Apple’s wireless earphones, AirPods, are finally available to consumers. Ever since their unveiling in September, the AirPods have been eagerly …

This might be the last MacBook Pro with a headphone jack

Apple drove a lot of people bonkers earlier this year when it killed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. Its just-unveiled MacBook Pros maintain the …

Amazon Alexa is now a small home robot thanks to Omate

As Amazon's Alexa voice assistant becomes smarter each day, it's also showing up in more form factors, with the latest being a small home robot courtesy of, well, a smartwatch brand. Omate's Yumi is, in many ways, a mini version of the ASUS Zenbo: Its head features a 5-inch 720p touchscreen, it …

Batteries

MacBook Pro teardown reveals why you can forget about upgrading

A teardown of the new entry-level MacBook Pro reveals it to be one of Apple’s least upgradeable laptops.<p>The good news? Even the Touch Bar-free model includes some nifty upgrades. The bad? From proprietary pentalobe screws that make opening the case unnecessarily difficult to the RAM soldered to the …

Microsoft's beautiful Surface Studio ad was shot with an industrial robot and Xbox

Microsoft’s Surface Studio unveil dazzled with a dramatic cover of "Pure Imagination" last week, leading many to claim the software giant’s video was far more exciting than Apple’s MacBook introduction. Behind the scenes, Microsoft used a robotic camera arm to capture the ad. <i>The Beat</i> reports that …

iPhone 8 might come with wireless charging

You might never have to plug a charging cable into your iPhone again.<p>Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturing company that builds electronics including the …

Mobile Technology

Report: Wii U goes out of production this week (update)

Wii U tried<p>Nintendo is ending production on Wii U consoles Friday, Nov. 4, several sources have told Eurogamer. That would mark the end of the oft-troubled console’s lifespan, which saw dramatically slowed sales over the course of its four years on the market.<p>Eurogamer reports that the deadline for …

Retrogaming