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Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and run it through a …

Co-op's £140m farms sale aimed at Chinese buyers

The beleaguered Co-operative Group has insisted that it wants a single major corporate buyer for its portfolio of British farms, and will not consider community buyouts. This dashes the hopes of green campaigners, who are calling the move a "panic sale" that leaves the way open for Chinese buyers …

Vancouver real estate edges closer to seller’s market

Greater Vancouver's housing sector is edging closer to becoming a seller's market.<p>A measurement closely watched by the real estate industry, known as the sales-to-active-listings ratio, hit 19.7 per cent in Greater Vancouver last month – the highest since June, 2011. The ratio was 15.7 per cent in …

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Death Toll in Massive Afghanistan Landslides Surpasses 2,000

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The death toll following dual landslides in Afghanistan surged into the thousands today after the …

Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, and the Best Celebrity Selfies of the Week

Self-Portraitists<p>Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, and the Best Celebrity Selfies of the Week<p>Rihanna covers her nipples with Canadian pride, Lindsay Lohan …

Nigeria cracks down before World Economic Forum event

<b>Nigerian security forces have detained several people in Abuja over recent bomb attacks, days before a World Economic Forum event in the capital.</b><p>Most of those held were said to be foreign, but no details were announced.<p>Schools and government offices are to close during the WEF event, which will be …

Showdown: Walmart vs. Whole Foods Organic Prices

In April, big box chain Walmart announced it would carry organic food products, claiming that its Wild Oats packaged goods will save customers “25 percent or more” compared to other national brand organic products.<p>Until now, most organic foods have cost more than non-organic foods because, as Wild …

America's 10 Most Popular Stores: 24/7 Wall St.

America’s most visited stores are popular for a variety of reasons. According to data provided by Placed, a consumer habits data service provider that monitors behavior of more than 150,000 American consumers at 150 million locations daily, the most popular brands are primarily in the fast-food, …

Google splits up Drive app, requires standalone apps to edit documents

Google Drive users: the latest update to the mobile app may not please you. In a new version of the app — recently released for iOS and coming soon to Android — Google has removed the ability to edit documents. The change comes alongside the new standalone Docs and Sheets apps, which are now linked …

Jobs Report Has Bad News for Millennials, Good News for Hard-Hit Metros

<i>Trulia's Chief Economist Jed Kolko looks at three measures in the monthly jobs report to see whether housing is helping jobs and whether jobs are helping housing. Residential construction employment shows whether housing is helping jobs. Job growth for young adults (key age group for household</i> …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

The $236 million shell of an apartment - The Margin - MarketWatch

Reuters<p>Add this to the list of the world’s most expensive places to live: an apartment that just sold for 140 million pounds, or about $236 million. …

Kiev hits back at pro-Russia rebels as Ukraine moves towards civil war

Two days of chaos and violence in east and south-east Ukraine appeared on Saturday to be pushing the country ever closer to civil war, as the death toll rose to 42 following a military counter-offensive launched by authorities in Kiev against pro-Russia rebels.<p>An angry crowd confronted police …

Yahoo, AOL, YouTube Forge Unique Paths To A Video Future

It used to be, video was one thing – video. But as the worlds of Television and Web hurtle toward their now seemingly inevitable convergence – a number of the web’s largest players are staking unique claims in the future of video.<p>This week content creators, distributors, ad sales executives and …

PayPal Strategy Exec ‘No Longer With The Company’ After Sending Inappropriate Tweets

PayPal’s new director of strategy Rakesh “Rocky” Agrawal is interviewing. The company publicly confirmed that the relatively new hire is “no longer with the company” after sending a series of bizarre and insulting tweets last night.<p>Agrawal joined PayPal in March, after working for many years as a …

Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid

You can see as much from a prototype smart home recently opened by Honda in California. It features an enormous 9.5-kilowatt solar array, a …

How to turn your iPad into a desktop with these remote access apps

Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from your iPad. For most, …