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Injuries again playing prominent role in NBA playoffs

The NBA playoffs have picked up right where the regular season left off — with key players fighting to stay healthy when they are needed …

Basketball

Jawbone's most important product had a serious problem that delayed its launch for months: 'It reminded me of my 6 year-old's arts and crafts project'

The company missed the crucial holiday season, while rivals like Fitbit had their new gadgets ready to go before the end of 2014.<p>The reason behind Jawbone's delay, according to a new report from The Information's Reed Albergotti, was the company's obsession with keeping the device water-proof.<p>The …

Wearable Tech

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X-ray of Rembrandt painting reveals more than the eye can see

There's more than meets the eye in artist Rembrandt van Rijn's famous 17th-century painting, "Susanna and the Elders," according to a new study.<p>To …

It looks as if Marissa Mayer drove a pretty hard bargain with Microsoft

On Monday, the company filed a document with the SEC that gives some new details. It looks as if Mayer drove a pretty hard bargain, and it could set Yahoo up to make more money from the search results it delivers.<p>Specifically:<p>When Yahoo runs a Bing ad on its site, it keeps 93% of the gross revenue …

Bart Chilton: Don't think charged trader 'sole culprit'

NBC News Business<p>The habits of successful people and how to be successful yourself<p>02:53<p>New projections of an economic slowdown for the U.S<p>06:34<p>Is Google tracking you? Here’s how to protect yourself<p>06:12<p>Hassett on NATO ally Turkey: More important than anything we’re doing with steel<p>07:02<p>Trump signs …

Military Spending

Asian stocks mostly higher as Japan exports improve

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Wednesday after Japan reported its first trade surplus in three years, adding optimism to regional …

Stock Markets

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Biology

Mixmax Raises $1.5M From Harrison Metal, Floodgate To Bring Interactive Apps To E-mail

Mixmax, which is making e-mail interactive with apps that set-up calendar meetings and polls, raised $1.5 million from Harrison Metal, Floodgate’s Mike Maples and Ann Miura-Ko, Ram Shriram of Sherpalo Ventures and angels Eric Ries, Soundcloud CEO Alex Ljung, Nuzzel CEO Jonathan Abrams, Inkling CEO …

Email Marketing Gets New Persona With AI

Every few years the email marketing industry goes into defensive mode when it is suggested that email is dying, or becoming obsolete, or otherwise broken.<p>Inevitably it is argued that email should be, or will be, replaced with social media because the former is a static form of communication and it …

Online Jobs Marketplace Freelancer.com Moves Into Home And Local Services

Make way for one more company trying to carve out a business in local and home services. Following in the footsteps of Amazon and Google in their race after the likes of Angie’s List, TaskRabbit, Thumbtack and Handy, Freelancer.com is launching a marketplace for local plumbers, cleaners, cooks, …

12-inch MacBook: Apple Pulls Performance Back To Redefine The Laptop

Question: How do you marry a MacBook with an iPad?<p>Answer: the new 12-inch MacBook.<p>Three things this past week make a pretty convincing case that Apple is trying its best to reduce the 12-inch MacBook to something as near to a tablet as you can get without ditching the keyboard: my hands-on time, a …

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French Senate Backs Bid To Force Google To Disclose Search Algorithm Workings

It’s been a bad week for Google in Europe, with the Competition Commission on Wednesday adopting a Statement of Objections regard its shopping comparison service — marking an escalation of a five-year long antitrust investigation. The Competition Commissioner also launched a parallel in-depth probe …

Engines

Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC.<p>So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, …

The 7 Best Asian Street Foods

By Stephen Bugno<p>Sitting down for a sidewalk pad thai along a busy Bangkok street. Trying piping hot fried bananas in Indonesia. Popping into a takoyaki stand after a night of drinks and karaoke in Osaka. Most of us associate food with culture. The reason we travel is to experience new places and …

Get a Little Bang for Your Baht: 10 Nearly Free Things to Do in Chiang Mai

College Tourist - Author: Sam Corio, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.<p>Studying abroad is an amazing experience but we all know it can be hard on your wallet. Living in Chiang Mai, we found many ways to keep busy and get to know the town without spending too much baht. So here's what I came …

Chiang Mai

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

European Travel

9 Tricks for Getting a Table (and Being a VIP) at Hot Restaurants

An evening out should be special, especially if it’s an expensive evening.<p>But too often it’s a disappointment. Does the following scenario sound …

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

May 2015