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Google buys Lift Labs, maker of spoon for Parkinson's tremors

The search giant takes another step into biotech, snapping up a device maker focused on neurodegenerative diseases.<p>Google on Wednesday announced that it's buying Lift Labs, a biotech company that developed a special spoon designed to make it easier to eat for people with diseases like Parkinson's …

My Conversation With Hugh Laurie

Tomorrow night, I'm joined by actor and musician Hugh Laurie. Before finding fame and garnering several Emmy nods and two Golden Globe wins for his role in TV's <i>House</i>, he was a member of Cambridge University's Footlights Revue and a familiar face -- as a comedian -- on British TV. He is also a …

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

Scientists developed a patch that could help patients receive drugs the minute they need them<p>A lot can go wrong when doctors prescribe drugs to patients. For one thing, there's always a chance that someone might forget to take their pill or refill their prescription. And then there's also the risk …

Nike+ FuelBand

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This composition is made up from 5000 pictures taken in a 48 hour period and looks amazing.

Had to rent a snowmobile to get up to the yurt this weekend! Lots of snow this winter in the Colorado High Country!

Talking Dog Device Ready to Hit Market Soon

What if your dog could greet you with more than a growl, or announce the reason he's scratching at the door?<p>It sounds absurd and much like the …

Pets

As scary looking as they may be, creepy crawlies are a macro photographer's favorite. Check out these fascinating and colorful photographs of creepy crawlies: http://goo.gl/uSjWg Photo by Thomas Shahan on Flickr

Caitlin Hackett's work may seem macabre at a first glance, but the artist's concern for the destruction of the environment is the primary source of her dark subject matter. We recently visited her Oakland studio. Check out the photos on our blog: http://hifructose.com/2014/02/26/studio-visit-with-caitlin-hackett/

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Reflection at Glencoe Lochan. Photo by Jonathan Combe: http://bit.ly/1mChW1B

In Lombardy, Italy, the western Alps give an unforgettable view of the sunrise — for those who patiently wait for it. (Photographer: Emi Delli Zuani)

Feds Bust Up a Major Mafia Drug Ring in New York and Italy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Coordinated drug raids in New York and Italy resulted in arrests on both sides of the Atlantic on …

Crime

Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public.<p>Jesus Ernesto …

Cozy Launches New Feature To Give Tenants More Control Over Their Credit Reporting

Cozy is tackling another part of the rental process today with the launch of a new feature for credit checks.<p>The startup, which raised a Series A led by General Catalyst last year, already allows landlords to perform tasks like screening tenants and collecting rent. Now, when a landlord finds an …

10M Messages Were Sent on WeChat In One Minute On Chinese New Year Eve

Exactly how popular is messaging service WeChat in China? Well, statistics released yesterday by the team behind Weixin, the version of WeChat available in the country, reveal that a whopping 10 million messages were sent in one minute at peak on the eve of Chinese New Year (hat/tip Tech in …

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Says He Did Not Bet $10 Million On Broncos To Win Super Bowl

Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn't want you to believe everything you read on Twitter.<p>With the Seattle Seahawks flying toward a blowout win in Super Bowl XLVIII, the undefeated boxing champion disputed reports that he wagered $10 million on the Denver Broncos.<p>"Somebody lied to you all. If I was going to …

How would you change the iPhone 5?

The iPhone 5 was thinner, lighter and came with a bigger display than its predecessor. There's plenty to like about this handset, even if the Lightning connector broke compatibility with 100 million iDevice accessories. But what we want to know is this: if you had disguised yourself as Jonathan Ive …

A Broncos Player Got A Text Message From His Son After The Super Bowl That Puts It All In Perspective

He sent a text message to his young son, Jaylen, apologizing for the loss.<p>Their exchange, which Phillips tweeted a photo of, was priceless:<p><b>Shaun:</b> Sorry I let you down.<p><b>Jaylen:</b> It's ok daddy u r still my hero<p><b>Shaun:</b> Well at least we get to hang out now.<p>It's almost impossible for any normal person to …

NFL

Robert Downey, Jr. Croons Incredible Police Cover

Watch Iron Man himself serenade the crowd at Sting's 60th birthday party<p>Sting's 60th birthday party was one for the ages. Bruce Springsteen, Billy …

Herbie Hancock

Watch 15 Minutes of Insanely Funny News Bloopers

Supercut collects the most outrageous screw-ups of 2013<p>While <i>Rolling Stone</i> was busy counting down the best songs, videos, hotties, selfies, movies, TV …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Janelle Monae

Successful Companies Are Giving Customers What They Want — Before They Even Know They Want It

Successful companies have always catered to their customers, but today's consumers want more.<p>Customers expect companies to come to them — and to provide a pleasant, productive, and personalized experience that makes them feel special. Smart companies are responding to these changing customer …

Customer Experience

Live at the Guardian 2013: the best of our exclusive sessions, part two – video

Alexis Petridis picks some of the best performances from the live music sessions recorded this year at the Guardian's studios, featuring one of the year's breakthrough acts, London Grammar, with Wasting My Young Years; Tuareg guitarist and singer songwriter Bombino with Amidinine; and Primal Scream …

This 16-Year-Old Singer Sounds JUST Like Elvis

And the kicker... English isn't even his first language.

3 minutes of bad-ass soccer freestyling to pump you up for World Cup 2014

People love taking videos of this guy juggling a soccer ball in Tübingen, Germany. There’s one here with a different soundtrack and this one where …

Soccer