Tyler Williams

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Google Glass-a-like 'Icis' smart glasses want to connect tech with fashion

Wearable tech might be <i>the</i> hot trend of 2014, but Boston-based Laforge thinks there’s just enough room on the market for its Icis smart glasses.<p>The company claims that where other devices go wrong is by focusing exclusively on the tech experience, but in doing so, completely ignore fashion. This is …

Poll: Big gain for GOP

Democrats are on the losing end of a 13-point swing in the polls since October, resulting in an early lead for the GOP heading into 2014, according to a new poll on the midterm elections released Thursday.<p>The CNN/ORC International survey shows Republicans holding a 49 percent to 44 percent lead …

3 Reasons Why The Economy Has Done Better Under Democratic Presidents

Democratic presidents tend to preside over better economies than Republican ones, but that may be down to pure luck, according to a recent paper from Alan Blinder and Mark Watson at Princeton.<p>Since the end of World War II, the U.S. economy has grown at an average real rate of 4.35% under Democratic …

'Six Californias' ballot initative would make Silicon Valley a state

Silicon Valley leaders have been dreaming of a place where technology could advance unencumbered by the law. Google CEO Larry Page wants to set aside a part of the world for such experimentation, and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks a floating island of entrepreneurs might do the job. By those …

Phonebloks: a utopian world where smartphones are a bit more like Legos

We hate to open too negatively here, but let's just say that this seems like one of those ideas that's just too good to be true. But heck, much stranger things have happened in the world of consumer electronics, and certainly the maker and crowdfunding communities have gone a ways toward helping us …

The Science Behind Reindeer's Color-Changing Eyes

It's not the magic of Christmas that turns their eyes from gold to blue.<p>Winter in the Arctic is grim—day and night blur together for 24 hour stints without sunlight. Reindeer manage to survive these gloomy weeks thanks to a peculiar adaptation. As the days grow darker, reindeer's eyes turn from …

Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

Because it remains green year round, this parasitic plant has long been associated with fertility.<p>To the best of my knowledge, I never saw live mistletoe until after relocating to Europe. But the leafless trees in Germany make it plain that mistletoe is everywhere here.<p>European mistletoe, <i>Viscum</i> …

How to predict severe reactions to China's new flu - Futurity

A genetic marker can accurately predict which patients will experience severe reactions to a new strain of influenza currently found in China.

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