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Give It Your Blood, And This Futuristic Device Can Diagnose 1,000 Pathogens In Hours

Europe’s FDA equivalent has just approved IRIDICA, a system that could change how doctors fight infectious diseases.<p>There is a diagnostic platform sitting in a hospital in Paris that can identify over 1,000 disease-causing pathogens in just six hours and could potentially save hundreds of thousands …

Dude Who Fell Asleep During Yankees Game Suing MLB, ESPN For $10 Million

A disgruntled Yankees fan who was caught sleeping through a recent game against the Boston Red Sox is suing after two announcers poked fun at his slumber on camera.<p>The New York Post reports Andrew Robert Rector filed a $10 million lawsuit against Major League Baseball, ESPN, and announcers Dan …

Samsung Milk Music soon to feature ads, $4 ad-free option

That's what an infographic posted to Samsung's site seems to indicate, at least.<p>Samsung's Milk Music streaming service will soon feature ads, according to a new infographic posted Friday to the company's global blog.<p>Nestled towards the end of the infographic, Samsung makes mention of two options …

Infographics

Argentina Scientists Are Now Attaching Backpacks To Collect Cow Farts

Scientists in Argentina may have just the answer to combat global warming.<p>With cows being responsible for up to 25 percent of the methane gas released in the US each year, a group of scientists at Argentina's National Institute of Agricultural Technology is now attaching backpacks to cows to …

Sony's $699 4K player does Netflix streams, expensive movie downloads

The FMP-X10 is Sony's second-generation 4K media player, equipped with a 1TB hard drive, access to hundreds of 4K movies and Netflix's 4K streaming service. Previously proprietary, a software update makes it usable by multiple brands of compatible 4K TV.<p>Last summer, Sony was first to the mass …

Televisions

Samsung doc: Beating Apple was 'survival strategy'

Dale Sohn, the former CEO of Samsung's mobile business in the US, also testifies that a shift in the Korean company's sales and marketing efforts boosted its position in the smartphone market.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung's future relied on beating Apple in the mobile market, the company's top …

Computer Science

Sperm RNA carries marks of trauma

Stress alters the expression of small RNAs in male mice and leads to depressive behaviours in later generations.<p>Trauma is insidious. It not only …

Biology

Windows 8.1 Update might change your mind about Windows 8

Testing the common-sense fixes Windows 8 should have had from the start.<p>With the second major revision to Windows 8, somewhat confusingly named Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft seems to have finally remembered that there are PC users out there who still work with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Not …

Software

Neil Young's reality distortion field

As Neil Young's Pono Kickstarter campaign winds down, the future looks bright -- or does it?<p>The Pono music player might be the sweetest part of Neil Young's new venture. Ayre Acoustic's Charles Hansen had a hand in the design, and he's a supertalented audio engineer. So I'm assuming the player will …

Audiophile

Region locking on the Galaxy S5 is a bit different than on the Note 3

Note 3 region locking sticker<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5, going on sale today around the world, is region-locked, just like the Note 3. But Samsung made a small change to the way users can unlock it, as the sticker on the device package indicates.<p>A little background: Samsung first imposed a region-lock …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

Printing

Internal Documents: Samsung Wants To Abandon Android

Last week, Samsung brought out a document put together by an Apple sales team that showed how the iPhone-maker thinks about its competition with Android, among other evidence used in cross-examination.<p>This week, Apple brought out documents that show that Samsung's tablet sales were far lower in …

Prototypes