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Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as scientifically effective as face cream: coenzyme Q10, …

Bottom brackets: wrestling with the new standards

It seems as if the number of bottom bracket standards for road bikes has expanded exponentially over the past decade. The traditional threaded design …

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Tip of the day: How to display your name and phone number on your Garmin Edge

A few days ago a reader tweeted me an interesting little tip that I hadn’t seen before. It allows you to specify a startup message that’s displayed …

Yamagishi Ryoko

Yamagishi Ryoko

Forget barges: Google begins test run of new service to shuttle employees to work by ferry

According to San Francisco’s KPIX, Google has started testing a new shuttle service for employees. Rather than a car, bus, or train, however, Google plans to use a boat to ferry workers to its campus. The privately-owned <i>Triumphant</i> has been chartered to carry 150 employees to and from work every …

#flipshopping: It's Sale Season

#flipshopping: It’s Sale Season<p>Inside Flipboard / January 17, 2014<p>Sale season is in full swing, and so we’ve launched a magazine devoted to …

AWWA Sky Whale Plane Could Be The Future Of Air Travel (And It's Utterly Massive)

The future of air travel is big - really, really big.<p>Meet the AWWA Sky Whale, a concept design for a three storey, 755-seater plane with a wingspan …

New DNA supercomputer promises radically cheaper genome tests

A new DNA supercomputer is promising to deliver radically cheaper genome sequencing, a shift that could spur research and broader adoption of the tests. Illumina's latest model is designed to process 20,000 samples a year, with costs potentially as low as $1,000, a milestone the genetics industry …

Insulin by Pill?

But besides the obvious downsides of pain and hassle, the shots can cause weight gain and episodes of too-low blood sugar, says study author Sanyog Jain, M.Pharm., Ph.D.<p>Oral insulin could sidestep some of these stresses and potentially reduce side effects by more successfully mimicking the body’s …

Want Perfect Pitch? You Might Be Able To Pop A Pill For That

<b>Listen · 4:18</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the world of music, there is no more remarkable gift than having perfect pitch. As the story goes, Ella Fitzgerald's band would use her perfect pitch to tune their instruments.<p>Although it has a genetic component, most believe that perfect pitch — …

A day later, caffeine stimulates memory

Caffeine helps people remember fine distinctions between similar things at least up to 24 hours after it is consumed, new research shows.<p>“We’ve …

Inside California's $25 billion plot to save its water supply

The state's key estuary is in serious jeopardy, but can a bold new plan solve the problem?<p>Behind many of the shiny fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle, there's a decidedly ominous backstory: California, supplier of much of our domestic produce, is just one earthquake away from drying up.<p>The …

Facebook adds Trending topics so you always know what's hot in your corner of the social universe

After several months of testing, Facebook is officially rolling out a new Trending feature that, just like on Twitter, lets users see what hot topics are dominating conversation on the social platform. The new Trending column, which will appear to the right of users' News Feeds, groups the most …

Moto G Google Play edition hands-on (video)

If Google's strategy of releasing Play edition devices isn't working, the company is sure doing a good job of hiding that fact: In the space of a month the number of smartphones and tablets bestowed with that title has grown from two to five. None of these devices are brand-new; they're all …

Nokia Android phone UI leaked in new images, launch date teased | Trusted Reviews

<b>New images of the Nokia Android UI have leaked online, with some suggesting they contain a launch date clue.</b><p>As the leaks become more frequent and …

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