Behnam Farvardin

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Causes Relaunches As A Social Network For Social Good Action, Not Shallow Clicktivism

Click a link, click a petition, feel better without making a difference. That was the old Causes. Today, the new Causes launches to reactivate its 186 million registered million users. It’s an independent civic social network pushing education, donations, and pledged behavior changes, rather than a …

Scientists use crowdsourcing to classify over 300,000 galaxies

Modern telescopes have presented astronomers with a problem: there are too many images of galaxies for scientists to classify every single one. But crowdsourcing has an answer. Since 2007, some astronomers have enlisted "citizen scientists" to do the heavy lifting through a project known as Galaxy …

To keep hackers away from implanted devices, researchers use the heartbeat as a password

Just like a phone or computer, devices implanted inside the body can be hacked; potentially with life-threatening consequences. It’s not a common …

BlackBerry joins other technological turkeys

The recent history of tech innovation is littered with gadgets that seemed a great idea – on paper, at least.<p><b>Apple Newton</b><p><b>Launched</b> 1993<p><b>Killed off</b> February 1998<p><b>Why?</b> An A5-sized "personal digital assistant" with handwriting recognition, the Newton didn't assist much and couldn't read writing well. It …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

Why Doesn't The iPhone 5S Have NFC?

Apple calls the newest flagship iPhone, the iPhone 5S, "the most forward-thinking iPhone yet." Sounds great! We love looking forward. But the iPhone, unlike its chief competitors in the Android world, can't handle tap-to-pair with speakers or accessories. When the U.S. finally catches up to Japan …

Google launches Constitute, a tool for creating and comparing governments (video)

Countries frequently amend or draft constitutions, but they can't always find example constitutions to work from -- not every country publishes its founding documents in accessible formats. So, Google's simplifying nation building by launching Constitute, a website that puts all the world's …

Married cancer patients are 20 percent more likely to beat the disease

Health news<p>Marriage just might save your life: A new study finds that married cancer patients are 20 percent more likely to survive their disease than people who are not married.<p>Married cancer patients were also more likely to be diagnosed before the disease had widely spread, and, perhaps most …