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'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers

A “bionic pancreas” that uses a smart phone, glucose monitor and insulin pump to automatically control blood sugar levels helped more than two dozen people live free of finger pricks and other troublesome reminders of diabetes, researchers reported Sunday.<p>And the system controlled their blood sugar …

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Privacy-centric Blackphone nears ship date

Who’s reading your emails? Browsing your contacts? Watching over your shoulder as you interact with websites? As smartphones become the hub for the …

Amazon's Smartphone Expands Sales Reach to Your Pocket

The smartphone market is brutal. It destroys companies that can’t keep up and makes established tech juggernauts look like a bumbling startup. It’s harsh, unrelenting and Amazon is getting ready to shoulder its way into the fray.<p>On Wednesday Amazon is expected to reveal its long-rumored smartphone. …

Has Samsung become the new Apple, and should we be scared?

Last week, I wrote a reaction piece to Samsung’s announcement of its fifth-generation Galaxy S smartphone. I, like many of you, were unimpressed with …

Best Android Phones for 2018

It has one ace up its sleeve to top the fully equipped Galaxy S9.<p>The mostly excellent Galaxy S9's new features aren't quite as good as we'd like, but …

[New App] Type Your Ringtone Uses Text-To-Speech To Turn Words Into A Ringtone [Banana Phone Video Demo]

There is an app for pretty much everything at this point. It's like rule 34 for smartphones, and that's where Type Your Ringtone comes in. You just …

Four Important Things You Must Do to Protect Yourself Online This Year

2013 was a pretty crappy year for Internet privacy, wasn’t it? While Edward Snowden’s leak of the NSA’s classified documents about the electronic …

What Bill Gates' New Role Could Mean For Microsoft

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is stepping down as chairman of its board and into a new role, which the company is calling "technology adviser." The change comes as a new CEO — Satya Nadella — takes the helm. Gates says he will actually be spending a little more time at Microsoft. Microsoft …

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Could Launch This Month

Samsung is expected to introduce the latest generation of the Galaxy S line at Mobile World Congress this month.<p>According to the NYT, the Galaxy S5 is a more conservative flagship offering than earlier generations, which had seemingly gimmicky software features. If you recall, the Galaxy S4’s …

How to make money finding bugs in software

<b>The first computer bug was found in 1947 when a moth got caught in one of the relays of the Harvard Mark II.</b><p>Computers have changed a lot in the 67 years since that dead insect was pulled from a relay's jaws but bugs can still trip up a machine.<p>The bad news is that in these days of rampant …

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Emerging markets: The smartphone battleground (Smartphones Unlocked)

You don't have to look far to see evidence that the world of successful, high-end smartphone makers is shrinking to two major contenders -- Apple and Samsung -- while other important brands, like BlackBerry, HTC, and Nokia, have faded in prominence or struggle to compete.<p>Still, like ground cover …

Inform Yourself About Cannabis & Join The Movement That’s Saving Lives

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Brain fog is an experience that more and more of us are becoming far too familiar with. Unfortunately, western medicine often …

Facebook update allows you to hide certain stories and people from your news feed

A Facebook for iOS update that was released earlier today includes the ability to hide certain people from your main news feed. To do so, just tap the downward arrow on any post and select the “I don’t like this post” option. From there you can select from a few different options for hiding the …

AutoGrid, and its big data energy analytics, grow up

Picture how Netflix and Amazon are using big data to predict and recommend the movies you want to watch and the products you want to buy. Well, a …

New drug in development to reverse spread of breast cancer

A new drug is being developed that could potentially stop the spread of breast cancer in its tracks.<p>Researchers at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, are working on a novel compound that targets a well-studied protein called Bcl3, which has been shown to play a crucial role in breast cancer’s …

Is it March Yet?! What an Apple iWatch Might Actually Look Like…

Another day, another Apple leak (hey, iOS in the Car!) AND another Apple mock-up. Today’s comes from interface designer Todd Hamilton and it has our wrists aching for the real deal. Especially if that real deal looks and works… well, exactly like this mock.<p>Appleholics have been on the edge of their …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Smartphones are unquestionably one of the most useful devices of the 21st century but they continue to have one critical flaw – battery life. We’ve all been there – you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.<p>You think of ways to charge it, …

&%*$#! Microsoft limits Xbox Live users' curse words

As Xbox players battled each other, uploading videos showcasing conquests and recording trash talking over the past couple of days, some players noticed that they lost their Xbox Live account privileges.<p>What gives?<p>Apparently, Microsoft has cracked down on the use of expletives in its Upload Studio …

Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

Most Americans think climate change, and more frequent and severe natural disasters are linked, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll that also finds most think human activity is at least partially responsible for the changing climate.<p>According to the new poll, conducted after Typhoon Haiyan …

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

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5 Things You Might Not Have Known About God And Beer

On <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i>, NPR's John Burnett describes how some churches are trying to attract new members by creating a different sort of Christian community around craft beer.<p>This is actually nothing new. For centuries, beer has brought people together to worship God. And God has inspired people …

PlayStation 4 FAQ explains sharing games and displaying 2,000 count friends lists

Need for more PS4 info after news about the companion app and day one 1.50 firmware update popped up earlier today? SCE President Shuhei Yoshida just tweeted a link to the system's official FAQ, which answers questions users might have about game sharing and how friends lists work across the new …

What American accent do you have?

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An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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