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When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

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New report: Cholesterol in food not a concern

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

Nutrition

Middle-aged? Put down the meat

Eating a high-protein diet in middle age could increase your risk of diabetes and cancer, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell Metabolism. But don't stay away from meat for too long - the same study showed those over 65 need more protein to reduce their mortality</b> …

The sad state of EMRs: How they are doing more harm than good

711 Shares<p>I used to be a big believer in the transformative power of digital data in medicine. In fact, I devoted the past decade of my life to …

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Microsoft Reportedly Looking To Put Windows Phone On Android Devices, Starting With HTC

Microsoft has reached out to HTC to see if the company would be interested in adding Windows as a second OS to its Android handsets, a new report by Bloomberg claims. It isn’t clear exactly how the two operating systems would share the handset, in terms of allowing dual-booting or making a user …

HTC One named 'phone of the year' at T3 Gadget Awards

The HTC One smartphone has beaten both the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 to win phone of the year at the 2013 T3 Gadget Awards.<p>The HTC One also won the T3 design award and the coveted gadget of the year, as well as being nominated for tech brand of the year.<p>“It’s been a brilliant night for …

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Watch ABC brings its mobile TV service to Android phones

Hey, Android phone users, you can watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on your device now that the Watch ABC app has finally arrived on smaller screens running the platform. Like its counterpart apps for iOS, Kindle Fire and Android tablets, it comes with live streaming and on demand viewing. Location …

Easy access to Airplane mode an iOS 7 security flaw -- researchers

Apple's Control Center in iOS 7 makes it easier to access certain functions, but a recently released study from security researchers suggests it might be causing harm.<p>Security researchers at German firm SR Labs posted a video to YouTube recently showing how the easy access to Airplane Mode in …

iOS

AliveCor ECG comes to Android, transmits your palpitations to Instagram

If you've been gazing longingly at the AliveCor Heart Monitor but an Android affinity has kept you out in the cold, its developer has good news. Starting today, AliveCor's clinical-quality (and now FDA-approved) ECG is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S III, S4 and the HTC One. The device itself …

JamCam App Lets You Use Songs In Your Mobile Videos

Video apps are sprouting up like weeds, but Vine and Instagram still hold the majority share of video creation on mobile. However, there’s one thing that both of these services are lacking: a voiceover tool.<p>But a new startup is looking to remedy that. World, meet JamCam.<p>JamCam doesn’t let you use …

Samsung: We didn't cheat on Galaxy Note 3 benchmarks

Samsung has been forced on the defensive yet again over reports that its top-notch smart phones are cheating at benchmark tests.<p>The Korean company has denied its Galaxy Note 3 superphone exaggerates its performance when it detects well-known benchmarks running, as was claimed Tuesday in an …

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ChatON for Android gets a fresh coat of paint and new social features

We know that ChatON is doing quite well in places like China and India, having recently crossed the 100 million user threshold. (We also know that it isn't really catching on here in the US.) But, for all its useful features, it's never been a particularly pretty application. Thankfully, Samsung …

Skype Will Finally Start Syncing Chat Messages Across Devices

If you use Skype on your phone and desktop, you know how annoying its inability to effectively keep your chat message status in sync between different machines can be. After you start Skype on your phone, for example, it downloads and alerts you of all of the sometimes hundreds of messages you’ve …

Skype adding message sync and more as it augments P2P with the cloud

Skype built its reputation on peer-to-peer networking, connecting video and audio calls using technology similar to that originally popularized by decentralized filesharing. Over the past few years, however, Skype has been moving to a new cloud infrastructure which relies more and more on the …

Tesla Model S catches fire after battery puncture, Musk responds

A Tesla Model S caught fire on the highway recently after its bottom-mounted battery compartment was struck by a piece of metal. That piece of metal punched a three-inch hole through quarter-inch armor plating, impaling the car with a "peak force on the order of 25 tons" according to company CEO …

Samsung Set For Another Quarter Of Record Profits As HTC Falters

Samsung has impressed analysts and investors with its latest guidance for operating profit in the third-quarter, saying it expects to have earned between 9.9 trillion won and 10.3 trillion won ($9.2 billion and $9.6 billion). That’s up from 8.06 trillion won last year and marks another record …

Microsoft is Quietly Recycling Outlook.com Addresses

Microsoft is under fire for failing to adequately warn users that their Outlook.com email address could be recycled if it becomes inactive.<p>The company’s Service Agreement tells users to sign in “a minimum of every 270 days” or their account may be cancelled and their data deleted. However, there’s …

500px photo-sharing app gets iOS 7 update, new looks and features

It might not excite as many as 150 million people, but the 500px update for iOS 7 could make a lot of its avid users' weekends. To keep up with the crowd, the photo-sharing network has refreshed its app's looks, getting rid of its unsightly black bezel for an edge-to-edge design accented with …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge

But Google is facing a series of challenges that could upset that dominance. The challenge comes with a new type of search, called "latent," "abstract," or "conversational" search.<p>Until now, if you wanted to search for something on the web, you typed in keywords. Google has trained us all to type …