Miguel DeLaMora

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Elephant genes hold clues for fight against cancer, scientists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Elephants are giant, cancer-battling super creatures that destroy damaged cells long before they become cancerous, scientists say.<p>In a study released this week, scientists said elephant genes may provide a crucial clue in the fight against human cancer.<p>The mammoth mammals rarely get cancer, …

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Spotify urges iPhone customers to stop paying through Apple's App Store

The Apple Music rival sends out an anti-iTunes PSA<p>Spotify is trying to raise awareness around the fact that it's cheaper to subscribe on the web instead of through Apple's App Store. The leading subscription music service plans to email iPhone customers the below note encouraging them, if they …

Get Some Real Sleep, With This White-Noise-Generating Nighttime Earplug

There are now so many devices that track our sleep and help us get a better night’s rest, but they often take a lot of commitment or offer dubious results. Now one of the most low-tech pieces of gear–the earplug–is getting a “smart” makeover that actually seems to make a lot of sense.<p>The Hush …

How to AirDrop Photos & Other Files from iPhone to Mac (or Transfer Them via iTunes

As a writer, I appreciate being able to bring my work with me wherever I go. I can write an article on my Mac, and then transfer it to my iPhone to polish it up while I’m waiting to pick the kids up from school. While there are many ways in which to save files between devices, I’ve found that using …

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How one Chrome setting alters the Android 5.0 user experience

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom<p>Did you notice the three software buttons in Android 5.0 Lollipop yet? Prior versions of …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

Here Are All The Places That Accept Apple Pay

Apple Pay, Apple's answer to mobile payments, was finally released on Monday. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will be able to use Apple Pay in stores once they upgrade to iOS 8.1.<p>Apple Pay connects with your credit and debit cards and allows you to make payments by touching your phone to an NFC-enabled …

Will Apple Pay kill PayPal?

Apple wants us to ditch our wallet and credit cards. Wall Street is nervous that consumers may dump online payment service PayPal too.<p>Shares of PayPal owner eBay (EBAY) fell 3% Wednesday. That follows a 3% decline Tuesday after Apple (AAPL) unveiled its mobile Apple Pay service.<p>Is the 6% sell-off …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Play Nintendo DS games on non-jailbroken devices with the nds4ios emulator

nds4ios has released a special version of the app that runs on non-jailbroken devices using a sneaky workaround. As the app is not available in the App Store, previously the app could only be installed on jailbroken devices, such as through the Cydia jailbreak app store. The app gets around Apple’s …

LivingSocial Sells Its Southeast Asia Business For $18.5M

Daily deals startup LivingSocial, which competes with Groupon, has called it quits in Asia. The company announced today (as spotted by Tech in Asia) that it has sold its business in Southeast Asia — the only region in Asia where it still operated in — to e-commerce firm iBuy Group for $18.5 million …

Flazio, An Italian Web-Design Engine, Lets You Build A Site Through Your Facebook Page

Website creation software is a dime-a-dozen. You press a button, type in some jazz, and come up with a one page website for you and yours. But what if I said there was something that could make it even easier? Flazio, a service made by Sicilian brother and sister team Elisa and Flavio Fazio, can …

Apple under fire for Australian profit-shifting scheme that moved $9 billion in untaxed profit to Ireland

Following the announcement that Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer will be retiring in September, the Australian Financial Review has uncovered evidence of a scheme that it says has allowed Apple to move around $9 billion in untaxed Aussie profit to Ireland. The program has allowed Apple to get away with …

Rihanna Reigns in Paris: See All the Looks

She's her own veritable side show of styleperuse all of Rihanna's standout looks from Paris Fashion Week.<p>She's her own veritable side show of style—peruse all of Rihanna's standout looks from Paris Fashion Week.

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NCR updates its iPad cash register with loyalty features

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>NCR(s ncr) has beefed up with its virtual cash register Silver with new loyalty software, giving small businesses the ability …

Roland launch new versions of the iconic 808, 909 and 303 instruments

Musical instrument manufacturer Roland have announced new versions of the 808 and 909 drum machines, as well as an update of the 303 bass synth, bringing three iconic instruments into the 21st century.<p>The 808 and 909 are now blended into one machine, the TR-8, while the 303 has become the TB-3. …

The US is switching from credit card signatures to PINs, but banks need to get on board

US banks and merchants may finally shift to a more secure way of authorizing credit card transactions in which customers will enter a personal identification number (PIN) at checkout instead of signing a receipt.<p>The US is the last major market in the world using the signature system, which is part …

John Butler Trio On World Cafe

Don't call the John Butler Trio a "jam band." As Butler himself says on this episode of <i>World Cafe</i>, the jams are part of the songs, not a springboard to more improvising. Butler, who was born in the U.S. but has lived in Australia since he was 11, discusses his love for the land he now calls home, …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Here's Our Favorite Apple iWatch Concept Design So Far

Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it might actually work to make calls. Check it out.

Secondhand Clothing Marketplace Twice Raises $18.5M From Andreessen Horowitz

Online fashion marketplaces are picking up steam these days, quickly replacing the traditional auction model pioneered by eBay, as a way to consign, and sell your clothes. Twice, an online consignment shop for women’s clothing, is announcing a huge new investment today, raising $18.5 million led by …

Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed

Today Groupon announced that its purchase of the Korean ticket and ecommerce company Ticket Monster has closed. A document filed with the SEC states that on “January 2, 2014, the Company and Groupon Trailblazer completed its previously reported acquisition of LS Korea.” As the same filing notes, LS …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Eye-Fi's Windows desktop receiver means you can say goodbye to the SD-card reader

We've always been fans of Eye-Fi's wireless cards, but the fact that we still used an SD-card reader to pull the files to our desktops always rankled. Thankfully, the company is addressing that gripe with the Windows Desktop Receiver for the Eye-Fi Mobi, which launched earlier in the year. The new …

Why Nintendo Needs To Stay In The Hardware Business, Regardless Of The Wii U

The debate over Nintendo's future rages on thanks to the disappointing sales figures of the Wii U console which has consistently under-performed since its launch late last year.<p>Recently I argued that the Japanese game maker should start development immediately on a replacement console, riffing off …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Microsoft to slash Dell Windows 8.1 tablet to $99 -- for a day

Good only on Monday, the price on the Dell Venue 8 Pro is a hefty discount from the usual $299. But there are some catches.<p>Shopping for a Windows 8.1 tablet? You can pick up the Dell Venue 8 Pro for just $99 via Microsoft on Monday, though you'll have to be an early bird to snag one.<p>Starting …

Gift Guide: The complete guide to home music production on your iPad or Mac

With an iPad and few accessories, these days anyone can have a functional recording studio in their home for less than the cost of a Mac. Whether you’re just getting started and want a modest iPad recording setup in your living room, or you’re looking to setup a full-blown home studio with your …

Shopify Now Accepts Bitcoin Purchases

E-commerce platform Shopify is already tackling the world’s newest form of currency. Today, the company announced that it now supports Bitcoin payment through Bitpay on checkout for stores using the platform.<p>The feature isn’t quite ready to be rolled out for all yet; it was pulled briefly after …

7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

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