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Beats goes after runners, gym goers with new Bluetooth ear buds

Headphone maker Beats Electronics is launching a $200 pair of wireless ear buds that the company says would survive six days of sweaty, hour-long workouts without needing a recharge.<p>Athletes are already among the most prominent users of the earmuff-like, single-side-cord Beats headphones. It’s hard …

Consumer Tech

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Details on Apple’s iOS health tracking app hint at advanced iWatch features

The iWatch could be a far more advanced health tracker than previously thought.<p>We’ve been hearing that Apple was developing a health tracking app, dubbed Healthbook, and making health a big focus of its rumored iWatch for months now. But new details on Healthbook published this morning by 9to5Mac …

Pegatron reportedly starting iPhone 6 mass production in Q2

Pegatron is gearing up to start mass-producing the next-generation iPhone, according to a report by <i>The Commercial Times</i>. Production of the next iPhone (or iPhones) is said to be starting in Q2, though there aren’t many more specifics available, and no indication of just how many devices will be …

LeBron James Stars in a McDonald's Commercial with Johnny Manziel, Alex Morgan

In a 36-second commercial with McDonald's, the Miami Heat's LeBron James finally gained access to an exclusive Mickey D's.<p>Interestingly, former Texas A&M quarterback and potential No. 1 overall pick Johnny Manziel earned membership before King James. So too did 24-year-old U.S. soccer star Alex …

Sixers hang tough but fall to Pacers for 21st straight loss

INDIANAPOLIS -- After Philadelphia's latest loss gave the 76ers their longest skid in franchise history, coach Brett Brown insisted he doesn't dwell …

Basketball

Shaka Smart: No apologies for A-10

RICHMOND, Va. -- Shaka Smart isn't amused by people taking shots at the strength of the Atlantic 10 Conference.<p>The Virginia Commonwealth coach said …

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Business (Canada)

The Planet Mercury Is Shrinking

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Mercury, already our smallest planet, is shrinking.<p>The news comes as NASA marks the third year of …

Apple's Healthbook will reportedly go beyond fitness to analyze your blood

<i>9to5Mac</i> reports this morning that Apple's long-rumored fitness and health-tracking app Healthbook is well on its way to reality. Designed to resemble Passbook, the ambitious app will apparently be able to analyze everything from activity and heart rate to blood oxygen levels, though it's still …

Missing Malaysian Plane Spotlights 4 Ways Aircraft Talk to the Ground

The most critical information is locked up in the aircraft's black box.<p>Mysterious disappearances of airplanes belong to age of Amelia Earhart. And yet a 250-ton jumbo jet equipped with space-age systems has been missing for six days. That's because the most critical information about the Boeing …

How Finding Debris Could Quickly Solve Mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight

After a long search, answers could come quickly. Here's how.<p>As a 12-nation hunt for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane spread out Saturday across the Indian Ocean and reached over land toward Kazakhstan in Central Asia, some experts raised the incredible possibility that a 250-ton Boeing 777 might …

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Xbox One Skype update improves chat function, adds contact filtering

The first major update to hit Xbox One's Skype app smooths out the chat experience across devices and adds contact sorting and a tutorial for first-time users, according to a post on the Skype blog.<p>The update improves the chat experience across devices, tailored to make sure users who Skype across …

'Elegance' iOS 7 Theme For iPhone Lives Up To Its Name In Every Way

Apple made a lot of aesthetic changes with iOS 7, but even though – after a notable initial resistance – most folks seem to have warmed to the …

Badger for iOS 7

Valve shows off latest Steam Controller ahead of GDC

With the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week, Valve sheds light on the development progress of the controller it plans to trot out for more player feedback.<p>After showing off a rough design update to its Steam Controller at its annual Steam Dev Days conference back in …

Game Development

U.S. officials lean toward 'those in the cockpit' behind missing flight

U.S. intelligence officials are leaning toward the theory that "those in the cockpit" -- the pilots of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 -- were responsible for the mysterious disappearance of the commercial jetliner, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the latest thinking told CNN on Saturday.<p>The …

Malaysia Airlines Jet Made 'Tactical Aviation Maneuvers': Law Enforcement Officials

U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials are focusing on the possibility that at least one of the Malaysia Airlines pilots is responsible for …