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Coming up next in personalized medicine: 3D printed drugs

Over the past decade, 3D printing has been blurring boundaries between imagination and fabrication.<p>Developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), computer-aided 3D-printing technology has opened up exciting and revolutionary new possibilities in customized medicines.<p>As MIT licensed …

Add a Flipboard Profile Badge to Your Website

Flipboard profile badges are now available for bloggers, partners and fans. You can choose from a variety of simple logos in different sizes, shapes and colors.<p>Visit https://share.flipboard.com/ to get started.<p>Scroll to the “BADGE” portion of the page. Select your preferred color and shape, then …

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An accurate and affordable on-ear headphone? It does exist

Here's an under the radar pick for an outstanding headphone, where the price/sound quality ratio definitely qualify as excellent. The Noontec Zoro II HD on-ear headphone's winning sonic neutrality allows it to play well with all music genres.<p>Then there's the bass, the Zoro II HD's low-end is nice …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Delsey's luggage weighs itself, charges phones, knows the weather

CES was flooded with a bunch of "internet of things" for the home, but frequent travelers will likely appreciate this connected luggage better. Leading luggage maker Delsey has been working on a connected suitcase called Pluggage for the past two years and has recently tested a working prototype, …

Big health data will turn over responsibility from doctor to patient

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Humana.</i><p>Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, used to point out that from the dawn of civilization to 2003 there were a total of one billion gigabytes of data. That seems an eon ago. Now the same amount of data is created almost every day with more …

Digital Health

Inflatable incubator aims to help save premature babies

He is only in his early 20s, a recent graduate from Loughborough University, but James Roberts has been named the international winner of this year’s James Dyson award. He receives £30,000 in prize money to help develop a low-cost inflatable incubator for prematurely born babies.<p>Roberts, 23, hopes …

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

You'll Soon Be Able to Detect Cancer Using Your Smartphone

I spoke to the people behind a device that hopes to simplify the detection of cancer and other diseases.<p><i>Left to right: Jorge Soto, Chief Technology Officer at Miroculus, Foteini Christodoulou, Chief Science Officer, and Alejandro Tocigl, CEO</i><p>The thing about cancer is that you need to catch it early. …

This everlasting battery is made from recycled vanadium and ready to plug in

After a decade of development, a $100 million in funding, and some twists and turns (including a name change), Silicon Valley startup Imergy Power …

Enevo’s Waste Bins Sensors Attract $8M Funding From Earlybird And Draper Associates

You’ve heard of the Internet of Things. Well how about the Internet of Shit? Enevo is a startup which has created a ‘sensor-based’ waste collection system to track… yes, you get the idea. It’s today announced $8 million of funding from Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, …

How To Build A Large Following On Google Plus (And Why You Should)

Google Plus is the Rodney Dangerfield of social networks: “it don’t get no respect.” I used to have little interest in it myself until I started experimenting with it earlier this year, and now I am duly impressed. In my case, I don’t use it for personal purposes, but as another unique social …

Remedy Bets That Google Glass Will Find Its Sweet Spot In The Medical Industry

While Google Glass has generated a healthy debate over privacy, etiquette and whether the device will ever gain broader acceptance in society, there are some obvious specialty use cases for Glass.<p>Remedy, a startup founded by two sisters who are a Thiel fellow and medical student, is betting that …

Not just for fitness geeks: health wearables will transform healthcare as we know it.

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Mobile Programming.</i><p>Heard of the quantified-self movement? It’s what most people associate with health wearables. And if you’re not part of it, you probably think it’s limited to fitness geeks, using wristband trackers from the likes of Jawbone, …