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A Remote-Controlled Birth Control Implant

You can switch it on and off. And it works for up to 16 years.<p>It's a whole new level of set it and forget it. Researchers are testing a remote-controlled implant that releases daily doses of hormonal birth control into the body, <i>MIT Technology Review</i> reports. The implant is designed to last up to 16 …

Apple Maps hits the Web to power ‘Find My iPhone’ feature

<i>Updated 12:14 p.m. ET with details on the beta release.</i><p>Apple’s home-grown mapping service now powers the company’s “Find My iPhone” feature on beta.iCloud.com.<p>When Apple Maps launched, Google continued providing mapping services for the “Find My iPhone” feature as well as for other Apple products. …

Market share of iPhone may increase as U.S. smartphone growth tails off, predicts analyst

There are early signs that Apple’s market share of the U.S. smartphone market may increase as we move through the ‘Late Majority’ phase and into ‘Laggards’, suggests Asymco’s Horace Dediu.<p>For those who weren’t paying attention in economics classes in school, new products tend to experience an …

Upsight & Grindr: Creating loyal mobile users with the power of location

Studies have shown that mobile users not only expect mobile apps to be designed for their convenience, but they also expect their apps to take advantage mobile-specific features like location.<p>Location offers a massive opportunity for mobile marketers to take advantage of real-world moments — such …

How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will | Business

Washington DC-area residents with a hankering for lion meat lost a valuable source of the (yes, legal) delicacy last year when a restaurant called …

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Man With Giant Claw Rescues Bear With Milk Can On Its Head

While this Wisconsin lumberjack's decision to assist the bear with the claw of a timber forwarder, rather than a call to the state's Department of …

​10 Villains And Evil Organizations That Badly Need P.R. Makeovers

It's never been a better time to evil. But there's one cardinal rule to being a successful bad guy and that's to pretend you <i>aren't</i> evil. No one is …

Gun control group mimics NRA tactics to pressure US political candidates

Everytown, the campaign for tighter gun laws backed by $50m from the billionaire former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, is opening 15 field offices across the country in a bid to influence November’s mid-term elections as well as the presidential race in 2016.<p>Staff are being hired in several …

N.Y. man jailed for rape revealed in stepdaughter's college essay | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday for raping his stepdaughter, who revealed the sexual abuse in a college application essay.<p>Albert Tarrats, 62, of Brooklyn appeared in State Supreme Court where he denied the claim and appealed for clemency.<p>“There …

White House 'Not Worried' About 'Optics' of Obama's Texas Trip

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Boehner: Obama lawsuit not a 'stunt'

<b>When Speaker of the House John Boehner announced on 25 June that he was planning on spearheading a congressional lawsuit against President Barack Obama for exceeding executive powers, he was met by derision from the left.</b><p>The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart called it a "huge waste of time".<p>While …

Contraception By Remote Control? Implantable Chip Nears Trials

In the not-too-distant future, an implanted microchip could be the best form of birth control. Backed by the Bill & Miranda Gates Foundation Family Planning program, MicroCHIPS is starting pre-clinical testing of a new wireless device that delivers 30 micrograms of levonorgestrel — a synthetic …

Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study

Children of same-sex parents have above average health and well-being, research by the University of Melbourne shows.<p>The research was based on data from the Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families, which involved input from 315 same-sex parents and a total of 500 children. Of these …

Prosthetics: Meet the man with 13 legs

From robotic legs to laser arms, the owners of artificial limbs are no longer content with only one replacement, as Frank Swain discovers.<p>When Jozef Metelka gets up in the morning, one of his first decisions is which leg he’ll be wearing that day. After losing his right leg in a motorbike accident …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>The rising star dishes on fame and wears the 5 freshest summer style swerves you should try.<p>By Samuel Hine2 days agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>We …

Warby Parker

Why the iPad Mini Is a Disruptive Technology

Now that the iPad Mini has been out for a while and many of us at Creative Strategies have been testing them, it is becoming clear to us that this …

You Be The Planner: Figure Out How To Grow A City Responsibly

From participatory budgets to civic engagement games, cities are coming up with all kinds of new ways to bring citizens into the planning process. And here’s another nice idea: a “housing simulator” from Auckland.<p>New Zealand’s largest city already ranks pretty highly in global quality of living …

President's Chief Technology Officer announces new round of Innovation program

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Bringing government closer to the people: It’s getting better

04/22/2013 by Christopher Nelson<p>The social media approach to the Curiosity rover was just one example of government going to infinity and beyond …

Diplomacy & Beyond — The New Digital State? Google is moving onto world...

6 Amazing Facts From an Amazing Obituary of a 'Human Computer'

When confronted with the story of Shakuntala Devi there's one question everyone asks: "How does she do it?"<p>Reuters<p><i>The New York Times</i> has up a gem of an obituary, 500 words chock-full of wonderful bits about its subject, a mathematician by the name of Shakuntala Devi, who passed away in Bangalore on …

Abortion Opponents Declare Victory After Obama Moves Planned Parenthood Speech

Anti-abortion advocates say the Kermit Gosnell case forced Obama to distance himself from Planned Parenthood. Nonsense, says Planned Parenthood.<p>WASHINGTON — Abortion opponents declared victory Wednesday when the White House announced President Obama will not address Planned Parenthood's national …

Panel backs bill to restrict gun magazines to 10 rounds

<b>AUGUSTA</b> – A state senator broke a tied committee vote Tuesday by supporting a bill to limit gun magazines to 10 rounds in Maine.<p>Senate Democrat …

Reid bill would require background checks to purchase explosives

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell not yet ready to change rules for Trump nominees The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by …

Photoshopped Colorado Mailer Blasts Voting Expansion

A conservative Colorado political organization sent photoshopped mailers warning that "felons, illegal aliens" and the dead could vote under a voting expansion bill backed by two Republican county clerks.<p>The fliers, sent by the Citizens for Free and Fair Elections to residents of two Colorado …

Log Cabin Republicans Urges GOP To 'End Its Obsession' With Opposing Gay Rights

In the advertisement, two men stare down at a miniature circus tent. "Reagan's big tent isn't what it used to be…" the caption reads. "If you don't make the tent bigger, you might as well fold it up and go home."<p>In small print underneath the cartoon, the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay-rights lobbying …