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Russian man to undergo world's first full head transplant

Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his physical capabilities and left him dependent on a wheelchair.<p>Now he has announced his intention to become the world’s first subject of a full head transplant, so that his brain …

Our 10 Favorite Outdoor Destinations Of The Year

Adventure travel in the outdoors on a tech blog? Hey, we do occasionally use a camera. Whatever, IndefinitelyWild went to some pretty cool places …

Lenovo reports strong quarter, now #3 smartphone maker

Lenovo has announced its financial results for its second fiscal quarter, which ended September 30, 2014. Everything is looking good for the world’s largest PC vendor, not only does it now own Motorola, but as a result it became the world’s third largest smartphone maker.<p>Lenovo managed to increase …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

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Today's Internet star: Alex from Target

<b>(CNN)</b> -- If you woke up this morning, looked at Twitter and wondered, "Who the hell is Alex from Target?" you're not alone.<p>If you've been awake for a couple hours and are still wondering why #AlexFromTarget is trending ...<p>Please don't ask us to explain the Internet.<p>According to Urban Dictionary, …

Dropbox and Microsoft team up, placing Office in the cloud

Dropbox and Microsoft are partnering to integrate Microsoft Office with the cloud-storage platform more closely than any other save Microsoft’s own OneDrive service.<p>The joint venture brings Dropbox the credibility in the enterprise that it has been fighting for in recent months, while smoothing the …

Android design boss: Artificial Intelligence could help apps talk to each other

SAN FRANCISCO — Matías Duarte, Google’s vice president of design for Android, is the central figure behind Google’s “Material design” framework for making Google software look like Google software. Because of that, Duarte has become one of Google’s most recognizable faces.<p>But Duarte is facing some …

With the launch of the Microsoft Band, HealthVault moves behind the scenes

Microsoft officially entered the fitness tracker market last week with its $199 Band bracelet, as well as a new health app and a new cloud-based data storage and integration platform called Microsoft Health Service. Microsoft’s existing health platform — HealthVault — wasn’t mentioned much.<p>Some …

GT Advanced reaches amended settlement agreement with Apple, will repay up to $290,000 per furnace sold

GT Advanced announced this afternoon that it has reached an amended settlement agreement with Apple related to the sapphire crystal glass manufacturer’s recent bankruptcy filing, in which both parties have agreed to waive the condition that GT Advanced’s declaration on October 8th remain under seal …

Tinder’s CEO, co-founder Sean Rad is stepping down

Tinder’s CEO Sean Rad is out of the top role at the dating app that he helped to found over two years ago, a report says.<p>The side-swiping application …

Dropbox and Microsoft form surprise partnership for Office integration

Office mobile apps will soon seamlessly sync to Dropbox<p>Microsoft and Dropbox are teaming up today to more closely integrate Dropbox into Office. The surprise partnership will benefit Dropbox users who use Office across desktop, mobile, and the web as Microsoft’s productivity suite will soon become …

Uber Is Reportedly Pushing Its Drivers To Sign Up For 'Subprime' Auto Loans

When people sign up to drive for Uber, they sometimes don't have their own car or a car nice enough to drive by Uber's standards. Some of these drivers don't have good credit, either.<p>Uber needs drivers, so in order to ensure everyone who wants to drive for the company is able to do so, Uber has a …

Google Launches Managed Service For Running Docker-Based Applications On Its Cloud Platform

Google today announced the alpha launch of Google Container Engine, a new managed service for building and running Docker container-based applications on its cloud platform.<p>Docker is probably the hottest technology in developer circles these days — it’s almost impossible to have a discussion with a …

Amazon Begins Extending Prime-Member Perks to Other Shopping Sites

"Prime could be the VIP pass to the Internet.”<p>Can Amazon Prime become the VIP pass for the rest of the web?<p>For the first time since launching its Prime membership program in 2005, Amazon is extending some of the club’s perks to its members as they shop on other big shopping sites around the Web. …

Chronic Fatigue Might Be All In Your Head (Literally)

For years, people with chronic fatigue have been told they’re acting like whiny hypochondriacs. That’s because there are a lot of symptoms that go with being really really tired, including joint pain, headaches, digestive problems, and abnormal blood pressure. The way these things vary from person …

This Mom Completely Butchers The Story Of ‘Inception’ And It’s Pretty Great

Austin-based filmmaker Joe Nicolosi, AKA YouTuber “pixelspersecond” and the director of <i>Hell No</i>, hit the viral video jackpot last year with the video “The Matrix Retold by Mom.” The basic gist of the video was that his mom had never seen the classic Keanu Reeves action blockbuster <i>The Matrix</i>, so he …

Why Do Obese Women Earn Less Than Thin Women (and Obese Men)?

For more than two decades, economists have noticed that obesity has a, well, weighty impact on income, particularly for women. A well-known 2004 study, for example, found that a 65-pound increase in a woman’s weight is associated with a 9-percent drop in wages — an obesity penalty equivalent to …