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Fasting could prevent aging and transform your body, but it goes against everything we think of as healthy

For his breakfast on July 11, 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread with butter, and a cup of black coffee. It was the first food he'd eaten in 382 days.<p>According to a report published in the Chicago Tribune, the next day he told a reporter, "I thoroly [sic] …

Holistic Medicine

Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows

The web alone is not enough<p>Today, on Chrome's fifth birthday, Google is announcing the rollout of what it's calling Chrome Apps. Don't feel bad if you're confused by the name. Chrome has been serving up web apps since 2010 when the Chrome Web Store opened up alongside the launch of the Chrome OS. …

Microsoft recovering from seven-hour long Outlook.com outage

Microsoft's Outlook.com webmail service has been suffering from sporadic outages for over seven hours today. The issues started around 10AM ET, affecting Outlook.com, the People address book of the mail service, and Microsoft's soon-to-be-renamed SkyDrive cloud storage service. The SkyDrive issues …

US phone companies are winning new TV watchers. Cable & satellite, not so much

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Cord cutting seems to be having little impact on Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) providers even as subscribers are …

Israel to hire pro-government tweeters and Facebookers

The Israeli government puts out a national call for university students to come work for its new social media project, which aims to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment.<p>Lots of college students pick up part-time jobs canvasing for different causes, politicians, or organizations. Maybe …

Social Media

Facebook is indeed a downer, another study suggests

Facebook + young people = Sadface? Dado Ruvic<p>The average U.S. resident spends a nice chunk of their life — 32 minutes daily by one estimate — on Facebook. But the question of how Facebook really makes people feel — whether we're a freshman in college, or a 45-year-old knitting enthusiast in the …

University of Michigan

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

Critics call revelation 'a stunning admission' as Google makes claim in court filing in attempt to head off class action lawsuit<p>People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in …

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

Touchscreens

Online searches hit 19.4 billion in the U.S. in July

Americans are searching at an excelling rate, according to new data by ComScore. In just one month, people carried out billions of searches, the vast majority of which were on Google.<p>More people are turning to the Internet more frequently to find out information.<p>According to new data released …

Engines

Windows 8.1 Coming as Free Download on October 17

Windows 8 users should circle October 17 on the calendar. On that day at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade …