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Microsoft Will Pay You To Trade In Your MacBook Air For A Surface Pro 3

The company is offering $650 in store credit when you trade in certain MacBook Air models and purchase a Surface Pro 3 between June 20 and July 31. The Airs need to be in working condition, of course, but Microsoft didn't indicate which models are eligible.<p>The Surface Pro 3 costs between $799 and …

Guess The Country Where You Have To Work The Most To Afford An iPhone

An iPhone is a much larger expense in some countries other than the U.S. Here we break down how many hours it would take factory workers in 11 countries around the world to work in order to afford an iPhone 5S.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein and Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Extreme sports drone follows you for gnarly aerial filming

An autonomous drone for filming extreme sports has smashed its $50,000 (£30,000) Kickstarter target in less than 24 hours, raising over $250,000 …

Microwave Helmet Could Diagnose Strokes As Patients Ride To Hospital

When a stroke hits, brain cells perish at an alarming rate. The faster a patient gets treatment, the less likely it is that he or she will suffer permanent damage.<p>But to pick the right treatment, doctors must find the underlying cause of the stroke fast.<p>Most strokes occur when a clot blocks blood …

You Can Now Register a .UK Domain, Saving Three Keystrokes

It’s always been a little bit odd that if you want a French domain you get .fr and if you want a German domain, you get a .de Web address, but if you wanted a UK domain, you were stuck with .co.uk – an altogether more unwieldy answer.<p>Well, from today that’s no longer the case – you can opt for …

Here are the 32 countries Google Maps won’t draw borders around

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Google may be standing up to government surveillance, but on Google Maps it shies away from conflict.<p>The company displays the borders of 32 states differently than the other 162 members of the United Nations. Many of these countries have long had disputed borders or are …

For the best sound quality, does the format really matter?

High-resolution audio is frequently touted as the best possible way to experience music. Maybe, but I also think that standard resolution CDs and 320 MP3s, ALAC, and FLAC files can sound good, really good. Before we dive into the numbers I want to make the point that sound quality is first …

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Nostalgia: Why it is good for you

The past is not just a foreign country, but also one we are all exiled from. Like all exiles, we sometimes long to return. That longing is called nostalgia.<p>Whether it is triggered by a photograph, a first kiss or a treasured possession, nostalgia evokes a particular sense of time or place. We all …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

17 Free Travel Apps to Make Your Summer Vacay a Snap

Making a globetrotter happy — there’s an app for that. A few years ago we wouldn’t have attempted any trip without an arsenal of maps, travel guides and emergency gear, but today we all depend on our tech to make traveling an easy and hassle-free experience. Whether you’re booking your next flight …

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This Wearable Will Improve Your Golf Game

The Zepp golf sensor was made to analyze and improve your golf game. Since my swing leaves a lot to be desired, I consider myself the perfect …

How To Land A Plane If The Pilot Has A Heart Attack

Here is what to do if you are on a commercial flight where a) both of your pilots become incapacitated and b) you are the one who decides to step up to the plate and land the thing.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI: On Facebook</b>

These Watercolors Distill Superheroes to Their Very Essence

Blule's work artfully captures superheroes in just a few colors. Splatters, drips, and the bleed of colors into each other gives a fantastic sense of …

Plants Talk. Plants Listen. Here's How

They don't have eyes. Or ears. Or what we would call a nervous system. But plants can talk. And they listen. Let me show you how.<p>First, we'll need a plant eater. This one's perfect: It's an aphid, a hungry little critter who loves to munch on fresh, green leaves ...<p>Next, we arrange lunch. We choose …

Why Is There No Pill For 'Asian Glow'?

Plus, why Esquire's consequence-free drinking method sounds like total bunk.<p>Between the two of us, my roommate and I have the, uhh, digestive problems that are more common in people of East Asian descent. She's lactose intolerant. I get so-called "Asian glow" when I drink alcohol. But at least when …

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Photoshopped Portraits Paint a Creepy and Cuddly Picture of Infamous World Leaders

What happens when you use a generous dose of juxtaposition in combination with some digital retouching skills? You end up with a rather humorous …

33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed

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Stopping Link Rot: Aiming To End A Virtual Epidemic

Just about anyone who's gone online has encountered the message: "Error 404" or page "Not Found." It's what you see when a link is broken or dead — when the resource is no longer available.<p>It happens all across the Internet, on blogs, news websites, even links cited in decisions by the Supreme …

Tech startup Operation Underground Railroad is saving kids from human traffickers

<i>Update 3/18/2015: Added a clarification about the origin of the Child Protection System (CPS).</i><p>Operation Underground Railroad chief executive and founder Tim Ballard walked into the Imperial County Sheriff’s office Thursday night with a young blond woman in tow.<p>In a meeting room, Ballard, 38, and …

Ondot Card Control brings Find My iPhone features to your wallet

"Banks are thinking about this as a slam dunk."<p>Vaduvur Bharghavan, Ondot co-founder and CEO

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Think Dirty App Reveals Just How Toxic Certain Beauty Products Are

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Starre Vartan:</i><p>I'm really not sure why we live in a world where living healthfully is so difficult and complicated (wouldn't making healthy choices easy save us the time, pain, and money illness causes?). But we do. For now, if you want to avoid toxins and chemicals in …

Man, 21, falls to death near Snowdon summit

<b>A 21-year-old man has fallen to his death on Snowdon, say North Wales Police.</b><p>The alarm was raised shortly after 17:00 BST on Friday when police were told a man had fallen close to the summit.<p>Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey were scrambled to the …

Everest avalanche leaves Sherpas counting dead and considering future

Chechhee Sherpa was cooking dinner when her husband called from Everest. Just 23, Abiral Rai was working for the first time on the mountain, carrying loads for his New Zealand client in preparation for an attempt on the summit in May. He told Chechhee that he would be up at 2am on Friday to climb …

Wikipedia Use Could Give Insights To The Flu Season

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/17/2014 05:50 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study.<p>Researchers created a new …

Glycosylation, Hypogammaglobulinemia, and Resistance to Viral Infections

Abstract<p>Genetic defects in <i>MOGS,</i> the gene encoding mannosyl-oligosaccharide glucosidase (the first enzyme in the processing pathway of N-linked …

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Android did not support touchscreens until iPhone release, documents show

Android mobile phone software did not add support for touchscreen technology until Apple released its iPhone model, according to documents released as part of the Apple vs Samsung patent trial.<p>The “Android Project Software Functional Requirements” document detailed Android’s supported hardware …

This robotic printer fits on the palm of your hand and trundles around your documents

Printers are a problem. They’re difficult to use, they cost the earth to run and contrary to the any-time-any-place attitude of smartphones and …

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Kids With Rare Disease May Hold Secret to Stopping Viruses

A brother and sister with an extremely rare genetic condition have a stunning ability to fight off viruses — an ability that could lead to a new family of antiviral drugs.<p>Their bodies stop viruses from building a protective shell, which leaves viruses "naked" and vulnerable, researchers report in …

How and when to upgrade your Mac's RAM

While most Macs ship with between 4GB and 16GB of RAM, sometimes the lower end of this range may not be enough for your uses. If your system is running low on RAM, you will experience slowdowns when launching programs, loading documents, and otherwise using your system.<p>If your system is low on RAM, …

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