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FDA approves the first generic copy of a costly biotech drug

The copycat medicine is meant to increase competition in the field<p>For the first time ever today, the FDA approved the use of a copy of a costly biotech medicine, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The "quasi-generic" drug could be the first step towards shrinking the US's $375 billion in yearly drug …

Now You Can Smell Your Video Games, Too

But ... you really shouldn't.<p>Maybe John Waters predicted the wave of the future when he included scratch 'n' sniff cards with tickets to his film <i>Polyester.</i> Introducing: Feelreal, the virtual reality app for your olfactory senses.<p>It's an addition to the Oculus Rift unit, which can produce (somewhat) …

Samsung's Curved All-In-One PC Lands March 8 for $1,299

Samsung’s ATIV One 7 Curved was announced at CES, and will finally be going on sale this Sunday for $1,299.<p>While there are plenty of curved HDTVs and monitors already on the market, this is the first all-in-one curved PC. And if you have a Samsung smartphone, you can pair the two for one-tap music …

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Two Galaxy S6 Smartphones Confirmed By Carrier

Few smartphones generate as much interest as iPhones, but the Samsung Galaxy S range is easily next in line. Unfortunately for Samsung it also suffers the same Swiss cheese security as Apple and following major leak after major leak its plans to step in a brave new direction have now been spoilt by …

Air Force Worried No One Wants To Be A Drone Pilot

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force is exploring ways to make being a drone pilot a more desirable occupation, as it faces operators who feel overstressed and underappreciated.<p>Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James briefed reporters on the situation Thursday at the Pentagon, saying these pilots are under …

US federal agent describes capture of alleged Silk Road founder

A federal agent told jurors he covertly became an employee of the website Silk Road, chatting with its operator about “damn regulators” minutes before authorities arrested the man they believe ran the online black market.<p>Jared Der-Yeghiayan, a US Department of Homeland Security special agent, …

U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation's birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday.<p>The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The …

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“You sat in the splash zone”: The messy truth about breast-feeding

<b>(hotboiled via iStock)</b><p>I loved breast-feeding, but let’s not romanticize it. For me, it involved comedy, a new immodesty — and attachment<p>Kathleen Founds<p>October 19, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Breast-feeding advocates (and I count myself in their number) are eager to evangelize. We promote the image of a …

These beautiful objects symbolize human contact using cold, hidden machinery

Ask anyone who's tried maintaining a long-distance relationship: it's <i>hard</i>, and video chats, text messages and phone calls don't always satisfy our emotional needs. A lot of human relations are indirect, subtle actions of body language or behavior that aren't easily captured in video or text. …

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

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Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength, thickness of 10 smartphones (hands-on)

Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pair of rugged Toughpad smartphones in tow. You can't mistake them, despite their identical looks, …

Blackphone: an Android phone that puts privacy first

This is Blackphone. It's a smartphone born out of a growing desire for privacy, as months of leaks have proven that agencies like the NSA are monitoring our communications. It runs Android, which many might perceive as a relatively insecure mobile operating system; its makers, however, have made …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

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PS4 to receive more than 100 games this year

PlayStation 4 owners can expect the launch of more than 100 games this year, Sony announced during a recent press event.<p>"Virtually all" of these titles will run natively in 1080p, said Sony Computer Entertainment vice president of marketing John Koller, including games such as <i>Thief, Minecraft,</i> …

Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public.<p>Jesus Ernesto …

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Technology Must Prevent Texting While Driving, Say Doctors

Note: DO NOT read this story on your cellphone while driving.<p>Cellphones are responsible for a quarter of all accidents in the U.S. Texting is particularly bad, since it serves as both a mental and visual distraction. One study found that texting makes an accident up to 23 times more likely. Enough …

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Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

"Modern Love" Editor Worries About Love in the Internet Age in New Tome

A meditation on the life cycle of amour in all its florid variations is distilled from a decade of impassioned correspondence with thousands of ardent lovers.<p>I read somewhere that the ancient Greeks sent condolence cards to friends who had fallen madly in love—such a state was a madness, they …

US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on to America's regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks -- networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal requirement. The FCC isn't necessarily such a stickler for …

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Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

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