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Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

Muscle tone, endurance, memory, and smell improve in elderly mice infused with blood from younger mice<p>In what could have profound implications for understanding the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing elderly mice with the blood of young mice can reverse …

3D-printed cast uses ultrasound to speed healing

<i>(Credit: A' Design Awards)</i><p><b>A stylish-looking 3D-printed cast for broken bones uses an ultrasonic pulse generator to help stimulate the growth of new</b> …

Remembering BASIC on its 50th birthday

Nowadays, "basic" has a very different and derogatory <i>Urban Dictionary</i>-style meaning. Fifty years ago on this very day, however, it was the name given to a new computer-programming language born in a Dartmouth College basement. Devised initially by a group of the school's undergraduates and …

Traffic light hackers can cause road chaos

The hacker in the <i>Italian Job</i> did it spectacularly. So did the fire sale team in <i>Die Hard 4.0</i>. But can hackers really hijack traffic lights to cause …

Dude, where's my car? Google Now knows

A small update tucked into the Google Search app for Android on Thursday gives the Google Now personal assistant the memory powers suburban America has been waiting for: it remembers where you parked your car.<p>The car locator feature will remember your car's location and set a card to remind you. It …

Google uses secret Android deals for illegal search monopoly, lawsuit claims

Google(s goog) requires Samsung, HTC and other mobile device makers that use the Android operating system to reserve prime screen real estate for the …

Facebook, Oculus hit with legal challenge over rights to Rift tech

The deal that would officially bring Oculus VR under the helm of Facebook after a $2 billion acquisition last month has yet to close. But both the virtual reality headset maker and its soon-to-be owner are facing a complicated legal challenge from ZeniMax, the former employer of a high-profile …

Google opens Play Store merchant registration to eight new territories

Today, Google opened Google Play merchant registration for eight new territories. Developers residing in Greece, Luxembourg, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam can now apply for a merchant account with Google Play, which will allow them to collect money for paid apps in …

Kaltura buys Tvinci to become the Swiss army knife of video platforms

Open-source video platform Kaltura has purchased pay TV service startup Tvinci, the companies announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Tvinci’s white-label platform offers paid-TV providers with over-the-top (OTT) TV services to deliver linear and on-demand TV content through …

White House Report Warns Of 'Big Data' Abuses

Security<p>The White House has published the results of a 90-day inquiry into the benefits and challenges of "big data" in our increasingly information-driven era, addressing everything from tornado tracking to health care fraud.<p>The report (PDF), commissioned by President Barack Obama in January, …

Beats Music Comes to the iPad

Beats Music, the latest entrant in the music streaming space, added an iPad version of its app in an update that rolled out to users Thursday.<p>The …

LinkedIn beats estimates, but stock falls on disappointing sales forecast

Linked posted slightly better sales and earnings in the first quarter but the professional social network's shares still fell in after-hours trading after a revenue forecast that disappointed expectations.<p>The company spooked investors with a revenue forecast of $500 million to $505 million in the …

CDC: Hundreds of thousands of Americans die unnecessarily every year

Health disparities in the U.S. lead to hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths each year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>If all Americans had equal access to the best preventive care currently available somewhere in the country, roughly 20% to 40% of …