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Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

Heroin dealer testifies about Silk Road sales

NEW YORK – The dark side of Ross William Ulbricht's alleged role as the Silk Road mastermind entered his criminal trial Wednesday via a heroin dealer who testified he used the drug-trafficking site to sell the drug to scores of other "dopesick" addicts across the country.<p>Michael Duch, 40, a stocky …

Myo partners with DJ Armin Van Buuren to make beautiful, gesture-controlled music

Thalmic Lab's gesture-control Myo armband is still adding potential applications to its portfolio, in preparation for when consumer models start shipping -- which really could be any day now. The latest? A stage show spectacular.<p>The company has partnered with its first musician, Grammy-nominated DJ …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

Law firm that won Toyota safety settlement targets Takata air bags

The law firm that negotiated a $1.6-billion class action settlement with Toyota in the 2013 sudden acceleration case -- and just filed suit against General Motors over that company's faulty ignition switch -- is now targeting Takata air bags and Honda.<p>The Washington firm of Hagens Berman Sobol …

Bezos: The Grinch that stole Amazon's Xmas

<i>You're a mean one, Mr. Bezos. You really are a drone. Your Fire Phone's unpopular. Your cloud biz bleeds red ink. Mr. Bezos. Your ship looks like it is really starting to sink!</i><p>Yup. Amazon's lousy third-quarter results and weak fourth-quarter outlook has made CEO Jeff Bezos a Grinch to …

Wall Street finally turning on Amazon as Bezos magic fades | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet.<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talks about his company's new Fire smartphone at a news conference in Seattle, Washington June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Redmond/Files<p>The company that for …

Google VP Breaks High-Altitude Skydiving Record

Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old computer scientist heretofore known for his work as a senior vice president at Google, has broken the world record for high-altitude skydiving, set just two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.<p>“It was amazing,” Eustace told the <i>New York Times</i>. “It was beautiful. You could see …

Google exec sets a new record for highest-altitude jump (video)

Move over Felix Baumgartner -- just two years after the daredevil's record setting 128,000 foot Red Bull Stratos space jump, Google VP Alan Eustace has topped it. <i>The New York Times</i> reports Eustace rode a balloon 135,908 feet above New Mexico and dove back to Earth, opting for just a specially …

New Google Calendar app seasonal backgrounds ready for download

It used to be that some of the worst looking backgrounds you could put on your device were the default images provided by app developers, your phone manufacturer or the operating system itself. When turning to third party sources for great looking imagery, Google Calendar may not have been high on …

How to Create a Black Background Anywhere with this Photography Trick

Many portrait photographers dream of owning a studio with all the bells and whistles. However, some photographers who work on-location in …

Here's 20 Startling Images Invisible To The Naked Eye

When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here's 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

89 Photographs and Stories That You Will Love

Another terrific week in the world of photography has just passed us by and Toad Hollow Photography has been active all week looking for the very …