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Alzheimer's: Simple blood test could speed up diagnosis

Dr Eric Karran from Alzheimer's Research UK says that a blood test to test for the disease is good news for treatment but it may not be widely available to the public<p>British scientists have identified a set of <b>10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's</b> and call this an …

Dementia

iCloak Stik Aims To Put Robust Online Privacy In The Hands Of The Many, Not The Few

Meet iCloak Stik: a plug and play device that’s being designed to make robust online privacy accessible to the many not the few — by enabling an average computer user to route their browsing via the Tor or I2P anonymizing networks so it can’t be tracked.<p>The device will also let users select a …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

HP’s The Machine project could one day bring us smartphones with 100TB of memory

Memristor based wafer<p>HP Android devices, such as the Slate 7 tablet or the Slate 21 PC, aren’t exactly known for their good looks and amazing specifications. But HP could still secure a place for itself in the history of Android if it manages to turn The Machine into reality.<p>The Machine project is …

Mobile Devices

Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance

Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile phone groups, has revealed the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen to all conversations on its networks, saying they are widely used in some of the 29 countries in which it operates in Europe and beyond.<p>The company has …

Google and Nest may move into home security by buying out Dropcam

The battle for the smart home could soon be heating up<p>Google is reportedly planning a move into home security through Nest, its recent $3.2 billion acquisition that has put a high-tech spin on thermostats and smoke alarms. The company has considered acquiring connected camera startup Dropcam, …

Mushroom Larb (Thai Mushroom Lettuce Wraps)

Lately…<p>I cannot stay awake in shavasana for.the.life.of.me.<p>I’m considering making a Warby Parker purchase and doing the glasses thing. (Thoughts???)<p>I …

Apple releases iAd Producer 4.2 with full-screen iPhone banner support

Following a series of software releases over the last week including OS X 10.9.3, iTunes 11.2, Safari 7.0.4, and Podcasts for iOS, Apple has tonight released a point update to its iAd Producer software in the developer center. The previous update to the software was released earlier this year in …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Nadella's Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn't Dare

When Satya Nadella settled into the U.S. at age 20, he had a problem. The Indian emigre wanted a master’s in computer science as fast as possible, so he could dash into America’s booming tech sector. But cash was tight and his undergraduate preparation, back in Mangalore, was patchy. In 1988 …

Judge denies Gmail search warrant, notes “Technorati are … everywhere”

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A federal judge in Silicon Valley took the unusual step last week of rejecting a routine email search request, and suggested …

What's Wrong With Sounding Like a Gay Man?

You wouldn't know David Thorpe was gay. Depending on your perspective, you might guess metrosexual. He wears trendy jeans and a looped scarf; he …

New Google Glass advert is the most heart-warming video you'll watch all day

Video Loading<p>Google Glass have released a touching new film which shows how the invention can capture a golden moment forever.<p>The high tech device is …

3D Printing: Everything You Need to Know in 2 Minutes

3D printing is changing the way we produce objects, from tools and toys, to clothing, and even body parts. Recently, giant 3D printers in China were …

China is reportedly thinking about building a bullet train that reaches America

China already has the world’s longest high-speed rail network. And the country aims to more than double the amount of high-speed railway by 2015 from the existing 10,000 km (6,000 miles) to 19,000 km—and eventually 25,000km by 2020. Officials want to build everything from an undersea railway tunnel …

China

Take An Architectural Tour On The Thames

Open City is best known as the brains behind the annual Open House weekend. During the rest of the year, the charity is busy organising architectural …

Bankers, house prices … and hedgehogs: the capital as you have never seen it before

The London Mapper website, launched today, gives a stark illustration of the city's social, political and demographic dividing lines • The dimensions that shape London – mapped<p>It is a London that few have seen before. Hundreds of impenetrable sets of data about the capital – its people, property, …

WhatsApplebees: Lunch with America's hottest chain-restaurant app

When news broke Friday of WhatsApplebees, an Applebee's-exclusive networking app, we were pretty pumped. A place for us to network with like-minded Steak Quesadilla Tower lovers sounds like it deserves a permanent place on the dock of our iPhone (move over email!). Anxious, of course, to take it …

FDA approves a life-like prosthetic arm from the man who invented the Segway

After years of testing, the FDA today approved a new type of prosthetic arm that its makers claim will bring a whole new level of control to amputees. Known as the "Luke" arm or DEKA Arm System, Segway inventor Dean Kamen has been involved in its development and unlike existing prosthetics, it can …

Apple Said To Be In Talks To Acquire Beats For $3.2 Billion

<i>Image via Beats By Dre</i><p>According to a person close to the source, Apple is said to be in talks to purchase Beats Electronics for as much as $3.2 Billion, the <i>New York Times</i> reports. While negotiations have yet to be confirmed, the source claims that the two companies are currently talking and that a …

Streaming

Massive Google Maps Update for iOS, Android Includes Uber Integration

Google just pushed out a massive update to its Google Maps app for iOS and Android.<p>The new Google Maps app is chock full of features including lane …

50 Must-Have iPad Apps

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Women's Health

LG launches fridges, washers and cookers that chat

<b>A new LG text chat service allows fridge owners to see what food is inside as well as controlling other home appliances from the company.</b><p>The app can only be used to do this in South Korea, but LG said it planned to extend it to the US and other markets at a later date.<p>Samsung has already released …

Smart Homes

One in five students ‘takes smart drugs’ for studying to improve academic performance

More than a fifth of students admit to taking ‘smart drugs’ to stay awake and study longer, according to a survey.<p>They are turning to prescription …

How to Get the Most Out of the New Google Maps

Google Maps rolled out a massive update that added better offline maps, improved navigation and Uber integration.<p>But while the update is huge, many …

Mozilla’s crazy plan to fix net neutrality and turn broadband into a utility – and why it could work

Advertisement<p>39 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom illustration<p>Well here’s an interesting twist on the net neutrality debate. Mozilla, the open source foundation …

New Yorker named world's oldest man: ‘It's not like it’s the Nobel Prize’

Alexander Imich, who was born in Poland in 1903, escaped the Holocaust and a Soviet gulag before moving to US, downplays milestone as he is officially recognised as the oldest living man<p>A 111-year-old New Yorker who has been officially named as the world’s oldest man has downplayed the title, …