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Doctors Lean Toward Introducing Allergenic Foods To Kids Early

It's an anxiety that lots of us parents live with: With all the talk about the high rates of food allergies, will <i>my</i> baby or toddler be next?<p>There's a lot that doctors are still trying to understand about how to treat food allergies in kids. But a committee of experts from the American Academy of …

How to cut the Google cord

When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.<p>As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than it was worth, so I switched to another Webmail service. Now the Gmail address is receive-only.<p>Likewise, back in July I tested two free services that …

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The iPhone 5C Is All About Building Share For 16:9 Screen

Will the “cheaper” iPhone really be all that cheap? If not, what is the real motivation for splitting Apple‘s traditionally unitary product line? Older-model iPhones have been the defacto “cheap” iPhones in the developing world. What is the benefit of addressing that market directly? Increasing the …

Sanjay Gupta: Only 6 Percent Of Marijuana Research Considers Medical Benefits

It's impressive researchers have managed to conduct even that many studies.<p>Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN's chief medical correspondent, is officially down with weed. In an article for CNN, the well-known medical personality apologized for dismissing the scientific value of medical marijuana …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

The iPhone's 'tri-tone' text message alert was made for a 90s MP3 player

Ah, Apple origin stories. We've heard about the Swiss railway company behind Apple's Clock app, the inspiration for the iOS Calculator, the voice of Siri, and now, we know about the unlikely inventor of the omnipresent "tri-tone" alert sound popularized by iTunes and the iPhone.<p>"I was looking for …

Why iTunes Radio could be worth a small fortune for Apple

It's easy to forget that the largest music retailer in the world isn't Amazon, it's Apple: the iTunes Music Store is now 10 years old and has more …

iOS 7 is the essence of less

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.<p>And if simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.<p>The most powerful man in the room doesn’t need a loud voice. The securely rich don’t need to flaunt their wealth. The cool kids are the ones who aren’t trying to be cool. …

WWDC: The 6 things worth talking about

<i>Francisco Inchauste is a designer, writer, and human, apparently in that order.</i><p>Of all the announcements made this week at the Apple’s WWDC, the one to get the biggest reaction was the redesign of iOS. It’s the biggest change since the iPhone debut in 2008 and it definitely is “polarizing” as John …

Gutcheck raises $4M to prevent epic product fails

Booze-flavored toothpaste, lawn darts, and funky colored ketchup may initially have seemed like good ideas, but these ultimately proved to be epic product fails.<p>Gutcheck has raised $4 million to helps brands prevent these types of disasters. Gutcheck is a on-demand market research community where …

Android Lost Controls Your Stolen Phone, Even After You've Lost It

Android: Most phone recovery apps require you install the app before you lose the phone or it gets stolen. Android Lost, however, can be remotely …

Team picks apart structure of HIV’s shell

<b>U. PITTSBURGH (US) —</b> The first description of the 4-million-atom structure of the HIV’s capsid, or protein shell, could lead to new ways to fight the …

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Tim Cook's Interview At D11 Sets Low Expectations For Apple In 2013

Tuesday evening, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg interviewed Tim Cook, Apple CEO, at the D11 conference. What inferences can be made for Apple through the end of 2013 from Tim Cook’s commentary?<p><b>Apple still cares more about creating the best product, not selling the most products.</b> The inference here …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

95% Android game piracy experience highlights app theft challenge

Android‘s problem with app piracy remains a key issue for developers, anecdotal figures suggest, with rates of stolen Android software outnumbering …

Almost Flat: The Future of iOS Design?

‘Completely flat’, ‘like Android’, ‘Microsoft-flat’ etc., etc., etc. The talk about how Apple are going to ‘flatten out’ their UI style has set the …

Sallie Mae Profit Boosts College Endowments And Pension Funds As Students Pay More

University endowments and teachers’ pension funds are among big investors in Sallie Mae, the private lender that has been generating enormous profits thanks to soaring student debt and the climbing cost of education, a Huffington Post review of financial documents has revealed.<p>The previously …

Solar Panels Now Make More Electricity Than They Use

And by 2020, the solar industry will have completely "paid back" the energy it took to produce the world's panels.<p>Solar panels make energy, but they take energy to make, too. And, until about 2010 or so, the solar panel industry used more electricity than it produced, according to a new analysis. …

What 100 Years Look Like

Portraits of centenarians<p><b>Portraits of Happy Thoughts</b><p>Outside of that Smuckers-sponsored Willard Scott segment on the <i>Today Show</i> and the occasional hyperbolic news item on the rise of STDs in rest homes, we rarely see imagery of people over a certain age -- unless they're famous, and being trotted out …