Ibrahim Rahman

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The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Bionic hand gives amputee real feeling – video report

A bionic hand that allows the wearer to experience genuine feeling has been developed in Switzerland. The prosthetic limb returns the sensation of touch to users by connecting sensors to nerves in their arm. The first tester, amputee Dennis Sorensen, says he is delighted with the invention

These 3-D Printed Covers Make Prosthetics Stylish

Making prosthetics something to show off to the world, not something to hide.<p>A typical prosthetic leg looks pretty utilitarian–a thin metal or carbon fiber pylon rod that, unsurprisingly, many amputees would rather hide under clothing than show off. But why shouldn’t prosthetics look as good as any …

What Should You Do With the World’s Most Powerful Laser? Study Proteins, Naturally

Forget about making James Bond wince or shooting down drones, scientists have found a much more appropriate use for the world’s most powerful laser — …

Huawei's Talkband B1 has pop-out Bluetooth headset (hands-on)

Gallery: Huawei's Talkband B1 has pop-out Bluetooth headset (hands-on)<p>Gallery: Huawei's Talkband B1 has pop-out Bluetooth headset (hands-on)<p>+ 8<p>+ 7<p>+ …

Dual-screen YotaPhone has a second shot at greatness

If you caught our review of the YotaPhone at the end of last year, you'll know we were cautious about recommending it -- in fact, we said it was probably safer to hold out for a second-gen device. Well, here's a surprise: that replacement is already at the prototype stage and it brings some big …

Aquard.io: You Can Watch, And Feed, These Real Fish Live On The Internet

No matter how many cool pictures of supernova and robot clocks it contains, there are some things that the Internet just isn't very good …

Glove's new Android app finds the best cellphone carrier near you

Finding a reliable cellphone carrier is tricky when even a regional performance test can't prove that you'll get a good signal in your neighborhood. That's where Glove's new Android beta comes into play. The app monitors the areas where you use your phone the most, comparing them with crowdsourced …

Meet your next potential iPhone keyboard: Fleksy is now open to all developers

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Fleksy<p>Have you ever used a great third-party keyboard on an Android(s goog) device and wished for the same experience …

What's up with Facebook?

As Facebook purchases WhatsApp, the social network just got a lot more social, says Matt Warman. But what's next?<p>Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $19bn has prompted many to suggest it's a deal that proves we're now definitely in a dotcom bubble - if London feels divorced from the rest of the UK, …

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Will Facebook ruin WhatsApp?

Can Mark Zuckerberg resist the temptation to ruin a wonderful thing, asks Rhiannon Williams<p>"No ads! No games! No gimmicks!". That's the mantra of Jan Koum, cofounder of WhatsApp, the instant messaging cross-platform mobile service Facebook has just purchased for $19 billion. It's the biggest tech …

Apps

Oral-B smart toothbrush will make sure you're following your dentist's advice

Two can play the smartphone-savvy toothbrush game, it seems. Procter & Gamble tells <i>Reuters</i> that it's releasing an Oral-B toothbrush (pictured above) that, like its Kolibree rival, will talk to your smartphone via Bluetooth to show how well you're cleaning your teeth. Dentists will play a more …

The Best Internships For 2014

All too many interns, all over the country, will spend the summer stapling stacks of papers and fetching coffee for little or no pay. But a lucky handful will be engaged in much more valuable, challenging and educational work.<p>Glassdoor, a social jobs and career community, just uncovered the Top 25 …

How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre - in pictures

The LSE's profile-raising new student centre by O'Donnell and Tuomey is a quietly impressive 'red brick Eiger' built to real old-school standards of design and construction

NASA Has Determined Where The Mysterious Jelly-Doughnut Rock On Mars Came From

Scientists have confirmed that a strange-looking Mars rock, called "Pinnacle Island," that suddenly and inexplicably popped up in a photograph taken by the Opportunity rover came from a larger piece of rock nearby. The larger rock, known as "Stuart Island," was chipped by one of the rover's wheels …

Wellograph Is An Excellent Watch With An Activity Tracker and a Heart Monitor

Wearables are becoming popular day-by-day. There are many decent smartwatches available in the market, such as Pebble, Galaxy Gear, Toq and many more.<p>…

Fitness Technology

iPad Air Has The Best Battery Life, According to a Study

There’s no shortage of tablets in the market, catering different price points. But, which tablet in the market offers the best battery life?<p>According …

Gear & Gadgets

This iQi Hack Shows Why Apple Hasn’t Bothered With Wireless Charging

iQi is a hardware add-on that brings the tech Apple hasn’t — wireless charging (using the Qi standard) — to your iPhone without the need to put it in a bulky case. Think of it as akin to Bill Gates’ quest for sensation enhancing graphene condoms. Or, er, having some cake and eating it.<p>The slender …

Amazon electric fish inspire underwater robotics

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1053000/1053390_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524688304_7824363dcc2049e3743cb4c715244051<p><b>Electric fish from South America are opening up new ideas in robotics.</b><p>Ghost knifefish, as they are known, put a small current through …

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My quest to fix a broken iPad

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1053000/1053116_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524688111_3771674b71bcf636a4ffc21fe290eae3<p><b>Considering our reliance on smartphones and tablets, and their susceptibility to being cracked, it's surprising there hasn't been more of an</b> …

Apple Store

LG's L Series III budget smartphones tout KitKat and smart covers

LG isn't just bringing high-end smartphones like the G Pro 2 to Mobile World Congress -- it's also launching its L Series III phones for the budget-minded among us. The 3.5-inch L40, 4.5-inch L70 and 4.7-inch L90 are subtle evolutions of the Optimus L II range in terms of hardware. All of them …

Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creator Dong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too overwhelming. But though “Flappy Bird” itself may be gone, the App Store’s top charts today are …

IRL: Is the Lumia 1020 good enough to replace a standalone camera?

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>You only need to look at Jon Fingas' Instagram feed to understand how much he enjoys smartphone photography. We …

Nanomotors controlled inside living human cells for the first time

Scientists at Penn State University have successfully controlled tiny nanomotors inside living human cells. Consisting of tiny, rocket-shaped bits of metal, the nanomotors were propelled by ultrasonic waves and steered with magnets. Researcher Tom Mallouk wasn't afraid to talk up potential future …

The World's Grossest Plush Toy And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Articles about 7 modern sofas we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind …

San Francisco

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 …