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A 3-D-printed airway splint cures babies, then disappears

At the<p>University of Michigan, printers spit out problem sets and term papers. Now there’s one that makes biodegradable medical devices, allowing babies with a potentially fatal condition to grow up and live a normal life.<p>The new device is called an airway splint. It's designed to support the tiny …

Independent team of biohackers enhance night vision with eye drops

Eye drops that grant night vision may sound like the stuff of fiction, but a small group of independent scientists in Tehachapi, California may have …

Fake News

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New York Times Shifting Resources from 'Every Division' to Mobile

NYT Now is The New York Times' lower-priced subscription app. For $7.99 every four weeks, users are given access to certain Times articles that NYT …

Malcolm Gladwell: One Character Trait That Will Make You Disruptive | Inc.com

When people talk about what it takes to transform a field or a world, they leave out one crucial component, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell told the audience at the World Business Forum on Tuesday. "What's really behind it?" he said. "What are the preconditions that make that kind of change …

What a Handshake Smells Like

A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.<p>In 2010, to prepare its dealers for the launch of a new sales promotion, the U.K. arm of Chevrolet commissioned Geoffrey Beattie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, to …

Body Language

Next iPhone said to incorporate Force Touch and include a pink color option

Now that all the buzz around the Apple Watch is finally starting to die down (till it hits stores next month….), we can expect a steady flow of …

Apple Watch

Patent details Google’s ideas for smart home doorknobs, doorbells, wall switches, and more

Google clearly has big ambitions for its Internet-connected Nest and Dropcam hardware. A new patent shows how these gadgets — and a host of other devices — could be tied together into the smart home of the future.<p>In September 2014, eight months after Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion and three …

Home Automation

6 things to expect from Apple’s Watch event today

Monday's event may be the biggest that Apple holds this year. Not only is Apple expected to unveil final information on the Apple Watch and detail a release plan for it, it may also discuss a new MacBook, an update to iOS, and a whole lot more. Below is everything you can expect to see on Monday — …

'Light Field' 3D maps take VR broadcasting to the next level

Ever since I experienced a live 3D virtual reality broadcast for the first time, I've been giving demos of the technology to anyone who will sit still long enough for me to put a Gear VR on their head. Across the board, the reactions have included at least two things: "This is amazing," and, "Can …

Vurb Is Mobile Search For Finding Things and People

Organizing friends to go out to the movies or dinner can be a pain; you jump between apps and websites as you try to figure out which restaurant to eat at, which movie to see, at what theatre, all the while trying to organize it over texts.<p>Vurb, a new iOS app, aims to simplify the way you search by …

Frankenstein-style human head transplant 'could happen in two years'

Italian surgeon claims procedure to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body will soon be ready<p>The first human head transplant could take place in just two years, it was reported on Thursday.<p>Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero, from the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, claims the …

Immune System

10 best Android tools and utility apps

Smartphones are, at their core, tools. Because of this, many developers have created tons of tools for them that work really well. The genre is actually quite diverse. There are tons of Android tools and utility apps out there. You can do a whole bunch of stuff with Android. It’s actually a rather …

Apps

How Smart Is Your Artificial Intelligence?

Book smart ≠ Street smart<p>In 1950, Alan Turing, a pioneer of artificial intelligence (AI), proposed what’s now known as the Turing Test—an evaluation of a machine’s ability to behave like a human. Though there’s still plenty of room to improve, many AI systems are nearing Turing’s benchmark. And as …

A Grammy Nominated Artist Shares His Royalty Statements...

‘Empty Pockets’ (Dan Moyle CC by 2.0)<p>You really want to see my streaming music royalty statements?<p><i>The following comes from Armen Chakmakian, a</i> …

Jeff Bezos' brilliant advice for anyone running a business

Instead, ask yourself what <i>won't</i> change, and then put all your energy and effort into those things.<p>That's the advice of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, highlighted in an interesting post about Uber's big ambitions by venture capitalist Bill Gurley.<p>Bezos suggests that you should build a business strategy …

Facebook’s Launching a Super Bowl Content Hub. Will It Work?

Social TV is already a big deal on Facebook. As the Associated Press reports, two-thirds of television viewers use social media while watching a …

A Guy Asked His Ex-Girlfriends To Review Him On Tinder And Something Awesome Happened

And here come all the feels you need for today.<p>I'm not crying, I've got something in my eye. Good luck, guys.

Relationships

U.S. Spies on Millions of Drivers

DEA Uses License-Plate Readers to Build Database for Federal, Local Authorities<p>By<p>Devlin Barrett<p>Devlin Barrett<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@DevlinBarrett<p>Google+<p>devlin.barrett@wsj.com<p>WASHINGTON—The Justice Department has been building a national database to track in real time the movement of …

Surveillance

Snapchat Vows Not to be ‘Creepy’ With First Ads This Weekend

Mobile-messaging startup Snapchat said it will show ads to users in the U.S. for the first time this weekend, vowing they won’t be “creepy and targeted.”

Snapchat’s ‘Discover,’ an Internet Portal for 2015

With Discover, the popular mobile messaging service Snapshot is fashioning itself into an Internet portal for the smartphone era.

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Why Venture Capitalists Are Turning to Crowdfunding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The crowdfunding industry has been making great strides in helping entrepreneurs from all industry sectors solve the ever-present problem of undercapitalization. And forward-thinking venture capitalists have begun to take notice.<p>Given the …

Google Translate can now interpret signs and conversations in real time

Google is releasing a major update to Translate this week, making it much faster and easier to use the app for translating in-person conversations and printed text. The first big update is the inclusion of a feature called Word Lens, which comes from an app of the same name that Google bought last …

The new Nabi kid-friendly Android tablets are seriously huge

In addition to an action cam for adventurous kids, Fuhu has announced new Big Tab options at CES -- and they're so huge, they dwarf the 24-inch model launched in 2014. These latest entries to the Big Tab lineup include 42-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch models, so they're definitely not something you'd …

Gear & Gadgets

The powerful Saygus V2 supports up to 256GB of external storage

You may not be familiar with the company behind the V2 phone, and that is no surprise as Saygus is hardly a household brand. However, their new multimedia phone may just put them on your radar, with up to 320GB of internal storage and all the right specs to make a splash in the market.<p>Saygus is …