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Philips introduces new smartphone-connected Health Watch, body analyzer and more

This morning, Philips announced a new line of personal health technology similar to Withings’ popular products. Today’s announcement isn’t just focused on one area either. Philips will be releasing a new Health Watch, scale, thermometer and blood press monitor. With fitness tracking dominating …

Digital Health

The next Republican battle for the presidency is already starting to shake out

<b>CLEVELAND</b>— The jockeying for positioning in the next Republican presidential contest has already begun — and at this week's convention, a couple of people were able to separate themselves from what is certain to be as large of a glut of contenders as there were in the 2016 cycle.<p>Sens. Tom Cotton of …

House Republican sides with Comey over Trump on Clinton emails

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, said Tuesday he agrees with FBI Director James Comey's decision to not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server at the State Department.<p>Collins, the first member of Congress to back Donald Trump, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer …

Donald Trump

You're Funny

One source of comic relief this morning is watching American conservatives take a Brexit victory lap. They feel and sometimes say explicitly that …

Immigration, abortion, race rulings due at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is heading into its home stretch, with major rulings due by the end of the month on President Barack Obama’s unilateral immigration plan, racial preferences in university admissions and a restrictive Texas abortion law.<p>Immigration activists rally …

U.S. Supreme Court

Grief over gorilla’s death turns to outrage; prosecutors’ office to meet with police

The Hamilton County prosecutors’ office said Tuesday that officials plan to meet with police investigating how a boy fell into an enclosure at the Cincinnati zoo before the endangered gorilla was shot and killed by rescuers.<p>The announcement arrives just days after police said they had no plan to …

War

All Over But the Trumpin' Live Debate Blog

8:42 PM: What’s going to create a good deal of tension and perhaps awesomeness tonight is that Cruz and Rubio probably rightly believe that they can …

Facebook may be developing a virtual reality video app

Facebook took a big leap into the virtual reality market when it purchased Oculus VR last year, but that's about where its work with VR stopped. Now, Facebook itself may be starting to work on virtual reality, too. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Facebook is developing a mobile app for viewing …

Virtual Reality

'Sickening' video of Russian-backed rebels arriving at MH17 crash site emerges

Australia says MH17 footage of rebels rummaging through victims' bags shows attack was not an accident and urges Russia to cooperate with investigations<p>Footage from the MH17 disaster shows Russian-backed rebels handling bodies and rummaging through the bags of dead passengers as they express shock …

The Amazing Truce: Christmas in the trenches

When war broke out in 1914, thousands of men rushed to join up - little thinking that they would still be at war, with no end in sight, at Christmas time.<p>However, that first Christmas in the trenches also bore witness to the humanity of the soldiers at war when, disregarding any official orders …

Viva Las Vegas: See More of the Coolest Gadgets at CES | WIRED

The main expo hall hasn't even officially opened here at CES, but we've already had the opportunity to fondle scores of innovative products. …

Chevrolet adds Beats Music streaming to its in-car system as Beats opens its API to developers

Beats Music is already integrated with Apple's CarPlay system, which means you'll be able to stream music from Beats' catalog in any vehicle that happens to have Apple's setup installed. Now, new API support could mean we'll be able to kick out the jams from even more cars. The streaming music …

iPhone 6 speculation goes bezel-less

Apple is testing an iPhone 6 with a bezel-free design, the latest in a long line of rumors about an iPhone that puts more features behind the glass.<p>Will the iPhone 6 finally ditch the bezel? Mock-ups like to think so. The real thing is less certain, though.<p>The latest speculation comes from the …

Mobile Technology

The Olympics: A lie we all tell ourselves

There's more than one way to approach to the Winter Olympics unfolding in that apparently godforsaken place, Sochi. Here's one.<p>The other day I left work and tramped along the street here in Toronna. Slipping on snow and a bitter wind blowing every which way. There were a lot of us, hunched over, …

United Kingdom

As storm eases, officials urge caution on evening commute

The snowstorm that swept into the state early this morning dropped a foot of snow in some areas, the National Weather Service said.<p>With temperatures …

Malcolm Smith was named Super Bowl MVP. The linebacker returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown and later recovered a fumble. Story: http://b.globe.com/1fAa2jB (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Apple posts behind-the-scenes video detailing the creation of its ‘1.24.14’ ad

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vslQm7IYME4]<p>Apple has just published a new YouTube video that goes behind-the-scenes of the ad released earlier today. Video teams in 10 countries across the world were given an iPhone 5s (or several) and lead by the U.S.-based director Jake Scott via …

Didn't You Get the Memo? Read It on Flipboard

Didn’t You Get the Memo? Read It on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / July 13, 2012<p>Talking Points Memo (TPM), a political site celebrated for its original …

CNN, Twitter release tool to help journalists find news faster

The new tool, built in conjunction with the social analytics company Dataminr, aims to discover breaking news soon after it happens.<p>Twitter and CNN have unveiled a new tool that will help journalists identify breaking news soon after it happens.<p>The new tool, developed in partnership among CNN, …

Journalism

Wearable book lets readers feel the fiction

A project out of MIT called Sensory Fiction relays characters' emotions through networked sensors and actuators worn by the reader. Will future books be yet another wearable technology?<p>When I finished reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, I cried what seemed like an endless river of grief-stricken …

Wearable Tech

Apple reportedly testing inductive, solar and motion charging for its unannounced smartwatch

We've heard that when Apple reveals its first smartwatch product, there's going to be a heavy focus on health and fitness, but there might also be a way to charge the wearable without plugging it in, according to a report from <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>. Inductive charging came in a wave of smartphones last …

No end to scandal in sight for Christie

The governor also continues to maintain that he learned about the lane closures from news reports after the lanes were reopened, spokesman Colin Reed reiterated on Friday.<p>One source close to Christie’s circle described the recognition that the Wildstein letter is part of a new reality, one that the …

Christie attacks N.Y. Times, Wildstein

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after a low-key initial response to Friday’s explosive allegations about his involvement in a bridge-closing scandal, mounted an aggressive defense late Saturday afternoon, attacking The New York Times and a former political ally in an email to friends and allies …

Why Christie Now Has Nothing to Lose

It's now crystal clear that a former aide is holding the key to the governor's future<p><i>This is the second post of a series by Scott Raab, an Esquire writer at large and New Jersey resident who has covered the Port Authority for years.</i><p><b>The man holding the key</b> to Chris Christie's political future is …

Government

Obama clashes with Fox News's O'Reilly over record

President Barack Obama hit back in a combative Super Bowl Sunday interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, defending his administration's record on everything from health care to Benghazi.<p>Most pointedly, the president aggressively pushed back at suggestions that he should have fired Health and Human …

North Korea agrees talks with South over reunion for families split by war

North Korea agreed on Monday to hold talks with South Korea on organising a rare reunion event for families separated by the 1950s war between the two countries, Seoul's unification ministry said.<p>After days of silence following an initial proposal from Seoul last week, Pyongyang said it would be …

Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday night, the first Super Bowl victory in the team's history.<p>The game got off to an odd start on the first play from scrimmage when Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped …