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Apple, Google, Samsung to take on diabetes with wearables -- report

The companies are seeking ways to integrate health sensors and apps into their wearable devices, including those to measure glucose levels in a non-invasive way.<p>Apple, Google, and Samsung are exploring sensors for wearable devices that could measure glucose levels for diabetics, according to a …

Wearable Tech

It Gets Easier: Cycling Advice for New Cyclists

These 14 simple tips will have you riding better than ever<p>The pro cyclists you saw swooping around France in July didn’t always have those wiry calves and ninja-like reflexes. At some point, they all had to learn how to train smart, to clip into their pedals, even how to shift gears. While only a …

Tour de France

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Android News

Bionic Pancreas Delivers Automated Care to Those With Diabetes

When people think of "wearable technology" they often envision an entertaining gadget designed to deliver general information (think FitBit or the …

If you had a VW Bug in TRON this would be it! 🚙 Saw this car driving around with a dance party inside, naturally I chased her down. 🎉💃

Are you ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sputanski<p>Now that the first wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and devices are making their way out the …

Get Mom a Crater on Mars for Mother's Day

There’s a great book (and a not as great movie) called “Mars Needs Moms” . It’s a heartwarming (dare I say tear-jerking) story that provides a …

Neurosurgeons get ready to bring graphene to the operating table - ExtremeTech

By on May 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When any exotic new material is found …

Diesel-Powered Trident Iceni Sports Car Tops 190 Miles Per Hour, Gets 58 Miles Per Gallon

If you think diesel engines are only for work trucks, sport utility vehicles and efficiency-focused compact cars, the Trident Iceni Magna might change your mind.<p>This slinky two-seater from Trident Sports Cars Ltd., a boutique British automaker founded in 2005, uses a modified Duramax diesel engine …

Embryonic cloning shows promise for treating diabetes

Researchers said they created an embryonic clone of a 32-year-old woman with diabetes, extracted healthy stem cells from the clone, and then changed those cells into fresh ones that produce insulin.<p>The long-term hope would be to transplant new insulin-producing cells back into a patient and treat …

2 new drugs aim to prevent migraines; early tests done

Two drugs given to people who suffer migraines reduced the frequency of their headaches in early trials, scientists said.<p>The test results “may potentially represent a new era in preventive therapy for migraine,” Dr. Peter Goadsby, an author on studies of both drugs, said in a statement. One of the …

Watch these Caterpillar excavators play the biggest game of Jenga ever

Catfight.<p>Jenga is fun, but it's a lot more fun when played using heavy construction equipment weighing a few hundred tons.<p>Caterpillar, maker of all manner of dozers, backhoes, cranes, and other construction site awesomeness put together this video of some its machinery playing everyone's favorite …

Caterpillars

Guy builds insane 12-rotor Wankel engine in his garage

It doesn't matter what kind of motor you've put together in your garage. This guy wins.<p>How many rotors is too many rotors? If you're Tyson Garvin, the number is somewhere north of 12. Garvin is an endurance powerboat racer who has twice set the record for the run from New York City to Bermuda, and …

New York City

PM/AM: Warehouse Jenga for Giants!

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, PopMech's morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p><b>Read This</b><p>Google X is home to the company's most ambitious projects. These are the men and women behind world-changing ideas. [via …

Google exec reiterates commitment to mobile payments

Google Payments chief Ariel Bardin tells attendees at a payment conference that Google's efforts in mobile payments go beyond its initial Google Wallet implementation. And he said Google is in the mobile payments market for the long-haul.<p>LAS VEGAS -- It's been a bumpy ride for Google Wallet since …

FinTech

How Samsung Galaxy S5's Ultra Power Saving Mode makes 10% battery last 24 hours - ExtremeTech

How Samsung Galaxy S5’s Ultra Power Saving Mode makes 10% battery last 24 hours<p>By on April 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Is This the World's Most Attractive Bicycle Mount?

Most bicycle mounts are little more than a hook (or pair of hooks) that holds up the bicycle frame off the ground and on the wall. The Shelfie is not …

Light Up Nail Stickers that are NFC Activated

Turn your fingertips into an all out disco party with these Lumi Deco Nails from Japan-based Takara Tomy Arts. These nail shaped stickers make your …

11 Cool Import Cars You Can Finally Buy in the U.S.

In the United States, you have to wait 25 years to import a car that was never sold here. That means the hot Japanese and German cars of the late 1980s that weren't available in North America then are available now, and there are some cool ones you can ge<p>In the United States, you have to wait 25 …

North America