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Drugs in dirt: Scientists appeal for help

<b>US scientists are asking the public to join them in their quest to mine the Earth's soil for compounds that could be turned into vital new drugs.</b><p>Spurred on by the recent discovery of a potential new antibiotic in soil, the Rockefeller University team want to check dirt from every country in the …

Flexible Spinal Implants Put Paralyzed Rats Back on Their Feet

Researchers have created an ultra-flexible brain implant that may help restore injured spinal cords and nervous systems without inflammation or infection. "E-dura," named after the <i>dura mater</i> protective layer of the brain and spinal cord, is composed of soft silicone, with gold wiring laid down in a …

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Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions

Brain scans may soon be able to help predict a person's future — some aspects of it, anyway.<p>Information from these scans increasingly is able to suggest whether a child will have trouble with math, say, or whether someone with mental illness is going to respond to a particular treatment, according …

At 24, Woman Discovers She Was Born Without A Key Brain Structure, The Cerebellum

Neurosurgeons in China have reported the case of a 24-year-old woman who, after a series of brain scans to investigate dizziness, has just discovered …

Apple Opening Retail Store in Edinburgh, Scotland Soon

Apple this morning unveiled an artistic multi-colored barrier around its forthcoming location in Edinburgh, Scotland, signaling that it will soon open its first store in the country's capital city, reports the <i>Edinburgh Evening News</i> (via <i>ifoAppleStore</i>).<p>The store will be located on the historic …

Your Future British Airways Flights May Be Powered By Garbage

A new production plant will soon crank out jet fuel made from trash. As airlines seek to lower their carbon footprint and cities struggle with growing piles of waste, it could be a match made in heaven.<p>In a few years, your flight from London to New York may be powered by trash. A new production …

Evidence of Upcoming Retina iMacs Showing Up in OS X Yosemite Beta

Evidence of upcoming iMac updates is continuing to accumulate, and the latest hint points toward support for models equipped with Retina displays. As noted by <i>MacBidouille</i> [Google Translate], the OS X Yosemite developer preview includes a new file defining display scaling resolution options for a …

Malware Scanning Tool 'VirusTotal Uploader' Released for OS X

Google subsidiary VirusTotal announced (via <i>The Next Web</i>) and launched a version of its VirusTotal Uploader for OS X, bringing the popular malware scanning tool to Apple's platform for the first time.<p>After a quick installation, the program allows users to drag and drop any file, folder, or …

Reasons to get excited about Sony's RX100 III compact camera

The best camera is always the one you have with you, which for most people in most situations these days means the camera on their phone. Cameras on …

Mpow 12000mAh dual-port power bank $28 shipped (Reg. $66)

<b>Update (5/12 10:15am):</b> Price dropped to $27.45. No coupon necessary.<p>Patuoxun (4.8 star seller) via Amazon offers the Mpow 12000mAh dual-port power bank for $27.99 with free shipping when you apply coupon code <b>PO12MPOW</b> at checkout. That’s $38 below list and the best price we have ever seen by $2. It …

Belkin’s new $99 QODE Thin Type keyboard case for iPad Air now available

Originally announced back in October after Apple announced the iPad Air, Belkin today let us know that its new QODE Thin Type keyboard for iPad Air is now available to purchase worldwide.<p>Tipping the scales at just over 12 ounces, the Thin Type is lighter than the iPad Air itself and provides a …

Transcend Debuts JetDrive SSD Upgrade Kits Up to 960GB for MacBook Air, Retina Macbook Pro

Transcend has introduced new JetDrive SSD upgrade kits designed for the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The upgrade kits offer up to 960GB of internal storage capacity and come with both installation tools and instructions.<p>JetDrive kits also ship with an aluminum USB 3.0 …

Updated 11-Inch and 13-Inch MacBook Airs Reportedly Coming Next Week

Apple may be planning to update its MacBook Air line next week, according to a new report from <i>MacGeneration</i> [Google Translate]. Citing reliable sources, the website notes that references have been made towards new devices featuring screens of 11-inches and 13-inches, which are the current display …

New Slim 12" MacBook and MacBook Air Updates Soon

A new forum post on Weiphone.com [Google Translation] has revealed a number of details about Apple's upcoming plans for its MacBook notebooks as well as some details about its iWatch initiative. The author of the post has posted legitimate leaks and photos of un-released MacBook hardware in the …

Apple to Launch Retina MacBook Air Later This Year, According to Supply Chain Sources

Apple is gearing up to release new MacBook models in 2014 including a MacBook Air with Retina Display, according to a new report from <i>DigiTimes</i> citing supply chain sources. The story notes that while some Taiwan-based supply chain makers are expecting MacBook shipments in 2014 to fall to 10 million …

Microsoft Office Apps Top App Store Charts One Day After Release

Just a day after being released into the App Store, Microsoft's new iPad Apps, including <i>Word</i>, <i>Excel</i>, and <i>PowerPoint</i>, appear to be quite popular with consumers, ranking as the top three free iPad apps in the App Store, with the redesigned <i>Microsoft OneNote</i> in the number four spot.<p><i>Microsoft Word for …

Apple Releases iOS 7.1 With CarPlay, Touch ID Improvements, Visual Tweaks

Following a lengthy beta testing period, Apple today released iOS 7.1 to the public, marking the first major update to iOS 7 since its September release. The update includes much-needed improvements to the Touch ID fingerprint recognition system built-in to the iPhone 5s, an update for a home …

This Isn’t The Next iPhone, But It Easily Could Be

In the space between one iPhone launch and the next, a number of things happen: rumors abound, analysts throw out predictions on sales figures, specs trickle out slowly, and most entertainingly, designers build out concepts for us to drool over.<p>This is one such concept design, from Sam Beckett, …

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Will Apple's iOS 7.1 launch by next week?

Those who have been waiting for the newest iteration of iOS 7 may not have to wait much longer.<p>At least that's what Jon Gruber of Daring Fireball is suggesting. Apple is hosting its iTunes Festival -- featuring the likes of Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Pitbull -- starting March 11 at the South By …

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Apple Launches CarPlay, Integrating iOS in the Car

After announcing its iOS in the Car initiative at last year’s WWDC, Apple has officially launched the program today with partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo — which will premiere it to their drivers this week.<p>The program, called CarPlay, is described as a “smarter, safer and more fun way to …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

Intel to debut new chips at MWC 2014

Intel will be introducing two processors for tablets and smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress from its Merrifield (smartphone) and Bay Trail (tablet) brands, both of which use the company’s Silvermont architecture. Supporting a statement made by Intel earlier in the year, these chips …

iOS 7.1 Still Slated for March, Could Include Mobile Device Management Improvements

Previous rumors have indicated the first major update to iOS 7, iOS 7.1, will be released to the public in March after a testing period that initially began in November. <i>AppleInsider</i> today echoed those rumors with a report suggesting the release could come towards the middle of the month.<p>Citing an …

Apple currently plans to release iOS 7.1 in March

While recent reports are pegging a launch sooner than later, reliable sources say that Apple is currently planning to ship iOS 7.1, the first significant update to iOS 7, in March. The iOS 7.1 update is said to not have any “secret features,” and it will basically be what we have been told to …

The best 18 Apple commercials of all time

Must-see TV<p>Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday, and any discussion about Super Bowl commercials always leads to Apple—specifically, Apple’s minute-long …

How To Get Apple’s Custom Font Celebrating 30 Years Of Mac

Apple left an easter egg (intentional or otherwise) in its new 30 years of Mac tribute website today: A custom font that depicts each Mac model from the past three decades of its history as a maker of personal computers. IOS developer and hacker Greg Barbosa discovered the icon set, and tweeted a …

Apple Might Go Full 'Phablet'

Last year with the iPhone 5C, Apple gave customers more colors, but customers more or less didn't care.<p>But soon, Apple may offer something the public has actually been asking for: bigger iPhones.<p>Apple is planning on larger displays for a pair of iPhones to be released this year, sources familiar …

Apple says ‘Happy Birthday, Mac’ with special Mac App Store section

Continuing the Mac’s 30th anniversary celebration, Apple has a new featured section in the Mac App Store with a number of apps it says ‘capture the spirit of what makes this computer so extraordinary.’<p>When the Macintosh debuted on January 24, 1984, it fundamentally changed what a computer was—and …