Tech & Science
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Tech & Science
Gadget Lust: Pressed Into Service
The Mercedes of waffle irons really makes an impression.
The Robots Are Coming
Google and other companies believe that robots today are like cell phones back when they were the size of bricks.
Diagnosing Disease With the Touch of a Button
An iPad-sized device is set to provide instant, accurate diagnostics for diseases like tuberculosis and AIDS.
Doctors Without Borders (For the Rest of Us)
New technology, Obamacare and a shortage of doctors in the U.S. may make offshore medical care a necessity rather than a luxury.
Now You Can 3-D Print Your Guns in Metal
Engineers at Michigan Technological University have open-source plans for an affordable, homemade 3-D printer designed to fabricate solid-steel products.
Gadget Lust: The Breakfast Sandwich of Champions
The Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker will save you from using two pans and a toaster before 7 a.m.
Watch Out, Watson. You've Got Competition
Computers aren't just getting smarter, they are getting better at figuring out how to be smarter.
The FDA Doesn’t Want You to Unzip Your Genes
The agency’s frosty warning letter to 23andMe might halt the company’s DIY genetic tests.
Quora Question: Is the NSA As Seen On TV?
Shows like 'Homeland' and 'The Blacklist' may be skewing Americans' understanding of what the NSA actually does.
White House Turkey Pardoning Goes Hunger Games
The choice is yours.
Tuberculosis Is Back, and Nastier Than Ever
Some 450,000 people developed multidrug-resistant tuberculosis last year, a variant that can’t be cured by common drugs.
3D Imaging Coming to the iPhone?
Apple’s acquisition of PrimeSense promises radical changes.
Science Tackles the Hangover
Scientists are working on an alcohol surrogate that could provide all the elements of a beer buzz, without the morning after.
Quora Question: How Does IPO Pricing Work?
What happens behind the scenes when a stock has priced its initial public offering?
Why Naked Selfies Are Bad News for Facebook
The sudden rise of Snapchat shows that people want their privacy back.
Seriously, Is Snapchat Worth $3 Billion?
Spurning a $3 billion takeover offer from Facebook: ingenious, or insane?
Facebook's New Data Center Will Run On Air
New center in Iowa will be 100 percent powered by a nearby wind project, part of an overall initiative to up renewable energy sources at the social network's buildings.
Today, Glasses. Tomorrow, Body Implants?
The rapid evolution of wearable technology is moving gadgetry ever closer to, and possibly inside, us.
Gaming Alone In Tokyo
Arcade culture is still thriving in Japan, especially if you're keen on playing solo.
Business Gears Up To Work With Watson
Here are three potential uses for IBM’s imminent supercomputer cloud service. Four, if you count winning 'Jeopardy' tournaments.
Take Your Vitamins, Or Don't: Study Shows It May Not Matter
A new report says nutritional supplements probably don’t reduce the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease.
Google Plus YouTube Comments Equals Backlash
Critics say Google is foisting its unpopular social network on users.
Why Your iPad Air Might Be On Fire
A faulty charger may have been behind the combustion of an iPad Air in Australia.
U.S. Leads Developed World in Premature Births
America's tally for premature births is close to that of Bangladesh.
What’s the NSA Going to Do With Your Data?
The agency isn't saying, but the ability to predict individual behavior from torrents of digital data is rapidly advancing.
CanTwitter Pass Its Test of Characters?
Facebook was the last great innovation of the desktop era; Twitter is the first great innovation of the mobile era.
Twitter: To Buy Or Not To Buy?
Here are the pros and cons of making the social media network part of your portfolio.
If the CIA Can't Find Its Own Secrets, Snowden Didn't Stand a Chance
An antiquated computer system makes life hard on hackers and CIA operatives alike.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Twitter's IPO
The social media giant goes public today. #howwillitmakemoney?