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30 May

Charlie Warzel on Google’s Ambitions Post-I/O

Charlie Warzel on Google’s Ambitions Post-I/O

I enjoyed this piece by Charlie Warzel on Google’s I/O keynote, but disagree with it. The headline, I thought, nailed it: Google’s Quest For Complete Control Of Your Digital Life The sub-head, not so much: Today’s keynote suggests Google is poised to surpass Apple when it comes to mo ...

0 Comments Daring Fireball 9 hours ago

Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

Ross Ulbricht, the man behind the darkweb drug marketplace known as the Silk Road, has just been sentenced to more imprisonment than he has actual lives: two life sentences and "max sentences on all other charges." In addition, the government has chosen to hold him financi...

0 Comments Techdirt 13 hours ago

Neverland, Michael Jackson’s Former Home, On Sale For $100M

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Neverland Ranch is up for sale. The California property that once served as Michael Jackson’s home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez Valley features su...


MIT's jumping robot cheetah will keep you awake at night

MIT's jumping robot cheetah will keep you awake at night

Engineers at MIT successfully tested their robotic cheetah's ability to autonomously jump over obstacles up to 18 inches tall, becoming the first four-legged robot to do so. The cheetah-inspired robot beat its own previous record of 13 inches, running at a speed of 5 miles per hour. See also: 25 Co ...

0 Comments Mashable! 13 hours ago

Marriage Boot Camp Season 3 Episode 1 Recap: Kendra Gets Blindsided!

Marriage Boot Camp Season 3 Episode 1 Recap: Kendra Gets Blindsided!

Marriage Boot Camp kicked off a new season of the ridiculous WE tv reality show Friday with a shotgun wedding and some unexpected guests. Who stopped by and what was the surprising fallout? Kendra Wilkinson SLAMS Mother on Marriage Boot Camp Last night's...

Jossip 1 hour ago

Inmates cut off methadone less likely to seek it after release

When people on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) are incarcerated in the United States, they are almost always forced off of the addiction-controlling medicine. In a randomized trial led by researchers at Brown University and The Miriam Hospital, inmates allowed to stay on MMT w...

Health News 2 hours ago

Antibiotic approved for treating infant abdominal infections

NIH-funded study evaluated meropenem in children under 3 months ...

Health News 2 hours ago

UC Research Helps Advance Treatment of Patients With Rare Lung Disorder

CINCINNATI— Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center played a pivotal role in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the drug sirolimus for the treatment of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare lung...

Health News 2 hours ago

Engineers turn E. coli into tiny factories for producing new forms of popular antibiotic

White filter disks holding antibiotics sit on petri dishes housing erythromycin-resistant Bacillus subtilis. The filter disks circled in red hold new forms of erythromycin created by University at Buffalo researchers, and the dark halo around them indicates that the drug has seeped ...

Health News 2 hours ago

Novel model for cardiomyopathy paves the way for new therapies

By Susan Gammon, Ph.D. - A new fruit fly model that captures key metabolic defects associated with cardiomyopathy could translate into more-effective treatments for this potentially deadly heart condition, according to a study conducted by researchers at Sanford-Burnham and the Univ...

Health News 2 hours ago

New sensing technology could improve our ability to detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons and more

The technology (depicted above) consists of a thin film of silver or aluminum that acts as a mirror, and a dielectric layer of silica or alumina. The dielectric separates the mirror with tiny metal nanoparticles randomly spaced at the top of the substrate. Credit: Qiaoqiang Gan. ......

Health News 2 hours ago

Google's Cardboard Design Lab teaches VR with (what else) VR

Google's Cardboard Design Lab teaches VR with (what else) VR

Google debuted its larger and more robust Cardboard VR headset at I/O yesterday, now it needs some apps that actually run on it. However, designing a program in a virtual 3D environment is quite different than designing one to run on a 2D touchscreen... ...

0 Comments Tuaw 8 hours ago

Ocushield: A screen protector that protects your eyes more than the screen

It’s easy to get consumed in our smartphones, tablets and laptops, considering everything they can do. But the side effects are often overlooked. Eye strain, retinal dysfunction and fatigue can all be caused by using electrical devices too much and at the wrong times of d...

Original... Web 2.0 2 hours ago