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Righting Your Budget With The Right App

BY NICKY VERON CRUZ We all know that technology makes our life much more efficient in handling our daily activities. Sadly, it can also potentially burn a hole in our pockets. So how can we balance things out and make technology (gadgets in particular), work for us by saving more and handling our expenses? Let us run you through some possibilities! You could start by downloading what is referred to as ‘Budget Management Apps’. Why? […]

Twitter’s sputtering user growth unnerves investors

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO Wed Feb 5, 2014 5:23pm EST (Reuters) – Twitter Inc reported its slowest pace of user growth during the fourth quarter, dimming hopes that the social media phenomenon can sustain its torrid pace of expansion and wiping out more than 10 percent of its value on Wednesday. The San Francisco company posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue of $243 million in its first results as a public company. But investors focused on […]

Staying Safe in Summer Heat

Summer is not even starting yet, and the windy air is still torturing us every morning.  Yes, the sweater weather is still in. But all these will change when summer comes in. Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control on keeping cool when it’s dangerously hot. 1. Drink more fluids such as iced tea, juice, and most importantly water, regardless of your activity level. Don’t just drink when you are thirsty. Warning: If your […]

Parents often underestimate children’s weight: study

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK Tue Feb 4, 2014 12:06pm EST (Reuters Health) – Half of parents with an overweight or obese child think their kids are slimmer than they actually are, according to a new review of past studies. In 69 studies of more than 15,000 children, researchers found many parents with an overweight child thought their son or daughter was at a healthy weight or below. Others with an obese kid thought the […]

Late-stage drug research powers Covance profit beat

(Reuters) – Research services provider Covance Inc reported a better-than-expected 19 percent jump in quarterly adjusted profit as it gained from higher investments in later stages of drug development by pharma companies. The company forecast 2014 adjusted earnings of $3.65 to $4.00 per share, compared to analysts’ expectation of $3.81. Covance, considered a bellwether for the contract research business, said fourth-quarter revenue jumped 14.5 percent in the later-stage research business. Revenue in its earlier-stage research […]

Nice Systems to appoint Americas chief Barak Eilam as CEO?

(Reuters) – Israeli-based software provider Nice Systems said its board will meet on Tuesday to discuss a proposal to appoint Barak Eilam as its new chief executive officer. Eilam, currently president of Nice’s Americas region the past year and a half, would replace Zeevi Bregman, who has been CEO since September 2009. Eilam previously was the head of sales and the general manager of Nice’s Enterprise Group in the Americas. Under his leadership he guided […]

Medigus launches device to treat acid reflux without surgery

(Reuters) – Israeli medical device maker Medigus expects revenue of a few million dollars in 2014 as it begins to sell its flexible endoscope for the treatment of acid reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by abnormal regurgitation of fluids from the stomach into the esophagus. Patients who do not respond to treatment with drugs often undergo laparoscopic surgery. Medigus’ system enables treatment in an outpatient setting with no incisions. Its endoscope – a […]

Google expects U.S. approval of Lenovo-Motorola deal

(Reuters) – Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed confidence on Monday that Lenovo Inc would gain approval from U.S. regulators to buy Google’s Motorola smart-phone hardware business in what would be China’s biggest technology acquisition to date. Schmidt said he saw “a good chance” of the deal passing muster with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, which monitors acquisitions by overseas corporations. Speaking at a dinner organized by the […]

5 Important Things To Bring While Travelling

Basically, there are two kinds of travel packers:  the over-packers and the under-packers.   The over- packers would likely bring his/ her whole wardrobe on a trip and return home with half of clothes that were not even used. On the other hand, under- packers are the ones who always run out of clothes to wear on a trip. Either way, we tend to forget things that we should have packed halfway through the trip […]

Apple releases “1.24.14” film, Shot on iPhone in Just 1 Day

  30 years ago, on January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs and his friends introduced the Mac at the investor meeting. To celebrate with this anniversary, Apple spent their January 24, 2014 shooting for a short (1 minute and 28 seconds) film called “1.24.14.” Would you believe that this short film was only shot using iPhone5s? Yes, and in fact , with crews working in 15 locations spread around five continents by none other than Jake Scott […]

Iowa research lab identifies new strain of deadly pig virus

Mon Feb 3, 2014 4:53pm EST (Reuters) – A new strain of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, has been identified in samples taken from Illinois and Missouri, a top veterinarian at Iowa State University said on Monday. “We found that there is a variant out there that appears to be quite different than the original,” Rodger Main, the head veterinarian of Iowa State University’s veterinary diagnostic lab, told Reuters on Monday. More research needs […]

Added sugars abundant In U.S. diets, linked to death

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Mon Feb 3, 2014 4:13pm EST (Reuters Health) – Most U.S. adults are eating too much sugar and that’s linked to an increased risk of dying from heart disease, according to a new government study. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed nutrition surveys of U.S. adults from the past couple of decades and found most were getting more sugar than the daily limit set […]