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Half Filipina Ann Makosinski Invented Flashlight That Is Powered Solely From Hand Heat

Ann Makosinski was just another teenager with another science project when she joined her local science fair in Victoria, Canada, last year. Her invention, a flashlight that is powered solely from hand heat, took second place at the competition. Ann, 16, and her parents, both of whom are HAM radio operators and like to fiddle with electronics, were satisfied with that result. “It’s a very simple project,” said Arthur Makosinski, Ann’s father. “It has four […]

Amazon Releases 100 “must read” Books Before You Die

100 Books Everyone Should Read Editors from Amazon has released a list of their 100 “nust read” books before you die. “With 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, we set out to build a road map of a literary life without making it feel like a homework assignment,” Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Print and Kindle Books at Amazon. Most of the books are century classics or recent bestsellers and the oldest in the […]

Apple issues fix for glaring security flaw on Mac computers

SAN FRANCISCO Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:28pm EST (Reuters) – Apple Inc has issued fixes for a security flaw in its Macintosh computers that allows hackers to intercept data such as email, patching a major and embarrassing glitch that came to light several days ago. The security update for users of Apple’s OS X computer operating software follows a fix issued for iPhones last week, meaning all Apple device users now have access to the […]

360 million newly stolen credentials on black market: cybersecurity firm

By Jim Finkle BOSTON Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:36pm EST (Reuters) – A cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access. The discovery could represent more of a risk to consumers and companies than stolen credit card data because of the chance the […]

U.S. insurers say proposed Medicare cuts less than feared

By Caroline Humer Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:46pm EST (Reuters) – U.S. health insurers including Humana Inc said on Monday that the government’s proposed cuts to privately run Medicare programs appear to represent a funding decline of around 4 percent, less than the possible cuts of 7 percent or deeper that analysts had been expecting. Shares of most insurers rose on Monday, with Humana leading the pack, up 9.2 percent at $112.29 on the New […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Can Track Your Heartbeat

Introducing S Health App Samsung revealed its newest smartphone, Galaxy 5 at 2014 Mobile Congress, in Barcelona Spain. The updated version of Samsung’s smartphone includes S Health App that can track one’s heartbeat. Samsung Galaxy S5 has a series of tools more on fitness apps for users to stay healthy and monitor their heart rate, a fitness tracker to create their own exercise schedule, pedometer to track how far you walk, diet and exercise records to […]

Samsung to unveil first smartwatches with own Tizen platform

SEOUL Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:53pm EST (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co is to unveil on Sunday its first wearable smartwatch powered by its Tizen platform in its latest attempt to distance itself from Google Inc and enhance its software and services. Samsung has been jointly developing its mobile platform with Intel Corp, as the dominance of Google’s free Android software, which Samsung uses for its Galaxy line of products, continues to grow and is […]

Apple promises fix ‘very soon’ for Macs with failed encryption

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:33pm EST (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Saturday it would issue a software update “very soon” to cut off the ability of spies and hackers to grab email, financial information and other sensitive data from Mac computers. Confirming researchers’ findings late Friday that a major security flaw in iPhones and iPads also appears in notebook and desktop machines running Mac OS X, Apple spokeswoman Trudy […]

U.S. government seeks to cut Medicare payments to insurers

By Caroline Humer Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:51pm EST (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled. The proposal, released in a document by a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, appeared to cut payments by more than the 6 to 7 percent the insurance […]

Loving Your Skin: The Natural Way To Beat Acne

By Natalie Kate Ann Juntado Every girl’s enemy and burdensome problem is to find out that another acne is showing up on her face. Acne has never been treated as a gift for us girls, rather, as an embarrassment. After trying all the creams and facial wash solutions, still it is not enough to control the power of acne. There are certain natural ways to prevent acne that won’t bring any harm on our skin, […]

REH Herbal Food Supplement

Both the typical modern medicines and natural alternative medicines won’t be a guarantee to be a 100% enough in one particular serious disease. Sometimes, we used to found out an instance like this afterwards. Or worse, the patient might be in a critical condition already. There are numerous remedial breakthrough that claims the effectiveness yet only few which are really proven that it works.Another herbal medicine was introduced to the market and field of medicine, […]

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion

By Gerry Shih and Sarah McBride Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:54pm EST (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, as the world’s largest social network looks for ways to boost its popularity, especially among a younger crowd. The acquisition of the hot messaging service with more than 450 million users around the world stunned many Silicon Valley observers with its lofty price tag. But it […]