Microsoft’s Imagine Cup crowns its 15th winner, the X.GLU smart glucose meter for kids
Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup, a global competition of high-tech student projects, reached its culmination this week accompanied by the usual pomp at the company’s headquarters in Redmond. The winner of the $100,000 grand prize and 365 day
The Estonian – who won June’s Rally Sardinia earlier in the year, his first WRC overall win – completed the 1.44 mile Harju test in 1m44.1s, 1.1s clear of his nearest challenger.“I have big respect for these roads,” said Tanak. “When you have a go
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired help for an inconsistent bullpen, obtaining left-handed reliever Dan Jennings from the Chicago White Sox for minor league first baseman Casey Gillaspie.
The Astros are going from really good to possibly great
The Houston Astros own the American League’s best record. That’s a sentence you’re going to see a lot in coming years. While the Astros are having a great amount of success today, they are poised to keep improving. There are a multitude of factors that
A type of bacterium is associated with the recurrence of colorectal cancer and poor outcomes, research show. Scientists found that Fusobacterium nucleatum in the gut can stop chemotherapy from causing a type of cancer cell death called apoptosis.
Microsoft announcing that they’re going to be discontinuing Paint, the free art program that has come with every copy of Windows since 1985, is a tragedy. The humble graphics program was the first […]
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Of all the most-watched American professional team sports, football has the most sprawling offseason. For the fans obsessed with it, and the media tasked to cover it, that means filling a lot of time.Nearly six months have passed since the Patriots turned bac
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) The 'halo' cockpit head protection system that will be mandatory on Formula One cars next season protects drivers from the potentially fatal impact of objects like a loose wheel traveling at up to 225 kph (140 mph).
AP Source: Bob Bradley will coach MLS expansion club LAFC
LOS ANGELES (AP) A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Bob Bradley will be the first coach of the Los Angeles Football Club, the MLS expansion franchise due to begin play next year.
Patook wants to be Tinder for platonic friendships
Technology isn’t necessarily the best solution for forging new real life connections, whatever the collective marketing spiel of the web’s social giants likes to claim. But Patook is having a crack at the tricky feat of remotely sparking fri
Embody an 80s family robot in Funny or Die’s feature-length VR flick ‘Miyubi’
In VR, we’re all robots, but some experiences make that a bit more apparent than others. Today, Oculus is releasing a VR comedy called “Miyubi.” The experience, produced by Funny or Die and Felix & Paul Studios, is the longest VR
The number of people with obstructive sleep apnea has steadily increased over the past two decades. Obesity and advanced age, which have been reported as risk factors, are also on the rise. Scientists are concerned because sleep apnea may diminish healthspan
Five vascular diseases linked to one common genetic variant
Genome-wide association studies have implicated a common genetic variant in chromosome 6p24 in coronary artery disease, as well as four other vascular diseases: migraine headache, cervical artery dissection, fibromuscular dysplasia, and hypertension. However
Sauber aims to finalise engine deal before summer break
The Frenchman has also made it clear that the Swiss team has to have current technology rather than year-old units, despite the inevitable extra cost.Sauber finally confirmed earlier today that it has cancelled plans to join forces with Honda next year, leavi
Net30 wants to fix the construction industry’s payments problem
The invoicing and payments process in the commercial construction industry is broken. It takes a median of about 70 days to get paid, which means contractors are often stuck without enough working capital. Net30, a startup in Y Combinator’s curren
Cycflix lets you watch Netflix, but only if you keep up the pace
Netflix (and social media, and Seamless, and the convenience economy, and so on) has totally wrecked my fitness routine. But a new program from Dublin Institute of Technology student Ronan Byrne may save the day. Cycflix is a project that lets you hook
Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle and doubles iPod touch capacities to 32GB and 128GB
Get out the Kleenex and hit play on the Boyz II Men musical montages — it’s officially the end of an era. Three years after discontinuing the iPod classic, Apple is finally doing the same its lower-end brethren, the shuffle and nano. The co