Technology

FOCUS: New Weapons Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

It’s frustrating enough when progress in medicine plods along slowly, but downright alarming when it starts to backslide. Bacterial infections were considered essentially conquered in the 20th century, and now…

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Microsoft Unveils Smaller, Cheaper Surface Tablet

Microsoft has unveiled its smallest and least expensive Surface tablet yet, a long-rumored portable device that will compete with Apple’s iPad Mini. The Redmond company announced the new tablet after…

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Study Links Desalination to Heart Disease

The desalination technology which has largely enabled Israel to escape the ravages of several consecutive years of drought may be putting people at greater risk for heart disease, according to…

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FDA OKs First Drug Made to Reduce Excessive Sweating

U.S. regulators on Friday approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition that can cause people anxiety and affect their social lives. The Food and…

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Google Prepping Its Duplex Bot for a Summer Rollout

When Google first introduced its phone-calling digital concierge Duplex in May, some thought it sounded too human. Others worried that it would secretly record calls with people. The search giant…

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Google Home Speakers Down Worldwide

“Sorry, something went wrong. Try again in a few seconds.” That’s the response that Google smart speaker users around the world heard Wednesday when they asked their devices to play…

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