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Walgreens demands $140m refund from busted bio biz Theranos
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Bayonetting the wounded Troubled bio-upstart Theranos is facing a lawsuit from the US drug store chain Walgreens as it seeks to recoup the $140m it invested in the firm.…

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Tumblr gives you an easy way to make reaction GIFs on mobile
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Tumblr made it easier to search for GIFs earlier this year, but if you're tired of seeing the same old stuff, you'll like this update a lot better. The social network has created a built-in GIF maker for its mobile apps that can process videos with…

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Firefox Android beta puts Instagram feeds straight into your browser
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Firefox has already shown off an Android launcher and is now trying some spiffy personalization features for its Android browser. The latest beta flaunts a new class of “panel” add-ons with home page feeds like Pocket, Wikipedia, Instagram and more….

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Assessing the Fitness of Wearable Tech – The New York …
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A special report on personal technology for health, family and fitness. Like many people who grew up long before personal computers and cellphones became ubiquitous, I've never tried a fitness tracker. I already know I walk …

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Google to feed machines with evidence of human physical weaknesses – and that’s a good thing
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Don’t panic, citizen. These computers are your frieeeends Google’s X laboratory is working with a team of biologists and geneticists to analyze human frailties using the web giant’s computing might.…

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Prof Hawking cracks riddle of black holes – which may be portals to other universes
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Top boffin reckons he’s made a Quantum Leap of science Professor Stephen Hawking thinks he has solved the 40-year-old information paradox – a conundrum of what happens to matter in black holes.…

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World’s largest music torrent site goes dark, disputes report about server seizure [Updated]
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It took nearly 10 years, but authorities have finally targeted and taken down What.cd, which had risen to become the Internet’s largest invite-only, music-trading torrent site. The news was confirmed by the tracker’s official Twitter account on Thursday via two posts: “We are not likely to return any time soon in our current form. All site and […]

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Boston-based life healthcare technology group seeks London IPO
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A Boston-based healthcare technology company whose board includes high-profile business leaders including Chris Viehbacher is to seek $160m in a London stock market flotation. The initial public offering planned by PureTech Health next month would …

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Apple's iPad Air 2 on preorder at Walmart for $489
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The retail giant nudges down the price for Apple’s two new tablets — the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 — while also cutting the cost of the iPad Mini original.

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