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Ebola: Fast-tracking treatments | The Economist
THE lucky ones are admitted to a health centre. They arrive bleeding, in taxis, on foot, in wheelbarrows and sometimes in ambulances. Mostly there is little help available and patients are dying alone, lying on the ground and lucky to receive even palliative care. Médecins Sans Frontières, a medical charity that has treated more than two-thirds of...
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Battery technology: Caging the Li-ion

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Battery technology: Caging the Li-ion
THE digital devices that rule modern life may be advancing at breakneck speed, but the rechargeable batteries that power them are making slower progress. The lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries found in everything from smartphones and laptops to Teslas and Boeing 787s have been on sale since 1991, their performance gradually improving. But to make the...
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In Europe, this small SUV gets 50 mpg on diesel. Here, it’s an EV with lots of tech for $40K-$50K....
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Tesco has suspended its plans to release a Hudl smartphone, while it concentrates on its new tablet...
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How Even More Apple Devices Could Get Sapphire Screens

Ted Smick’s device loads crystal wafers for processing.

Glass touch-screen displays are easily cracked and scratched, making them a weak point in today’s ubiquitous mobile devices. Sapphire—second only to diamond in hardness—could make such damage a thing of the past. Sapphire is already

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Apple iWatch

Show off: CEO Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch on Tuesday.

Today I finally got to try on a smart watch that fits my wrist, looks good, and purports to be full-featured yet not overly annoying.

While other smart watches I’ve tried and spied have been mostly clunky, finicky, ugly, and, f

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Apple announced its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones alongside the much-anticipated Apple Watch wearable in an event in California...
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Sharp 70-inch LED TV
4K may be here, and it is exciting, but let's be honest -- for most people, it's going to be a long time before a 70-inch 4K TV sniffs a price considered "affordable." More power to those who can afford it, but if you're looking for a huge sweet HDTV to grace your living room today, this beautiful 1080p model from Sharp is on sale now at around a...
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The Key to Making Unbreakable Sapphire Screens for iPhones and iWatches

Crystal clear: A slice of a sapphire crystal.

Today Apple senior vice president for design, Jony Ive, called out the remarkable properties of sapphire, a material that’s so hard you’d basically need a diamond to cut it. It protects the back and front of Apple’s new watch.

Cracked screens

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Devices with Intel's Core M Chips Will Hear Your Voice Even When Your Device Is in Sleep Mode

New processors: A silicon wafer etched with Intel’s Core M mobile chips.

A new line of mobile chips unveiled by Intel today makes it possible to wake up a laptop or tablet simply by saying “Hello, computer.” Once it has been awoken, the computer can operate as a voice-controlled virtual ass

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