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Researchers working to discover more about how smoke impacts people’s health have developed an artificial human lung “airway on a chip” and a smoking robot to carry out more accurate tests. The work will help further our understanding of conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an irreversible inflammatory disease of the lung’s small airways, […]

When I reviewed Roger Horrocks’ book Re-inventing New Zealand for Landfall recently, I gave the thumbs up to most of the text, but took issue with an essay called ‘A Short History of the ‘New Zealand Intellectual’. I disagreed with Horrocks’ claim that New Zealand was an intellectual wasteland for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, […]

Blurb, the San Francisco-based book and magazine self-publishing company, launched its first mobile app on Monday. Simply called Blurb, the free app allows iPhone and iPad users to design and order high-quality photo books right from their mobile devices. “We wanted to ensure the app we developed is fast and easy to use, while maintaining […]

Doug Liman’s 2014 sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow was one of that year’s criminally underappreciated gems, but it did well enough for the studio to move forward with a sequel — and that follow-up film will likely serve as both a sequel and a prequel, according to the director. Liman offered some details about the sequel to Edge of […]

Lenovo recently caved in to criticism over many of its Yoga 900 laptops that incorporated Windows 10 Signature Edition by releasing a BIOS update that allows owners to install Linux-based operating systems. The company was the target of scrutiny last month when customers accused it of conspiring with Microsoft by blocking the installation of non-Windows […]

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Lenovo recently caved in to criticism over many of its Yoga 900 laptops that incorporated Windows 10 Signature Edition by releasing a BIOS update that allows owners to install Linux-based operating systems. The company was the target of scrutiny last month when customers accused it of conspiring with Microsoft by blocking the installation of non-Windows […]

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Just in time for Halloween 2016, an appliance company in Ontario, Canada, named Elmira Stove Works has begun offering personalized airbrushing on any Northstar refrigerator the business sells. While this fact alone doesn’t necessarily scream scary or spooky, it’s what Elmira’s offering to airbrush that fits the bill of Halloween-worthy: a vintage-inspired skull and flame-heavy […]

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