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Amazon Aims to Make New Waves With Kindle Fire HD

  The original Kindle Fire from Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) shook up the tablet industry with an unheard of $199 price point. Now, just days before Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) alleged announcement of an iPad mini, Amazon is throwing yet another wrench in the market. Yesterday, the company unveiled a new HD lineup of Kindle devices. A...

New Research to Help Eliminate Recurring Melanoma

  As long as melanoma is detected early on, the skin cancer can usually be removed with an 85% cure rate. Still, the cancer can find ways of returning – a fact that’s particularly alarming in Australia, which has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. According to New South Wales Health Minister,...

Snoring Cure Found: An Absolute Must-See for Noisy Sleepers

  This one’s for all of you sleepless spouses out there! If your partner’s snoring is grinding on your nerves, you’re not alone. It’s actually the third most common cause of divorce. Don’t hire that lawyer just yet, though. German scientists might have stumbled on the solution. It’s called a Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation System, which...

Finally, One Positive Impact of Global Warming

Thanks to climate change, the Arctic sea ice is shrinking to its smallest size on record. Professor Seymour Laxon of the University College London – along with a worldwide team of scientists – has been gathering sea ice data using Europe’s CryoSat-2 satellite. Laxon says, “Sometimes the radar bounces off the surface of the ice,...

Rovio’s Angry Birds… the New Super Mario?

  Angry Birds has certainly put Finnish firm, Rovio, on the map since the company launched the game in 2009. Back in May 2011, people were racking up 200 million minutes per day on the game. Now, Angry Birds boasts over 200 million active users a month. Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) named it the most popular...

Effects of Isaac Spreading Beyond the Gulf Coast

  Isaac was upgraded to hurricane status yesterday. And as it continues its path inland, it’s not just the Gulf Coast states that will be affected by the storm. Residents of other states have felt the pain at the gas pumps, as well. According to Reuters’ Sasha Salama, “The government says the average price at...

New Tech Will Save Lives During Storms Like Isaac

  As tropical storm Isaac makes its way to New Orleans exactly seven years after hurricane Katrina swept through the city, you can bet that residents are wishing this technology was invented long ago. Researchers at Florida International University (FIU) have created a giant storm simulator that can recreate the destructive wind of a category...

Diageo Earnings: Proof That Sluggish Economies Still Need Booze

  Last year, Diageo’s (NYSE: DEO) wine and spirits business was killing it. But how is the maker of brands like Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Ketel One faring now as the world’s economy continues to slow? The same. It reported a 2% increase in profits this quarter, while sales jumped 10%. Diageo CEO, Paul Walsh,...

Still Thinking About Investing in China?

  Matthew Weinschenk pointed out yesterday that although China’s market is severely beaten down, it doesn’t mean investors should take it as a buying opportunity. “We know there are a lot of risk factors in China right now,” he said. “The real estate market is set for a collapse. The growth, so far, has largely...