Monthly Archives: October 2014

How Android TV Is a (Video) Game Changer

Since the early days of the video game industry, consoles have ruled the home. Companies like Nintendo, Sega, Sony and Microsoft thrived by building closed ecosystems that developers could creates games over the course of five to 10 years before a new, more powerful box entered the market and the cycle began all over again.

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Would Your Doctor Recognize Ebola?

Dr. Raymond Pollak–who happens to be my dad–published an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune late last week about the failure of the Dallas hospital to diagnose the first Ebola victim in the U.S.–a failure that led to wider exposure–and the difficulty that American medical staff have had in identifying tropical diseases in general.

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Why People Love Costco-Sized Portions

Circumstances dictate decision making, and choices between variety and monotony are no exception: People become more interested in trying, say, more popsicle flavors when they?re uncertain about their future, or when they?re making decisions in groups.

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Snowball Debuts A Unified Inbox For All Your Messaging Apps

A new mobile application called Snowball, launching today, is going to give iPhone users Android envy. The app serves as a universal inbox for your many mobile messaging clients, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS, Snapchat, Google Hangouts and more, and appears right on your Android homescreen in a format that resembles the small, circular ?Chat Heads? icons introduced by Facebook.

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Love the 1,000 Smiles Campaign

Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe.

Operation Smile was founded in 1982 by Dr. William Magee Jr., a plastic surgeon, and his wife, Kathleen Magee, a nurse and clinical social worker.

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