In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting thanks to better medicine, screening and care. A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say. Longer-term studies will be needed, experts caution. A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at lease if a new study is right, because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy. Obsessing over calories has left dieters with an empty feeling. The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other ideas, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients. Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat" chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. The disclosure comes amid an onslaught of bad publicity for Subway.
Google's Street View Software Unravels CAPTCHAs The latest software Google uses for its Street View cars to read street numbers in images for Google Maps works so well that it also solves CAPTCHAs, those puzzles designed to defeat bots.
Continued Drop in Global PC Shipments Slows Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the global slump in PC demand may be easing, with a considerable slowdown from last year's drops.
Amazon 3D Smartphone Pics Leaked E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly set to launch a smartphone after years of development. Photos of the phone, which may feature a unique 3D interface, were leaked by tech pub BGR.
Zebra Tech Buys Motorola Enterprise for $3.45B Weeks after Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility’s assets from Google for $2.91 billion, Zebra Technologies is throwing down $3.45 billion for Motorola’s Enterprise business in an all-cash deal.