As gross as it may sound, popping freeze-dried fecal pills might one day cure obesity and you might be instructed to take them to lose weight. In fact, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital will test these freeze-dried fecial pills on 20 obese patients, Quartz reports. Each day, for six weeks, these people will ingest a few grams of someone else’s freeze-dried fecal matter while researchers track their weight. More →
In case you haven’t been paying attention, the smart wearables business is only getting bigger. More and more companies are coming out with new smart bands and watches designed to assist with fitness tracking and health monitoring, with a slew of new products having been unveiled at CES 2016 this week.
These wearables can help you track workouts and many health parameters, but they won’t tell you how many pounds you should lose each week to keep it off. More →
Weight loss is an important yet delicate matter to people looking to shed some of that extra weight. There are many “miracle” solutions that don’t exactly work, and there are plenty methods to do it properly. Watching what you eat and exercising properly will certainly help, though it may take discipline and time to see results. However, people who want instant results should know there’s a new medical procedure that lets doctors eliminate some of your fat by freezing it. More →
NASDAQ on Tuesday announced that it will adjust the weighing of several companies in the NASDAQ-100 index to better reflect their market capitalizations. The NASDAQ-100 index is comprised of the 100 biggest non-financial stocks on the NASDAQ exchange. The adjustment, which will take place on May 2nd, is the first of its kind since 1998. Apple will take the biggest hit as its weighting will be adjusted down from 20.46% of the the index to 12.33%. The Cupertino-based company’s representation on the NASDAQ-100 is currently six times that of the No. 2 company, Microsoft, which will see its weight doubled on May 2nd. A total of 82 stocks will be adjusted downward while 18 companies including Microsoft, Google, Intel, Cisco and Oracle will get larger shares. More →
The gang over at PreCentral showed up to today’s HP media event several hours early just to… you know, get a good seat. While roaming the halls, the folks from HP just happen to be rehearsing this afternoon’s presentation — and the folks from PreCentral just happen to overhear several details about what we’re in store for. We now know the name of the device, the TouchPad; it’s weight, 1.5 pounds; and it’s depth, 13mm. The event kicks off at 1:00PM ET today, we’ll be there live-blogging the event to bring you the news as it happens. More →
This is just too weird not to post. CNET UK has reported that the Internet has a weight, and by taking the sum total of all peripherals, computers, etc. you can actually formulate a number. So what do the intertubes weight? 498,438,559,990 kilograms to be exact. About 570,937,778 computers are connected to the Internet and are being estimated to weigh in at 22.83 billion kg, while 175,480,931 servers are said to weigh in at 1.75 billion kg. The reported weight also includes 6.075 million kg in iPhones, 6.8 million kg in BlackBerrys, and 87 million kg in cables. Somehow virus’ made the list with a weigh of 287,524 kg — huh? Now, we’re not sure how accurate their estimates are but they describe their report as both “precise” and “scientific.” We’ll let you guys scientifically hash out how precise the numbers are in the comments. More →