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Forget the Alexa-powered toasters at CES, these innovations will really shape 2018

This year, as CES rolls out troves of new Alexa-enabled toasters, mirrors and even shower heads, the gathering has become just another symbol of Silicon Valley’s disconnect with the needs of everyda

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We are now walking through a media desert. While access to content is astronomically high, the content that we read is dead, lifeless, and derivative. Yes, I see the irony in posting my criticism of t

AncestryDNA clustered 770,000 genomes to find your family’s American immigration story

Immigration into the U.S. is a hot political topic right now, but, unless you’re Native American, pretty much everyone here has a family history involving some sort of immigration story. No

Senior benefits platform Renew.com raises $3 million to help retiring baby boomers

Renew.com has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Venrock, Expa and others to launch a platform aiming to give the baby boomer generation adequate information on their benefits after retirement

Kindly Care launches with $3.1M to help loved ones access vetted caregivers

Despite massive structural changes in the American healthcare system, proper care for the nation’s aging baby boomers remains out of reach for many people. Assisted living centers for our parents a

Rumor: Canon tells employees to make babies so that Japan can live

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/canon_babies-630x472.jpg" /> Japan has a serious demographic problem. It's already the world's oldest society (22% of the population are

To help aging population, Japanese robots put to work

One-fifth (21 percent) of the Japanese population is over the age of 65, according to the CIA World Fact Book. (Compare that to us here in the Sates, with 12.6 percent over 65 years of ago.) Since its