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Submission + - 1 Patient, 7 Tumors and 100 Billion Cells Equal 1 Striking Recovery (

schwit1 writes: The remarkable recovery of a woman with advanced colon cancer, after treatment with cells from her own immune system, may lead to new options for thousands of other patients with colon or pancreatic cancer, researchers are reporting. Her treatment was the first to successfully target a common cancer mutation that scientists have tried to attack for decades. Until now, that mutation has been bulletproof, so resistant to every attempt at treatment that scientists have described it as ‘undruggable.'

Submission + - Google Global Cache coming to Cuba

lpress writes: The Associated Press reports that on Monday Eric Schmidt will be in Havana to sign a deal bringing Google Global Cache to Cuba. This will be a win for the Cuban people, Google and the Obama administration.

Comment Re:Google Voice (Score 1) 46

Yup. Have used it for years too. It rings all of my devices and filters out spam texts. Also quite nice getting an emailed transcript of voicemails.


For those who haven't tried it, you can use google voice as your voicemail for your cell phone without using any of the other features. So you can get voicemail to text for free from google, instead of paying a monthly vig to your carrier... plus you get to keep your voice mail box as it is when you move from carrier to carrier.

It is a nice service, and you can't beat the price. With the text-to-speech and streaming audio, I never dial in to my voicemail account.

Setup under Verizon was a minor league pain, but switching to T-mobile was a breeze - I just used the "google voice" option on the phone's voicemail menu and it switched my voicemail to google. So I didn't lose any of my saved messages, I didn't have to redo my outgoing announcements and I didn't have to learn new prompts. Very pleasant experience.

Comment In other words (Score 1) 58

The "I have an open WiFi router, therefore anybody in my neighborhood could have downloaded that content" defense really does stand up in court? I'm still not clear why downloading is actionable as copyright infringement, it's only uploading that constitutes distribution of copyrighted material without a license. Anybody downloading could just say they thought the person distributing the content for free had a license to do so!

Comment Re:Audio (Score 1) 111

You can already get much better wireless audio by going over WiFi, at the cost of greater power consumption, of course. The other day, I was contemplating installing a Google Chromecast Audio in my car. It could in theory run off the WiFi Hotspot in my phone.

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