Michael Lorenzen hits walk-off single

Pitcher-turned-utilityman Michael Lorenzen sent the Reds home winners on Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks, ripping a walk-off line drive single to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning. It’s Lorenzen’s second impressive offensive feat within the last five days. Last week, as Craig noted, Lorenzen became the first pitcher since Babe Ruth in […]

Ground-breaking blood test could reduce lung cancer deaths

A ground-breaking blood test could cut the number of people who die from lung cancer each year. Lung cancer is the third most common cancer but it has a very high mortality rate. Less than 9% of patients survive more than five year after diagnosis – often because it is spotted too late. A trial […]

Geely to bring air taxis to China in tie-up with Daimler-backed Volocopter

German startup Volocopter said it plans to form a partnership with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group that will bring its air taxis to China and that it has raised 50 million euros ($55.13 million) in fresh funding from the Chinese company and others. Volocopter, which says it is building the world’s first manned, electric and vertical […]

Samsung’s A-die memory surfaces at retailer

Samsung’s A-die memory has surfaced at UK-based retailer, MemoryCow, and signals that Samsung is looking to offer 32GB DIMMs for consumers in the near term. While the initial spec for A-die memory isn’t exactly exciting, they aren’t surprising either. Samsung will have its hands full if the company is to groom the A-dies to replace […]

Typhoon lashes Japanese capital, one dead, power, transport disrupted

One of the strongest typhoons to hit eastern Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain damaging buildings and disrupting transport. More than 160 flights were canceled and scores of train lines closed for hours, snarling the morning commute for millions […]

Dwyane Wade is retired, happy being a dad, but about a comeback ‘never say never’

Dwyane Wade has done the farewell tour. He walked away from the NBA at age 37 with a Hall of Fame resume, moved to Los Angeles with his wife (actress Gabrielle Union), he’s making television appearances, and his son Zaire is playing high school ball with LeBron James‘ son at a Los Angeles area prep […]

Slimmers who set calorie limits for each meal are more likely to eat less, new study finds

Slimmers who set themselves a calorie limit for each meal rather than per day are more likely to eat less, researchers have found. A study at Warwick Business School asked dieters to set a ‘budget’ for their calorie intake. The results, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, showed that dieters who set a budget […]

Samurai, Ninja loans boom as Japan banks hunt for yield

Japanese regional banks are increasingly lending to foreign companies and other borrowers via samurai and ninja loans as they struggle with interest rates stuck at zero and seek to diversify their customer base. Foreign companies who have long capitalized on the low cost of borrowing yen in the carry trade have also stepped up issuance […]

Apple accuses Google’s Project Zero of creating unfounded fears around recently disclosed iPhone vulnerability

The two tech giants had a public back and forth this week about an embarrassing and now patched iOS vulnerability discovered by Google researchers. Apple takes issue with the way it was disclosed, and sought to “clarify” things in typical Cupertino fashion. Google stands firmly on its research, but Apple argues it was used to […]

Hong Kong August visitors plunge 40% year-on-year, hotels half-full: finance chief

Hong Kong visitor arrivals plunged nearly 40% in August from a year earlier, deepening from July’s 5% fall, the finance secretary said as sometimes violent anti-government protests take a rising toll on the city’s tourism, retail and hotel businesses. Hotels in some locations had seen occupancy rates drop to about half, while room rates plunged […]