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A German by the name of Tim Cannon wanted to install a device that would track his biometric data and send it to his Android devices. The problem about installing the device, according to Cannon, is that no certified doctor could perform the operation required to install the computer chip into his arm.…Read More »
Want a better local search when you are on your smartphone, tablet, or computer? Google does too and the only way you and they are going to get what they want is by getting the local governments to be a little more open with their data.…Read More »
Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive Office, wrote in the Wall Street Journal about how he was in favor of the US government passing an anti-discrimination bill that would target discrimination that takes place in the work place, notably discrimination against gay people.…Read More »
Rockstar is set to give players, who experienced the first month of GTA Online and it’s many problems, $500,000. No, not real $500,000 — in game $500,000.
GTA 5, which was released in late September, was a massive success and made over a billion dollars in just a few days.…Read More »
India is only the fourth country in the world to reach the red planet — or at least will be if everything goes according to plan. Indian scientists launched their Mars mission on Tuesday and hope to show the world that they have the technology to successfully get to the red planet.…Read More »
A group of researchers are aiming to change the fundamental architecture of the internet: computers connecting to servers. The project is called Pursuit, and the goal is a completely new architecture that’s faster, more secure and does not rely on servers like the internet does today.…Read More »
Back in August, Mark Zuckerberg announced an intention to provide Internet access to two thirds of the world that lacks online access. It’s a bold plan, but Bill Gates is not too keen on the idea after he criticized the plan on Friday, November 1.…Read More »
Could the cure to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Mad Cow disease rest in something as simple as light? That’s the theory coming from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Polish Wroclaw University of Technology. Both groups believe that these diseases can be cured with lasers instead of chemical-based treatments.…Read More »
“Light painting” has always been a “thing” for amateur photographers, which when taking pictures at night find, serendipitously, mind you, tracks of lingering colors that seem to emanate from light sources that are captured in the image. The result is effected by configuring the camera to yield a slow shutter speed.…Read More »
Google’s Nexus 5 is not only a great smartphone, it’s a great phone for gaming if these benchmarks are anything to go by. According to Rightware’s Power Board database, which compiles and store benchmarks, the Google Nexus 5 is the second best gaming smartphone behind the Apple iPhone 5s.…Read More »
If you use third party accessories in conjunction with your Skype account beware. Your time is limited to how much longer you are going to be able to keep using them. By December 2013, your devices or applications may not work anymore.…Read More »
In this past quarter Nintendo has suffered an 8 billion yen loss ($81 million), almost negating the 8.6 billion yen profit from the previous quarter. Much of this can be attributed to the poor sales of it’s newest console, the Wii U, which has not performed well.…Read More »
We see geeks and nerds everywhere these days as we have become socially acceptable. No longer is it seen as a bad thing to come out and say I’m a geek or I’m a nerd. But, who are geeks and nerds?Read More »
Who remembers this classic from the year 2009 when Steve Ballmer posed as Dr Evil and Bill Gates as Austin Powers? It came across my line of sight recently, which made me wonder if this little stunt is where the idea of Windows 8 came fromRead More »
Patent wars rage on, and with the unsuccessful acquisition of Nortel in a 2011 auction, Google may be losing the battle. The consortium ‘Rockstar’ owns thousands of patents and is targeting Google, Samsung, and other companies that created Android devices for infringement on patents.…Read More »
Robots are getting quite smarter as the years go by, so smart to the point where they can create a web of threads quite neatly without a hitch. Researchers at ETH Zurich are the folks behind this new robotic implementation, and it’s very interesting.…Read More »
As part of an initiative to move towards energy that is renewable and clean, a new solar power plant has been completed in central California.
The project was started back in 2011 and built by SunPower in San Luis Obispo County, the California Valley Solar Ranch will bring more electricity to those with Pacific Gas and Electric.…Read More »
What if you could control a car using only the power of your awesome mind? Well, this is possible thanks to Alejo Bernal, a recent graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven. He created a toy car that can be moved forward by thinking while the user wears a NeuroSky EEG headset that is commercially available.…Read More »
It has always been a mystery to some on how to blow up a planet. Obviously the methods used in Dragon Ball Z is not possible in the real world, so that’s out of the question. However, the method used in Star Wars could work, but it all depends on a few factors.…Read More »
American police have a new ally when it comes to high-speed chases, one that allows them to stop the chase, save some lives and damage, and still catch the suspect they are after. This comes in the form of a GPS bullet.…Read More »
Forget to plug in your smartphone or tablet? You’re dead in the water then. Or are you? If you have a Genneo charger you might not be so out of luck. The Genneo charger uses movement to power your device, charging it even when you aren’t near an outlet.…Read More »
Neurocam scans your brain, records what is of interest to you — the wet dream of marketers everywhere
It may look weird but having an iPhone strapped to your head may be the next step in advertising. There is a new tool being developed that will scan your brain and record what interests you.
The Neurocam, as it is being dubbed, is a system that includes a headband and special equipment that is designed to capture not only what you see but you your body reacts to what you see.…Read More »
Think the NSA’s site was the only one attacked or hacked recently? Think again. According to Ars Technica, there has been a hacking spree on US government websites and databases and it’s been going on for over a year. Accused of this hacking is a man named Lauri Love.…Read More »
Turkey has just created the first underwater connection between Asia and Europe, to be used by rail, with the completion of it’s Marmaray project.
The link is 13km, or 8 miles, long and is 60 meters underneath the Bosphorus Strait. The tunnel was $2.8 billion to build and is the realization of plans that go back in their inception to the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid in 1891.…Read More »
Rebekah Brooks, who used to work for News Corp as an executive, as well as some of her former colleagues on News of the World, are going to trial this week for the phone hacking scandal they were hit with a few years ago.…Read More »
In a stunt to promote the upcoming release of their Xbox One console as well as that next chapter in the ever-popular Dead Rising franchise, Microsoft had a giant Xbox One built in Vancouver. On Halloween, zombies emerged from it as part of the promotion stunt, and also just to give some good ‘ol scares.…Read More »