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PayPal Predicts Wallets Will Die by 2015…Thanks, but I’ll Keep Mine for Now

PayPal's Scott Thompson caused a bit of stir earlier this month by predicting the death of his competitors. Well, sort of. Thompson, both in a blog post and a video to his employees (see...
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Humanity Struggles With Augmentation Addiction in Mind-Blowing Deus Ex Trailer

Holy Crap, this thing is awesome. Straight from Comic Con comes one of the most amazing and enthralling video game trailers I've ever seen. It's sixteen years in the future, 2027, and the world...

Jawbone Raises $70M, Readies To Launch A Health Tracking Wristband Later This Year

Jawbone, the sleek line of innovative Bluetooth headsets, is seriously on the move raising funds from venture capitalists who have opened the coffers. Only four months ago, its privately-held company parent company, Aliph, announced...
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Anybots Ramps Up To Bring Telepresence Robot Revolution

Are you ready to test drive your robot? At $15,000 Anybots' QB telepresence platform is priced like a car, drives like a Segway, and is as easy to control as riding a bike. Now,...

Don’t Look For Me On Facebook, I’ve Moved To Google+

It's time to pack my bags and move to a new social network. Who's with me? Google+ has been available for less than a month but it has gathered incredible momentum. Estimates put early...

The End of Borders Is A Win For Technology, Authors and Readers

We’re witnessing the end of an era as Borders, the second largest brick-and-mortar chain bookstore behind Barnes & Noble, liquidates its inventory and closes all 399 of its remaining stores, costing about 10,700 employees...

UK Plans for Human Animal Genetic Hybrids

Britain is planning for a future present when human and animal genes are mixed. As scientists continue to use human genes implanted in animals to create new medicines and understand our biology, it seems...

Shazam Keeps Rolling — Popular App Names Songs and Shows Just By ‘Listening’

If you’ve never heard of the mobile app, Shazam, here’s how a late-night TV ad might pitch it: How annoying is it when you hear a song you like but you don’t know the...

Researcher Makes a Career Developing Cocaine Vaccine, But Pharmaceutical Companies Won’t Produce It

Imagine if you came up with a simple but powerful idea: create a vaccine against the most addictive drugs. It could therapeutically help countless numbers of addicts overcome their substance dependency. Those at high-risk...

CivWorld, The Civilization-Building Game, Helps Facebook Further Advance As A Social Gaming Platform

Facebook seems to be the platform of choice for social gaming these days, and so it’s no surprise that established game franchises are looking to the social network to expand their player base. Among...
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Facebook, Picasa, Twitter and More – Memolane Makes a Timeline of Your Social Activity

What did you tweet on the morning of your Wedding? What was your Facebook status when your first child was born? Where are the Flickr pictures from that party on Friday? You know, those...
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Nanotechnology On The Internet – Videos of 25th Anniversary Foresight Reunion Now Online

Don't worry if you missed it, you can time travel and attend the Foresight Institute's 25th Anniversary Reunion through the magic of the internet. The conference, hosted on Google's campus in Silicon Valley, explored...

Arrested For a Crime, Get DNA Profiled — Even More States Now Collect Samples at Booking

It's getting harder to be a criminal...at least a career criminal. That's because 25 states now collect DNA for certain felony arrests, such as violent or sexual crimes. Furthermore, as of July 1, New...
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Hilarious and Surprising Predictions of the Future…From the 1960s! (video)

Nothing should make a futurist more wary than looking at the history of the profession and seeing how hilarious its mistakes have been. Jetpacks, flying cars, death rays...the future isn't quite what the past...
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This Robot Can Learn To Run Anywhere, Just Try and Stop It!

From infancy, humans slowly figure out how to adjust the tension in their legs to maintain their balance and speed while walking. Now a six legged robot is learning the same skills. EduBot at...

Dubai’s Weather Wizards Create Rain, Wrestle Power From Mother Nature

Throughout history, mankind has strived to control the weather. Back in the day, you could sacrifice an animal or do a rain dance in an effort to win the favor of your god in...
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Quadriplegic Regains Control, Independence With Robot Helper (video)

For ten years, Henry Evans couldn't even scratch his nose. Now he has a $400,000 robot do it for him. A mute quadriplegic since his stroke at the early age of 40, Evans saw...

A Bit of Coin: The Bitcoin Revolution

What your future wallet could look like When was the last time you paid cash for something? Even though a few vendors still prefer cash, I know I use my credit card for almost everything...
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Exclusive Video of Q&A With Aubrey de Grey on How To Live Forever

If you're watching a movie and someone from the film suddenly appears before you in person, there are two likely explanations: 1) you're in the future or 2) you're at a Q&A. Last Friday...
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Pixar Ex-Designer Creates Stunning Interactive Book for iPad. Blurs Lines Between Books, Film, Games

What do you do after conquering Pixar, Disney, and Dreamworks? You revolutionize tablet reading, of course. Designer William Joyce created a name for himself at the top animation studios with his one of a...
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Maine Schools Give iPads To All Kindergarten Students (video)

Starting kindergarten is a milestone in a kid’s life as it signifies the start of formal education. But as of next fall, this rite of passage will no longer be just about crayons, building...
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Transcendent Man Movie Blowout August 3 – Ray Kurzweil, Steve Wozniak, Michio Kaku, and Many More!

The future is coming to the 49 out of 50 of the United States (sorry, Wyoming). On August 3rd, Transcendent Man: A Conversation About the Future will be appearing in 500+ theaters across the...

Patient Medical Records in the UK Headed into the Cloud

The British have a long history of bravely venturing off into the unknown, and with cloud computing as their new frontier, they are forging ahead yet again. A hospital in the UK is testing...

10,000 Year Clock Begins Construction Thanks to $42 Million from Amazon’s CEO

The construction of a modern wonder of the world is now underway in western Texas as the plans for a clock that will tick for 10,000 years have been green lit by the hefty...
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Belgian Blues Will Blow Your Mind, These Cows Are Totally Ripped

It's been more than a decade since humans have cracked their own genetic code, but we've yet to wake up to a world of engineered lifeforms on the Island of Dr. Moreau. While we're...

Yes, We Got Hacked But We Fixed It – No More Malware Messages

So about 12 hours ago everyone started getting warning messages from their web browsers that they should not go to Singularity Hub because it was infested with malware.  Sadly, the web browsers were right....

If You’re Happy and You Know It—FACEBOOK WILL DETECT IT

Does the internet know when you're smiling? That's a rhetorical question. Of course it can. Face.com, makers of a top notch facial recognition API, recently announced it was now capable of detecting the moods...
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Hockey’s Wayne Gretzky Pimps Hi-Tech Muscle Supplement – Is The Science Real?

To hockey fans Wayne Gretzky is The Great One, but to body builders he may soon become The Guy Who Got Me to Buy a $100/month Muscle Supplement. The living legend of the ice...

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Singularity Hub has been selected as a featured source in Pulse, a seriously popular news application for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  Pulse is a beautiful application that makes reading news fun and engaging....
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Players Rule Their Real Neighborhoods with Shadow Cities, a Location-Based MMORPG for the iPhone (VIDEO)

When Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in 2007, he described it as a revolutionary and magical product. Fortunately, the founders of the Finnish company Grey Area, the maker of Shadow Cities, were listening...
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Paraplegics Walk With Exoskeleton – Exclusive Video of Berkeley Bionic’s eLegs in Action

Robotic legs may get paraplegics walking again, and in more ways than one. Exoskeleton startup Berekely Bionics has partnered with ten of the top physical rehabilitation centers in the United States to test their...
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Japan’s Virtual PopStar Hatsune Miku Rocks Los Angeles!

July 2nd, 2011: the day a software program became an internationally touring pop sensation. Hatsune Miku gave a blowout concert at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles this weekend as part of Anime Expo...
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Come Watch How To Live Forever Movie With Me in San Francisco This Friday!

If you could take a pill that would let you live 500 more years, would you? That's one of the many questions director and star Mark Wexler asks in his latest documentary, How To...

Google+ is Awesome. Facebook Maimed, Twitter Mortally Wounded?

I´ve spent the last week playing with the new Google+, and I´m here to tell you the service is pretty damn awesome.  Dozens of Silicon Valley startups, especially social behemoths Facebook and Twitter, must...

South Korea: We’re Spending $2 Billion To Put Our Textbooks on Tablet PCs by 2015. What Are You Doing?

In a bold move towards digitizing education, South Korea's Ministry of Education Science and Technology has announced it is spending 2.2 trillion Wan ($2 billion USD) over the next four years, to convert its...

A Horde of 4.5 Million Zombie Computers Is Marching Towards You

It's name is TDL-4, and they say it's invulnerable. Known as a botnet, this malicious software has infiltrated an estimated 4.5 million PCs around the world, using them without their owner's knowledge and turning...

Canada’s New Polymer Banknotes Aim To Foil Counterfeiters…for the Time Being

In an age when online banking, electronic transfers, RFID-based payments, and digital currency are becoming exponentially popular among consumers, "paper" money can seem like an antiquated technology. But the truth is physical currency isn't...
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Virtual People Watching Virtual Movies In Virtual Space – Recursively Delicious!

Locating your indie film festival in the real world? Meh, that's so mainstream. The fourth annual Machinima Expo is coming this November to a virtual world near you. Taking place in the online game...

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