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Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Go With The Flow — Captive Media Raises $700k For Its Urinal Video Games

The urinal video game console delivers ads and promotes engagement with interactive games (five currently including a racing game and trivia) all within the approximate 1-minute window of time it takes for a man to empty his bladder. And apparently, it helps men keep their aim too, which could make restrooms cleaner.
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Television Declining Rapidly As Shift To Online Entertainment Consumption Grows

If you haven't been watching television lately, you're not alone. Television viewership continues to decline, especially among younger viewers. While new shows come out every year, it doesn't look like anything save a fundamental...

German Military Laser Destroys Targets Over 1Km Away

A German company has brought us one step closer to the kinds of shootouts only seen in Sci-Fi films. Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Defense recently tested a 50kW, high-energy laser at their proving ground facility in...

Forecasting the Future: Ray Kurzweil, Nate Silver, and—the Market?

If you're a futurist, chances are you have a favorite oracle or uncanny prediction. Maybe it was John Paulson’s bet against the housing market in 2007-08, or Nate Silver’s spot on election call in...

Toyota And Audi To Unveil Their Driverless Cars Next Week At CES

Given that California recently became the third state in the US to legalize driverless cars, it should come as no surprise that automakers are attempting to jockey for the lead in what promises to...

Obama Signs “Fiscal Cliff” Bill From Hawaii With Autopen – Here’s How

The end of 2012 was a rocky ending for US lawmakers. While their citizenry was popping corks, they were desperately trying to stave off the “fiscal cliff” and thus spare us at least one...
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Leap Motion ‘Minority Report’ Computer Interface Preps For Big 2013

Mid-2012, Leap Motion unveiled the most accurate motion sensing technology on the market to date. The Leap detects every subtle finger flick and hand gesture with up to 1/100th of a millimeter precision and...

FDA Approval For Genetically Modified Salmon That Grow Super Fast

One particular genetically modified salmon is on the verge of successfully navigating the treacherous regulatory waters of the FDA. The agency just issued a draft environmental assessment of the genetically engineered salmon in which...

Swarm Robots Called ‘Droplets’ The Size Of A Golf Ball

Robots that look more like ping pong balls could one day help to colonize Mars, so thinks their developer. The robots would work together in swarms of thousands to construct habitats for humans and...

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