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$80 Android Phone Sells Like Hotcakes in Kenya, the World Next?

It seems like just yesterday when only the slickest kid on the block had a smartphone, but now, this revolutionary gadget is selling like hotcakes in the developing world. Earlier this year, the Chinese...

AIDS Turns 30: Are We Close to a Cure?

On June 5th, 1981, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report told the world about five rapidly deteriorating men who arrived at clinics in Los Angeles. They exhibited a disturbing array of symptoms - swollen...

The Rise of Netflix and the Future of Home Entertainment

Our entertainment habits and the nature of our online life are shifting beneath our feet. According to Sandvine, a network analytics firm, Netflix is now the reigning champion of Internet traffic. Its video streaming...

No More Medical Record Hell – Startup Looks to Bring Doctors And Patients Into The Digital Age

If Practice Fusion has their way, your doctor's office is about to get an upgrade - big time. Like other electronic health records (EHR) systems, Practice Fusion empowers doctors with brand spanking new superpowers...
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Thought-Wired Allows Disabled to Control Home Appliances with Mind Alone

If you’re one of the millions affected by severe disabilities, you should pay close attention to three innovative, pure-hearted Aucklanders who are whipping up a fresh batch of hope. They call themselves Thought-Wired, and...

Brazilian “RoboCop” Security Goggles Over-Hyped, We’ve Got the Real Facts

For most, the eyes and face are windows to the soul, but for the bad guys at the 2014 World Cup, it could be a ticket to incarceration. Brazilian authorities are deploying the Ex-Eye,...
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Skynet Becomes Aware, Launches Nuclear Attack On Humanity

Hide ya kids, hide ya wife! According to the Terminator franchise, at 8:11 PM today (April 19th), the military-designed artificial intelligence system called Skynet will become self-aware and turn against its creators (read: us)....
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Limitless Movie Thrills, But What’s The Future of Smart Pills?

Limitless is a film about Eddie Morra, a man who just wants to do his best. He’s ingesting a smart drug, or nootropic, named NZT-48 to take his cognitive abilities to the next level. His...

Scientist Records 230,000 Hours of Son’s Childhood: What It Means and What’s Next

The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates When Deb Roy’s son invites his girlfriend over for dinner with his family, there will be much more than photo albums to embarrass the teenager. His parents...

As Safer Fetal Genetic Tests Arrive, Abortions Could Rise

The impending  arrival of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) will allow more parents than ever before to discover congenital disorders early in pregnancy...but will it also lead to an increase in abortions? Because of the...

The Gostai Jazz Telebot Brings French Style to Mobile Telepresence

7:00 AM PST- Investor meeting in Berlin 12:00 PM PST- Lunch with wife in Seattle 2:00 PM PST- Walk and talk with CTO in NYC How is this schedule humanly possible? It's not. It’s robotically possible. Mobile...

Paging Dr. Watson: AI Jeopardy! Soon To Be Physician’s Assistant

Will you ever be treated by Dr. Watson? Not Sherlock Holmes’s right-hand man, but the AI Jeopardy! champion who's poised to be a sidekick for future physicians. IBM and Nuance Healthcare have teamed up...
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Your Car is the Arcade: Driving Simulator Uses Real Vehicle in Virtual Worlds

Daredevils have an insatiable need for speed, but they play with fire when pushing their vehicle or driving abilities too far. Tag Systems offers a unique solution by transporting the motorist and their physical...
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Pet 2.0: Pleo the Robo-Dino Described by Innvo Labs CEO

There’s nothing more awesome than a dinosaur, unless that dinosaur is also a robot. Last October, we introduced you to Pleo rb (reborn) by Innvo Labs, the second incarnation of the cuddly Camarasaurus. As...

Programmable Bio-Nano-Chips: First Viable Medical Lab on a Chip?

We often find out too late what's happening inside our bodies when it's stricken by disease or cancer, but those days could be coming to an end. The McDevitt Lab of Rice University has developed...

The Era of Brain-Based Law through the Eyes of David Eagleman

Law is the distilled essence of the civilization of a people, and it reflects people's soul more clearly than any other organism. - A.S Diamond, the Evolution of Law and Order Accelerating technologies will...

Blood Tests to Diagnose Schizophrenia, Other Brain Disorders On the Horizon

Nearly all of us know someone who has struggled with mental illness or dementia, and the consequences of these disorders can be especially difficult to witness in a loved one. Without objective tests and...

XWave iPhone Accessory Channels Your Brain Waves into iPhone

Do your friends complain that you can’t pull your eyes away from your iPhone? Well, if you get the new XWave by PLX Devices, then you might have trouble pulling your brain away, too....

Woman Doesn’t Fear Reaper, Anything at All

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.” – Litany Against Fear, Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) How many of us let fear guide us? How often do abstract notions of danger keep us from living...

Innovation and Outreach at the World’s Oldest School of Gerontology

When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she surmised, “Hell, something’s gotta kill you.” Well, maybe not. Researchers are working diligently to address the seemingly unavoidable realities of aging and dying. In fact,...

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