Science and Medicine

Monday links

Top Shelf 017: inside the home of the futureVideo at The Verge showing what a home may be like in the future Social Media OverloadAt PCMag, Coco Rocha says there are too many social networks taking up too much of people’s time and effort How the mobile revolution will transform health care around the worldConnected […]

Brain to brain connection

It’s getting more and more like science fiction. Here is a report of hooking together the brains of two human beings over the Internet and having one person move the other person’s hand by thinking about it. It’s a little scary.

Monday links

Computer Can Read Letters Directly from the BrainBy analysing MRI images of the brain with an elegant mathematical model, it is possible to reconstruct thoughts more accurately than ever before—ScienceDaily Why The App Won The Software WarThe rise of mobile applications has transformed the way we talk about technology—At ReadWrite, Devanshi Garg writes about the […]

Monday links

Microsoft’s bet on touch PCs fails to pay offBuyers reject touchscreen notebooks, spooked by higher prices and concerns about value of Windows 8′s touch UI—Gregg Keizer at Computerworld How You Can Buy Whatever Reputation You WantIn NY Magazine, Graeme Wood writes about how you can buy whatever reputation on the web that you want. High-Tech […]

A computer inside us

I have noted before that the ability to create very small computing devices with very low power requirements could lead to many revolutionary developments. An application that is on the verge of becoming more widely used involves placing small computers inside us. At the New York Times, Nick Bilton describes internal computers used as medical […]

Monday links

Marissa Mayer Is Bringing Back the Internet Portal. Here’s WhySince Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo last year, there’s been a lot of talk about how the famously detail-oriented ex-Googler will “refocus” the company. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that Mayer is broadening, not narrowing, Yahoo’s scope, cementing its once passé reputation as […]

Tuesday links

YouTube users now upload 100 hours of video every minuteToday [Sunday] is YouTube’s eighth birthday, and to mark the occasion Google is revealing new statistics that underline what a cultural sensation its video site has become. Most staggeringly, over 100 hours of video are now uploaded to YouTube each and every minute.—The Verge Helper Robots […]