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This Brain-Sensing Headband Lets You Control Things With Your Mind

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! If Darth Vader gets his gloves on this brain-sensing headband, he won’t be needing the Force any longer A headband called “Muse” displays your brain’s activity directly onto your smartphone or tablet. It’s compatible with both iOS or Android devices. SEE ALSO: Watch the Human Mind Explode... 

Pope Takes First Cautious Step On Twitter — Sends ‘Hello World’ Tweet (From An iPad)

The Pope has sent his first ever tweet, after joining the social network earlier this month. The tweet references the connectedness offered by social media — noting that he is “pleased to get in touch” and thanking his (Twitter) followers for their “generous response” — presumably to his arrival (as @Pontifex) on the social network. Here’s his first tweet... 

Apple Reportedly Testing Early TV Set Designs

Apple is currently testing several TV set designs, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing unnamed sources from Apple’s supply chain The company is reportedly working with China’s Hon Hai (better known as Foxconn) and Japan’s Sharp on the design of the new television This doesn’t mean we’ll see an Apple TV set very soon, though, as these prototypes are still far from hitting... 

Microsoft Brings SkyDrive To Xbox 360 — Now Windows 8/Phone 8 Users Get To See Their Stuff On The Big Screen

Microsoft has joined up another piece of its Windows 8/Window Phone 8 puzzle by launching a SkyDrive app for the Xbox 360 — allowing users of its cloud storage service to view and access content via the Xbox.  The news was announced in a post on Microsoft’s Inside SkyDrive blog. Microsoft said the app is due to go live later today, noting:” You can expect to see it on your Xbox... 

HotelTonight Now Allows You To Gift Hotel Stays

Last-minute hotel booking app HotelTonight released an update Tuesday, that expands the service into more countries, and allows users to give hotel stays as gifts. HotelTonight works with hotels in more than 70 different locations around the globe, offering last-minute deals on hotel rooms. In every applicable city, the app offers three different hotel deals each night, categorizing each by the type... 

Russia Gears Up To Enter The Patent Race With New IP Reforms. Will It Kickstart Startups?

Russia’s government is looking to reform intellectual property law in the country, a move that could have an effect on how many patents get registered, and on the number of startups in a country known for its star engineers, but less so for business people who can execute on those ideas. According to The Moscow Times, proposals have been tabled by the Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council Valentina... 

Google Pays Tribute to First Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace

Today’s Google Doodle is a tribute to the woman that’s considered to be the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace Born on December 10, 1815, Ada was the daughter of Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella Byron She was interested in science and math, and is best known for her work on Charles Babbage’s mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the machine... 

Cars That Fly *And* Float: Explaining Apple’s Q4 And Beyond

Apple’s Q4 2012 results were mixed. As usual, reading Twitter, you’d think this was the end of the world. Nevermind that Amazon managed to post a loss on $13.8 billion in sales today — Apple only made $8.2 billion in profit. “Ahhhh!!!!! What is wrong with Apple?!!!” “This would have never have happened under Steve!” That’s right, such a profit wouldn’t... 
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