Andy Fisher

16 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | @AndyFisher2014 | Keep up with Andy Fisher on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Andy Fisher”

Would you have sex with this iPad case?

iPads are sexy, but would you have sex with one? Fleshlight sure hopes so. The company behind the gross silicon sleeves that aim to put a simulated vagina in the palm of your hand has just revealed the LaunchPAD, and surprise! It’s an iPad case you can pork.<p>Why, oh why, would anyone want to bang …

"I Am Alive": The Role of Apps in Disaster Relief

On January 2, a piercing boom ripped through Beirut. A car bomb placed near a Hezbollah security zone had exploded, leaving five people dead and dozens more injured – a consequence of the Syrian conflict arousing old regional rivalries.<p>It was the seventh such attack throughout Lebanon in six …

Disarm a bomb with your hand, a robot arm and Leap-motion controller

Neutralizing explosives, it turns out, is a delicate and complicated procedure -- but a company called Mirror Training hopes to make it simpler. "Our company has built an interface that literally uses your own hand and arm to move a robotic arm," announced CEO Liz Alessi. "I like to call it 'wear …

Research project Cider allows unmodified iOS apps to run on Android

Cider, an operating system compatibility layer, allows iOS applications to run natively on Android devices.<p>Developed by computer science students from Columbia University, Cider effectively tricks iOS apps into running on Android’s Linux kernel just as they would on Apple’s XNU kernel.<p>Quoting from …

Electric shocks could hold the key to manipulating dreams

Ever wanted to have more control over your dreams? A new study into how electricity affects the brain is enabling scientists to influence the way people sleep, giving hope that it could one day be used to improve the quality of your night's rest. By stimulating the frontal and temporal positions on …

An electric current could let people control their dreams

A small amount of electrical current could be the key to letting people control their dreams. A new study led from the Goethe University Frankfurt has found that by applying current in certain frequencies to a sleeper's scalp, just above the forehead, that person may be able to gain some control …

NASA spots square-shaped 'hole' in the sun

A NASA spacecraft has made a surprising find on the surface of the sun: a square-shaped "hole" in the star's outer atmosphere.<p>The dark square on the sun, known as a "coronal hole," is an area where the solar wind is streaming out of the sun at superfast speeds. NASA captured a video of the sun's …

PrintToPeer Networks Your 3D Printer So You Can Build Your Own Bot Farm

Calgary-based PrintToPeer is a crowdfunded project aimed at networking open-source and commercial 3D printers in one location or around the world, thereby allowing users to send jobs to distant printers. It’s not something you’d think you’d need, but if you harken back to the old days of central …

The 13 billion-year evolution of the universe, crammed into a four-minute video

Now you've got the basics of the universe down, try a dreamy tour through 13 billion years of stars and the space between them all. That's what Nature's offering, courtesy of MIT and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Prior attempts to scale and visualize <i>everything ever</i> were …

10 Pokémon That Should Get Mega Evolutions In The Remakes

With Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire releasing later this year, fans have already started excitedly speculating about all the third …

CyberPowerPC Fang Mini PC Launches From $799

CyberPowerPC has this week announced the launch of a new mini PC is it has created in the form of the CyberPowerPC Fang, that is now available to …

CyanogenMod 11.0 M6 Now Available To Download

Those of you patiently waiting for the release of the new CyanogenMod 11.0 M6 will be pleased to learn that it has now been made available to …

A computer program to write your essays

By David Brancaccio and Dan Abendschein<p>April 30, 2014 | 8:53 AM<p>A writing professor at MIT has developed a computer program that writes a college essay in one second, after you input a few key words and it actually scores pretty well on an online grading system meant for actual human student writing.<p>…

the programmer language,

I've been meaning to write about Clojure for some time now. Unfortunately, as it often happens, I felt the urge to rewrite my entire blog in Clojure …

Google quietly unveils try and buy program for Google Glass

Google keeps launching new Glass initiatives. Just the other day, everyone had the opportunity to buy the expensive gadget for a 24-hour period, and …