James G Barber

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Want Perfect Pitch? You Might Be Able To Pop A Pill For That

<b>Listen · 4:18</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the world of music, there is no more remarkable gift than having perfect pitch. As the story goes, Ella Fitzgerald's band would use her perfect pitch to tune their instruments.<p>Although it has a genetic component, most believe that perfect pitch — …

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

Watson may have won Jeopardy, but the supercomputer’s real-world uses–in medicine, education, and beyond–are only now coming into play.<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret yesterday: “The guy that started the online travel …

Portraits Emerge from an Incredible Collage of Objects

New York-based artist Michael Mapes continues to expand his portfolio of meticulously assembled artworks made of thousands of collected specimens. Each piece in the artist's newest and laboriously executed collection consists of countless materials that have each been pinned to a board to form a …

Art

School violence lands more than 90,000 a year in the ER, study finds

Despite all the lip service given to battling bullying, many kids are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds, a new study shows. Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room, according to the study published in …

Research

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Google developing new travel price comparison service, according to Ryanair boss

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Google(s goog) is working on a major upgrade for its Flight Search service — in Europe at least — judging by a Sunday …

MakerBot CEO: Replicator Mini 'like when people saw first iPhone'

In an interview with CNET amid the final days of CES 2014, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis makes the bold claim that his company's new $1,375 Replicator Mini marks a pivotal point in taking 3D printing mainstream.<p>Our whole goal is to make it friendly, superaffordable, and low stress. Then people just do …

3D Printing

Xbox One live gameplay broadcast feature could still be months away

Microsoft couldn't deliver one of the Xbox One's key features at launch: the ability to stream your gameplay, live, for anyone on the web to watch. Here's more bad news: the company behind that feature, Twitch.tv, has no idea when it will launch either. According to a tweet from the company, …

Grippity returns as a transparent Android tablet with two-sided touch (video)

When we last saw Grippity, it wasn't much more than a pretty media center keyboard. Well, it just grew up -- its creators have revived the concept as a full-fledged, crowdfunded Android tablet. The new design still centers on a transparent, dual-sided touch surface, but there's now more to do than …

Sony shows off its aspirational side in Golden Globes ad

Sony has released a new ad that ran with tonight's Golden Globes, showing off its newfound swagger while drawing a little bit on its past. The spot, titled <i>Join Together</i>, shows engineers and artists coming together to create and enjoy products like the PlayStation 4 and Vaio Duo 13. Spike Lee even …

Beats Music Aims To Take Streaming Mass Market

Beats Electronics, the fashion headphone behemoth led by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, has officially announced its plans to launch a music streaming service in the U.S. on January 21. Dubbed Beats Music, the $10 per month subscription service will enter an already crowded field. Major brands like …

Digital Music Sales Drop For First Time As Streaming Soars

The mp3 is heading the way of the CD–that’s a sentiment this publication and this writer have been hammering home for quite awhile, most recently in a post of prognostications late last month.<p>Earlier this week, the clearest evidence of the trend thus far was released amid the flood of data in …

Singularity: The robots are coming to steal our jobs

<b>If you worry that the robots are coming, don't, because they are already here.</b><p>Artificial intelligence agents are already involved in every aspect of our lives - they keep our inboxes free of spam, they help us make our web transactions, they fly our planes and if Google gets its way will also soon …

Artificial Intelligence

Target confirms malware used on point-of-sale terminals

During an interview with CNBC, retailer's CEO defends four-day delay in notifying customers of security breach as necessary for the investigation and preparation for consumer reaction.<p>Hackers infected Target's point-of-sale terminals with malware to steal the payment card information from millions …

Customers

Netflix Snags First Golden Globe Win

From online streaming to TV series producers — Netflix is making itself known as a firm to be contended with in the entertainment industry. At no point is this clearer than now, with Netflix snagging its first Golden Globe win as Robin Wright took home the Best Actress (Drama Series) award for …

First phase of Iran deal appears near

Some nuclear sites would be open to inspectors, and some assets unfrozen.<p>January 13, 2014|Paul Richter<p>WASHINGTON — Iran and six world powers have agreed on a plan to launch the first phase of their nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian officials announced Sunday, a sign the fragile international effort to …

South Asia