Bobby Passmore

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This Tiny Implant Lets Paralyzed People Control Exoskeletons With Their Thoughts

The implant, called a <i>stentrode</i> (stent-based electrode), doesn’t even need to be placed into your brain to do its work. It sits in a vein next to the …

Brainwaves

9 ways to thrill your mobile app users

Increasing user engagement on your mobile app should be every company’s resolution. Engaged users stick around, offer valuable feedback and help attract others through word-of-mouth marketing.<p>But getting users (and then keeping them happy) is easier said than done. That’s why I asked nine Young …

Entrepreneurship

IQube Teaches Electronics In A Fun And Simple Way (video)

Joshua de la Llana has created a new learning system that has been designed to make learning about electronics fun and simple, using small modules …

A robot cooked me a tasty Kung Pao chicken

Las Vegas — Someday, a robot will cook you dinner and, if you're lucky, it'll be Chinese food.<p>That's the promise of OneCook, a new robotic chef that …

Gray Scott #1: Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

According to IEET readers, what were the most stimulating stories of 2015? This month we’re answering that question by posting a countdown of the top …

Emerging Technology

Retinal Implants Improve Image Sharpness For Those With Vision Loss

<b>Increasing the duration of stimulus pulses allows visualization of distinct focal spots of light.</b><p>Retinal implants that deliver longer pulses of …

Apple fires anti-gay lobbyist

Under openly gay CEO Tim Cook, Apple has done a lot to forward gay rights. A year ago, the company stood up against homophobic legislation going through Arizona and organized a company-wide march in San Francisco’s annual gay pride parade.<p>All in all, Apple’s one of the most gay-friendly companies …

LGBTQI

The computing system that won 'Jeopardy!' is helping doctors fight cancer

Microscopic view of pancreatic cancer cells. Getty<p>IBM Watson famously hit the big time when it beat two "Jeopardy!" grand champions for a million-dollar grand prize in 2011.<p>That victory brought the cognitive system a lot of publicity, but it doesn't tell the whole story. "'Jeopardy!' was only the …

Cognitive Computing

Work In Tech? Please Stop Using These Phrases

I’ve spent 10 years working with companies large and small to help them solve their business problems. Problems like how to improve customer service for electronics giants; imaginative ways to get Canadians to buy more rotisserie chicken; seamless ways to encourage loyalty program members to update …

15 Things I Do as an Entrepreneur That Most People Might Not

What are some things that founders and entrepreneurs do that most people don't?<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some things that founders and entrepreneurs do that most people don't?</i><p><i>Answer by Brandon Lee, Entrepreneur | Investor | Connector | Dreamer | Optimist, on Quora,</i><p>As an …

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?

Today, despite recent progress, solar power accounts for about one percent of the world’s energy mix. Yet the International Energy Agency (IEA) says …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

How to Install Flash on Android

One of the biggest — and in my opinion, the only REAL issue with owning an Android device — is the fact that Adobe Flash Player isn’t standard on …

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Social Network

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. You’re raring to go.<p>What would be one of the most encouraging signs when you’re first …

Two of the best iPhone car mounts we’ve tried: Fuse Chicken Une Bobine and MONTAR by WinnerGear

There are a lot of options for mounting your iPhone in your car. I’ve relied on the highly-rated Kensington suction cup windshield car mount for a few years without too much incident. However, I’ve never been too pleased about how it blocks a bit of my driving view and requires a non-elegant wire …

WunderWalk App Lets You Quickly Map An Urban Outing

WunderWalk is an app that helps you find cool stuff to do in your city — or on your next city break — by combining Foursquare and Google Maps to let you search for a series of activities and have the app plot a route on the map, threading through the necessary stop offs and watering holes.<p>Apps …

These Are the Top Six Books That Will Make You More Creative

If you read <i>What are the four principles that will lead you to breakthrough creativity?</i> and want more information, look no further.<p>Six of the best …

Finally, you can own a 'Star Trek' communicator for just $99

Just weeks after we got to ride a real-world hoverboard for the first time, another bit of iconic Hollywood gadgetry has crossed over from science fiction to science fact, and it's great news for Trekkers.<p>Startup OnBeep's debut product is Onyx, a Bluetooth-powered team communication tool that …

What Strengthens and Weakens Our Integrity - Part 3: Stop the Spread of Immorality | The Art of Manliness

Welcome back to our series on what weakens our integrity and how to strengthen it. Thus far we have discussed how we decide to commit a dishonest …

Estate Planning Guide | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Josh Tucker</i>.<p>Good Sir,<p>You are going to die.<p>This is a simple fact. No matter your religion or your philosophy, …

The Fists of Theodore Roosevelt | The Art of Manliness

As Teddy Roosevelt is the patron saint of the Art of Manliness, I am of course really looking forward to watching Ken Burns’ new documentary on his …

OODA Loop: A Comprehensive Guide | The Art of Manliness

John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in …

How to Turn Your Garage Into a Blacksmithing & Woodworking Shop | The Art of Manliness

“An object should be judged by whether it has a form consistent with its use.” – Architect Bruno Munari<p>In her book <i>The Not So Big House</i>, architect …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

3 Girls Won The Google Science Fair With A Bacteria-Based Plan To Solve The Food Crisis

"By the year 2050 we actually need 50 percent more food just to feed everyone," Emer Hickey, one of the three winners, told Scientific American.<p>Hickey worked with her classmates Ciara Judge and Sophie Healy on their project. The three teenage girls, who live in Ireland, were simultaneously learning …

Horn of Africa