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Google buying AI startup DeepMind for a reported $400 million

Google appears to be building on its already massive interest in AI and robotics. <i>Re/code</i> reports that the search company is in the process of acquiring DeepMind Technologies for $400 million as part of a concerted talent acquisition effort. We've reached out to Google for confirmation.<p>According to …

The changing face of psychology

In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of published papers were underpinned by statistically significant effects. Where, he …

Valve Expects Virtual Reality To Be Awesome Within 2 Years

Virtual Reality is coming. As in, actual, good, user-friendly virtual reality. The stuff sci-fi has promised us for decades.<p>Don’t take my word for it. Valve — easily one of the most revered and admired companies in gaming — has gone deep on virtual reality R&D, and they believe that amazing, …

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

Tablets Are Becoming A Favorite Shopping Tool, And They're Used Totally Differently From Smartphones

Retailers haven't paid much attention to the nuances of tablet-based retail behavior, however, due to the devices lower penetration rate. But if they continue ignoring the tablet opportunity — as many have been — they risk missing out on sales on a channel that is quickly eclipsing smartphones.<p>In a …

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Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

April 2013 gamma-ray burst may call for rewrite of theories

Observations of the powerful gamma-ray burst of April 2013 didn’t match energy levels predicted by the standard models, say astronomers at Stanford …

Gut bacteria could make cancer treatments more effective, researchers find

The bacteria that live in your gut could have a major say in how effective cancer treatments like chemotherapy are on your body. In two papers published today in <i>Science</i>, researchers say that gut bacteria was found to have a major impact on how cancer treatments perform in mice. Though bacteria's …

Gates Foundation announces grants to start building a better condom

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund research into next-generation condoms that people can use more effectively to reduce unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. The foundation said it will award a pair $100,000 grants to researchers working on improving condoms, two of …