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MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

This startup turns video from your phone into movie scenery

Streaming video brings movies to your living room. Now a startup called Urus Entertainment wants to build your living room straight into the movie.<p>If you stream a movie tonight after dinner, you'll see the same thing as your neighbor or a person on the other side of the continent. But a startup …

Living Rooms

VR exhibit allows the blind to 'see' art thanks to special gloves

Forget massive headsets. An art exhibit in Prague is helping blind and visually impaired users to touch artwork in virtual reality thanks to special gloves.<p>The Touching Masterpieces exhibit offers visitors a series of 3D models of famous statues to “view” via haptic feedback in the gloves. The …

Augmented Reality

Restaurants make big bucks off people who aren’t eating a thing

If you can’t sell enough food and booze, try marketing the toilet.<p>Slammed by soaring costs for food, labor and rent, New York’s bars, restaurants and …

Profit

Can You Replace Gaming PCs With Shadow Cloud Gaming?

Shadow is a streaming service that grants you access to a full-on, high-end Windows 10 PC in the cloud. This means that you can stream PC games from a gaming rig located on a remote server to any cruddy old computer you have lying around. While this might sound a little like the now defunct OnLive …

Obesity Can Actually Scar Your Fat Tissue, Making Weight Loss Even Harder

It only gets worse.<p>Our body's fat-storing mechanisms - called adipose tissues - are very good at the job of taking our excess calories and storing …

Is This Science Hacker a Heroine or a Villain?

Alexandra Elbakyan is turning the multimillion dollar science publishing industry upside down.<p>In 2011, 23-year-old Alexandra Elbakyan did something …

Social Sciences

Philips Hue lights will sync with music and games on your PC

Philips' team-up with Razer is just the start of Hue-to-PC syncing. The lighting behemoth is preparing to launch a Hue Sync app that will let you sync games, movies and music on any Windows 10 PC or High Sierra-equipped Mac. While the exact functionality is under wraps, it's easy to imagine turning …

Home Automation

How to find everything Google Home can do

Google Home can do much more than it's given credit for. Here's a website that will show you all it's capable of.<p>One of the biggest boons for Amazon's Alexa speakers were third-party skills. Now with over 30,000 skills available, there isn't much Alexa can't do. Similarly, Google Home has its own …

Apps

Philips Hue Entertainment is a smart lighting game-changer

Hue adds new ways to sync your color-changing lights with movies, music and video games, plus new outdoor lights and a major update to the app.<p>It's been a busy CES for color-changing light. Nanoleaf made a splash by teasing its newest color-changing, touch-sensitive light panels. Then, Lifx …

Home Automation

‘Netflix for theaters’ sending industry into a frenzy

Mitch Lowe has created a monster fit for the big screen.<p>The chief executive of MoviePass took a sleepy, little-known, 20,000-member movie …

MoviePass

Donald Trump's teleprompter trick - or is it a tic?

Thing 1/Thing 2: Much like a blues guitarist who might improvise around a misplayed note, watch what President Trump does when he misreads his …

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Index is a clean, colorful app for organizing your ideas and digital content

The makers of Index are hoping they’ve created the only app you’ll need to access all your files, notes and links.<p>“We’re giving people a full control panel for the digital world,” founder Brian Cox told me.<p>Cox said he actually developed Index for his own personal use five years ago. And while he …

Apps

What’s new in Android Oreo

Google officially launched Android Oreo. today. To be honest, it’s probably one of the least exciting operating system releases in recent memory. While the team did plenty of work on the backend, Android Oreo only includes a few noteworthy user interface updates. The highlight of this release is …

Android Oreo

Motorola patented a display that can heal its own cracked screen with heat

Motorola is thinking about a day where phones can heal their own cracks. A patent published today explains how a phone could identify cracks on its touchscreen and then apply heat to the area in an effort to slightly repair the damage. The process relies on something called "shape memory polymer," …

Motorola

Trust us, this $15 gadget will be the best thing that ever happened to your HDTV

Whether you have a tiny little 32-inch TV with 720p resolution or a gigantic 75-inch 4K UHD TV, there’s one simple $15 accessory that will completely …

Tech Trends

5 futuristic home lighting solutions starting at just $15

You don’t need to be a millionaire to step up your home decor, and creative lighting is one of the best ways to make a big impact on your guests …

Home Automation

LEDVANCE announces new hub-free, HomeKit-compatible color lighting from $45

Lighting company LEDVANCE has announced its first HomeKit-compatible lightbulbs that work without a hub. This means you can dip a toe in the smart lighting waters by buying just a single bulb. The company says it also makes for a simpler installation process.<p>Installation is easy. Screw in the …

Hustle scores $8M to kill telemarketing with personalized texts

No one picks up the phone and everyone gets too much email. If you want to contact people for fundraising, a political campaign or marketing, texting is the way to go. But a generic mass text is more like spam than a convincing conversation.<p>Hustle lets you personalize every message and turn it into …

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'Take On Me' app turns your home into an '80s music video

A-ha's classic video for "Take On Me" was the result of painstaking effort -- it took 16 weeks to rotoscope the frames, creating that signature blend between the real and hand-drawn worlds. Now, however, you only need an iPhone to recreate the look yourself. Trixi Studios has shown off an augmented …

Retirement

This plasma beam lighter can start a fire without a flame

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Physics

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are racing to kill it

From April to June, tech's biggest companies all held their annual mega-events, laying out their grand visions for the next 12 months or so.<p>Facebook kicked it off in late April with its F8 conference, followed by Microsoft Build, then the Google I/O conference, and Apple's Worldwide Developers …

Augmented Reality

2 winners and 4 losers from the Senate health care bill

The Better Care Reconciliation Act, Senate Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, would if passed lead to one of the largest redistributions of income in American history, just as Obamacare itself did.<p>It would shift hundreds of billions of dollars from health care programs to fund …

Health Care

Machines Will Take Millions of Jobs. Here's How Your Kids Can Compete | Inc.com

For decades, workers have had to stay competitive with one another and with their counterparts in emerging markets worldwide. But very soon, many more of us will also be competing with robots, artificial intelligence, and all variety of smart machines.<p>Near-term estimates say robots could take five …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook’s Image-Recognition Tech Is Teaching 40,000 Images A Second To Understand Context

The company said it was able to train industry standard data sets that used to take days in just an hour.<p>The ability to process things like digital camera effects, image filters, augmented reality, medical imaging, and much more could be a whole lot faster, thanks to research being done by Facebook.<p>…

Machine Learning

Could the U.S. and China end up in a terrible war that neither wants?

Is a dangerous pattern emerging in U.S.-China relations? International relations scholar Graham Allison coined the term “Thucydides Trap” in 2012 to explain how a rising power can instill fear in an existing power, leading to hostility and mistrust that can escalate into war.<p>In his new book, …

Geopolitics