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Pure Storage puts away $225M to deliver data super-fast

The flash-storage mob has returned.<p>Investors have dropped $225 million into Pure Storage, a company that sells fast-acting flash-storage boxes for data centers. And now Pure carries a pre-money valuation in excess of $3 billion, the company said in a release it issued tonight.<p>The new funding could …

Obama Doubles Down on BRAIN Project and Military Mind Control

Royal Society – <i>Brain Waves</i><p>Nicholas West <b><br>Activist Post</b><p>In April of last year, Obama announced a $100 million brain-mapping project, which is being …

Virtual Reality System Examines Brain in Real Time

Nicholas West <b><br>Activist Post</b><p>Advances in neuroscience are taking place at warp speed. Brain imaging technology has now progressed to the point where a …

DNA Nanobots Enter Living Organism For First Time - Human Trials Within 5 Years?

In the coming decades, a radical upgrading of our body’s physical and mental systems, already underway, <b>will use nanobots to augment and ultimately</b> …

Now You Can Make Your Own Internet-Connected Gadgets, No Engineering Skills Required

“The Internet of Things” is one of those trendy, nebulous terms that many people kind of understand, but few people entirely grasp. Ayah Bdeir, …

Chile hits the start button on innovation

Every three weeks Montreal-native Simon Papineau hops on an 11-hour flight to Santiago to nurture one of his two startup ventures. The constant travel is exhausting but necessary for the founder and president of crowdsourcing software testing businesses in Canada and Chile. "We are growing fast. …

One Answer to San Francisco's Overpriced Housing: 'Co-Living'

Goldee Shifts From Software To Crowdfunding A Hue-Compatible Smart Light Switch

After a turn as a provider of software for the Philips Hue ecosystem, startup Goldee is getting into the messy hardware game. The company’s first product is a smart light switch designed to be used with Hue, as well as with other connected bulb systems including LIFX and iLumi. It also works with …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

Bitcoin users turn on FBI after Silk Road seizure

Bitcoin users are pissed and retaliating after the FBI seized their digital currency as part of its case against underground marketplace Silk Road.<p>Last week, the FBI took down the Silk Road website and froze the over 26,000 Bitcoins that were being held for customers as they made their …