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Crowdsourcing the retina’s motion detection mechanism

A large group of gamers, working with computational neuroscientists, has produced a wiring diagram of the nerve cell connections at the back of the eye, which may have solved the long-standing question of how cells in the retina detect motion.<p>50 years ago, researchers discovered that retinal …

Drone Spying Capabilities Are About To Take Another Huge Leap

Developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and BAE Systems, The $18.5 million Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS) program will be the most advanced surveillance system in the sky.<p>Once attached under an unmanned aerial vehicle, an ARGUS camera …

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Seriously Is A New Mobile Gaming Entertainment Venture Started By Former Rovio Execs, Seriously

Rovio built an empire out of a silly little physics-based game called Angry Birds. 1.5 billion downloads later, the company is thriving as an entertainment and merchandising brand thanks to licensing deals and distribution strategy, as well as a solid game.<p>Today, however, Andrew Stalbow, who was …

Oculus Rift virtual reality could be heading to Android

Although all the recent gaming news may have been focused on next-gen consoles at Gamecom, one big piece of news which may have been overlooked is that the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset currently in development for the PC, could be heading to Android.<p>For those of you that haven’t been …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

Google Helpouts lets you buy face time with experts

Google Helpouts are Hangouts with paid experts.<p>What’s your first instinct when trying to answer a question or solve a problem? You Google it. But sometimes that isn’t enough. That’s why the search giant is rolling out Google Helpouts, offering face-to-face tutorials and advice via video …

NSA can reach 75 percent of US internet traffic, reports WSJ

Earlier this month, President Obama admitted that the US has "significant capabilities" for surveillance, but also that it shows restraint. Since whistleblower Edward Snowden first revealed the extent of the country's spying efforts, the Obama administration has repeatedly insisted that the …

Tel Aviv latest city to consider futuristic 'maglev' personal transport system

A futuristic transportation system developed by NASA's Ames Research Center could finally be coming to fruition in Tel Aviv — should the project clear all the necessary regulatory hurdles, of course. Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai told <i>Bloomberg News</i> earlier this week that the SkyTran system, which uses …

NASA wants to print a spacecraft, but first it’s printing the electronics

PARC — home of the laser printer, ethernet, the graphical user interface and the Alto computer — is best known for its role in Silicon Valley’s past. …

Three Ways To Use Video To Build Your Personal Brand

Video is quickly becoming the most valuable tool for building your brand. Why? Because video allows you to deliver a complete communication that’s visual and relatable and will build those all-important emotional connections with people who are making decisions about you. It’s <i>you</i> when you aren’t …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Verizon Charges The Government $775 To Eavesdrop On A Phone Line

It’s no secret the the U.S. government enjoys taking certain liberties with citizens’ privacy by wiretapping cellphones, but did you know that each time Uncle Sam decides to peek in someone’s phone records they get a big bill from the carrier?<p>AT&T charges the government a $325 “activation free” for …

The Conversation Prism 4.0 for 2013

Brian Solis has released the new Conversation Prism 4.0, with updated companies and categories for 2013. This project series has been a favorite on …

Ben Harrow - What Makes an Infographic Cool?

Guest Post by Ben Harrow<p>Infographics are a visual representation of engaging and enlightening statistics or facts - as Randy puts it, “infographics …

How to Create a Winning Email Marketing Campaign

Originally intended for the election year, VerticalResponse has created an infographic on How to Create a Winning Email Marketing Campaign.<p><i>With over</i> …

The Geek Zodiac

Very cool poster of the 12 aspects of geekdom. The Geek Zodiac was designed by James Wright & Joshua G. Eckert from the GeekZodiac.com.<p>Soon to be …

How Startup Funding Works

How Startup Funding Works from Funders and Founders co-founder Anna Vital does a great job of visualizing the split of equity at different stages of …

I Wore a Bionic Leg, And I Never Wanted To Take It Off Again

Say you've just had ACL surgery. Or you're recovering from a bad break. Or, worse, you suffer a stroke, or MS, or spinal or neurological damage. …