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The Neuroscientist Who Wants To Upload Humanity To A Computer

Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever<p>Everything felt possible at Transhuman Visions 2014, a conference in February billed as a forum for visionaries to "describe our fast-approaching, brilliant, and bizarre future." Inside an old waterfront military …

Singularity

What's the Secret to Making Wearables That People Actually Want?

Last September, right around spring/winter Fashion Week, an unexpected group of people gathered for a round table discussion at the main offices of …

The Google Smartwatch Is Real, And It’s Coming Soon (But Maybe Not Too Soon)

Google’s long-rumored smartwatch is real, and still “officially” expected to begin shipping in mid to late March. However, many members of the smartwatch team inside Google believe that date will either be pushed back to June, or the watch will end up shipping incomplete with a smaller feature set …

Quantum Microscope May Be Able to See Inside Living Cells

By combining quantum mechanical quirks of light with a technique called photonic force microscopy, scientists can now probe detailed structures …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

3D Bioprinting

The Case Against Wearables, Or Why We Won't All Look Like The Borg This Year

This is supposed to be the year wearable computers go mainstream. Hundreds of wireless, battery-operated devices were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January: smartglasses, watches, jewelry, fitness bands, even a pair of Web-connected underpants. If you buy the hype, we’ll soon all be …

Wearables will not replace smartphones … yet

When talking with Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky at CES, one thing he said stuck with me: Pebble’s vision is not to replace smartphones, but to remain a …

Want A Neat Overview Of What’s Going On In Wearables? Point Your Eyes Right Here…

Wearables are so hot right now. Apple iWatch rumours are in rude health. Google is apparently looking (beyond Glass) at picking up and strapping onto its business another startup in the wearables space (guesses for which in the comments, please).<p>Jawbone, maker of the UP fitness tracker bangle (and …

New Polymer Could End Battery Fires, Quadruple Efficiency

Lithium-ion batteries are at the heart of the phones, tablets, cars, and planes we use every day, but they have an inconvenient habit of occasionally …

These Screens Are the Only Things You Should Touch on the NYC Subway

Touchscreens have finally come to Grand Central Station, and they're not just for tourists.<p>Almost two and a half years after the first On The Go …

Why Wearable Tech Will Be as Big as the Smartphone

Google Glass was just the beginning. A new generation of wearable tech is coming—and it will transform the way you experience the world. Ian …

Intel Edison is a full computer on an SD card, launching in 2014

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich used the stage at his first CES keynote address to announce the company's new smart product lines, and in addition revealed …

Taking “wearables” from trend to the wardrobe

On the heels of this year’s CES, one of the trends that I believe will find its way into many people’s wardrobes this year is the “wearable” trend. …

Kiwi Move Aims to Outsmart All Other Wearable Tech

Kiwi Move is a multi-use activity tracker that aims to replace several other similar devices, and help you with your daily tasks.<p>Designed by Kiwi …

Silver nanowire sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables

A clear, bandage-like sensor could eventually make everything from fabrics to our fingers smart. Dr. Yong Zhu and a team of North Carolina State University researchers created an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be used in clothing, on the body, any in other ordinary objects to track things …

Wearables: the third wave of computing

<i>This article was taken from the January 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

A Mind-Controlled Robotic Hand With A Sense Of Touch

Getting closer to lifelike<p>Denis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand nine years ago, while handling fireworks. Since then, he has used prosthetic hands, but never one like this. Last year, a team of European engineers created for him a prosthetic hand that connects directly to the remaining nerves in …