Brent Eller

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Bjork launches virtual reality app for iPhone and iPad

Earlier this year we told you about experimental musicologist Bjork's dive into the world of virtual reality. Back then, the singer's VR video was …

What Was the Confederate Flag Doing in Cuba, Vietnam, and Iraq?

The Pentagon just can’t let go. In the wake of the Charleston Massacre, Amazon and Walmart have announced that they will no longer sell Confederate …

Puerto Rico

The Beauty of Bottoms Up SaaS Businesses

One smart SaaS entrepreneur told me last week he prefers bottoms up businesses to top-down companies because bottoms up sales and marketing efforts …

Startups

10 User Experience Testing Tools Marketers Need to Know About

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works!" Steve Jobs said.<p>Each one of us interacts with information …

Humanities

Spying Software Spots Phone Theft In 2 Minutes, No Password Needed

No PIN codes or thumbprints required.<p>Stolen phones are a logistical pain and a financial burden. As products like Apple Pay attempt to make our phones our identities, the stakes are only getting higher. But do we want every other moment we live to be verified by thumbprint, passcode, or PIN? Is …

Apple Pay

Apple Declares Death To All The Ports

<b>Update</b>: Here are the cables and accessories you’ll need for the MacBook.<p>Apple just announced its latest MacBook. It’s tiny. It makes the Macbook Air look like a Dell Inspiron circa 2002. But hopefully you’re not one of those jerks that actually uses the ports on the side of your computer. This …

MacBook Air

Iranian General Promises Robot Soldiers

They'll be crude, rudimentary, and remote control, just like the rest<p>In the near future, when the Islamic Republic of Iran goes to war, it will do so accompanied by robotic soldiers, an Iranian general said earlier today. Reported in Iran’s state-owned Fars News Service, it’s a scary-sounding …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.<p>Canavero hopes to assemble a …

Medicine

Make No Little Plans

<i>"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized." -- Daniel Burnham</i><p>I recently got an email invitation from a Democratic congressional office to come to a "watch party" to view President Obama's State of the Union address. His …

4 Product Hunt Tools for Social Media Content Creators

One of my favorite forms of procrastination involves exploring new ideas on Product Hunt. The lists are well curated and its active community ensures the best products float to the top.<p>Product Hunt has also become an incredible resource in helping me do my job better. Below are four of my favorite …

Infographics

7 weird things that turn women on

What science can tell us about the many bizarre quirks of human desire<p>The question of what women want has been baffling people for years. Many books, papers, irate blogs, pick-up artist seminars, films, art, and music have been devoted to this pressing topic, each one seeming to contradict the …

Weird

The 18 Best Experiences to Give Your Dad This Father’s Day

Okay, so maybe we don’t know your dad personally, but there’s one thing we do know: His favorite gift from you is a shared experience. No matter if you’re taking him to see his favorite baseball team for the millionth time or learning to make moonshine together for the first time — father-child …

Homebrewing

Twitter works to restore service in Turkey after ban

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter is working to get its service back up and running in Turkey after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pulled the plug on the social network.<p>“We stand with our users in Turkey who rely on Twitter as a vital communications platform,” Twitter’s policy team said in a tweet on …

Associated Press News

Oculus Rift Will Be a “No-Motion-Sickness Experience,” and 4K Display in the Works, CEO Says

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe pledged today that the company’s upcoming virtual-gaming headset, the Oculus Rift, will not cause people to get …

Stenographer: Holy Spirit moved me

The House stenographer that took over a microphone and began shouting in the House chamber Wednesday night told a Fox News reporter that the Holy Spirit compelled her to do it.<p>“For the past 2 and 1/2 weeks, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Silk Road's main competitor shuts down indefinitely

Black Market Reloaded, the digital black market that was the largest competitor to the recently busted Silk Road, just announced it's closing and refunding users' money. In order to deal with the influx of Silk Road refugees, Black Market Reloaded spun up some virtual private servers (VPS) hosted …