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Searching for the “Free Will” Neuron - MIT Technology Review

It was an expedition seeking something never caught before: a single human neuron lighting up to create an urge, albeit for the minor task of moving …

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Where to find the best free photos and graphics

This is my collection of the best websites to find free photos, icons and patterns. If you’d like to suggest a resource, send me an email.<p>Photo</i> …

Y Combinator Reaches Farther Beyond Silicon Valley - Bloomberg

You'd have a tough time coming up with a more Silicon Valley institution than Y Combinator. The technology business incubator is based in Mountain …

Transcript of secret meeting between Julian Assange and Google CEO Eric Schmidt

The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's hard work. And then there's luck. But there's also that something else that makes all the difference. And it's that edge that differentiates the most successful apps from the rest of them.<p>Of course, there's one thing that you …

How to rescue radio

Radio used to be <i>wireless audio on a broadcast band</i>. That’s still the short version of every dictionary definition.<p>But now radio is <i>streamed audio</i>. …

Behind the 'Bad Indian Coder'

An ongoing debate about the quality of outsourced code prompts a look at the country’s precarious economic and educational picture.<p>It started, as many deep philosophical Reddit debates do, with a one-line statement, “Got a contract to fix some outsourced Indian PHP code,” accompanied by an image …

The iPad Air Review

It seemed like a foregone conclusion that the 10-inch tablet market was done for, with all interest and excitement shifting to smaller, but equally …

Future internet aims to sever links with servers

Researchers have taken the first step towards a radical new architecture for the internet, which they claim will transform the way in which …

Watch: The Future Of DJing, Beatboxing, And Instrumentation

The piano has had a good run, as has the guitar. Both classical instruments have continuously reinvented themselves to drive the sounds of pop culture forward into our digital present. But as I watch this <i>Lawnmower Man</i>-esque clip of beatboxer Humanelectro, I feel like the days of our old instruments …

A Modern Update Of The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid

A Mexican architect has revamped the form of ancient Egypt and modern Vegas, angling in on a livable pyramid home.<p>In the pantheon of architectural forms, few carry the sense of timelessness and grandeur of the pyramid, forever associated with the great ones of Egypt. But the most colossal …

How Apple Created The Lightest iPad Yet

Thanks to an amazing new processor and some revolutionary new display technology, Apple finally gives us the iPads we’ve deserved all along.<p>When Apple introduced the first iPad with Retina Display in March of last year, it didn’t come without a cost. The third-gen iPad was the first Apple product …

Would Steve Jobs Have Become Steve Jobs Using A Computer Designed By Steve Jobs?

Multitasking, facilitated by modern computers, is considered a significant threat to our ability to focus. But a new study says we’re adapting just fine.<p>In 1975, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak took part in their first great collaboration, designing the Atari game <i>Breakout</i> by working four straight days …

New Banksy Piece Shows a Man Waiting in Vain

While at first glance today's new Banksy piece could look like any man off the street patiently waiting for his date (love the dropping flower petals), step back a bit, and see how the story changes when you factor in the clever context. After a day off due to “police activity,” Banksy is back …

The man who lives without money

Irishman Mark Boyle tried to live life with no income, no bank balance and no spending. Here’s how he finds it.<p>If someone told me seven years ago, in …

Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction

Your ability to "read" the thoughts and feelings of others could be affected by the kind of fiction you read.<p>That's the conclusion of a study in the journal <i>Science</i> that gave tests of social perception to people who were randomly assigned to read excerpts from literary fiction, popular fiction or …

Timothy Leary's Transformation From Scientist to Psychedelic Celebrity

Timothy Leary’s life is now open to the public. The archives of the one-time Harvard psychologist who became an evangelist for the mind-expanding …

Your future ultra-fast internet connection just launched into space

Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital courier service.<p>The idea …

If You Plug Twitter Into a Digital Avatar, Can You Live Forever?

Author: Klint Finley. Klint Finley Business<p>Date of Publication: 09.30.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In one episode of <i>Black Mirror</i> — the …

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5 Important Components of a Powerful Image

An award winning travel photographer names his 5 most important factors that contribute to powerful images.

Eric Schmidt: Do What Computers Aren’t Good At

If you want to have a job in a decade, consider getting good at what computers suck at.<p>“The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Yale. “They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent …

Open thank you to open source • Science, Energy Start-ups & More

My life and career have lead me to learn languages and jargon. They have been the foundation to build sucessful research or relationships. After 3 …

The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

Modern archeologists, excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, have often found something unexpected amongst the tombs’ artifacts: pots of honey, thousands …

According to the dictionary, “literally” now also means “figuratively”

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Thanks in part to the overuse of “literally,” Merriam-Webster says the word can now mean its exact opposite. Huh?<p>Dana Coleman<p>August 22, 2013 7:51pm (UTC)<p>Much has been made of the use, misuse and overuse of the word “literally.”<p>Literally, of course, means something that is actually true: …