Christina Harner

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Why top scientists are so worried about intelligent machines

The world's spookiest philosopher is Nick Bostrom, a thin, soft-spoken Swede. Of all the people worried about runaway artificial intelligence, killer …

Designing Medical Devices for the Poorest Four Billion

Let's say you have developed a great prototype, but the prototype needs to get to market. It needs to get to commercialization. Commercialization is key to impact, but we have a real shortage of groups that will support the "unsexy" part of product development - scaling. My plea is - particularly …

At last, some details on Stephen Hawking’s solution to black hole problem

Stephen Hawking and colleagues have finally provided more information about how black holes might preserve information.

Australian Geologists Have Found a Meteorite That's Older Than Earth

Weird things happen in the outback.<p>A meteorite fragment believed to be older than Earth itself has been discovered in Australia, and it almost washed …

Meteorites

Nymi bracelet uses your heartbeat as a password

Forget eyes and fingerprints. The Nymi bracelet wants the future of biometric password protection to be your own unique cardiac rhythm.<p>Future authentication methods need to be a lot harder to hack. That's the idea behind the Nymi from startup Bionym. Instead of passwords, Nymi relies on your …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Foursquare’s New App Bring Search To Forefront, Nixes Social Feed

With Foursquare’s new Windows 8 app, check-ins and badges are a thing of the past. The experience is now all about search and discovery.<p>Foursquare has evolved from a game of check-ins to a search and discovery service. Its Explore search engine is becoming one of the startup’s most compelling …

Forget Facebook: Pandora’s CTO wants to embrace the real world

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / MJTH<p>Whenever startups talk about making music social, it’s all about Twitter and Facebook; either to …

Keith Rabois: Google Glass Has 'Zero Chance' of Being Mainstream

Khosla Ventures’ partner Keith Rabois appeared on Bloomberg TV today to talk about a variety of things, but there’s one particular piece that caught our ear. In the nearly eight minute conversation, he said that there was ‘zero chance’ of Google Glass ever becoming mainstream.<p>Glass is Google’s …

Google Glass Isn’t Coming To Best Buy Next Year, And It Won’t Cost $299

Even though Google Glass is out in the wild and on the heads of around 10,000 people, there are still plenty of questions about it. For a long time now, we’ve heard that Glass would retail for $299. And earlier this week, unofficial Glass evangelist Robert Scoble put a bit more oil on the fire when …

Can Google build its own ‘Nexus car’ without the help of automakers?

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Cisco Systems<p>Google(s goog) is weighing building its own line of self-driving cars independent of the automakers, …

New Yorkers can now pay for cabs using ultrasound

Electronic payment company VeriFone's Way2Ride app lets users wirelessly pay for cabs using ultrasound. The app relies on Zoosh, a payment system first demoed two years ago, to make the payments. From within a New York cab, Way2Ride users can simply tap a button in the app to generate an ultrasonic …

Katy Perry’s New Music Video Is Told Almost Entirely Through WhatsApp

Katy Perry uses WhatsApp all day — on the elliptical, in the bath and even on the toilet.<p>Here’s proof. The video for Perry’s new song “Roar,” …

Cloud Cannon Turns Any Static Website Into An Editable Dropbox-Based CMS

Cloud Cannon is a CMS designed specifically for designers who know how to work with HTML, JavaScript, CSS and any static content. Instead of having to turn your beautiful designs into a dynamic CMS, you just have to put your files into a Dropbox folder — Cloud Cannon will take care of the rest in …

AddThis Launches Smart Layers, Giving Websites Social And Personalization Tools That Adapt To Mobile

AddThis has released a new platform called Smart Layers, which it says can improve traffic and engagement by just adding a single line of code.<p>President and CEO Ramsey McGrory told me that Smart Layers both improves on the publisher tools that AddThis was already offering and introduces some new …

Apple to shift to IGZO displays next year, says report

In talks with Sharp and LG, Apple plans to expand energy-saving IGZO displays to the iPad and MacBook, says Korea's IT News as cited by PatentlyApple.<p>Upcoming versions of the iPad and MacBook should offer a longer battery life, at least according to a new report.<p>Apple plans to brings IGZO displays …