Dan Peguine

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Top Google Engineer: Human Immortality Is Within Our Grasp

(<i>Read More</i>: <b>Immortality by 2035?</b> )<p>"The life expectancy was 20 one thousand years ago...we doubled it in 200 years, this will go into high gear within 10 and 20 years from now, probably less than 15 we will be reaching that tipping point where we add more time than has gone by because of scientific …

Get your beach on!

How Bitcoin Lets You Spy on Careless Companies

When Foodler jumped on the Bitcoin bandwagon a few months ago, it seemed like an interesting way to drum up new business. But it turns out that, for …

The examined life

<b>The OECD's latest measure of well-being</b><p>SIZING up countries by GDP has long been criticised for placing too much emphasis on things that are measured …

Mataerial: a 3D printer that seemingly defies gravity

You might think that 3D printing is a mature technology, the way guns and pizzas and pieces of jet engines are popping out these days, but you haven't seen it all: a company called Mataerial has built a contraption that can print gravity-defying strands of material right onto a wall.<p>Where existing …

Google blimps will carry wireless signal across Africa

Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps.<p>The company is …

Someday, you may use bitcoin without even knowing it

Bitcoin backers have big dreams—dreams of reinventing the financial system based around a currency not issued by governments and not subject to the whims of central banks. But the cryptocurrency’s volatility over the last few months has raised questions about whether most people would want to …

Bitcoin

NASA grant to fund 3D-printed food system prototype

We’ve heard about 3D-printed guns and a 3D-printed implant, but a new project is taking the use of these printing machines to a whole new level: …

3D Printing

Square Cash Will Let You Send Money To Your Friends By Email

Square’s not just for businesses apparently, as an invite-only page for a product called “Square Cash” has popped up. Not many details are known about it, but we’ve reached out to the company for comment.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> A Square representative sent us the following statement on Square Cash: “We’re excited …

Robotic Insect Eyes Destined for Next-Gen Micro Drones

Just a few weeks ago, <i>IEEE Spectrum</i> wrote about an artificial compound insect eye that was developed by a group of researchers based in the United …

Bitcoin’s creator is Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki, says hypertext inventor

Ted Nelson, the American academic who in 1963 coined the term hypertext, and is therefore viewed as one of the World Wide Web’s founding fathers, just released a 12-minute video with a big reveal at the end: The inventor of bitcoin, says Nelson, is probably Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki.<p>…

Bitcoin

Driverless cars, pilotless planes … will there be jobs left for a human being?

Suddenly a robotised, automated economic reality is moving off the science fiction pages and into daily life. The growing use of unmanned battlefield …

The Promised City | Arts & Culture

<i>Editor's note: This film is no longer available online.</i><p>Filmmaker: Shuchen Tan<p>High on a hill in the West Bank, between Ramallah and Nablus, an extraordinary Palestinian city is being built: Rawabi - meaning hills. It will be the first planned city in the history of Palestine and will become home to …

How We Grew Crazy Egg to 100,000 Users With A $10,000 Marketing Budget

When my co-founder and I started Crazy Egg, we had barely enough cash to support the business. We didn’t have a ton of paying customers, and the …

Feds Seize Assets From Mt. Gox’s Dwolla Account, Accuse It Of Violating Money Transfer Regulations

Bitcoin exchange service Mt. Gox is experiencing some issues with U.S. authorities. The Department of Homeland Security issued a seizure warrant to Dwolla for the money in Mt. Gox’s Dwolla account. Mt. Gox users can’t use Dwolla as a funding option anymore even though it was one of the most popular …

Paul Brody of IBM: the rise of 3D printing is exponential

Despite there being several sites dedicated to the emergence of 3D printing (like this one) publishing hundreds of articles written by clearly …

3D Printing

Video Shows Robo Raven Diving, Spiraling, Flipping—and Getting Attacked by a Hawk

Robo Raven is a truly clever robot flier—it can dive, spiral, even back flip. Although up close, Robo Raven’s reflective body doesn’t look very …

Prosper Daily

Death By A Thousand Cuts? Google Wallet’s Plan To Take On PayPal Leverages Chrome, Android, Google+, Gmail & More

Flying under the radar amid a flurry of announcements from today’s Google I/O developer conference is the bigger news of how Google is stepping up its efforts to compete with online payment giants, such as PayPal. It plans to do so with a revamped checkout process for the web, mobile web, within …

How Will We Keep Track Of Our Robot Minions?

In the future, when machines run our lives, we'll need a way to keep tabs on all those helper bots. Two researchers have come up with a solution.<p>The trickiest part of a future filled with helpful robots (think Roombas, but for everything) is keeping track of them all. Researchers at Wayne State …

A strange bubble house .

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Difference Engine: The caring robot

WITH many of his friends and family getting on in years, Babbage has had perforce the chance to compare how the elderly are cared for professionally …

Breathe, Relax, Repeat: Devices for Inner Peace

Breathe in energy and positivity. Breathe out distractions and bad feelings. Envision a calm place and let yourself go there.<p>Who are you kidding? …

First 'unmanned' flight over British airspace

The first unmanned flight over British airspace has been successfully completed.<p>Aerospace company BAE Systems flew a Jetstream 31 – dubbed the "flying test bed" – from Warton in Lancashire to Inverness in Scotland.<p>Strictly speaking, the flight was not an unmanned one, in that two pilots were in the …

Shaken, not stirred

THE global economy seemed bound for a shaky start in 2013, with fiscal cliffs lurking in America and a chronic crisis in Europe. Yet things could …

Airware Raises $10.7M From Andreessen Horowitz To Build Brains For Unmanned Drones

Ready for a sky full of robo-planes?<p>Airware, a company that’s building the brains and guts for commercial unmanned drones, is announcing this morning that they’ve raised a big ol’ $10.7M Series A.<p>The round is led by Andreessen Horowitz, and backed by Google Ventures (Cue the conspiracy theories …

In the long run, we are telepathic androids

KEVIN DRUM looks to have set the topic for the day with his article in <i>Mother Jones</i> on the economics of our robotic future. The argument is a good …