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Tech industry's future rooted in blend of design, computer science

While the world's first coders helped build the tech industry, its designers will define the industry's future, said graphic designer and computer scientist John Maeda.<p>Maeda spoke Sunday at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, where he issued the findings of his #DesignInTech report. Before 2010, …

Tech Industry

Osmo Masterpiece could turn every kid into an iPad artist

Osmo is turning out to be wonderfully creative at making apps for children that redefine the meaning of games and play. After a big debut last year, today the Silicon Valley startup is proving that again with Osmo Masterpiece, an app that enables kids and adults to become digital artists and regain …

Digital Art

Scientists develop "remote control" for deep brain stimulation in mice

Wireless deep brain stimulation via nanoparticles and magnetic fields<p>By injecting nanoparticles into the brain of mice and exposing them to an external magnetic field, it’s possible to stimulate brain neurons, according to a study published in <i>Science</i> today. This wireless deep brain stimulation …

Neuroscience

Terminator draws closer with shape-shifting liquid metal motor

There are some concepts from sci-fi that really should never, ever see the light of day. The T-1000 -- the murderous robot made of shifting liquid metal -- is arguably one of them, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exhibit some interesting ideas, even if they do seem impossible.<p>Seem, of course, …

Someday, Doctors Could Prescribe You Video Games For Your Brain

This video game could actually be a medical therapy. Researchers are testing it in patients with cognitive disorders, like simultaneous autism and ADHD, although skeptics question so-called "brain games" in general.<p>You're a bright-yellow alien cruising down a river with icebergs at every sharp …

2K’s The Art Of The Game Documentary Film | PlayStationBeyond

Less than a week after 2K announced a documentary entitled <i>The Art of the Game</i>, it’s now available on YouTube. It starts by covering a variety of …

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German neighborhood warns public urinators ‘it’s peeback time’

The people of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany are pissed off about being pissed on.<p>Declaring “Peeback Time,” an anti-public urination group has coated neighborhood walls with a special chemical that will return the stream back to anyone too lazy to find a bathroom.<p>St. Pauli draws throngs of visitors …

How Valve's secret meeting got devs on board with Steam VR

Alex Schwartz expected robes. His development studio, Owlchemy Labs, received a cryptic email from Valve, one of the largest and most mysterious companies in the gaming industry, on an otherwise normal day in October. The message contained a secrecy agreement, plane tickets and the vague assertion …

Paper notebook uploads to cloud, erases in microwave

Although thumb-typing on smartphones and stylus-scribbling on tablets have their place, sometimes nothing quite beats the satisfaction of writing in an actual paper notebook. The Rocketbook, currently scorching its way through an Indiegogo campaign, combines the satisfaction of a paper notebook …

Lingua.ly, Which Turns The Internet Into A Language Textbook, Raises $1M

Lingua.ly, which saves language students from the tedium of traditional textbooks, has raised $1 million. Participants in the round include Udi Netzer (a returning investor), Shai Rephaeli, Yochy Investments, and Seed Fund 1776.<p>The site and apps pulls articles from the web-based on vocabulary lists …

Language Learning