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Beyond human: How I became a cyborg

When writer Frank Swain joined the ranks of the cyborgs, he discovered that it meant losing control of a part of his body. In the first of our Beyond Human series, he explores why enhancing the senses raises surprising personal and ethical problems.<p><i>Listen: What does red or green sound like? In the</i> …

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947 companies in 43 categories: the increasingly crowded marketing technology landscape

Ion Interactive CTO and marketing technologist Scott Brinker has released version 3.0 of his “marketing technology landscape supergraphic.”<p>It’s certainly super.<p>The icon-strewn graphic contains a staggering 947 companies that offer mostly web-based software as a service for marketers — yet another …

WowWee MiP Bluetooth robot hands-on

Scribbler the DIY Drawing Robot

Build your own scribbling robot with Scribbler- The Drawing Robot. This easy to do robot project requires only a single AA battery and a hot glue gun …

Sinister hybrid PC gamepad hands-on

More footage emerges from Jerry Lewis' Holocaust movie The Day The Clown Cried

Back in August, some footage of Jerry Lewis’ long-buried, carefully guarded <i>The Day The Clown Cried</i> made its way to the Internet, enchanting fans of …

Just went to the toy store to pick up some pressies. 🎁 Looking forward to spending the day with the kids at @ChildrensLA today. Always love spending time with them & putting a smile on their faces. ❤️

Lorde, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Added to Grammy Awards Show

Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Metallica will take the stage at this year's Grammy Awards, <i>Billboard</i> reports, joining an already stacked lineup …

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LinkedIn sues to stop bots that are stealing its user profiles

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Professional network LinkedIn(s lnkd) is fighting off shady competitors that are using bots to vacuum up hundreds of thousands …

George Lucas wanted Tupac to play Mace Windu in Star Wars Episode I

Like Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who allegedly auditioned for a reboot of the 1960s sitcom <i>Mr. Ed</i>, Tupac Shakur also had aspirations to further his career in …

Italian Google Glass competitor GlassUp shows off first prototype

Venice-based GlassUp today unveiled its first augmented reality glasses prototype, an interesting combination of Google Glass and a more conventional heads-up display. Most importantly, GlassUp projects an image onto a lens in front of you, and not on a prism up and to the right of your field of …

CES 2014: Hands-on w/ Parrot’s Jumping Sumo insect robot toy (Video)

Yesterday we gave you our hands-on demo video of the latest MiniDrone quadricopter from Parrot, and today we got a demo of the new Parrot Jumping Sumo: a Wi-Fi connected “insect robot” toy that can turn on a dime and jump up to 30 inches.It’s controlled via an iOS app, packs in a gyroscope and …

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MiP is a balancing robot that works with your smartphone

Robotics company WowWee has brought its latest fun invention to the floor of ShowStoppers here in Las Vegas. MiP is a $99.99 toy-sized robot that's programmed to do pretty much whatever you want it to. In its default behavior, MiP responds to a user's claps and other hand gestures. Moving to other …

Grillbot: FINALLY, a Grill-Cleaning Robot

What a time to be alive!<p>I don’t know about you, but I’m sick – SICK – of cleaning my grill by hand like some sort of unbelievably handsome wild …

FINsix laptop adapter is tiny, yet powerful, arriving in time for summer

It's 2014, and while some of you have already upgraded to an Intel Haswell laptop, many still have to carry a bulky power adapter for the more demanding machines. Luckily, MIT spin-off FINsix has come up with a breakthrough technology that dramatically reduces both the size and weight of laptop …

CES 2014, Day 2: Five signs you're at the biggest tech show on Earth

It's easy to lose track of yourself in a city as busy as Las Vegas. Between the iconic Strip, the historic downtown casinos and the international trade shows, folks have a habit of waking up without a solid sense of location. We understand, and we're here to help. It just happens to be the second …

The FLIR ONE Case Gives Your iPhone Thermal Vision

The FLIR ONE iPhone case significantly ups the imaging powers of your iPhone 5 or 5s, making it into a thermal imaging camera that lets you see heat signatures from either live people and animals from up to 100 meters away, or from environmental sources including heating ducts, wall gaps and …

The Sno-Melter (1960)

Having recently moved to Los Angeles from Minneapolis, my experience with snow this year has been limited to pixel-drenched dispatches that family …

Watch a robotic cube walk and balance under its own power

Cubes aren't usually the go-to shape when creating an object that's meant to move around, but researchers in Switzerland have created one that can do just that — along with a handful of other surprising talents. Called the Cubli, it measures nearly 6 inches on each side and can walk around by …

Mediamatic on Twitter: "You all know #3dprinting but did you know you can print living organisms? Join us on 08/01: http://t.co/91rsfOwjAM http://t.co/uy20mhnBzA"

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PSFK on Twitter: "3D-printed plants sprout images as they grow: http://t.co/RjlIVknpHa | http://t.co/W3uyRUHMcX"

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The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

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Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen" Is Just What We Need Today - PAPER

Getting to work today in New York City following last night's big snow storm was harrowing, to say the least. It's like 10 degrees outside and I skidded around on the icy subway steps and also almost fell in a pile of snowy garbage. Crappy snow day commutes call for power anthems -- and Stevie …

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Ride A Chair Lift, and Other Imagined Celebrity Connections

<i>Each week, Josh Duboff looks at the biggest celebrity news—and amuses himself by imagining how those celebrities might have reacted. Join us as we lounge on the beach with Demi Moore, get a manicure with Taylor Swift, and watch</i> House Hunters International <i>with Kate and Pippa.</i><p><b>Miley Cyrus and Kellan</b> …

Watch Lady Mary’s Michelle Dockery Kick Some Modern-Day Ass as a Law & Order-Style Detective

With just two days until <i>Downton Abbey</i>’s Season-Four premiere in the U.S., its star Michelle Dockery has doffed her 1920s duds for a modern-day comedy video in which she takes down perps, wields a gun, and trades barbs with... Michael Chiklis?<p>We never said that the Funny or Die video, titled <i>Tough</i> …

Beyoncé's Embarrassed to Play Songs from Her New Album for Her Mom

Beyoncé says it was important to get back in touch with her sexy side after she gave birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy, in 2012, and while she did that …

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