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Gamers blindly navigate a digital maze with input only from brain stimulation

In a new experiment at the University of Washington, test subjects navigated a virtual maze without seeing it. The only input they had were cues …

The Brain

Dating App Hinge Now Lets Users Connect Over 'Shared Events,' Including Being Suspended From School

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hinge, an online dating app that positions itself as the “less random Tinder,” now allows users to connect over shared experiences such as “being a leftie” and “partying at Mardi Gras.”<p>It’s a move that further differentiate Hinge from …

Online Dating

8 ways dating and relationships may look different by 2040

The report predicts how relationships will change over the next 25 years (and discusses how they've already changed in recent years) using eHarmony's user data; historical accounts; and interviews with anthropology, technology, and biomedicine experts.<p>"People want to be matched — and ultimately …

Relationships

Playstation VR's Launch In 2016 Is Important For Nintendo And Microsoft Gamers Too

All gamers should take note, no matter your allegiance<p>The Playstation VR will be released in the first half of 2016—important information if you’re even the slightest fan of video games.<p>There’s been much said about virtual reality being the next big step for gaming, but there’s only one …

Tiny wireless sensor never needs a battery

The internet of things is a nice idea, but there's one big catch: you have to power all those smart devices, which is no mean feat when some of them might not even have room for a battery. Dutch researchers think they have a solution, though. They've built an extra-small (2 square millimeters) …

PlayStation Network gets a new mobile messaging app

Sony has launched PlayStation Messages, an official mobile app for messaging your contacts on PlayStation Network.<p>Available for iOS and Android, the free app lets you see which of your PSN friends are online and message them privately or in a group of up to 100 people. You can beam across voice and …

Amazon explained why it gives away apps for free

The model costs Amazon a lot of money, but the company hopes it will put it ahead of the offerings from Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store.<p>Aaron Rubenson, the director of Amazon's App Store, told The Inquirer how the model works.<p>"We heard [from customers] that there are so many apps and …

Apps

Your Snapchat Selfie Can Actually Raise Money for AIDS Prevention on Tuesday

(RED) and Snapchat are partnering for World AIDS Day.<p>Your Snapchat selfie may actually do some good on Tuesday.<p>Bono’s AIDS-fighting organization (RED) is partnering with Snapchat to offer three special photo filters on World AIDS Day Tuesday, an international effort to show support for people with …

Social Media

GrabTaxi adds Flash button for instant rides, mandatory ratings, e-receipts hub, and business ride tags

Uber’s main Southeast Asia rival, GrabTaxi, on Monday announced a few new features for its ridehailing app, including what it’s calling a ‘Flash’ button that automatically books “the nearest available Standard Taxi or GrabCar Economy” — kind of like a one-click checkout on Amazon.<p>It says Flash is …

WeTransfer reveals Getty Images as its first partner after opening developer API

File sharing service WeTransfer has opened up its developer API and named Getty Images as its first partner.<p>This means that users of Getty Images iStock service can now share their pictures and videos using WeTransfer, without having to leave the site.<p>It’s the first time WeTransfer has done a …

Drake is Spotify's most globally streamed artist of the year

Drake is Spotify's most globally streamed artist of 2015.<p>The champagne papi landed 1.8 billion streams in 2015. He released two popular albums this …

Food Delivery Startup Good Eggs Has A New CEO

Good Eggs, an online service that allows you to order food from local farms, has brought on a new CEO — Bentley Hall, who previously held senior roles at Plum Organics, Clif Bar and Johnson & Johnson.<p>The company’s existing CEO Rob Spiro (pictured above with Hall) will become chairman. He said he’ll …

Startups