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Beyin, "Subliminal Mesajları" Nasıl Alıyor?

Gürkan Akçay<p>Boğaziçi Üniversitesi -<br>Editör / Yazar<p>Diktatörler, reklam şirketleri, illüzyonistler ve bilim insanlarının hemen hepsi, beynin, bazı …

Uyku Esnasında Beyin Kendini Nasıl Yeniler?

Gürkan Akçay<p>Boğaziçi Üniversitesi -<br>Editör / Yazar<p>Şubat 2017`de, 4 yıldır devam eden ve “sinaptik homeostazi hipotezi”ne doğrudan bir görsel kanıt …

This Bandage Glows Fluorescent Green When You’re About To Get An Infection

Researchers at University of Bath may have figured out a way to solve a major issue in medicine: diagnosing and treating wound infections.<p>Color-changing fabrics and textiles have led to some novel lines of clothing, but researchers are envisioning uses for the technology that go beyond mere …

MIT's new deep learning tool aims to predicts the memorability of your photos

MIT computer scientists have developed a new algorithm that helps determine which parts of your photos are most memorable. The program, called MemNet, uses artificial intelligence to build a heat map which determines the most visually interesting pieces of your photo.<p>Deep learning algorithms like …

Machine Learning

Toddler loses an eye after consumer drone spins out of control

Up until now, consumer drones have been at best a fun hobby for many and, at worst, a nuisance for the privacy-minded and tech-phobic. But a recent …

Even Adobe wants everyone to quit using Flash

As of today, Flash Professional CC, which enjoyed almost two decades as the de facto king of making animations for the web, will be known as Animate Professional CC, according to an Adobe blog entry.<p>Adobe is keeping support for making Flash content in Animate Professional, so as not to leave its …

Software

'Most firms will be using 3D printing'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1211000/1211122_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524616247_e8ab3d7a051609a73e2c74ac7ddc27b2<p><b>It sounds like the stuff of science fiction - machines that can "print" solid objects - but 3D printing isn't really printing at all, at least not</b> …

3D Printing

Cards Against Humanity Makes $71,000 on Black Friday by Selling Absolutely Nothing

Cards Against Humanity, the popular and politically incorrect party game, offered a Black Friday deal like no other this year: you shell out $5 and get absolutely nothing in return.<p>The company, which markets itself as "a party game for horrible people," replaced its online store with only the …

Cards Against Humanity

Facebook Announces Four Months Of Paid Parental Leave For All Employees

It'll be available to employees regardless of gender or location.<p>Less than a week after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would take two months of paternity leave, the social media company announced it is extending its parental leave policy to full-time employees outside the United …

Social Media

NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance program by Sunday

<i>(By Dustin Volz, Reuters) –</i> The U.S. National Security Agency will end its daily vacuuming of millions of Americans’ phone records by Sunday and replace the practice with more tightly targeted surveillance methods, the Obama administration said on Friday.<p>As required by law, the NSA will end its …

Surveillance

You partly have Eric Schmidt to thank for the new $5 Raspberry Pi

While many of you were supposed to be eating turkey on Thursday, you were instead geeking out over Raspberry PI's newest computer, the Zero: a pint-sized module that costs just $5. But according to a new interview, that $5 computer was originally supposed to cost around $60 -- and you have partly …

DEUTSCHE BANK: Killing passwords is the future of security

The Financial Times reports that the bank is looking at replacing passwords with biometric security that measures 50 different factors including location data, how you hold your phone, thumbprint technology, and facial recognition. Deutsche Bank is working with company Callsign on the …

'Light field' camera maker Lytro announces professional VR video rig

Camera maker Lytro drew our attention three years ago with what it called "light field" photography. Instead of focusing at a specific depth, its camera would capture everything in range of its finder, so you could do things like pick a focus <i>after</i> taking the picture. It was a fascinating …

YouTube bolts into next phase of virtual reality with 3D video

The world's largest video site is preparing for what Silicon Valley increasingly believes will be a major shift in the way tech reaches into your everyday life.<p>"It's about bringing this kind of video to everyone."<p>Kurt Wilms, senior product manager for YouTube VR

Virtual Reality

Apple says IBM is saving $270 for every Mac it uses instead of a Windows PC

During its quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, Apple CFO Luca Maestri pointed out that IBM has been saving roughly $270 on each MacBook its employees use instead of a traditional PC, largely due to lower IT support costs and better residual value.<p>He also said IBM now has over 30,000 MacBooks …

IBM

How to Squeeze More Life From Your Aging Laptop

Cheap cures for common ailments<p>Looking to squeeze another year out of your aging portable? The common ailments below can be cured for $150 or less. …

Microsoft adds Surface Book with 1 terabyte of storage for $3,199

The new Surface Book may be a winner, but will people pay that much for its high-tech specs?<p>Microsoft has revealed the highest-end model of its Surface Book but this one is pricey compared with your average Windows 10 laptop.<p>Added to the Surface Book lineup on Friday, the new edition is outfitted …

Intel Corporation

Apple releases iOS 9.1, complete with champagne and a hot dog

It's the most significant of the three updates so far to Apple's iOS 9 mobile software, but it's still relatively minor, unless you're really into fast food and bubbly -- emojis, that is.<p>Apple released on Wednesday the first significant update to its iOS 9 software for iPhones and iPads, though it …

iOS

Experts: Smartphones and iPads are OK for early developing children

In what ranks as something of stunning reversal, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has changed its stance on the potential harm smartphones …

DOJ says Apple should be forced to unlock encrypted user data if asked by government

Earlier this week, Apple stated that it would be nearly impossible for it to access the data on a passcode-locked iOS device running iOS 8 or later. The company also noted, however, that even if it were possible, it would not feel comfortable doing so as to not tarnish the trust it shares with its …

Privacy

Magic Leap Shows A Glimpse Of Its Augmented Reality Tech

The buzzy startup showed two brief clips of massless "objects" overlaid on the real world.<p>Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup that is backed by Google, has mostly kept quiet about its technology that lets people see fantasy creatures and other massless objects overlaid on reality.<p>But …

Augmented Reality

Hackers sweet-talked their way into the CIA director's email account

The email breach shows that anyone is vulnerable to attack, security experts say.<p>The hackers who found their way into CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account didn't use sophisticated coding skills. They just wheedled their way past his service providers' customer service agents to take …

Customer Service

Leica finally enters the 4K video game

It’s taken Leica a while, but it’s finally made a digital camera with some serious video chops. The Leica SL (Typ 601) is a mirrorless camera system with the same full-frame 24 megapixel sensor found on the Leica Q.<p>But while the Q saw video as more of an afterthought, the SL offers up studio-grade …

Cameras

Misfit unveils the Shine 2 w/ improved sleep & activity tracking, inactivity alerts, more

Misfit, the company co-founded by John Scully, this evening has officially taken the wraps off its Shine 2 wearable. The device offers a fully designed look with a handful of new functionalities, as well. The original Misfit Shine was revealed over two years ago, so today’s refresh is definitely …

Wearable Tech

Nexus 5X review

There’s a funny thing about fans (whether they’re fans of a sports team, a band, or a particular company or product): they can be hard to please. Google learned this with last year’s Nexus 6. It was a much larger and more expensive phone than the Nexus 5 that preceded it, and there was no guarantee …

Phones

IBM has a secret weapon in the cloud wars with Amazon

Just this week, the 104-year-old company announced a miss on its quarterly earnings— the fourteenth quarter in a row that IBM posted lower revenues than a year ago. Wall Street analysts remain wary, and IBM stock is getting pounded.<p>But IBM insists there's a bright spot: Its cloud computing …

Hendo reveals next-gen hoverboard in time for 'Back to the Future' celebrations

Thanks to the popularity of <i>Back to the Future</i>, October 21 became the day to assess how close the future has come to the fiction of the iconic …

Sprint will slow down heaviest users of unlimited data

The company is putting its foot down on its unlimited plan, which once represented the cornerstone of its monthly subscriptions.<p>All good things must come to an end. For customers on Sprint's unlimited plan, the days of free-flowing data are over.<p>Starting Friday, the nation's fourth-largest wireless …

Telecoms

Hackers Prove They Can ‘Pwn’ the Lives of Those Not Hyperconnected

It took the hackers less than two hours to take over Patsy Walsh’s life.<p>On a recent Friday, Mrs. Walsh, a grandmother of six, volunteered to allow two hackers to take a crack at hacking her home. How bad could it be?<p>Mrs. Walsh did not consider herself a digital person. As far as she knew, her home …

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

Engineering