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MIT invents shapeshifting robotic screen that mimics your hands from the other side of the world - Pocket-lint

Be prepared to have your mind blown: this is a look at the future. MIT scientist have invented what they call a screen which can be touch and …

Why Salesforce.com, Microsoft and EMC are great targets for opportunistic startups

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sashkin<p>New startups are popping up all the time, some outstanding, some questionable and others …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

The machine of a new soul

ANALOGIES change. Once, it was fashionable to describe the brain as being like the hydraulic systems employed to create pleasing fountains for …

General Motors

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

Framing

7 Billion People And Trillions Of Creatures To Be Photographed Together On July 19

It's going to be a very small picture, but we're all going to be in it. All trillions of us on Earth.<p>It's not our first group portrait, but Carolyn Porco, the woman in charge, says it's going to be gasp-worthy. She should know. She helped shoot some of the early ones.<p>What am I talking about?<p>Well, …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

This new microscope will help make the smallest silicon circuits ever

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory<p>Manufacturers are obsessed with building ever smaller and more powerful computer …

AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets

In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different “specimens” of …

Kenichi Ebina Performs an Epic Matrix- Style Martial Arts Dance - America's Got Talent

America's Got Talent

Nanotech roundup: ultra-colour TV, nano-flowers and Trojan blood cells

TV in nanotechnicolour<p>The next generation of LCD televisions from Sony use quantum dots to improve the colour performance of their screens. Quantum …

The Man With A 'Battery Operated Brain'

He calls himself the "human with the battery operated brain" because he does, in fact, have electrodes in his head, put there by his New Zealand doctors.<p>Andrew Johnson (also known as "Cyber AJ") a few months ago was a young, 39 year old, early-onset Parkinsonian who tremored constantly. His hands …

UK Man Said UFO Parked on His Roof

A U.K. man claims that an alien parked its UFO on top of his roof, according to a recent report.<p>The Bristol Post reported that the man, who was not …

What Microsoft's Secure Boot means for the future of Linux

Secure Boot, Microsoft's implementation of UEFI, has been a cause of concern for Linux users ever since it was announced in January 2012. We've …

Linux

Cannes Lions classics: Five controversial TV and internet ads

Exclusive: British spy agency has secret access to the world's Facebook posts, phone calls, emails and internet history http://bit.ly/19nEUiQ Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world’s phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency (NSA).

Hubble picks up a space penguin – big picture

Steve Jobs: my work will be obsolete by 2005

A newly released interview with Steve Jobs shows the iPod creator thought his achievements would be quickly forgotten.<p>A video, recorded in 1994 when Steve Jobs was 39 years old, has been posted to YouTube and shows how one of the greatest minds of the 21st century did not think his work would be …

Seriously, why is a decent Android tablet so hard to find?

Have you any idea how hard it is to buy the perfect Android tablet? This is where Apple fan boys say: "Buy an iPad." But what if you don't want an …

iPad Mini

Happy Supermoon! Celebrate lunar largeness as a planetary holiday

The biggest, brightest full moon of the year shines in the sky this weekend, which makes this the perfect time to take in the wonders of the night sky — whether or not you're swept up in the "supermoon" hype.<p>Some say the supermoon ranks as "one of the biggest celestial events of the year." …

Apple links part of Tim Cook’s compensation directly to stock performance

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Mironov<p>Apple(s AAPL) revealed Friday afternoon that it is changing the way CEO Tim Cook will receive his stock …

Google lets developers try building applications with on-premise version of App Engine

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Google (s goog) is looking to help more companies develop applications in the Google App Engine way — except on companies’ own …