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It's Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over Big Data As The Most Hyped Technology

Gartner released last week its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Last year, big data reigned supreme, at what Gartner calls the “peak of inflated expectations.” But now big data has moved down the “trough of disillusionment,” replaced by the Internet of Things at the top of the hype …

Researchers Demonstrate Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Human Subjects

<b>Advanced neuro-technologies including wireless EEG and robotized TMS enable first successful transmission.</b><p>In a first-of-its-kind study, an …

Neuroscience

IEEE Predicts Top Technologies for 2022

Curious about what the technology landscape will look like in 2022? The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which represents …

Internet of Things

London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for<p>Google Glassusers to control their devices just by thinking.<p>This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the medical industry, developed a software called …

The Future Television Will Be Paper Thin and Rollable, LG Says

Perhaps in a few years we'll see people carrying around their rolled-up televisions the way they used to carry newspapers.<p>LG Display unveiled a paper …

Televisions

This $300 Headset Could Completely Transform The Lives Of Paralyzed People

It is impossible to tell whether Anselmo Paglialonga, a former major in the Italian carabinieri, has heard.<p>Paralysed from head to toe with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Anselmo is completely "locked in". Unable to speak or open his eyes, his only hope of communicating is via a …

The Brain

Glass app lets you take a photo just by thinking about it

Developers in the US and UK are increasingly putting Glass through its paces in an effort to fully understand its current capabilities and future potential.<p>A UK startup, for example, appears to have taken Google’s face-based computer to a whole new level, developing software that allows you to snap …

FDA Approves Segway Inventor's Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

The era of real cyborgs has begun. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first approval for the sale and marketing of a prosthetic arm …

TV somewhere, sometimes: Pay TV’s rocky path towards a streaming future

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / ptnphoto<p>Ask any TV executive about TV Everywhere, and you’re going to hear plenty of praise for the …

TV Is About To Enjoy Its Biggest Renaissance in 50 Years

<i>Ernesto Schmitt is a serial entrepreneur in media and tech. He is presently co-founder & CEO of Beamly, the TV social network backed by Comcast, NBCUniversal, Viacom and BSkyB.</i><p>These are uncomfortable days for network television executives.<p>After decades of reliably scheduling when audiences are to …

Not So Fast on the Use of Google Glass in Britain

Smartphones changed the way people shop, but they won't kill local commerce (study)

A new study suggests that the explosive adoption of mobile devices will help, not hurt brick and mortar shops — challenging the fear that ecommerce firms like Amazon are a death knell to local commerce.<p>Commissioned by G/O Digital, a marketing firm owned by the Gannett media empire, the study …

Connected TV Market Crosses 1B Devices As Google Pins Its Hopes On Android TV

A new report from Strategy Analytics puts the global market for connected TV devices at over 1 billion currently installed units, which include smart TVs, set-top boxes like the Apple TV, game consoles, connected Blu-ray players and more. The market is predicted to double in size between now and …

FCC Approves Controversial $2 Billion School Wi-Fi Plan

Schools will get $2 billion for Wi-Fi networks, which is less than some schools and teachers unions wanted.<p>Schools will soon be able to apply for grants from a $2 billion fund to help pay for Wi-Fi networks in schools under a plan approved Friday by federal regulators.<p>The Federal Communications …

LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students

Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an<p>iPad.<p>Contracts that will come under final review by the Board of Education on Tuesday …

Education

Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

Wearable tech: It’s not a device, it’s a system

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>You’d be hard pressed to find a tech company who hasn’t jumped into the wearable tech space. Some make a big splash with game …

Mavericks How-to: Use iBooks for organizing, reading, and shopping

iBooks was introduced in 2010 for the iPad. With Mavericks, 3.5 years after iBooks came out for iOS, Mac OS X finally gets in on the action. Unlike iOS devices that have to download iBooks from the App Store, the Mac comes pre-loaded with it. This how-to will discuss how to organize and read your …

Watch A Professor Control Another Professor's Mind From Across Campus

The first human brain-to-brain interfacing has been used to play a video game.<p>Hello, mind control! Researchers at the University of Washington say they've created the first non-invasive brain interface between two humans--i.e., they've basically achieved telepathy.<p>Previous work has allowed basic …

Why India's Mars Mission Is So Much Cheaper Than NASA's

Former NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin pioneered a "faster, better, cheaper" approach to America's space program, but he would have been hard-pressed to deliver a Mars mission for the bargain-basement price of India's first probe to the red planet, which blasted off Tuesday.<p>"India's Mars mission, …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

Pivothead's new video capture glasses let you mix and match power, storage and wireless add-ons

Pivothead's video-recording specs have undergone only a slight evolution since they launched early last year, gaining live broadcast abilities through the Air Sync add-on. Here at Expand NY, however, we've seen what's next, as the company's been kind enough to bring along a prototype of its …

Why Cities Are Our Most Important Innovation Platform

When we think about innovation, we tend to think about individual gifts of insight—researchers in crisp, white lab coats, slick tech entrepreneurs with fancy gadgets and VC’s doing inspired deals.<p>Yet, the truth is that innovation is a messy business. It’s full of blind alleys and half-baked ideas, …

Netflix starts testing 4K videos, wants to launch Ultra HD next year

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: LG<p>Netflix (S NFLX) quietly added a handful of 4K HD videos to its catalog this week to prepare itself for a wider …

4K Ultra HD

15 best Android apps of 2018

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have some of this stuff already. Without further delay, here are the best …

Apps

Google Glass developers will get their first crack at its SDK later this month

Developers seeking to create apps for Google's Glass headset have had limited options so far, but the company will break things wide open during a two-day hackathon -- like the ones held earlier this year to show off its Mirror API -- starting on the 19th. An invite sent out today describes a San …