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3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

You just arrived at Disney's Animal Kingdom! Which are you riding first: Kilimanjaro Safaris or Expedition Everest?

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …

Google Glass bans all porn, believing the device still has other uses

The invention of Google Glass promised an exciting, undiscovered frontier of interactivity with everything but other human beings, your environment, …

In His Own Words: Why Steve Jobs Decided to Create the iPad

Despite initial criticism (albeit brief) when the iPad was first released, there can be no doubt that the device has been insanely successful – it …

Mars-bound astronauts will print food & tools, NASA says

NASA will transport 3D printers to space so astronauts can print tools — and potentially even food.<p>NASA’s chief administrator Charles Bolden discussed the role of 3D printers during a recent press tour of the Ames Research Center. According to <i>ComputerWorld,</i> Bolden believes the technology could be …

A Generator That Harnesses Energy From Ocean Currents

A working model of the estimated $5-million device could be ready within a year.<p>The magic of ocean currents is that they surround every continent on Earth and they run all day, every day. That's what sets this energy source apart from wind, solar, tidal, or wave—all of which are cyclical, meaning …

Paul Brody of IBM: the rise of 3D printing is exponential

Despite there being several sites dedicated to the emergence of 3D printing (like this one) publishing hundreds of articles written by clearly …

New Smart Gun Technology Allows Owners to Control the Trigger Safety with an App

Following TrackingPoint's "smart rifle," which has tracking and digital optic technology to create for a more precise shot, a California-based …

Is Hulu Really Worth 45% Less Than Tumblr?

Now that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has Tumblr in the bag for a cool $1.1 billion, AllThingsD reports that she may buy Hulu for between $600 million and …

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An hour on your smartphone each day means Google Glass can't come soon enough

We spend 58 minutes talking on or staring down at our smartphones, each and every day, according to a new survey by Experian. Surprisingly, almost half of that is good old-fashioned communicating via voice and text.<p>And yes, there are significant difference between iPhone and Android owners.<p>iPhone …

Nest meet Glass, the learning thermostat lands on your eyes

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The Nest learning thermostat and Google Glass have had a love child and it’s called Glass Nest. Developer James Rundquist got …

What if you'd Bought Apple Stock Instead of a PowerBook in 2003?

Talk about buyer’s remorse; our co-founder, Patrick de Laive has been working out how wealthy he’d have been if he’d bought Apple shares instead of a shiny new 17″ PowerBook G4 back in 2003.<p>Turns out the answer is ‘rich enough to buy many more of today’s 15″ Retina MacBook Pros’. Sure, that might …

Listening To The Future With A 3D-Printed Ear

The campus of Washington State University in Southeast Washington’s agricultural region looks like a typical land-grant university. The connected mix of art-deco, modern, and post-modern buildings that collectively house the College of Engineering and Architecture hide a strange and incredible …

Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries

Although Amazon Fresh has been around since 2007, it has never expanded beyond a few Seattle zip codes.<p>It's an experiment that hasn't gone any further.<p>And yet Amazon still appears to be working on a plan to roll out grocery delivery nationwide, according to a number of recent reports.<p>The logic …

Enterprise Tech

Microsoft, Samsung to do glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

Wearable Tech

Help at hand for schizophrenics

How can healthy people who hear voices help schizophrenics? Finding the answer for this is at the centre of research conducted at the University of …

Neuroscience

New Wireless Electronics Could Heal Wounds and Then Dissolve

Nestled inside a wound, a remote-controlled device perks up and begins releasing bacteria-killing heat, a form of thermal therapy that can fell even …

iPhone urine analysis app may require FDA approval, says agency

In what may be a first for the Federal Drug Administration, the agency has sent a letter to the makers of an iPhone medical app asking why its approval wasn't sought before release. The uChek app analyzes photos of urine samples to give users quick health information. On Tuesday, the FDA told …

The First Six Months Developing For The Computer On My Face

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jon Gottfried is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, Co-Founder of the Hacker Union, and a StartupBus Conductor. Follow him on Twitter @jonmarkgo.</i><p>Being one of the first cyborgs in the world, I have been privy to a unique set of bizarre experiences that have led to some early …

Intel: Haswell will boost laptop battery life by 50 percent

When Intel launched Haswell, it promised a generational leap in battery life, and now the chip giant's talking numbers to back that up. Architecture Group VP Rani Borkar said that laptops packing the chipset should get 50 percent more battery life than current Ivy Bridge models and go up to 20 …

iPhone's New iOS7 Design Is Flat as Hell and You Can't Stand the Wait Anymore

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After hearing a lot about the "flat" new look of iOS 7 that may or may not be revealed at Apple's …

New to nature special: the top 10 new species

On 23 May,the International Institute for Species Exploration announced the annual top 10 new species for the sixth time. A committee of taxon …

Is US drone policy illegal and ill-advised? - Futurity

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) — Targeted killing by unmanned planes may violate international …

World Health Organization says it will investigate patent on deadly Saudi Arabian virus

Dutch scientists are facing criticism from international health officials for filing a patent on one strain of a deadly Middle Eastern virus, and now the World Health Organization has said it will investigate the matter. "No intellectual property should stand in the way of protecting your people," …

Iran Has Hacked US Energy Companies

According to the WSJ, Iran has hacked US oil, gas and power companies. The hackers were able to gain access to control-system software "that could …

Box acquires Folders technology with its next-gen iOS app in mind

Box just recently snapped up Crocodoc to improve the web component of its cloud storage, but what about tuning the native apps? It's addressing that side of the equation by acquiring the technology behind Folders, a third-party cloud storage app for iOS. Box loves Folders' code and design enough to …

AT&T explains its new 61 cent/month administrative fee policy

<i>.</i> <i>Thanks reader Kory for screenshot</i><p>AT&T started this month charging an administrative fee of $.61/month/user for its mobile customers in addition to its current fees. While the fee may be small, as the Verge notes it adds ‘up to hundreds of millions of dollars’ over 24 month contracts and millions …