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New Clues for How to Remember Dreams

A new study suggests that there are distinct differences in brain function between people who remember their dreams and those who don't.<p>This morning, I woke up with a very strong memory of staging a political coup in my sleep. Why I happened to remember my dream so vividly when I woke up, it's hard …

DICE reveals that Battlefield 4 stats will carry over from current to next gen

Earlier today, Activision revealed the first details of the next Call of Duty’s multiplayer mode, but publisher Electronic Arts doesn’t want you to forget about Battlefield 4, its major first-person shooter.<p>Battlefield 4 developer DICE announced today that it’s enabling players to carry over their …

How Much Did This Hyperloop Lookalike Inspire Elon Musk?

Two weeks before his Hyperloop announcement, Musk quietly met with the founder of ET3, an even-faster, already patented tube transport system.<p>About two weeks ago, Daryl Oster and five people from his company ET3 made the trip to 1 Rocket Road in Hawthorne, California, the headquarters of SpaceX. …

High-speed Rail

The U.S. Company That Makes Almost a Million Dollars Per Worker

It isn't Apple.<p>You'd be forgiven for not recognizing the name InterDigital, despite the fact that it has been around since 1972 and developed many of the technologies that are critical to our increasingly mobile, wireless world. As a result, per employee, InterDigital is the most profitable company …

SpaceX’s Grasshopper Just Blew Our Minds With Its Latest Launch

Yesterday SpaceX’s Grasshopper experimental rocket pulled off its most stunning flight test maneuver yet, one that for almost any other rocket would have been the herald of disaster. It took off from its launch pad, then leaned over dramatically as it rocketed some 300 feet off to one side as it …

Bitcoin Won't Escape Regulation For Much Longer

When everybody has access to the same Internet, obscurity no longer exists. Not even when it comes to a certain hard-to-understand cryptocurrency.<p>First Congress began looking into Bitcoin regulation. Then a federal judge ruled Bitcoin was actual money, deserving of regulation under U.S. law. Now in …

How Enterprises are Getting Smart with Social Data

Many large businesses these days make use of social media when it comes to customer services, but they could be doing a lot more with all the data that comes out of services like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.<p>As Social Data Week approaches, we talked to Susan Etlinger, an Industry Analyst with …

How Google Ventures does rapid prototyping ‘design sprints’ with its 170 startups

How do you avoid the Duke Nukem Forever nightmare scenario of never shipping? Or how do you avoid shipping crap?<p>Those are two of the problems that Google Ventures companies face every day. So the $1.2 billion investment fund hired two designers to work with its 170 portfolio companies. And today …

It’s Still Tough to Get a Job at Google and Facebook

Google may have dropped the brainteasers from their entrance exam, but apparently it’s still a tough test to crack.<p>Google jumped up to eighth place …

Employment

The Death Of The "Dumb" Phone Is Near

If you have been holding on to that old flip phone for just a little too long, there is a good chance you are finally ditching it and buying a smartphone for the first time.<p>For the first time in the history of cellphones, the smartphone is now more popular globally than the “feature” phone, which …