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We’re not talking about what VR is doing to our eyes … and our brains

OK, so it’s pretty funny seeing someone fall over after trying a virtual reality headset for the first time. But with companies like Facebook, Valve, and Sony all pushing to bring their own VR solutions to a mainstream market — worth an estimated $30 billion by 2020 — maybe we should have more …

Moore’s Law Hits 50, but It May Not See 60

Intel's CFO says it can keep turning out chips with less expensive transistors for a few more generations. Science says it can't go on forever.<p>Moore’s Law turns 50 years old this Sunday. It may not make it to 60.<p>Since Intel co-founder Gordon Moore first made the observation in a 1965 paper …

A Wearable Drone That Launches Off Your Wrist To Take Your Selfie

“Oh man, this would make a great picture. I wish there was someone else here to take our picture for us so we didn’t have to take a selfie!”<p>Has this ever happened to you?<p>Of course it has. You’re a human being in the 21st century who reads tech blogs.<p>The Nixie aims to solve that. It’s, as crazy as …

Emerging trends in social media

Facebook has defined the social media experience for the last 10 years. But more recently there's been a move away from the "unified self"—that you …

Too Lazy To Read "Ulysses"? Virtual Reality Lit Game Lets You Play It

VR book gaming is the new Cliffsnotes.<p><i>This article originally appeared on our sister site, Motherboard. Visit their other awesome stuff here.</i><p>James Joyce’s <i>Ulysses</i> is a towering accomplishment of modernist fiction. Or so I’ve been told; I skipped that week of Intro to Literary Criticism. Have you …

Joel Mokyr on Growth, Innovation, and Stagnation – Econlib

Time<p>Podcast Episode Highlights<p>0:33<p>Intro. [Recording date: November 13, 2013.] <b>Russ:</b> Our conversation will be loosely based on a forthcoming article in …

Economists Debate: Has All the Important Stuff Already Been Invented?

Northwestern University Colleagues Have Opposing Views of 21st Century Economy<p>EVANSTON, Ill.—Robert Gordon, a curmudgeonly 73-year-old economist, believes our best days are over. After a century of life-changing innovations that spurred growth, he says, human progress is slowing to a crawl.<p>Joel …

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transmediale 2014 | Talk by Bruce Sterling at the Opening Ceremony

Digital Culture

I am the interface

Asteroids barreled towards Earth from every direction, and my only defense was my eyes. I looked at one asteroid. I looked at another. Boom. Boom. Lasers from Earth had blown them into smithereens. And I didn’t lift a finger.<p>At CES 2014, a dozen or more companies are vying to track your arms, legs, …

Personalised digital magazine app Flipboard aims for 150 million users

Personalised digital magazine app Flipboard is aiming to pass 150 million users in 2014, thanks to enhanced discovery and search tools that will allow users to better explore the 5m individual online magazines already created.<p>The company, founded in 2009 by Mike McCue, former chief executive of …

Contributoria’s founders talk about why they are building an open community for crowdfunding journalism

There have been a number of attempts to bring crowdfunding to journalism over the past several years, including a venture called Spot.us and some …

Bitcoin isn’t Money — It’s the Internet of Money – The Ümlaut

Bitcoin isn’t Money — It’s the Internet of Money<p>Ever since Paul Krugman started weighing in on Bitcoin recently, people have been using his notorious …

Why Charles Stross Doesn’t Know a Thing about Bitcoin

Science fiction writers excel at predicting the future. Jules Verne imagined rocket ships long before rockets were blasting into space. William …

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This is not the year of wearables but the year the hype dies, says Evernote CEO

This has been a big week for smartwatches, especially here on Quartz. So far we’ve already published four pieces on the putative next big thing. Much of that was linked to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the industry’s annual jamboree for new products, during which smartwatch pioneers Pebble …

404 Error: The webpage is dying

The standalone webpage as we know it might soon be a thing of the past.<p>A growing number of publisher sites are now shunning the concept of finite …

Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …

prosthetic knowledge — Oculus Streetview Viewer Online interface to view...

<b>Oculus Streetview Viewer</b><p>Online interface to view panoramic Streetview photos through an Oculus Rift, including interior captures.<p>It’s a simplified …

Montreal’s Hexoskin Biometric Shirt Wins Best Wearable Device

A smart shirt that can help save your life was awarded “Best Device” at the Wearable Tech Expo last week. Montreal-based Hexoskin beat out seventeen …

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice.<p>The study, involving Harvard University and the University of NSW, discovered a way of restoring the efficiency of …

UN adopts resolution in favor of digital privacy

The UN General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution called "The right to privacy in the digital age," introduced by Germany and Brazil. The …

‘Robot doctors’ coming to a hospital near you?

CARMICHAEL, Calif. — The doctor isn’t in, but he can still see you now.<p>Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

The New Aesthetic — Can robots write sports previews?, via @hugovk ...

Seeing the Classroom through Google Glass

By Margaret Powers     Nov 26, 2013<p>Margaret Powers<p>As a reflective educator, your goal is to be constantly documenting and learning in the classroom. …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

The TED of all Leadership Management Conferences – A Review of the Drucker Forum 2013

Dan Pontefract 18 November 2013 Drucker Forum<p>Once in a while, you get inspired by events in your life that seem to be a precursor to real societal …

We Solve for X: Omri Amirav-Drory on synthetic life toolkits

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