Stephen Wieschhaus

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The Scottish Independence Vote

"A majority of Scots want to live in a center-left society, while a majority of English want to live in a center-right society." Why that may be a bigger problem for the United Kingdom than regional splits are for the United States.<p>We all have our tribal loyalties and identities, usually starting …

Projection mapping creates 'living' digital makeup

What if, instead of spending an hour perfecting your cyborg makeup, you could have a face not only ready to go, but animated as well?<p>Let's face it -- the equipment to do so would likely be way too unwieldy. But we've seen a glimpse of what it could look like, and it is glorious. Omote -- the work …

Kinect

Samsung files for a mind-bending flexible phone patent

Somewhere in South Korea, Samsung employees are hard at work creating the smartphones of tomorrow, weird and wonderful devices designed to bend, flex, and roll without taking any damage.<p>One newly discovered patent application gives us a glimpse of such a device that could be coming in the not so …

The Sunni-Shiite Divide Explained With Extremely Useful Maps And Timelines

"If we want to understand the Middle East, if we want to understand why conflicts are happening the way they are, and how these conflicts may be resolved, we cannot take our eyes of the Shiite-Sunni conflict, says Vali R. Nasr, Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins …

BRCK: A More Reliable Internet Connection for Rural Africa

“The BRCK taps into the unique market characteristic of emerging market internet subscribers: 65 percent of whom access the internet wirelessly,” the company said. “The BRCK allows users to leverage the nearly ubiquitous mobile broadband and turn it into a connection designed for productivity, …

French ridesharing giant BlaBlaCar raises $100M, may actually take over the world

Mozilla’s crazy plan to fix net neutrality and turn broadband into a utility – and why it could work

Well here’s an interesting twist on the net neutrality debate. Mozilla, the open source foundation behind the Firefox browser, thinks that it has …

Google Stars Details Released

Google is testing a cloud service bookmarking tool called Google Stars that would allow Chrome browser users to add web objects and save them in a searchable index. Google Stars will enable web pages, images, videos, emails, Maps locations, Google+ pages, Drive documents and more to be moved to a …

Facebook to use drones and satellites to bring internet to remote regions

Facebook has unveiled plans to use specially designed aircraft and satellites to connect remote parts of the the world to the internet<p>Facebook plans to send drones and satellites to remote parts of the world to connect them to the internet using laser technology, its founder Mark Zuckerberg …

Social Media

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Will Amazon put a $300 Android gaming console in your living room?

Online retail giant Amazon is reportedly continuing their growth toward serving all of your entertainment needs, with plans to put an Android powered gaming and entertainment device in your living room. If this latest report is true, we can expect it to be available by the end of the year for under …

BT's breakneck broadband test hits unimaginable speeds over plain ol' fiber

BT still has a long way to go until it connects all of Britain's homes to its fiber-optic network, but that hasn't stopped the company from exploring new ways to squeeze some extra speed out of it while it does. With a little help from friends at Alcatel-Lucent, BT boffins have created what they …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

20 Social Apps that Got Us Talking in 2013

As we wind down the year, The Next Web compiled a list of some of the social apps that have made some significant moves in 2013. How did we qualify what a social app was? In our mind, it was a service that had a core functionality that enabled users to interact and engage with other people, either …

Overstock.com Is Going To Accept Bitcoin In 2014

Overstock.com has plans to become the first major U.S. retailer to accept Bitcoin. In an interview with newsBTC, Overstock.com CEO and Chairman Patrick Byrne said that the company will start accepting the peer-to-peer digital currency in the second half of 2014.<p>Overstock.com is likely going to …