Xenia Elsaesser

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From MIT, An Interactive Book That Makes You Feel Characters’ Pain

Sensory Fiction, designed by students at MIT, lets you feel what’s happening to characters in a book.<p>Have you ever felt your pulse quicken when you read a book, or your skin go clammy during a horror story? A new student project out of MIT wants to deepen those sensations. They have created a …

If you had to start over, what technologies would you learn in 2014?

February 10, '14 Comments [82] Posted in Musings<p>Sponsored By<p>I got an email recently from a long-time programmer who had to step out of the game for a …

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Once more, with feeling

ONE of the few upsides of war is that it often gives technology a boost. A notable beneficiary of this is the science of prosthetic limbs. The …

Designs of the Year shortlist announced

Folding helmets, smoke alarms that send you text messages and a pyramid-shaped school that floats on a lagoon in Nigeria are among the innovative solutions that make up the Design Museum's Designs of the Year shortlist, announced on Monday.<p>From architecture and fashion to transport and digital …

Worried about your privacy? Wait until the drones start stalking you

We live in an age increasingly shaped by our attitudes to, and our definition of, privacy. It is arguable whether the state of privacy itself has ever been more comprehensively and routinely challenged, and in many ways our changing relationship with technology is at the heart of this.<p>Reviewing the …

That Secret App Is Becoming Silicon Valley’s New Blind Item

“I work at Evernote and we’re about to get acquired… Watch this space”<p>That could be the first big acquisition rumor to have found its way onto Secret, the new “anonymish” sharing app launched late last week. But it won’t be the last.<p>(FWIW, Evernote CEO Phil Libin says it’s not true. And Dustin …