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2013-09-05 11:31:07     What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/...uite-a-bit-research-shows.html?...

Nostalgia has been shown to counteract loneliness, bored... makes people more generous to strangers and more toleran... Couples feel closer and look happier when they’re shar... memories. On cold days, or in cold rooms, people use nos... feel warmer

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2013-09-05 11:28:46     Mademethink: Leap Motion a flawed and isolated advance

http://tcperspectives.blogspot.se/...d-isolated-advance.html

I was one of the people who funded Leap otion on Kicksta... wowed by the potential of the product. I put my money do... eager anticipation. I loved the idea of an almost magica... interacting. I dreamt of the way it might, might, help m...
I have been

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2013-09-01 21:04:56     BBC News - Abraham Maslow and the pyramid that beguiled business

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23902918

Abraham Maslow and some examples of pyramids inspired by...
Continue reading the main story
Health Check
Herrings - good to eat, not to inhale
... s satisfied, the desire to fulfil the next set kicks in.

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2013-09-01 15:10:36     About Us - OpenSignal

http://opensignal.com/about.php

With your help, we're creating a comprehensive database ... towers, cell phone signal strength readings, and Wi-Fi a... the world. Our goal is to become the global authority on...

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2013-08-30 08:38:40     BBC News - Virtual reality: Lessons from the past for Oculus Rift

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23877695

with excitement building for the release of a new VR hel... Rift - it is worth asking what went wrong the first time... lessons be learned?

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2013-04-09 18:59:58     Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet - Apr. 8, 2013

http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/08/technology/security/shodan/

Unlike Google (GOOG, Fortune 500), which crawls the Web ... websites, Shodan navigates the Internet's back channels....
Shodan runs 24/7 and collects information on about 500 m ...
It's stunning what can be found with a simple search on ...
Shodan sear

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2013-03-28 18:56:25     Lovebird is ready for beta testing | Not The User's Fault

http://jonoscript.wordpress.com/...s-ready-for-beta-testing/

I wrote a Thunderbird add-on to make the email interface... wanted — one that helps me remember to stay in touch w... care about, instead of always distracting me with the ne... trivia.

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2013-03-24 07:26:41     Priivacy Problems Over An Online Eye | Stuff.co.nz

http://www.stuff.co.nz/...rivacy-problems-over-an-online-eye

Analysts ABI Research expect the wearable computer marke... exponentially, predicting there will be 485 million ship... 2018.
A Microsoft executive said recently he expected we would ...

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2013-03-14 07:07:59     Wanna Play? Computer Gamers Help Push Frontier Of Brain Research : NPR

http://www.npr.org/...s-help-push-frontier-of-brain-research

Enlarge image
Daniel Berger, a researcher at MIT, traced these neurons ...
EyeWire
People can get pretty addicted to computer games. By som ...
Right now I'm at the novice level of a game called EyeWi ...

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2013-03-11 09:57:19     Robot & Frank: vision of the future? | Film | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/f.../robot-and-frank-vision-future

Director Jake Schreier talks about his new film, which e...
Frank Langella on Robot & Frank: 'I'd rather make love i ...
Share 14
inShare1
... Robot & Frank

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2013-03-10 14:21:38     Google Glass: is it a threat to our privacy? | Technology | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...gle-glass-threat-to-our-privacy

The tech giant's 'wearable computing' project is now bei... volunteers, meaning you might already have been surrepti... uploaded on to Google's servers. How worried should you be?

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2013-03-09 16:44:50     BBC News - Star Trek 'holodeck' in the living room?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21706180

With "immersive media" taking content well beyond the TV... technology is attempting to move virtual reality towards... closer to real life.
Whether it be a cave, an igloo or a theatre, virtual rea ...
Full 360-degree screens are now capable of taking a

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2013-03-06 00:42:37     Can humour make students love statistics? - Vol. 22, Part 3 ( March 2009)

http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/ar.../archive_home.cfm?...

So this article is my attempt to summarise what I have d... use of humour in teaching. There is rather more written ... students, so I have unashamedly drawn upon the sociology... literature. However, there are similarities between soci... psychology

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2013-03-05 09:43:35     MIT wants future US Army uniforms to contain 'functional fibres' (Wired UK)

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/.../mit-smart-fibres?...

The gold fibres in the uniform, the product of years of ... actually do that communications work yet. Currently, the... a uniform," Joannopoulos tells Wired.com: They're about ... diameter, and Joannopoulos wants to scale down to 100 mi...
The fibres

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2013-03-05 09:40:23     10 amazing scientific facts about lists | Dean Burnett | Science | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sc.../10-science-facts-about-lists

People like lists of things. They're everywhere on the i... any subject matter you can think of, odds are there's a ... Nowhere is safe. Even here, on the Guardian Science sect... most popular articles in recent months is a list. But wh... popular? We

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2013-02-13 23:44:03     BBC News - Black Hornet spycam is a 'lifesaver' for British troops.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21450456

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2013-02-12 11:10:27     BBC News - 'Every new car' connected to web by 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21411335

What this means is app-culture infiltrating the dashboar... space finder to a way to get coupons for local restauran... that can pop up on the windscreen.
It all relies on the car being connected to the internet ...
The connected car is already the thir

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2013-02-09 13:56:57     Making the wearable tech revolution a reality - Fortune Tech

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/...earable-technology-a-reality/

FORTUNE -- The key tech battle of the current decade wil... we wear. Technology is crawling out of our bags and pock... bodies in the form of wearables. An increasing number of... finding their homes on our wrists, necks, ears and eyes.... and the sma

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2013-02-09 09:27:30     About | Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

http://darkpatterns.org/vision/

DarkPatterns.org was set up by Harry Brignull. Dark Patt... interfaces that are intended to trick people. The purpos... to spread awareness, and to name and shame sites that us...

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2013-02-07 16:34:21     Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also... ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "powe... standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't ... can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain... have an imp

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2013-01-31 09:30:25     U.S. researchers map emotional intelligence of the brain

http://www.gizmag.com/emotional-intelligence-brain.../25980/

We tend to think of reason and emotion as being two diff... it turns out that there may not be a choice between the ...
Relationships between general and emotional intelligence
CT scan showing overlaps of different general and em ...
Differe

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2013-01-31 09:28:38     Inexpensive home-brewed prostheses created using 3D printers

http://www.gizmag.com/inexpensive-prostheses/26009/

According to the International Society of Prosthetics an... there are some 32 million amputees in the world today, a...
Eric Ronning's ReHand, made mostly out of parts fabr ...
Eric Ronning's ReHand won US$10,000 at UW-Madison's ...
Liam ou

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2013-01-30 13:00:51     The Quest to Create A Bionic Eye Gets Clearer - WSJ.com

http://online.wsj.com/...24539304578264052022342798.html?...

Researchers have been pursuing the development of such a... decades, in some cases spending hundreds of millions of ... engineering challenges. One device designed to help peop... condition is awaiting U.S. regulatory approval. It is kn...
Second Sigh

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2013-01-23 08:40:01     More Joys of Electronic Medical Records | WhiteCoat's Call Room

http://www.epmonthly.com/...s-of-electronic-medical-records/

So I tried something that sounded easy when I thought of... technically quite difficult when I tried to actually do ... the number of times I clicked on different check boxes a... different screens I had to navigate in order to document...
This is eas

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2013-01-21 08:59:25     iBeam.it — FAQ

http://blog.ibeam.it/FAQ

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2013-01-11 10:33:13     Disney's new augmented reality toys are promising, but frustrating | The Verge

http://www.theverge.com/...oys-are-promising-but-frustrating

Disney is launching augmented reality toys with a line o... in October; from there, it'll expand into other characte... then, it's keeping a tight wrap on images of what it's d... weren't allowed to take shots or video. We did learn tha... to Disney I

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2013-01-11 09:33:24     Camlistore

http://camlistore.org/

a way to store, sync, share, model and back up content
a work in progress
Open Source (Apache licensed)
an acronym for "Content-Addressable Multi-Layer Indexed ...
... neither "Cloud" nor "Local". happily both.

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2013-01-10 21:24:43     f.lux: software to make your life better

http://stereopsis.com/flux/

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie ...
Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and ...
During the day, computer screens look good—they're des ...
f.lux
... use it just because it makes your computer look better.

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2013-01-10 21:24:43     f.lux: software to make your life better

http://stereopsis.com/flux/

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie ...
Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and ...
During the day, computer screens look good—they're des ...
f.lux
... use it just because it makes your computer look better.

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2013-01-10 18:44:48     Tethercell: Control battery-operated devices from your smartphone or tablet | Indiegogo

http://www.indiegogo.com/tethercell

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