Facebook confirms it is working on mind-reading technology

If you thought your thoughts were safe, think again: social media giant Facebook has confirmed it is developing technology to read your mind and send what’s inside directly through to the internet. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced during the company’s F8 developer conference in San Jose this week that it is working on a “direct brain interface” that will allow […]

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Apple May Be Bringing Fighter Jet Technology To Car Windshields

But don’t count on it. One Apple analyst says that it’s “very likely” the company is working on a head-up display (HUD) for car windshields. The technology, which is currently used in jets, would project icons and information onto the windshield, according to the Washington Post. Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry said that the launch of the device is […]

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Hey, Maybe the PC Isn’t Dying

Despite the prevailing opinion that the the PC is doomed, things could be a lot worse–at least in the United States. According to Gartner, worldwide PC sales declined by 10.9 percent year-over-year last quarter. That’s the fifth quarter of declining PC shipments in a row. But in the United States, the situation isn’t nearly as bleak. Overall PC shipments fell […]

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3 ways to improve Apple’s Mac OS X

Apple’s latest Macintosh operating system hasn’t yet hit store shelves, but if the unveiling of OS X Mavericks was any indication, its improvements aren’t exactly what you’d call thrilling. Mavericks’ claims are workmanlike, but clearly beneficial. It’s faster, has an improved notifications system and offers more flexibility over how you use a second monitor. It has a better browser and […]

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Stratasys buys Makerbot 3-D printing company for $400 million

Stratasys announced Wednesday that it will acquire Makerbot, effectively merging two of the biggest names in the 3-D printing industry. The $403 million deal will allow Stratasys (SSYS) to compete more in the consumer 3-D printing space. Makerbot makes less expensive systems for hobbyists, though they’re not exactly cheap — the Makerbot Repolicator 2 sells for $2,199. “Makerbot has impressive […]

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PRISM 2.0: US Air Force Hunts Dirty Electrons With Big Data

Imagine turning the eye of the once-clandestine PRISM electronic surveillance program operated by the National Security Agency from people to electric power? The U.S. Air Force has recruited a team of engineering and software companies to develop a new energy management system for Eglin Air Force Base in Florida that brings the benefits of big data to enhancing the military’s […]

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Company Unmasks Anonymous Web Visitors For A Price. Then Shuts Down.

Imagine you visit a company’s website, do not log in, fill out any forms, volunteer your email address or otherwise identify yourself. After you leave the page, someone calls you to offer the company’s goods or services. Creepy, or clever marketing? Generating such customer leads is the business of Relead, a Santa Monica, Calif. site. “Convert anonymous web visitors into […]

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Apple arrives (late?) to music streaming with iTunes Radio

A pioneer in sales of digital music, Apple on Monday became a late entrant in the booming music-streaming wars. When its iTunes Radio feature launches this fall along with a new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, it will go head-to-head with established competitors such as Pandora and Rdio, as well as other tech heavyweights in Facebook-affiliated Spotify, Twitter Music […]

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