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Understanding our Cyborg lives, redescribing our reality
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CogniMem demonstrates 40,000-neuron, scalable cognitive memory computing system at SC12 Conference | Embedded

CogniMem demonstrates 40,000-neuron, scalable cognitive memory computing system at SC12 Conference | Embedded | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
CogniMem Technologies Inc. has developed a greater than 40,000-neuron, scalable cognitive memory computing system based on CogniBlox, a memory-based parallel processing capability that architecturally implements how the human brain processes data.
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Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism | The Scientist Magazine®

Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism | The Scientist Magazine® | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Despite abundant evidence supporting their ability to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, the therapeutic effectiveness of fish oil–derived fatty acids remains controversial.
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Inside Ingress, Google's new augmented-reality game

Inside Ingress, Google's new augmented-reality game | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Google reveals a strange new game from its Niantic Labs project this week -- and we're among the first to play it. Read this article by Casey Newton on CNET.
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Camein.com » People-Powered Medical Devices?

Camein.com » People-Powered Medical Devices? | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Medical devices seem to get smaller every year. Think of something as simple as a pacemaker or hearing aid. Like their bretheren PCs, these gadgets that help enhance and extend our lives continue to shrink.


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The itsy bitsy device that is powered by your body.

 

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Amazing: Microsoft turns spoken English into spoken Mandarin – in the same voice

Amazing: Microsoft turns spoken English into spoken Mandarin – in the same voice | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Microsoft has today posted a video, and complementary explanation of language translation that goes far past what we thought was currently possible.

In the video, the speaker explains ...
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War graves get smart phone codes

War graves get smart phone codes | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A war cemetery in Oxford is using mobile phone technology to give information about people buried there.

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New metric to track prosthetic arm progress (11/4/2012)

New metric to track prosthetic arm progress (11/4/2012) | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Amputees with a new prosthetic arm must learn how to use their device to perform everyday tasks that were once second nature. Taking off a shirt becomes a conscious, multistep effort: grasp the shirt, lift the shirt over the head, pull arms through the sleeves, place the shirt on the table, let go of the shirt.

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Silicon Valley Objects to Online Privacy Rule Proposals for Children

Silicon Valley Objects to Online Privacy Rule Proposals for Children | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Media and technology companies object to portions of a federal effort to strengthen online privacy protections for children.
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Heartbeat 'could power pacemaker'

Heartbeat 'could power pacemaker' | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A device which could harness energy from a beating heart can produce enough electricity to keep a pacemaker running, according to US researchers.
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Want to keep your genome safe? There's an app for that - tech - 01 November 2012 - New Scientist

Want to keep your genome safe? There's an app for that - tech - 01 November 2012 - New Scientist | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A smartphone app will let you access tailored medical services on the fly without your genome falling into the wrong hands...
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O Vibrating Gloves, Lead Me to the Cereal | MIT Technology Review

O Vibrating Gloves, Lead Me to the Cereal | MIT Technology Review | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
When your eyes have trouble spotting an object, the latest in vibrotactile gear could speed up your search.
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Unleash Your Inner Asimov - Write a story, make a video, invent the Next Big Thing... ​ IEEE Spectrum

Unleash Your Inner Asimov -    Write a story, make a video, invent the Next Big Thing...  ​ IEEE Spectrum | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Write a story, make a video, invent the Next Big Thing...


An engineer spend ing time at work reading fiction stories about the future—or worse, watching sci-fi movies—could upset, even anger, his or her manager. But what if there’s a possibility that by engaging speculations about the future, engineers can enrich their capacities for creating designs and artifacts, in the here and now, of enduring value?

A small but growing cadre of savvy technologists argue that, at least in measured doses, encounters with imaginary worlds and futuristic devices could have a decisive influence on innovation. David Brian Johnson, Intel’s staff futurist, even insists in a recent book, Science Fiction Prototyping, that by writing stories about future products, engineers can do a better job of actually making them.

Hold on. Isn’t fiction escapist, a waste of an engineer’s time?

It depends. Wernher von Braun, the pioneer of rocketry, was inspired by Jules Verne’s stories of travel to the moon. Leo Szilard, who worked on the first atomic weapons, was inspired by H.G. Wells’s The World Set Free (1914).

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Biofeedback Video Game Helps Kids Control Anger

Biofeedback Video Game Helps Kids Control Anger | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

If you can’t help children with anger problems through psychotherapy alone, try a video game.

But not just any video game: RAGE Control, developed at Boston Children’s Hospital, uses biofeedback to encourage kids to control their emotions, and researchers report positive results.

In the "Space Invaders"-like game, kids shoot at enemy spaceships and leave friendly ones alone. During the study, children wore a monitor that tracked their heart rate and displayed it on screen. If their heart rate went above a certain level, they could no longer fire on the enemy ships.

Peter Ducharme, the study’s lead researcher, says that while shooting games are sometimes associated with problems such as increased aggression in youths, they chose to create this kind of game because the kids got more involved in them.

“These are games that are familiar and enjoyable to kids, and teaches kids how to stay in emotional control and avoid reacting impulsively, which is why we believe we see a reduction in anger,” Ducharme said in an email to TechNewsDaily.

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Software enables avatar to reproduce our emotions in real time

Software enables avatar to reproduce our emotions in real time | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—You move, he moves. You smile, he smiles. You get angry, he gets angry. 'He' is the avator you chose.
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Sphero’s New Augmented Reality App Allows You To Walk A Beaver Around Your House | TechCrunch

Sphero’s New Augmented Reality App Allows You To Walk A Beaver Around Your House | TechCrunch | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Engineering Extra Senses: Technology and the Human Body | PRI's The World

Engineering Extra Senses: Technology and the Human Body | PRI's The World | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Sight, sound, touch, smell, taste. We interact with the world and navigate through it thanks to our senses. But what if we could add to that repertoire? A British scientist and a small group of enthusiasts are exploring ways to do just that.
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Juniper Finds Augmented Reality Apps Highly Popular, Profitable | Mobile Marketing Watch

Juniper Finds Augmented Reality Apps Highly Popular, Profitable | Mobile Marketing Watch | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
There's no fantasy behind augmented reality after all, at least not in terms of the revenue generated by AR apps.
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Augmented Reality System Curbs Appetite By Making You Think You’ve Eaten Larger Portions

Augmented Reality System Curbs Appetite By Making You Think You’ve Eaten Larger Portions | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
If you’re trying to shed a few pounds but are having a hell of a time with portion control, researchers at the University of Tokyo have created ...

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New Prosthetic Hand Has Sweet Skills, Terminator Looks | Wired Science | Wired.com

New Prosthetic Hand Has Sweet Skills, Terminator Looks | Wired Science | Wired.com | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Nigel Ackland lost half his arm in an accident six years ago. But now he's got an advanced carbon-fiber prosthetic arm that is strong enough to grip a beer yet gentle enough to clutch an egg.
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Science Weekly podcast: Why you should never trust 'the facts'

Science Weekly podcast: Why you should never trust 'the facts' | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Mathematician Sam Arbesman discusses the slippery nature of facts and why we trust them at our peril.
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Augment Reality App Gives You the Ability to Try Before You Buy

augmented reality http://www.mobilegeeks.com Who doesn't love shopping online? But when it comes to big purchases like a couch or TV you can never really be sure how they will look in your home before you make the big commitment. Augment is looking to change that, this French startup has launched a free app for Android and iOS that lets you integrate augmented reality into any online site so that you can see how your new Ikea couch looks in your home. We also got to check out Amazon integration as well as some fun photos with characters.

If you want to check out their site vist http://augmentedev.com/home.php

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Is artificial intelligence becoming a commodity?

Is artificial intelligence becoming a commodity? | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Why Siri is about to be eclipsed by the world's biggest super-computer's arrival in the cloud.
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Paste augmented-reality video graffiti on the streets - tech - 27 October 2012 - New Scientist

Paste augmented-reality video graffiti on the streets - tech - 27 October 2012 - New Scientist | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Software that allows people to cut and paste people and objects onto street scenes points to a new kind of digital tagging...
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Internet of food: Arduino-based, urban aquaponics in Oakland | ZeitNews

The land in West Oakland where Eric Maundu is trying to farm is covered with freeways, roads, light rail and parking lots so there’s not much arable land and the soil is contaminated. So Maundu doesn’t use soil.
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With Zappar, Augmented Reality Is Ready for Prime Time | TIME.com

With Zappar, Augmented Reality Is Ready for Prime Time | TIME.com | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A few weeks back, executives of a U.K. company called Zappar came to my office to show me their augmented reality technology. I have been looking into augmented reality for over a decade and have only seen false starts.
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