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The PC isn't ready to die, it's ready for a rebirth | Digital Trends

The PC isn't ready to die, it's ready for a rebirth | Digital Trends | leapmind | Scoop.it
Desktops sales have slowed because manufacturers have let their designs stagnate, but the need for a comfortable machine you can work on hasn’t gone away. Who will reinvent the PC and reap the rewards?
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Facebook's algorithm -- why our assumptions are wrong, and our concerns are right

Facebook's algorithm -- why our assumptions are wrong, and our concerns are right | leapmind | Scoop.it
Many of us who study new media, whether we do so experimentally or qualitatively, our data big or small, are tracking the unfolding debate about the Facebook "emotional contagion" study, published ...
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Step Aside Google Image Search, Here's an Algorithm that Knows What's in a Picture

Step Aside Google Image Search, Here's an Algorithm that Knows What's in a Picture | leapmind | Scoop.it
The internet is a wealth of information. But you have to know what you’re looking for. If you only know a basic category—like that weird
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Sixty years after birth, it's time for solar cells to get serious

Sixty years after birth, it's time for solar cells to get serious | leapmind | Scoop.it
Happy birthday, old man solar. It’s time for you to shine now.
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33rd Square | Developing Robotic Brains Capable of Thoughtful Communication

33rd Square | Developing Robotic Brains Capable of Thoughtful Communication | leapmind | Scoop.it
Masafumi Hagiwara and his students at Keio University are attempting to develop a robotic brain that can carry on a conversation, or in other words, a robotic brain that can understand images and words and can carry on thoughtful communication with...
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Stop complaining about the Facebook study. It's a golden age for research

Stop complaining about the Facebook study. It's a golden age for research | leapmind | Scoop.it
Duncan J Watts: We should insist that Facebook do experiments on the decisions it's already making for us. Anything else would be unethical
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Apple and Google move computing forward in identical-yet-incompatible ways

Apple and Google move computing forward in identical-yet-incompatible ways | leapmind | Scoop.it
Op-ed: If you think ecosystem lock-in is bad now, just wait until the fall.
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New way found by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA

New way found by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA | leapmind | Scoop.it
A research team at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta have discovered a new way by which metabolism is linked to the regulation of DNA, the basis of our genetic code.
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Larry Page and Sergey Brin on what's next for Google

Larry Page and Sergey Brin on what's next for Google | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recently sat down with billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla for a lengthy interview. During the relaxed and informal discussion, the co-founders...
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Interview with Transhumanist Biohacker Rich Lee

Interview with Transhumanist Biohacker Rich Lee | leapmind | Scoop.it
Biohacking is a fascinating field in the growing transhumanism movement
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RoboHow is translating the internet for robot use

RoboHow is translating the internet for robot use | leapmind | Scoop.it
RoboEarth. No, it's not a lame SNES game from 1994, it's a cloud network that lets robots learn from the actions of other bots. It started over three
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America | leapmind | Scoop.it
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The first conscious machines will probably be on Wall Street

The first conscious machines will probably be on Wall Street | leapmind | Scoop.it
We must consider the possibility that intelligence, creativity and even consciousness are purely functions of the material world, with human beings as a peculiar kind of computer. In a world operat...
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem | leapmind | Scoop.it
"You're going to see that the top species will no longer be humans, but machines."
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Robot economy: 20 percent of the world’s robots are in China - People's Daily Online

Robot economy: 20 percent of the world’s robots are in China - People's Daily Online | leapmind | Scoop.it
Atapriceofnotmuchmorethan10thousandyuan,withatleastfiveyears’workexpectancy,nosalary,nosocialwelfare
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Experimenting With Drugs In The Cloud | TechCrunch

Experimenting With Drugs In The Cloud  | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
A science lab in Mountain View, CA is creating faster and cheaper drug experiments by putting them in the cloud. Starting today, they're letting other..
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Toyota develops high-efficiency ‘free piston’ no-crankshaft combustion engine… to power an EV | ExtremeTech

Toyota develops high-efficiency ‘free piston’ no-crankshaft combustion engine… to power an EV | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new design for a piston-free linear engine generator has just been released by Toyota. With remarkable efficiency, the device might be scaled up to compete with electric power plants used in cars today.
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China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies | leapmind | Scoop.it
Controversial testing products for prenatal detection of birth defects get the green light
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Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete

Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete | leapmind | Scoop.it
Giles Parkinson: As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same place it's used.
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36-Year-Old NASA Probe's Engines Successfully Fired Up by Private Team

36-Year-Old NASA Probe's Engines Successfully Fired Up by Private Team | leapmind | Scoop.it
The team intends to rescue the International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 and then focus on what to use the spacecraft for
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Evolution of life's operating system revealed in detail

Evolution of life's operating system revealed in detail | leapmind | Scoop.it
The evolution of the ribosome, a large molecular structure found in the cells of all species, has been revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study.
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The Automation Of Knowledge Work: Rise Of The Machines

The Automation Of Knowledge Work: Rise Of The Machines | leapmind | Scoop.it
Technological advancements and knowledge work automation could make us humans redundant for certain jobs. This would obviously increase productivity, but could also lead to a greater disparity in wealth.
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Recent News on Longevity and Health

Recent News on Longevity and Health | leapmind | Scoop.it
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U.S. Military’s TALOS Project tapped Hollywood designer

U.S. Military’s TALOS Project tapped Hollywood designer | leapmind | Scoop.it
It is not unusual for Hollywood to refer to the US Military personnel for realistic movie plot, but this time it is the ...
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Machines Finally Match Monkeys in Key Image-Recognition Test | Enterprise | WIRED

Machines Finally Match Monkeys in Key Image-Recognition Test | Enterprise | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
There are so many ways that humans are still superior to machines.
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Aging: Too Much Telomerase Can Be As Bad As Too Little | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Aging: Too Much Telomerase Can Be As Bad As Too Little | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | leapmind | Scoop.it
How do I knock off thirty years from my age? Faust, the protagonist in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s famous play, poses this question to Mephistopheles in the ...
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