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Rackspace616,471*Update:* Rackspace today announced the launch of Performance Cloud Servers. Performance Cloud Servers are designed with 100 percent data center-grade, RAID 10-protected solid-state disks (SSDs), powerful Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, up to 120 Gigabytes of RAM, and 40 Gigabits per second of highly available network throughput to the host.  Join us at noon central time today to learn more about this powerful compute offering. Stay tuned to this event page for the live video stream.Big Cloud Announcement from Rackspace2013-11-05 19:00:00244  
Google+10,577,717The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033847  
Digital Dealer467@112374836634096795698 will present *The Art of Enchantment* live from Las Vegas. Join this hangout to watch Guy's keynote as it happens! Learn more about the 15th @102121449628552598454 Conference & Exposition and register to attend in-person at http://www.DigitalDealerConference.comGuy Kawasaki | Live from Las Vegas2013-10-16 01:00:00148  
Sarah Hill2,823,193Calling all inhabitants of the Ghost Town.   Let's #HIRL in Austin, TX!!!   (Hangout In Real Life). Hear how ★ Plusketeers are using the +Google+  platform to create their own #humanmedia posse and how 2013 could be the year for + Google +.  Our venue only holds 100 so you *must RVSP* early and email googleplus@vu.com if you'd like to join us for lunch. +Veterans United is picking up the tab for free food and drinks but you're ghosts...so you don't eat much right?  ♥♥♥   #SXSWHIRL  HIRL in Austin, TX2013-03-09 12:00:00246  
SELF Magazine524,493We're teaming up with +Google+ to host a series of Hangouts aimed to jumpstart your New Year. Starting January 14, we'll kick off Hangouts On Air, featuring a range of experts such as SELF's Fitness, Beauty and Fashion Editors, celebrity trainers, travel experts, nutritionists, career leaders, non-profit experts and more.  Want a chance to join one of the Hangouts? Have questions on the topics below? Post your #13for13 query and what Hangout you're interested in joining and you could be selected. Be sure to use the #13for13 hashtag on G+ and tweet us @SELFmagazine. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS *Check back often for new hosts, participants and updates! http://www.self.com/health/resolutions Mon 1/14 - Travel to New Places - 12pm EST +Sonia Gil Mon 1/14 - Eat Healthy - 4:30pm EST +Shawna Coronado  Tues 1/15 - Enjoy More Quality Time with Family - 2pm EST +Kimberley Blaine  Wed 1/16 - De-stress Thurs 1/17 - Fall in Love +The Gaggle  Fri 1/18 - Kickstart Your Career - 1:30pm EST +Dan Schawbel  Fri 1/18 - Spend Less, Save More Tues 1/22 - Take Charge of Your Health Tues 1/22 - Volunteer +charity: water  Wed 1/23 - Get Involved Wed 1/23 - Learn Something New +MAKE  Thurs 1/24 - Get Fit - 1pm EST +SELF Magazine  Fri 1/25 - Revamp Your Look 1pm EST +SELF Magazine 13 Resolutions for a Better 20132013-01-14 14:00:00235  
Blythe Metz292,046This is a Hangout On Air, 4pm PST or 7pm EST, with +Marc Stevens and +Bradford Lowry . Dr. Marc Stevens will be discussing  ways to stay healthy this holiday. Please feel free to post your questions on this events page, We will be answering those questions during the HOA (hangout On Air). Staying Healthy This Holiday with Nutrition2012-12-18 01:00:0066  
Fraser Cain961,973To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004861  

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2015-07-26 19:22:21 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Why the next sports empire will be built on esports
    
The debate about the validity of eSports as sports misses the point. Like it or not, eSports have millions of passionate viewers and their momentum can no longer be ignored. Given its unique economics, a network looking to build a sports empire need look no further.

Most reshares: 16

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2015-07-28 15:48:37 (0 comments, 16 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

The guy who taught AI to 'remember' is launching a startup

As it stands, the company’s website says its mission is to “build large-scale neural network solutions for superhuman perception and intelligent automation, with the ultimate goal of marketing general-purpose neural network-based Artificial Intelligences.”

Nnaisense was founded by Jürgen Schmidhuber, a key figure in the development of modern RNNs, and four researchers who work alongside him at the Swiss AI lab called IDSIA (Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull’Intelligenza Artificiale). The German-born Schmidhuber helped create a breed of recurrent neural net called LSTM, or Long Short Term Memory, and his work has influenced the latest AI research at the likes of Google, Microsoft, IBM, and others.

Most plusones: 40

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2015-07-28 15:41:21 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

The New Moto X Might Change How We Buy Phones - and it is a damn good phone for only $399

Motorola says is smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus, and not because it’s apparently the fastest-charging smartphone on the market. Not even because Motorola swears up and down that it’s finally, finally figured out how to make a great camera, and that the 21-megapixel shooter on the back will rival the iPhone.

What’s most powerful about this phone is that it’s being sold unlocked, for $399, and will work on any carrier in the United States. It supports every band of LTE, so all you have to do is pop in whatever SIM card you want. This is how phones work in the rest of the world, and a much better system. It’s also, of course, the uphill battle of all uphill battles in the smartphone game—so while it would be a welcome change from Verizon’s and AT&T’s spectrum shackles, itmay not yet be ... more »

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2015-07-30 04:32:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Betterment Tops 100,000 Customers And $2.5B Under Management

The firm’s investment strategy depends on a customized investment strategy using algorithms to balance a portfolio of index-tracking exchange traded funds with allocation advice based on indvididual goals. The investment company offers a variety of investment accounts, including traditional, and Roth IRAs, trust accounts, and accounts for retirement income.

Betterment Tops 100,000 Customers And $2.5B Under Management

The firm’s investment strategy depends on a customized investment strategy using algorithms to balance a portfolio of index-tracking exchange traded funds with allocation advice based on indvididual goals. The investment company offers a variety of investment accounts, including traditional, and Roth IRAs, trust accounts, and accounts for retirement income.___

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2015-07-29 22:46:15 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Mark Zuckerberg says virtual reality is the obvious next step for Facebook

When asked what he thought the primary applications of Oculus VR headset might be, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "The reason we’re excited in this space is the continued progression of people getting richer and richer ways to share what’s on their mind. Ten years ago it was text. Now it’s mostly visual and photos, then primarily video and we’re seeing huge growth there, but that is not the end of the line. Immersive 3D content is the obvious next thing after video." He says that more interactive social applications will arrive once we have robust technology in place to experience this new kind of video.

Mark Zuckerberg says virtual reality is the obvious next step for Facebook

When asked what he thought the primary applications of Oculus VR headset might be, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "The reason we’re excited in this space is the continued progression of people getting richer and richer ways to share what’s on their mind. Ten years ago it was text. Now it’s mostly visual and photos, then primarily video and we’re seeing huge growth there, but that is not the end of the line. Immersive 3D content is the obvious next thing after video." He says that more interactive social applications will arrive once we have robust technology in place to experience this new kind of video.___

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2015-07-29 19:32:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The Simplicity of Intel's New Memory Tech

Typically, memory chips store information in transistors, tiny three-pronged devices that can house electrons. But with their new memory tech, unveiled on Tuesday, Intel and Micron have done away the transistor, storing information in what is really just a lattice of wires. Each piece of information sits where two wires cross.

“This is the simplest structure you can build,” says Al Fazio, the Intel Fellow who serves as the director of memory technology development at the chip giant. “It’s just the intersection of two orthogonal lines.” The companies call it 3D XPoint—pronounced “3D cross point”—because those intersecting wires look like Xs.

The Simplicity of Intel's New Memory Tech

Typically, memory chips store information in transistors, tiny three-pronged devices that can house electrons. But with their new memory tech, unveiled on Tuesday, Intel and Micron have done away the transistor, storing information in what is really just a lattice of wires. Each piece of information sits where two wires cross.

“This is the simplest structure you can build,” says Al Fazio, the Intel Fellow who serves as the director of memory technology development at the chip giant. “It’s just the intersection of two orthogonal lines.” The companies call it 3D XPoint—pronounced “3D cross point”—because those intersecting wires look like Xs.___

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2015-07-29 19:28:46 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Hackers can change the target of a Sniper Rifle

PUT A COMPUTER on a sniper rifle, and it can turn the most amateur shooter into a world-class marksman. But add a wireless connection to that computer-aided weapon, and you may find that your smart gun suddenly seems to have a mind of its own—and a very different idea of the target.

Hackers can change the target of a Sniper Rifle

PUT A COMPUTER on a sniper rifle, and it can turn the most amateur shooter into a world-class marksman. But add a wireless connection to that computer-aided weapon, and you may find that your smart gun suddenly seems to have a mind of its own—and a very different idea of the target.___

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2015-07-29 15:50:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

New tool uses 'drug spillover' to match cancer patients with treatments

Targeted therapies attack a cancer's genetic sensitivities. However, it can be difficult to discover the genetics driving a patient's cancer, and the effects of drugs designed to target a genetic abnormality often go beyond their intended target alone. The result is threefold: sometimes a drug is prescribed to treat a target that proves to be irrelevant to the disease, sometimes an existing drug could be used to treat a cancer for which there is no approved targeted therapy, and sometimes a combination of targeted treatments could be used to simultaneously silence more than one genetic cause of a patient's cancer.

A recent article in the journal Bioinformatics from researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center describes a new tool that improves the ability to match drugs to... more »

New tool uses 'drug spillover' to match cancer patients with treatments

Targeted therapies attack a cancer's genetic sensitivities. However, it can be difficult to discover the genetics driving a patient's cancer, and the effects of drugs designed to target a genetic abnormality often go beyond their intended target alone. The result is threefold: sometimes a drug is prescribed to treat a target that proves to be irrelevant to the disease, sometimes an existing drug could be used to treat a cancer for which there is no approved targeted therapy, and sometimes a combination of targeted treatments could be used to simultaneously silence more than one genetic cause of a patient's cancer.

A recent article in the journal Bioinformatics from researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center describes a new tool that improves the ability to match drugs to disease: the Kinase Addiction Ranker (KAR) predicts what genetics are truly driving the cancer in any population of cells and chooses the best "kinase inhibitor" to silence these dangerous genetic causes of disease.___

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2015-07-29 15:47:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Disruption: Amazon Launchpad offers startups launch, market and distribution support

Amazon.com, Inc. launched a new service Tuesday that offers a disruptive service for hardware startups that provides those companies support to launch, market, and distribute their products, all wrapped with a neat bow of marketing support. Called Amazon Launchpad, the new program delivers a streamlined onboarding experience, complete with custom product pages, a marketing package, and (perhaps most importantly) access to Amazon’s global fulfillment network. The product is said to be geared toward helping startups successfully launch their products while communicating the message they want to spread to a wider audience. “With Amazon Launchpad, startups can overcome many of the challenges associated with launching new products by using Amazon’s retail expertise and infrastructure to create awarenessand d... more »

Disruption: Amazon Launchpad offers startups launch, market and distribution support

Amazon.com, Inc. launched a new service Tuesday that offers a disruptive service for hardware startups that provides those companies support to launch, market, and distribute their products, all wrapped with a neat bow of marketing support. Called Amazon Launchpad, the new program delivers a streamlined onboarding experience, complete with custom product pages, a marketing package, and (perhaps most importantly) access to Amazon’s global fulfillment network. The product is said to be geared toward helping startups successfully launch their products while communicating the message they want to spread to a wider audience. “With Amazon Launchpad, startups can overcome many of the challenges associated with launching new products by using Amazon’s retail expertise and infrastructure to create awareness and drive sales” the pitch from the company reads.___

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2015-07-29 15:16:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

VR Chat Room Altspace Raises $10.3M To Sell Virtual Events

Founded in 2013, Altspace officially launched its VR chat room platform in June following months of testing. There, strangers from across the world appear as robot avatars that can talk to each other, browse the web, play oversized board games, or watch videos on a massive digital screen. The software is designed to run on Oculus, Mac and PC desktops, and 3D TV, and can be equipped with a Leap Motion or Kinect motion sensor to bring users’ gestures into the virtual world.

Romo tells me “one of the things investors were excited about was a 25 minute average user session time”. Most VR experiences today are quick, one-off games or cinema experiences that last just three to five minutes. Their novelty quickly dries up. But since Altspace is populated with other real people, it doesn’t get boring or repetitive thesame wa... more »

VR Chat Room Altspace Raises $10.3M To Sell Virtual Events

Founded in 2013, Altspace officially launched its VR chat room platform in June following months of testing. There, strangers from across the world appear as robot avatars that can talk to each other, browse the web, play oversized board games, or watch videos on a massive digital screen. The software is designed to run on Oculus, Mac and PC desktops, and 3D TV, and can be equipped with a Leap Motion or Kinect motion sensor to bring users’ gestures into the virtual world.

Romo tells me “one of the things investors were excited about was a 25 minute average user session time”. Most VR experiences today are quick, one-off games or cinema experiences that last just three to five minutes. Their novelty quickly dries up. But since Altspace is populated with other real people, it doesn’t get boring or repetitive the same way.___

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2015-07-29 02:47:07 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Most Important Movie of the Year: a VR movie

But breaking things and fixing them is the whole point of Story Studio. Last fall, a few months after Facebook acquired Oculus, the studio was founded with the mission to determine what was possible for VR filmmaking, and then to share that knowledge with the world. “Part of the mission is ‘inspire and educate,'” producer Edward Saatchi says. And a huge hurdle to doing that has been figuring out how to make movies using both traditional animation software like Maya and videogame tools, while also making Hollywood filmmakers comfortable with the media as “an art-form, rather than cinema in a videogame,” as Saatchi puts it.

Unreal 4 does feature an animation tool that helps developers build cinematic experiences, and by the end of the year they hope to incorporate something called Sequencer that will feel more familiar tofilmmaker... more »

Most Important Movie of the Year: a VR movie

But breaking things and fixing them is the whole point of Story Studio. Last fall, a few months after Facebook acquired Oculus, the studio was founded with the mission to determine what was possible for VR filmmaking, and then to share that knowledge with the world. “Part of the mission is ‘inspire and educate,'” producer Edward Saatchi says. And a huge hurdle to doing that has been figuring out how to make movies using both traditional animation software like Maya and videogame tools, while also making Hollywood filmmakers comfortable with the media as “an art-form, rather than cinema in a videogame,” as Saatchi puts it.

Unreal 4 does feature an animation tool that helps developers build cinematic experiences, and by the end of the year they hope to incorporate something called Sequencer that will feel more familiar to filmmakers used to working in ProTools.___

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2015-07-29 02:35:07 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Intel's New Memory chips: faster and bigger.

1000x faster, 10x bigger capacity. 

“This technology could enable a rethinking where and how analytics can be done. Analytics and Big Data today are done in either large monolithic data centers or scale-out data centers,” he says. “This technology enables ‘edge analytics,’ meaning Big Data could be done outside of these kinds of data centers, closer to the data. So instead of doing your processing at an Amazon or Google, you do it in the field.”

Intel's New Memory chips: faster and bigger.

1000x faster, 10x bigger capacity. 

“This technology could enable a rethinking where and how analytics can be done. Analytics and Big Data today are done in either large monolithic data centers or scale-out data centers,” he says. “This technology enables ‘edge analytics,’ meaning Big Data could be done outside of these kinds of data centers, closer to the data. So instead of doing your processing at an Amazon or Google, you do it in the field.”___

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2015-07-29 02:25:55 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Nokia reveals Ozo, a futuristic new camera for filming virtual reality

Today Nokia is beginning to lay out its vision. At an event for the entertainment industry in Los Angeles tonight, Nokia is announcing Ozo, a next-generation camera for capturing audio and video in 360 degrees. Nokia intends for the device, which is now in its pre-production phase, to become the default mode of shooting virtual-reality experiences for Hollywood, the media, and the advertising industry. A formal launch, along with a final sale price, is planned for the fall. But Ozo is not a consumer camera — the device is expected to sell in the mid-five figures.

Nokia reveals Ozo, a futuristic new camera for filming virtual reality

Today Nokia is beginning to lay out its vision. At an event for the entertainment industry in Los Angeles tonight, Nokia is announcing Ozo, a next-generation camera for capturing audio and video in 360 degrees. Nokia intends for the device, which is now in its pre-production phase, to become the default mode of shooting virtual-reality experiences for Hollywood, the media, and the advertising industry. A formal launch, along with a final sale price, is planned for the fall. But Ozo is not a consumer camera — the device is expected to sell in the mid-five figures.___

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2015-07-29 01:57:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Unlikely results

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Why many published scientific research is probably false

Unlikely results

Check out the video

Why many published scientific research is probably false___

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2015-07-28 16:51:52 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Amazon provides new details on its plan for a drone superhighway in the sky

The company laid out its vision for a multi-tiered superhighway in the sky, one in which all drones flying above 200 feet would have the ability to communicate with — and ideally sense and avoid — other aircraft. It’s an attempt to put an end to the Wild West atmosphere that has been the norm for uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) over the last five years, replacing it with a next-generation air traffic control system. It hopes to establish a basic regulatory framework and set of technical standards that manufacturers can work toward. All this would prepare the airspace for a time when thousands, even tens of thousands of drones fly over the average city delivering parcels, monitoring air quality, and handing out parking tickets.

Amazon provides new details on its plan for a drone superhighway in the sky

The company laid out its vision for a multi-tiered superhighway in the sky, one in which all drones flying above 200 feet would have the ability to communicate with — and ideally sense and avoid — other aircraft. It’s an attempt to put an end to the Wild West atmosphere that has been the norm for uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) over the last five years, replacing it with a next-generation air traffic control system. It hopes to establish a basic regulatory framework and set of technical standards that manufacturers can work toward. All this would prepare the airspace for a time when thousands, even tens of thousands of drones fly over the average city delivering parcels, monitoring air quality, and handing out parking tickets.___

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2015-07-28 16:44:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Brain-powered gadget sales to top $200M in 2020

The Brain-to-Machine (BMI) product niche has been a little obscured by more well known concepts like the Internet of Things and software-defined this and that, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a second glance. For according to new findings from ABI Research (Allied Business Intelligence, Inc.), the market could be worth $200 million a year by 2020.

Things are expected to pick up in earnest later this year, with a flood of new products likely to be released in time for the Christmas shopping season, ABI Research predicts. According to them, “tapping into brain activity as a means of understanding human behavior, or controlling an external activity, is now possible”, and the most likely application of that will be video games.

Jeff Orr, ABI’s research director, said in a statement that the combination of BMIheadgear ... more »

Brain-powered gadget sales to top $200M in 2020

The Brain-to-Machine (BMI) product niche has been a little obscured by more well known concepts like the Internet of Things and software-defined this and that, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a second glance. For according to new findings from ABI Research (Allied Business Intelligence, Inc.), the market could be worth $200 million a year by 2020.

Things are expected to pick up in earnest later this year, with a flood of new products likely to be released in time for the Christmas shopping season, ABI Research predicts. According to them, “tapping into brain activity as a means of understanding human behavior, or controlling an external activity, is now possible”, and the most likely application of that will be video games.

Jeff Orr, ABI’s research director, said in a statement that the combination of BMI headgear with augmented reality and eye-tracking hardware will “give elite players the upper-hand in real-time multiplayer gaming.” Nevertheless, he says that helmets equipped with brain electrodes are unlikely to appear on the shop shelves any time soon, due to the difficulties of precisely fitting this kind of equipment.___

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2015-07-28 16:41:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Hack Anarchy: Time for a Hail Mary

Four of the most devastating hacks of the past couple of months – the hacks of Adult FriendFinder (AFF), Cougar Life, Established Men (FriendFinder Networks Inc.) and Ashley Madison (Avid Life Media Inc.) – are hacks that are not financially motivated but designed to embarrass, disrupt or to hurt the general populace – in a big way. This is a new and unanticipated notion. If you consider the evolution of the world’s hacking problems, we have reached a point where anything is possible – an absolute free for all.

Hack Anarchy: Time for a Hail Mary

Four of the most devastating hacks of the past couple of months – the hacks of Adult FriendFinder (AFF), Cougar Life, Established Men (FriendFinder Networks Inc.) and Ashley Madison (Avid Life Media Inc.) – are hacks that are not financially motivated but designed to embarrass, disrupt or to hurt the general populace – in a big way. This is a new and unanticipated notion. If you consider the evolution of the world’s hacking problems, we have reached a point where anything is possible – an absolute free for all.___

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2015-07-28 16:38:20 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Intel's new storage chip is 1,000 times faster than flash memory

"This new class of non-volatile memory achieves this goal and brings game-changing performance to memory and storage solutions."

The limitations of the new memory class are still unclear, but its earliest applications are likely to be in real-time data analysis, where fast access to large datasets is at a premium. Intel singled out fraud detection and disease tracking as likely early applications, but said the chip could also be used to power more immersive gaming experiences if brought to the PC. Because the memory is durable and non-volatile, it's likely to be used primarily for long-term storage, but executives at the keynote said fast access to that long-term data could enable entirely new applications for everyday services.

Intel's new storage chip is 1,000 times faster than flash memory

"This new class of non-volatile memory achieves this goal and brings game-changing performance to memory and storage solutions."

The limitations of the new memory class are still unclear, but its earliest applications are likely to be in real-time data analysis, where fast access to large datasets is at a premium. Intel singled out fraud detection and disease tracking as likely early applications, but said the chip could also be used to power more immersive gaming experiences if brought to the PC. Because the memory is durable and non-volatile, it's likely to be used primarily for long-term storage, but executives at the keynote said fast access to that long-term data could enable entirely new applications for everyday services.___

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2015-07-28 16:15:43 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Design Fiction - have you heard about it before?

In Design Fiction we makes implications without making predictions. We propose and build elements of a possible future without being too precious or detailed about them. Our aim is to spark conversations about the near future, check the sanity of visions and uncover hidden perspectives. Our work serves to design-develop prototypes and shape embryonic concepts in order to discard them, make them better, or reconsider what we may take for granted today.

Design Fiction doesn’t so much “predict” the future. It is a way to consider the future differently; a way to tell stories about alternatives and unexpected trajectories; a way to discuss a different kind of future than the typical bifurcation into utopian and dystopian.

We are interested in foresight; futures research and in this idea that we can’t predict, butanticip... more »

Design Fiction - have you heard about it before?

In Design Fiction we makes implications without making predictions. We propose and build elements of a possible future without being too precious or detailed about them. Our aim is to spark conversations about the near future, check the sanity of visions and uncover hidden perspectives. Our work serves to design-develop prototypes and shape embryonic concepts in order to discard them, make them better, or reconsider what we may take for granted today.

Design Fiction doesn’t so much “predict” the future. It is a way to consider the future differently; a way to tell stories about alternatives and unexpected trajectories; a way to discuss a different kind of future than the typical bifurcation into utopian and dystopian.

We are interested in foresight; futures research and in this idea that we can’t predict, but anticipate and speculate on near future worlds___

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2015-07-28 16:07:40 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-28 15:48:37 (0 comments, 16 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

The guy who taught AI to 'remember' is launching a startup

As it stands, the company’s website says its mission is to “build large-scale neural network solutions for superhuman perception and intelligent automation, with the ultimate goal of marketing general-purpose neural network-based Artificial Intelligences.”

Nnaisense was founded by Jürgen Schmidhuber, a key figure in the development of modern RNNs, and four researchers who work alongside him at the Swiss AI lab called IDSIA (Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull’Intelligenza Artificiale). The German-born Schmidhuber helped create a breed of recurrent neural net called LSTM, or Long Short Term Memory, and his work has influenced the latest AI research at the likes of Google, Microsoft, IBM, and others.

The guy who taught AI to 'remember' is launching a startup

As it stands, the company’s website says its mission is to “build large-scale neural network solutions for superhuman perception and intelligent automation, with the ultimate goal of marketing general-purpose neural network-based Artificial Intelligences.”

Nnaisense was founded by Jürgen Schmidhuber, a key figure in the development of modern RNNs, and four researchers who work alongside him at the Swiss AI lab called IDSIA (Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull’Intelligenza Artificiale). The German-born Schmidhuber helped create a breed of recurrent neural net called LSTM, or Long Short Term Memory, and his work has influenced the latest AI research at the likes of Google, Microsoft, IBM, and others.___

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2015-07-28 15:41:21 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

The New Moto X Might Change How We Buy Phones - and it is a damn good phone for only $399

Motorola says is smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus, and not because it’s apparently the fastest-charging smartphone on the market. Not even because Motorola swears up and down that it’s finally, finally figured out how to make a great camera, and that the 21-megapixel shooter on the back will rival the iPhone.

What’s most powerful about this phone is that it’s being sold unlocked, for $399, and will work on any carrier in the United States. It supports every band of LTE, so all you have to do is pop in whatever SIM card you want. This is how phones work in the rest of the world, and a much better system. It’s also, of course, the uphill battle of all uphill battles in the smartphone game—so while it would be a welcome change from Verizon’s and AT&T’s spectrum shackles, itmay not yet be ... more »

The New Moto X Might Change How We Buy Phones - and it is a damn good phone for only $399

Motorola says is smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus, and not because it’s apparently the fastest-charging smartphone on the market. Not even because Motorola swears up and down that it’s finally, finally figured out how to make a great camera, and that the 21-megapixel shooter on the back will rival the iPhone.

What’s most powerful about this phone is that it’s being sold unlocked, for $399, and will work on any carrier in the United States. It supports every band of LTE, so all you have to do is pop in whatever SIM card you want. This is how phones work in the rest of the world, and a much better system. It’s also, of course, the uphill battle of all uphill battles in the smartphone game—so while it would be a welcome change from Verizon’s and AT&T’s spectrum shackles, it may not yet be time to hold your breath.___

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2015-07-27 22:14:54 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Hornet browser promises to be more private, faster than Tor

Internet security researchers claim they've invented a web browser that's faster and more private than Tor, a browser used to communicate anonymously on the web. The new browser called Hornet, which stands for high-speed onion routing at the network layer, is a similar anonymous browser aimed to hide activity.

Hornet browser promises to be more private, faster than Tor

Internet security researchers claim they've invented a web browser that's faster and more private than Tor, a browser used to communicate anonymously on the web. The new browser called Hornet, which stands for high-speed onion routing at the network layer, is a similar anonymous browser aimed to hide activity.___

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2015-07-27 17:49:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Aribnb in New York: sleep in a van

"Super spacious! All brand new furnishings!!" he boasts in the listing. "Only 3 stops from Times Square, Less than 10 minutes to 50 major attractions." The listing says the van is parked near The Mill, a coffee shop that's conveniently located near John F. Murray playground's public restrooms. The van is not the host's only Airbnb posting featuring converted vehicles.

Aribnb in New York: sleep in a van

"Super spacious! All brand new furnishings!!" he boasts in the listing. "Only 3 stops from Times Square, Less than 10 minutes to 50 major attractions." The listing says the van is parked near The Mill, a coffee shop that's conveniently located near John F. Murray playground's public restrooms. The van is not the host's only Airbnb posting featuring converted vehicles.___

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2015-07-27 16:36:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Daily fantasy sports site DraftKings raises $300M from Fox Sports, others at $1.2B valuation

Earlier this month, daily fantasy sports site FanDuel raised a whopping $275 million round. Now, its rival DraftKings is reeling in even more cash.

Re/code reported that DraftKings has raised a $300 million round led by Fox Sports, which values the startup at more than $1.2 billion. Venture capital firms Atlas Ventures and the Raine Group, along with others like Major League Baseball and the New England Patriots’ Kraft Group also participated in the round, Re/code noted.

The deal also includes a commitment from DraftKings to spend $250 million on ads with FOX over the next three years. DraftKings, founded in 2011, had raised $75 million prior to the new $300 million round.

Daily fantasy sports site DraftKings raises $300M from Fox Sports, others at $1.2B valuation

Earlier this month, daily fantasy sports site FanDuel raised a whopping $275 million round. Now, its rival DraftKings is reeling in even more cash.

Re/code reported that DraftKings has raised a $300 million round led by Fox Sports, which values the startup at more than $1.2 billion. Venture capital firms Atlas Ventures and the Raine Group, along with others like Major League Baseball and the New England Patriots’ Kraft Group also participated in the round, Re/code noted.

The deal also includes a commitment from DraftKings to spend $250 million on ads with FOX over the next three years. DraftKings, founded in 2011, had raised $75 million prior to the new $300 million round.___

2015-07-27 15:45:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Insulin resistance, glucose uptake in the brain in adults at risk for Alzheimer's

An imaging study suggests insulin resistance, a prevalent and increasingly common condition, was associated with lower brain glucose metabolism in a group of late middle-age adults at risk for Alzheimer disease, according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology.

Insulin resistance, glucose uptake in the brain in adults at risk for Alzheimer's

An imaging study suggests insulin resistance, a prevalent and increasingly common condition, was associated with lower brain glucose metabolism in a group of late middle-age adults at risk for Alzheimer disease, according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology.___

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2015-07-27 15:40:46 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-27 15:39:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

7 questions that help you understand the Chinese stock market crash

China's stock market is crashing today, and not for the first time in the past month. The Shanghai Composite Index, which is China's version of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, dropped a whopping 8.4%, which is its steepest one-day fall since 2007.

7 questions that help you understand the Chinese stock market crash

China's stock market is crashing today, and not for the first time in the past month. The Shanghai Composite Index, which is China's version of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, dropped a whopping 8.4%, which is its steepest one-day fall since 2007.___

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2015-07-27 01:17:18 (2 comments, 13 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

The Long Game: Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry.com to Beat the Specter of Aging

How much would you pay to live longer? What if Google were making the pill to do it? On Tuesday, Calico, the medical research company Google incubated in 2013, announced it had cut a deal for access to genetic information from Ancestry.com, the largest family tree website. It’s among the first public moves from Calico, the secretive division born to (gasp!) extend human life. With its new DNA data — properly anonymized — Calico will look for genetic patterns in people who have lived exceptionally long lives, then make drugs to help more of us do that.

The Long Game: Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry.com to Beat the Specter of Aging

How much would you pay to live longer? What if Google were making the pill to do it? On Tuesday, Calico, the medical research company Google incubated in 2013, announced it had cut a deal for access to genetic information from Ancestry.com, the largest family tree website. It’s among the first public moves from Calico, the secretive division born to (gasp!) extend human life. With its new DNA data — properly anonymized — Calico will look for genetic patterns in people who have lived exceptionally long lives, then make drugs to help more of us do that.___

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2015-07-26 23:01:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

My Eyes Are Up Here: Eye-Tracking Comes to Virtual Reality Social Network AltspaceVR

Wooden noted that eye-tracking may partly or totally replace the mouse and keyboard, which are difficult to use when your vision is occluded by a set of goggles. That matters a lot to AltspaceVR, because its users need an easy way to browse the Web and find that YouTube video in the first place.

My Eyes Are Up Here: Eye-Tracking Comes to Virtual Reality Social Network AltspaceVR

Wooden noted that eye-tracking may partly or totally replace the mouse and keyboard, which are difficult to use when your vision is occluded by a set of goggles. That matters a lot to AltspaceVR, because its users need an easy way to browse the Web and find that YouTube video in the first place.___

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2015-07-26 19:22:21 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Why the next sports empire will be built on esports
    
The debate about the validity of eSports as sports misses the point. Like it or not, eSports have millions of passionate viewers and their momentum can no longer be ignored. Given its unique economics, a network looking to build a sports empire need look no further.

Why the next sports empire will be built on esports
    
The debate about the validity of eSports as sports misses the point. Like it or not, eSports have millions of passionate viewers and their momentum can no longer be ignored. Given its unique economics, a network looking to build a sports empire need look no further.___

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2015-07-26 16:41:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Software For The Full-Stack Era

This wave of full–stack innovation stands to change everything. The Fortune 500 brands you’re so familiar with will need to adapt. Software companies will need to transform how they deliver services. But regardless of who wins or loses, consumer experiences will never be the same.

Software For The Full-Stack Era

This wave of full–stack innovation stands to change everything. The Fortune 500 brands you’re so familiar with will need to adapt. Software companies will need to transform how they deliver services. But regardless of who wins or loses, consumer experiences will never be the same.___

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2015-07-26 16:19:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

A Fantasy Sports Wizard's Winning Formula

What I find interesting is all the professional leagues love fantasy sports betting because it drives engagement. 

Fantasy sports, however, is legal in all but five states, and the leagues love it—they say it drives television viewership and overall engagement among fans, without introducing the unsavory aspects of full-fledged gambling. This is one reason why many analysts and investors think the daily fantasy industry is poised to explode, and why the sites that offer the games are aggressively marketing on sports radio and other mainstream outlets.

A Fantasy Sports Wizard's Winning Formula

What I find interesting is all the professional leagues love fantasy sports betting because it drives engagement. 

Fantasy sports, however, is legal in all but five states, and the leagues love it—they say it drives television viewership and overall engagement among fans, without introducing the unsavory aspects of full-fledged gambling. This is one reason why many analysts and investors think the daily fantasy industry is poised to explode, and why the sites that offer the games are aggressively marketing on sports radio and other mainstream outlets.___

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2015-07-26 15:59:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The company that drove the moneyball baseball revolution

quants are re-proving the principle at the core of a product developed two decades ago by a company called AVM Systems, a small outfit founded by Ken Mauriello and Jack Armbruster, two businessmen based in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Illinois. AVM’s central insight sounds hackneyed now, but it was — to borrow a latter-day business buzzword — disruptive at the time: Process is important, because results are sometimes deceiving.

The company that drove the moneyball baseball revolution

quants are re-proving the principle at the core of a product developed two decades ago by a company called AVM Systems, a small outfit founded by Ken Mauriello and Jack Armbruster, two businessmen based in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Illinois. AVM’s central insight sounds hackneyed now, but it was — to borrow a latter-day business buzzword — disruptive at the time: Process is important, because results are sometimes deceiving.___

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2015-07-26 01:02:08 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-25 18:56:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Startups And The Big Lie

everyone is getting more sophisticated about startups. People know what questions to ask, and are not afraid to aggressively probe to get the answers they seek. That means that some of the key myths about success in Silicon Valley are at risk. We need a new transparent approach toward information, but we also need to understand that startups are inherently risky – and accept the lies as they come.

Startups And The Big Lie

everyone is getting more sophisticated about startups. People know what questions to ask, and are not afraid to aggressively probe to get the answers they seek. That means that some of the key myths about success in Silicon Valley are at risk. We need a new transparent approach toward information, but we also need to understand that startups are inherently risky – and accept the lies as they come.___

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2015-07-25 16:36:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The invisible network that keeps the world running

Inside the humungous, algorithmically controlled matrix that supplies most of what you own

The invisible network that keeps the world running

Inside the humungous, algorithmically controlled matrix that supplies most of what you own___

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2015-07-25 16:11:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

eSports: The Future of Entertainment

Summary
The eSports market is now valued at over $612 million.

Viewership numbers for Twitch are now higher than NFL Network & Amazon Instant Video.

Tournament prize pools are rapidly increasing - The International's prize pool alone is 16.5 million.

Venture capital investment is surging.

eSports: The Future of Entertainment

Summary
The eSports market is now valued at over $612 million.

Viewership numbers for Twitch are now higher than NFL Network & Amazon Instant Video.

Tournament prize pools are rapidly increasing - The International's prize pool alone is 16.5 million.

Venture capital investment is surging.___

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2015-07-25 16:00:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

Now imagine if you add a camera to the Echo, it could also show the user real-time video of themselves and their living room. Why is that interesting? Augment those real-time visuals with digitized products from Amazon’s online marketplace and the Echo could be the bridging tech to unbox Amazon’s virtual marketplace, and bring digital try-ons and visualizations right into shoppers’ homes — just say ‘Alexa, show me wearing the red dress’ and let computer vision tech do the rest…

How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room

Now imagine if you add a camera to the Echo, it could also show the user real-time video of themselves and their living room. Why is that interesting? Augment those real-time visuals with digitized products from Amazon’s online marketplace and the Echo could be the bridging tech to unbox Amazon’s virtual marketplace, and bring digital try-ons and visualizations right into shoppers’ homes — just say ‘Alexa, show me wearing the red dress’ and let computer vision tech do the rest…___

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2015-07-24 18:20:34 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

YouTube Confirms Stereo 3D 360 Video Support Coming ‘Soon’

a tweet via Google’s YouTube Creator network indicates we can expect further movements towards ‘full’ virtual reality support. The tweet suggests that we can expect stereoscopic 3D support to be added to 360 videos ‘soon’, adding a much needed element of immersion to YouTube’s VR video platform. Although 360 degree content when done right can be extremely compelling in monoscopic form, stereo 3D is widely accepted as a presence enabler for immersive content like VR video.

YouTube Confirms Stereo 3D 360 Video Support Coming ‘Soon’

a tweet via Google’s YouTube Creator network indicates we can expect further movements towards ‘full’ virtual reality support. The tweet suggests that we can expect stereoscopic 3D support to be added to 360 videos ‘soon’, adding a much needed element of immersion to YouTube’s VR video platform. Although 360 degree content when done right can be extremely compelling in monoscopic form, stereo 3D is widely accepted as a presence enabler for immersive content like VR video.___

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2015-07-24 17:16:22 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Virtual reality tabletop gaming meetups are now a real thing

f you're reading this, there's a decent chance you're familiar with Existenz or Avalon or Harsh Realm or Ready Player One or that one episode of The X-Files about an evil first-person shooter. Even if you're not, you probably understand the trope I'm getting at — that the future of gaming is hyper-immersive virtual reality simulation. If you like war games, the ultimate goal is one where you're literally on the battlefield. If you're a role-playing game fan, you'd rather be exploring a real dungeon with your party. But this weekend, VR social network Altspace is launching a charmingly meta take on the genre: a virtual simulation of sitting around a table playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Virtual reality tabletop gaming meetups are now a real thing

f you're reading this, there's a decent chance you're familiar with Existenz or Avalon or Harsh Realm or Ready Player One or that one episode of The X-Files about an evil first-person shooter. Even if you're not, you probably understand the trope I'm getting at — that the future of gaming is hyper-immersive virtual reality simulation. If you like war games, the ultimate goal is one where you're literally on the battlefield. If you're a role-playing game fan, you'd rather be exploring a real dungeon with your party. But this weekend, VR social network Altspace is launching a charmingly meta take on the genre: a virtual simulation of sitting around a table playing Dungeons & Dragons.___

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2015-07-24 16:17:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market

“Instead of printing a plastic part that’s useful as a prototype, or useful as jewelry or art, Voxel8 really enables the printing of functional parts that have electronics embedded in them,” says ARCH managing director Clint Bybee. “This is really the first time that this capability has been brought to market.”

#3dprinting  

Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market

“Instead of printing a plastic part that’s useful as a prototype, or useful as jewelry or art, Voxel8 really enables the printing of functional parts that have electronics embedded in them,” says ARCH managing director Clint Bybee. “This is really the first time that this capability has been brought to market.”

#3dprinting  ___

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2015-07-24 16:10:36 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

How we showed 'sleeping on it' really is the best way to solve a problem

One ("sleep") group of volunteers first saw the problems in the evening and then tried to solve them again the next morning. Another ("wake") group saw the problems in the morning then reattempted them in the evening. We also included extra groups that just did the problems in the morning or the evening, to make sure any sleep effects weren't due just to time of day. For the easy problems, the wake group solved the problems slightly more effectively. For the hard problems, the sleep group improved substantially in their discovery of the answer.

How we showed 'sleeping on it' really is the best way to solve a problem

One ("sleep") group of volunteers first saw the problems in the evening and then tried to solve them again the next morning. Another ("wake") group saw the problems in the morning then reattempted them in the evening. We also included extra groups that just did the problems in the morning or the evening, to make sure any sleep effects weren't due just to time of day. For the easy problems, the wake group solved the problems slightly more effectively. For the hard problems, the sleep group improved substantially in their discovery of the answer.___

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2015-07-24 16:01:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons

A study showed that scientists can wirelessly determine the path a mouse walks with a press of a button. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, created a remote controlled, next-generation tissue implant that allows neuroscientists to inject drugs and shine lights on neurons deep inside the brains of mice.

Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons

A study showed that scientists can wirelessly determine the path a mouse walks with a press of a button. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, created a remote controlled, next-generation tissue implant that allows neuroscientists to inject drugs and shine lights on neurons deep inside the brains of mice.___

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2015-07-24 01:29:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

College social life can predict well-being at midlife

It's well known that being socially connected promotes a person's overall and psychological health. A new study from the University of Rochester now shows that the quantity of social interactions a person has at 20—and the quality of social relationships that person has at age 30—can benefit her well-being later in life.

College social life can predict well-being at midlife

It's well known that being socially connected promotes a person's overall and psychological health. A new study from the University of Rochester now shows that the quantity of social interactions a person has at 20—and the quality of social relationships that person has at age 30—can benefit her well-being later in life.___

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2015-07-24 00:16:46 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Chat apps blamed for rising divorce rate in China

experts believe there is something far more insidious wrecking Chinese marriages: social media. Married men and women in China are increasingly using the popular messaging service WeChat and the social networking and dating app Momo to have affairs, according to a recent report in the Chinese magazine Banyuetan.

Chat apps blamed for rising divorce rate in China

experts believe there is something far more insidious wrecking Chinese marriages: social media. Married men and women in China are increasingly using the popular messaging service WeChat and the social networking and dating app Momo to have affairs, according to a recent report in the Chinese magazine Banyuetan.___

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2015-07-23 20:09:47 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Activists are repurposing London’s “anti-homeless” spikes into cozy bedrooms

London has taken to placing small, sharp spikes to discourage homeless people from sleeping in public areas. But a group of activists has found a creative way to subvert the tactic: transforming them into cozy bedrooms, complete with tiny libraries.

Activists are repurposing London’s “anti-homeless” spikes into cozy bedrooms

London has taken to placing small, sharp spikes to discourage homeless people from sleeping in public areas. But a group of activists has found a creative way to subvert the tactic: transforming them into cozy bedrooms, complete with tiny libraries.___

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2015-07-23 15:58:57 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

World's largest e-sports group to start drug testing in wake of Adderall scandal

There are no details yet on how that might work, but the group tells Motherboard that it has "taken steps to move forward with drugs policing, education, and prevention among participants of [its] competitions." The ESL describes itself as the "world's largest e-sports organization," though it's far from the only name in the business, and it doesn't cover some of the largest events, including the championships for Dota 2 and League of Legends.

World's largest e-sports group to start drug testing in wake of Adderall scandal

There are no details yet on how that might work, but the group tells Motherboard that it has "taken steps to move forward with drugs policing, education, and prevention among participants of [its] competitions." The ESL describes itself as the "world's largest e-sports organization," though it's far from the only name in the business, and it doesn't cover some of the largest events, including the championships for Dota 2 and League of Legends.___

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2015-07-23 15:51:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It takes a village... to ward off dangerous infections? New microbiome research suggests so

Like a collection of ragtag villagers fighting off an invading army, the mix of bacteria that live in our guts may band together to keep dangerous infections from taking hold, new research suggests.

"We know that individual humans all have different collections of gut bacteria, that your internal 'village' is different from mine. But research has mostly focused on studying one collection at a time," says Patrick D. Schloss, Ph.D., the U-M associate professor of microbiology and immunology who led the team. "By looking at many types of microbiomes at once, we were able to tease out a subset of bacterial communities that appear to resist C-diff colonization, and predict to what extent they could prevent an infection."

It takes a village... to ward off dangerous infections? New microbiome research suggests so

Like a collection of ragtag villagers fighting off an invading army, the mix of bacteria that live in our guts may band together to keep dangerous infections from taking hold, new research suggests.

"We know that individual humans all have different collections of gut bacteria, that your internal 'village' is different from mine. But research has mostly focused on studying one collection at a time," says Patrick D. Schloss, Ph.D., the U-M associate professor of microbiology and immunology who led the team. "By looking at many types of microbiomes at once, we were able to tease out a subset of bacterial communities that appear to resist C-diff colonization, and predict to what extent they could prevent an infection."___

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2015-07-22 22:59:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Does This Gadget Gives You a Low-Voltage Pick-Me-Up?

After more than a dozen Thync sessions, I’d consider keeping one around to use when I need a chill pill or some encouragement to go to the gym. It’s not a perfect replacement for coffee or wine—more delicious, not to mention social, ways to shift my state of mind. But Thync is a drug-free alternative. It’s just less well understood.

Does This Gadget Gives You a Low-Voltage Pick-Me-Up?

After more than a dozen Thync sessions, I’d consider keeping one around to use when I need a chill pill or some encouragement to go to the gym. It’s not a perfect replacement for coffee or wine—more delicious, not to mention social, ways to shift my state of mind. But Thync is a drug-free alternative. It’s just less well understood.___

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2015-07-22 18:27:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Electric Planes Usher in the Second Great Age of Aviation

Electric Planes Usher in the Second Great Age of Aviation___

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2015-07-22 16:54:49 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Valve's and HTC's Vive Stand at the Precipice of VR's Future.

The Vive puts you into those worlds more deeply than anything I've experienced to date. And that despite having to occasionally shift the cord dangling from the back of the headset away from my feet.

Valve's and HTC's Vive Stand at the Precipice of VR's Future.

The Vive puts you into those worlds more deeply than anything I've experienced to date. And that despite having to occasionally shift the cord dangling from the back of the headset away from my feet.___

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2015-07-22 16:16:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

AncestryDNA And Google’s Calico Team Up To Study Genetic Longevity

Plenty in Silicon Valley have set their sites on ending death, or at least extending it a bit – including those within the walls of Google. Now AncestryDNA, one part of the largest online family research organization Ancestry.com, has buddied up with Google’s cloistered longevity research company Calico to figure out why some people’s genes help them live longer. AncestryDNA hosts the genomic data of more than one million people and family trees that can be traced back hundreds of years.

#longevity  
#google  

AncestryDNA And Google’s Calico Team Up To Study Genetic Longevity

Plenty in Silicon Valley have set their sites on ending death, or at least extending it a bit – including those within the walls of Google. Now AncestryDNA, one part of the largest online family research organization Ancestry.com, has buddied up with Google’s cloistered longevity research company Calico to figure out why some people’s genes help them live longer. AncestryDNA hosts the genomic data of more than one million people and family trees that can be traced back hundreds of years.

#longevity  
#google  ___

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