unexpectedtech:

Carbon nanotube sponge devours oil

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springwise:

Trackers embedded in athlete’s apparel provide live in-game data for coaches
Devices that help athletes monitor their performance have been around for a while and are starting to encompass a range of sports – we recently reported on the Swimtag wristband, which acts as a training aid for those heading to the pool. Taking the concept one step further, adidas is set to test its miCoach performance-tracking system on world-class soccer players during a live game in July. READ MORE…

springwise:

Trackers embedded in athlete’s apparel provide live in-game data for coaches

Devices that help athletes monitor their performance have been around for a while and are starting to encompass a range of sports – we recently reported on the Swimtag wristband, which acts as a training aid for those heading to the pool. Taking the concept one step further, adidas is set to test its miCoach performance-tracking system on world-class soccer players during a live game in July. READ MORE…

theatlantic:

Homeland Security’s ‘Pre-Crime’ Screening Will Never Work

The U.S. Department of Homeland security is working on a project called FAST, the Future Attribute Screening Technology, which is some crazy straight-out-of-sci-fi pre-crime detection and prevention software which may  come to an airport security screening checkpoint near you someday soon. Yet again the threat of terrorism is being used to justify the introduction of super-creepy invasions of privacy, and lead us one step closer to a turn-key totalitarian state. This may sound alarmist, but in cases like this a little alarm is warranted. FAST will remotely monitor physiological and behavioral cues, like elevated heart rate, eye movement, body temperature, facial patterns, and body language, and analyze these cues algorithmically for statistical aberrance in an attempt to identify people with nefarious intentions. There are several major flaws with a program like this, any one of which should be enough to condemn attempts of this kind to the dustbin.
Read more. [Image: Paleofuture]

theatlantic:

Homeland Security’s ‘Pre-Crime’ Screening Will Never Work

The U.S. Department of Homeland security is working on a project called FAST, the Future Attribute Screening Technology, which is some crazy straight-out-of-sci-fi pre-crime detection and prevention software which may  come to an airport security screening checkpoint near you someday soon. Yet again the threat of terrorism is being used to justify the introduction of super-creepy invasions of privacy, and lead us one step closer to a turn-key totalitarian state. This may sound alarmist, but in cases like this a little alarm is warranted. FAST will remotely monitor physiological and behavioral cues, like elevated heart rate, eye movement, body temperature, facial patterns, and body language, and analyze these cues algorithmically for statistical aberrance in an attempt to identify people with nefarious intentions. There are several major flaws with a program like this, any one of which should be enough to condemn attempts of this kind to the dustbin.

Read more. [Image: Paleofuture]

thebestsometimesforget:

this is the coolest thing ever. it can hold keys, usb drives, led lights, etc. totally buying one.

thebestsometimesforget:

this is the coolest thing ever. it can hold keys, usb drives, led lights, etc. totally buying one.


MIT researchers develop self-programming AI video game
What if programming a video-game AI could use an algorithm to figure things out for itself, extrapolating from a few decisions made by players  — and even reuse those lessons from one game to the next?
”Robotany,” a game prototype from the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, wants to answer those questions. Set in a garden, the game features small, robot-like creatures that take care of plants
Full Story: Kurzweil

MIT researchers develop self-programming AI video game

What if programming a video-game AI could use an algorithm to figure things out for itself, extrapolating from a few decisions made by players  — and even reuse those lessons from one game to the next?

”Robotany,” a game prototype from the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, wants to answer those questions. Set in a garden, the game features small, robot-like creatures that take care of plants

Full Story: Kurzweil

bylinebeat:

How to: Securely Wipe Your Data from Any Phone on Any Platform
It’s phone upgrading season, and if you’re industrious,  you might be looking to sell your phone on eBay or craigslist or pass it  on to your snot-mouthed little brother. Whatever, it’s going; it’s  gone; fare thee well, you old piece of junk!
But please oh please oh please don’t forget to wipe your  data before your phone changes hands. Here’s a quick guide for anyone  who might need it, so you’re not fumbling through options and settings  for half the day.
Whether you’re an iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone user, you’re gonna wanna know this info! read|more
Photo Credit: (Gizmodo)

bylinebeat:

How to: Securely Wipe Your Data from Any Phone on Any Platform

It’s phone upgrading season, and if you’re industrious, you might be looking to sell your phone on eBay or craigslist or pass it on to your snot-mouthed little brother. Whatever, it’s going; it’s gone; fare thee well, you old piece of junk!

But please oh please oh please don’t forget to wipe your data before your phone changes hands. Here’s a quick guide for anyone who might need it, so you’re not fumbling through options and settings for half the day.

Whether you’re an iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone user, you’re gonna wanna know this info! read|more

Photo Credit: (Gizmodo)

binnielove:

Fortune Magazine Facebook Vs Google Cover.
Fortune magazine says its a Battle For The Web between Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Larry Page.

binnielove:

Fortune Magazine Facebook Vs Google Cover.

  • Fortune magazine says its a Battle For The Web between Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Larry Page.

This XD Design Solar Window Charger, with big USB and small USB output, is easily attachable to your window. The outside of the charger catches sunlight, while the smooth designed inside spices up your interior and charges your electronic equipment.

This XD Design Solar Window Charger, with big USB and small USB output, is easily attachable to your window. The outside of the charger catches sunlight, while the smooth designed inside spices up your interior and charges your electronic equipment.