Researchers Create Matrix-Like Instant Learning Through Brain Stimulation

giphy You know Kung-Fu. Researchers at HRL Laboratories have discovered that when you use transcranial direct current stimulation to send the brain activity of commercial and military pilots into the heads of novice pilots subjects can essentially learn to fly in a realistic flight simulator. The researchers discovered that “subjects who received brain stimulation via electrode-embedded head… Read More

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Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30

MSHoloLens_GroupShot_wAcc_WhtBG_V2_RGB When Microsoft first announced HoloLens, its mixed-reality hardware platform, many of us assumed it was little more than a cool demo that was meant to stir up excitement for the company. But it was clearly more than that and starting today, Microsoft will start taking pre-orders from developers who have applied for a unit. Developers who get an invite will be able to buy a unit for $ 3,000.… Read More

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With An Eye On IoT, Pi Foundation Outs 50% Faster Raspberry Pi 3, With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

pi3_angled_web A major new Raspberry Pi microprocessor has been announced today: the Pi 3 Model B board becomes the new top-of-the-line Pi, with a 64bit 1.2GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB RAM it’s being slated to offer a 50 per cent power bump over the Pi 2. But is still priced at just $ 35… Read More

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This BB-8 Is Made Entirely Of LEGO Parts And Actually Rolls Like BB-8 Should

bb8 Ready for your semi-regular reminder that some people are just way, way too clever?
These folks managed to make a BB-8 model…. completely out of LEGO parts. And it actually rolls. And its head actually stays in place on top, as BB-8’s head should. Read More

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HTC Hints It’s Looking At Mobile VR

HTC One M9 Rear + Camera Despite not unboxing a new high end smartphone at Mobile World Congress this week, embattled mobile maker HTC has told TechCrunch it’s not ready to admit premium defeat — saying it has a new flagship device coming soon… Read More

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