A team at the University of Louisville has taken bioprinting a step farther by creating a working 3D printed human heart made of fat cells. Think of a future where, if your heart failed or has a defect, you could get one that works better and lasts longer. Researchers at the University of Louisville have moved a step closer in … Read More
Back to the Future, predictions the movie got right and wrong!
The movie from 1989 got a few things right when it depicted what 2015 would look like. Although flat screen TVs and drones are abundant, the movie’s prediction of flying cars, hover boards and self-lacing shoes was completely wrong. Things the film predicted right: Flat Screen TV’s Video Conference Technology-Marty really did see the future with this one. Let’s see, … Read More
Amazon Sues 1,000 People Over Fake Reviews
Amazon filed a lawsuit on Friday against more than 1,000 people who allegedly offered to hire themselves out as fake reviewers at $5 a review. Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they’re buying an iPhone case on Amazon or hiring an Uber ride in their hometown. But just how much can you trust … Read More
Instagram celebrates it's 5th year birthday.
The surprising thing is that no one has ruined it. Despite being purchased by Facebook and depsite vastly different opinions on how you should use the service, Instagram is still great—an unbested way to share a single moment of your life with your friends. If you’re searching for a concrete reason why Instagram hasn’t changed much to the naked eye, … Read More
New Prosthetic Hand Lets Paralyzed Man "Feel" Sensations
A 28-year-old who has been paralyzed for more than a decade as a result of a spinal cord injury has become the first person to be able to “feel” physical sensations through a prosthetic hand directly connected to his brain, and even identify which mechanical finger is being gently touched. The advance, made possible by sophisticated neural technologies developed under … Read More
Facebook crashes and Facebook hoax about privacy.
For the second time in a week Facebook users received an error message when trying to access their accounts on Monday afternoon. Also, Facebook privacy status hoax resurfaces again, fills news feeds. Facebook became unavailable for some of its users around 3pm EDT Monday, and remained inaccessible for over an hour. Many users took to Twitter to complain about the … Read More
Google unveils its revamped homepage and logo – but blink and you might not spot the difference.
The re-design is the first change to the world’s most viewed website since 2010, and includes a refreshed Google bar at the top of the page. At first glance the logo does not look dramatically different but it has in fact been subtly reshaped and flattened. As part of the design, the color palette and letter shapes of the Google … Read More
How to tell if your apps are snooping on you.
So you’ve clicked “Accept” on the terms of a brand new app. Are you hearing that little voice that asks, “What’s this thing going to do with access to my camera, contacts and location?” You might just get some answers in new smartphones in 2016 if your phone has the Snapdragon 820 processing chip made by Qualcomm. It will give … Read More
LinkNYC to bring free, public Wi-Fi to New York
Filthy, broken phone booths that look like totem poles, will now be transformed into something sleek, clean, safe, informative, timely, fun, and most of all, hard-wire connected to the Internet and Wi-Fi, FAST. LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that will bring the fastest available municipal Wi-Fi to millions of New Yorkers, small businesses, and visitors. The five-borough LinkNYC network, … Read More
Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace. Amazon Only Perfected What American Work Culture Created.
The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions. To be the best Amazonians they can be, they should be guided by the leadership principles, 14 rules inscribed on handy laminated cards. Workers kill themselves trying to please a corporation that, at the end of the day, … Read More