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Technology September 12, 2015
Thync, a mood-managing wearable tech
The latest wearable tech promises to alter our mood at the touch of a button, delivering electrical pulses to the temple.
Technology June 06, 2015
Augmented reality nail art
Augmented reality promises to alter our perception of the world and ourselves, leaving us hanging on by our fingernails to what’s real.
Technology August 15, 2015
Biohackers at the DIY BioFoundry
Meet the team of biohackers useing a DIY lab to probe the possibilities of modifying natural biology, and the ethics of doing so.
Technology May 30, 2015
LOLs, trolls and rickrolls
If 'trolling' is an inescapable product of anonymity, could it also be a wellspring of creativity?
Technology April 11, 2015
pplkpr app adds friends to the quantified self
Emotional analytic apps to let your smartphone choose the company you keep.
Technology March 14, 2015
The Genius of explaining the meaning of any text
The open source website Genius has expanded to take in annotations on any text, from poetry to presidential addresses.
Science February 14, 2015
I, wormbot: the next step in artificial intelligence
If a robot can be made to think like a worm, how will we define living and non-living beings?
Technology September 20, 2014
Can custom apps and video games really help us build up our mental muscle?
Technology August 23, 2014
Social media for appy couples
A new wave of social media apps is aimed at enhancing romantic relationships, like a Facebook for two.
Health July 26, 2014
Are Soylent’s square meals a bit hard to swallow?
A Silicon Valley company claims it can solve world hunger and obesity with just an oily thickshake.
Technology June 21, 2014
US start-up Eterni.me aims to create virtual immortality
A US company plans to use our social media presence to create a virtual avatar that will live on after we die. But will loved ones want to message us after we’ve departed?
Technology May 24, 2014
Second world problems
As we build new worlds to inhabit online, such as Minecraft and Second Life, can we avoid re-creating the problems of our real lives?