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- When the Internet Sleeps October 20, 2014The internet is a little bit like an organism—a really huge organism, made up of over four billion IP addresses networked across the globe. How does the internet behave day to day? What are its natural cycles? USC Viterbi School of Engineering project leader and computer science assistant professor, John […]Jason Dorrier
- With Mindware Upgrades and Cognitive Prosthetics, Humans Are Already Technological Animals October 19, 2014In recent years, the surprising idea that we’ll one day merge with our technology has warily made its way into the mainstream. Often it’s couched in a combination of snark and fear. Why in the world would we want to do that? It’s so inhuman. That the idea is distasteful […]Jason Dorrier
- First Patient Receives Stem Cell Treatment for Degenerative Eye Disease October 18, 2014Since stem cells were first hailed as a potential cure for a variety of diseases, we have witnessed setbacks, controversies, and failures. Now, however, human trials for the use of stem cells in treating degenerative eye disease have received the green light from an oversight committee in Japan after they […]Peniel M. Dimberu
- What We’re Reading Across the Web This Week (Through Oct 18, 2014) October 17, 2014While we kept our eye on the next iteration of devices rolling out of Apple this week, the Hub team was also getting a steady dose of great articles challenging some of the very pillars of how we see technology shaping the future. It’s at times a sobering look at the challenges and […]David J. Hill
- AI Algorithm Masters Space Invaders in All-Night Gaming Session October 16, 2014Remember Space Invaders? The arcade game and later Atari hit pitted a lone pixellated laser cannon against a swarm of equally pixellated descending aliens. Maybe you enjoyed the game occasionally, or maybe you stayed up all night seeking mastery. If it was the latter—you now share that experience with a […]Jason Dorrier
- Wired | Ray Kurzweil & Steve Aoki talk technology, the future & humanity: Neon Future sessions October 12, 2014Wired | Steve Aoki talks with famed futurist Ray Kurzweil about how technology will shape our future, in terms of creativity, consciousness, and the coming singularity. related viewing from Steve Aoki: Steve Aoki | Extended edit. Steve Aoki talks with famed futurist Ray Kurzweil about how technology will shape our future, in terms of creativity, […]
- Reuters | New KNFB smartphone app gives sight to the blind September 22, 2014National Federation of the Blind | Snap pictures, listen to printed text read aloud, store and share documents and more using the KNFB Reader iPhone app. The KNFB Reader app for iPhone is available in the Apple iTunes app store. related reading: KNFB Reader | main Apple iTunes | KNFB Reader AppleVis | “KNFB Reader Mobile […]
- Defense Distributed | Controversial weapons firm posts mysterious video October Surprise September 22, 2014Defense Distributed, the controversial research and development firm that has publicly released files for 3D printed guns, just posted a mysterious video showing what appears to be World War II bombers in flight. They stated, “Respectfully requesting your attendance for an October Surprise. September 30, 2014.” “October surprise” traditionally refers to a news event deliberately […]
- NBC | Amazon acquires video game streaming service Twitch August 26, 2014NBC | Amazon’s itch for Twitch. Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners, provides insight on Amazon’s $970 million acquisition of video game streaming company Twitch. IGN | Amazon will acquire video game streaming service Twitch for approximately $970 million dollars. related reading: Twitch | main About Us Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community […]
- Amazon | Demo of new Zocalo cloud service August 1, 2014Amazon | Zocalo is a fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity. related reading: Amazon | Amazon Web Services: main Amazon | Amazon Web Services: Zocalo Amazon | Youtube channel: main Amazon | Youtube channel: Amazon Web Services related viewing from Amazon Web […]