The kind of words we choose to use can literary change our brain. A single word has enormous power to influence the expression of genes that regulate emotional and physical stress.
Researchers have discovered that when we use positive words like peace, love, and loving-kindness, we modify our brain functions by generally increasing cognitive reasoning and strengthening areas around our frontal lobes. Therefore, utilizing positive words more frequently than negative words can actually activate the motivation centers of the brain, prompting them into action. Continue reading How the Words You Speak Literally Restructure Your Brain
by Ina Fried and Eric Johnson, Recode
The first headset ships today, but Google’s real goal is to put Android at the center of VR.
Google’s first virtual reality headset, the $79 Daydream View, started shipping today — but that’s just one piece of a much bigger initiative.
Google wants to make Android the primary operating system for VR. Its vision is that there will be lots of Daydream-compatible phones and headsets, with Android (and Google services like YouTube and Street View) at the center. Continue reading Clay Bavor says Google’s vision for virtual reality is way more than a Daydream
Researchers conduct electricity using DNA-based nano-wires
Tinier than the AIDS virus — that is currently the circumference of the smallest transistors. The industry has shrunk the central elements of their computer chips to fourteen nano-meters in the last sixty years. Conventional methods, however, are hitting physical boundaries. Researchers around the world are looking for alternatives. One method could be the self-organization of complex components from molecules and atoms. Continue reading Computers made of genetic material?
by John N, EDGYLABS
Speaking at a programmer’s conference this past summer, Bill Gates referred to AI as the “Holy Grail of Computer Science research”, illustrating how scientists from all fields of study are working to create intelligent machines as a tool for humanity. Continue reading AI Revolutionizes Industries, not World Domination
by Michael Kan, ComputerWorld
The attacks involved spear phishing emails sent to dozens of targets
Hours after Donald Trump won the presidential election, a suspected Russian cyber-espionage team was blamed for targeting several U.S. think tanks with phishing emails designed to fool victims into installing malware.
On Wednesday, the phishing emails landed in the inboxes of dozens of targets associated with U.S. think tanks and non-governmental organizations, said security firm Volexity. Continue reading Suspected Russian hackers target U.S. think tanks after election
by Sukanya Mukherjee, Hexapolis
A team of scientists, at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science, has created an entirely new type of glass that is nearly as tough as steel. According to the researchers, the breakthrough could herald a whole new generation of incredibly sturdy windows and tableware. What is more, it could be used to produce super-durable displays for a range of electronics, including smartphones, tablets and computers. Continue reading A Team Of Japanese Scientists Creates Glass As Strong As Steel And Iron!
by Francesco Azzola, Surviving with Android
What is IoT? This is a big question! Of course, IoT is the next technological revolution that promises to change the way we live and the way we work. So what is IoT? According to the most important IoT experts/influencer, Internet of things will be a pervasive technology. It will span its effects across different sectors:
- Smart cities
Continue reading What is (IoT) Internet of Things?
by Benedict, 3ders.org
Dtto, a modular 3D printed robot designed by Alberto Molina Perez, has scooped the 2016 Hackaday Prize. Perez, who will receive a grand prize of $150,000, says the 3D printed robot could be used in search and rescue operations. Continue reading Modular 3D printed ‘Dtto’ robot wins Hackaday Prize
by Dan Price, MUO
Why does your home’s WiFi coverage insist on being so temperamental?! Dead spots can feel like they appear at random, the connection quality can vary throughout the day, and the router can give the impression it has a mind of its own.
A lot of these things might be in your head, but there’s no denying that a lot of people suffer from shoddy WiFi signal around their property. And as more and more of our daily lives depend on connecting to the web, this can quickly become annoying (even infuriating). Continue reading 8 Tips to Effectively Boost Your Wireless Router Signal
by Mark Spoonauer, Tom’s Guide
Samsung reportedly has multiple phones in development for 2017, including what are likely two flavors of the Galaxy S8, but what has the most people buzzing is a possible third device that could fold.
But it won’t be like the clamshells of old. Continue reading Samsung Just Patented the Phone Design of Tomorrow