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Scientists Sent a Direct Brain-to-Brain Message Via the Internet

Scientists Sent a Direct Brain-to-Brain Message Via the Internet
Communication is a messy business. If it weren’t for miscommunication, Hiroshima and Nagasaki may well have never been bombed, the light brigade would have survived the Crimean War, the Korean war could have been averted, the Battle of Karansebes wouldn’t have been so much like an Adam Sandler movie, and the Mars Climate Orbiter would have completed its mission.

goTenna Smartphone Radio Antenna: No Signal, No Problem

goTenna Smartphone Radio Antenna: No Signal, No Problem
An upcoming device called goTenna could turn smartphones and other mobile devices into modern walkie-talkies. The portable antenna uses VHF radio waves, allowing you to send text messages over short distances without the need for cellular reception or an Internet connection.
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Unreplied Tracks Who Hasn’t Replied to Your Emails, So You Can Bug Them More

Unreplied Tracks Who Hasn’t Replied to Your Emails, So You Can Bug Them More
It’s easy to keep track of emails that you’ve sent if you only send a few at a time that are in need of replies. This becomes exponentially harder when the volume of emails goes up.

Rings and Bracelet Translate Sign Language

Rings and Bracelet Translate Sign Language
Learning how to sign takes time and a whole lot of effort. Others get the hang of it fairly quickly, while some find that practice makes perfect. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have something like the Sign Language Ring to help you throughout the entire process.

Fujitsu Tech Lets PCs and Mobile Devices Talk and Swap Files by “Looking” at Each Other

Fujitsu Tech Lets PCs and Mobile Devices Talk and Swap Files by “Looking” at Each Other
There are already a couple of ways by which mobile devices can communicate with computers without using wires, like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the newer Near Field Communication technology or NFC. But Fujitsu Laboratories has come up with a way for a mobile device to interact with a computer, using its camera to “look” at the computer’s display.

MIT Engineer Develops Glasses that Read Facial Expressions

MIT Engineer Develops Glasses that Read Facial Expressions
I have watched the show Lie to Me and I really like it. It’s cool that the character is supposed to be able to tell when someone is lying just by their facial expressions. I wish I could do that sometimes, it would make life much easier.

Google Wave Now Available to Everyone, Still Confusing

Google Wave Now Available to Everyone, Still Confusing
Google’s newfangled instant email brainstorming organizer to-do list thing, Wave, is now open to everyone, no invites needed. So you and your friends, relatives and colleagues can now collaborate in real time and figure out once and for all how you’re supposed to use Wave.

Messenger Dog: a Phone on All Fours

Messenger Dog: a Phone on All Fours
In an emergency, knowing where your loved ones are and how they’re doing helps remove a lot of the stress. While portable communication devices like phones are already part of our everyday lives, they’re not always reliable – your phone’s battery might run out, or you might not get any signal from where you are.

Forget P2p, Here’S B2b: Brain-to-Brain Communication

Forget P2p, Here’S B2b: Brain-to-Brain Communication
We can now add telepathy to the list of things that’s possible thanks to the Internet. Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK have demonstrated that it is possible to transmit thoughts from one person’s brain to another person’s brain using nothing but pieces of tape, a couple of EEG amplifiers, some special software, LEDs, and the Internet.

Walkie Talkie Wrist Watch

Walkie Talkie Wrist Watch
Looks like modern technology has finally caught up with the concept of the old Dick Tracy communicator watches. These geek-chic watches claim to have a range of up to 3 kilometers. Looks like a great idea for hikers and other outdoorsy types.
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