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Neuroscientists Induce Artificial Daydreaming

Neuroscientists have figured out how to induce daydreaming according to a paper just published in the j​ournal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For the skeptic (with their head already in the clouds), inducing daydreaming seems completely unnecessary. And since daydreaming can occupy up to half our waking lives, it seems even more pointless. But these […]

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Apple Fanatics Satisfy Ravenous App-etites

Apple, alongside thousands of mobile software developers have been met with a particularly ravenous crowd. Enthusiastic users of iPhones, iPads and iPod touches spent a whopping nearly $500 million USD on applications and in-app services in the first week of the year. Not a bad start to 2015 for mobile software developers! This is the highest […]

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Star Wars Instagram Hints at Digital Delude

While Star Wars VII is still just under a year away from release, Star Wars social media accounts are running rife with speculation. Everything and anything is being analysed as a hint as to what the film holds in store. Take for example a video posted on the entertainment franchise’s Instagram page. An old commercial […]

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Dr Evil Takes on Killing of Innocent Movies

There is no shortage of opinions on Sony Pictures’ decision to withdraw the movie The Interview due to claimed hacking from North Korea. Prominent figures from actors to politicians are willing to give their two cents. And now the infamous Dr Evil has chipped in. Dr Evil, the antagonist of the Austin Power film series […]

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How Target Spots Tech Trends

Target is always surprisingly far ahead of technology innovations. And by far ahead, I mean Target is on to the next big thing in tech 18 months ahead. Although the retail giant hasn’t made a robotic store assistant like Lowe, they may not be too far away. Target’s four key target areas include virtual reality, […]

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3D Printed Brains Anyone?

Day by day new and innovative ways of using the 3D printer are fabricated. From a 3D printed house to 3D printed laptop kits, you begin to wonder whether anything more bizarre could be thought up! That was until a New Zealand company allowed you to print your own brain. How does this technology work? […]

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New Android 5.0 Automatically Encrypts Data

Android 5.0, or ”Lollipop” is being released this month. A cool new feature is it automatically encrypts users data allowing the user exclusive access to their data. This means Google cannot unlock the device even at the request of law enforcement. Previously users were allowed to encrypt their own information on Android devices since 2011. […]

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The Hoverboard Finally Exists

Following a chain of other hover inventions including the hover bike, and Martin jetpack, comes a new contender. Introducing the Hendo Hoverboard. The hoverboard lets users glide along the air in movements similar to skateboarding on air. A writer for GigoOM compared the experience to “standing on a giant air hockey puck hovering three quarters of […]

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