central nervous system

central nervous system

Fighting obscurity, Wolfram Alpha set to launch pro product with consumer appeal

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If one robotic personal assistant can show off the sexy insides of computational search engine Wolfram Alpha, perhaps an upcoming release can breathe even more life back into the engine often thought to be a tool for nerds. Three year-old Wolfram Alpha is set to launch a $4.99 per...
Fighting obscurity, Wolfram Alpha set to launch pro product with consumer appeal
PagerDuty gets $10.7M to become 'central nervous system of IT'

WALKTHROUGH: Personal Capital's iPad App Is All You Need To Fine Tune Your Investments

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We first introduced you to Personal Capital in January, months after the new online wealth management service started making waves online.  The company, launched in September by former PayPal CEO Bill Harris, has developed a brand new iPad app that will have users' tongues wagging.  Harris was kind enough to stop...
WALKTHROUGH: Personal Capital's iPad App Is All You Need To Fine Tune Your Investments

The Team Brain: Beyond Email, Meetings, and Middle Management

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Editor’s note: Justin Rosenstein is the co-founder of Asana. He’ll be speaking at Disrupt SF on the future of work. This article is a precursor to a larger vision which he has offered to share at SXSW; you can vote for his talk here. When you watch a skilled guitarist...
The Team Brain: Beyond Email, Meetings, and Middle Management
Mind-reading rats connect across continents via "brain-net"

Why Are Google, Tumblr, and Now Facebook All Making Video 'Stories'?

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This moving account of one man's quest to regain his memory after a devastating illness also happens to be an ad for Facebook.  The entire description of the video above, People You May Know, on Vimeo reads: In 2010, Mayank Sharma of New Delhi, India contracted tubercular meningitis, a serious inflammation...
Why Are Google, Tumblr, and Now Facebook All Making Video 'Stories'?

DailyDirt: Alternatives To Projectile Weapons

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Ray guns have been exclusive to science fiction for quite some time now. So far, hurling bits of metal is pretty effective, but it seems so barbaric. Even Tasers aren't wireless. Here are just a few examples of some impressive directed energy weapons that are getting close to becoming actual...
DailyDirt: Alternatives To Projectile Weapons

On the road: Toyota Avensis T4 2.0 Tourer - review

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You can't do a handbrake turn with a button, says Sam WollastonYou know when you reach the end of your journey, you park up, then that should be it, job done? But no, it's not, because you've then got to pull on a convenient and reassuring lever to your left....
On the road: Toyota Avensis T4 2.0 Tourer - review
Funding Daily: Crunchies!

Why HP Thinks Sensors Will Lead to The Next Big Wave of Computing

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Earlier this month I had the chance to visit Hewlett Packard Labs in Palo Alto. I spent my time there talking to a number of senior engineers and scientists about the exciting technology they're working on, much of it related to the Internet of Things (a trend I've paid particularly...
Why HP Thinks Sensors Will Lead to The Next Big Wave of Computing
Ubisoft's Watch Dogs highlights the down side of smart cities (preview)
Autonomous robot's navigational skills are based on slime mold

U.S. Army Now Just Stealing Weapon Ideas from Pokemon

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(Photo: Charizard Lair) Way back in 1997, during the heyday of the Japanese cartoon Pokemon–when school lunch breaks were for Pogs and trading character cards–a slew of Japanese people were hit with epilepsy-like symptoms while watching the beloved show. During the episode “Computer Warrior Purigon,” more than 700 people experienced...
U.S. Army Now Just Stealing Weapon Ideas from Pokemon
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