Another Breakthrough: Edible 3D-Printed Food

Another Breakthrough: Edible 3D-Printed Food

Mar 02

Edible Growth is an ongoing project by Eindhoven-based food designer Chloé Rutzerveld that blends food, gardening, and 3d printing. The concept involves a specially printed outer casing made from dough that contains “edible soil” and various seeds. Once printed, it takes a few days for the seeds and mushrooms to germinate after which they start to poke out of the small holes on top…

Best-of-the-Best iPhone Apps (Updated)

Best-of-the-Best iPhone Apps (Updated)

Feb 13

Some of the best-of-the-best iPhone apps…

Microsoft HoloLens: The Next Big Thing?

Microsoft HoloLens: The Next Big Thing?

Jan 26

What’s the next great computing platform going to be? Several big tech companies are now betting that it will involve some kind of wearable virtual reality experience. Facebook bought Occulus VR, makers of the Rift 3D headset, last year. Google has been working on Glass, and has also invested millions in a VR startup called Magic Leap. Intel is building a line of 3D cameras called RealSense. Sony is working on a gaming headset called Project Morpheus. And now Microsoft has HoloLens…

Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Ray Kurzweil’s Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Jan 26

Ray Kurzweil has received 20 honorary doctorates, has been awarded honors from three U.S. presidents, and has authored 7 books (5 of which have been national bestsellers). He is the principal inventor of many technologies ranging from the first CCD flatbed scanner to the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind. He is also the chancellor and co-founder of Singularity University, and the guy tagged by Larry Page to direct artificial intelligence development at Google. Here are a few of his predictions for the next 25 years…

ChargeAll – World’s Smallest Portable Power Outlet (Updated)

ChargeAll – World’s Smallest Portable Power Outlet (Updated)

Jun 20

Have you ever wished you could take the wall outlet on the go? ChargeAll gives you the power to do things you never thought possible; power up and charge your cell phones, tablets, digital cameras, fans, curling irons or desk lights! It’s so small and compact you can literally put it in your pocket, your purse or your backpack. Available in two sizes: Portable (Small) and Powerful (Large)…

Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Be Like Humans By 2029

Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Be Like Humans By 2029

Jun 12

Ray Kurzweil: In less than two decades, you won’t just use your computers, you will have relationships with them. The personalities of computers’ operating system will be customizable for each user, much like how the operating system in the movie ‘Her’ was portrayed…

The Google Self-Driving Car

The Google Self-Driving Car

May 27

Google is now exploring what fully self-driving vehicles would look like by building some prototypes; they’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention. They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. Google’s software and sensors do all the work…

A Breakthrough Phone: Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (Updated)

A Breakthrough Phone: Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (Updated)

Feb 28

In case you haven’t noticed, mobile devices are taking over the world. Why are mobile devices so wildly, irresistibly, over-the-top popular? Obviously, they help us stay connected, both to one another and the global communications network. But they are also becoming increasingly powerful, versatile, and useful. Among other things, they are now replacing a host of other devices at a fraction of the price. A case in point is the new Samsung Galaxy S4…

Danish Experiment: Plants Die When Placed Next To Wi-Fi Routers

Danish Experiment: Plants Die When Placed Next To Wi-Fi Routers

Dec 18

Does radiation from wi-fi routers and cell phones have health consequences? That’s the question five high school girls in Denmark set out to answer in an experiment that has scientists buzzing…

Cell Phone Resource Page

Cell Phone Resource Page

Dec 18

Cell Phone Resource Page…

Shadow: An App To Record The Dreams Of Humankind

Shadow: An App To Record The Dreams Of Humankind

Sep 22

Our brain is an incredibly creative problem solver. And some parts of it are most active while we’re sleeping. Electricity, Frankenstein’s monster, nonviolent resistance, laser technology — all of these were conceived in dreams. Sleep is where some of humanity’s most incredible creations got their start. Yet, we forget 95% of our dreams within five minutes of waking up. That’s a huge amount of data — with unfathomable of potential — we forget each day, all because we don’t have a good way to record and understand it. What would happen if we remembered? Even better, what if we learned to make sense of it? The dream ecosystem has incredible potential to bring us together, and it’s been ignored long enough. Scientists understand the neurology of sleep, but not the content of dreams. We want to build SHADOW to bridge the gap…

Great Idea: Phonebloks

Great Idea: Phonebloks

Sep 22

A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it’s often just one part that killed it, we throw everything away because it’s almost impossible to repair or upgrade. Phoneblok is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it; if it’s getting old just upgrade…

Movie: ‘Samsara’

Movie: ‘Samsara’

Sep 02

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet…

Massive Solar Flare Narrowly Misses Earth, EMP Disaster Barely Avoided (Updated)

Massive Solar Flare Narrowly Misses Earth, EMP Disaster Barely Avoided (Updated)

Aug 02

The earth barely missed taking a massive solar punch in the teeth two weeks ago, an “electromagnetic pulse” so big that it could have knocked out power, cars and iPhones throughout the United States. Two EMP experts told Secrets that the EMP flashed through earth’s typical orbit around the sun about two weeks before the planet got there. “The world escaped an EMP catastrophe,” said Henry Cooper, who led strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union under President Reagan, and who now heads High Frontier, a group pushing for missile defense…

Scanadu Scout, The First Medical Tricorder

Scanadu Scout, The First Medical Tricorder

Jul 08

If you’ve been longing for the day you can just scan your body at home to find out what’s wrong when you’re sick rather than head to the ER — your day is here. Meet Scout, a device that can monitor and track your vital signs, temperature, ECG, heart rate, oximetry and stress by just holding the it up to your forehead for 10 seconds…

Scientologists Asked Google To Censor Bad Press

Scientologists Asked Google To Censor Bad Press

Jun 28

A former top level Scientologist turned whistleblower, Geir Isene, has revealed that leaders met with Google’s Sergey Brin and asked him if it were possible for the search giant to filter results so that only positive information about the church would be returned on the word ‘Scientology’…

Army Deploying $2.8M Mobile 3D Printing Labs

Army Deploying $2.8M Mobile 3D Printing Labs

Feb 28

For the first time, the Army is deploying special scientists and self-contained, mobile laboratories — 3D Printing Labs — to the warzone capable of designing and producing problem-solving inventions for soldiers operating in remote outposts in Afghanistan…

How Technology Threatens Intimacy

How Technology Threatens Intimacy

Feb 05

Many of us may be turning away from close relationships. Studies show that we’re spending increasing amounts of time playing video games and surfing the web instead of hanging out with friends and neighbors, so much so that some researchers have even suggested that technological isolation is at least one contributing factor to the decline in marriage and committed long-term relationships. All of which means that our capacity to hide in addictive technologies could be turning more and more of us into intimacy-phobes…

iDoctor: Could A Smartphone Be The Future Of Medicine?

iDoctor: Could A Smartphone Be The Future Of Medicine?

Feb 04

One of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper. The cardiologist claims that the key is the smartphone. Topol has become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports…

‘One Laptop Per Child’ Unleashes The Genius In African Children

‘One Laptop Per Child’ Unleashes The Genius In African Children

Nov 07

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) performed a bold experiment. They dropped off closed and taped boxes with Motorola Xoom tablets and without any instruction in two remote Ethiopian villages. The tablets were preloaded with alphabet-training games, e-books, movies, cartoons, paintings, and other programs. About 20 first-grade-aged children each were given a tablet in Wonchi and Wolonchete respectively — two isolated rural villages without a person that can read or write. Within four minutes after the tablets were dropped off, one of the children figured out how to turn on and use the tablet. Within five days, they were using about 47 apps per child, per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village, and within five months, they had hacked Android…

Google’s ZeitgeistMinds

Google’s ZeitgeistMinds

Oct 24

Google’s Zeitgeist events are a series of intimate gatherings of top global thinkers and leaders. ZeitgeistMinds is a collection of inspiring videos from these events. Dive in to explore the ideas that affect our social, economic, political and cultural surroundings. Hear perspectives from industry pioneers and statespeople, renowned writers and bloggers, scientists and artists, activists and musicians. Learn from progressive minds, and discuss topics that influence the world around us…

Rent-to-Own Laptops Secretly Photographed Users

Rent-to-Own Laptops Secretly Photographed Users

Sep 27

Seven rent-to-own companies and a software maker are settling charges with the Federal Trade Commission that rental computers illegally used spyware that took “pictures of children, individuals not fully clothed, and couples engaged in sexual activities.”…

Google Glass Prepares To Change The World

Google Glass Prepares To Change The World

Sep 16

David Pogue writes: “New gadgets — I mean whole new gadget categories — don’t come along very often. The iPhone was one recent example. You could argue that the iPad was another. But if there’s anything at all as different and bold on the horizon, surely it’s Google Glass…”

Russian Billionaire Plans Immortality Research Center

Russian Billionaire Plans Immortality Research Center

Aug 30

Dmitry Itskov, a Russian billionaire and media mogul, is betting that money can buy eternal life. Itskov’s 2045 Initiative, which is trying to make immortality a reality, launched its own political party in Russia last week: Evolution 2045. Though Evolution 2045 is based in Russia, it aims to create “a new stage of human civilization” throughout the world…