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…

Outstanding List of FREE Educational Websites & Materials

Outstanding List of FREE Educational Websites & Materials

Jan 25

There are many websites on the Internet that now offer FREE learning materials. Now even very poor people can afford to be better educated than many of Harvard’s graduates. All they need is access to a computer…

Radical New Economic System Could Change Everything – For The Better

Radical New Economic System Could Change Everything – For The Better

Dec 15

A radical new economic model — powered by the extraordinary pace of innovation in energy, communication and transport — is rising from the ashes of the current economic system…

CrowdMed: Using The Power Of The Collective To Heal

CrowdMed: Using The Power Of The Collective To Heal

Sep 27

In the same way that entrepreneurs harness the crowd to fund new ventures, patients with rare diseases are now able to pick the brains of experts, specialists, and other patients who may have experience and data not available to their doctor…

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…

Is The Internet Causing Americans To Drop Religious Affiliation?

Is The Internet Causing Americans To Drop Religious Affiliation?

Apr 07

New research reveals a correlation between the rise of the Internet and the decline of Americans claiming religious affiliation…

Internet for Everyone: internet.org

Internet for Everyone: internet.org

Mar 28

Internet.org is a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts who are working together to bring the internet to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it…

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…

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…

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’…

Breakthrough Technology: Google Internet Balloons

Breakthrough Technology: Google Internet Balloons

Jun 17

Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online. While the project is still in the very early testing stages, Google hopes eventually to launch thousands of the thin, polyethylene-film inflatables and bring the Internet to some of the more remote parts of the globe, narrowing the digital divide between the 2.2 billion people who are online and the 4.8 billion who aren’t…

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…

NHNE Now on YouTube

NHNE Now on YouTube

Nov 01

NHNE now has a dedicated page on YouTube. Some of the best-of-the-best NDE videos are now being featured. Come take a look, subscribe to NHNE’s Channel, and help us spread the word by “liking” your favorite videos and telling others about it. This is where all of NHNE’s videos will be posted, along with the best-of-the-best NDE videos we come across…

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.”…

Sweden Most Effective At Using Internet (U.S. Number 2; Britain Number 3)

Sweden Most Effective At Using Internet (U.S. Number 2; Britain Number 3)

Sep 16

Sweden is the most effective at using the Internet to improve people’s lives, ahead of the United States and Britain, according to a global survey launched by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web…

Outlook.com: Microsoft’s New Web-Based Email

Outlook.com: Microsoft’s New Web-Based Email

Aug 08

David Pogue writes: “Gmail fans, and everyone else, should have a look. Outlook.com is a product of the New Microsoft — the company that doesn’t get enough credit for the clean, crisp, original software design of its latest software for phones and PCs. An Outlook.com account makes a fantastic second e-mail account; it’s far superior to Hotmail, Yahoo and, in some ways, Gmail; and it’s free…”

The Epic Hacking of Mat Honan (& How To Protect Yourself)

The Epic Hacking of Mat Honan (& How To Protect Yourself)

Aug 07

Mat Honan writes: “In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook…”

Is The Internet Driving Us Mad?

Is The Internet Driving Us Mad?

Jul 13

The current incarnation of the Internet — portable, social, accelerated, and all-pervasive — may be making us not just dumber or lonelier but more depressed and anxious, prone to obsessive-compulsive and attention-deficit disorders, even outright psychotic. Our digitized minds can scan like those of drug addicts, and normal people are breaking down in sad and seemingly new ways…

Scientologists Plan Hollywood TV Studio

Scientologists Plan Hollywood TV Studio

Jul 12

The Church of Scientology, the religion whose followers include actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta, plans to start a religious broadcasting center to promote its teachings over TV, radio and the Internet…

How Apple & Google Are Like Sparta & Athens

How Apple & Google Are Like Sparta & Athens

Jun 13

The reason is that Google and Apple are the Athens and Sparta of the tech industry. It’s in the DNA of both companies to rule the tech world. They will battle each other for supremacy and, in the process, greatly diminish each other’s power and reach. United, they could accomplish anything. But they will not be united. They will become increasingly divided. It’s a Greek tragedy unfolding before our very eyes…