Thought control: now with letters

Using ECoG (electrocorticography) and overlaying electrodes directly on the surface of the brain, scientists can record reactions when letters are flashed on a screen and then play back the letters when that thought pattern is brought up. It’s around 8 letters per minute, but it’s something. There’s also a piece where they translate thought patterns Read more about Thought control: now with letters[…]

Predator UAV feeds unencrypted

It looks like the Iranians have found out that the video feeds  from Predator drones are in some cases unencrypted and can be tapped into using a $26,- program called Skygrabber. – Iranian-Backed Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones. Now it turns out that the ROVER system, a hand held video system for infantry, also recieves Read more about Predator UAV feeds unencrypted[…]

Oh dear – More Climategate!

Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations. The data Read more about Oh dear – More Climategate![…]

Type n Walk

Finally! In the right direction! Someone has changed email ‘n walk to type ‘n walk, which allows you to type whilst you walk, then copy the text and then paste it into your application. Which is not quite the same as answering your SMS messages directly, but is getting there… Home (Type n Walk).

Note Taker

This app allows you to write your notes using your finger, instead of using the onscreen keyboard. Note Taker Turns Your iPhone into an Endless Notepad – Note Taking – Lifehacker.

Pot makes you smart

A synthetic chemical similar to the active ingredient in marijuana makes new cells grow in rat brains. What is more, in rats this cell growth appears to be linked with reducing anxiety and depression. The results suggest that marijuana, or its derivatives, could actually be good for the brain.

Israel’s biometric database – haven’t they learned anything?

You’d have thought that Isreal of all countries would have learned of the problems involved in having too much useless information in a centralised database from the Dutch in WWII – which had ethnic information such as: “are you jewish?” in there, enabling the Germans to export the most jews per capita from the Netherlands. Read more about Israel’s biometric database – haven’t they learned anything?[…]