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NUI FirstThoughts

March 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Jeff Han set the user-interface world on fire with his FTIR-based multi-touch technology presentation at the 2006 TED conference. The interface’s ease of use was [...]

Fast Food and Free WiFi

February 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

A few years ago, Starbucks began offering free WiFi in all of its stores. We mentioned it to our readers a few years ago, because we sometimes hang out there to socialize, [...]

Disruptive Tech

January 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Disruptive technologies come along every so often. Keeping an eye out for them has been one of our interests ever since we read Clayton Christensen’s books on [...]

First 100 Digits

November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Using some of the techniques in The Memory Bible and Mind Hacks, we started on our goal to memorize the first 50 digits of Pi. We tried a few different techniques, but [...]

Super Memory

November 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

The world record for memorizing the greatest number of digits of Pi belongs to Chao Lu of China, who memorized 67,890 digits. He set this record on November 20, 2005. He [...]

Spaced-Repetition Learning

November 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Every once in a while, we read something that sticks with us. In 2008, we came upon an article by Gary Wolf in Wired magazine which did exactly that. It was coincidental [...]

Speed Reading

November 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Is it really possible to read 3,000 to 5,000 words-a-minute? This question had been at the back of our minds for some time. Four years ago we came across a book by Stanley [...]

MyndPlay Software Install

October 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Mention “brainwave detection” and people think of its tantalizing potentials: controlling things with our thoughts; mind-reading; and of course, mind-control. [...]

NeuroSky MindWave Mobile FirstLook

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

We looked at a product called the MindWave a year ago. The device was a low-cost way to get a glimpse of the electrical activities of the brain. NeuroSky managed to take [...]

Origami Design Secrets

June 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

Recently, we watched a great documentary on Netflix called “Between The Folds.” The program was an exploration of all the ways where the ancient art of paper [...]
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