Monkey thinks, robots do

The discovery that monkeys have been able to control a robotic arm via brain waves is slowly making its way from scientists to the popular press. In addition to the possible benefits for those who are paralyzed, the research has implications for manipulating items on a computer screen. More news: (Alabama); (AP); Syndey […]

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Promo to deliver 100 million tunes

Once again, Apple is moving along unmarked paths …this time, a promotion with Pepsi to give away 100 million (yes, you read that right) free songs to Mac and PC members of the iTunes store. In addition, Apple is now selling audio-books and other spoken programs from iTunes. This, in the same week that pundits […]

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FCC prepares restrictive Digital TV copying rule

As reported this morning in the Washington Post, the FCC is proceeding with a rulemaking that would require that “personal computers and other consumer electronics devices contain technology to help block Internet piracy of digital entertainment.” This heralds back to the early days of VCRs and (and tape cassettes), where established industry players tried to […]