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Microsoft looks to brain for user interface design

Microsoft has filed a patent for filtering EEG data so that it can be used to improve the design of human-computer interfaces. Brain signals from sensors attached to the scalp are interpreted by software to classify the brain states associated user interaction.

October 15, 2007 by Dan Farber


Twitter: show me the money!

James Governor at RedMonk says "Twitter is like walking to school with your friends and hanging out, while reading blogs is reading their homework."That makes the Twitter a prime spot for making money since, as James points out, marketers would rather hit you while you're talking with friends and happy than when you're concentrating on some deep technical argument.

October 15, 2007 by Phil Windley


AOL to cut 2,000 jobs

Time Warner's AOL unit plans to cut 2,000 jobs, or roughly 20 percent of its global workforce. The layoffs, which come as AOL transitions from a subscriber-based business to an ad-supported one, aren't unexpected.

October 15, 2007 by


3G phone on a chip: Game changer?

Broadcom on Monday launched a "3G phone on a chip" that combines key mobile technologies on one low power processor. Typically, these sort of announcements wouldn't grab my attention, but if you carry this 3G phone on a chip concept far enough you could feature-packed phones on the cheap by cutting manufacturing costs.

October 15, 2007 by


Why Nerd Blossom's feet matter more than Gates' brain

Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk considers Mark Cuban's dancing skills and his significance in the tech world, a place where marketing most often lacks the "human" touch. Next Monday, he will be performing the Paso Doble or the Viennese Waltz.

October 12, 2007 by Dan Farber