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At LAST! Software which can understand primitive scrawled sketches
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Now we can decipher whiteboards from marketing, children’s scribblings etc In yet another boon conferred upon a suffering humanity, computer scientists say they have developed technology which can make sense out of primitive line drawings of the sort created by children, marketing personnel, architects and people of that sort.…

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This Elderly Man Was Born With His Brain Hemispheres Disconnected. Did It Affect His Life? Hardly
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One of the most distinctive physical features of the human brain is the fact that the cortex is divided into two hemispheres. The main connection between the two halves is a thick bundle of fibers called the corpus callosum. This is no quiet lane, it’s a major freeway constituting around 200 million neural tracts. In […]

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia
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Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The fund hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, and now it has reached full capacity. Seven-year-old Golden Gate said its LPs include existing backers Singapore […]

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Looks Like a Tiny Rivet on Mars' Surface
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Do you see it? That incredibly tiny dot in the center of that blue perimeter. That is NASA’s $2.5 billion rover, steadily working away and analyzing the Martian soil. This image was captured on Dec. 13, 2014 by the HiRISE camera housed inside NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Read more…

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'Game of Thrones' is halfway through filming final season     – CNET
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Star Peter Dinklage says cast and crew are taking their time as the HBO hit prepares to wrap up for good in 2019.

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Better livestock diets to combat climate change and improve food …
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This development, would lead to a 23% reduction of emissions from land use change in the next two decades without any explicit climate mitigation policy. Cows, sheep, and goats grow more quickly and …. battery gets boost from nanocomposite film. (Phys.org) —In 2012, a research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology led by Professor […]

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Slow and Steady Technology Integration (Bradley Emerling)
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There are definitely exceptions to this pattern, such as Project Red or the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, where technology is carefully implemented through ongoing research and development efforts (Digital …

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Bill Gates on The Verge: Can mobile banking revolutionize …
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Throughout the month, Bill will be sharing his vision of how technology will revolutionize life for the world's poor by 2030 by narrating episodes of the Big Future, our animated explainer series. In addition, we'll be publishing a series of features exploring the … All that changed in 2007 with the introduction of M-PESA, a […]

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Samsung announces the Galaxy S9 launch, teases “reimagined” camera
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Enlarge (credit: Samsung) Samsung just sent out invites for the announcement of its next flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S9 will debut February 25 at Mobile World Congress. The show starts at 6pm CET (noon ET, 9am PT). The one piece of information the teaser gives us is that the camera is “reimagined.” This is most […]

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