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6 Brain Sensors You’ll Be Using Soon

6 Brain Sensors You’ll Be Using Soon

Brain Computer Interface (BCI) – a technology that creates a direct connection from our brains to our computers – is beginning to reach the market via toys and game controllers. In the process, these thought-controlled sensors are inspiring innovations that, for instance, allow you to call someone on your phone by simply thinking about them.

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Every Machine Can Be Used To Watch You. Interested in Privacy?

Every Machine Can Be Used To Watch You. Interested in Privacy?

What if your activities were watched and recorded so we could not only catch you for any crime but could maximize how much money we make selling you stuff? An editorial by Toby Considine over at Automated Buildings suggests that this is fast becoming the future we’re moving into.

Considine gives one example of a British murder conviction that…

Agents of Digital: New Cartoon Series About Webworkers

Agents of Digital: New Cartoon Series About Webworkers

A new cartoon series called Agents of Digital is a compilation of stories that are all too familiar to those who work in Web development and Web marketing.

ReadWriteWeb reader Fred Roed, co-founder of World Wide Creative, is behind this new series. He says it’s “a cartoon strip about a fictional digital marketing agency called Schitzen…

Kuniavsky’s Orange Cone: Designing Read-Write Web-Created Things

Kuniavsky’s Orange Cone: Designing Read-Write Web-Created Things

A group of popular Web device designers briefly meet and draw up a sketch of their newest gadget. Once they all agree, they hit save and they’re done. By the end of the day, hundreds of truckloads of their latest Internet of Things device is not only in the hands of customers on every continent, but each device has already been uniquely modified…

World Cup Becomes Most Popular Web Event Ever

World Cup Becomes Most Popular Web Event Ever

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is now the most popular event in Web history. Record usage began last Friday before the wins and losses. Not since Obama’s election day victory has the Web swayed under a greater burden of Internet-connected hope.

The official FIFA World Cup website is currently receiving as many page views as Facebook. For all of us…

10 Internet of Things Blogs To Keep An Eye On

10 Internet of Things Blogs To Keep An Eye On

Everyday objects with their own IP addresses may soon be the norm. This communication of objects with the Web is the latest version of a still-idyllic new vision of technology that claims it will improve our lives. Yet we’re at such an early stage of development of the Internet of Things that finding the best blogs to follow is a moving target…

3 Ways Internet Of Things Works On Your Phone

3 Ways Internet Of Things Works On Your Phone

When we write about Internet of Things we explain the latest in futuristic “sense and share” devices for your clothes, homes and cars. Yet when it comes to modern mobile, we don’t need to focus so much on what can be done in the future as much as what can be done right now. Our phones’ ability to “sense and share” is well established. Explaining…

Internet of Things Can Make Us Human Again

Internet of Things Can Make Us Human Again

We’ve entered an era where the cost of sensors, processors and transmitters are so low that it’s fast becoming cost effective to put them inside everything, even the clothes we wear. Even our own toothbrush may soon sense and communicate socially about where it is and how it’s being used in space and time. Sci-fi writer Bruce Sterling has coined…

ArmRev: Hollywood Games The Web For Social Good

ArmRev: Hollywood Games The Web For Social Good

Imagine if the tens of millions who give time and money to tending their Farmville game were instead working for social change. A team of Hollywood’s elite talent has been working with an army of advisors for six years to create a game building infrastructure that will make it so.

Armchair Revolutionary is a social gaming and strategic…

New IBM Strategy: Help Startups Capture More Business

New IBM Strategy: Help Startups Capture More Business

Last summer IBM began asking their 120 venture capital partners what it would take to launch the world’s most successful initiative for helping startups capture new business. They concluded that the initiative had to be offered to startups for free, with no upsell and regardless of VC status. Add to this IBM’s preferred software, as well as access…

5 Hiring Tips for Startups

5 Hiring Tips for Startups

From knowing who to hire next, to ethical and legal concerns, to how to interview the best candidates, to how to evaluate them once they’re hired – startups have their work cut out for them when it comes to hiring.

If you can afford to hire a trained professional, someone who’s skilled in evaluative testing, do so. But if not, you need to learn…

8 Ways to Better Understand the Internet of Things

8 Ways to Better Understand the Internet of Things

The world’s second Internet of Things Conference is scheduled to take place at the end of November in Tokyo. The deadline for papers was just extended to June 1 – which gave us an idea. Conference planners have put together a list of suggested topics for papers. We took that list and then rounded up our ongoing reporting and analysis for each of…

6 ReadWriteStart Lists: Our Best Startup Advice

6 ReadWriteStart Lists: Our Best Startup Advice

In a recent conversation here at ReadWriteStart we were talking about what readers want most. Beyond stories about where the latest funding opportunities are found, and beyond wanting to know what startups are doing that works, we know that sometimes our startup readers just want some simple practical advice.

Towards that end we’ve posted many…

Which Mobile App Platform Should a Startup Focus on?

Which Mobile App Platform Should a Startup Focus on?

As much as startups want to launch their applications across all mobile platforms, it’s often more realistic to focus on just one. But which one? The iPhone has the biggest numbers in terms of both apps and app buyers, whereas Android usage stats are rocketing.

Earlier today we wrote about a new mobile analytics report that showed that Google…

6 Ways to Better Living: Inside an Internet of Things Home

6 Ways to Better Living: Inside an Internet of Things Home

What if we took the leading sensor-based products currently being developed or already on the market, put them all under one roof, and added a typical American family? Would they just be the techiest family on the block, or would it have a significant impact on their lives?

Here are six ways this Internet of Things family can see their lives…

Location Privacy Goes to Washington

Location Privacy Goes to Washington

Testifying before a congressional hearing in late February, Mike Altschul with the Wireless Association was blunt: Federal mobile phone privacy policy is undefined and the privacy guidelines for location-based services written in 2008 are obsolete.

The hearing on consumer privacy was the fifth in a series that seeks to evaluate and eventually…