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Scientists can turn bad memories into good ones (kind of)

Diane Shipley Tech

Weirdly, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Men in Black might not have been that far off the mark with their memory-wiping devices. We’re not quite there yet, but while we wait, scientists have discovered a way to change bad memories into good ones. They were particularly interested in place-specific memories, as we store…

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Amazon’s released its new round of pilots (and wants to know what you think)

Diane Shipley Fun

It’s Amazon pilots season again: when they unveil initial episodes of several prospective online series and allow customers (and critics) to tell them what we think. This time around, everyone’s favourite geek from the O.C, Adam Brody, has a lead role in The Cosmopolitans, a Paris-set comedy about a group of expats that also stars…

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Moviegoers don’t care about CGI, say neuroscientists

Diane Shipley Fun

All those fantastical worlds filmmakers create on computers might give movies an impressive backdrop or stunningly scary monsters, but when it comes to CGI, it turns out viewers' natural reaction is... meh. Neuroscientists from Birkbeck teamed up with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AKA the Oscars people) and Swedish eye tracking company…

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IBM’s artifical intelligence program Watson is helping medical research

Diane Shipley Tech

It might not have the charm of Martin Freeman, but IBM’s cognitive computing program Watson could even out-think Sherlock Holmes. Three years ago, it beat US quiz show Jeopardy’s most successful contestant of all time, Ken Jennings. In future, it could help cure diseases. This week, scientists from the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas…

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Eight futuristic running and fitness gadgets to look forward to

Diane Shipley Tech

Running brings all kinds of rewards – from providing time to listen to your favourite songs to preventing disease. But like everything else, it's even more worthwhile if you can add some fun tech to the mix. There are some great gadgets and wearables on the market already, but here are some we'll see over the…

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Overconfidence is the key to success, says study

Diane Shipley Fun

If you’ve ever dealt with the manager of a company and wondered how they got into that position considering they don’t really seem to know what they’re doing, a new study explains how that happens. It’s all about (over)confidence. Researchers from Newcastle University and the University of Exeter discovered that other people’s opinions of our…

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Hello Kitty isn’t a cat, she’s a British girl & 7 other lies that’ll blow your mind

Becca Caddy Trending

Today the earth was shook to its very core when news broke that Hello Kitty (that's right, we wrote KITTY) isn't actually a cat. That's right. Hello Kitty (again, KITTY) isn't actually a cat. We'll give you a minute to process that one... According to Buzzfeed, anthropologist Christine R. Yano was curating a Hello Kitty…

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Runners rejoice! Seven scientifically-proven reasons running is good for you #RunningWeek

Diane Shipley Tech

We all know that running makes you fitter, is good for the heart, and can put you in a better mood. But you might not be aware of all of the physical and emotional advantages of heading out for a run. Even scientists don't know it all: they're discovering new benefits all the time that…

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shinyshiny speaks to Bangs about running motivation, fitness tech and why mentoring is so important #RunningWeek

Becca Caddy Tech

Here at shinyshiny I get the opportunity to speak to inspiring people from the worlds of tech, design and fitness on a daily basis. But the interview today holds a very special place in my heart because it's with a blogger I've followed, admired and learned a hell of a lot from over the past few years,…

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