Entrepreneur donates brain-computer company to Tufts

Hellen Wadman

“I want to make sure, given my science background, that we’re focused on doing good and not harm,” said Stibel, cofounder of the venture capital firm Bryant Stibel, whose partners included the late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

BrainGate is based on research conducted at Brown University, where Stibel earned a master’s degree in cognitive science. It uses electrodes implanted in the brain to intercept and translate a person’s thoughts into

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The best fibre broadband deals in September 2020

Hellen Wadman

Fibre broadband deals will seem like the obvious choice for a lot of people when investing in a new internet plan. We’re streaming constantly, houses are filled with smart devices and more and more people are working from home.

And luckily, fibre has slowly become a very affordable option, with prices dropping right down to sit just above what you’d pay for ADSL. The likes of Virgin Media, BT Fibre,

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Men’s Journal Style & Design 2020: Best New Innovative Gear

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Specialized Turbo Vado SL e-bike
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The Stealth Commuter

It took a small army of designers and engineers to build Specialized’s 33-pound, long-range Turbo Vado SL e-bike. A 320 Wh battery, plus a lightweight motor and fittings, created a ride you can actually lift, which still assists up to 28 mph. “You don’t need a big engine to get to top speed,” says Senior

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Why NLSIU is holding its own entrance test, the exam format, and what happens to CLAT scores

Hellen Wadman



a laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden table: NLAT explained: Why NLSIU is holding its own entrance test, the exam format, and what happens to CLAT scores


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NLAT explained: Why NLSIU is holding its own entrance test, the exam format, and what happens to CLAT scores

On September 3, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, decided that it would go ahead and conduct its own entrance examination for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Called the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT), 2020, this home-based online entrance exam will be held on

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Get the low prices on PCs, monitors, and more during HP’s Labor Day sale

Hellen Wadman

Ready for a new computer? Or ready to just get a new accessory for your current machine? Well, it’s Labor Day, and you know what that means… Labor Day sales! Right now is the time to save on everything HP with a huge Labor Day sale going on at the HP website that includes low prices on everything from computers to printers to monitors. The deals include some bundles and

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Need an ultra-fast internet connection? Move to Liechtenstein

Hellen Wadman

At a time when a massive shift to working from home has highlighted the critical importance of fast internet connections, the services broker Cable has published a global study of broadband speeds around the world. 



a person standing in front of a computer: Researchers found that the global average speed for broadband Internet connections is 24.83 megabits per second (Mbps).


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Researchers found that the global average speed for broadband Internet connections is 24.83 megabits per second (Mbps).

To compile the new “Worldwide Broadband Speed League 2020”, researchers tested broadband Internet speeds

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A look at what didn’t happen this week

Hellen Wadman

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:



FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump takes a question from a member of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One. On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a video circulating online incorrectly depicting Trump lost and meandering around the White House lawn. The original Aug. 7, 2019 video clip, available on C-SPAN, was edited to make it appear the president is experiencing dementia symptoms ahead of the election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


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FILE – In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump takes a question from a member of the media on the

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ESG investors slow to make waves in the $2.5tn ocean economy | Reuters Events

Hellen Wadman

While investor interest in ‘blue finance’ for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans is growing, challenges including the opacity of ownership of companies in the seafood sector means it is still a drop in the ocean, writes Mike Scott

The ocean economy is estimated to be worth $2.5tn a year, meaning that if it were a country it would be the world’s seventh-largest by GDP. At the same time,

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Tablet and phone cameras monitor mask-wearing and distancing in cafes and lobbies

Hellen Wadman

A tech startup in the Seattle area is offering new software that it says can help businesses track whether they are COVID-safe, including monitoring for whether employees and customers are wearing masks and social distancing.

The four-year-old startup Nomad Go in Kirkland, Washington, sells software for building management — to monitor lines and speed of service, for example. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, co-founder and CEO David Greschler realized his

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SpaceX Starlink satellite internet network early tests show fast speeds

Hellen Wadman

SpaceX deploys 60 Starlink satellites in orbit.

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SpaceX gave an update on early tests of its Starlink satellite internet network, which showed speeds capable of playing online video games and streaming movies.

Starlink is the ambitious plan by Elon Musk’s company to build an interconnected network of about 12,000 small satellites in low Earth orbit. To date, SpaceX has launched about 650 of its version 1.0 satellites and is

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Verily’s new insurance subsidiary will leverage its health gadgets

Hellen Wadman

Alphabet’s Verily has announced plans to launch Coefficient, a health insurance subsidiary that will eventually leverage Verily’s various technologies and health-related devices. The insurance subsidiary will be backed by Swiss Re Group’s Swiss Re Corporate Solutions commercial insurance unit. According to Verily, its Coefficient will, among other things, offer ‘novel insurance and payment models.’

Verily Life Sciences is a health-centric business owned by Alphabet. In an announcement on Tuesday, the

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Droegemeier and Neumayr: Why Trump’s making ocean exploration a top priority

Hellen Wadman

In January 1960, two fearless oceanographers eased themselves into a small steel sphere attached beneath a 50-foot submersible vessel and began an untethered descent to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Almost five hours later, six-and-a-half miles down, under crushing pressure and surrounded by a pitch-black void, explorer Jacques Piccard and then U.S.

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Computers 101: Can yours keep up with classes at home?

Hellen Wadman

As homes and classrooms return to their roles as places of learning, reliable computers are at the top of the list of essential school supplies.

What computer should you buy for attending virtual classes at home, note-taking, online research and writing assignments?

Do you go with a conventional laptop, a hybrid “convertible” device, or a tried-and-true desktop? Plus, you have to decide on an operating system, a brand and the

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The best internet providers in the US (September 2020)

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The search for a great internet service provider (ISP) can be very simple, very complicated, or some combination of both. It’s very uncommon to run into people who only have one ISP available in their area; many people have multiple choices.

That can turn the decision-making process into one filled with headaches. The choice is easy when you only have one option, but it’s not as simple when you have

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Conekt Gadgets Launches New Products in India

Hellen Wadman

Hyderabad, Telangana, India (NewsVoir) Conekt Gadgets, developers of smartphone peripherals and accessories, today, announced its new set of offerings into India’s accessories market. In August 2018 Rohit Sharma, an Indian international cricketer hired as Brand ambassador unveiled the brand and took wraps off its highly anticipated product line and in last year company renewed him as brand ambassador till 2021 December.

The company launched portable bluetooth speakers – Spin, Sparkle

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Revel’s electric mopeds return to NYC with new in-app safety test and mandatory helmet selfies

Hellen Wadman

Revel has announced it’ll be resuming its electric moped service in New York City starting today, with new protective measures for riders like a mandatory in-app safety test and a requirement that all riders take a selfie of themselves wearing a helmet before they’ll be allowed to ride. The company worked with the City of New York in developing the new safety measures, and city officials have signed off on

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You should buy an external monitor for your laptop. You can thank us later

Hellen Wadman

With working from home being the foreseeable norm for so many, there’s no reason to keep cramping yourself up on the couch with a laptop and pretending you’re getting work done efficiently. While laptops are incredibly convenient, for most of us they just aren’t enough to keep up with the demands of daily work. That’s why you need a multi-monitor setup, if you don’t have one already.

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scientists developed a new way to charge gadgets

Hellen Wadman

MOSCOW, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed a new type of energy-efficient devices – thermocells that convert heat into energy. This will make possible creation of portable batteries that can be applied to virtually any surface, including clothing, to generate electricity directly from the surface of the body. The results are presented in the Renewable Energy journal.

Thermoelectricity – electricity obtained from heat due

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FUJIFILM Brings Speed with the XF 50mm f/1 R WR Lens; More Info at B&H Photo Video

Hellen Wadman

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — B&H is pleased to announce the FUJIFILM XF 50mm f/1 R WR Lens for its X System of mirrorless digital cameras. This 76mm-equivalent prime lens is clearly characterized by its impressively fast f/1 maximum aperture, which benefits working in low-light conditions and also helps to achieve shallow depth of field and selective focus effects. This bright design pairs with the short telephoto

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