Like your 90-pound Rottweiler, it’s time for you iPhone to move out of your bed… Snarkitecture has the solution.
Would you shock your brain to improve your gaming high score? If so, Foc.us might be for you. The headset is supposed to help gamers “overclock” their brains by passing an electrical current through the prefrontal cortex. “Excite your prefrontal cortex and get the edge in online gaming,” says the Foc.us website.
Engadget’s Nicole Lee said she experienced a burning and tingling sensation with Foc.us:
“We strapped the headset on for ourselves at a recent event, and we found it to be a weird experience. There was a strange, almost burning, sensation on the right part of our forehead, while the rest merely tingled. Oxley told us that it was normal for some people to feel it more on one side than the other, and that tDCS does take some getting used to. After about eight minutes, the tingling sensation remained even after we removed the headset. We didn’t really feel our powers of concentration improve that much afterward, but it’s hard to say after such a limited time.”
From a branding standpoint, if a sexting scandal couldn’t kill Weiner’s credibility, surely Carlos Danger will.
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”I see the future but I live for the moment, make sense don’t it. Now make dollars, I mean billions. I’m a genius, I mean brilliant.”
—Pitbull, who is worth a mere $9.5 million.
"We found Dove in a soapless place."
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A new YouTube channel features videos of celebrity faces blended in a way that is both horrific and hilarious. This is Natalie Portman and Will Ferrell.
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Brand strategist David Brier designed 9 fake ads that push J.C. Penney to capitalize on one CEO’s PR blunder (and get back on top).
In need of a CEO, Lululemon posts a job description
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Hillary Clinton, now on Twitter with the best bio ever.
The RoboRoach is a $99 kit consisting of electrodes, sensors, and a few batteries that allows anyone to drive their very own cockroach.
Attaching the electronic “backpack” to an unwitting arthropod is not for the squeamish. You must sand down the top of the critter’s head in order to attach a plug, “Exactly like the Matrix,” says Backyard Brains cofounder Greg Gage. Once installed, the system relays electrical impulses over a Bluetooth connection from your phone to the cockroach’s brain, via its antennae. The roach perceives each stimulus to its antennae as an obstacle, and changes direction. The same technique, applied to the cilia of the inner ear, is used in cochlear implants and during deep brain stimulation for treating a variety of disorders.
Greg Gage is an electrical engineer-turned-neuroscience student at the University of Michigan who, with his cofounder Tim Marzullo, started developing the RoboRoach three years ago. "The reason why we started is because I was annoyed that it was so late that I found out about a career in neuroscience. We have one in five people with a neurological disorder and we have no cures—we’re kind of in the dark ages. We want to get kids to understand that this is a career, and you can do so many amazing things."
“The laser gazer: Stares intensely into one’s eyes while he talks. Listeners either feel he is trying to dominate the conversation or find the intense gaze creepy.”
The Wall Street Journal dissects eye-contact etiquette