Is the Tech Bubble Popping? Ping Pong Offers an Answer

Until late 2014, Twit­ter was reg­u­lar­ly order­ing ping-pong tables from Bil­liard Whole­sale, a store in San Jose, Calif. Then, sud­den­ly, it wasn’t.

The store’s own­er, Simon Ng, fig­ured it either ran out of space “or they’re hav­ing com­pa­ny prob­lems.”

What Its Like to Wake Up From Autism After Magnetic Stimulation

This par­tic­u­lar study aimed to use the tech­nique to re-tune the way brain cells com­mu­ni­cate, allow­ing peo­ple with autism to bet­ter con­nect to the world and deep­en their emo­tion­al intel­li­gence — shed­ding their social blind­ness. The treat­ment left Robi­son momen­tar­i­ly crip­pled by the weight of oth­er people’s feel­ings.

Your password could soon be a sound from your skull

Skull­Con­duct,” as it’s called, uses a bone con­duc­tion speak­er and micro­phone con­nect­ed to a user’s head. The researchers cre­at­ed a device by mod­i­fy­ing a Google Glass wear­able, so that when it’s worn, it plays a 1-sec­ond clip of audio that is imper­cep­ti­ble to the user. The micro­phone is then able to pick­up and record that sound after it’s passed through their skull.

The great ‘ethnic food’ lie

Behind our pub­lic enthu­si­asm for Indi­an, Thai, Viet­namese, Ethiopi­an, Kore­an, and the many oth­er for­eign cuisines that can be enjoyed in cities like New York, there is also pri­vate, and yet pro­nounced, form of bias, a sub­tle hypocrisy that sug­gests we think these foods are infe­ri­or.