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Zapping your brain with spark plugs to improve your videogaming skills and other tales of transhumanism on the rise, inside Jack White's plan to singlehanded bring music back to vinyl, a startup that encourages SF residents to auction their parking spaces, and Nintendo skins deeper into financial sludge.
In ongoing research with children and adults, an Oxford University researcher finds that stimulating the brain with low-dose electrical currents could help improve learning.
Turn yourself into a high-tech Harry Potter with the Technomancer digital spell-casting hoodie.
If you think your phone bill is shocking, get a load of the iPhone stun gun case that delivers a 650,000-volt electric shock.
Can you tell Brian Tong is back on the show? Actually, we're legitimately wondering whether a home-brew electroshock like battery licking could produce video game skill improvements like DARPA is seeing with their electroshock research. No, really. Also, Google shuts down Google Video, President Obama wants a universal login that's not Facebook Connect, and Match.com just got a whole lot more trustworthy. --Molly
The Shockwave fires six electroshock projectiles simultaneously to cover more territory than a single-shot stun gun can.
China game addiction clinic uses electroshock and psychotherapy to treat gamers whose long hours online affect their physical and mental health.