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New CAPTCHA tests your empathy skills

A new kind of CAPTCHA tests your humanity — literally — by asking you to identify the "right" emotion in situations of civil rights violations.

By October 8, 2012


BlackBerry Empathy concept phone gets us all emotional

A BlackBerry-sponsored design competition has produced the Empathy, a concept device that lets you see your contacts' emotional state. It also looks nuttier than squirrel droppings.

By November 30, 2010


BlackBerry Empathy concept gets us emotional

A design contest aimed at integrating human emotions with social networking has produced a concept device that looks nuttier than squirrel droppings.

By November 30, 2010


Homeless, wearing GoPros, capture 'life as it is rarely seen'

A San Francisco project outfits homeless volunteers with personal camera rigs for shooting first-person footage of daily life. "The goal is to build empathy," Homeless GoPro says.

By September 16, 2014


Gender Swap: A VR journey into someone else's body

A Spanish art collective combines the Oculus Rift head-mounted display with first-person cameras in a gender-bending attempt to promote tolerance and empathy.

By February 13, 2014


Playing video games makes opponents think and feel alike

New research out of Finland suggests that empathy may actually provide a competitive advantage to help anticipate an opponent's next move.

By November 21, 2013


Eureka! Engineers aren't empathetic because they can't be

Research suggests that analytic thought is impaired by empathy, just as empathy is impaired by analytical thought. Who'd have thought?

By October 30, 2012


Dogs yawn more often when owners yawn

Fido might be yawning because he needs a nap, or he might just be showing his empathy, study suggests.

By August 7, 2013


MIT body suit helps you feel old

AGNES, the Age Gain Now Empathy System, is designed to help people experience what it's like to be a 75-year-old with arthritis and diabetes.

By January 3, 2012


Twitter's Jack Dorsey dishes the softer side of tech

The Twitter co-founder and Square CEO ruminates on love, empathy, hyper-personalization, fun, and whimsy--as it relates to tech of course--today at GigaOm's RoadMap event in San Francisco.

By November 10, 2011