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immortality

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Ito: Think twice about immortality and the singularity

The director of the MIT Media Lab said sci-fi visions of computers and humans emphasize the wrong priorities for development. Technological progress should aim for resilience, not efficiency.

By Jan. 25, 2013

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Man forgets he once bought $25 of Bitcoins -- now worth $848K

A Norwegian man bought 5,000 Bitcoins in 2009. Suddenly, he wonders what they're now worth. A lot, is the answer. In fact, he's already bought an apartment with some of it.

By Oct. 29, 2013

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Google launches Calico to take on illness and aging

Larry Page recruits Art Levinson, chairman at both Genentech and Apple, to run the new health-focused company.

By Sep. 18, 2013

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Become an official witness to the next tar-pitch drop

The Ninth Watch site gives anyone a chance at being part of the world's longest-running (and possibly most boring) experiment.

By Oct. 21, 2013

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Sculpture carrying human DNA to be sent into the depths

"I want to brand eternity as an art piece," says a Danish artist who's sending human blood and hair to the bottom of the sea.

By May. 1, 2013

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Cops allegedly get violent at sight of Samsung Galaxy

A San Diego police officer is filmed on a Samsung Galaxy, writing a citation. He demands that the phone be put away, as it could be a "weapon." Sadly, an altercation ensues.

By Apr. 11, 2013

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Kid's Trololo YouTube tribute is a charmer

Though he recently passed away, YouTube star Mr. Trololo leaves behind a legacy of fond tributes, including this young man's excellent rendition.

By Jul. 6, 2012

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Practice for your bionic hand with Virtu-limb

Touch Bionics introduces a prosthesis simulator as well as upgrades to its i-Limb bionic hand.

By Sep. 21, 2011

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Billion-dollar babies: Far-out pet projects of the tech elite

From Ellison to Musk to Bezos, technology's richest can't seem to stay away from wacky desires to live forever, colonize other planets, and recreate the plot line of "Deep Impact," minus the apocalypse.

By Oct. 26, 2013

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Video game company to put gamers' DNA in space

Richard Garriott, the designer of 'Tabula Rasa' and other video games, is offering players the chance to have their DNA taken into space.

By Jul. 30, 2008