Intel: Chips in brains will control computers by 2020

Uh oh.

Computerworld – By the year 2020, you won’t need a keyboard and mouse to control your computer, say Intel Corp. researchers. Instead, users will open documents and surf the Web using nothing more than their brain waves.

Scientists at Intel’s research lab in Pittsburgh are working to find ways to read and harness human brain waves so they can be used to operate computers, television sets and cell phones. The brain waves would be harnessed with Intel-developed sensors implanted in people’s brains.

What could possibly go wrong?

Hyperlocal News Sites, Including One in Dallas, Doing Well

City and neighborhood level news sites are doing well despite the economy and despite the state of print journalism. So says this report, which includes a bit on the Dallas site “Black White Read.”

(I’m actually looking for investors for a similar venture, so if anyone wants in, you know, email me.)

Monday Roundup: You Can’t Spell Disdain without D-I-S-D, Bolton Fired Again, Yoga is De Debil, Twitter Twaddle & More

Tuesday Roundup: Naughty Books, Stopping the Internets & Really Stupid Idea Ver. 2.0

  • I have yet to figure this out. Teacher assigns a passing if mediocre novel about England during The Anarchy (Google it) that has some racy scenes. It’s for the summer reading list. For high school seniors. You know, the ones who are almost 18. Students have the choice to read a different novel on the list of they don’t want to read “The Pillars of Heaven.” And yet some parents still have to gripe. Guess what, Mr. & Mrs. Flanders? Your precious little snowflake has already read about sex.
  • In local “I want to control the Internet” news, one guy wants to stop anonymous comments, while another wants to shut down a Dallas website because he finds it obscene. (Let’s hope the second guy never heard of goatse.)

Boffins Unveil Lifelike Robot Girl

This is going to get real creepy, real fast.

Blogging from my iPhone

Just loaded the new app on my iPhone. Coolness. Now I can blog while driving.