Thursday, 12 September 2013

News from Around the World (12/9)

Why You Need a Nap - So what happens if you don't sleep? "A whole constellation of different brain and body functions start to deteriorate," he says. Our brains are less effective at absorbing new information without sleep. Plus, our ability to retain recently learned information is impaired, and "you lose the chance to essentially hit the save button on that information."

A Computer the Size of the Entire Internet - Docker then takes these ideas and applies them to computer servers. Hykes and crew want to provide tools that let engineers install and run server software as easily as you and I install and run software on our phones.

Mission to colonise Mars - A one-way mission to Mars as part of the world's most expensive reality TV show.

Thoughts on the Smart Watch - But there’s one thing your smart watch isn’t: a communication device. That’s what your phone is, and it does a great job of that. Furthermore, there’s no reason your watch should be dependent upon your phone to work. The headline to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear press release indicates that they view the watch as a communication device — that’s a big mistake.

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