AMC’s The Walking Dead is a huge hit, and so are many other movies and TV shows about zombies. But as much as we love these undead thrillers, we wouldn’t want to actually come across zombies in real life… or would we? One biotech company in the U.S. will move forward with plans to attempt to revive dead people. Specifically, the company is looking to see if the brain activity can be regenerated in brain-dead people so that death can be reversed.
Having spent much the past several days immersed in virtual reality, I understand the appeal of out-of-the-box experiences, but this one might be too much for me. Earlier this week, Reuters reported on an attraction in Shanghai called Xinglai, which gives people a chance to experience a simulation of death. More →
So, let’s say you die — what happens to your body next? It’s a rather depressing and macabre subject but it does nonetheless create a sense of morbid curiosity. In case you’re interested in knowing what will happen to your corpse after you’ve shuffled off this mortal coil, Twitter account SciencePorn has posted a handy infographic that was created by TechInsider that breaks down the ways your body will break down. More →
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Monday that Apple will hold a special event on October 19th at 10:00 a.m. PST in the Apple’s outdoor amphitheater to celebrate the life of Apple co-Founder Steve Jobs. “Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of his life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place,” Cook said in a letter. The event is open to all Apple employees and Cook said more information will be made available through the company’s internal AppleWeb system. Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th from complications related to pancreatic cancer. Read on for the full letter from Tim Cook. More →
Acer believes there’s still consumer interest in netbooks despite the surging tablet market, and the firm recently said that it’s not giving up on the mini notebooks just yet. “Tablets have impacted overall netbook sales, but we’re not stepping away from the [netbook] segment,”Acer’s senior product marketing and brand manager, Eric Ackerson, told Forbes. “We think there’s still opportunity for sales, including in the U.S.” Acer’s not ignoring the tablet market — its Acer Iconia Tab A500 recently launched in the United States — but it also has some new netbooks up it sleeves that are expected to launch later this summer. The firm believes that netbooks, which are typically priced far below tablets, are beginning to offer an experience that’s on a par with notebooks thanks to bumps in hardware specs. “The death of netbooks is overstated,” Lisa Emard, an Acer spokesperson said. “We may not see the same explosive growth as before, but the netbook price point is still killer,” she added. More →
Today is a truly sad day in telecommunications. One of its longest serving CEOs, Edward Samuel “Ted” Rogers, has passed away at the age of 75. Long suffering from congestive heart failure, Rogers was admitted to the hospital in early November and eventually discharged to the care of his family with Alan Horn taking the role of interim CEO. Unfortunately, Rogers passed away early this morning in his Toronto home but thankfully he was surrounded by friends and family.
The official statement from Rogers is available after the break. More →