A designer developed a pair of goggles he says has the ability to prod a sleeper into a state of so-called "lucid dreaming" -- where a sleeper is aware of dreaming and can consciously control the course of action. The device is comprised of little more than a pair of safety goggles and a pair of LED lights that engage two hours after a wearer dozes off, at the height of REM sleep.
Univision has teamed with AdReady to create a tool for marketers with limited resources to buy ready-made banner ads with their credit cards. Univision Interactive Self-Service offers placement opportunities on its main site, as well as other Spanish-language sites it owns or with which it is affiliated.
Rita King, CEO and creative director of Dancing Ink Productions, writes that she initially was skeptical about virtual worlds, but she became a true believer after sending her own avatar into the ether. Digital cultures such as "Second Life" provide opportunities to take on new challenges and drive changes in the global economy, King writes.
On May 5, Microsoft plans to let loose upon the world -- via its partners, who get to see it first -- the prerelease version of its next operating system, Windows 7. Microsoft's developer and IT services may even get a peek sooner.
As the nation's chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra will be charged with finding ways to use technology to improve security, lower costs and make the government more efficient, President Barack Obama said. Tech industry heavyweights welcomed the appointment. "Aneesh is an inspired appointment. His smarts and experience in technology, health care and investing will serve us well," said one venture capital leader.