A Smartphone Can Lower Your Car Insurance

State Farm Insurance is working with Ford to send their Synch system data directly to them via your smartphone. The data will be analyzed to determine how safely you drive and adjust your auto insurance bill. Does anyone have a concern that data without context can lead to misleading inferences? GigaOM

Turning Man into Machine

Klas Tybrandt is a doctoral student at Linköping University. The Swedish scientist is trying to turn man into machine. He has combined special transistors into an integrated circuit capable of transmitting bio molecules. The circuits carry chemicals which have a variety of functions, implantable circuits that traffic in neurotransmitters instead of electrical voltages could be a key step in taking making our cyborg dreams a reality – Engadget

Virgin Galactic Gets Experimental FAA Approval

Virgin Galactic has moved closer to commercial flights. Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic’s vehicle contractor, has been granted an experimental launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its suborbital spacecraft, SpaceshipTwo, and the carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo. More from the release – Virgin Galactic