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Apple Drops Part of iPhone Developer NDA 175

Posted by timothy
from the squawky-wheel-gets-degreased dept.
ds writes "Apple, this morning, announced they are dropping the iPhone Developer NDA in respect to released software. Previously, iPhone developers were legally bound even after their software had been released." Another reader adds, "Early release software is still covered, but this should bring about increased developer interaction, as well as a slew of iPhone dev books." The complete message about the NDA change can be seen for now at Apple's iPhone Developer site, and is reproduced below.
Robotics

+ - From a cyborg moth to hybrid organic computers?->

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Ian Lamont
Ian Lamont writes "A group of researchers at the University of Arizona has built a robot that is guided by brain impulses from a hawk moth. The 'robotic electrophysiology instrument' works via an implant in the moth's minuscule brain that measures electrical activity in the neurons that relay visual input. The insect is fastened to the front of the 12"-high robot, and if something moves toward it, the robot tries to move away. You can see a picture of the robot here. However, while team leader Charles Higgins says he expects to see "hybrid" computers running a combination of technology and living organic tissue within 15 years, he does not intend to expand the research to primate brains: 'Our goal is not to hook up primate brains to a robot ... There's the possibility, when you start to tap into brains, for all sorts of evil applications. There are certainly all these ethical issues when you start talking about human and primate brains.'"
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