Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software

In a press release Apple announced that it will “unveil its next generation software  “Lion”, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone  and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.” Source: Apple.com . Rumors abound about a possible iPhone 5 surprise announcement as well. For more information check out the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference website June 6th to June 10th 2011
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Study On Therapeutic Use of Psychoactive Substances Ends

Numerous research studies since 1972 have suggested that lysergic acid diethylamide can be used as an effective psychotherapeutic tool in the treatment of  alcoholism as well as many other illnesses. According to David Jay Brown of the Santa Cruz Patch; “early LSD studies with advanced-stage cancer patients showed that LSD-assisted psychotherapy could alleviate symptoms of anxiety, tension, depression, sleep disturbances, psychological withdrawal, and even severe physical pain. Other early investigators found that LSD may have some valuable potential as a means to facilitate creativity, problem-solving abilities” Source: Santa Cruz Patch . Despite its demonstrated effectiveness research related to lysergic acid diethylamide even today is considered to be taboo.  In this time of accelerated change when paradigms in all fields from technology to biology, to genetics change drastically from week to week perhaps it’s time the research community take a  second look at these substances for their therapeutic use and perhaps as a tool for cognitive expansion and  development.


See “Safe from Utopia?” : the LSD controversy in Saskatchewan, 1950-1967

Read more also see the interview with researcher Peter Gasser, M.D.
More information on  psychoactive substances

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is slated for release 11/08/11 and so far it looks action packed but of course what else would you expect from Activision. The new game picks up from where events of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 left off. Kotaku.com’s Brian Crecente provides a sneak peek with many spoilers so be warned. Ebongeek will keep an eye out for MW3 when it drops in November. Pre-order Now for PC,  PS3, and Xbox