Facebook buys computer mind-reading start-up CTRL-labs in $1bn deal

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CTRL-labs is developing technology to enable computers to be controlled by the brain

Facebook has acquired a New York-based start-up, called CTRL-labs, behind research into using the mind to control computers in a $1 billion deal. CTRL-labs is already working on a wristband that...

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