On Nautilus, Barclay Bram looks at the invasive power of WeChat on the lives of its citizens.
People are regularly arrested for messages they send in “private” group chats.
Vice warns of how future credit scores will be based on AI and social media behaviour, giving a whole new way to evaluate people.
More recently, credit companies have started to use machine learning and offer "alternative credit" as a way to reduce bias in credit scores. The idea is to use data that isn't normally included in a credit score to try and get a sense for how trustworthy someone might be. All data is potential credit data, these companies argue, which could include everything from your sexual orientation to your political beliefs, and even what high school you went to.
Quartz reports how Hong Kong protesters avoided using their smart cards in fear of being…87More
In this video by Thoughty2 , Arran Lomas explains how the sun works, what fusion is, how it works, and why it's coming.
Fusion request the most perfect conditions to take place. I mean it is like to create the sun, in miniautre, on planet earth, in a box. That's not going to be easy.
According to ZDNet BoxBot is a new company focusing on autonomous last-mile deliveries. Recently emerged from stealth, the goal of the company is not only to manage distribution centres, but also to manufacture its own delivery vehicles.
The Boxbot logistics system also includes an automated local hub where packages are received, sorted, and prepped for delivery, along with a fleet of street-based driverless vehicles. Boxbot envisions the hubs situated close to residential neighborhoods. By shipping products to them in anticipation of orders, retailers can conceivably offer fast, low-cost shipping for a fraction of the price, cutting into Amazon's massive lead.
James Anderson, a Harvard University professor of atmospheric chemistry, notes that we only have five years to save ourselves from climate change before we hit irreversible feedbacks. Professor Anderson is known for determining the effect of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) on the ozone layer.
"Can we lose 75-80 percent of permanent ice and recover? The answer is no."
The answer is no in part because of what scientists call feedbacks, some of the ways the earth responds to warming. Among those feedbacks is the release of methane currently trapped in permafrost and under the sea, which will exacerbate warming. Another is the pending collapse of the Greenland ice sheet, which Anderson said will raise sea level by 7 meters (about 23 feet).
Ivan says he knows of at least 100 people who are actively developing 3D-printed gun technology, and claims thousands are taking part in the network.
The group uploads CAD files to different media-hosting services underpinned by blockchain. Ivan claims their groups AR15 model is far superior to anything in the public domain.
By itself, the fake Rolex Daytona does almost everything right, to the point of using the same steel as the real thing for its case and bracelet, actual ceramic in the bezel surrounding the watch face, and a near-perfect replica of the Rolex’s mechanical movement inside. Where it falls apart is when you really start to study the fit and finish of the fake. Rolex still relies on skilled craftspersons for many parts of its manufacturing process, resulting in highly polished finishes and smooth detailing, which the mass-produced fake is lacking. The details are subtle, but even the lettering on the watch face looks a…
Quick Fix is an art installation by Belgian-based artist Dries Depoorter that, for the cost of just a few coins, allows you to get likes and followers on a vairety of social media accounts. As the name implies, this is a criticism of our addiction to social media.
“Quick Fix “is easy to use. Choose your product, pay and fill in your social media username. You receive the like or followers just a few seconds later. The accounts that like or starting to follow you are fake accounts.
You've all seen this idea before: small spaces with extremely flexible multi-role furniture. Usually an home-made solution by an architect or a clever designer living in places like Hong Kong or Japan. Well, IKEA now has their own spin on it with the ROGNAN.
More and more people are living and moving into cities where approximately an extra 1.5 million people join the urban population every week. This mass urbanisation is accelerating and creates heavily populated cities that are at the same time consuming both land and resources at an unsustainable pace. IKEA wants to create a better everyday life for the many people, enabling them to create their dream homes in small spaces. In order to do this, IKEA had to answer the question: How can you utilise the square meters of your home in a better…
Albeit I drive like a grandfatherslow and steady wins the race and have never gone faster than the speed limit, watching this video on a tactical driving school is quite fascinating. I'd probably get a failing mark.
Wyatt Knox, Special Projects Director at the Team O'Neil Rally School, is a true technician behind the steering wheel. Wyatt explains the different techniques he teaches to special operations personnel, including the pit maneuver, driving in reverse at high speeds, and taking over when the driver goes down.
Wired has this video featuring former FBI agent Joe Navarro who explains how to read body language. Joe shatters many mythssuch as crossing our armsand how some mundane actions are actually the ones that give us away.
Former FBI agent and body language expert Joe Navarro breaks down the various ways we communicate non-verbally. What does it mean when we fold our arms? Why do we interlace our fingers? Can a poker player actually hide their body language?
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