News Index

“It is full of hallucinations both wonderful and terrifying, a mental goulash of reality and fantasy.”

MIT's System for Dream Control

Wed, April 25th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty



“What life is like on the front lines of the digital revolution.”

Working for Amazon is beyond shitty

Tue, April 24th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In his new book Hired: Six Months Undercover In Low Wage Britain writer and journalist James Bloodworth goes undercover at Amazon to find out what…


“How to build a house.”

Entirely on your own

Mon, April 23rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

On YouTube, TheCrazyFramer shows you how to build a house — from start to finish — entirely on your own.


A Really Fast Electric Skateboard

A Guide to Build a Fast Electric Skateboard at Home

Sun, April 22nd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit reading more like a recommendation of parts if you want to try doing this yourself, Electric Skateboard DIY website gives you a very basic…


“That's how different these results are becoming.”

Filter Bubbles: The Shape of the Nightmare to Come

Sat, April 21st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Social media giants are not interested in keeping you educated or informed, only that you stick around as much as possible so that they can…


“Wouldn't it be nice if you were rewarded for all of the little good things you do.”

Why China's Social Credit Score is popular

Fri, April 20th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Rebecca Watson explains why China's emerging dystopia is actually really popular.


“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

How to Become Dictator of the United States

Thu, April 19th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit you first need to become the President of the United States, this helpful guide will show you what you need to do to become…


“For the first time in the world, AI will run in an election.”

AI candidate for mayor

Wed, April 18th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to grape, the world's first AI candidate is running for mayor in Tama City, Tokyo. The AI is actually the avatar for mayoral candidate…


“Is curing patients a sustainable business model?”

No financial incentive in creating definite cures

Tue, April 17th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to CNBC, a report by a Goldman Sachs analysts notes that gene therapy treatment could be "bad for business in the long run." "The…


“The price of free is actually too high.”

The Internet noticed it turned into crap

Mon, April 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

From Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, lamenting what the web has become, to O'Reilly's Mike Loukides on rebuilding it, the Internet has…


“All the power in the world is worthless if you can't access it when you need to.”

Portable Power

Sun, April 15th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In this video, Isaac Arthur looks at various high-tech energy solutions that will allow us to bring needed power with us. Many of the strongest…


“It blew my mind.”

The Moon in 4k resolution

Sat, April 14th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

FlowingData brings to attention this video by NASA showcasing data gathered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new…


“Facebook Doesn’t Sell Your Data. It Sells You.”

Government does not understand where humanity is heading

Fri, April 13th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

While legally, Facebook has done nothing wrong, (even after Zuckerberg has been apologising for privacy violations since 2003) it is clear that governments have no…


“Keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful.”

A look at the Chinese "social credit" system

Thu, April 12th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Comparing China's social credit system to an episode of Black Mirror, Asian Boss interviews the general population to see their reaction of what will become…


“The purpose of a user agreement is to cover Facebook's rear end, not inform users of their rights.”

Mark Zuckerberg's hearing was a joke

Wed, April 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Making it clear that he doesn't care about users and that the license agreement stated how users' data would be harvested, the entire Mark Zuckerberg's…


“There won’t be many single authorities dictating how social media operates.”

There's a new YouTube in town

Tue, April 10th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Called D.Tube, the system looks and feels very much like YouTube but is not under Google's dictatorship. And there is no advertising: instead both commenters…


Thomas Train Stunts


Mon, April 9th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

I can only guess the number of times they must have filmed each stunt until they got it right, but an impressive video. More on…


“A YouTube counter clock was created. But it had to be a special one.”

The YouTube Counter

Sun, April 8th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Here is a very silly video by janderogee on how to build a YouTube counter out of PVC pipe, UV leds, and some glow-in-the-dark tape.…


“A tool for fooling facial recognition software.”

A hat and some infrared LEDs

Sat, April 7th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Using infrared LEDs mounted in a hat, the system is capable of fooling facial recognition software into thinking that someone is someone else. It just…


“A computer interface that can transcribe words that the user verbalizes internally but does not actually speak aloud.”

Silently speak to a computer interface

Fri, April 6th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to MIT News, researchers were able to develop a computer interface that is able to transcribe words mentally verbalised but not openly spoken so…