News Index

“Recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence.”

The Rise of the Machines

Sat, May 25th, 2019 10:13 by capnasty

BBC's Click has this short video looking how far along AI has come, while also raising the issues facial recognition software is having. We look…


“A two-legged robot created by Agility Robotics, designed to get your delivery from a car to your door.”


Fri, May 24th, 2019 10:01 by capnasty

Ford's two-legged folding robot is designed to tackle the delivery portion between a self-driving vehicle and its destination. Autonomous deliveries and self-driving vehicles may be…


“For the first time in the history of life, we can affect the future of our evolution.”

Third genetically modified baby due in China

Thu, May 23rd, 2019 11:11 by capnasty

With the news that a third genetically modified child is on its way in China, CNBC's panel during Healthy Returns indicated that as human beings…


“Self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities.”

The United States Postal Service is testing self-driving trucks

Wed, May 22nd, 2019 10:51 by capnasty

Reuters reports that the USPS is testing self-driving trucks between Phoniex and Dallas to see if this upcoming technology will decrease delivery times and costs.…


“A driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road.”

Driverless trucks a thing in Sweden

Fri, May 17th, 2019 10:00 by capnasty

According to Reuters, driverless trucks are now doing deliveries on Sweden's public roads, a world's first. Freight operators are under pressure to reduce delivery times,…


“Ultra modern tiny house on wheels.”

Living in a really tiny home

Wed, May 15th, 2019 10:00 by capnasty

The Living Big in a Tiny House channel showcases this modern tiny house on wheels that's both functional and practical. And if you're wonderingw hat…


“The company is losing billions, has essentially no underlying value, and its business could be hammered overnight.”

What will kill Uber

Tue, May 14th, 2019 07:00 by capnasty

On Jacobin, Doug Henwood calls Uber a scam. A fascinating look into a company that clogs cities yet can't die fast enough. “The thing that’s…


“A 'Tesla Effect' is starting to be felt in the oil markets.”

The oil industry may decline like coal has

Mon, May 13th, 2019 12:51 by capnasty

Comparing the sudden decline in coal Teslarati believes that big oil will soon feel the same pinch as more and more car manufacturers respond to…


“They are racing to automate their own work forces [...] with little regard for the impact on workers.”

40 percent of jobs to be eliminated by AI within 15 years

Sat, May 11th, 2019 09:46 by capnasty

According to Kevin Roose of the New York Times, CEOs are rushing to replace their human workers with AI due to the obvious advantages. Already…


“Why did we make technology that will live for 18 months, die, and never rot?”

AirPods are evil

Fri, May 10th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

According to Vice, Apple's AirPods are tragedy. They note their cost, the ridiculous low wages paid to the people who help make them, to the…


Russian Slap Championship

What you come up with when you are drunk with nothing to do in ice cold Siberia

Thu, May 9th, 2019 07:21 by Le Brunette Smurfette

Here are the highlight of the 2019 Russian Slap Competition. More info


“Smartphones may actually change children’s brains.”

Smartphones cause negative long-term effects on children's brains

Wed, May 8th, 2019 08:00 by capnasty

MarketWatch quotes Madonna's concerns about children owning a smartphone and quotes the reports of studies that indicate the negative effects they have on a child's…


"There is nowhere on Earth that remains free from the traces of human activity."

The Synthetic age

Tue, May 7th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

Aeon argues that rather than entering the Anthropocene era, humans ability to redesign evolution, resurrecting species, and reengineering our world has turned this into the…


“A deep fake sex video emerges in a Google search of your name.”

The Disinformation Age

Sun, May 5th, 2019 07:51 by capnasty

This video by NOVA PBS shows how well deep-fakes can be created with readily available technology. Artificially intelligent face swap videos, known as deepfakes, are…


“Some of the things that I have to tell you might induce some feelings of anxiety.”

How to Enjoy the End of the World

Sat, May 4th, 2019 08:20 by capnasty

Dr. Smith, an assistant professor of mathematics at Hampton City College explains how civilisation will end and what to expect after it. Talk given at…


“How these systems are being fused together to design new regimes of totalitarian surveillance and control.”

Technology and social control

Fri, May 3rd, 2019 08:35 by capnasty

The Wrong Kind of Green blog looks at how the effects of the fourth industrial revolution will husher in an era of high-tech surveillance. It…


“A new residential building under construction will feature a flying car skyport on the roof.”

The Paramount Miami World Center

Thu, May 2nd, 2019 11:29 by capnasty

According to Motor Authority, a 60-story apartment building currently planned for Miami, will sport a flying car skyport on the roof. The 60-story apartment building…


“The digital is not so much the problem – it’s what the digital pushes out.”

Technology cutting children from adults and this is a problem for their development and well being

Wed, May 1st, 2019 10:01 by capnasty

Since it's now clear that technology companies don't want us off their products, Peter Fonagy, professor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science at UCL, warns…


How to Fly the B-25

If you ever travel back in time

Tue, April 30th, 2019 08:23 by capnasty

Fascinating vintage World War II era training video explaining how to operate and fly the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber. This is the film used to…


“A new camera that looks ahead, so you can keep looking down.”


Mon, April 29th, 2019 11:05 by capnasty

Lookout is a tilting phone camera that gives you a constant HUD so you can see where you are going and keep on looking at…