News Index

“A low social rating could prevent her from working or traveling abroad.”

How big tech is becoming big brother

#Technology
Thu, January 24th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

On Wired, David Samuels opines that George Orwell's 1984 is being rewritten by Amazon, Google, and Facebook as they work with the national security state…

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“There’s now a very large dataset of carefully curated photos of people from roughly 10 years ago and now.”

Facebook's Ten Year Challenge a Method to Train Facial Recognition Software

#Privacy
Wed, January 23rd, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

On Wired, Kate O'Neill argues that Facebook's 10 year challenge is actually a method for the social media giant to train facial recognition software on…

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“[T]here has never been this kind of financial incentive to make shorter songs.”

Songs are getting shorter

#Music
Tue, January 22nd, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

According to Quartz, popular songs are decreasing in length since streaming services will pay the same price regardless of how long a song is. Payments…

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Folding Laundry Without Arms or Legs

How DOES she do it?

#Video
Mon, January 21st, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

The next time you feel that your life is hard, take a look at Amy Brooks. Despite being born with tetra-amelia syndrome, an illness that…

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“A short cut through spacetime allowing for travel over cosmic scale distances in a short period.”

Rotating black holes as portals for hyperspace travel

#Space
Thu, January 17th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

Gaurav Khanna, a Professor of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, argues that rotating black holes could potentially be used as portals for hyperspace…

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Time Lapse of Planet Earth as Seen from the Space Station

The World Below

#Space
Wed, January 16th, 2019 15:00 by capnasty

On Vimeo, Bruce W. Berry Jr has posted a timelapse of planet Earth from footage made on board the International Space Station (ISS) that is…

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“If you fell asleep in 1945 and woke up in 2018 you would not recognize the world around you.”

A brief history of the U.S. economy after World War II

#History
Tue, January 15th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

On Collaborative Fund, Morgan Housel explains how this all happened: from the moment World War II ended to the world we live in today, one…

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Read Advice People Wish They Had at Your Age

Hey From The Future

#Life
Mon, January 14th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

Hey From the Future allows you to read advice people wish they had at your age. Feel free to post your own. Ever wanted to…

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Walking Car Concept

The Hyundai Cradle

#Driving
Sun, January 13th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

Hyundai has announced their Elevate concept vehicle, an emergency walking car that is capable of driving normally but equipped with movable legs to traverse any…

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Watch the Titanic Sink

In real time

#Video
Sat, January 12th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

The creators of a video game set during the sinking of the Titanic have released this two hours forty-one minute long video showing the sinking…

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The Racist, Sexist Tendencies of AI

How artificial intelligence becomes biased

#Technology
Fri, January 11th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

Despite the best intentions behind it, AI has shown to have biases. This video by Tomorrow Today Videos explored what went wrong and what can…

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“How Facebook Gave my Data Away Without Me Knowing.”

Why "Terms and Conditions" are too hard to understand

#Privacy
Thu, January 10th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

The terms and conditions found on pretty much anything today are so complex to understand because they are purposely designed to skew the balance of…

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Timelapse of a Tesla Model 3 Being Made

How Model 3 gets made

#Video
Wed, January 9th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

Seen from the perspective of the car, this video by Tesla shows how a Model 3 is put together.

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“Reliably bottling up miniature stars, inside complex machines on Earth, demands otherworldly amounts of patience.”

Fusion power is viable

#Future
Tue, January 8th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty

On Medium Science, Brian Bergstein looks at the development of the fusion reactor, initially something out of science fiction and now nothing more than a…

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“Huge privacy violations have become commonplace.”

An argument on privacy violation being real harm

#Privacy
Mon, January 7th, 2019 09:00 by capnasty

In The New York Times, lawyer Neema Singh Guliani argues that one should not have to prove how a privacy violation has caused harm because…

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“This is a major stepping stone for NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office and planet Earth.”

NASA wants to test its planetary defence spacecraft

#Space
Sun, January 6th, 2019 08:00 by capnasty

In order to avoid the faith suffered by dinosaurs, NASA has announced the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission by testing its planetary defense spacecraft…

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“It is now 27 years since MS-DOS 5.0 was released.”

You know you are old when

#Video
Sat, January 5th, 2019 00:07 by capnasty

Ben Cartwright-Cox takes us on a trip down memory lane explaining how viruses worked back in the MS-DOS era. It is now 27 years since…

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"No VR glasses required."

The Looking Glass

#Products
Fri, January 4th, 2019 06:00 by capnasty

Saying no to a dystopian future (complete with a crossed out photo of Zuckerberg and his VR headset), the Looking Glass Factory wants to brings…

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“One of nearly two dozen attacks on driverless vehicles over the past two years.”

Humans attacking self-driving cars

#Driving
Thu, January 3rd, 2019 14:15 by capnasty

According to The New York Times, Google's self-driving cars are on the receiving end of a significant amount of abuse: slashed tires, thrown rocks, even…

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Robotic Waiters Controlled by Paralysed People

Virtual independence

#Robots
Wed, January 2nd, 2019 14:18 by capnasty

According to SoraNews24, for a brief period of time a small coffee shop opened in Tokyo where robotic waiters were controlled by paralyzed people. While…

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