Arvid Olson

159 Added | 6 Magazines | 95 Likes | 5 Following | 8 Followers | @Arvidex | Music composer, maker, producer and nerd. Attends Hvitfeldtska highschool Gothenburg Sweden. Plays keys in the band FluviusBand. Apple Developer.

The Powerpuff Girls Are Back—and Just as Feminist as Ever

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime—and the forces of the patriarchy. Now they’re back to guide a new …

The Internet turned Tay, Microsoft's fun millennial AI bot, into a genocidal maniac

It took mere hours for the Internet to transform Tay, the teenage A.I. bot who wants to chat with and learn from millennials, into Tay, the racist and genocidal A.I. bot who liked to reference Hitler. And now Tay is taking a break.<p>"c u soon humans need sleep now so many conversations today thx," …

Chomsky, Snowden, Greenwald on Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

What is privacy and what is an individual's right to it?<p>That is the question that renowned linguist and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, National Security …

Surveillance

Google upgrades warnings to alert users to when Big Brother is watching

Google will display a full-page warning if state-backed attackers attempt to access a user’s Gmail account or computer, the company announced. The …

Transgender restroom use: America's next battle for equality and recognition

The myth that allowing trans people to use restrooms matching their gender identity poses a risk has been debunked – and yet it’s still used to oppose equality<p>South Dakota is one signature away from becoming the first US state to restrict transgender students’ bathroom access. But it’s just one …

LGBTQI

Your answers: Is the latest analogue synth revival a backwards step in technological advancement?

<b>There is no doubt that analogue synths are great, be they past or present. The current analogue revival boom has seen a fair few manufacturers going</b> …

Apple vs. FBI — Google Joins Tim Cook in Encryption Backdoor Battle

In the escalating battle between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Apple over iPhone encryption, former National Security Agency (NSA) …

Youngster Are Abandoning Facebook or Twitter for Good Reasons

The new generation who made the Social media giants; Facebook and Twitter popular are starting to quit using them. Now, when they are checking up the …

The "Game Of Thrones" Season 6 Teaser Is Here And It Looks Like Everyone Is Gonna Die

Season 6 is coming, and the dead come with it.

Microsoft's new Lumia 650 brings Windows 10 to business suit pockets for $199

Microsoft may have written off most of its Nokia deal for $7.6 billion last year, but the company is now working on a "more effective phone portfolio." While we've only seen the Lumia 950 / Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 550, Microsoft is unveiling a new Windows 10-powered handset today: the Lumia …

Mobile Technology

Samsung could be looking to make the iPhone's 'Live Photos' feature for its own phones

Live Photos, which launched with the iPhone 6s, uses images taken before and after the shutter button is pressed to create a short, GIF-like image. Apple touted the advantages when photographing children as a potential use case for Live Photos.<p>The Samsung version, which has not been confirmed by …

Mobile

X-ray breakthrough 'opens door' to controlled nuclear fusion

A new technique to monitor a process called 'fast ignition' has been developed, in what could be a critical step towards a viable method of creating …

Physics

Nintendo World getting its first makeover in a decade

One of many big changes for Nintendo this year<p>New York's Nintendo World Store — the only one of its kind in the country — is getting a major renovation, Nintendo announced today.<p>In anticipation of the store's new look, which will include a 15-foot "gaming screen" and additional Wii U and Nintendo …

How surgical masks became a fashion statement

For many in the West, the sight of Asian people wearing surgical masks will bring back surreal memories of the (actually quite worrying) SARS outbreak in Hong Kong in 2002. Within weeks, SARS had spread from Hong Kong to infect individuals in 37 countries – causing 774 deaths worldwide. The …

Super Mario Galaxy Comes to Wii U Tomorrow, Nintendo Website Says

One of the Nintendo Wii's best games ever, Super Mario Galaxy, will launch for Wii U tomorrow, December 24. That's according the game's product page on Nintendo.com (via Polygon), which says it'll cost $20 when it launches as an early Christmas present tomorrow through the Virtual Console …

Two more companies have entered the virtual reality race

Asus' plans were announced back in November, when the brand mentioned that it was exploring the possibility of building an augmented reality headset intended for use the Republic of Gamers line of gaming laptops. Obviously, running a VR/AR solution off a laptop requires some serious graphical …

Virtual Reality

The Guide to Streaming the Beatles Now That Their Songs Are Online

After years of holding out, the Beatles have finally joined music streaming services. Here’s out to approach listening to the Fab Four online.<p>Merry …

George Harrison

NSA knew about Juniper backdoors and kept quiet about them

Last week, network hardware manufacturer Juniper revealed that it had found unauthorized code in its system firmware that made it possible for hackers to gain administrative access to its devices. It’s possible that the firmware has been vulnerable for years.<p>The Intercept has released a top secret …

These are the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science

That's partly why the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tracks new college degrees in 40 of the world's most advanced countries.<p>Now the group has released its 2015 Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard report, which includes data up to 2012.<p>The ranking is based on …

Demographics

NASA Release Amazing Photos Of Mountains And Craters On Pluto's Surface

NASA has released amazing new close-up photos of the dwarf planet taken by the New Horizons spacecraft during a historic flyby in July.<p>The photos are the sharpest views of Pluto and the best images of the dwarf planet humans have seen, NASA said in a statement.<p>“These close-up images, showing the …

‘Star Wars’ and the Fear of a Black Planet

Some fans have voiced their displeasure at the diversity of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it serves as a cultural corrective to the …

Why Bill Gates' new, ambitious plan to stop climate change just might work.

Bill Gates is behind a brand new, game-changing effort taking aim at carbon emissions.<p>And it's a big move, even by Bill Gates' standards.<p>The …

Bill Gates

Kazakhstan makes it mandatory for citizens to install internet backdoors

In an effort to introduce mass surveillance across its Web traffic, the government of Kazakhstan will introduce a measure next year to snoop on citizens’ online activity.<p>A notice from the nation’s largest phone and broadband provider Kazakhtelecom states that users in the country will have to …

Ringo Starr's Beatles' drum kit sells for $2.2m at auction

A drum kit that Ringo Starr used to record some of the Beatles’ early hits has sold for $2.2m at an auction to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay<p>A drum kit that Ringo Starr used to record some of the Beatles’ early hits has sold for $2.2m at an auction to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.<p>Julien’s …

Drums

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Teases Nintendo NX System

The Nintendo Wii U hasn't exactly been a smash hit for the Japanese game company, but Mario fans can rest easy: The next system is coming.<p>Nintendo's new president and CEO, Tatsumi Kimishima, gave a few intriguing details about the "NX," the company's next game console, in an interview with Time …

U.S. government reveals breadth of requests for Internet records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has used a secretive authority to compel Internet and telecommunications firms to hand over customer data including an individual’s complete web browsing history and records of all online purchases, a court filing released Monday shows.<p>A …

Surveillance