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I’m a law professor, and I teach my students how to destroy American democracy

In my classes on authoritarian regimes, I used to lecture my students on how modern authoritarians have abandoned the openly repressive tactics of their predecessors. Today’s authoritarians frequently come to power by democratic elections and then erode democracy through seemingly legitimate means. …

Political Science

Your smart TV is watching you watching TV, Consumer Reports finds

Testing found the televisions were also constantly tracking what their owners were watching and relaying it back to the TV maker and/or its business partners, using a technology called ACR, or "automated content recognition."<p>ACR helps the TV recommend other shows you might enjoy watching, but can …

Smart TV

Top Cloud Security Misconceptions Plaguing Enterprises

Contrary to popular opinion, there is no one single cloud. There are a wealth of cloud-based providers that own dedicated server space across the …

GDPR

Apple Watch can detect early signs of diabetes with 85% accuracy, study finds

Amid rumors that Apple is working on a non-invasive glucose monitoring system for Apple Watch, researchers are using cutting edge software science to …

Machine Learning

2018 Tesla Model 3 Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2018 Tesla Model 3 is the car that’s meant to take the Silicon Valley electric-car maker to the next level of mass production. Its long and bumpy …

Tesla Model 3

Automation's Evolution and Promising Future

In its simplest form, automation includes any improvement to a process that reduces human labor while resulting in an outcome that’s the same or …

Artificial Intelligence

Human Cloning: Nature or Nurture?

In January, Chinese scientists announced their successful cloning of two macaque monkeys using an advanced technique for the first time in primates – …

Genetics

Reddit bans the 'deepfake' AI porn it helped spawn

That didn't take long. Hot on the heels of Twitter, Reddit has updated its rules to expressly ban AI-generated "deepfake" porn. Where it previously had a single rule forbidding porn and suggestive material involving minors, it now has two -- and it's clear that you're not allowed to post …

Internet

11 Things People With Anxiety Often Do

1. We see danger in every situation.<p>No matter what we are doing, we fear the worst in every activity. We definitely see the glass half empty and in …

Self-help

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Forget short-term trading. These three dividend payers are built for the long haul.<p>Buying and holding great dividend stocks is the best way to …

Investing

Gisele Bundchen's actions after Tom Brady lost the Super Bowl hold an important lesson about how to treat your partner

Your spouse's attitude toward your job can often make or break your career — and it looks as if Tom Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots, has nothing to worry about.<p>His wife, the supermodel Gisele Bundchen, stayed positive after the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in …

NFL

This $40 Device Adds Gigabit Ethernet to Your House Without Having to Install Anything

Even if you have fastest Wi-Fi, wired internet connections yield much faster streaming speeds, and allow you to watch your programs without …

Big data gives boost to China's tourism

Big data plays a growing role in China's tourism. Xu Lin reports.<p>The tips independent travelers regularly share online are providing the tourism …

25 top-paying jobs you can do part-time — or from home

Paychecks don’t go nearly as far as they used to. Since the early 1970s, U.S. wages have grown a measly 0.2% per year, a recent study found. Prices, …

Employment

New York Power Authority (NYPA) and GE Partner to Create the World’s First Digital Utility

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>At the Minds + Machines Industrial Internet conference GE (GE) today announced a wide-ranging software and …

Renewable Energy

Google's AI has some seriously messed up opinions about homosexuality

Google's code of conduct explicitly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, religion, and a host of other protected categories. …

Machine Learning

Tesla's Solar Roof tiles are out... and OMG

We've been anticipating the release of Tesla's Solar Roof tiles, and the four sleek styles do not disappoint. Elon Musk shared pictures of the …

Tesla

Study: U.S. "Losing Ground" To Russia And China On Nuclear Power

The U.S. is losing global influence to Russia and China by allowing its nuclear power industry to stagnate, according to a new study by the Global …

Energy

Op-Ed: Can any South African Nuclear Energy Procurement ever Succeed?

As most of us know, the recent Cape High Court decision in favour of the applicants, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African …

Energy

'De Klerk' cannot tell us what to do – Dlamini-Zuma

Kaveel Singh, News24<p>Durban – Former African Union chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma took a dig presumably at former president FW De Klerk, saying …

South Africa

In Fight Against U.S. Shale Oil, OPEC Risks Lower for Longer

When Khalid Al-Falih arrived at Davos in late January, the Saudi oil minister was exultant. The output cuts he’d painstakingly arranged with fellow …

Oil

Tesla's Solar Roof Pricing Is Out, And It's Competitive

Tesla is now taking orders for new solar roof tiles, which look like normal roof tiles but have the added benefit of producing electricity.<p>With their …

Raise the roof: Tesla's solar may cost you less

Tesla is now selling its solar roofs. When you calculate years of energy savings, Tesla makes the case how it could be cheaper than a normal roof.

Lab-scale technology recycles wastewater into hydrogen for use in fuel production

“Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a new process developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that recycles …

Think windfarms are ugly? It's not only a matter of perception, but policy too

We will meet renewable energy targets largely with wind. But community attitudes and acceptance rely on a number of factors beyond mere aesthetics<p>A known side-effect of wishing for things is that they tend to come true. Wishing, as most of us do, for the rapid decarbonisation of the machines we use …

Renewable Energy

This Device Cleans Air and Makes Fuel at the Same Time

A new device can remove pollutants from the air and generates hydrogen gas as a useful byproduct.<p>The looming environmental crisis is a double threat. Not only is our planet is warming due to our overuse of fossil fuels, but our water and air is also growing ever more polluted. Cleaning up the Earth …

Energy

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders aren't necessarily the best at speaking, in order to dictate, …