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Elon Musk: I'm about to announce a 'Neuralink' product that connects your brain to computers

Elon Musk smoked pot and drank whiskey on the Joe Rogan podcast and said he's going to soon announce a new "Neuralink" product that can make anyone …

Singularity

Dallas officer to be charged with manslaughter after shooting a neighbor

DALLAS — A Dallas police officer who shot and killed her neighbor and later explained she had mistaken his apartment for her own will be charged with …

Law Enforcement

Scientists Create Filter That Allows Large Particles Through, But Not Small Ones

Imagine if this was stretched over a toilet<p>Imagine, in place of a screen door, a thin membrane that would keep mosquitoes out--but would allow human …

Nanotech

Adobe to Launch Photoshop for iPad in Strategy Shift

Adobe Systems Inc., the maker of popular digital design programs for creatives, is planning to launch the full version of its Photoshop app for Apple …

A woman said a Texas state trooper sexually assaulted her. Her lawyer apologized after seeing body cam video

A woman who said a Texas state trooper sexually assaulted her could face charges herself, after body cam video released by Texas Department of Public Safety shows no evidence of officer misconduct.<p>Sherita Dixon-Cole accused DPS trooper Daniel Hubbard of “forcefully groping” her in a sexual assault …

Crime

Genetic experts have a message for anyone thinking of taking 23andMe's new breast cancer test

The FDA on Tuesday gave the OK for 23andMe to provide a breast cancer risk report without a prescription.<p>That makes 23andme the first direct-to-consumer genetics test allowed to provide some information about your genetic risk for cancer, specifically around three mutations to the BRCA1 and BRCA2. …

Masters of our DNA: designer bodies are not science fiction

by Jolene Creighton February 12, 2018 Health & Medicine 18760<p>Imagine a world where we can <i>design</i> the bodies we want. In this reality we can also …

Chocolate is on track to go extinct in 40 years

Beyond the glittery glass-and-sandstone walls of the University of California's new biosciences building, rows of tiny green cacao seedlings in refrigerated greenhouses await judgment day.<p>Under the watchful eye of Myeong-Je Cho, the director of plant genomics at an institute that's working with …

Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10

Farewell, PuTTY<p>Microsoft has been steadily making Windows 10 a lot more developer friendly, adding the bash command line, alongside Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora Linux distributions. The software giant is now adding a native OpenSSH client to Windows 10. It’s available immediately as a beta option …

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I. and Will Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December, becoming the first senior White House official to cut a cooperation deal in the special counsel’s …

Obama Administration

We fact-checked FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s net neutrality ‘facts’—and they’re almost all bulls**t

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on a proposal that could, if the critics are to be believed, change the internet …

Ajit Pai's Shell Game

<b>I’ve got bad news</b> for everyone who is working overtime to protest Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai’s campaign to eliminate net …

North Korea's missile test was a slap in the face to the US and a threat against Trump

North Korea's missile test on Tuesday sent two big messages: The entire US, including the White House, is in range, and North Korea is not interested in talking peace with the US.<p>The missile flew higher and longer than the country's previous tests and demonstrated a range that experts say …

PUBG is heading to mobile

Get that chicken dinner to go<p>A mobile version of <i>Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds</i> is in development, Tencent announced this week. The mega-publisher is working with developer Bluehole to port the Windows PC hit to smartphones for Chinese audiences.<p>Tencent promises a similar <i>PUBG</i> experience on mobile as …

Bungie Cancels Today's Destiny 2 Curse Of Osiris Stream To Address Recent Controversy Instead

The third of Bungie's three Destiny 2 livestreams dedicated to Curse of Osiris has been canceled. In lieu of its planned stream on Wednesday, the developer will instead release a blog post that shares some "higher priority information," which seems to be in response to the recent uproar over the …

The Nintendo Switch Has All Five Games You Need To Play This Week

Every week, it feels like there are more games for more platforms than ever, except not so much this week. This week, there’s pretty much nothing after the rush to get games on shelves before Black Friday. But there are a ton of ports coming to the Nintendo Switch this week, so, for this week’s …

Nintendo Switch

US Fighter Jets Are Getting the Laser Cannons They've Always Deserved

It’s been just a few months since Lockheed Martin gave the US Army the most powerful laser weapon ever developed, a ground vehicle–mounted system …

Three quarters of Android apps track users with third party tools – study

Yale University’s Privacy Lab using research to call on developers and Google ‘for increased transparency into privacy and security practice’<p>More than three in four Android apps contain at least one third-party “tracker”, according to a new analysis of hundreds of apps.<p>The study by French research …

Bungie Changes Destiny 2 XP System After Players Discover It Was Rigged

Bungie has announced that it’s changing how <i>Destiny 2</i> handles experience points. The move comes in response to players who have been raising questions …

Why Celebrities Are Rallying Behind Cyntoia Brown, a Woman Spending Life in Prison

Cyntoia Brown, who has spent the past 13 years in prison, had no idea that she would suddenly gain the public support of an A-list parade of celebrities on Tuesday.<p>Rihanna. LeBron James. Snoop Dogg. Cara Delevingne. Kim Kardashian West.<p>These were among the major figures to use their colossal social …

Here's How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon may soon be free to block content, slow video-streaming services from rivals, and offer “fast …

High-tech neuroprosthetic ‘Luke’ arm lets amputee touch and feel again

“When I went to grab something, I could feel myself grabbing it. When I thought about moving this or that finger, it would move almost right away,” …

Real Estate

This is the Tesla Semi truck

500 miles of range and more aerodynamic than a supercar<p>The Tesla Semi truck is a hulking and menacing hauler, with the presence of Darth Vader lurking from above when cast in the black hue, or more like an apparition in metallic silver-white. In other words: it’s exactly what we expect to see from …

'Deadpool 2' Teaser: Ryan Reynolds Channels Bob Ross, Teases Cable

Clip also offers first (real) look at Josh Brolin’s Cable in action<p>The first teaser for “Deadpool 2” (OK, it is actually still an untitled flick, but …

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Solar System

The real cost of setting up a smart home

LOS ANGELES — So you’re thinking about setting up a smart home.<p>You’d like to say “Alexa, turn off the lights,” or “Alexa, lock the door,” and have it all happen without you having to get up out of your lounge chair. Great idea, right?<p>No question, but it will cost you.<p>Based on the costs of …

Smart Homes

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

More than 400 millionaires tell Congress: Don’t cut our taxes

By Heather Long<p>Heather Long<p>Economics correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>More than 400 American millionaires and billionaires are sending a letter to Congress this week urging Republican lawmakers not to cut their taxes.<p>The wealthy Americans — including doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and chief executives …

Estate Tax

Google's AI guru predicts humans and machines will merge within 20 years

Public perception of artificial intelligence technology, in 2017, seems to lie somewhere at the intersection of existential fear and cautious optimism. Yet there’s a growing movement of people who believe AI is crucial to the evolution of our species. These people aren’t outsiders or outliers — …

You do not want to break your iPhone X screen without AppleCare

Congratulations to those of you who managed to purchase Apple’s latest designer rectangle, the iPhone X. Hopefully while you were buying your new phone, you either purchased AppleCare, Apple’s extended-warranty service, or a very sturdy case.<p>If you didn’t, you might want to put your phone down …