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Spies Tracking Our Phones? Don't Be So Shocked

The discovery of "stingray" devices in Washington is a reminder of how much data we're giving away.<p>The press has been in a lather of late over reports that the Department of Homeland Security had discovered evidence that cellphone tracking tools were being used by “unauthorized” parties in and …

A Millionaire Mindset Never Made Anyone Rich

The notion that just thinking something can make it happen is a joke. Too bad some people fall for it.<p>The past three decades of minimal real wage growth have led some people to wonder why they haven't gotten ahead. And in much the same way that nature abhors a vacuum, con artists hate missing an …

Inside North Korea’s Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul’s Gangnam …

How a 22-Year-Old Discovered the Worst Chip Flaws in History

In 2013, a teenager named Jann Horn attended a reception in Berlin hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel. He and 64 other young Germans had done well in …

Earth’s Relentless Warming Sets a Brutal New Record in 2017

By Tom RandallTom Randall and Blacki MigliozziBlacki Migliozzi<p>The burn continues. What follows are 138 years of scientific records tracing the human …

The Pessimist’s Guide to 2018

Methodology<p>This report was compiled from interviews, data and research.<p>Nightberg, a global macro consultancy based in New York, evaluated the …

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Researchers Combat Gender and Racial Bias in Artificial Intelligence

When Timnit Gebru was a student at Stanford University’s prestigious Artificial Intelligence Lab, she ran a project that used Google Street View …

Japan Wants Immigrants. The Feeling Isn't Mutual.

Skilled workers rank Japan as the last place in Asia where they'd want to live and work.<p>Even as the Donald Trump administration tries to think up ways to keep talented foreigners out of the U.S., Japan is trying to lure them in. But it’s having trouble getting them to come.<p>A lot of people think of …

New York Creates Guidelines to Help Coding Schools Go Legit

New York City is trying to bring some legitimacy to coding schools after the industry was shaken by several unexpected closures and students were …

These Doomsday Preppers Are Starting to Switch From Gold to Bitcoin

Wendy McElroy is ready for most doomsday scenarios: a one-year supply of nonperishable food is stacked in a cellar at her farm in rural Ontario. Her …

This Company’s Robots Are Making Everything—and Reshaping the World

The headquarters of Fanuc sit in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, on a sprawling, secluded campus of 22 windowless factories and dozens of office buildings. …

Asia Takes Robotic Body Parts and Smart Hospitals Further

Despite being home to more than half the world’s population and some of its most dynamic economies, Asia hasn’t traditionally been at the forefront …

Add This to Your List of Job Demands: Paid Vacation for Extreme Weather

Even the workplace has to adapt to the warming world. As climate change creates more intense storms, companies have started preparing for work …

Tokyo Pushes Back on ‘Bizarre' Death Tax That Deters Expats

Considering a work stint in Japan? You’d better make it short, and you’d better stay alive.<p>That’s because the government subjects long-term foreign …

First Things to Do With a New Windows 10 Laptop | Kill Bloatware, Lock it Down, Make it Epic

40% of PUBG's 18 Million Players Are On First-Person Servers

"Our really rapid growth has become sort of an issue for us."<p>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has now sold over 18 million copies, according to C.H. …

Here Are All The Video Games Coming Out In November 2017

Tonight, children and many adults will hit the streets to beg candy while cosplaying their favorite monster, Disney princess or superhero.<p>When midnight lands, not only will carriages everywhere turn into pumpkins, the new month will begin. November is almost upon us, dear readers, and with it the …

Everything we know about Sucker Punch’s ‘Ghost of Tsushima’

Sony led its Paris Games Week 2017 press conference with a heavy-hitter. Sucker Punch, the internal Sony’s team behind the Infamous series, revealed …

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Steam blocking adult game developers from sharing uncensored patches

Content warnings may not be enough<p>Makers of certain adults-only games on Steam are now barred from sharing official patches to uncensor their games, according to a post by one studio affected by the change. Despite Valve age-gating adult content on Steam, <i>Galaxy Girls</i> developer Dharker Studio wrote …

Sony’s Big Bet on 3D Sensors That Can See the World

One of Sony Corp.’s most promising bets on the future is hiding in plain sight.<p>Inside the electronics maker’s Atsugi Technology Center, a research …

Japan Goes With Another Round of Abenomics

And why not? The economy hasn't been this good since the 1980s.<p>Japan’s long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party has figured out a novel and interesting way to stay in power -- govern pragmatically, focus on the economy and give people what they want.<p>Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his party have been …

Millions of U.S. Expats May Get Tax Relief, Financial Times Says

Millions of U.S. expatriates may pay less tax as Republicans eye the elimination of requirements for citizens abroad to pay taxes both overseas and …

Abe Placed to Lead Japan Through 2021 After Big Election Win

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s gamble on an early election may have just won him a chance to lead Japan through 2021.<p>Abe, 63, saw his ruling coalition …

Google Wants to Train Other Companies to Use Its AI Tools

As Google’s boss, Sundar Pichai has put artificial intelligence at the center of almost everything the internet giant does these days. Now he wants …

Secrets of the Universe: The Sefer Raziel

Did Raziel Write a Book of Angel Secrets to Give to the First Human Being?<p>The <i>Sefer Raziel</i> (which means "Book of Raziel") is a Jewish text that claims …

Welcome to Hostile Takeover High

On a Saturday morning in Manhattan later this month, thousands of nervous eighth graders will parade quietly down Chambers Street near the Hudson …

Office Depot to Buy CompuCom for $1 Billion

Office Depot Inc. investors are skeptical that a technology makeover can help the chain rebound from a punishing retail slump.<p>Shares of the retailer …

Microsoft’s CEO Wants AI to Help, Not Replace, Humans

Advances in artificial intelligence should be used to help humans and machines work together, rather than to create competition between them in …

One Man’s Journey From Welfare to World’s Hottest Video Game

Three years ago, Brendan Greene was on welfare in his hometown of Kildare, Ireland, getting an earful from social workers about how he should stop …

The 'Wife of the Future' Designed for Japan's Lonely Men

She's always there, always listening and always ready to cater to her husband's every whim. The problem is she's trapped in a tube. And she's not …