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China is obsessed with stopping jaywalkers — and is now spraying them with water

China is so desperate to stop jaywalkers it's turned to spraying them with water.<p>In Daye, in the central Hubei province, one pedestrian crossing has had a number of bright yellow bollards installed that spray wayward pedestrians' feet with water mist.<p>The pilot system works by using a laser sensor …

World Health Organization

Falsified BBC report on nuclear war goes viral | Watch News Videos Online

April 19 2018 6:32pm<p>02:20<p>There is a new warning about fake news. The BBC has been forced to deny any connection to a fake newscast — that looks …

Fake News

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval of Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy

WASHINGTON — A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy medication made with an ingredient found in marijuana. If the agency follows the recommendation, as is expected, the drug would be the first cannabis-derived prescription medicine …

Cannabis

Report: DHS Accidentally Releases ‘Remote Mind Control’ Records

In response to a journalist’s standard FOIA request for records on Antifa and white supremacist groups, the Washington State Fusion Center reportedly …

Antifa

Fortnite earns $25M during first month on iOS, could hit $500M this year with Android launch

Fortnite continues to be a monster success since its launch on iOS last month. After earlier record-breaking numbers, Sensor Tower now reports that the app crossed $25 million in revenue during its first month of availability, and could hit $500 million for the year…<p>Throughout the first month, …

Google Play

Police probe links between “spy in the bag” case and poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal

Police are probing links ­between “spy in the bag” victim Gareth Williams and the poisoning of father and daughter Sergei and Yulia Skripal.<p>Williams, …

Russia

Chinese authorities nab fugitive in a crowd of 50k thanks to facial recognition AI

A Chinese fugitive was arrested after an AI-powered facial recognition system alerted authorities to his presence in a crowd of 60,000 people attending a pop concert. Welcome to the age of robot snitches.<p>Wanted for “economic crimes,” the 31 year-old man was reportedly surprised when police …

Personal Data

From crack cocaine to Mar-a-Lago: The unusual journey of the MyPillow man

The pillow salesman had so much crack cocaine pounding through his bloodstream he hadn’t slept for two weeks, he would later say. Even the drug dealers were counseling Mike Lindell to slow down.<p>It was March 2008, and the Minneapolis-area entrepreneur’s life was in free fall. Marriage broken. House …

Salvation Army

Chinese facial recognition company becomes world's most valuable AI start-up

The Chinese government's plans for mass surveillance using facial recognition have received a boost from one of the country's tech powerhouses, after Alibaba led a $600m investment in SenseTime, which develops technology for tracking individuals.<p>The company is working on facial and object …

Startups

PUBG Xbox One Gets Desert Map Miramar In May

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One has garnered a large playerbase since its release, but content-wise it still only features one map. Developer PUBG Corp. announced today at PAX East that this will change in May, when the studio adds Miramar, the desert map that has already been available …

Gaming Industry

MIT is making a device that can 'hear' the words you say silently

It's like having Siri listen to your internal commands.<p>Students from MIT have created a prototype device, dubbed AlterEgo, that can recognize the words you mouth when silently talking to yourself—and then take action based on what it thinks you’re saying.<p>Arnav Kapur, a master’s student at the MIT …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Hunting Down & Cracking WEP Networks

While the security behind WEP networks was broken in 2005, modern tools have made cracking them incredibly simple. In densely populated areas, WEP …

Information Security

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

Crafting

This Free Ad Blocker for Samsung Phones Also Kills Bloatware and Manages App Permissions

There are plenty of great ad blockers to choose from, but most just delete the ads or replace them with something less offensive. If you’re looking …

Ad Blocking

The Cuban Gangster Who Mysteriously Refused to Die

In the ’80s, the Cuban mob called the Corporation did a thriving business in the Northeast and Miami, when, that is, they weren’t busy settling …

The one word my daughter whispered to me that caught me by surprise

When my youngest daughter was three, she was a handful and was known to do things like compulsively lie; randomly go up to her sister and punch her in the face; and rip up books, toys and other valuables just for fun. It required us to do a lot of correcting.<p>I used to worry that she would think …

Faith

PUBG on your phone is better than you'd expect

I’ve been playing <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> for nearly a year, and I’m still bad at it. That’s okay — it’s the taking part that counts, and the genius of <i>PUBG</i> is that you can have a fun, tense experience no matter your skill level.<p>I was still happy to get my first solo chicken dinner recently, …

Gaming Industry

She found a dating app on her boyfriend’s phone. Then she bought a samurai sword.

With her boyfriend finally asleep, Emily Javier reached for the samurai sword she had secretly taped earlier to the side of the bed.<p>According to an affidavit filed by police, the room was dark, and she sparked her phone to see better. To aim better.<p>Below snoozed Alex Lovell. He played too many …

Crime

Billionaire signs up to be killed, have brain digitally preserved

A Silicon Valley billionaire is paying the ultimate price for immortality: death.<p>Well, that, and a spare 10 grand.<p>Entrepreneur Sam Altman is one of …

Stephen Hawking's final comments on Reddit will make you stop what you're doing

People all over the world are mourning the death of legendary physicist Stephen Hawking, who passed away at his home in Cambridge on Wednesday, March …

Singularity

Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile (update)

Hitting iOS first, then Android<p>Epic Games announced that it is developing a mobile version of <i>Fortnite</i> <i>Battle Royale</i>, the incredibly popular free-to-play mode for the multiplayer game. Users on iOS will soon be able to sign up to receive invites into an early version of the game, with Android support …

Fortnite Battle Royale

Successful people like Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg wear the same thing every day — and it's not a coincidence

Everyone wants to be more productive— especially entrepreneurs. One way to increase productivity? Simplify your decision-making processes by building habits.<p>In studying the effects of extraneous variables on the outcome of legal cases, researchers segmented judicial deliberations into three …

Barack Obama

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 launch video leaks out

We already knew the vast majority of novelties and innovations set to debut at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event tomorrow. The only thing we were missing was a well-produced video running us through the new Galaxy S9’s features, and Samsung has kindly obliged — courtesy of its launch video, …

Electronics Industry

Moment robodog fights off human owner to escape laboratory

This is the moment a robotic dog used brute strength to overcome a human's attempts to stop him escaping from a laboratory room.<p>The bizarre - and slightly terrifying - clip features robotics company Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot, which has four legs, a long trunk and a peculiar extendable claw …

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Worth $300k Can Be Yours at a Discount - The Drive

Custom Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Worth $300k Can Be Yours at a Discount<p>A heavily modified 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 170 EXT worth more than …

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, but don't let yourself be fooled by its …

Florida sheriff has ‘game-changer’ plan to arm teachers and end gun-free school zones

A Florida sheriff has devised a plan to arm teachers and end gun-free school zones – and he wants the program implemented nationwide.<p>“There has to be a line-of-defense. It’s not something we want to do — it’s something we have to do,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told “Fox and Friends” on …

How insurgents across the Middle East turned drones into deadly weapons

The swarm of drones hummed through the Syrian darkness, sweeping over small villages and rolling hills as they made their way towards the Mediterranean coast.<p>Each had a wingspan of less than eight feet, with propellers made of wood and a fragile frame held together with masking tape. Rows of small …

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone’s camera you never knew until now

It’s hard to believe but many people, including myself, hardly use a smartphone to make phone calls anymore. By the way, in case you still do and …

Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski: The Chilliest Killer in Criminal History

Born 1935 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Richard Leonard Kuklinski was an American contract killer and serial killer who was convicted of murdering 200 …