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Find porn stars who look like people you know using facial recognition

Let the ethics debate roll forth.<p>Porn companies have long been early adopters of new technology; embracing videos, DVDs, internet streaming and live …

3 ways to speed up your computer's startup time

Remember those old tube TVs that took minutes to warm up after you turned on the power? How about dial-up modems that took half a minute to connect to the Internet? In the age of fast-booting TVs and always-connected Internet, you probably don't miss the waiting.<p>However, when it comes to waiting …

Mexicans to burn Donald Trump effigy to celebrate Easter

Around this time of year, Leonardo Linares likes to get hold of a contentious politician or venal public official, stuff him full of explosives and set him alight.<p>This year, the honour will be granted to Donald Trump.<p>Linares, like four generations of his family before him, is an artisan in Mexico …

Donald Trump

For privacy and security, change these Android settings right now | ZDNet

These are the most important privacy settings in Android<p>It only takes a few minutes from the very first time you power on your Android phone to lock …

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How to find out if your cat is right-handed or left-handed

Now, in two easy steps, you can determine if your cat is right- or left-handed, courtesy of Japanese YouTube channel mugumogu and their cats, Maru …

Botnets Plague the Web. This AI Is Out to Stop Them

Israeli researchers say they’re the first to use machine learning to identify where botnets are located.<p>Bot networks still wreak havoc online. Millions of hacks, spam operations and online fraud campaigns perpetrated by botnets in recent years have done serious damage to law-abiding internet users: …

Machine Learning

You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer

Researchers from Michigan State University have published a paper on a new technique for breaking into smartphones by tricking their fingerprint scanners with an image printed with conductive ink.<p>The process makes use of products from AgIC, a company that produces conductive inks and special paper …

How powerful is the human brain compared to a computer?

For as fast and powerful as computers have become, they still pose no match for the human brain. Sure, a computer specifically programmed to perform …

Meet Brain, The AI Engine That Wants To Replace Search

Fifteen miles away from where Larry Page and Sergey Brin worked out of their first office developing the technology that would become Google, a team of eleven engineers no older than 20 are hard at work on developing what they hope will be its replacement.<p>Their adoptive home, for the moment, is the …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Studied How Our Brains Would React to Teleportation

Neuroscientists offer some surprising results about how the brain finds its way around.<p>Teleportation turns out to be an easy thing to simulate, neurologically speaking. The rhythmic brain patterns that appear in real-world spatial navigation reappear as subjects navigate virtualized environments on …

Turn Your Home Into a Feline Paradise With These (Actual) Catwalks

Cats love being up high, whether it's to knock things over more easily or to assert dominance over their human counterparts. Now, owners can indulge …

The Web's Most Notorious Movie Piracy Site Is Back From the Dead

Popcorn Time, the streaming service that lets users watch pirated movies with the click of a button, is back.<p>The service’s anonymous developers …

Popcorn Time

How to encrypt everything on Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android

The FBI’s inability to crack a terrorist’s iPhone 5c shows the strong protection you can get for your private information on a mobile device. That …

Samsung Galaxy users are finally getting the middle finger and upside-down face emoji

Still no diverse skin tones, though<p>Samsung phone owners will get the first new set of emoji since the S5 when the company releases the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge next month. Get ready, taco fans, unicorn lovers, and volleyball players because the release on March 8th will include all the emoji you’ll …

A wireless HDMI cable? Not quite, but pretty darn close (hands-on)

Microsoft's new Wireless Display Adapter can beam your PC, tablet or phone's screen to your TV.<p>For $50, Microsoft's new Wireless Display Adapter promises the simplest way to beam your laptop, tablet or phone's screen to a TV (UK and Australia pricing and availability have not yet been announced). …

Build your own mini wind turbine from printer parts

<b>Here's a fun little DIY project that can bring home the clean, quiet nature of wind energy.</b><p>For all the DIY-ers and parents and teachers who want to …

Teen Who Ran Away to Join ISIS Gives Up After Realizing It's "Really Hard"

If there’s one thing teens love, it’s pouring household products into their orifices to get high. But if there are two things teens love, the second …

Islamic State (ISIS)

These dopamine-inducing headphones will get you high

Casual fans and diehard listeners alike often describe the experience of music consumption as something akin to getting high. Whether it’s rock, pop, …

Headphones

OSSIC X Immersive 3D Headphones Auto Calibrate To Your Anatomy (video)

A very unique pair of immersive 3D headphones have been unveiled by OSSIC in the form of the OSSIC X which its creators say will automatically …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Get High On Music With These Headphones, Literally

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Philips' New Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones Are Surprisingly Cheap

Finding a pair of good quality headphones — that fit on or over your ears comfortably, but that are also wireless, and that also have integrated …

Consumer Tech

Here's the best look yet at the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung will officially unveil the Galaxy S7 on Feb. 21 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But thanks to newly leaked photos, the world will have …

Augmented Reality Helmet Startup Daqri Nabs Former SpaceX, Qualcomm And Virgin Group Execs

The augmented reality space is hot and getting hotter, especially among enterprise companies looking to redesign the experience of the onsite employee of the future.<p>Mike Lynch<p>Patrick Alo<p>Roy Ashok<p>Daqri, an AR smart helmet startup, is growing its leadership board significantly today while it …

Augmented Reality

There's Something Very Ominous Going On Near This Supermassive Black Hole

What’s this, you ask? Oh, it’s nothing. Just a supermassive black hole blasting a giant x-ray beam over a 300,000 light year-wide gulf of …

iPhone lost market share to Android in every major market except one

But stats from Apple's earnings call, and data from independent market researchers, shows another story: One of the reasons iPhone is running out of steam — Cook said sales would decline next quarter— is because Alphabet's Android phone system has been surprisingly resilient as iPhone's franchise …

3D audio headphones come a step closer in 2016

The audio world is currently in the grips of a minor revolution, as a new type of headphones is poised to bring a cutting-edge audio experience to …