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Here’s how Richard Scarry books have been updated for more P.C. times

It’s always interesting to see how beloved children’s products change over time, from Barbie’s wider hips to Thomas The Tank Engine’s marketing …

Books

Tinder reportedly altering algorithm so users can forge 'deeper connections'

Tinder could be changing its algorithm very soon. According to CEO Sean Rad, the company wants to help users forge “deeper connections.”<p>Rad says about 80 percent of Tinder users are looking for more than a Netflix and Chill partner, so the company may be looking to get all eHarmony about …

Tinder
Rights & Freedoms

Snapchat refutes claims it is stockpiling users' photos

Ephemeral messaging service Snapchat denies that it is holding onto users' photos and chats for marketing purposes<p>Snapchat has responded to the backlash against its new privacy policy, claiming that snaps and chats sent on the service are just as private as they were before the update.<p>Last week, …

Privacy
San Francisco

Google aims for drone deliveries by 2017

Google has said it expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones in 2017.<p>David Vos, the leader for Google’s Project Wing, said his company was in talks with the Federal Aviation Administration and other stakeholders about setting up an air traffic control system for drones that would …

Drones

Is Sexism All in Your Brain?

A new study says the brains of misogynists are also super-dense in regions that control fear and anger. But there’s a twist.<p>Sexism is deeply …

Ignore the headlines, autonomous cars are still safer than humans

A preliminary study on the safety of self-driving vehicles conducted by The Univeristy of Michigan Transportation Research Institute revealed autonomous cars are responsible for more accidents than their human-driven coutnerparts.<p>But, the numbers <i>might</i> not be telling the whole story.<p>Lost in the …

Researchers believe breakthrough might make batteries drastically cheaper

Against an assumption that has prevailed in scientific communities for over eighty years, researchers at Oregon State University believe that potassium can be used to create a replacement for lithium-ion batteries. Chemist Xiulei Ji says that this possibility hasn’t been revisited since it was …

Clean Energy

The new Apple TV supports 3DTV content on compatible sets

The Apple TV is capable of supporting stereoscopic 3D apps on 3D-capable televisions, according to longtime Apple game developers Pangea Software.<p>So when can we expect the first wave of 3D Apple TV games? The answer to that question is “right now,” since Pangea has revealed that five of its titles …

Police in London arrest second teenager over TalkTalk cyberattack

LONDON — A second teenager has been arrested during the investigation into alleged data theft from communications company TalkTalk.<p>A 16-year-old boy …

Online Holiday Sales To Hit Record $83 Billion, Mobile To Drive Majority Of Visits For First Time

Some big-name brick-and-mortar retailers have made the decision to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day, but that decision – nor all those Facebook pledges to not shop on the holiday – will make much of an impact on this year’s holiday season sales. It could be that consumers will just be shopping …

eCommerce

Apple’s secrecy is damaging its AI research

Apple’s desire to compete with companies like Facebook and Google in terms of artificial intelligence research is being hurt by… (drum roll) its obsessive secrecy, according to a new report.<p>Noted neural network researcher Yoshua Bengio says that Apple has started attending big conferences such as …

Is 'floga' the answer for nervous fliers?

Flying can be a stressful experience: battling long queues at security, dealing with delays, rushing to reach the boarding gate on time only to be cooped up with no legroom for hours on end, battling nerves every time the plane runs into turbulence.<p>But the latest yoga trend – or gimmick, depending …

Snapchat has new terms, but they're not scary

Snapchat updated its terms of service for its app this week with a number of significant changes, but you probably just clicked ‘accept’ to keep using it, right?<p>The new terms of service have a number of interesting new sections, but one part <i>could</i> be worrisome in the future:<p>You grant Snapchat a …

UK police arrest 16-year-old over Talk Talk telecoms hack

LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in London over a cyberattack on telecoms firm Talk Talk.<p>The Metropolitan Police said Friday that the teenager was held on suspicion of computer misuse. He has been bailed pending further inquiries.<p>A 15-year-old boy arrested earlier this …

Northern Ireland
Surveillance