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Adobe is using machine learning to make it easier to spot Photoshopped images

New research uses AI to automate traditional digital forensics<p>Experts around the world are getting increasingly worried about new AI tools that make it easier than ever to edit images and videos — especially with social media’s power to share shocking content quickly and without fact-checking. Some …

Machine Learning

How AI and social media can improve customer service and reduce cost

Conversocial CEO Joshua March explained how customer service AI can perform mundane tasks to reduce the human cognitive load and allow employees to …

Machine Learning

Cops Need a Warrant to Collect Your Phone Location Data, Supreme Court Says In Blockbuster Privacy Case

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled in a five-to-four decision that law enforcement generally must obtain a warrant to gather cellphone location data …

Privacy

Wonky AI program is cranking out some extremely odd phone cases

As any of your friends with cracked phone screens will tell you, it’s foolish to not purchase a case for your smartphone. Something that expensive, …

Cops were sent to break up this slip ‘n’ slide party—but here’s what they did instead

A pair of police officers in Asheville, North Carolina embraced the Fourth of July spirit when they were called to break up a homemade slip-and-slide …

North Carolina

Look back at Mac OS X’s history with 5K versions of all the default wallpapers

Mac OS X / macOS has been a fundamental part of Apple’s modern-day renaissance. Throughout the years, the company has graced each version of its computer operating system with default desktop wallpaper that has ranged from instantly iconic to, well, some really nice pictures of mountains.<p>But most …

An Italian bank’s server was hijacked to mine bitcoin

Ah, those were the days, when you could steal a bit of a company’s server power and mine some valuable bitcoin all for yourself.<p>During a presentation at a conference last week, British cybersecurity experts had some tales to tell of surreptitious and sometimes illegal bitcoin mining in the time …

Bitcoin

Intelligent machines are asked to explain how their minds work | Financial Times

Researchers at Parc, a laboratory with links to some of Silicon Valley’s biggest breakthroughs, have just taken on a particularly thorny challenge: …

Artificial Intelligence

Vatican outlaws use of gluten free bread for Holy Communion

The Roman Catholic Church has outlawed the use of gluten-free bread for Holy Communion.<p>However the Vatican has decreed that it can still be made from genetically modified organisms, the BBC reported.<p>The ruling was announced in a letter to bishops by Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the …

Researchers create a 'battery-free' mobile phone

Your future phone may never need to be charged.<p>That's the exciting implication of new research out of the University of Washington, where researchers …

University of Washington

Teacher bans bottle flipping in class, then drops mind-blowing bottle flip video

Back in December, schoolteacher Nathan Marshall banned water bottle flipping—which you may remember as the teen craze that preceded fidget …

Magic

California Traffic Sign Hacked To Warn People Of 'Asian Drivers'

The prank peddled a popular racist myth that driving studies have disproved.<p>Drivers in Napa, California, over the Fourth of July weekend came across a surprising traffic sign warning people of “Asian drivers.”<p>A motorist pulled over to film the illuminated sign, which read “caution asian drivers,” …

A man escaped maximum-security prison in South Carolina thanks to a drone

Amazon isn't the only one experimenting with drone delivery.<p>A man in South Carolina escaped from a maximum-security prison after wire cutters were …

Cirque du Soleil buys Blue Man Group

A Blue Man cameo in Cirque du Soleil coming soon?<p>Cirque du Soleil is buying performance art group Blue Man Productions to diversify its entertainment offerings beyond theatrical circus shows.<p>Financial terms of the deal, announced Friday, weren’t disclosed. Cirque's CEO Daniel Lamarre told USA TODAY …

Cirque du Soleil

7 things I learned about Gmail working at Google

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything and learn in the process! For the next two years, I was lucky enough to train Google employees on Gmail and to pitch Gmail to companies of all …

1 in 4 Google employees in leadership roles are now women

The spotlight on diversity at Silicon Valley companies has grown brighter over the past few years. Google on Thursday released its latest diversity numbers, claiming that they show some progress in its goals while acknowledging the need to still do more.<p>Google's 2017 figures show that 31 percent of …

Pigs Run Loose on Texas Highway After Truck Crash

Google’s new experiment, Triangle, lets you block individual apps from using mobile data

Google recently began testing a new tool for helping people better manage the mobile data used by their smartphones. The new Android app, called Triangle, is currently being tested in the Philippines, and lets you do things like view your data balance, see which apps are accounting for the most …

Facebook’s Aquila drone completed a second flight without breaking anything

Facebook’s Aquila drone completed its second flight this past May during which it flew for an hour and 46 minutes. Facebook detailed the flight in a blog post and explained the modifications it made to the drone after the failure of the initial test. That first go somewhat failed when a 20-foot …

Man Holding Book Killed By Bullet Fired By Pregnant Girlfriend

20 Streaming Services That Aren’t Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime

From art-house movies to British TV to anime and Bollywood, here is a sampling of the expansive world of (legal) online streaming.<p>It's been 10 years since Netflix first opened our eyes to the world of streaming movies and TV shows directly to our computers. A year later, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video …

Police in Dubai have recruited a self-driving robo-car that can ‘scan for undesirables’

The O-R3 comes with a built-in drone to follow targets off-road<p>By the end of the year, Dubai’s police force will have a new recruit patrolling the streets: a self-driving car that acts a mobile surveillance unit. The vehicle is about the size of a child’s toy electric buggy, reports <i>Gulf News</i>, and …

Robotics

Poet in Chief compresses Trump tweets into transcendent limericks

President Donald Trump’s tweets are yet again the inspiration for a brilliant piece of creative software.<p>First there was T3’s Trump and Dump, a bot …

Donald Trump

43 games you can play with Google Home

Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) is great for controlling your smart home and helping out in the kitchen. But smart speakers are just as much for play as they are for work.<p>Whether you're bored with everything on Netflix or you're having guests over, here are 43 games you can play with Google …

Google Home

How one typo helped let Russian hackers in

<b>(CNN) —</b> The email that would help Democrats lose the 2016 presidential election arrived on March 19, 2016, signed -- seemingly harmlessly -- "Best, the Gmail team."<p>The email was sent to John Podesta, the then-chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. But it wasn't a benign message; it …

Security

Stefán Karl Stefánsson, the actor behind Robbie Rotten, has stage 4 cancer

Stefán Karl Stefánsson, the Icelandic actor best known as No. 1 villain Robbie Rotten on the kids’ show <i>LazyTown</i>, is now in the final stages of bile …

Cancer

Living on the gig economy? Rent part-time furniture from Feather

Well, it’s a new world for millennials when it comes to outfitting their apartments. Unlike those of us of a slightly older age who still had our …

'Petya' ransomware attack: what is it and how can it be stopped?

Companies have been crippled by global cyberattack, the second major ransomware crime in two months. We answer the key questions<p>Many organizations in Europe and the US have been crippled by a ransomware attack known as “Petya”. The malicious software has spread through large firms including the …

Cybersecurity

iOS 11 Review: The iPad finally comes of age | Trusted Reviews

<b>iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad review: Maybe not the design change expected, but vital for iPad owners</b><p>iOS 11 is the most important update the iPad has …

WienerDrone drops a hot dog from the sky

Something's been missing from your life. That something is a four-rotor flying gadget in the shape of a hot dog that also delivers a bunned-up wiener into your waiting arms. Oscar Mayer's latest bizarre publicity-stunt-meets-hot-dog-vehicle is the WienerDrone, which it describes as "the first …

Hot Dogs