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The Fourth Industrial Age will be about AI understanding us, not the other way around

While we’re not going to let the bots take over just yet, it’s clear that bots <i>are</i> going to meet our needs, offer proactive advice, and serve us. The truth is, we won’t try to understand technology. Technology will try to understand us.<p>That’s a lofty goal. The digital revolution was about humans …

Artificial Intelligence

This smart wallet has a built-in camera for catching thieves

Wallets already seem anachronistic. They're stuffed with paper currency, analog identification cards, and credit cards that are easily emulated by your phone. But what if your wallet had 512MB of RAM, a built-in camera, and doubled as a Wi-Fi hot spot?<p>Volterman is a new smart wallet project on …

Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain

<b>Implanting a microchip inside the brain</b> to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is …

Doctor Octopus-esque robotic arm attachments will lend you an extra hand or two

A team at Inami Hiyama Laboratory created ‘MetaLimbs,’ robotic arms you can control using sensors and trackers on your legs and feet.

Telegram registers in Russia after ban threat

Telegram's founder Pavel Durov registered the company so it works in Russia's "legal framework," but won't succumb to pressure to hand over user data.<p>After being threatened with a ban, it looks like Telegram is playing ball with Russia's government.<p>Telegram's founder Pavel Durov has agreed to …

Privacy

Pray.com, a community-building app for faith organizations, raises $2M in seed funding

Pray.com, an interfaith mobile app that helps religious leaders keep in touch with their congregants, will grow its team after receiving $2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Science Inc., a startup studio whose portfolio also includes Dollar Shave Club and DogVacay, with participation …

Seed Funding

WannaCry and Petya are just the beginning. It's going to be an 'ugly few years'

Two massive ransomware attacks in as many months have caused chaos and disruption around the world. Hospitals, shops, ATMs, shipping companies, and …

US woman shoots boyfriend in YouTube stunt

<b>A Minnesota woman has been charged over the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, in what authorities say was a social media stunt gone wrong.</b><p>Monalisa Perez, 19, was booked into county jail after shooting at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to his chest, believing it would stop the bullet.<p>The couple's …

Mona Lisa

Hacks Raise Fear Over N.S.A.’s Hold on Cyberweapons

Twice in the past month, National Security Agency cyberweapons stolen from its arsenal have been turned against two very different partners of the United States — Britain and Ukraine.<p>The N.S.A. has kept quiet, not acknowledging its role in developing the weapons. White House officials have …

National Security

Everything you need to know about EternalBlue – the NSA exploit linked to Petya

Tens of thousands of computers have been hit by two major ransomware attacks in recent months — WannaCry, which took down large parts of the NHS, and …

These LED eyelashes are future fashion

They’re called f.lashes and they’re incredible<p>Sometimes you see a product and you’re like “Wow, that’s so futuristic.” Then you remember you’re living in 2017, 20 years after the date that a sentient AI wiped out most of humanity in the original <i>Terminator</i> movie, and you think: “Huh, maybe we’re …

Wearable Tech

Proposed bill would make doxxing a federal crime

While many internet harassment tactics, such as doxxing and swatting, are considered illegal under state criminal laws, the coverage is often indirect. More often than not, law enforcement has difficulty identifying and prosecuting these types of crimes. But now, Representatives Katherine Clark …

This 3D-printed airless concept tire will never go flat

Michelin has unveiled the "Visionary Concept" tire that's 3D printed and airless. The long-lasting design would be repaired by reprinting the tread …

Dubai deploys tiny robot cars to police city streets

Police in Dubai have unveiled a small autonomous car that will patrol the streets in the Gulf city.<p>The miniature vehicles, which measure up to around waist height, come just weeks after the city recruited its first robotic officer.<p>The first patrol cars are set to report for duty before the end of …

Facebook's internet-beaming drone has completed its second test flight and didn't crash

Facebook has completed its second test flight for its solar-powered, internet-beaming drone called Aquila, the company announced on Thursday.<p>The flight was conducted on May 22 in Yuma, Arizona and lasted for one hour and 46 minutes. Facebook said that the drone "landed perfectly on our prepared …

British teenagers among world's most extreme internet users, report says

More than one in three British 15-year-olds are “extreme internet users” who spend at least six hours a day online – which is more than their counterparts in all the other 34 OECD countries apart from Chile, research has found.<p>The report, by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) thinktank, says: …

Social Media

New HomeKit-enabled LED Light Bulb from Koogeek arrives at $37

Koogeek has officially released its new HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb, the latest in its ever-expanding line of Apple-friendly accessories. Its $37 price tag represents one of the lowest entry-points that we’ve seen when it comes to HomeKit lighting. Unlike Philips Hue, Koogeek does …

Home Automation

Australia to seek greater powers on encrypted messaging at 'Five eyes' meeting | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the “Five Eyes” intelligence network.<p>FILE PHOTO: An encryption message is seen on the WhatsApp …

Privacy

SoftBank is buying robotics firms Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet

Here’s a surprise turn of events: SoftBank — maker of the friendly Pepper robot and a major M&A player in the tech world — has just announced that it is acquiring two more robotics companies from Google owner Alphabet as part of its own deeper move into the field: it is buying Big Dog developer …

CIA reportedly hacked Wi-Fi routers for years

Newly leaked documents indicate the intelligence agency developed implants for devices from 10 different manufacturers.<p>The CIA has been hacking home, office and public wireless routers for years in an effort to carry out clandestine surveillance, according to classified documents seen by CNET …

Wi-Fi

Amazon files oh-so-ironic patent to block people from comparing prices in its stores

Amazon has earned plenty of sales from shoppers comparing its prices to those of items on the store shelves in front of them.<p>Now the online retail …

Shocking report claims fake news is remarkably cheap to produce

Fake news is a very real problem, one that can sway elections and have monumental effects on society. Now, a new cybersecurity research report claims …

University College London hit by ransomware attack

University College London has been hit by a “major” ransomware attack which brought down its shared drives and student management system.<p>The attack has also led to a number of hospital trusts suspending their email servers as a precautionary measure, in an attempt to prevent the repetition of last …

Cybersecurity

Soon you'll be able to 'hold' your data in VR, just like 'Minority Report'

Much of the buzz around virtual reality and augmented reality has focused on games, movies and transportive experiences.<p>But the most emotional virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) activities you eventually have may happen as you explore your own data. At least that's what storage hardware …

Augmented Reality

'Facebook blasphemer' given death penalty

<b>A man accused of posting blasphemous content to Facebook has been sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan.</b><p>Taimoor Raza was convicted after allegedly posting remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, his wives and companions within the site's comments.<p>The public prosecutor involved said he believed it …

Social Media

Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown

CAIRO (Reuters) - An often fiery government critic, Egyptian journalist Khaled al-Balshi has been arrested, had his operations monitored, and staff harassed by police for years. Yet his website Al-Bedaiah, a rare dissident voice in Egypt, had never been touched.<p>On Sunday that changed when it …

Journalism

Egypt bans Medium as media crackdown widens

Egypt has banned at least 62 websites since it began a crackdown on online media more than two weeks ago, a local rights group has said.<p>The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE), which has been tracking affected sites since May 24, described the latest move as a "clear attack on …

Rights & Freedoms

May and Macron plan joint crackdown on online terror

Theresa May will attempt to reassert control over the political agenda by agreeing a new counter-terror strategy with the French president, vowing to fine tech companies such as Facebook and Google if they do not step up efforts to combat online radicalisation.<p>The prime minister and Emmanuel Macron …

United Kingdom

Drones carrying defibrillators could aid heart emergencies

CHICAGO (AP) — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac …

Medicine

New strain of malware can take power stations offline

A new strain of malware is responsible for a computer malfunction that triggered a power outage in Ukraine last year, according to security firms, who believe that it could be used to disrupt power grids in the US and elsewhere.<p>The malicious software, codenamed Crash Override, is the second malware …

Cybersecurity