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This app lets you see Wi-Fi pulsing around you — and it's stunning

There's a new app that lets users visualise WiFi and radio signals — with stunning results.<p>It's called Architecture of Radio, and has just launched for iOS. An Android version is due to launch in early 2016.<p>The brainchild of Dutch designer Richard Vijgen, the project first made headlines back in …

Company Plans To Resurrect Humans With Artificial Intelligence By 2045

A company has announced its intention to resurrect the dead by storing their memories and using artificial intelligence to return them to life. In …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots are learning to say “no” to human orders

It may seem an obvious idea that a robot should do precisely what a human orders it to do at all times. But researchers in Massachusetts are trying something that many a science fiction movie has already anticipated: They’re teaching robots to say “no” to some instructions.<p>For robots wielding …

Robotics

Israeli Supreme Court Rejects Family Petition To Bury Trans Woman As Their “Son"

The ruling upholds the will of Jerusalem activist May Peleg, who made arrangements before her suicide to be cremated to prevent her parents from seizing control of her body.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a suit from the family of a transgender activist that was …

Transgender

Say goodbye to the screen

Say goodbye to the screen.<p>For decades, screens have been the center of our information world—first with computers and more recently with smartphones …

The fashion ads that changed the world - CNN Style

Cookies

Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’

A new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end<p>If you wanted relief from stories about tyre factories and steel plants closing, you could try relaxing with a new 300-page report from Bank of America Merrill …

Artificial Intelligence

The future of drones is apps

Phones used to just call people. Then we put cameras and the internet in them, and a man in a mock turtleneck created one that revolutionized the way we communicate. You might be surprised to hear it, but we’re near a similar inflection point with drones. Right now, they’re seen either as scary, …

Apps

Women are either bisexual or gay but 'never straight'

A study has found that most women who say they are straight are in fact aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women<p>Most women are either bisexual or gay but "never straight", a study suggests.<p>"This shows us that how women appear in public does not mean that we know anything about their …

NSA advisory sparks concern of secret advance ushering in cryptoapocalypse

Once elliptic curve crypto was viewed as a savior. Now its future looks doomed.<p>In August, National Security Agency officials advised US agencies and …

Information Security

My Transgender Son Never Listens to Me

He's trans, but my son is still your typical rambunctious little boy.<p>My 7-year-old son never listens.<p><i>Do your chores. Brush your teeth. Put your clothes in the hamper.</i><p>He doesn't listen. I find socks, T-shirts, and shorts dropped in a line from the back door to the living room, where he's lying on …

7 Days: A week of Dell's big buy, iMac spec shock, and Microsoft's Windows 10 'mistake'

<i>7 Days is a weekly round-up of the Editors' picks of what's been happening in the world of technology - written with a dash of humor, a hint of</i> …

Updated Google Photos for Android app now available w/ Chromecast support, more

Google announced a couple of days ago that a new version of the Google Photos Android app was on the way, Chromecast support, people labelling and album collaboration – features first spotted a week ago. Google has advised that this update is now available …<p>We’re excited to announce the latest …

Google Photos

Meet the computer scientist who just got $625K for his work that helps track down human traffickers

He's building powerful data-processing programs that are open for anyone to use for anything — from tracking down human traffickers to analyzing genes.<p>He's also just been dubbed one of 24 MacArthur Foundation 2015 'genius grant' award winners, announced on September 29. The award comes with …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

Robert Mugabe at UN General Assembly says: We are not gays

The Zimbabwean president made the comments during his speech and has previously described homosexuals as worse than "pigs, goats and birds"<p>Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe strayed from his script in startling fashion on Monday evening, and blurted out: "We are not gays" during his UN General …

Africa

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I'm A Lesbian Teacher In Rural Illinois And Every Day Is a Struggle

I can't do my job without being who I am. Who you are is in everything you do. I am so many things: I am a teacher, I am bilingual, I am married, I am married to a woman, I am a lesbian.<p>“I am a lesbian” is the part that sticks out the most. It’s there facing my students head on, and therefore …

LGBTQI

Welcome to The Internet of Compromised Things

This post is a bit of a public service announcement, so I'll get right to the point:Every time you use WiFi, ask yourself: <b>could I be connecting to</b> …

Wi-Fi

This Family Is Suing the Doctors Who Performed Surgery on Their Intersex Son as a Baby

"Nobody had the right to make that decision."<p>BuzzFeed News reports on the Crawfords, a family who adopted their now-10-year-old son M.C. from Greenville, South Carolina, when he was less than 2 years old. M.C. was born intersex — he had a penis and a vagina, but doctors made the decision to remove …