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Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Social Media

Meet the men who spy on women through their webcams

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/> "See! That shit keeps popping up on my fucking …

Google's open-source neural synth is creating totally new sounds

What do you get when you cross a sitar, a marimba, a dog and a car? Allow Google's neural synthesiser to play it to you, with hundreds of variations …

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Mad Max violence stalks Venezuela's lawless roads

© Reuters. The Wider Image: Mad Max violence stalks Venezuela's lawless roads<p>By Andrew Cawthorne<p>LA GRITA, Venezuela (Reuters) - It's midnight on one …

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

AI rips objects from video and reimagines them in 3D AR

There’s an AI capable of teleporting John Travolta and Uma Thurman into your living room and forcing them to dance for you. The machine takes a 2D image, like the dance scene from Pulp Fiction, and reimagines it in augmented reality as a 3D object.<p>The tool is called Volume and it’s being developed …

Augmented Reality

The Flashlight Is A Surprisingly Perfect Interface For AR

Who needs a headset when you can just grab this magic flashlight?<p>We’ve hit a ceiling in augmented reality. The iPhone is superb at turning our faces into chickens, but all of the world-changing possibilities of AR–its promise of adding a whole new digital interface to our analog world–are still …

Augmented Reality

‘Assassin’ spiders impale their victims on a venomous pike, then watch as they die

Spiders are horrific creatures. Most of them are tiny and easy to deal with, yet they’re so scary. Spiders are just as afraid of you as you are of …

From American Cockroaches to Zebras, New Book Answers 'Does It Fart?'

Dani Rabaiotti didn't expect to become something of an expert on animal farts. It all started on a family vacation when the zoologist's brother asked …

Zoology

Sophisticated ‘Triton’ malware shuts down industrial plant in hacker attack

Cybersecurity experts at FireEye have issued a warning after a recent hacker attack caused “operational disruption to critical infrastructure” at an …

Google AI Creates Its Own Offspring

The process of designing AI systems has historically been time-consuming and fraught with the potential for error. Google tested whether an existing …

Huge Breakthrough as Experimental Drug Is First-Ever to Suppress Huntington's Protein

It's being touted as a "game-changer".<p>The first human trial of an experimental drug designed to combat Huntington's disease has delivered a success …

Fruit of an acquisition: Apple AI software goes open

Turi Create lands on GitHubApple's joined other juggernauts of the tech sector by releasing an open source AI framework.

Exclusive: Tracing ISIS’ Weapons Supply Chain—Back to the US

“Habibi! Aluminium!”<p>The call echoes through the courtyard of a trash-strewn home in Tal Afar, a remote outpost in northern Iraq. It is late September …

AI creates fake celebrity porn for Redditors to fap to

Artificial intelligence is a game-changer. Never in the history of human existence has there existed a technology with the power to wipe out cancer, end traffic accidents, and perhaps even formulate an actionable plan to reverse climate change. And fortunately for us, some of the smartest people in …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists have discovered a new form of matter called "Excitonium"

New Matter<p>Researchers at the University of Illinois have announced an exciting finding — the discovery of a new form of matter: excitonium. This …

Deepest Fish Ever: Mariana Snailfish Caught At Depth Of 8,000 Meters

The world is filled with weird creatures. We are still in the process of exploring several ecosystems, which was not possible in the past because of …

Scientists Discover 'Miracle' Mineral That Could Make Internet 1,000-times Faster

A rare mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830′s could hold the key to boosting internet speeds 1,000 times faster than today. The mineral, perovskite, has a number of incredible properties, many of which scientists are now realizing.<p>Perovskite (CaTiO3) is a calcium titanium oxide mineral, but the …

Perovskite

There's a metal that conducts electricity but not heat

Vanadium Dioxide<p>In science, there exists a law known as the Wiedemann-Franz Law that states, simply, that most metals that are good conductors of …

University of California

New mirror reflects light differently than conventional mirrors

(Phys.org)—Researchers have designed a new type of mirror that reflects light in a completely different way than conventional mirrors do. The new …

WikiLeaks Releases Source Code of CIA Cyber-Weapon

WikiLeaks published the first-ever batch of source code for CIA cyber-weapons. The source code released today is for a toolkit named Hive, a …

‘Sex Island’ party moves to secret location after Colombia threatens to deport attendees

<i>WARNING: Some images and videos contained in the article may be considered NSFW, depending on how cool your boss is.</i><p>Columbia-based company “Good …

Celebrity Gossip

Daqri ships augmented reality smart glasses for professionals

Daqri has begun shipping its augmented reality smart glasses for the workplace.<p>Los Angeles-based Daqri is betting that AR — a technology that overlays digital animations on top of the real world — will take off first in the enterprise, where customers are willing to pay a higher price in order to …

Mysterious 'haunted' city found floating in the middle of the ocean which terrified locals call 'Island of Ghosts'

This is the mysterious ancient city found on a remote island in the middle of the ocean - and experts believe it's haunted .<p>Archaeologists have taken …

Archaeology

New code offers a 100-fold speed increase

by Larry Hardesty November 2, 2017 Robots & Machines 10906<p>Avoiding Zero Entries<p>We live in the age of big data, but most of that data is “sparse.” …

Deep Learning

Microsoft thinks it can make holograms the future of retail

Microsoft wants to take holograms for business mainstream. Stood in the middle of a construction site of a half-finished department store, the …

DARPA's new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

Cheap and Non-Invasive<p>New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully …

The Brain

Saudi Arabia just unveiled a futuristic "mega city" 33 times the size of NYC

by Business Insider October 26, 2017 Future Society 35560<p>Middle Eastern Mega City<p>Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, but falling oil …

Mega Cities