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Elon Musk goes full superhero, deploys team to save Thai kids trapped in cave

What is that saying about life and art again?<p>Elon Musk has sent engineers from his SpaceX and Boring Company teams to assist with the rescue efforts …

Tesla

Google researchers created an amazing scene-rendering AI

A neural network from Google's DeepMind has impressive spatial reasoning skills.<p>New research from Google's UK-based DeepMind subsidiary demonstrates …

Deep Learning

Instagram stories are getting soundtracks as the feature hits 400 million daily users

Add some music to your posts<p>Instagram Stories are about to get even busier, with the addition of licensed music. Starting today, users will be able to add background music to their posts on their Stories, with thousands of songs offered directly in the app (including actually popular music by …

Music

iOS 12 beta on an old iPhone: How much faster is it?

The iOS 12 beta has plenty of features to grab your attention: Memoji, group FaceTime calls and improved notifications.<p>But one of the most significant changes is performance gains under the hood, especially for older devices.<p>Apple made some big claims during the WWDC keynote when iOS 12 was first …

iOS

Marketing Firm Accidentally Exposes 340 Million Records Online

The reported data leak at Exactis potentially exposes every adult in the US to the risk of identity theft. The records contain detailed personal …

Databases

Colossal 128TB SD cards could soon be on the way

The latest iteration of the popular SD memory card standard, the SD Express, could see future cards come with enough storage capacity to hold a lifetime’s worth of memories in high definition.<p>The SD Association, a group of nearly 900 companies that come together to prescribe SD memory card …

Gear & Gadgets

The Avengers 4 Trailers Are Going to Have a Weird Marketing Problem

After the release of <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, everything about the Marvel Cinematic Universe was suddenly in question, with an obvious problem: How in …

Marvel Universe

Caught up on Westworld? Here’s why you should watch Humans

It covers some of the same moral concerns about artificial intelligence, in a similar story about humanoid robots<p><i>There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The</i> …

TV

The future of AI relies on a code of ethics

Facebook has recently come under intense scrutiny for sharing the data of millions of users without their knowledge. We’ve also learned that Facebook is using AI to predict users’ future behavior and selling that data to advertisers. Not surprisingly, Facebook’s business model and how it handles …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Podcasts app review

Apple has essentially owned podcasts since their inception. Hell, even the format’s name betrays its close tie to the company’s once ubiquitous player. At best, Google has reluctantly embraced the form, incorporating podcasts into the broader scope of Play, leading many of Android’s billions of …

Apps

The “Facebook Nevers”

Photo by Thought Catalog on UnsplashThe fall of Facebook has nothing to do with people quitting the service…The numbers are in and the trend is …

Social Media

This Is What Comes Out When a Woman Ejaculates

Everything you want to know about the elusive squirt.<p>It was, and remains, one of the most spectacular things I’d ever witnessed. A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid into the air from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier …

Sexual Health

iOS 12 will include a new life-saving feature for iPhone customers in the US

Apple is announcing a new life-saving feature in iOS 12 that hasn’t been publicly disclosed before today. Starting this fall when iOS 12 is released, first responders will be able to access location data “securely and automatically” when iPhone customers call 911.<p>The move is intended to …

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Pimple Popper Is Getting a TV Series and It Looks SO GROSS and also SO GREAT

It's on TLC, of course<p>Here's one for all the gross-o's out there who love a lil' pus with their morning news! California-based dermatologist, Sandra Lee, MD, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, has a show and it's GOING TO SERIES! That's because we're all monsters and love to watch a good PP! Her full 6-episode …

Skin Care

The Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

It’s official. The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, which had required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content, took effect on Monday.<p>The rules, enacted by the administration of President Barack Obama in 2015, prohibited internet …

Net Neutrality

The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Is an Absolute Beast

Behold Summit, a new supercomputer capable of making 200 million billion calculations per second. It marks the first time in five years that a …

Blockchain's Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular

Monacoin, bitcoin gold, zencash, verge and now, litecoin cash.<p>At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit with an attack that used to be …

Bitcoin

Windows users attacked via critical Flash zero-day: Patch now, urges Adobe

Adobe issues security update for critical zero-day Flash Player flaw that attackers are exploiting via Excel docs.<p><i>Video: A brief history of Adobe</i> …

Information Security

Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.<p>For five years, China had the world’s fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple introduces the AI phone

At Apple’s WWDC 2018 — an event some said would be boring this year with its software-only focus and lack of new MacBooks and iPads — the company announced what may be its most important operating system update to date with the introduction of iOS 12. Through a series of Siri enhancements and …

Siri

MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it thinks of nothing but murder

Norman is a disturbing demonstration of the consequences of algorithmic bias<p>For some, the phrase “artificial intelligence” conjures nightmare visions — something out of the ’04 Will Smith flick <i>I, Robot</i>, perhaps, or the ending of <i>Ex Machina</i> <i>—</i> like a boot smashing through the glass of a computer screen …

Artificial Intelligence

How Facebook Groups Became a Bizarre Bazaar for Elephant Tusks

Last fall, a man I’ll call Michael sat down at his computer, logged into Facebook, and prepared to begin his new life as a wildlife trafficker. …

Google pledges not to develop AI weapons, but says it will still work with the military

The company has released much-needed guidelines on its approach on AI research<p>Google has released a set of principles to guide its work in artificial intelligence, making good on a promise to do so last month following controversy over its involvement in a Department of Defense drone project. The …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook says millions of users who thought they were sharing privately with their friends may have shared with everyone because of a software bug

A new software bug is Facebook’s latest self-inflicted privacy headache.<p>After a year of troubling mishaps on its massive social platform, Facebook has landed itself in yet another self-inflicted privacy debacle.<p>As many as 14 million Facebook users who thought they were posting items they only …

Social Media

Amazon’s Echo Look fashion camera is now available to everyone in the US

It’s the same $199.99 price as during the invite period<p>Amazon's Echo Look camera, which analyzes your clothing style and makes fashionable recommendations through machine learning, can now be purchased by customers in the United States. Until now, the $200 device had been available only through …

Hour-long videos could be about to make Instagram a lot less instant

• Instagram could be set to let users upload videos of up to an hour in length.<br>• This is a huge increase on the current maximum length of 60 seconds.<br>• This would likely let Instagram sell more ads on its videos.<p>Instagram is considering launching a feature that would let users upload videos of up to an …

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence

Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China’s government, the social media company said on Tuesday.<p>The agreements, which date to at least 2010, gave private access to some user data …

Social Media

Devs are flooding to GitLab amidst Github Microsoft acquisition rumors

Last night, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft has acquired GitHub. The deal is still unconfirmed by both parties (I asked, they said “<i>no comment</i>“), but it’s believed Microsoft will announce it later today.<p><b>(UPDATE: Microsoft has officially announced its acquisition of GitHub for $7.5 billion in</b> …

GitHub

How to stream your personal music library wherever you are

If you have a prized music collection in the cloud or on your hard drive, there are a few ways to stream it all remotely, just like you would with a service like Spotify.<p>Whether you’ve got plenty of rare tunes ripped from vinyls, a bunch of albums from indie artists on Bandcamp, or a carefully …

Apps

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU usage.<p>From …