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Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous?

Compelled by a nascent desire for innovation and advancement, mankind’s quest for technological prowess is rooted in its earliest days. In fact, we have always been tinkerers. Through the use of an abundant imagination and burning desire to bend the limitations of what was once deemed impossible, …

Artificial Intelligence

Nasa releases recording of strange 'space music' heard by Apollo 10 astronauts

The astronauts heard the strange 'whistling sound' when they were orbiting the moon<p>When three astronauts orbiting the moon noticed a strange “whistling sound” in outer space, they thought they were imagining things.<p>In fact, the men were so perplexed they worried about whether or not they should …

Tattoo Artist Covers Bodies with Sacred Geometry and Mythological Animals

Jaya Suartika makes the body a canvas for his fragmented mythologies, animals, and patterns.<p>Jaya Suartika is an Australian tattoo artist who adorns his patrons in geometric patterns, animals, and fragmented mythological images that deftly challenge the assumption that nobody ever uses geometry …

Sony confirms it’s working on PlayStation 2 emulation for the PS4

What exactly is Sony up to with emulating PlayStation 2 games on the PS4? A report this week from <i>Wired</i> confirmed that the company is, in its own words, "working on utilizing PS2 emulation technology to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation," but it seems that the PlayStation 4 already …

The Moon's Two Sides Look So Different Thanks To 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Physics

If you’ve ever looked up at the brightest and closest celestial object in the night sky, our Moon, you’ve probably noticed how <i>different</i> some parts of it appear to be from others. And if you’ve ever taken a look at it through a telescope, especially if it’s not in its full phase, you’ve very likely …

Astronomy

Can't launch Star Wars Battlefront's Ultimate Edition on PS4? Here's how to fix it

<i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> launched today, but some buyers of the game's Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 4 weren't able to play the game they had paid $120 for, thanks to a strange issue that wouldn't allow players to so much as launch the game.<p><i>Battlefront</i>'s Ultimate Edition is available digitally on …

There is no link between the PS4 and the Paris attacks

A Forbes reporter who connected the PlayStation 4 to the Paris attacks did so in error.<p>A story on the site titled "How Paris ISIS Terrorists May Have …

Paris Attacks

Spooky space shots show creepy side of the cosmos (pictures)

Astronomy

How to Build a Portable Hacking Station with a Raspberry Pi and Kali Linux

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords, spoofing accounts, and testing networks for exploits is all fun enough, but if you want to take the show on the road, …

A New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumor Says An Unexpected Hero Is Returning

We see a lot of <i>Star Wars</i> rumors pass across the Gamma Squad desk, and most of them are less than credible. This one, although the source seems a little suspect, is also so hugely obvious, we’re giving it a nod, however. Spoilers below!<p>According to rumor site Star Wars News Net, Luke isn’t the only …

Star Wars

A giant 'spooky' space rock is flying close to Earth on Halloween, but that's not the most disturbing part

And you won't want to miss this Halloween's rare sight!<p>On Saturday at 1:05 pm ET, an asteroid that could be up to 2.5 times taller than Trump World Tower in New York City will zip past Earth at a blazing speed of 78,000 miles per hour.<p>Upon its closest approach to Earth, the space rock — dubbed …

How 'Human' Is This Newly Discovered Species?

The discovery of a new human-related species, named <i>Homo naledi</i>, has thrown the evolutionary biology world for a loop. The newfound species<i>,</i> uncovered …

Evolution

Windows 10: tips and tricks for Microsoft’s most powerful operating system

Hello Cortana? Give me 21 features and tools to master Windows 10

Google OnHub Does Not Look Like Your Average Wi-Fi Router

With a cylindrical design which bears resemblance to that of sedate hued Dyson prototype, Google’s new OnHub Wi-Fi router is the company’s attempt to …

Ancient Greek palace unearthed near Sparta dates back to 17th century BC

Archaeologists discover palace with archaic inscriptions built during the Mycenaean period<p>Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean age, the culture ministry said Tuesday.<p>The palace, likely built around …

Ancient History

Here's why the iPhone isn't going to catch up to Android any time soon

Research firm IDC is forecasting that Android will retain its 81.1% worldwide market share of smartphone sales right through to 2019, as it predicts a dramatic slowdown in global growth — a 10.4% increase in 2015, down from 27.5% in 2014. IDC also forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over …

Hacking Group Issues Warning to Islamic State: ‘We Will Not Relent Until the Last Daesh Is Held Accountable’

Hacking group Ghost Security issued a warning to the Islamic State Hacking Division after the purported wing of the terror organization claimed rival hackers had been unable to land a blow against them.<p>In an email to TheBlaze, a representative for Ghost Security claimed the group had shut down more …

JJ Abrams hints Darth Vader is Star Wars: The Force Awakens 'martyr'

Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Film,Culture,JJ Abrams,Harrison Ford,Science fiction and fantasy,Star Wars<p>Film-maker expands on idea that Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren might be something of an Anakin Skywalker fanboy in new episode of long-running space opera<p>JJ Abrams has hinted that Darth Vader could be a …

NASA's LADEE confirms the moon's atmosphere has neon

NASA's LADEE ran out of fuel and crashed into the lunar surface in 2014, but not before it collected the data needed to answer some decades-old questions about the moon. One of those is confirming that our natural satellite's atmosphere contains neon -- the same gas used to light up signs in Vegas. …

Phone network security flaw lets anyone bug your calls

Remember that vulnerability in the SS7 inter-carrier network that lets hackers and spies track your cellphone virtually anywhere in the world? It's worse than you might have thought. Researchers speaking to Australia's <i>60 Minutes</i> have demonstrated that it's possible for anyone to intercept phone …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

OS X flaw leaves Macs vulnerable to attacks, no password required

The latest version of OS X contains a serious flaw that hackers can use to attack your computer without ever needing your password. The issue is around a hidden document -- Sudoers -- which is effectively a list of permissions as to which pieces of software are allowed to mess around with your …

Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown

Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.<p>The four burial sites were uncovered in the floor of what's …

Gearbox wants to make a new Duke Nukem game … with a little help

Duke Nukem’s not dead — yet.<p>Gearbox Software, home of the popular Borderlands action-RPG/first-person shooter franchise, is working on concepts for a follow-up to 2011’s Duke Nukem Forever. The studio bought the rights to the Duke Nukem franchise back in 2010 and then released Duke Nukem Forever — …

Spacecraft achieves flyby of Pluto, then calls home

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft got humanity's first up-close look at Pluto on Tuesday, sending word of its triumph across 3 billion miles to scientists waiting breathlessly back home.<p>Confirmation of mission success came 13 hours after the actual flyby and, after a day of both jubilation and …

Washington state has brought in $70 milion in tax revenue from legal marijuana sales

And who knows — the industry might even start making some money.<p>Washington pot farmers, processors and retailers have complained all year that heavy state and federal tax burdens, along with competition from an unregulated medical marijuana market, have made it difficult for them to do business.<p>But …

Popovich, Spurs keep legacy alive by landing LaMarcus Aldridge

Gregg Popovich provides Spurs fans with their own Fourth of July fireworks after hauling in the biggest free-agent target, guaranteeing to keep San …

Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

The New Spymasters: Inside Espionage From the Cold War to Global Terror; Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies – review

Two timely books on spying reveal the shortcomings of intelligence and its stranglehold on modern life

Sony surprised by Xbox One backwards compatibility, says unlikely for PS4

Microsoft surprised everyone earlier this week by bringing some Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One. Sony was equally startled by Microsoft’s announcement. "It was surprising," says Sony’s Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida in an interview with <i>Eurogamer</i>. "I didn't think it was possible. There must be …