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Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

The Problems Facing the New Breed of Vigilante Pedophile Hunters

This week, a 20-year-old was jailed for killing a man he believed to be a child abuser. But a new type of vigilante pedophile hunter is emerging and violence is the last thing on their minds.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Bringing pedophiles to justice might seem like a pretty …

Crime

Violent video games like Grand Theft Auto do not make players more aggressive, major new study finds

Playing violent first-person video games such as Call of Duty does not make people more prone to violence themselves, a major new study has found.<p>Scientists using brain scans and psychological questionnaires discovered that the levels of aggression and capacity for empathy in people who never play …

Grand Theft Auto

Video Games Are Good For Your Brain [Infographic]

In 2015 at the University of California, Irvine, a study was made to test the effects of playing video games on a part of our brains called the hippocampus, which is part of the limbic system and helps spatial memory and the transition of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. The …

Super Mario

Congress Just Gave Internet Providers the Green Light to Sell Your Browsing History Without Consent

The House of Representatives voted today to repeal rules preventing internet service providers from selling their customers’ web browsing and app …

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

Infographics

Senate Republicans Vote To Gut Internet Privacy

Passed by the Federal Communications Commission under president Obama, the privacy rules require internet providers like Comcast and AT&T to first get your permission before they can sell your private information like browsing history and location data.<p>The Senate voted Thursday to make it easier …

A Psychologist Has Turned His Patients' Experience Of Mental Health Issues Into Stunning Photos

"I wanted to visually portray this anguish for those who've never suffered with it," said Douglas Amorim. This post contains images some may find distressing.<p>If you need information and practical advice on depression, you can call the Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393 (9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) if …

5 hidden PlayStation 4 features only power users know about

The PlayStation 4 is an incredible console, but its countless menus can be confusing, especially when all you really want to do is get in there and start playing some games.<p>Here are five hidden features that will make using your PS4 a heck of a lot easier.

Sony

This Chrome Extension Will Fact-Check Trump's Tweets for You

As we move towards eventually annotating the entire internet for truthiness, <i>Washington Post</i> reporter, Philip Bump, has created a Chrome Extension to …

Man could be imprisoned 40 years for Covington child pornography | NOLA.com

A 39-year-old man is facing as long as 40 years in prison after being found guilty of downloading multiple files containing child pornography at his …

Woman Goes to Jail for Using a Fake Facebook Account to Frame Ex-Lover

We shouldn’t have to tell you this: Don’t use Facebook to frame your ex-lover for a crime. A woman in Southern California learned this lesson the …

The Mom Who Moderates Her Daughter’s Rowdy Twitch Chat

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President Trump on Friday slammed the US Postal Service for becoming “dumber and poorer” as Amazon grows richer.<p>4:45 p.m. Dec. 29, 2017<p>Jack in the …

Snapchat Sued For Showing Kids Sexually Explicit Content Against Their Will

Snapchat is advertised as for ages 12 and up, but are 14-year-olds ready to see content like “10 Things He Thinks When He Can’t Make You Orgasm”? Not …

Fotografías aéreas que muestran la fina línea entre riqueza y pobreza

Hechas con un drone, y a lo largo del territorio sudafricano, estas fotografías aéreas reflejan que el contraste a veces tiene lugar en sólo unos …

Se busca culpable: lo que podemos aprender del caso Andrea Noel

El caso de la periodista dice mucho de nuestra sociedad.<p>El ocho de marzo, Día Internacional de la Mujer, <b>Andrea Noel estaba en el piso.</b> Un sujeto no …

The Irrational Fear of Nothing in Point of View

Play<p>Following behind the back of a paranoid, neurotic man named Terry as he wanders through the streets of Manhattan. His past memories and …

This Rich Russian Teen Asks Strangers to Perform F*cked-Up Stunts on Film for Money

He apparently views it as a social experiment illustrating the "moral decay" of modern society.<p>Grigory Mamurin is the 17-year-old grandson of Russian oligarch Igor Nekludov. He's also a self-appointed "Russian Steven Spielberg," who runs a popular YouTube channel called "Money Solves Everything." …

Steven Spielberg

Judge Rules Evidence From FBI's Pedophile Tor Hack Is Invalid

In 2015, the FBI hacked Tor to identify users of child sex websites. Now a judge has thrown out evidence acquired during the investigation.<p>The …

Criminals hide child abuse images behind legal porn sites

Viewers of adult material at risk of prosecution as commercial sites are increasingly being used to conceal paedophile content<p>People viewing or searching for adult pornography online face the risk of being arrested for accessing child abuse images because paedophiles are increasingly hiding …

Child Porn Is Being Hidden in Legal Porn Sites and It Could Land You in Trouble

Your favorite porn sites may not be quite what they appear. A report by the Internet Watch Foundation reveals that there’s been a rise in the …

Internet

When Rape Is Broadcast Live On The Internet

Sexual assault, domestic abuse, and attempted murder are among the crimes recently captured on live video services. BuzzFeed News uncovered one apparent incident of a rape aired in real time and asked what it means for the companies that host this content.

Basta una foto de tu cara para saber quién eres

Una simple foto puede decir mucho de una persona y es el perfecto reflejo entre quién decimos ser y quién somos. Eso muestra Egor Tsvetkov en su …

Fear Thy Neighbor: All The Groups That ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ Wants Christians To Be Afraid Of

Subjecting myself to <i>God’s Not Dead 2</i> in its entirety was one of those things that <i>sounded</i> like a good idea at the time. Cross the imaginary cultural divide and report back, that’s classic gonzo stuff! Turns out, it wasn’t an especially illuminating experience. My main takeaway was that sometimes a …

Minnie Mouse

¿Quién controla tus datos personales?

Mark Zuckerberg tiene tu número de teléfono, y está dispuesto a venderlo.<p>Cada actividad que llevamos a cabo en línea genera un rastro de datos que …

The Division: Best Build For A Solo Character

Some folks don’t like other people. If that’s you, you probably intend to play The Division without a group of close pals or a bunch of random …

PC Gaming

Why the Pyramids Spawn So Many Wacky Theories

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson stands by an odd theory he floated at a commencement address: that the Egyptian pyramids are not pharaohs' …

Ancient History

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Physics