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This 11-Year-Old Just Schooled Cybersecurity Experts By 'Weaponizing' a Teddy Bear

Cybersecurity experts were shocked Tuesday when a sixth grader showed them just how easy it would be to hack their mobile devices and weaponize a …

Raspberry Pi

The high-tech war on science fraud

The problem of fake data may go far deeper than scientists admit. Now a team of researchers has a controversial plan to root out the perpetrators<p>One morning last summer, a German psychologist named Mathias Kauff woke up to find that he had been reprimanded by a robot. In an email, a computer …

Journalism

The Human Toll of Protecting the Internet from the Worst of Humanity

Henry Soto worked for Microsoft’s online-safety team, in Seattle, for eight years. He reviewed objectionable material on Microsoft’s products—Bing, the cloud-storage service OneDrive, and Xbox Live among them—and decided whether to delete it or report it to the police. Each day, Soto looked at …

How Time Rules Your Body—and Your Social Life

We have clocks in our bodies down to the cellular level.<p>We can’t smell it, we can’t taste it, we can’t hear it or touch it, but time is with us every second of our lives. And for thousands of years, philosophers and psychologists, from St. Augustine to William James, have pondered its meaning and …

Want to Live Forever? You're Already Creating the Digital Blueprint | Inc.com

Someday, a digital avatar may live on forever that replicates everything about you.<p>You can already guess at how this might work.<p>Voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana seem to have a personality, especially when they make snarky jokes.<p>Now imagine a robot that has your own …

Social Media

BMW will reportedly unveil an i3 redesign in 2017

BMW might not be waiting for the distant future to step up its electric car plans. <i>Welt</i> sources claim that the automaker plans the 2017 launch of a redesigned i3 that promises both practical and cosmetic improvements. You should see a new battery that significantly extends the range of the car …

The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

After I learned of this clever exploit from Samy Kamkar, my poor 2012 MacBook Air looks more vulnerable than venerable: Asleep on the table, its USB ports exposed, it could be hijacked in seconds by a malicious Raspberry Pi Zero called PoisonTap. No need for passwords, zero-days or million-dollar …

Raspberry Pi

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we …

Artificial Intelligence
Immunotherapy

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

Medical Technology

What to expect from Microsoft's big event on Wednesday

Did you think we were done with tech events and you could just cruise on until Black Friday and the holidays? You wish!<p>On Wednesday, Oct. 26, …

20 Innovative Ways Companies Are Using Virtual Reality

Virtual reality might be the new reality for concerts, home renovation, roller coasters, and commercial real estate.<p>Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Magic Leap, Google Daydream View, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR have created immense buzz about the potential of Virtual Reality (VR). VR has been met …

Virtual Reality

The more we lie, the easier it is for our brains to be increasingly more deceitful

There is no such thing as a harmless lie. One self-serving lie leads to another, and the lies get bigger and bigger. This could be blamed on a …

Psychology

Tips for mounting FTC Wheels on Drive Trains

Mounting Wheels on the Robot<p>If you are trying to figure out how you should mount wheels on your robot for the very first time, you should check out …

Long-Exposure HDR – How to Create it in Post

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a fake long-exposure HDR image in Photomatix.<b>Read the full article: "Long-Exposure HDR – How to</b> …

Tutorials

10 Crazy Things That Could Happen When Cars Drive Themselves

Elon Musk, Robin Chase and others share their visions of a driverless future.<p>Self-driving cars are currently being tested by the public in Singapore, and even safety-obsessed Volvo says it will start selling fully autonomous vehicles in five years. In other words, self-driving cars will probably be …

Autonomous Vehicle

Terahertz radiation could speed up computer memory by 1000 times

One area limiting speed in personal computing speed is memory -- specifically, how quickly individual memory cells can be switched, which is currently done using an external magnetic field. European and Russian scientists have proposed a new method using much more rapid terahertz radiation, aka …

Samsung offers U.S. Note 7 owners $100 to buy another Samsung

After the flaming disaster of the defective Galaxy Note 7, which earlier this week drove Samsung to nix production of the device for good, the South Korean electronics giant is upping its damage limitation strategy by offering a larger credit note for consumers who do not abandon its brand.<p>In a …

Galaxy Note

Google Pixel: 5 Big Mysteries About The New Phones

Google has finally unveiled its new flagship smartphones, the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL. But its product launch on October 4 created as many questions as it answered.<p>But until we actually get our hands on these phones, a lot of questions remain about how they will work, and and if any of these …

Android News

PlayStation VR's Killer App Is ... Music

Picking up PlayStation VR today? You may find that some of its best launch experiences are musical.<p>Maybe it's all a harmonious coincidence, but there …

MCSG SYM

Britain’s New Guide To Ethical Robot Design, Illustrated By Pop Culture

It’s impossible not to read Britain’s new design guidelines through the lens of classic sci-fi robots.<p>This month, a group of scientists, technologists, philosophers, and business leaders assembled in Oxford to discuss the future of robotics in our world. There, they unveiled a document that goes by …

The Future

This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong

"You can't just go down there, drop some money, do a photo-op, and come back," Rahul Jandial says about doctors who travel to hospitals in poor countries.<p>Rahul Jandial is one of those people who makes you feel bad about what you've done with your time on Earth. Now 43, Jandial became both a brain …

Physiology

Your guide to disco – where nightlife truly began

There’s a specific euphoria that comes from sweating on a dancefloor to disco music. That repetitive disco beat, as comforting as the <i>boo-boom</i> of a maternal heartbeat, overlaid with soul-stirring violins and tales of heartbreak, survival, and coming out gets you <i>right there.</i><p>Not only is disco …

How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics

Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish (or …

Clint Eastwood

A company you've never heard of is quietly leading the driverless-car revolution

NVIDIA (pronounced en-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you may not have heard of it.<p>That's because it's a company working on big projects behind the scenes. It's first foray into the tech world was as a 3D-graphics company, primarily designing the graphics used in video-gaming. But that …

Autonomous Cars

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Through the eyes of a master hacker turned security expert, William Langewiesche chronicles the rise of the Dark Net—where weapons, drugs, and information are bought, sold, and hacked—and learns how high the stakes have really become.<p>I. The Back Door<p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that …

Security

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Critical Thinking

How the sun, our greatest friend and enemy, could knock out the internet

Near midnight on September 2, 1859, the sky burned blood red. Firefighters in New Orleans stood at the ready, thinking a great blaze had broken out. The waters of the San Francisco Bay shimmered and danced, lit with crimson, while thousands of miles away in New York City, crowds gathered in the …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security