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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says humans will be robots' pets

Humans will be taken care of like pets should robots take over because AI will want to preserve us as part of nature<p>Apple’s early-adopting, outspoken co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks humans will be fine if robots take over the world because we’ll just become their pets.<p>After previously stating that …

Artificial Intelligence

PC makers mock Apple’s new MacBook

Mac vs. PC is always fun. It's a never-ending war of words between Apple fans and Microsoft fans, mixed with tech spec comparisons of GHz, nits, and RAM speed. While Apple was busy unveiling a new 12-inch MacBook without any full-sized USB ports, PC makers took the opportunity to mock the future …

MacBook

ISIS video runs with ads from major brands

NEW YORK — Advertisements for popular name-brand items are running right before a jihadist video created to recruit ISIS members on YouTube.<p>Many of …

Self-destructing site shows how long it takes Google to find you

Wondering how long it would take for Google's search engine to find your website if you didn't promote it? About 22 days, according to Matthew Rothenberg. He recently launched Unindexed, a purposefully short-lived web community that was set to self-destruct as soon as Google's indexing technology …

NASA research finds Mars once had a massive ocean - Factor

Wanted man captured thanks to facial recognition<p>A Chinese man who was wanted by police for “economic crimes” – which can include anything from tax …

Your First Look at Google's Reconfigurable, See-Through HQ

Apple is building a massive spaceship-like ring around a private eden dotted with apricot trees. Facebook is working on a forest-topped hanger, …

Star Trek Online game developers are building a digital memorial to Leonard Nimoy

Everyone's finding a way to honor Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at the age of 83. <i>Star Trek Online</i> developer Cryptic Studios has announced that it is building a permanent memorial to Nimoy — and Spock — in the world of the 2010 MMO. Nimoy's connection to <i>Star Trek Online</i> goes deeper …

Aunque no parezca es una mujer posando en controversial portada

La imagen pertenece a la portada de la revista FTM del mes de Abril y fue filtrada hace unos días, generando controversia en la opinión publica. …

Leave it to Australians to resurrect gladiator duels with carbon-fiber suits

Imagine for a moment what it’d be like if we resurrected gladiator fights in the modern day.<p>Not that American Gladiator, …

This is how App Store rankings are manipulated

Image allegedly shows racks of iPhones used to download and rate apps<p>In past years Apple has said it's cracking down on the manipulation of App Store rankings through bot programs, but a recent image from Chinese social media site Weibo suggests the trade is alive and well using actual iPhones. The …

Apps

Ever Judge a Book by Its Cover? Here's a Book That Judges You Back

The idiom "Don’t judge a book by its cover" is an idiom for a reason: Humans are judgy as hell. With a cursory glance we determine whether we want to …

Make Hitler Happy: The Beginning of <i>Mein Kampf</i>, as Told by Coca-Cola

"Make it happy!" Coca-Cola's new marketing campaign exhorts. The campaign, introduced during a Super Bowl commercial, is accompanied by a stunt …

World History

Argentina's president just insulted China with one dumb tweet

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner thinks Chinese people talk funny. That, or she's got a poor taste in humor made worse by bad …

Argentina

A Wanted Man Responded To A Police Facebook Post That He Would Turn Himself In

Only in Canada. UPDATE: Police confirm the man in question did indeed turn up at the local station.

Por "cruel", Facebook tuvo que pedir disculpas por su resumen del año

Eric Meyer, especialista en diseño Web, perdió a su hija de seis años: la nena murió de cáncer seis meses atrás. 2014 será para él, seguramente, el …

The Death Of Conversation: I Photograph People Obsessed With Their Smartphones

I don’t have a problem with portable tech specifically, because our devices facilitate our lives, but I believe it is making people seriously dull…<p>I …

Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online

Teenagers put a lot of stock in what their peers are doing, and parents are forever trying to push back against that influence. But with the advent of social media, hanging out with the wrong crowd can include not just classmates, but teenagers thousands of miles away on Instagram, Snapchat and …

AI Could Kill Us All: Meet the Man Taking the Threat Seriously

Thinking about the end of the world is something that most people try to avoid; for others, it’s a profession. The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, UK specializes in looking at the ‘big-picture’ future of the human race, and notably, the risks that could wipe us out …

Boeing's New Self Destructing Phone is Ideal For Those Who Need to Keep Secrets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Boeing is set to release an smartphone that can self-destruct, but the device's security features …

Facebook to monitor gun ads

Gun control is dead in Washington, but leading advocates are hailing an announcement Wednesday that Facebook will monitor and restrict some gun advertisements on its pages.<p>Facebook acted after a six-week online campaign by Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Michael …

Apple and Google 'decline apps with 'Flappy' in title'

Apple and Google are reported to be rejecting new apps with the word 'Flappy' in the title, following a spate of copycat Flappy Bird games<p>Newly made apps looking to capitalise on the removal of Flappy Bird from app stores have been blocked by both Apple and Google.<p>Vancouver- based games developed …

Apps

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

The nature of online courtship, visualized

Facebook's Data Science team has published a thought provoking post that examines the statistical correlation between couples' timeline posts and …

Using Leap Motion And Oculus Rift, This Game Tries To Correct Lazy Eye

Diplopia has raised more than $20,000 on Indiegogo.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5tVBfBJr-s<p>James Blaha had spent years dreaming up ways to fix his strabismus, a condition more commonly known as crossed eyes. He had contemplated using two projectors with polarized filters and lenses to send …

Ready Player One

As artificial intelligence grows, so do ethical concerns

Now that Google is delving even deeper into artificial intelligence, the minds behind "Don't be evil" might face real questions of right and wrong.<p>This week the Mountain View search titan snatched up DeepMind, which develops artificial intelligence software. The price tag and the specifics of the …

Artificial Intelligence

How to win followers and thinkfluence people

For many, Twitter has become a useful tool for increasing the scope and impact of their work. For others, it can be something of a mystery, with users feeling clueless as to how they might transition from one of the followers to one of the followed. Here are tips on how to maximize your Twitter …

Social Media

The Future Home: WiFi Blocking Wallpaper

As funny as neighborhood WiFi feuds can be, we’d really prefer if people couldn’t hack into our wireless network. While password-protecting your WiFi is an obvious first step, it’s not a guarantee against hackers getting into your network and, possibly, your data. Metapaper is a new innovation …

Yota Phone: World's First E-Ink Dual-Screen Smartphone Is Always On (PICTURES)

A unique smartphone with two screens has been launched by a Russian tech company.<p>The Yota Phone has two full-size screens, one of which uses the …

German police to begin making 3D-printed guns to test effectiveness

The 3D-printed gun may find its most robust testing program in the German police force.<p>When asked by Germany's Left Party in parliament whether 3D-printed weapons were a legitimate concern, the Federal Criminal Police, known as the Bundeskriminalamt, or the BKA, said it had purchased a 3D printer …

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