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Supreme Court says police need a warrant for historical cell location records

The case was one of the long-awaited privacy legal decisions of the year.<p>The Supreme Court has said that law enforcement must first seek a warrant …

Privacy

Could architects help solve New York’s big, stinky trash crisis?

As the season of steaming garbage piles sets in, New York’s Center for Architecture is urging designers to implement a more circular approach to waste.<p>As more than 25,000 architects convene in New York City this week for the annual AIA Conference and Expo—the largest architecture convention in the …

Sustainability

This crazy-looking robot is the chef at a new burger joint

Creator, a new restaurant in San Francisco, is home to the world’s first entirely robot-made burger. It costs $6–and it’s actually really good.<p>Through a glass case in a new restaurant in San Francisco, I’m watching the chef make lunch. That chef is a Rube Goldberg-like machine, slicing buns, adding …

San Francisco

20 fake news items that predate the Internet

Fake News Archives

Fake News

20 fake news items that predate the Internet

Think fake news is something new, just a bad side effect of the Internet? Think again! False information and other kinds of manipulation are as old …

What Your Web Browser's Incognito Mode Really Does

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to grasp the value of private web browsing. At a time when consumers are worried about the data Facebook and …

IT security

Google AI is very good at predicting when a patient is going to die

Google takes a 'gobble-it-all' approach to building predictive analytics for patient outcomes.<p><i>Video: Google puts AI team's work to good use in</i> …

Machine Learning

RFID tags transformed to become detectors of chemicals and disease

The low-cost electronic labels may pave the way for keeping tabs on our health.<p>RFID tags are being explored as possible low-cost sensors which could …

Internet of Things

Pew Research shows fewer than 50 percent of Americans can tell the difference between fact and opinion

A new Pew Research Center survey found that only around one in four American adults could, practically-speaking, tell the difference between factual statements and opinion.<p>The poll, which surveyed more than five thousand adults, asked those involved to correctly identify five factual statements and …

Critical Thinking

Get ready: Technology is going to end higher education as we know it

Marylhurst College, a 125-year-old private school in Oregon, announced this month that it will close its doors at the end of 2018. In <i>The Human</i> …

Higher Education

You're wrong about how the internet fuels conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories are popular and there is no doubt that the internet has fuelled them on. From the theory that 9/11 was an inside job to the idea that reptilian humanoids rule the world, conspiracy theories have found a natural home online.<p>But the extent to which we can actually attribute their …

Conspiracies

Zenith: Mobile Advertising To Overtake TV By 2021

As mobile continues to solidify its position as the gateway to consumer attention, advertising in mobile channels will account for 30.5% of global …

Digital Advertising

My Tamagotchi is everything that went wrong with our future

Beep beep beep<p>A few weeks ago, my troll boyfriend found a Tamagotchi in a GameStop, and he decided on the spur of the moment to get it for me.<p>I was a kid when the Tamagotchi craze hit, and I was always envious of my friends and cousins who got to hand-rear their little digital babies. (My parents …

Targeted Advertising

What do dads want for Father’s Day? How about parental leave?

When men take parental leave, they’re happier, their partners are happier, and their children are happier, too. Everybody wins.<p>Wondering what to get for dad this Father’s Day? Tired of another boring tie? How about something he really wants?<p>Get him parental leave.<p>That’s right. It’s the best gift …

Parenting

These Rarely Seen Images Show What The Internet Actually Looks Like

More than 550,000 miles of underwater cables.<p>Every second, millions of emails, clicks, and searches happen via the world wide web with such fluidity …

Los Angeles

This computer can do more calculations per second than the world's population could do in a year

<b>(CNN) —</b> Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to make 200,000 trillion calculations in a single second!<p>Meet Summit, the world's most powerful supercomputer.<p>After five years of ceding dominance to China, the United States is (unofficially) back on top, thanks to this …

High Performance Computing

6 Internet of Things Facts to Make Investors Sit Up and Take Notice

The IoT could help reduce vehicle crashes in the U.S. by an estimated 600,000 each year, for starters.<p>The Internet of Things (or IoT) links formerly …

Internet of Things

Fiber optic wires, servers, and more than 550,000 miles of underwater cables: Here's what the internet actually looks like

Every second, millions of emails, clicks, and searches happen via the world wide web with such fluidity that the internet seems almost omnipresent. As such, people often mistakenly assume that internet traffic happens by air — our mobile devices, after all, aren't wired to anything.<p>But satellites …

Mobile Devices

What's the Best Chat App of All Time?

In case you haven’t heard, your once-favorite chat apps are going the way of the dinosaur. Yes, following the recent demise of AIM, Yahoo Messenger …

Apps

21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the …

Smart Homes

Scared by Facebook? Wait Till Millennials Are Selling Their Data

Alice Liogier wants to slap a price on her data.<p>The 23-year-old graduate student from Paris is researching the commercial use of personal information …

Big Data

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Image: iStock<p>Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and …

Microsoft Excel

No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren’t just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say<p>We’ve all been there. You’re down …

Apps

How to enable dark mode in Windows 10

Mac users may be excited by the addition of a dark mode to MacOS Mojave but did you know this is something Windows 10 ($100 at Amazon.com) could already do?<p>When the Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrived a few years back it brought the ability to put your device into Dark Mode, which offers black …

Windows 10

Google explains why searching 'the1975..com' shows you your texts

Google says a "language detection bug" led to that weird feature that shows Android users their recent personal texts when typing "the1975..com" in the Google app.<p>A Reddit user discovered the glitch earlier this week after typing "the1975..com" in the search bar on the default Google Pixel …

Android News

"Free" College Comes at a Price

When governments subsidize goods and services — or provide them directly through government-owned institutions — the effect is to lower the price to …

Higher Education

John Stossel: Making a case against higher education

Today, all Americans are told, “Go to college!” President Obama said, “College graduation has never been more valuable.” But economist Bryan Caplan …

Higher Education

Could automation kill our job growth momentum?

The concept of a jobless future seems like a bad thing; after all, employment and job availability are both indications of and drivers of a healthy economy. But the day may soon come where a jobless economy is not only functional, but thriving.<p>Establishing a universal basic income is feasible …

Employment

The Digital Transformation Of Accounting And Finance - Artificial Intelligence, Robots And Chatbots

It turns out that we might be at the perfect storm where how we store and access financial information combined with the maturation of tech capabilities are all in place to accelerate the digital transformation of accounting and finance. Just as others who faced the prospect of machines taking over …

Artificial Intelligence