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Humans Feel Empathy For Robots, Scientists Find

Researchers in Japan discover neurological evidence that we empathize with robots "in pain."<p>The ability to feel empathy toward others is supposed to be an innate human ability. But when we refer to "others," does that include robots? New research suggests it does.<p>A study from Japan, published on …

Empathy

Reddit launches its first documentary series

Just a month after officially launching its very own news site in <i>Upvoted</i>, Reddit is expanding its original video stable with its first documentary series. Called <i>Cyborg Nation</i>, the six-episode series shows how researchers and regular humans use technology to improve their lives and work. It's …

5 rules for buying smart-home devices with no regrets

A no-nonsense guide to buying a smart-home device you're going to love.<p>Having a home that's connected to the Internet can make life a lot easier. You can connect practically anything in your home -- your front door, garage, kitchen, lights, and more -- and control it from just about anywhere in the …

Home Automation

Tesla will put more limits on Autopilot to discourage stunts

Tesla introduced Autopilot features to the Model S for the sake of convenience, but some drivers have been using it as a chance to goof off. They've invoked the semi-autonomous mode while speeding, or even while they're sitting in the back seat. Understandably, Tesla isn't happy with these stunts …

TalkTalk hack: fourth arrest and government inquiry launched

A fourth person has been arrested over the TalkTalk hack, which saw bank and contact details of thousands of the company's customers accessed.<p>Police …

Google argues that a legal technicality means antitrust regulators can’t fine it $6.6B

With Google potentially facing a fine of up to $6.6B after the European Commission charged the company of abusing its dominant position in search, its lawyers have now filed a 130-page rebuttal. In it, the company attempts to use a legal technicality to argue that it cannot be fined for favouring …

Antitrust Laws

UK surveillance laws will keep citizens' internet history on file for 12 months

British politicians will dramatically expand the UK's powers of mass surveillance under a draft bill demanding that ISPs store records of every website visited by internet users for up to a year. This level of online monitoring has been banned in the US, Canada, and every other European nation, and …

Surveillance

Proposition F: San Francisco voters reject anti-Airbnb legislation

San Francisco’s citizens have narrowly voted against controversial proposals to restrict short-term home and apartment rentals, handing a victory to companies such as Airbnb.<p>The failure of “Proposition F” is a victory for the company which has been targeted by affordable housing advocates and …

San Francisco

The SETI Institute on Twitter: "Half of All Sun-Like Stars are in Multiple-Star Systems --New Theory of Formation http://t.co/XTQnXdEmA3 http://t.co/MHJA9DV4n8"

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