Marcel Gagne

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No, Amazon Alexa and Google Home aren’t eavesdropping on you

I’ve gone all-in on Amazon’s line of Alexa-powered speakers, installing them throughout my home and buying them for family members. We use them to …

Amazon

Trump's 41 most eye-popping lines from his Pensacola speech

President Donald Trump was in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night to rally support in advance of the Alabama special election between Roy Moore and …

Some People Can't See Any Pictures in Their Imagination, And Here's Why

It's more common than you'd think.<p>Imagine an apple floating in front of you. Now see if you can rotate it around in your mind. Look at it from the …

The Brain

Florida rally cheers when Republican predicts Trump’s Jerusalem embassy decision may usher in Armageddon

A conservative politician at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida suggested that the president’s controversial decision to …

Israel

Pair of new tools corrects ‘typos’ in genetic sequences

Two new methods allow scientists to swap single bases in DNA or RNA sequences. The methods could reveal the effects of single-letter mutations seen …

Biology

Buzzies Touchpoint Solution Review - How do they work for Autism, ADHD and Anxiety?

Sometimes back, we reported the launch of Buzzies – by Arizona based startup, Touchpoint Solution; an event that the media and critics hailed as a …

ADHD

8 Free Alternatives to Windows Operating Systems

Perhaps you’re looking for a new PC and perhaps it’s too expensive. The immediate consideration is switching away from Windows, but macOS also …

Linux

Minister encourages his flock to slaughter all gays by Christmas

Minister Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church Facebook<p>America’s most homophobic preacher is back with another exhortation to Americans …

Religion

Working Class w/ No Living Wage: The Absurd Math of US Income

As the stock market gleefully claws its way to more record-breaking highs, <b>Forbes reports</b> a full 56% of US Americans now have less than $1,000 to …

Equality

Don't Impeach! It's a trap - don't fall for it.

I had prepped a missive appraising GOP legislative proposals... but it seems we must always lead with the latest, daily crises. With even some …

God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Will the vice president—and the religious right—be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?<p>No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all. It’s a sweltering September afternoon in Anderson, Indiana, and the vice president has returned to his home state to …

Donald Trump

Sophia the robot has been given the perfect drag queen makeover thanks to legendary queen Aquaria

Though she’s been “alive” for nearly three years, Sophia, the world’s first humanoid robot, is having something of a moment.<p>It began in mid-October, …

Aquariums

Weaponized Outrage Is a Threat to Free Speech

The tweet was clearly meant to scare me. Jack Posobiec, an alt-right bottom-feeder best known for promoting the Pizzagate and Seth Rich conspiracy …

Mike Cernovich

Don't Buy Anyone an Echo

Three years ago, we said the Echo was “the most innovative device Amazon’s made in years.” That’s still true. But you shouldn’t buy one. You …

Amazon

Prediction: You'll see a whole bunch of people wearing robots at work in 2018

Long a novelty, exoskeletons are finally ready for their big moment, and they will change the way people work in a number of industries<p>It's been a …

Robotics

There are 170,000 fewer retail jobs in 2017—and 75,000 more Amazon robots

Amazon’s headcount is growing by 40% year-over-year. It was the eighth-largest private employer in the US at the end of 2016, and it’s poised to climb those ranks quickly. The online retailer also announced plans to build a second US headquarters that will employ 50,000 employees.<p>But Amazon’s …

Retail

You Can 'Hear' This GIF, And It's Breaking Our Brains

​GIFs! They're literally inescapable on the internet and, mercifully, they're silent. But just because they don't put out actual sound doesn't mean …

GOP Senator Implies Those Who Aren't Millionaires Waste Money On 'Booze, Women'

In an astonishing defense of dropping “death taxes” for individual estates worth more than $5.5 million, GOP Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley implied that …

Chuck Grassley

Someone Called This Girl’s Japanese Tea Party Racist, But Then This Japanese User Stepped In

The mom in question, who runs a party planning blog called The Gala Gals, is just one of the latest people to enter the fierce modern debate on …

Tea Party

Teachers ordered to avoid calling female pupils 'girls' because it REMINDS them of gender

TEACHERS have been urged to avoid calling female pupils ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’ because it means the children are “constantly reminded of their gender”.

Gender

Why Do People In Spain Add A Guy Openly Pooping To Their Nativity Scenes?

The Word "Caganer" Literally Means "Pooper" Or "Crapper"<p>The name of the figurine - the caganer - doesn't hide what the statue is doing because he's …

NASA turns to Voyager’s dormant thrusters for first time in 37 years – and they work!

Imagine you had a car sitting in storage since 1980, and suddenly you needed to start it up. Now imagine that it revs up like a charm as soon as you …

Space Exploration

World’s first ‘smart condom’ collects intimate data during sex and tells men whether their performance is red-hot or a total flop

A British company has released the first pictures of a ‘smart condom’ which collects very intimate data about the sex life of anyone brave enough to …

Condoms

Artificial intelligence isn’t as clever as we think, but that doesn’t stop it being a threat

A new report tries to bring order to the messy business of measuring AI progress<p>How clever is artificial intelligence, really? And how fast is it progressing? These are questions that keep politicians, economists, and AI researchers up at night. And answering them is crucial — not just to improve …

Artificial Intelligence

Babyboomers are bringing about the next sexual revolution with sex robots

Great concern has been expressed about the prospect of robots stealing our jobs – but is there another area where they should be welcomed? Channel …

Robots

Harmony the sex robot likes threesomes, but watch out for her jealous streak

She’s the newest sex robot on the market and has been setting pulses racing with her soft Scottish accent, porn star body, and startling lifelike …

Robots

Google's artificial intelligence built an AI that outperforms any made by humans

An AI That Can Build AI<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that’s capable of …

Artificial Intelligence

The Case for Not Being Born

The anti-natalist philosopher David Benatar argues that it would be better if no one had children ever again.<p>David Benatar may be the world’s most pessimistic philosopher. An “anti-natalist,” he believes that life is so bad, so painful, that human beings should stop having children for reasons of …

T.S. Eliot

27 Absolutely Amazing Products That Are Straight-Up Magic

Including a white t-shirt that CANNOT GET DIRTY and a levitating moon lamp.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

Shopping