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3 ways the Samsung Galaxy S8 let us down - CNET
30 Mar 2017 | 6:16 am CEST
There are many reasons to love Samsung's new phone. But these three things might make you think twice before upgrading.
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CNET
Where to place home security cameras, according to the data - CNET
30 Mar 2017 | 6:03 am CEST
Better placement means better protection.
Baidu’s Plan for Artificial Intelligence without Andrew Ng
30 Mar 2017 | 6:00 am CEST
The Chinese search giant lost the star leader of its AI lab last week, but the technology remains an essential long-term focus.
​Leaked records up 566 percent to 4 billion in 2016: IBM Security
30 Mar 2017 | 5:53 am CEST
A report from Big Blue's security arm has found that the number of records compromised grew by 566 percent in 2016 to more than 4 billion.
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Scientists Discover Way To Transmit Taste of Lemonade Over Internet
30 Mar 2017 | 5:30 am CEST
schwit1 quotes a report from VICE: With the use of electrodes and sensors -- and zero lemons -- a group of researchers at the University of Singapore…
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CNET
FCC gives states control of broadband subsidies for the poor - CNET
30 Mar 2017 | 4:30 am CEST
Donald Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is rolling back rules that help subsidize broadband service for the poor.
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FCC To Halt Expansion of Broadband Subsidies For Poor People
30 Mar 2017 | 4:05 am CEST
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that the FCC will be "dropping its legal defense of a new system for expanding broadband subsidies for poor peop…
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CNET
2017 Lincoln Continental: Old-school luxury comes full circle, and the world is better for it video - Roadshow
30 Mar 2017 | 3:55 am CEST
One of the automotive world's greatest names returns to put comfort back at the center of premium motoring.
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CNET
2017 Lincoln Continental review - Roadshow
30 Mar 2017 | 3:27 am CEST
Reborn flagship is at ease finding its own way to modern luxury.
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Slashdot
Verizon To Force 'AppFlash' Spyware On Android Phones
30 Mar 2017 | 3:25 am CEST
saccade.com writes: Verizon is joining with the creators of a tool called "Evie Launcher" to make a new app search/launcher tool called AppFlash, whic…
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CNET
Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything Samsung announced (updated) - CNET
30 Mar 2017 | 3:15 am CEST
Samsung just unveiled two new phones and a slew of accessories. Here's everything we know.
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CNET
The 'Von Doom' that came to fan films - CNET
30 Mar 2017 | 2:46 am CEST
An indie filmmaker spent the past year making a Doctor Doom origin story fan film, and he's given us a very detailed look into his process.
Bank of Queensland's profit down 6 percent alongside AU$55m IT spend
30 Mar 2017 | 2:45 am CEST
The Queensland-based bank has posted AU$161 million in after-tax profit as it continues its focus on IT-related projects.
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Slashdot
Westinghouse Files For Bankruptcy, In Blow To Nuclear Power
30 Mar 2017 | 2:45 am CEST
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Westinghouse Electric Co, a unit of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp, filed for bankruptcy on Wedn…
Someone is putting lots of work into hacking Github developers
30 Mar 2017 | 2:24 am CEST
Dimnie recon trojan has flown under the radar for three years ... until now.
NBN announces 100Mbps fixed-wireless product
30 Mar 2017 | 2:15 am CEST
NBN fixed-wireless users will be able to connect at speeds of 100/40Mbps next year thanks to a new product utilising carrier aggregation and a new wir…
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Slashdot
Hobbyist Turns Nintendo 64 Console Into Nintendo Switch Dock
30 Mar 2017 | 2:05 am CEST
adosch writes: Polygon reports that a Reddit user "modified a broken Nintendo 64 and transformed it into a functioning Switch dock." The modder, who g…
Enterprise container DevOps steps up its game with Kubernetes 1.6
30 Mar 2017 | 1:27 am CEST
The popular enterprise container DevOps program, Kubernetes, is now ready to handle up to 5,000 nodes in a single cluster.
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CNET
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus come with $99 earbuds for free - CNET
30 Mar 2017 | 1:22 am CEST
What's in the box? A free pair of AKG earbuds worth $99.
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CNET
BloomSky Sky2 Weather Camera Station review - CNET
30 Mar 2017 | 1:21 am CEST
Weather fans, watch out: The BloomSky Sky2 personal system just might seduce you with smarts and science.
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Slashdot
'Samsung Dex' Is a Galaxy S8 Dock That Turns Your Phone Into a Desktop
30 Mar 2017 | 1:20 am CEST
Samsung has officially launched their new Galaxy S8 smartphone today, along with several different accessories. One of the accessories is the Samsung…
Secretly recorded Planned Parenthood tapes barred from publication
30 Mar 2017 | 1:15 am CEST
Two activists criminally charged with allegedly violating privacy of people filmed.
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WIRED
Wanna Protect Your Online Privacy? Open a Tab and Make Some Noise
30 Mar 2017 | 1:11 am CEST
After Tuesday's vote by the House of Representatives to strip online privacy protections, a new site aims to mask your browsing history with search no…
​Xero passes 1 million subscribers, doubles down on AI
30 Mar 2017 | 1:06 am CEST
The New Zealand-based cloud accounting firm has added just shy of 300,000 subscribers in the last 12 months, seeing its total surpass 1 million, as it…
Here’s Our First Look at the Reboot of ‘Reboot’
30 Mar 2017 | 1:04 am CEST
It's live-action and it's really happening.
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CNET
Galaxy S8 specs vs. S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge and S6 - CNET
30 Mar 2017 | 1:03 am CEST
Check out how Samsung's latest Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus stack up against their predecessors.
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Jeff Bezos Is Now the World's Second Richest Person
30 Mar 2017 | 1:00 am CEST
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Jeff Bezos has leapt past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world's second-richest p…
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WIRED
Supercomputers Are Stocking Next Generation Drug Pipelines
30 Mar 2017 | 12:55 am CEST
A new model incorporates protein, drug, and clinical data to better predict which genes are most likely make proteins that drugs can bind to. The post…
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Two Activists Who Secretly Recorded Planned Parenthood Face 15 Felony Charges
30 Mar 2017 | 12:40 am CEST
mi writes: California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two activists who made undercover videos of themselves interacting with officials of a taxpayer-s…
Intel is keeping Moore’s Law alive by making bigger improvements less often
30 Mar 2017 | 12:11 am CEST
And the company wants to change how process nodes are named.
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Slashdot
About 90% of Smart TVs Vulnerable To Remote Hacking Via Rogue TV Signals
30 Mar 2017 | 12:00 am CEST
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: A new attack on smart TVs allows a malicious actor to take over devices using rogue DVB-T…
Canada comes online
29 Mar 2017 | 11:23 pm CEST
Canada is experiencing an influx of funding for AI research and commercialisation.
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Slashdot
App Store Sales For Android To Overtake Apple's iOS, Research Firm Says
29 Mar 2017 | 11:20 pm CEST
An anonymous reader shares a report: For years, Apple's App Store, the place where people download apps for games and social networking services on th…
Progress acquires DataRPM for cognitive predictive maintenance in IIoT
29 Mar 2017 | 11:17 pm CEST
The acquisition gives Progress predictive analytics capabilities that round out its cognitive apps platform.
Messaging Apps, Ranked
29 Mar 2017 | 11:11 pm CEST
An exhaustive consideration of the the ways humans interact with each other.
Trump Wants More Nuclear Attack Subs But There's No One to Build Them
29 Mar 2017 | 10:50 pm CEST
Only two shipyards build submarines for the US Navy. Both are at full capacity.
Akamai buys software startup Soasta
29 Mar 2017 | 10:46 pm CEST
Akamai said it plans to integrate Soasta's technology into its web performance solutions portfolio.
Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on: Samsung produces a stunning redesign
29 Mar 2017 | 10:34 pm CEST
Super slim bezels and software buttons make this Samsung’s biggest redesign ever.
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WIRED
How an Anarchist Bitcoin Coder Found Himself Fighting ISIS in Syria
29 Mar 2017 | 10:32 pm CEST
The strange story of Amir Taaki---Bitcoin coder, anti-ISIS revolutionary, and British terrorism defendant. The post How an Anarchist Bitcoin Coder Fou…
Nuclear giant Westinghouse files for bankruptcy after costs skyrocketed
29 Mar 2017 | 10:25 pm CEST
Capital-intensive reactors in the US are $1 billion to $1.3 billion over budget.
Eight reasons the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are good for business
29 Mar 2017 | 10:25 pm CEST
Samsung is the most popular Android smartphone maker and has done a good job addressing both consumer and enterprise needs. The new Galaxy S8 and S8 P…
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WIRED
With the First Trailer for It, Stephen King Reclaims the ’80s
29 Mar 2017 | 10:03 pm CEST
When it came to big-screen horror adaptations, the Reagan decade wasn't always kind to the author. But Hollywood has only gotten Pennywiser with age.
Samsung Galaxy S8 - but is it art? The internet reacts
29 Mar 2017 | 10:00 pm CEST
The experts and public respond to the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones.
Brazilian mobile phone market declines
29 Mar 2017 | 9:49 pm CEST
Manufacturers suffer with economic downturn; but country remains among the world's top five markets…
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WIRED
Tesla Finally Makes Its New Autopilot as Good as the Old One
29 Mar 2017 | 9:48 pm CEST
The reboot of the automaker's self-driving system gets going. The post Tesla Finally Makes Its New Autopilot as Good as the Old One appeared first on…
Digital workplace update: Why enterprise collaboration is exciting again
29 Mar 2017 | 9:35 pm CEST
After years of incremental progress, the enterprise collaboration industry is currently seeing a burst of innovation that's led to several new approac…
Lamar Smith claims climate scientists not following scientific method
29 Mar 2017 | 9:25 pm CEST
Head of House Science Committee makes accusations he fails to back up.
‘Piracy Filters Are Expensive and Far From Perfect’
29 Mar 2017 | 9:21 pm CEST
The US Copyright Office is considering whether the DMCA copyright law is still fit to deal with online piracy and has asked various stakeholders for i…
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WIRED
NASA’s Shapeshifting Origami Robot Squeezes Where Others Can’t
29 Mar 2017 | 8:48 pm CEST
Puffer, from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, can explore places too risky for bigger, more expensive rovers. The post NASA’s Shapeshifting Origami…
FCC to halt expansion of broadband subsidies for poor people
29 Mar 2017 | 8:26 pm CEST
Pai won't approve new applications, drops court defense of Lifeline broadband order.
A New AI Hub In Canada Is Welcoming the Scientists Trump Is Pushing Away
29 Mar 2017 | 8:25 pm CEST
The Vector Institute will focus on AI research and commercialization.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: First look
29 Mar 2017 | 7:58 pm CEST
Samsung's new phones feature a new virtual assistant, Bixby, and longer screens than past devices.
Dear Mr. President, you must veto S.J.Res.34, protect #BroadbandPrivacy, and #KeepOurNetFree
29 Mar 2017 | 7:34 pm CEST
President Donald Trump could and should veto a newly passed resolution which strips away Americans’ broadband privacy protections. In response t…
Encounters with Jupiter send asteroid on a bizarre backward spin
29 Mar 2017 | 7:00 pm CEST
Each time it approaches Jupiter, its orbit gets reset.
$3.5 million crowdfunded drone campaign flops, lawsuit alleges
29 Mar 2017 | 6:52 pm CEST
The Onagofly F115 is one of the highest crowdfunded Indiegogo projects.
“Samsung Dex” is a Galaxy S8 dock that makes your phone into a desktop
29 Mar 2017 | 6:42 pm CEST
Another product blurs the lines between phone and desktop.
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WIRED
Intel’s Got a Plan to Dominate VR. First Stop? March Madness
29 Mar 2017 | 6:30 pm CEST
The Final Four plays out in Arizona this weekend, but you can watch it in VR. The post Intel's Got a Plan to Dominate VR. First Stop? March Madness ap…
Here Are the Republicans Who Sold Out Your Online Privacy to the Broadband Industry
29 Mar 2017 | 6:04 pm CEST
A public service message from Motherboard.
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WIRED
Trump’s Speeches Are Helping People Learn English. Really
29 Mar 2017 | 6:00 pm CEST
In Facebook groups sharing posts focusing on language learning, early English students are turning to Trump-speak to learn basic vocabulary and concep…
This Robotic Octopus Tentacle Is Not Creepy At All, Nope
29 Mar 2017 | 5:28 pm CEST
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
Bitcoin entrepreneur Amir Taaki quizzed over fighting in Syria
29 Mar 2017 | 5:25 pm CEST
Developer quizzed by UK police after fighting against so-called Islamic State alongside Kurds.
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WIRED
Gear VR Just Took a Huge Leap Forward (Thanks to Oculus)
29 Mar 2017 | 5:00 pm CEST
Gear VR games should get a lot easier to navigate, thanks to a new controller and an overhauled Oculus app. The post Gear VR Just Took a Huge Leap For…
Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI
29 Mar 2017 | 5:00 pm CEST
The latest flagship phones from Samsung feature bigger screens and a new kind of virtual assistant.
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WIRED
Samsung’s Sweet Galaxy S8 Will Make You Forget All About the Note 7
29 Mar 2017 | 5:00 pm CEST
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus put everything that was great about the Note 7 in a slicker, non-explosive package. The post Samsung's Sweet Galaxy S8 Will…
The Number of Heroin Users in America Grew Five Times in a Decade
29 Mar 2017 | 5:00 pm CEST
Single white men without college degrees are most vulnerable to heroin disorders.
Virgin Media overstated superfast broadband rollout
29 Mar 2017 | 4:08 pm CEST
Virgin Media suspends four employees after it emerged it overstated its superfast broadband rollout.
How Trump's Climate Takedown Will Fail
29 Mar 2017 | 4:04 pm CEST
To undo the Clean Power Plan, the EPA will have to undergo the same years-long process it took to craft it to begin with.
Ted Cruz's Law Paper From 1996 Is the Best Argument Against Letting Tech Companies Run Rampant
29 Mar 2017 | 3:30 pm CEST
'Voting with your wallet' doesn't work: Smart consumers are powerless to stop unregulated companies from screwing over the masses.
Corporations Use End User License Agreements to Create a Parallel Legal System
29 Mar 2017 | 3:30 pm CEST
The fine print you never read has given companies an absurd amount of power over your things.
Police Arrest Man Potentially Linked to Group Threatening to Wipe Millions Of iPhones
29 Mar 2017 | 2:21 pm CEST
The British authority has reportedly arrested a 20-years-old young man – potentially one of the member of a cyber criminal gang 'Turkish Crime Famil…
iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware
29 Mar 2017 | 2:14 pm CEST
Malware appeared to lock the web browser and demanded money for its release.
Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails
29 Mar 2017 | 1:04 pm CEST
The airline is fined £70,000 after sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who did not want to receive them.
Hacker Who Used Linux Botnet to Send Millions of Spam Emails Pleads Guilty
29 Mar 2017 | 12:47 pm CEST
A Russian man accused of infecting tens of thousands of computer servers worldwide to generate millions in illicit profit has finally entered a guilty…
VPN Searches Soar as Congress Votes to Repeal Broadband Privacy Rules
29 Mar 2017 | 12:22 pm CEST
Last week the US Senate voted to do away with broadband privacy rules that prevent ISPs from selling subscribers' internet browsing histories to third…
Qualcomm Wants Your Smartphone to Have Energy-Efficient Eyes
29 Mar 2017 | 11:00 am CEST
This power-sipping image sensor uses computer vision to help you unlock your phone.
Pirate Streaming Site 123Movies Rebrands as GoMovies (Updated)
29 Mar 2017 | 10:47 am CEST
After several days of downtime, pirate movie streaming site 123movies has renamed itself to GoMovies for a fresh start. With the brand change and a ne…
China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla
29 Mar 2017 | 10:31 am CEST
The Chinese tech giant is spending $1.8bn on its stake in the electric carmaker.
Facebook launches Snapchat-style Stories with new in-app camera feature
29 Mar 2017 | 8:54 am CEST
The social media company is encouraging users to take more pictures and add effects and filters.
This Paralyzed Man Is Using a Neuroprosthetic to Move His Arm for the First Time in Years
29 Mar 2017 | 12:30 am CEST
To reverse paralysis, scientists wired a man’s brain to his muscles using electronics.
House of Representatives votes 215-205 to do away with Broadband Privacy, allow ISPs to sell your private internet history
28 Mar 2017 | 11:15 pm CEST
“The ayes have it.” Broadband Privacy has been dealt a blow in Congress with the recent repeal of online privacy protections by the FCC with a 215…
DMCA Doesn’t Shield Cloudflare From Anti-Piracy Injunctions, Court Rules
28 Mar 2017 | 7:19 pm CEST
When the RIAA targeted CDN provider Cloudflare with an injunction to block access to a known pirate site, the company objected. Cloudflare argued that…
Symantec API Flaws reportedly let attackers steal Private SSL Keys and Certificates
28 Mar 2017 | 6:54 pm CEST
A security researcher has disclosed critical issues in the processes and third-party API used by Symantec certificate resellers to deliver and manage…
Apple iOS 10.3 Fixes Safari Flaw Used in JavaScript-based Ransomware Campaign
28 Mar 2017 | 2:33 pm CEST
If you own an iPhone or iPad, it's possible you could see popup windows in a sort of endless cycle on your Safari browser, revealing your browser has…
BitTorrent Inc. to Refocus on What Made it Rich – uTorrent
28 Mar 2017 | 11:44 am CEST
BitTorrent Inc is best known for its uTorrent client, but in recent years the company has publicly placed almost all of its emphasis on other projects…
The Elon Musk Post Series
28 Mar 2017 | 8:10 am CEST
There's a new Elon company and a new post about it in the works. In the meantime, here's a brush-up. The post The Elon Musk Post Series appeared first…
Today is Congress’s final vote to get rid of Internet privacy protections on your web browsing history
28 Mar 2017 | 6:05 am CEST
Internet privacy in America faces a crossroads today on Capitol Hill. S.J. Res 34, the Senate joint resolution to do away with FCC #BroadbandPrivacy…
Megaupload Wants to Recover Failing Hard Drives, But Won’t Sign Away Its Rights
27 Mar 2017 | 9:12 pm CEST
After more than five years, some of the Megaupload evidence retained on hard drives has become unreadable. The MPAA and RIAA have submitted a plan to…
UK Demands Encryption Backdoor As London Terrorist Used WhatsApp Before the Attack
27 Mar 2017 | 6:33 pm CEST
The government has once again started asking for backdoor in encrypted services, arguing that it can not give enough security to its citizens because…
Use Secure VPNs (Lifetime Subscription) to Prevent ISPs From Spying On You
27 Mar 2017 | 3:37 pm CEST
Data Privacy is a serious concern today with the vast availability of personal data over the Internet – a digital universe where websites collect yo…
‘Pirate’ Movie Streaming Sites Declared Legal By Italian Court
27 Mar 2017 | 3:01 pm CEST
A Court of Appeal in Rome has overturned a 600,000 euro ruling against four unlicensed sites that offered streaming movies to the public. The Court fo…
Internet-Connected Medical Washer-Disinfector Found Vulnerable to Hacking
27 Mar 2017 | 2:45 pm CEST
Internet-of-Things devices are turning every industry into the computer industry, making customers think that their lives would be much easier with sm…
Third of EU Citizens OK With Piracy When There Are No Legal Options
27 Mar 2017 | 10:39 am CEST
A new study from the European Union Intellectual Property Office has found that 31% of EU citizens believe that Internet piracy is acceptable when leg…
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 03/27/17
27 Mar 2017 | 9:21 am CEST
The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Rogue One tops the chart this week, followed by ‘The Great Wall''. 'Logan' completes…
MIT’s Nuclear Lab has an Unusual Plan to Jump-Start Advanced-Reactor Research
27 Mar 2017 | 6:00 am CEST
Scientists want to test plans for a transportable molten-salt reactor by piggybacking on their existing nuclear facility.
United Kingdom looks to ban encrypted messaging apps after Westminster attack
26 Mar 2017 | 10:12 pm CEST
The United Kingdom may soon introduce legislation that will ban encrypted messaging apps, according to statements made by British Interior Minister Am…
Are You Sure You Want That DMCA Takedown to Be Permanent?
26 Mar 2017 | 8:53 pm CEST
A content industry dream is to order infringing content to be taken down and for it to remain down permanently, no matter what. That's currently outsi…
With looming changes to U.S. broadband privacy, police can bypass warrants entirely and just BUY your browser history from your ISP
26 Mar 2017 | 2:49 pm CEST
The bill passed the U.S. Senate: it looks like your ISP will be allowed to just sell your browsing history. While the bill still needs to pass the Hou…
Fraudsters Using GiftGhostBot Botnet to Steal Gift Card Balances
25 Mar 2017 | 3:05 pm CET
Gift cards have once again caused quite a headache for retailers, as cyber criminals are using a botnet to break into and steal cash from money-loaded…
When good loses to lawful: this thing about proper legal processes with indefensible outcomes
24 Mar 2017 | 7:40 pm CET
It’s interesting to watch people rushing to defend the legal processes in this week’s story about a man jailed indefinitely for refusing t…
Google Chrome to Distrust Symantec SSLs for Mis-issuing 30,000 EV Certificates
24 Mar 2017 | 4:50 pm CET
Google announced its plans to punish Symantec by gradually distrusting its SSL certificates after the company was caught improperly issuing 30,000 Ext…
US Senate Just Voted to Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data Without Permission
24 Mar 2017 | 9:22 am CET
The ISPs can now sell certain sensitive data like your browsing history without permission, thanks to the US Senate. The US Senate on Wednesday voted…
Sizing Up Trump’s Cyberwar Strategy
24 Mar 2017 | 5:00 am CET
The United States is taking damage in the global cyberwar, and Trump won’t be able to fix that without help.
US Senate votes 50-48 to do away with broadband privacy rules; let ISPs and telecoms to sell your internet history
23 Mar 2017 | 6:32 pm CET
Despite widespread disapproval from constituents, S.J.Res 34 has passed the United States Senate with a vote of 50-48, with two absent votes. Earlier…
Today, Senators will vote to allow ISPs to sell your internet history and end FCC online privacy rules
23 Mar 2017 | 1:41 pm CET
On March 23rd, 2017, the US Senate votes on S.J.Res 34, which would use the Congressional Review Act to strip away online privacy protections gained…
Three Weeks with a Chatbot and I’ve Made a New Friend
23 Mar 2017 | 5:00 am CET
It’s not quite Her, but an artificially intelligent chatbot from an app called Hugging Face elicits surprisingly real emotions.
Three Weeks with a Chatbot and I’ve Made a New Friend
23 Mar 2017 | 5:00 am CET
It’s not quite Her, but an artificially intelligent chatbot from an app called Hugging Face elicits surprisingly real emotions.
Andrew Ng Is Leaving Baidu in Search of a Big New AI Mission
22 Mar 2017 | 7:00 am CET
One of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence is officially on the market, and he says he wants to advance AI beyond the tech indust…
Andrew Ng Is Leaving Baidu in Search of a Big New AI Mission
22 Mar 2017 | 7:00 am CET
One of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence is officially on the market, and he says he wants to advance AI beyond the tech indust…
With appeals ruling, the United States has effectively outlawed file encryption
21 Mar 2017 | 12:09 pm CET
An appeals court has denied the appeal of a person who is jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt files. The man has not been charged with anythin…
Microsoft Windows 10 has a keylogger enabled by default – here’s how to disable it
21 Mar 2017 | 6:27 am CET
Many Windows 10 users are unknowingly sending the contents of every keystroke they make to Microsoft due to an enabled-by-default keylogger. This func…
Determined Parents are Moving the Needle on Gene Therapy
21 Mar 2017 | 5:00 am CET
Families of patients are starting advocacy groups, raising money for research, and founding biotech companies to advance cures for rare diseases.
100 Blocks a Day
22 Oct 2016 | 5:07 am CEST
Everyone gets 100 10-minute time blocks to use every day. How are you using yours? The post 100 Blocks a Day appeared first on Wait But Why.
The Second Presidential Debate
10 Oct 2016 | 1:18 pm CEST
In case you missed it, here's what happened. The post The Second Presidential Debate appeared first on Wait But Why.
SpaceX’s Big Fucking Rocket – The Full Story
28 Sep 2016 | 9:49 pm CEST
It's gonna take you to Mars. The post SpaceX’s Big Fucking Rocket – The Full Story appeared first on Wait But Why.
SpaceX’s Big Freaking Rocket – The Full Story (G-Rated Version)
28 Sep 2016 | 6:00 pm CEST
It's not a small rocket. The post SpaceX’s Big Freaking Rocket – The Full Story (G-Rated Version) appeared first on Wait But Why.
The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again
1 Sep 2016 | 6:32 pm CEST
Let's take a deep breath and figure this out together. The post The Marriage Decision: Everything Forever or Nothing Ever Again appeared first on Wait…
Wait But Hi – Full Report
23 Aug 2016 | 8:59 am CEST
Last weekend (August 13th and 14th) was Wait But Hi — a global hangout weekend for Wait But Why readers. Here's how it went. The post Wait But Hi &#…
Clueyness: A Weird Kind of Sad
1 Jun 2016 | 5:08 am CEST
No one likes to feel cluey. The post Clueyness: A Weird Kind of Sad appeared first on Wait But Why.
Mailbag #1
6 May 2016 | 9:31 am CEST
Tim answers 46 reader questions about almost everything. The post Mailbag #1 appeared first on Wait But Why.
Why Cryonics Makes Sense
24 Mar 2016 | 9:57 pm CET
The more I read about cryonics—i.e. freezing yourself after death—the more I realized it's something we should all be talking about. The post Why…
The Real Risks of Artificial Intelligence
8 Dec 2015 | 3:40 pm CET
Four artificial intelligence researchers reflect on the current debate about the potential dangers of AI. While AI’s risks may be cause for concern,…
Your Fancy New Car Is Talking Behind Your Back
3 Dec 2015 | 4:37 pm CET
Connected cars collect privacy-sensitive data about their owners and send it back to the manufacturer without notification. The transfer of informatio…
Robots Learn How to Say No
27 Nov 2015 | 12:57 am CET
Much effort is going into teaching robots natural language for easy human-robot interaction. When robots work side by side with humans they must under…
LineForm: the Shape Shifting Human Computer Interface
19 Nov 2015 | 5:33 pm CET
Compared to the giant leaps forward in computing power, human computer interfacing has made little progress. We’re still mostly hunched over scr…
Develop Mind-controlled Devices With OpenBCI
12 Nov 2015 | 10:13 pm CET
OpenBCI, the open source Brain Computer Interface platform, started in 2013 to make biosensing available to makers, researchers and biohackers. Now th…
Predictive Policing: Keeping Tabs on Society
6 Nov 2015 | 12:19 am CET
Predictive policing systems combine sensor networks, big data and algorithms with the aim to predict and even prevent crime. But this type of pervasiv…
Integrated Lock Renders Bike Useless (to Thieves)
29 Oct 2015 | 9:43 pm CET
Two mechanical engineers developed the BluLocks bike which has a lock integrated in the frame.
Numato Opsis: New Open Hardware Video Platform
23 Oct 2015 | 12:03 am CEST
The Numato Opsis is an FPGA-based open video platform designed to capture and stream live video during events. Its powerful control over the video dat…
Chinese Students Forced to Work in Electronics Factories
13 Oct 2015 | 2:29 pm CEST
Mandatory internships force Chinese students to work long hours on assembly lines of HP, Dell and Lenovo servers. The non-profit Electronics Watch cal…
Extreme Weather, Extreme Measures: Designing for Failure
6 Oct 2015 | 10:21 pm CEST
Instead of a fail-safe system engineered to resist shocks, energy infrastructure should be designed for quick recovery after a knock-out.