Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tech This Out: ‘Human Uber’ Lets You Pay Someone To Live Your Life For...

Someone can dress as you and walk around – all while you lounge at home with your laptop A new "human Uber" could let you pay someone to live your life for...

CES REPORT: LG Showcase Robots That May Soon Replace Workers In Hotels, Airports &...

Here come our new robot overlords. A Korean tech giant has announced three new robots that take aim at the vast and fast-growing global service industry sector. Technologists and economists have long predicted...

What is Bitcoin & Why Are We Talking About It? What You Need To...

Bitcoin rocketed above $15,000 for the first time on Thursday, after adding more than $2,000 to its price in fewer than 12 hours. Bitcoin is the world's leading virtual currency, operating independently...

Algorithm May Decide Who Is a ‘Contributing Member of Society,’ Civil Rights Groups Warn

The Trump administration’s call for “extreme vetting” has immigration officials seeking an automated process that can scrape through immigrants’ personal information and digital histories. But civil rights groups say that means...

This Clothing Made From A ‘Data-Storing’ Fabric Will Remember Pass Codes For You

Fabrics that conduct electricity have been a fertile area of exploration for researchers. They’ve come up with textiles that can keep you warm with just the turn of a dial, or that power your...

The Invention That Turned Our Phones Into Cameras Was Originally Developed By NASA For...

Next time you take a selfie, thank Eric Fossum. Smartphone cameras, webcams, backup cameras in cars, and even some medical-imaging machines wouldn’t be possible without his 1992 invention, the active pixel...

Apple Is Hiring a Psychologist To Help Siri Have ‘Serious Conversations’

  Apple is on the hunt for a Siri software engineer with a background in counselling or psychology, according to a job listing spotted by CNBC's Christina Farr. The job listing gives a rare insight into...

Your Guide To Artificial Intelligence: What Is It & Why Is It Important

What is artificial intelligence? Why is it important? Why is everyone talking about it all of a sudden? If you skim online headlines, you’ll likely read about how AI is powering Amazon...

Lyft to Offer Rides in Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco Area

A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player...

Meet The Companies That Will Track Any Phone on the Planet

Tracking or tapping phones across the planet used to be a niche capability. Now, a myriad of for-profit spy companies sell border-crossing surveillance of mobile phones. As soon as the target switches the...

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The U.S. Military Just Figures Out How To Do Facial Recognition...

It’s no mean feat for a computer to identify an individual’s face in daylight. The process involves precisely measuring a photograph — eye size, distance...