Monday, August 21, 2017

China’s Subway Systems Now Open Up To Phone Payments

America next? Subway riders in China’s capital can now tap their phones to open the gates. Starting this week, this easy way to pay the fare is available across Beijing’s network,...

Why This Anti Fascist Film Just Went Viral: Think Donald Trump

How should Americans fight against a resurgent white-nationalist movement in the United States? This weekend, they returned to an artifact from an earlier era of anti-Nazism. Tens of thousands of people rediscovered—and promptly...

Tech Companies Are Caught In The Middle of Fire On White Supremacy And Freedom...

The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad...

US ISPs Could Soon Monitor Your ‘secret’ Porn Viewing Habits

When I heard last week that Congress had voted to repeal restrictions that would’ve prohibited internet service providers (ISPs) from monitoring and selling users’ browsing histories, locations, app usage, identifying information, and more...

Your Fired: Google Dismisses James Damore for Anti-Diversity Memo

The First Amendment protects Americans' free speech rights from being restricted by the government, not their employer. You don't have a right to use your company's computer system to publish your...

Half of the World’s Population Uses Social Media

While it may seem like everyone in the world is on social media, it's only about 40 percent. About 3.8 billion people in the world have access to the internet and 3 billion...

Here’s How Easy It Is to Become a Phony Instagram Influencer

After reporting how Instagram influencer marketing was now a billion dollar industry, marketing agency Mediakix has conducted an investigation into the murky world of online fakers. The website created two phony Instagram...

Enter Asus New ZenFone AR Now Available for $599

Taiwanese computer and phone manufacturer Asus has now started selling its uber-powerful ZenFone AR. The company claims it’s the first device that’s compatible with both Google’s Project Tango augmented reality tech and...

Music and Artificial Intelligence

  Tech firms have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can learn how to write music. So will machines soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks?  TRY IT OUT You can experiment with AI...

Man Used DDoS Attacks On Media to Extort Them to Remove Stories, FBI say

“If you do not remove it immediately, more severe attacks will hit your website." Could This be the future of how crime is done? A 32-year-old Seattle man is behind bars while...

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FUTURE

Amazon Wants Their Drones To Tell You That Your House Needs...

Amazon may use its drone delivery service to analyze customer’s homes, offering ‘recommendations’ from its store or third-party services like gardening or roof repairs. The patent,...