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While the world held its collective breath this week ahead of Special Counsel Mueller's damning report on the current administration's conduct, the tech industry went ahead and let out all the ...
Sunday, 21 April 2019
There's a limit to the volume of death metal humans can reproduce -- their fingers and vocal chords can only handle so much. Thanks to technology, however, you'll never have to go short. CJ ...
Sunday, 21 April 2019
The US has rattled its saber more than once trying to deter countries from using Huawei technology, but it hasn't publicly disclosed much of what it's worried about. You might have a better ...
Saturday, 20 April 2019
... as their copyrights -- that's how NASA came to be blocked from uploading its own Mars lander footage. But it gets worse: the laws and threats that prompt tech companies to institute copyright filters ...
Saturday, 20 April 2019
... books on science and technology we can find and... Read all  ...
Saturday, 20 April 2019
In 2017, Marcus Hutchins went from being a relatively unknown 23-year-old, to being a worldwide hero, to facing criminal charges all in a span of a few months. After he shut down the rapidly spreading ...
Saturday, 20 April 2019
... make it! From there, I'm headed to Toronto, where I'm giving a keynote called The Internet Isn’t What We Fight FOR, It’s What We Fight WITH on April 29th at the FITC Technology and Creativity Conference. Then ...
Friday, 19 April 2019
8. Super Mario Bros. released for C64
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
... It also detects and supports a handful of turbo functionalities, and has 2 SID support. Home computers of the era typically saw sub-par conversions of console hits, even when there was no real technical ...
Friday, 19 April 2019
Facebook's AI Research team has created an AI called Vid2Play that can extract playable characters from videos of real people, creating a much higher-tech version of '80s full-motion video (FMV) ...
Friday, 19 April 2019
... ever falling afoul of orthodox antitrust law. Now, Dina Srinivasan, a self-described technology entrepreneur and advertising executive who trained Yale Law School has done it again, with a magesterial, ...
Friday, 19 April 2019
... End Of The Absurdity: Iceland, The Country, Successfully Invalidates The Trademark Of Iceland Foods, The Grocerer [Timothy Geigner/Techdirt] (Image: Adcro, CC-BY-SA) Read the rest Read all  ...
Thursday, 18 April 2019
... porn viewers and then doling out official pornography-access cards; etc. Not everyone involved with these proposals was a child pornographer; some of them were merely vicious, technologically illiterate ...
Thursday, 18 April 2019
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Wednesday, 17 April 2019
... The Thunderhead is an AI that has only our best intentions at heart! Amazon Cloud Services Rejoice! Quantum computing or some advancements in cloud technology have allowed for the elimination of human ...
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
... while the US is dominated by a single party (one that cheated its way into control over the presidency, the Senate, the Supreme Court and many state governments), it is technically a two-party system, ...
Monday, 15 April 2019
Apple pioneered the use of dirty tricks and lobbying to kill Right to Repair legislation, but they're not the only tech player who's putting lobbying muscle into ensuring that you can't decide who fixes ...
Monday, 15 April 2019
... there's a better metaphor for the state of the tech industry right now than an American social platform slapping an algorithmically-generated related article about an American terror attack on to a ...
Monday, 15 April 2019
... policies than ever before. That's partly because tech companies can be terrible places to work, and party because their leaders keep trying to pad their quarterly numbers by selling some truly evil shit ...
Monday, 15 April 2019
A group of hackers has exploited the flaws of at least three FBI-affiliated websites and leaked thousands of federal and law enforcement agents' personal details. According to TechCrunch, the group ...
Sunday, 14 April 2019
You'll want to keep an eye out for suspicious activity if you use Microsoft's webmail services. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that "cybercriminals" compromised a "limited ...
Saturday, 13 April 2019
We often frame new automation technology as a grave and immediate threat to the jobs and livelihoods of the humans whose tasks the machines take over. Tell that to the custodians at Sea-Tac airport who ...
Friday, 12 April 2019
... he believed in the technology's potential. "When we bring this thing to market, it's going to be really powerful," Hackett added. Ford CEO says the company 'overestimated' self-driving cars [Amrita ...
Friday, 12 April 2019
... You write fiction and you’re also a public advocate for tech, privacy and current cultural issues, and you’ve been adept your entire career in using the former to advance the latter. What is it about fiction ...
Friday, 12 April 2019
... up to $50,000. But after technology trade associations, led by the Internet Association objected, claimed that the state’s definition of a “digital device” was too broad, and that the Act would lead to ...
Friday, 12 April 2019
Tonight, I'll be one of the participants at LA Cryptoparty and README's After Disruption event at UCLA from 7-930PM; it's a panel and workshop on "Big Tech, the future of labor, and how systems have successfully ...
Friday, 12 April 2019