You To Can Build-A-Gun: 3D Printed Guns Are Here For American Mass Consumption

What do we want? GUN CONTROL! When do we want it? NOW… or after I make my 3D pistol! Starting August 1st a template for working, 3D printed guns will be available to the masses. The first printed gun was fired five years ago by its creator Cody Wilson, the founder of a nonprofit called Defense Distributed. Defense Distributed is an organization that’s...

Here’s How Facial Recognition Fails If Your Black

All people are created equal, but in the eyes of the algorithm, not all faces are just yet. A new study from MIT and Microsoft rearchers (pdf) is providing more evidence of exactly how bad facial-recognition software is at accurately identifying darker faces, especially when those faces belong to women. In a test to identify the sex of people from their faces, software...

Tech This Out: Enter The New Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera — accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers. The static design of the new Galaxy S9 underscores both the slowing pace of smartphone innovation and the extent to which other manufacturers, particularly Apple, have caught up with Samsung features that once...

Jack Ma Says: It’s Up To Tech Giants To Protect The Human Race As AI will “Kill Many Jobs”

CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba Jack Ma has declared that "artificial intelligence and robots will kill many jobs". Voicing his bold opinions during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ma said that artificial intelligence (AI) is a threat to human beings and machines, and is going to replace huamns in jobs of the future. "The...

The Power of Surveillance Footage Aids Police in Florida School Shooting

Video from the school's surveillance system has helped police put together a timeline of events on the day of the shooting On Wednesday, February 14, a 19-year-old male entered a building of his old high school, climbed to the third floor and pulled the fire alarm. As students began to flood the hallways, he began to open fire upon them killing 17...

Atari Enters The Cryptocurrency Business

Forget about "Pong" — Atari's next big move is into an entirely new industry: cryptocurrency. Atari SA, the French holding company that now oversees all "Atari" properties, announced earlier this month that it's working on a cryptocurrency named "Atari Token." Moreover, that cryptocurrency is intended for use on a new digital entertainment platform. Atari itself isn't creating either. Instead, a...

Is Uber & Lyft More Of A Problem Than Solution?

 One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead. And in what could be a new wrinkle, a service by Uber called Express Pool now is seen as directly...

Facebook To Begin Delivering Post Cards Via U.S Mail

Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday. The postcard verification is Facebook’s latest effort to respond to criticism from lawmakers, security experts and election integrity watchdog groups that it...

Meet The Man Who Tried To Marry His Laptop

A man who tried to marry his laptop in a legal fight against same-sex marriage is promoting legislation across the country to require a filter to block pornography and human trafficking websites that would be lifted if a user pays $20. The measure pushed by Chris Sevier has been described as the "Elizabeth Smart Law" after the girl who was...

The Momo Challenge Resurfaces And Sparks Fear Within Parents

In 2018 the news of a viral social media game called The Momo Challenge circulated around the internet sparking fear in parents with young children who spend hours tapping away on their tablets and laptops. The origins of Momo varies with reports of the dangerous game starting on WhatsApp, players received deadly tasks from an unknown number after initial...