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...

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...

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...

Amazon Is Now Bigger Than Microsoft

Amazon officially passed Microsoft's market capitalization last week, and continues to outperform the market at large. Amazon's cloud-computing business is growing three times faster than Microsoft's — and the potential market continues to expand. When Amazon came online in 1995 selling books, Microsoft already had two decades of computer-selling experience under its belt. For the next 20 years, despite Amazon's skyrocketing growth, Microsoft maintained it's...

Warning: Before You See The Movie Black Panther, Read This!

After months of anticipation, Marvel’s “Black Panther” will finally hit theaters this Friday, February 16. The latest Marvel movie has already set a record for the highest selling presale tickets for a super hero movie and is expected to break records this weekend. This is a time to bring awareness to potential dangers that could occur to millions of...

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...

We Still Don’t Know If SmartPhones Cause Cancer or Not

American scientists released two new major studies investigating whether or not there’s connection between cancer risk and cell phone use and the much-awaited answer is…*drumroll, please*…we still don’t really know anything for certain. The U.S.’s National Toxicology Program released the final results last week of two much-anticipated studies, one on mice and one on rats, which each exposed the animals to cell...

Facebook’s Algorithm Change Could Affect How Cops Speak to Citizens

Facebook has already become a critical communications tool for police and fire departments as well as local governments across the United States. Immediately after a 15-year-old started shooting a handgun inside his western Kentucky high school last week, the state’s police turned to Facebook to warn and inform the greater community. The first post was shared by users more than 6,000 times, and throughout...

Cryptocurreny Takes Blow To The Face After Facebook Ad Ban

Bitcoin skids to two-month low after Facebook ad ban unnerves investors Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, skidded 11 percent on Thursday to its lowest since late November, as a Facebook ban on cryptocurrency adverts and a growing regulatory backlash against the nascent market frightened investors. Thursday's drop to as low as $9,022 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange left bitcoin trading at less...

Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is their marriage working?

It’s been just over a year since Microsoft swallowed the career networking site LinkedIn. That’s long enough to start asking: Was the $27 billion deal worth it? Critics warned at the time of the deal that Microsoft was overpaying for a declining business. Others argued that Microsoft’s largest-ever acquisition fit into a strategy of building up the company’s Office suite...