De La Soul Streaming Deal Gets Halted By Tommy Boy Records, Is Blockchain The Solution?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqOo8MCljeg This past sunday De La Soul’s debut album 3 Feet High and Rising reached it's 30 year anniversary. A moment to celebrate an influential album including huge records like “Me Myself and I” and “Potholes In My Lawn” became a reminder that the music industry values money over it's artists and the effects can be severe. The iconic group...

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...

AI to Replace Journalists? China’s First Female Artificially Intelligent News Presenter, Xin Xiaomeng, Goes Live On Air

This is the first female Artificial Intelligence (AI) news presenter. Chinese news agency Xinhua has put its first female Artificial Intelligence (AI) news presenter on the job, signaling a clear threat to human journalists in the years to come. Sporting a short haircut and wearing a pink dress, the AI robot named "Xin Xiaomeng" made its debut in a short,...

Facebook + Bitcoin = Facebit Facebook Is Working on Their Own Cryptocurrencies: Report

With Facebook's plan to merge its three platforms -- Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram - the digital currency would reach nearly "2.7 billion people who use one of the three apps each month". More than 50 engineers at Facebook are reportedly busy giving shape to the social media giant's own cryptocurrency and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is quite bullish on the project....

It’s Called Survival: Elon Musk’s Tesla To Shut Down Stores Rely On Online Sale

Elon Musk has said sales of the Model 3 electric car are essential to the California-based firm's survival Tesla is set to close all of its stores in a cost-cutting measure so it can sell its Model 3 for a reduced starting price of $35,000. The California-based firm's cars will now only be available online. Tesla's chief executive officer Elon Musk...

Tech This Out: FedEx, Walmart, Pizza Hut Partners To Test New Robot Delivery Service

FedEx Corp this summer plans to begin testing a robot to handle home deliveries for partners ranging from Walmart Inc to Pizza Hut. Shippers, retailers and restaurants are experimenting with robots, drones and self-driving cars in a bid to use automation to drive down the high cost of delivering gadgets, groceries and even cups of coffee the “last mile” to...

Thanks To New Technology In San Francisco: Old Cannabis Convictions Are Now Being Expunged

Thousands of cannabis convictions in the US have been expunged by the San Francisco District Attorney's office using technology to deal with a backlog of cases being reviewed after the drug was legalized. More than 9,300 individuals have had their convictions sealed under the program, meaning they have better access to jobs and housing. Known as the Adult Use of Marijuana...

Google Nest: A Case of Home Invasion

The controversy around Google’s Nest home-security devices shows that consumers never really know what their personal technology is capable of. Google apologized to customers who purchased its Nest Secure home-security system. The device is equipped with a microphone that has gone unmentioned since it went on sale in 2017. Earlier in February, Google announced on Twitter an upcoming software update that activated...

Elon Musk Face Possible Jail Time Over His Use of Twitter

US regulators are seeking contempt of court charges against Elon Musk over fears his use of Twitter has potentially misled investors in Tesla. The Tesla tycoon could face jail time if a judge decides he has broken the terms of a settlement with US regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the watchdog that upholds US stock market rules, went to...

The Reason Conspiracy Videos Work So Well on YouTube

It’s the paranoid style, mutated for platform politics. Cataloging the conspiracies on offer on YouTube is a fool’s errand, but let’s try: fake moon landing, flat Earth, 9/11 stuff, the Illuminati, anti-vaxxer propaganda, medical quackery, QAnon, Nikola Tesla and the pyramids, fiat currency, global cooling, lizard people, robot overlords, time travel, and many even odder things you’ve probably never heard of. Last month, YouTube said it would stop recommending “content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as...