Tech This Out: ‘Human Uber’ Lets You Pay Someone To Live Your Life For You

Someone can dress as you and walk around – all while you lounge at home with your laptop A new "human Uber" could let you pay someone to live your life for you. Japanese researcher Jun Rekimoto has developed a special screen that can be strapped to a person's face and allow them to live on your behalf. By dressing up as...

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...

Hawaii: Using Drones to Save People Trapped by Hot Lava

They’ve also been faster and safer than putting boots on the ground, a department official said. Navigating a field of hot lava makes for a fun kids game, but it’s far more terrifying in real life. On May 27, one unfortunate individual was in that exact situation, surrounded by molten rock flowing from the Mount Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. But the Interior Department...

Should Robots Have Legal Rights?

Are we becoming legally reckless when it comes to Robots and AI? Three recent developments in robotics and artificial intelligence are raising eyebrows among even the most optimistic of futurists and simultaneously intensifying concerns harbored by AI alarmists. Robots being granted legal rights Last October in Saudi Arabia, Sophia—a robot created by Hanson Robotics—was granted honorary citizenship during a presentation at the Future...

There Is No God and Computers Will Overtake Humans!

Stephen Hawking has said that there is no God and computers will overcome humans in next 100 years. The 73-year-old turned down impression of a God in a discussion by declaring that science is capable OF explaining the initiation of everything. When asked by Spanish newspaper El Pais if researchers should ever believe in God, Hawking replied: “I use the...

Things Just Got Ugly: Uber vs Google

An epic court battle between Uber and a Google spinoff, centered on the alleged theft of self-driving car technology, began with accusations of sinister plots and other devious behavior lobbed in both directions. In opening arguments Monday, lawyers for Google’s former autonomous car unit Waymo likened Uber to Rosie Ruiz, one of the most notorious cheaters in sports history. Waymo...

Trump’s wall: How much has been built so far?

Trump’s wall: How much has been built so far?
Image copyright AFP Claim: Much of the wall has already been fully renovated or built. Mexico is paying for the wall through the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.Verdict: The border authorities say work has begun on building improved border security infrastructure. The money made available so far is largely tied to barrier designs that already exist.…

Tech This Out: These New 3D-Printed Corneas Could Help 15 Million People See Again

A team of English researchers has developed a novel piece of biotechnology that could wind up helping millions get their eyesight back. It’s another marvel of three-dimensional printing, using stem cells, collagen, and a type of polysaccharide called alginate to create a so-called “bio-ink” that can be used to print a cornea. It’s not yet on the market, but if...

This Company Just Received $5.3M In Funding For Creating”Robo-Advisors”

Over the past few years, Singapore has seen the birth of several fintech startups that are using automation and AI to replicate the role of human financial advisors, helping users to preserve and grow their wealth through passive investing. With lower fees than banks and fund managers, these robo-advisors reckon they can make more money for their users than their...

Intel’s Brian Krzanich Forced Out As CEO After ‘Consensual Relationship’ with Employee

Intel's Brian Krzanich was forced out as CEO following an investigation into a "consensual relationship with an Intel employee," the company announced Thursday. Krzanich has also left the board, it said.Chief financial officer Robert Swan will step in as interim CEO, effective immediately, and the board has already begun the search for a permanent replacement. "An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel...