By 2025 NYC Is Making A Push To Bring Wi Fi Hotspots By Utilizing Its Streetlights

The de Blasio administration is in the early phases of exploring how it can turn the city’s 250,000-plus streetlights into high-speed public Wi-Fi hotspots, the New York Post reports. The move would advance Mayor de Blasio’s goal of bringing “affordable, reliable, high-speed” internet to the city by 2025. The initiative is hardly out of the gate: The city has yet to determine...

Australian Self Declared ‘Cyborg” Fined After Implanting A Travel Card Under His Skin

The man who tapped in and out of the Sydney Trains system with just his hand claims the law has fallen behind technology. A self-declared "cyborg" has been fined after he was unable to produce his travel card on request - because it had been implanted in his hand. The 34-year-old man, whose legal name is Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow,...

Rihanna Takes On Snapchat (And She Makes A Valid Point)

Mar 15, 2018 Rihanna has accused Snapchat of "intentionally" shaming victims of domestic abuse. The singer was the subject of an advert on the platform which asked users if they would "rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown". The ad, which was for a game, appeared to reference Chris Brown's conviction for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 while they were dating. Newsbeat has contacted the owner...

Facebook Moving Forward with Music and Sport Streaming

In this fast-paced world, companies are constantly needing to adapt and expand in order to be successful. It’s no different for social media platforms, which often find it necessary to expand their reach and cover multiple territories. Recently, Facebook took steps into music licensing, signing a deal with ICE Services, a licensing group and copyright database of around 31 million music...

Automaker Porsche Is Planning On Making A Car That Can Fly

Porsche is studying flying passenger vehicles but expects it could take up to a decade to finalize technology before they can launch in real traffic, its head of development said on Tuesday. Volkswagen’s sports-car division is in the early stages of drawing up a blueprint of a flying taxi as it ponders new mobility solutions for congested urban areas, Porsche R&D...

Disney Uses Black Panther Success to Donate to STEM Education In The Hood

Of all the incredibly cool things in the recent Black Panther film, one of the coolest is Letitia Wright’s portrayal of T’Challa’s extremely tech-savvy teenage sister Shuri. The film has been making a lot of noise since its debut, helping IMAX break February box office records. Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said himself that Black Panther is a “masterpiece of moviemaking,… sparking discussion, inspiring people...

Tech This Out: Google Assistant Will Soon Be Able To Speak Multiple Languages

Google Assistant is about to give the term multilingual a whole new meaning. In a few months the tech giant's digital assistant will be able to help a broader range of people around the world by learning new languages, the company announced Friday. "Android users are all around the world, so from the start, our goal has been to bring the Assistant to as many...

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...

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...

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...