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Category: Tech

First private asteroid mapping mission planned for the end of the decade

Deep Space Industries — a spaceflight company intent on mining asteroids for resources — announced its plans this week to conduct…

Adblock Plus has already defeated Facebook’s new ad blocking restrictions

Facebook’s plan to stop ad blockers has already been foiled. Adblock Plus has found a way to strip ads from Facebook, even…

Why are all these robots staring at me?

Ah, the Massive Eye. Such a comforting symbol, and not all reminiscent of omnipresent surveillance or literal towers of evil from…

400-year-old shark is the longest-living vertebrate ever

Scientists recently discovered that Greenland sharks could live for as long as 400 years, making them the longest-living vertebrates on…

Here’s the 11 things that we really want to see in the new Star Trek TV show

CBS will be launching a new iteration of Star Trek next year. Discovery will premiere on the network’s All Access,…

Darth Vader returns in new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer

Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One finally has a new trailer, and it features the biggest villain in the history of Star…

Popular Sex Toy Caught Sending Intimate Data To Manufacturer

In a world where thermostats, and smart locks can be hacked, and companies covertly record information, why should sex toys…

Kansas couple sues IP mapping firm for turning their life into a “digital hell”

reader comments 0 Ever since James and Theresa Arnold moved into their rented 623-acre farm in Butler County, Kansas, in…

How sky-high hype formed a storm cloud over No Man’s Sky’s release

Ship’s down! But before I go about doing all of these repairs… …I need to rename my planet. No Man’s…

Online Drug Sales Triple After Silk Road Closure, Says Report

The closure of Silk Road — a marketplace where internet users could purchase drugs and other illegal goods — in…

The first dozen hours of No Man’s Sky: Soaring past disappointment

Blast off: It’s time for No Man’s Sky! Hello Games reader comments 0 In crowded expo halls and at private demo sessions,…

The Obama administration has released its ‘Playbook’ for drone warfare

Following a court order, the Obama administration has unveiled the documents that guide its decisions to capture or kill individuals…

A Missouri man might owe his life to his Tesla Model X’s Autopilot

Tesla has come under fire for its Autopilot feature after a fatal traffic accident earlier this year. The same feature…

This short film is designed to convince ‘asshole’ millennials to become organ donors

Coleman F. Sweeney is an asshole. He’s the type of person who buys truck nuts for his battered pickup to…

Former CIA leader calls Trump ‘an unwitting agent’ for Russia

In a New York Times editorial published this morning, former acting director for the CIA Michael Morell called Donald Trump a…

Man Says Tesla Autopilot Saved His Life By Driving Him To the Hospital

An anonymous reader writes: Last month a man sent an email to Elon Musk explaining how his Tesla Model S…

Carnegie Mellon’s Mayhem AI takes home $2 million from DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge

The 2016 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge has concluded, and the winning team — Carnegie Mellon University’s ForAllSecure — is taking…

Car Thieves Arrested After Using Laptop and Malware To Steal More Than 30 Jeeps

New submitter altnuc writes: Two thieves in Houston stole more than 30 Jeeps by using a laptop and a stolen…

In Texas Oil Country, Wind Is Straining the Grid

Texas is learning just how costly it is to wrangle the wind. The Lone Star state is by far the…

Shell shock: why is a startup charging parents $180 for $2 worth of peanut butter?

Antera Therapeutics is a pricey way to introduce peanuts Continue reading… First published at: August 4, 2016 at 08:38PM.Syndicated from:…

Your future robot tattooist has steady hands, but isn’t great at conversation

A robot tattooist might have steadier "hands" than its human counterpart, but how do you know it’s not going to…

New theoretical work suggests women co-opted orgasms for happy endings

reader comments The existence of women’s orgasms has given scientists and philosophers a lot to chew on over the centuries….

Australia decides it should probably study climate science after all

Balloons at an April rally opposing CSIRO cuts. reader comments 0 In February, the new leader of Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific…

The Internet of Things: Outlook and Challenges

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” Arthur C. Clarke’s widely quoted proposition seems particularly apt nowadays. What in…

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