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Facebook Can Recognize You Even if You Don’t Show Your Face

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 7:00pm

Facebook’s artificial intelligence lab is working on an algorithm that can identify people even if their faces are hidden.

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You’d Be Fine if You Ate the French Mutant Lamb

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 5:28pm

A lamb born to a genetically modified sheep created to express a glowing green protein ended up in France's food supply. But is that really so bad?

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Mega Man’s Creator Wants to Restore Japanese Games’ Glory

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 5:15pm

Keiji Inafune is burning the candle at both ends, these days.

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Wacky Three-Wheelers Get More Old-School by Going Electric

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 2:00pm

Morgan's new electric three-wheeler is a futuristic blast from the past.

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AI’s Next Frontier: Machines That Understand Language

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 1:00pm

The AI startup MetaMind has published new research detailing a neural networking system that uses a kind of artificial short-term memory to answer a wide range of questions about a piece of natural language.

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Silent and Deadly: Fatal Farts Immobilize Prey

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 1:00pm

This tiny insect lurks in the nests of termites, farting on their unsuspecting prey.

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Hundreds of .Gov Credentials Found In Public Hacker Dumps

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 12:04pm

It’s no surprise that careless government employees use their .gov email addresses to sign up for all sorts of personal accounts. But when those insecure third party services are breached by hackers—and if those employees were foolish enough to reuse their .gov passwords, too—that carelessness can offer a dead-simple backdoor into federal agencies, with none of the usual […]

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Review: Devialet Phantom

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 12:00pm

This French Wi-Fi speaker's design is wild--its sides expand and contract as the bass booms and the treble twitters.

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This Landline-Inspired Gadget Aims to Outdo Your Smartphone


Wed, 24/06/2015 - 12:00pm

Ily is a communication device that combines the simplicity of a landline with the beauty of a touchscreen tablet.

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America’s Next Top Chef Is a Supercomputer From IBM

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 12:00pm

Plug in your ingredients, and the computer will churn out recipes you'd never imagined.

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Don’t Try This at Home: Making Lightning Bolts With Rockets

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 11:30am

How can you make your own lightning on demand? Just walk into a storm and send up a rocket on a string.

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Emoji—Trendy Slang or a Whole New Language?

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 11:00am

Will emoji will ride their cultural appeal long enough to become a discrete, complete means of communication?

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WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Grey’s Anatomy

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 11:00am

Who is ready for 11 seasons of surviving trauma?! That's what we thought.

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Why an Arms Control Pact Has Security Experts Up in Arms

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 11:00am

The road to the Wassennaar Arrangement is paved with good intentions. Here's a primer on what the rules are and why they could harm the state of computer security itself.

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Inside Gitmo’s Surreal Recreation Spots, Tiki Bar and All

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 11:00am

"Gitmo is the best posting a soldier can have," her escort casually mentioned. "There’s so much fun to be had here."

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Humans Are Tech’s Next Big Thing—And That Could Be Risky

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 11:00am

People, it turns out, might be the best at figuring out ways to capture their fellow humans' attention. But people are also far from perfect.

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This Algorithm Wants to Find Who’s Naked on the Internet

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 11:00am

If sex sells, maybe filtering it will, too.

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Remembering James Horner’s Magical Musical Genius

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 12:26am

The composer, who passed away yesterday in a tragic plane crash, gets a fitting elegy from a colleague.

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A Chip That Mimics Human Organs Is the Design of the Year

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:14pm

The chip's ultimate goal is to lessen dependence on animal test subjects and decrease time and cost for developing drugs. 

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How to Unsend Emails in Gmail

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 9:50pm

Plagued by sender's remorse? Google's finally releasing its fix to (one of) your email woes to Gmail.

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