Facebook Sues Shadowy Israeli Cyberweapons Firm NSO Group Over WhatsApp Malware

Facebook and subsidiary WhatsApp have filed suit against shadowy Israeli cyber-intelligence firm NSO Group, saying that it exploited a vulnerability in the encrypted messaging app to infect over 1,400 phones with malware.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Whatsapp, Espionage, NSO, NSO Group, Cyber Intelligence

Terrorists Win

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive came out all the way back in 2012—though it still has a large player base and its tie-ins with the Steam Community marketplace have remained active long after developer Valve’s attention mostly went elsewhere. Patch notes from Monday flagged by Vice News indicate that may have become a…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Technology, Video Games, Fraud, Scams, Cybercrime, Steam, Valve, Patch, Counter Strike, Csgo, Counter Strike Global Offensive

Breaking Down the Details and Mysteries of The Mandalorian's Final Trailer

Last night we got another look at The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm and Disney’s intriguing entry in the realm of live-action Star Wars TV. While it still left us with plenty of questions about what the titular mercenary will actually get up to in the series, it did give us a few sneaky connections to the wider world of Star…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Trailer Breakdown, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus

Green Lantern and Strange Adventures TV Shows Are Coming to HBO Max

HBO Max just put on a fancy ring and created some shows no one was expecting. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Dc Comics, Streaming, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Green Lantern, Greg Berlanti, DC Universe, HBO Max, Strange Adventures

The 10 Best Deals of October 29, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Study triples number of people threatened by coastal flooding

Sea level rise caused by climate change threatens millions of people worldwide.A new study suggests that previous estimates of the threats of coastal flooding were based on incorrect measurements of land elevation.Coastal regions in Asia are especially vulnerable. None The number of people threatened by climate change-related flooding is three times higher than previously thought, according to new research. A study published by Climate Central in Nature Communications suggests that 300 million...
Tags: Asia, Science, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Disaster, Nasa, Thailand, Innovation, Climate Central, Climate Central in Nature Communications, SRTM, Mainland China Bangladesh India Vietnam Indonesia

This site dares you to literally ‘give a shit for science’

A pair of startups yesterday launched a campaign to convince people to send them pictures of their poop. We bet you didn’t think you’d read that on TNW today, but it’s for a decent reason. The images will purportedly be used to create a database to train AI on the subtleties of human waste. Auggi, a startup developing a health app, and Seed Health, a company that develops and sells probiotics, have joined forces for the “give a shit for science” campaign in hopes they can obtain 100,000 poop pic...
Tags: Startups, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Distract

Samsung Brings Big, Bright QLED Displays to Laptops For the First Time

Samsung knows that its recent laptops haven’t quite made the impact it wanted, so for its next batch of notebooks, Samsung is trying something new: borrowing the QLED display tech used on Samsung’s high-end TVs and putting them on the upcoming Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion. Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Samsung, Laptops, Hands On, First Look, First Time, Consumer Tech, Galaxy Book Flex, Galaxy Book Ion

The Perfect Halloween Costume Is a Projector Mask That Can Turn You Into Anyone

Sean Hodgins has come up with the perfect solution for anyone struggling to choose just one costume for Halloween. He designed and engineered a face-changing projection mask that allows you to disguise yourself as anyone or anything—at least until the battery in your back pocket runs out.Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Halloween, Science, Hacks, Cosplay, Projectors, Sean Hodgins

Juul Gradually Weening Itself Off Employees

E-cigarette company Juul billed itself as an evolution in smoking cessation and has largely been recast in the court of public opinion as a wildly effective new tool for addicting kids to nicotine. The Wall Street Journal today reported that the company is trying to cut back, though. Read more...
Tags: Science, Ecigarettes, Wall Street Journal, Juul

Samsung's Second Foldable Is a Flip Phone with a Next-Gen Design

The Galaxy Fold just went on sale a month ago, but at Samsung’s 2019 developers conference, the smartphone giant just released a teaser for its next foldable phone. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Foldables, Galaxy Fold, Samsung Teases Its Next Foldable, Galaxy Fold 2, Samsung Developers Conference

Five Backcountry Backpacks to Keep You Safe in the Wild

Let’s talk about backcountry skiing safety for a minute, shall we? Diving into the world of backcountry skiing is hugely different than any shredding you’ll do at a ski resort. For starters, the terrain is variable; you won’t find any corduroy groomers out there. But more obvious, however, is the lack of chair lifts.…Read more...
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Poop for Science

Here’s an opportunity for the charitable scientific enthusiasts among us: please photograph your poop today in order to help train artificial intelligence.Read more...
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Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure Tricked Me Into Liking Squats but the Calorie-Burn Was Lacking

As long as people want to lose weight, there’s always going to be some sort of fitness grift—be it $4,000 treadmills with on-demand classes, a mirror that guides you through workouts, or the army of Peloton knockoff bikes. It’d be fair if your first impulse would be to group Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure for the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Nintendo, Peloton, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure

A cloud weighs as much as 300 cars so why doesn't it fall on our heads?

This fascinating video from the American Chemical Society answers that question but unfortunately provides no answers about why so many clouds look like bunnies.
Tags: Weather, Video, Science, News, Clouds, American Chemical Society

Satellites Track the World's Longest Lightning Bolt

Using satellites and ground stations, scientists have documented an epic lightning flash from 2017 that zipped above three states in the U.S. Southwest. Incredibly, scientists say discoveries of even bigger “megaflashes” are likely.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lightning, Meteorology, Extreme Weather, Sprites, Thunderbolt Of Lightning Very Very Frightening, Megaflashes, Horizontal Lightning, U S Southwest Incredibly

Hidden Camera Clips Popped Up On Pornhub—and the Problem Won't Go Away

The five videos showed women showering and changing their clothes in a locker room at South Carolina’s Limestone College. Apparently, a camera had been hidden in a sink to secretly capture athletes from visiting schools. The clips, running between 90 seconds and three minutes in length, were uploaded to Pornhub, one…Read more...
Tags: Science, Porn, Pornhub, South Carolina, Revenge Porn, Nonconsensual Pornography, Limestone College, Nonconsensual Porn

Far more people are threatened by rising seas than scientists realized, a study shows: 'The magnitude of the numbers speaks for itself'

A new study suggests that far more people could experience the consequences of coastal flooding than earlier estimates suggested.
Tags: Science

The New Pixel 4 Real-Time Transcription App Is Amazing—What to Use If You Can't Get It

Among the new features onboard the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones is a Recorder app that can transcribe spoken audio in real-time—a tool that could prove hugely useful in lectures, interviews, and more besides. It works offline too, but it’s not your only option for converting speech into text.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Ai, Pixel, Pixel 4, Real Time Transcription

Jachs's Fall Flash Sale Is Here and You Can Get Shirts For Just $11

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Study triples population at risk of climate-triggered floods

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says the number of people threatened by climate change-triggered flooding is about three times higher than previously thought. But it’s not because of more water. The study says it is because the land, especially in Asia and the developing world, is several feet lower than what space-based radar has […]
Tags: Asia, Science, News, Washington, Ap, Nation

The Films That Messed Us Up Forever

It’s that time of year—leaves are turning, pumpkins are being carved, and costumes are being prepped. But among all the usual Halloween festivities is another tradition: watching scary movies. However, if you were scarred from watching one when you were too young—or perhaps when you had Scarlet freakin’ fever—you may…Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Kids, Horror, Nostalgia, Memories

Untitled Goose Game Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Sow Chaos Only a Goose Could Love

The Untitled Goose Game that became a viral phenomenon right after its launch a month ago has been vulnerable to hacking, according to a report from a security researcher. Read more...
Tags: Security, Games, Science, Honk, Untitled Goose Game


A tribute on his 110th birth anniversary by Marzban Jamshedji Giara He was born on 30th October 1909 at Bombay in a Parsi family. He studied at Elphinstone College,, Bombay and at Cambridge University, U.K. He had the Isaac Newton Studentship. He studied in Copnhagen, Zurich and Rome. He lectured at Cambridge for four years as a mathematical physicist. He obtained a doctorate in1933 for his research paper on “The Absorption of Cosmic Radiation.” In 1939 he became a Reader at the Indian Institute...
Tags: Science, Life, India, Rome, United Nations, Cambridge, Geneva, Cambridge University, Bangalore, Kerala, Bombay, International Atomic Energy Agency, Indira Gandhi, Padma Bhushan, Royal Society London, Atomic Energy Commission

How to Make a Black Hole in a Science Lab

Nearly 50 years ago—before Interstellar, A Brief History of Time, and certainly the Event Horizon Telescope—postdoctoral researcher William Unruh was attempting to explain black holes to a crowd at an Oxford University colloquium. There were no reference points with which to compare an object so dense that light…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Time, Physics, Oxford University, Black Holes, Reality, William Unruh

Buy 3 Games, Get One of Them For Free (Including The Outer Worlds) on Amazon

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Buy 2 Games, Get One Free (Including The Outer Worlds) on Amazon

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Here's the Internet's 'Birth Certificate' From 50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today, on October 29, 1969, the internet was born. It was a humble beginning—a single login from a computer terminal at UCLA in Los Angeles to the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in the Bay Area. But it was a tiny baby step that would eventually catapult the world into the information age.Read more...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Darpa, Ucla, Bay Area, ARPA, Internet History, Arpanet, Stanford Research Institute SRI

Here They Are, the Dumbest Smart Glasses

It’s hard to stay focused on a task when even the watch you’re wearing can distract you with video games and internet access. But a company called Narbis has come up with a smart device that promises to keep you focused by physically preventing you from seeing the distractions all around you.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Tech, Smart Glasses, Consumer Tech, Neurofeedback, Narbis

Apple Pulls iOS 13.2 After Users Complain Update Bricks HomePods

While the HomePod delivers the impressive audio quality, it hasn’t quite enjoyed the widespread success of competing smart speakers like the Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo. And now, things have just gotten worse now that Apple’s iOS 13.2 patch has reportedly started bricking HomePods.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Smart Speakers, HomePod, Google Home Mini, Homepods Getting Bricked, Ios 132

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