Indiana Supreme Court Sure Looks Skeptical That Taking a Police GPS Tracker Off Your Car Is Theft

The Indiana Supreme Court seemed dubious that a suspected Warrick County drug dealer who removed a hidden police tracker from his car should really be charged with theft, Ars Technica reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Police, Ars Technica, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, Courts, Gps, Civil Liberties, Gps Tracking, Indiana Supreme Court, Warrick County

The New Funko Hollywood Is an Essential Pop Culture Destination

We here at io9 love Funko Pops. We write about them . We buy them . We’ve talked about them being decimated . We’ve even made a pilgrimage to Funko Headquarters in Everett, Washington to visit the flagship store. That place is incredibly epic, as it should be, but it doesn’t come close to touching the toy company’s new…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Science, This Is Awesome, Everett Washington, Funko, FunkoPop, Funko Headquarters

Indian Government Asserts Widespread Digital Surveillance Powers After WhatsApp Hack

The Indian government has asserted sweeping powers to “intercept, monitor, or decrypt” any information that is “generated, transmitted, received, or stored” on any computer network in the country, per TechCrunch , and for purposes as vague as national security or safeguarding “public order.”Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Privacy, India, Social Media, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Espionage, Mass Surveillance, Wiretapping, NSO Group, Cyber Intelligence

Conspiracy Theorists Are Less Angry Than the Rest of Reddit, Study Finds

The path to the million-member-strong league on Reddit’s r/conspiracy is paved with politics, toxicity, and tech culture, a sprawling study has found. From an eight-year sample ranging from 2007 to 2015, a team of Australian researchers compared 15,370 r/conspiracy posters to an equal number of users who’d started out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Reddit, Conspiracy Theories, Rest of Reddit Study Finds

Star Trek 4 Is Back On, This Time From the Maker of Legion and Fargo

Kirk and Spock may be coming back to the big screen and from a very exciting filmmaker too.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Spock, Noah Hawley, Paramount, Kirk, Star Trek 4, Time From the Maker of Legion

How the Seattle area became a hotspot for satellite builders — and what comes next

Seattle may not be the best place to put a launch pad, but the region is turning into one of the most prolific satellite production centers in the United States. "How many of you know that Washington state is actually one of the world's leading satellite manufacturers?" Roger Myers, a longtime aerospace executive who is currently president-elect of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, asked during a session of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region's Economic Leadership Forum on Mond...
Tags: Science, Colorado, California, Washington, United States, Lockheed Martin, Seattle, Boeing, Roger Myers, Washington State Academy of Sciences

The 10 Best Deals of November 19, 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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It's Possible to Survive a Road Trip with Kids

If you’re one of the almost 50 million travelers hitting the road this Thanksgiving — well, good luck.Read more...
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Bill Gates-Backed Startup Uses AI to Create Solar Rays Hot Enough to Melt Steel

Like a kid burning holes in their toys using a magnifying glass, solar furnaces essentially do the same thing on a much grander scale. The larger an array of reflectors you can build, the bigger the sun-focusing lens you get. But a new startup is promising a better way to build solar furnaces using AI to reduce their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Environmental, Bill Gates, Solar, Ai, Heliogen, Heliostatic Mirrors, Solar Furnace, Create Solar Rays Hot Enough to Melt Steel

To 15 Years of World of Warcraft, and All the Pups I've Loved Before

This coming weekend, on November 23, the Warcraft franchise marks some significant birthdays. Not only is it 25 years since Blizzard’s fantasy series first kicked off with the release of Orcs and Humans, it’s also 15 years to the day since Azeroth became open to all in World of Warcraft, changing video games forever .…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Dogs, Corgis, Blizzard, MMORPG, RPG, World of Warcraft, Activision, Warcraft, Azeroth, Good Boys

Smash Player Develops Hand-Warming GameCube Controller

The unwieldy GameCube pad is ubiquitous in Super Smash Bros. competition. Smash players have long been improving the controller through mods, the latest of which is an internal hand-warming mechanism that gets fingers nice and toasty after periods of inactivity.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mod, Controller, Kotaku Core, Super Smash Bros, Smash, GameCube, Super Smash Bros Melee

DC Is Suing DoorDash Over Its Predatory Tip-Skimming Scheme

DoorDash is in deep shit over in DC over the controversial wage model it had in place for years that used customer tips to pay worker wages and inflate its bottom line.Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Washington Dc, Dc, Delivery, Doordash

Guys, Fitbit Started Profiting Off Health Data Long Before Google Showed Up

Since news broke that Google bought Fitbit for $2.1 billion, one of the big questions was how that massive treasure trove of Fitbit data would be handled. Everyone saw what happened with Nest. As a company, Nest and its data operated separately for a long while, but earlier this year, Nest users were told to migrate… Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Wearables, Science, Fitbit, Nest, Fitness Tracking

It's Time to Kick Big Pharma Out of Antibiotics Research, Scientists Argue

In the wake of recent reports showing that antibiotic-resistant superbugs are on the rise, some scientists in the UK are pushing for a fix that might seem radical. They argue that the research and development of new antibiotics should be taken out of the pharmaceutical industry’s hands and publicly funded on a global…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Industry, Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance, Superbugs, Big Pharma, Antibiotics Research Scientists Argue

Celebrate Waffle Day With $20 Waffle Knits From Jachs

Waffle Knits | Starting at $20 | Jachs
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This AI system predicts seizures an hour before they happen with 99.6% accuracy

A pair of researchers from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have developed an artificial intelligence system that predicts epileptic seizures with 99.6 percent accuracy. The World Health Organization estimates that between 4 and 10 in every 1,000 people suffer from epilepsy-related seizures. According to numerous studies, 70 percent of those afflicted have symptoms that can be mitigated with medication. The problem is that many patients are unable to tell when they enter the preictal sta...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, World Health Organization, Lafayette, University of Louisiana, Magdy Bayoumi, Hisham Daoud

Nikola Tesla Accurately Predicted the Rise of the Internet & Smart Phone in 1926

Certain cult historical figures have served as prescient avatars for the techno-visionaries of the digital age. Where the altruistic utopian designs of Buckminster Fuller provided an ideal for the first wave of Silicon Valley pioneers (a group including computer scientist and philosopher Jaron Lanier and Wired editor Kevin Kelly), later entrepreneurs have hewn closer to the principles of brilliant scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla, who believed, as he told Liberty magazine in 1935, that “we s...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, College, Tesla, Liberty, Silicon Valley, Smart Phone, Nikola Tesla, Colliers, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Kevin Kelly, Jaron Lanier, Buckminster Fuller, Durham NC Follow

I Have to Tell You Something Very Important About Honeybees

I simply must inform you of this crucial bee fact: When bees get trapped in water, they use their wings as hydrofoils to surf back to the safety of land.Read more...
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If the Hulu and AT&T Price Hikes Piss You Off, Here Are Some Live TV Streaming Alternatives

Hulu has, very regrettably, alerted users that its Live TV plans are spiking $10 per month beginning December 18. That means that its ad-supported Hulu + Live TV package is now going to run $55 per month—an additional $120 per year. That’s a very real chunk of change for cord-cutters on a budget. Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Hulu, Pluto TV, Cbs All Access, AT amp, FuboTV, YouTube TV, Youtubetv, Hulu Live TV, Streaming Wars, Streaming On A Budget

First Global Map of Titan Reveals a Truly Alien World

Using data gathered by NASA’s Cassini probe, scientists have compiled the first global geologic map of Saturn’s enigmatic moon Titan. The new map reveals a world that’s distinctly familiar, yet completely foreign at the same time. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Saturn, Titan, Cassini, Planetary Science, Saturnian Moons

Researchers Create Trash-Talking Robot That Proves Machines Can Get Under Human’s Skin

Trash talk has long been an effective (but underhanded) tool when it comes to sports, gaming, and other competitive endeavors. But it’s been assumed that it’s a strategy that only works between humans who can deliver remarks with emotional weight. It turns out that’s not the case, as researchers from Carnegie Mellon…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Softbank, Research, Pepper, Robots, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon, CMU

MP PSC State Civil and Forest Service Examination 2019

MP State Civil and Forest Service Examination 2019 Online Applications are invited by Madhya Pradesh (MP) Public Service Commission (PSC) from Indian Nationals for Recruitment for the suitable candidates for Preliminary Recruitment Examination for the Madhya Pradesh (MP) State Civil/ Administrative  Service Examination 2019 and MP State Forest Service Examination 2019 for various Officer... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Science, Jobs, Forest Service, Officer, Forest, Administrative, Administration, PSC, Indore, Manisha, Recruitment Examination, Madhya Pradesh MP Public Service Commission PSC, Indian Nationals for Recruitment, Govt. Job for B.Sc, Government-jobs-for-Graduates, Madhya-Pradesh

Here’s the first look inside Orbex’s Scotland rocket factory

European private launch startup Orbex is getting ready to start actually launching payloads aboard its own rockets, and it’s pulling back the curtains to give a look at the factory it’s using to build its launch vehicles. The UK-based company is building its rockets from a facility in Scotland, and this virtual tour gives an idea of what they’re doing to make the first rocket field by renewable, clean-burning fuel a reality. Orbex Prime’s Stage 2 vehicle. The second stage that Orbex will u...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Space, UK, Science, Scotland, Tech, Flight, Prime, Printing, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Sutherland, Spaceport, Outer Space

Sweden Drops Investigation Into Rape Allegation Against Julian Assange

Julian Assange has evaded more charges by running out the clock. Sweden has announced it has dropped an investigation into a rape allegation made against the Wikileaks founder, arguing that too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made in 2010. In a news conference, NPR reports, Swedish Deputy Director of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Sexual Assault, Npr, Julian Assange, Wikileaks

SNC’s Dream Chaser spacecraft can supply NASA’s lunar space station – and become its own orbital platform

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is in the process of developing ‘Dream Chaser,’ a reusable spacecraft designed to ferry cargo to the International Space Station, and bring it back to Earth, landing on a runway like the Space Shuttle. Today, the company revealed more about the Dream Chaser at a press event at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It literally showed off a new cargo component of the Dream Chaser, with a full-scale model on site – the ‘Shooting Star’ is an ejectable, disposable secon...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Orbital Sciences, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft, Outer Space

Dopamine fasting: why Silicon Valley is trying to avoid all forms of stimulation

It’s the latest trend in the world’s tech capital. But is it really possible to cut yourself off from everything in life that excites you – and can it be any good for you?They have done biohacking, clean sleeping and the keto diet, but now Silicon Valley types have coined a new health trend – dopamine fasting. It is thought that depriving yourself of the neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger that motivates us to do things, can help to reboot or rebalance the brain. Fasting might entail abstinen...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Neuroscience, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Silicon Valley, Diets and dieting, Imperial College London, David Nutt

Climate Change Is Even Ruining Pokemon Now

It’s not enough for humans to screw up our planet . Apparently, we’ve screwed up Earth in the Pokemon universe as well.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Earth, Pokemon, Coral Reefs, Coral Bleaching, Earther Is A Gamer Blog Now

New Rise of Skywalker Images Have Arrived Along With a Curious Tidbit About 'Ancient' Star Wars

We’ve been so busy obsessing over The Mandalorian we almost forgot it was getting close to the time Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker features would start rolling out! Ok, not really ...Read more...
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Dating App The League Will Start Making Its Users Face-Time Each Other

The League dating app—which filters users to make sure they’re in the right league—has decided to mess around with video speed dating.Read more...
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