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The US Army is developing a nightmarish thermal facial recognition system

The US Army just took a giant step toward developing killer robots that can see and identify faces in the dark. DEVCOM, the US Army’s corporate research department, last week published a pre-print paper documenting the development of an image database for training AI to perform facial recognition using thermal images. Why this matters: Robots can use night vision optics to effectively see in the dark, but to date there’s been no method by which they can be trained to identify surveillance target...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, US Army, Neural


Telecoms Companies Vow To Withhold Donations From Republicans Who Challenged Election Results

Several of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies have vowed to halt donations to the Republican lawmakers who sought to delay the certification of the 2020 election results, joining a growing list of businesses pledging to reevaluate their political contributions in 2021.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Comcast, Att, Republican, T Mobile, US Capitol, Lawmakers, Telecommunications Companies


Twitter Probably Won’t Implode Because It Banned Our Awful President

Twitter finally banned its worst user last Friday, Donald Trump, after he directly incited a ragtag mob of his most rage-addled supporters into an ill-fated Pickett’s Charge on the Capitol last week.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Finance, Social Media, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Capitol, Pickett, Stonks


This Ugly Little Ultrasound Device Could Tell You When You Have to Pee

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 25 million Americans suffer from some form of incontinence. In many cases, patients dealing with incontinence can’t feel bladder fullness, resulting in accidents. A device called the DFree is an ultrasound sensor hopes to solve that.Read more...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Science, National Institutes of Health, CES 2021


Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn are clustering in the night sky in a rare, three-planet conjunction event. Here's how to see it on Monday.

Saturn (above) and Jupiter (below) in the sky above a church in New York City, December 2020. Gary Hershorn Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn are aligned in the night sky, appearing closer together than they've been since 2000. When three planets move into such a conjunction, it's known as a planetary trio. Here's how to see the conjunction on Monday night. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn are currently clustering together in the night sky.Monday ...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, Trends, Earth, Planets, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, Boston Globe, Amy Oliver, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Aylin Woodward, Gary Hershorn Mercury Jupiter


Parler's Implosion, Explained

Parler, which rose to prominence as the “conservative Twitter” thanks to its lax content moderation, is having one of the worst weeks of its existence—indeed, after the time it’s had, Parler may cease to exist at all.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Lawsuits, Tough Times, Parler, Capitol Riot


This Kitchen Garden System Adds Microgreens (and Alexa) To Your Lockdown Diet

When it comes to indoor gardening you basically have to go big or go home. Anyone who has started seedlings in the kitchen and hoped to get some basil or thyme out of the process knows that it’s easy to get a sprout but hard to get a plant. Chicago-based Rise Gardens hopes to change that.Read more...
Tags: Gardening, Science, Chicago, Alexa, Rise Gardens, CES 2021


PayPal Dumps GiveSendGo, the 'Christian' Crowdfunding Site Used By Proud Boys

This morning PayPal confirmed to Gizmodo that it has cut ties with GiveSendGo, the Christian crowdfunding platform which hosts fundraisers for, among other causes, Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse and Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio.Read more...
Tags: Science, Paypal, Gizmodo, Trump, Kenosha, Bye Bye, Kyle Rittenhouse, Givesendgo, Enrique Tarrio Read


Intel's Got Some Big Changes That Have Me Excited About Its Mobile Processor Line-Up

Not content to talk about only its desktop processors, Intel had a lot to say regarding its mobile processor line-up, too. The chipmaker is releasing two new 10th-gen mobile processors, new 11th-gen mobile processors, and Chromebooks will even get Intel’s Tiger Lake processors for the first time, plus some extra…Read more...
Tags: Science, Intel, Processors, Chromebooks, Cpus, Consumer Tech, Tiger Lake, CES 2021, 11th Gen


Lenovo First ThinkPad With a Detachable Tablet Is Here

The ThinkPad moniker is practically synonymous with durable, business-focused laptops. (And perhaps best known for the red dot in the middle of the keyboard.) Over time, Lenovo its lineup with touch displays and 360-degree rotating hinges—see the Yoga line of 2-in-1s that can morph into a tablet. But now Lenovo has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Lenovo, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Lenovo First


Researchers Find That the iPhone 12 Can Deactivate a Pacemaker

A new study published by the Heart Rhythm Society indicates that the iPhone 12 can interfere with a pacemaker if the phone is placed close to a patient’s heart. But the study, which was designed to look at whether the magnetic array that enables the iPhone 12's new MagSafe charging technology had an effect on …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Consumer Tech, Heart Rhythm Society, Iphone12, Not Great


Hades Is Life

While playing through Supergiant Games’ Hades I kept asking myself, why is this game so freaking good?Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Hell, Mythology, Nintendo, Greek Mythology, Supergiant Games, Nintendo Switch, Hades, Time Loops


Heck Yes, NASA's Juno and InSight Missions Are Getting Bonus Time

A pair of ongoing NASA missions—the Juno spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter and the InSight lander on Mars—have been extended following an external review.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Jupiter, Planetary Science, Juno, Juno Spacecraft, Insight Probe


The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Is Lenovo's Thinnest 2-in-1 Ever

Lenovo’s ThinkPads are some of the few commercial laptops that have crossover appeal to the general consumer market, and for CES 2021, Lenovo claims its new Thinkpad X1 Titanium Yoga is not only the thinnest 2-in-1 it’s ever made, but also the thinnest ThinkPad ever. Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Yoga, Lenovo, Laptops, Thinkpad, Consumer Tech, 2 In 1s, CES 2021, Lenovos Thinnest Thinkpad Ever


Lora DiCarlo Brings Hot Vibes to CES—As In They Are Warm to the Touch

A lot has changed for Lora DiCarlo since CES 2019, when the Consumer Technology Association stripped its innovative Osé sex toy of a well-deserved CES Innovation Award. Not only does CES fuck now, Lora DiCarlo is also announcing a new product line for the all-virtual CES 2021.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Vibrators, Consumer Tech, Consumer Technology Association, Sex Tech, Lora DiCarlo, CES 2021


The Best Amazon Deals of the Day

Top Pick: Mpow MBits S Wireless Earbuds | $20 | AmazonRead more...
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Parler Sues Amazon Over Supposed Antitrust Violation

Parler is now suing Amazon after the company—along with fellow tech giants Apple and Google—refused to continue hosting the “free speech” platform in the wake of last week’s violent rush on the U.S. Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Aws, Parler, Deplatforming, Capitol Riot, The Great Deplatforming


Saildrone launches a 72-foot autonomous seabed-mapping boat

Mapping the ocean’s floor is a surprisingly vital enterprise, which helps with a range of activities including shipping, coastal protection, and deep-sea resource gathering. It’s also a very costly and time-consuming activity, which can be demanding and dangerous for those involved. Saildrone is a startup focused on building out autonomous exploratory vessels that can do lots of mapping, while making very little impact on the environment in which they operate, and without requiring any crew on b...
Tags: TC, Science, Hardware, Tech, Earth, Sea, New Hampshire, Mars, Biotech, Robotics, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Ship, Oceanography, University of New Hampshire, Saildrone, Moon Saildrone


'Reckless' Christmas easing of rules blamed for Ireland Covid surge

Country has world’s highest rate of infection with critics blaming socialising over festive periodCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIreland emerged from a six-week lockdown in early December with the European Union’s lowest coronavirus infection rate.It eased restrictions in belief it could contain a rise in the virus over Christmas unlike, say, Germany and the UK, countries that had more than four times the level of infection. Then all hell broke loose. Continue readin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Germany, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Marvel Updates on Deadpool 3, Black Panther 2, X-Men, and More

It’s been 18 months since fans got a new story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That changes this week with the release of Disney+’s WandaVision, and with it comes the second best part of a new Marvel release: new quotes from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige, X Men, Spider Man 3, Deadpool 3, Black Panther 2, Disney Plus, Secret Invasion, Marvel Updates on Deadpool


Federal Authorities Are Looking for the Ghoul Who Carved 'TRUMP' Into a Manatee

Over the weekend, Florida officials received reports of a manatee that had President Donald Trump’s name carved in it. They’re now looking for information on who committed this wildlife crime that has left permanent scars on on this gentle sea cow.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Wildlife, Donald Trump, Manatees, Trump


What Are the Best Computer Speakers?

Here’s a weird confession: Despite having made the jump from laptop to full PC years ago, I still don’t have computer speakers. Read more...
Tags: Science, Speakers, Can You Hear Me Now, Kinja Co Op, Computer Speakers, Sound On


Trump Has Left Office, State Department Page Claims, Erroneously

The State Department published a bizarre notice on its website Monday saying President Trump’s term was expiring a full nine days ahead of schedule. The notice gave rise to speculation that... something was going on at the agency. What, no one could be sure. Read more...
Tags: Science, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, The State Department, Mike Pompeo, Lolwtf, Trump Has Left Office State Department Page


Snap a RAVPower MagSafe Charger Onto Your iPhone 12 for Just $23

RAVPower MagSafe Charger | $23 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code KJEH28ARRead more...
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NYC's Covid-19 Vaccine Website Is a Mess as Eligibility Opens to Seniors

As New York City expands the pool of citizens who are eligible to receive the covid-19 vaccine to seniors and frontline workers, Comptroller Scott Stringer is warning that the online signup system for appointments is unnecessarily complicated and could lead to delays in the vaccination process.Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Website, Vaccines, Scott Stringer, Nychealth, Vaccination Sites


Coronavirus live news: Ireland surges to worst infection rate in world; Spain sees record rise in weekend cases

Ireland’s 10,100 cases per million puts hospitals under severe strain; half a million under lockdown in Beijing to stamp out a handful of casesEngland told to prepare for worst weeks of Covid pandemicChina agrees to let in WHO team investigating Covid originsFrench vaccine scepticism reflects ‘dissatisfaction with politicians’UK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.27pm GMT Albania started vaccinating against Covid-19 on Monday as Prime Minister Edi Rama accused the...
Tags: UK, Science, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Beijing, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Pfizer, Albania, Tirana, Afp, Edi Rama


Scientists Find Link Between Cat Parasite and Brain Cancer in People

A common parasite spread through undercooked pork and occasionally our cats might have more insidious health effects than previously suspected. New research suggests a link between infection with Toxoplasma gondii and an increased risk of brain cancer. At this point, however, scientists aren’t sure yet if there’s a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Cancer, Brains, Parasites, Toxoplasma, Toxoplasma Gondii


Scientists Warn of Link Between Cat Parasite and Brain Cancer in People

A common parasite spread through undercooked pork and occasionally our cats might have more insidious health effects than previously suspected. New research suggests a link between infection with Toxoplasma gondii and an increased risk of brain cancer. At this point, however, scientists aren’t sure yet if there’s a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Cancer, Brains, Parasites, Toxoplasma, Toxoplasma Gondii


Hulu's New $2 Plan for College Students Includes Its Watch Party Feature

If you happen to be in college at the moment, now’s the time to get yourself some Hulu.Read more...
Tags: Science, College, Streaming, Hulu, Streaming Wars


Scientists use supercomputers and AI to determine how good (or deadly) your street drugs are

A team of researchers from the University of Victoria have developed an AI system capable of determining the expected chemical makeup of drugs. While it involves supercomputers and a robust cocktail of cloud-based machine learning technologies, the ultimate goal is to make it dead-simple for just about anyone to tell what’s in their drugs. Approximately 70,000 deaths from drug overdose are recorded annually in the US alone. While the causes are both myriad and systemic, a significant number of t...
Tags: Startups, Science, US, Artificial Intelligence, University of Victoria, Neural



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