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There’s an alt-right alt-Twitter and it’s filled with hate

Added: 22.02.2018 11:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

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An analysis of a social media site called Gab, set up as a champion of free speech, reveals that one in 20 posts uses hateful language

Source: www.newscientist.com

Why big pharma might pay cryptocurrency for your DNA

Added: 20.02.2018 12:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

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More people are getting their genome sequenced than ever before, so start-ups are offering to help people make money from their genomic data

Tags: Genes, DNA, Money
Source: www.newscientist.com

Technology firms must develop new ways to jam Russia’s fake news

Added: 20.02.2018 9:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The FBI has revealed the lengths Russia's fake news operators will go to – now the likes of Facebook and Twitter must come up with a fix, says Paul Marks

Source: www.newscientist.com

Electric eel-inspired batteries could power life-long pacemakers

Added: 19.02.2018 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments


A new battery made of fleshy hydrogel layers generates and stores power like electric eels do. It could power pacemakers without ever needing to be replaced

Source: www.newscientist.com

Electronic skin animates heartbeat on the back of your hand

Added: 17.02.2018 12:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A flexible e-skin containing a few hundred micro LEDs can display your vital signs or messages from your doctor

Source: www.newscientist.com

Quantum computer could have predicted Trump’s surprise election

Added: 16.02.2018 12:47 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Quantum computers can improve election forecasts by taking into account how states affect one another, allowing one to predict Trump's slim 2016 election win

Tags: Election
Source: www.newscientist.com

Facebook may guess millions of people’s sexuality to sell ads

Added: 16.02.2018 10:46 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Three-quarters of all EU users may have had sensitive data inferred about them by Facebook, including things like sexual orientation, religion and political leanings

Tags: EU, Sex, Facebook
Source: www.newscientist.com

Will a new wave of smart glasses make us ‘glassholes’ again?

Added: 16.02.2018 6:51 | 1 views | 0 comments

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A second round of mass-market facial computers looks less likely to inspire public anger than Google's Glass but it will be a fragile truce, says Jamais Cascio

Tags: Google
Source: www.newscientist.com

Virtual reality walking stick tutors blind people to cross roads

Added: 15.02.2018 6:51 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Microsoft's “canetroller” offers vibrating feedback in a virtual environment, letting people who are blind experience digital simulations of risky scenarios

Source: www.newscientist.com

Drone dogfight crowns a winner in the battle against rogue UAVs

Added: 14.02.2018 10:16 | 2 views | 0 comments


Illegal or unwanted drones put air travellers at risk, so a competition called DroneClash is calling for new ways to tackle them

Tags: Drones
Source: www.newscientist.com

Face-recognition software is perfect – if you’re a white man

Added: 13.02.2018 12:26 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Three leading face-recognition systems correctly identified white men 99 per cent of the time but did badly at identifying women with darker skin

Tags: Women
Source: www.newscientist.com

Rare wooden tools show that Neanderthals got creative with fire

Added: 12.02.2018 12:27 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Wooden tools are hardly ever preserved, but a cache found in Italy suggests Neanderthals made them with fire and used them to dig up foods like tubers

Tags: Fire, Italy, Uber
Source: www.newscientist.com

Big tech is unpopular, but we mostly have ourselves to blame

Added: 12.02.2018 5:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Consumer demand and our own ignorance has done much to assist the rise of the likes of Facebook and Google, so restraint and knowledge can do much to tame it

Source: www.newscientist.com

Life lessons: The tiny neuro-gadgets rebuilding our bodies

Added: 10.02.2018 5:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Nature's designs are helping to build amazing new devices that link to the body and each other, reveals a fascinating book called Bioinspired Devices

Tags: EU
Source: www.newscientist.com

Is the quantum computer revolution really just five years away?

Added: 09.02.2018 9:34 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Many of those involved in the race to unleash the power of quantum computing predict it will happen soon. Here's why, says Graeme Malcolm

Source: www.newscientist.com

App guesses your emotions to target you with adverts

Added: 08.02.2018 12:05 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Data from smartphone sensors can be used to predict our mood, leading to better movie recommendations – and more effective ads

Source: www.newscientist.com

5 moments that made Big Tech big

Added: 08.02.2018 9:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google’s success relies on our attention – here are the key innovations that ensured they kept us grabbed by the eyeballs

Source: www.newscientist.com

Chinese police use face recognition glasses to catch criminals

Added: 07.02.2018 12:20 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Police caught twenty-six people carrying fake IDs and another with links to human trafficking by using smart glasses with automatic face recognition

Tags: Police
Source: www.newscientist.com

How Google and Facebook hooked us – and how to break the habit

Added: 07.02.2018 7:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Big tech companies avoid taxes and have taken over our lives and created monopolies – but what can we do about it and how much change do we really want?

Source: www.newscientist.com

Online chatter could give warning of incoming cyber attacks

Added: 07.02.2018 6:22 | 1 views | 0 comments

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An early warning system that monitors cyber-security discussions online could help prevent the next big malware outbreak

Source: www.newscientist.com

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