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Nike’s new smart shoe is a step in the right direction for wearable tech

I’m generally wary of wearable tech, because a lot of ‘innovation’ in the space is geared towards jamming unnecessary circuitry and functionality into articles of clothing that work just fine without them. Case in point: notifications on smartwatches (come fight me, but only after you read this). But maybe there’s some sense in adding tech […]

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BBC News website spoofed by Bitcoin scammers

Scammers have found a new way to use seemingly legitimate BBC News websites to mine Bitcoin. The scam, identified by researchers, was first discovered in the first week of January. Scammers created what appeared to be a legitimate email containing a “Display Message” button, which rerouted users to an affiliate website tasked with generating Bitcoin […]

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5 of the worst security missteps by major tech companies in 2018

2018 marked the year that governments, businesses, and other organizations around the world started implementing GDPR — not just in Europe but worldwide. However, even as businesses have clamored for enhanced data protection, there have been major missteps along the way, many of which resulted in catastrophic compromise of important user data. Why does data […]

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India’s space agency is aiming to create world’s first rocket with two reusable stages

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has gained accolades for its multiple successful launches of reusable rockets. Now, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), wants to take this idea a step further and create the first rocket that has two reusable stages. According to a report from Times of India, ISRO is going to conduct advanced tests of this […]

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Why AI can’t solve everything

The hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. There seems to be no shortage of sensationalist news about how AI could cure diseases, accelerate human innovation and improve human creativity. Just looking at the media headlines, you might think that we are already living in a future where AI has infiltrated every […]

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YouTube is cracking down on dangerous pranks and stunts like the Bird Box challenge

YouTube has published new policies for its video platform that state it won’t allow content depicting dangerous pranks and stunts like the Bird Box and Tide Pod challenges. Good. The company wants to prevent creators from engaging in these activities and from encouraging viewers to participate. Its updated Community Guidelines address the issue as follows: […]