09 Jan 2019

Astronomers intercept mysterious repeating radio signals from space

Astronomers have intercepted a series of radio signals from a galaxy a billion light years away, according to research published in Nature magazine.

The 13 radio bursts were picked up by a telescope at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Canada. One of the signals repeated six times from the same location.

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08 Oct 2018

Apple is using proprietary software to lock MacBook Pros and iMac Pros from third-party repairs

Apple is reportedly using new proprietary software diagnostic tools to repair MacBook Pros and iMac Pros that, if not used on key part repairs, will result in an “inoperative system and an incomplete repair,” reads a document distributed to Apple’s Authorized Service Providers last month. A copy of the document was obtained by MacRumors and Motherboard today, both of which reported on the contents of the document and the apparent implications on third-party repair services.

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13 Sep 2018

This state of the art doomsday weather report brought to you by…

This is incredible, just… wow. I wonder how much they spent on that technology.

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11 Aug 2018

Chemists discover how blue light speeds blindness

Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research at The University of Toledo.

The process outlined in the study, which was recently published in the journal Scientific Reports, leads to age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the United States.

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30 Jan 2018

Deep learning technology is now being used to put Nic Cage in every movie

Last month, Motherboard reported on a Redditor using deep learning technology to map female celebrities’ faces onto pornographic performers, with startlingly lifelike results. By scanning a bunch of images of a celebrity’s face, the software was able to imagine what they’d look like grafted into a given video—a powerful technology being used in one of the worst possible ways. The result barrels past legal and ethical boundaries, raising a whole host of free speech issues regarding the women whose likenesses are being used without their consent. There are surprisingly few legal recourses for them, at least in America.

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