The Beresheet probe crash-landed on the Moon earlier today, dashing Israel's hopes of becoming only the fourth country to land a functioning probe on the lunar surface.
Over the years, tech companies have found a convenient scapegoat for some of their most egregious mistakes in a voiceless part of their operations--their algorithms. But a bill introduced on Wednesday seeks to effectively prevent these automated systems from being an acceptable excuse for bias, unintended or not.
Yesterday, Sony announced PlayStation Network name changes were officially ready for primetime. While a lot of people might have crappy user names they want to get rid of, they might not be sure what to replace them with. Fortunately, PlayStation provides suggestions. Most are terrible. Some are secretly amazing.
The next time you're peering deep inside one of your camera lenses and discover a tiny speck of dust, don't complain. After 15 months in rotation, the folks at Lensrentals had a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II lens return from a rental with a full-grown (but dead) fly trapped between a pair of lens elements inside. It's not...
Last year, various media outlets fumbled their reporting of genuinely interesting research from NASA, one that hoped to start figuring out what happens to our bodies if we live in space for long periods of time. The study was a meticulous comparison of then 50-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year aboard...
After Westeros, Jorah Mormont is heading to Gotham City.
You probably missed it because it falls squarely within the genre of normal, pre-2016 government malfeasance, but this week, according to the Washington Post, Maryland state Senator Nancy King (D) shot down a bill that would have made it more difficult for the state's Republican governor to add toll lanes to the...
Everyone always looks to California for climate action, but don't sleep on the Midwest. On Thursday, Minnesota legislators introduced a sweeping new bill modeled after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.
Charges announced by the Justice Department on Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange provide fresh insight into why federal prosecutors sought to question whistleblower Chelsea Manning last month before a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia.
ICE Used Fake Facebook Profiles to Prosecute Immigrants--Seems Facebook Missed That 'Inauthentic Behavior'Apr 12, 2019
Facebook has again taken minimal action to hinder a coordinated inauthentic behavior from deceptive actors targeting a specific demographic of people.
There's been a number of incidents where Amazon's Alexa digital assistant has done things like misinterpret something it overheard and started sending random people recordings of private conversations, or audio files kept by the company wound up in the wrong hands. But a real-life stranger could potentially be...
Inside Silicon Valley, the consensus is that artificial intelligence will be the most important technology for the next decade. Okay, but what the hell does that mean for the rest of us?
The hackers behind the notorious malware known as Trisis, code that targets crucial safety systems at dangerous industrial facilities, are back.
Facebook, in an attempt to clean up the mess it's created, has announced yet another set of changes meant to help it be less awful.