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Saturday, January 25, 2020
The iPhone is now the internet’s preferred porn streaming device

The iPhone is now the internet’s preferred porn streaming device

The numbers don’t lie: Tons of people are ditching their desktops and laptops, and watching porn straight from their phones, or so suggest the figures from the internet‘s most visited adult entertainment platform, Pornhub. The site’s annual data review reveals that 76.6 percent of users consume smut via their phones. That’s a 5-percent increase compared to 2018’s…
Why China’s ‘military AI budget’ is irrelevant (spoiler: all AI is military AI)

Why China’s ‘military AI budget’ is irrelevant (spoiler: all AI is...

A recently published study from the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), a think-tank at Georgetown University, indicates commonly held perceptions about China‘s supposed AI spending may be grossly off-base. Key takeaways suggest the PRC spends much less than the US on ‘military‘ and ‘defense‘ AI. Here’s a hot take: All AI is military…
Survey: People in their 20s are more likely to sell their data

Survey: People in their 20s are more likely to sell their...

For all the flack the elder generation’s taken as of late, it turns out that millennials and Gen Z-ers are more likely to sell their data for a few bucks than boomers are. This is according to research published by TheBestVPN, a virtual private network service provider. In a recent study titled “Putting a Price…
Elon Musk testifies he wasn’t calling the person he accused of marrying a preteen a pedophile

Elon Musk testifies he wasn’t calling the person he accused of...

“I suggest that you call people you know in Thailand, find out what’s actually going on and stop defending child rapists, you fucking asshole.” Elon Musk in an email to Buzzfeed dated 30 August, 2018. In another sign of just how ridiculous the US justice system has become, Elon Musk‘s lawyers are today defending the…
Research study: There might be no such thing as unbiased truth

Research study: There might be no such thing as unbiased truth

Everyone is entitled to their own facts. That’s not an opinion. At least, according to a new quantum mechanics study. What we view as objective reality – the idea that what we can observe, measure, and prove is real and those things we cannot are theoretical or imaginary – is actually a subjective reality that…
Amazon’s roadmap for Alexa is scarier than anything Twitter or facebook is doing

Amazon’s roadmap for Alexa is scarier than anything Twitter or facebook...

Amazon has big plans for its virtual assistant. One day, perhaps sooner than you think, Alexa will take a proactive role in directing our lives. It’ll interpret our data, make decisions for us, and summon us when it has something to say. Rohit Prasad, the scientist in charge of Alexa‘s development, recently gave MIT Technology…
How a restriction on political advertisements is the 2nd finest present Twitter ever offered Trump

How a restriction on political advertisements is the 2nd finest present...

The climate crisis is a heavily partisan issue in US politics. Thought it’s not a hard-and-fast rule, most Democrats believe the fossil fuel industry needs to be heavily-checked and nearly all Republicans accept money from oil companies. There are Democrats who take money from big oil and Republican climate-activists, but those are exceptions. Whether you…
3 unusual streaming services you ought to have a look at as soon as your Netflix trial is over

3 unusual streaming services you ought to have a look at...

The holidays are quickly approaching and millions of students and families are about to embark on a season of travel. It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do with your pets, who’s going to water your plants, and whether you should just cancel all your video streaming accounts and exist on an…
Why some researchers think the world is a huge bubble-bath filled with unlimited universes

Why some researchers think the world is a huge bubble-bath filled...

From where we’re sitting, the universe is a big, smooth expanse full of giant stars and planets. When we use the most powerful measurement tools we have, to zoom in as close as we possibly can in hopes of seeing what’s holding it all together, it still looks like a blank canvas. But, mathematically, this…
Why a robotic that can ‘fix’ Rubik’s Cube one-handed has the AI neighborhood at war

Why a robotic that can ‘fix’ Rubik’s Cube one-handed has the...

OpenAI, a non-profit co-founded by Elon Musk, recently unveiled its newest trick: A robot hand that can ‘solve’ Rubik’s Cube. Whether this is a feat of science or mere prestidigitation is a matter of some debate in the AI community right now. In case you missed it, OpenAI posted an article on its blog last…

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