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US Senator calls on Tesla to rebrand ‘Autopilot’ function amid crashes

Tech | New York Post

A US senator says he’s found a surefire way to keep Tesla owners from falling asleep behind the wheel, among other antics that have led to crashes: Stop claiming the cars can drive themselves. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Friday called on Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk to rebrand the Autopilot feature of his electric...

January 24th 2020, 7:54 pm

X Games Paralympian Mike Schultz gets new cutting-edge prosthesis

Tech | New York Post

“Monster” Mike Schultz is gearing up for his latest winter competition. The X Games Paralympic athlete has a new cutting-edge prosthesis that will take his power and vigor to the next level. “My prosthetic equipment directly affects my performance, I would not be capable of what I do without it,” he recently told Fox News....

January 24th 2020, 3:36 pm

UN says officials barred from using Whatsapp over security concerns

Tech | New York Post

UNITED NATIONS — United Nationa officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because “it’s not supported as a secure mechanism,” a UN spokesman said Thursday after UN experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the online communications platform to hack the phone of Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The independent UN experts...

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

Job scams are getting easier thanks to technology, FBI warns

Tech | New York Post

Not only is technology making job scams easier to pull off, but it’s also making the scams more lucrative, the FBI has warned. Scams that post fake jobs have been around a long time. Victims are tricked into believing they may have a job. The hackers, posing as an employer, will try to get personal...

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

Saturn’s mysterious moon could support alien life thanks to this new discovery

Tech | New York Post

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has an even better chance of supporting extraterrestrial life than previously thought: Researchers have discovered its oceans are more complex than first believed. The moon’s oceans shoot plumes of carbon dioxide into space, researchers have found, using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The findings, published in Geophysical Research Letters, point to reactions...

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

Boeing backs out of experimental spaceplane project

Tech | New York Post

In a new statement issued by Boeing, the company reveals that it is backing out of the experimental spaceplane program that it had been working on with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

London police to start using controversial live facial recognition tech

Tech | New York Post

LONDON — London police will start using facial recognition cameras to pick out suspects from street crowds in real-time, in a major advance for the controversial technology that raises worries about automated surveillance and erosion of privacy rights. The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday that after a series of trials, the cameras will be put...

January 24th 2020, 1:29 pm

Scientists solve mystery behind super-bright supernova

Tech | New York Post

An exploding star that blazed to life 240 million light-years away in the Perseus constellation may have consumed its dead neighbor, new research shows.

January 24th 2020, 1:18 pm

Ancient voice: Scientists recreate sound of Egyptian mummy

Tech | New York Post

BERLIN — Researchers say they’ve mimicked the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy by recreating much of its vocal tract using medical scanners, 3D printing and an electronic larynx. In a paper published Thursday by the journal Scientific Reports, the authors say the technique allowed them to produce a single sound – somewhere between the...

January 23rd 2020, 4:17 pm

‘Magic’ gloves let acclaimed Brazilian pianist play again

Tech | New York Post

João Carlos Martins, the Brazilian classical pianist and conductor, had retired last March after 24 surgeries trying to stop pains from a degenerative disease and a series of accidents.

January 23rd 2020, 2:43 pm

Tinder adds panic button to save users from dangerous dates

Tech | New York Post

Date from hell? Tinder claims it’s got your back. The popular hookup app says it’s adding a panic button to help protect users from frightening situations by keeping tabs on meetings times and locations, tracking users as they go about their dates — and summoning the authorities if called. The new opt-in feature will be...

January 23rd 2020, 1:54 pm

Rogue NYPD cops are using sketchy facial-recognition app Clearview

Tech | New York Post

Rogue NYPD officers are using a sketchy facial-recognition software that it’s own facial recognition unit doesn’t want to touch because of concerns about security and potential for abuse.

January 23rd 2020, 12:43 pm

Water on Mars once contained perfect ingredients for life, scientists say

Tech | New York Post

A new analysis suggests that water which once flowed on Mars would have had a pH -- a measurement of the acidity of water -- similar to that in the Earth's oceans.

January 23rd 2020, 12:13 pm

How VR helps kids with autism make sense of real world

Tech | New York Post

HERMITAGE, England – A specialist care facility in England is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and data mining to help children with autism to acclimatize to scenarios they are likely to encounter outside of school. Staff at Prior’s Court, located in Berkshire, southern England, hope the high-tech approach helps students adapt to the real world...

January 22nd 2020, 2:37 pm

How teens are getting rich from TikTok

Tech | New York Post

Josh Richards started uploading videos to the popular app TikTok — then called “” — more than three years ago. “My sister was on the app and she made a video with me. It did really well on her account, so I decided to make an account for myself,” Richards said. During the summer of...

January 22nd 2020, 2:18 pm

Why tech has been slow to fight wildfires, extreme weather

Tech | New York Post

SAN FRANCISCO — For two years running, California’s wildfires have sent plumes of smoke across Silicon Valley. So far, that hasn’t spurred much tech innovation aimed at addressing extreme-weather disasters associated with climate change. It’s true that tech companies from enterprise software-maker Salesforce to financial-technology firm Stripe have pushed to dramatically reduce their climate impact....

January 22nd 2020, 12:37 pm

Twitter’s app update for Android keeps crashing: Why it’s down, how to fix it

Tech | New York Post

A flaw in the update causes it 'to crash immediately once it's opened.'

January 22nd 2020, 10:33 am

Apple ditched iCloud encryption plans after FBI complaints: report

Tech | New York Post

Just days after President Trump slammed Apple for refusing to break into the iPhones used by a gunman who killed three people at a Florida naval base, a report has emerged claiming that the tech giant is much more deferential to the federal government than previously thought. Apple two years ago ditched plans to let...

January 21st 2020, 6:47 pm

European Space Agency facility makes oxygen out of moon dust

Tech | New York Post

Humans are headed back to the moon. That much is abundantly clear, as NASA, the European Space Agency, China and others have either announced plans to send humans to Earth’s tiny neighbor or are at least discussing the possibilities. Exciting times lie ahead for sure, but there’s a lot of work to be done before...

January 21st 2020, 12:46 pm

Facial recognition could help discover fate of Holocaust victims

Tech | New York Post

An old photograph and modern face recognition technology could help two Israeli brothers find out how their father survived the Nazi Holocaust.

January 21st 2020, 11:14 am

‘PigeonBot’ unveiled and can bend its wings like a real bird

Tech | New York Post

Could pigeons be the model for a new generation of flying robots? That’s what the researchers who built PigeonBot, a robotic pigeon with actual feathered wings, seem to be betting. Having birdlike wings could help airborne machines make better turns in tighter spaces, such as in dense urban environments or forests, a roboticist who was...

January 20th 2020, 2:45 pm

James Dean revival spurs debate on raising the digital dead

Tech | New York Post

LOS ANGELES — The men bringing James Dean back to life for a forthcoming film are aiming not just to give his digital likeness a role, but a whole new career. Dean’s planned appearance in the Vietnam War movie “Finding Jack,” and the possibility of future parts, comes as digital de-aging and duplication of real...

January 20th 2020, 2:45 pm

Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

Tech | New York Post

LONDON — Google’s chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also “negative consequences.” Sundar Pichai’s comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how artificial intelligence is used. “There is no question in my mind that artificial...

January 20th 2020, 12:26 pm

ISS astronauts tackle battery improvements on spacewalk

Tech | New York Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A pair of spacewalking astronauts tackled one last round of battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday. NASA’s Jessica Meir and Christina Koch floated out to finish the work they began last week. The women had one more new battery to install in the station’s solar power grid, and...

January 20th 2020, 11:42 am

NASA astronaut shares images of Australian wildfires from ISS

Tech | New York Post

A NASA astronaut posted heartbreaking photographs of the smoke that has blanketed Australia as wildfires continue to ravage the continent. “Australia. Our hearts and thoughts are with you,” wrote NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who resides on the International Space Station about 250 miles above our planet. Roughly 70 percent of Australia is covered by a...

January 20th 2020, 10:11 am

SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

Tech | New York Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in as little as two months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off as...

January 19th 2020, 1:10 pm

Google parent company Alphabet hits $1 trillion valuation

Tech | New York Post

Alphabet on Thursday became the fourth company in the world to reach a $1 trillion market value. Shares of the Silicon Valley-based parent of Google on Thursday rose 0.8 percent to $1,450.16, giving it a market capitalization of just over $1 trillion for the first time. Alphabet — whose Google unit was founded in 1998...

January 16th 2020, 5:14 pm

Massive asteroid ‘could be dangerous to life on Earth’ if it breaks up

Tech | New York Post

A massive mile-long double asteroid linked to a one-inch meteor that streaked a fireball over Japan three years ago could threaten humanity in millions of years if it eventually breaks up, scientists wrote in a report published Monday. “The potential breakup of the rock could be dangerous to life on Earth,” Toshihiro Kasuga, a visiting...

January 16th 2020, 5:02 pm

The ‘dangerous’ consequence of Facebook’s stance on nudity

Tech | New York Post

Facebook's unfair and uneven policies on nudity have left artists without their audience, businesses without access to their customers and vulnerable people without a support network.

January 16th 2020, 2:40 pm

Twitter suspends Grindr from its ad network over privacy concerns

Tech | New York Post

Twitter suspended gay dating app Grindr from its ad network on Wednesday — a day after a report accused Grindr, Tinder and OkCupid of sleazy dealings with marketers and advertisers. The apps have allegedly been sharing intimate personal information abouts its users with third-party marketers, including sexual orientation, age and location — as well as,...

January 15th 2020, 10:03 pm

Spotify is now making playlists for your pets

Tech | New York Post

Rock out with your cockatiel out. Spotify can now generate playlists for your pets, with a new tool that claims to customize mixtapes to a critters’ species and personality traits. The music-streaming service announced the feature Wednesday, noting that 71 percent of pet owners already play music for their pets. The “Pet Playlists” tool allows...

January 15th 2020, 12:39 pm

Singer Akon is building a futuristic ‘crypto-city’ called ‘Akon City’ in Africa

Tech | New York Post

For money, residents will use a cryptocurrency known as AKoin.

January 15th 2020, 11:05 am

Ocean is warming at rate of 5 Hiroshima nukes a second

Tech | New York Post

The amount of heat pumped into the ocean by climate change is equivalent to five Hiroshima explosions per second. That’s according to scientists, who warn that Earth’s oceans hit record high temperatures last year as global warming tightened its grip on our planet. An international team of climate buffs analyzed sea temperature data from the...

January 15th 2020, 10:55 am

NSA discovers huge security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10

Tech | New York Post

The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that could let hackers intercept seemingly secure communications. But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off Microsoft so that it can fix the system for everyone. Microsoft released a free software patch...

January 15th 2020, 2:18 am

Mars probe captures ice caps on planet’s north pole

Tech | New York Post

A beautiful image of Mars’ north pole captured by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express probe has been published by the organization. The snap shows an icy cap sitting on the red planet and signs of strong winds and storms. Mars’s north pole is covered in layers of ice stacked on top of one another....

January 14th 2020, 3:15 pm

Report reveals dating apps leak personal data to ad firms

Tech | New York Post

LONDON — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group said in a report Tuesday. The Norwegian Consumer Council said it found “serious privacy infringements” in its analysis of how shadowy online ad companies track and profile...

January 14th 2020, 3:15 pm

Russian company will freeze your dead body so you can be ‘resurrected’ later

Tech | New York Post

When Alexei Voronenkov’s 70-year-old mother passed away, he paid to have her brain frozen and stored in the hope breakthroughs in science will one day be able to bring her back to life.

January 14th 2020, 12:40 pm

Top secret UFO files could cause ‘grave damage’ to national security, Navy says

Tech | New York Post

The Department of Defense has top-secret classified briefings and a classified video about a UFO incident. The US Navy acknowledged the existence of the information, which concerns a 2004 encounter between the USS Nimitz and strange unknown aerial objects, in response to a public records request from Vice. Last year, the Navy for the first...

January 14th 2020, 12:40 pm

Stardust older than our solar system found in meteorite that hit Australia

Tech | New York Post

A meteorite that crashed into rural southeastern Australia in a fireball in 1969 contained the oldest material ever found on Earth, scientists said Monday.

January 14th 2020, 10:08 am

South Korean jobseekers trying to learn how to beat AI hiring bots

Tech | New York Post

SEOUL – In cram school-obsessed South Korea, students fork out for classes in everything from K-pop auditions to real estate deals. Now, top Korean firms are rolling out artificial intelligence in hiring – and jobseekers want to learn how to beat the bots. From his basement office in downtown Gangnam, careers consultant Park Seong-jung is...

January 13th 2020, 12:46 pm

Mars losing water faster than scientists realized

Tech | New York Post

Mars is losing water faster than expected, scientists say. Sunlight during the red planet’s warm and stormy season is transforming molecules into hydrogen and oxygen, which then float off due to weak Martian gravity. Space scientists were left scratching their heads at the discovery, which was completely unprecedented. Although it had been predicted that the...

January 13th 2020, 11:16 am

How computers will eventually steal jobs from white-collar workers

Tech | New York Post

New Yorkers might imagine they are safe from automation. Your city, after all, is a white-collar city: a place packed with lawyers and accountants, architects and consultants, bankers and marketeers, doctors and teachers. Your work, the argument goes, is far too “complex” to be done by any machine — even the most capable. This view,...

January 11th 2020, 12:46 pm

Mark Zuckerberg no longer gracing us with his bizarre New Year’s resolutions

Tech | New York Post

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will no longer entertain the world with his overly ambitious and often bizarre New Year’s resolutions, he said this week. The 35-year-old Facebook founder and CEO said he’s ditching the annual “personal challenges” that have captivated tech-obsessed Americans for years, including one that had the baby-faced billionaire — known for his uniform...

January 10th 2020, 9:49 pm

Some Americans claim they’ve never deleted anything from their devices

Tech | New York Post

Are you a digital hoarder? New research shows a third of Americans have files on their devices from at least a decade ago. The poll of 2,000 Americans discovered 33 percent are holding onto files that are at least 10 years old. Despite not needing them in ages, Americans can’t seem to let go of...

January 10th 2020, 2:58 pm

PayPal fixes bug that could have allowed hackers to steal passwords

Tech | New York Post

A software wiz discovered a “high-severity” bug that put users’ data at risk, but the company fixed it before anyone’s personal information could be “exposed.” The vulnerability, which could have allowed hackers to snag PayPal users’ passwords, was disclosed this week after researcher Alex Birsan brought it to the company’s attention — scoring him a...

January 10th 2020, 1:58 pm

Consumer Electronics Show planning to highlight sex toys at 2021 show

Tech | New York Post

Next year’s CES might as well be spelled SEX. Technology used for sexual pleasure was such a hit at CES 2020 that the show’s organizing committee is already planning to play it up again next year, The Post has learned. Organizers were so impressed with the success of their hesitant experience with technologically savvy dildos...

January 9th 2020, 10:39 pm

Researchers find new way to detect oxygen on exoplanets

Tech | New York Post

Even before its launch in 2021, researchers have discovered a new way to use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to look for signs of oxygen on distant exoplanets, according to a new study. The research notes that by looking for signals of oxygen molecules colliding in the atmospheres of these distant planets, scientists could...

January 9th 2020, 11:45 am

New research finds Jupiter is flinging asteroids at Earth

Tech | New York Post

Jupiter is being accused of actively flinging dangerous objects into the inner solar system that could impact Earth. Some space experts believe the huge planet protects Earth from comets and asteroids but new research has suggested that it may actually be doing the opposite. The popular Jupiter Shield theory proposes that the planet acts like...

January 9th 2020, 9:42 am

Twitter will allow users to restrict comments on posts

Tech | New York Post

Twitter plans to fight internet trolls by testing a new feature that allows users to control who can reply to their posts, the company said Wednesday. The social media service will test out a temporary “reply limiting” tool that lets people choose who can join their conversation  — everyone, only followers, only people mentioned in...

January 8th 2020, 6:57 pm

Flying cars you can hail among vehicles debuting at CES

Tech | New York Post

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … an Uber? The ride-sharing giant at CES revealed a flying concept vehicle it says you’ll one day be able to hail straight from your phone. The four-seat contraption, called an S-A1, has four propellers and looks like an airplane crossed with a giant drone. The electric vehicle,...

January 8th 2020, 6:15 pm

Controversial bluetooth tampon lets you know when it needs changing

Tech | New York Post

It’s a worry most women will have faced – the horror of a leaked tampon. To curb that anxiety, a US-based firm has designed a smart tampon which lets you know when it needs changing. The my.Flow is the brainchild of Amanda Brief and Jacob McEntire, who have been crowdfunding to try and bring it...

January 8th 2020, 3:42 pm

Scarsdale teen discovers new planet while interning at NASA

Tech | New York Post

The kid discovered a planet about 6.9 times larger than Earth.

January 8th 2020, 1:28 pm

Instagram pulls account impersonating US government agency

Tech | New York Post

CHICAGO — An Instagram account masquerading as a US government news agency was used to promote misinformation about potential fallout from America’s targeted killing last week of Iran’s top general. The fraudulent Instagram account had nearly a half-million followers and used the name as well as logo of the US government’s news agency in Iran,...

January 8th 2020, 12:41 pm

Facebook, eBay to crack down on fake reviews at UK watchdog’s request

Tech | New York Post

LONDON — Britain’s competition watchdog said Wednesday that Facebook and eBay pledged to crack down on the trade in fake reviews at its request, removing hundreds of accounts, pages and groups involved in the illicit business. The Competition and Markets Authority said the two U.S. tech companies agreed to step up efforts to detect, investigate...

January 8th 2020, 11:57 am

Astronomers detect space signals from closest-ever galaxy

Tech | New York Post

Fast Radio Bursts, or FRBs for short, are something of an anomaly for astronomers. We’ve been able to detect these powerful blasts of radio energy from distant locations in space, but nobody really knows for sure what causes them. FRBs are often one-hit wonders, appearing in an instant and then never are heard from again....

January 8th 2020, 9:54 am

TikTok security holes left users vulnerable to hackers

Tech | New York Post

TikTok has fixed major security holes that researchers said left the video-sharing platform’s users vulnerable to hackers. Cyberattackers could have exploited the flaws to upload or delete videos on TikTok users’ accounts and gain access to sensitive personal information, according to a Wednesday report from Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Research. TikTok said it patched...

January 8th 2020, 8:38 am

Ivanka Trump wins over CES crowd after initial backlash

Tech | New York Post

The storm over Ivanka Trump’s CES keynote speech died down quickly enough.

January 7th 2020, 10:59 pm

Facebook honcho warns staff not to tilt scales against Trump

Tech | New York Post

A Facebook executive told staffers that the social media giant was responsible for getting President Trump elected because of the strength of his digital ad campaign – and said the company has a moral duty not to tilt the scales against him as he seeks a new term, according to a report. Andrew Bosworth, head...

January 7th 2020, 4:40 pm

CES appears to be all in on surveillance tech

Tech | New York Post

From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not. Nestled in the “smart home” and “smart city” showrooms at the sprawling Las Vegas consumer tech conference are devices that see,...

January 7th 2020, 1:54 pm

Samsung’s ‘invisible keyboard’ lets you type on a cafe table

Tech | New York Post

Samsung has unveiled a new, experimental smartphone feature that can create an AI-powered “invisible keyboard” on the surface of any desk or tabletop. The South Korean tech giant’s “SelfieType” keyboard app on display at this week’s CES tech confab in Las Vegas uses a phone’s front-facing selfie camera to track the movements of a user’s...

January 7th 2020, 1:54 pm

NASA captures 3D image of imploding star

Tech | New York Post

NASA released a dazzling 3D image of the Crab Nebula on Sunday. Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA have combined the visible, infrared and X-ray vision of the space agency’s Great Observatories to create a three-dimensional representation of the dynamic Crab Nebula, the tattered remains of an exploded star. The multiwavelength computer graphics visualization is...

January 7th 2020, 1:54 pm

White House proposes guidelines for regulating AI

Tech | New York Post

The Trump administration is proposing new rules to guide future federal regulation of artificial intelligence used in medicine, transportation and other industries. But the vagueness of the principles announced by the White House is unlikely to satisfy AI watchdogs who have warned of a lack of accountability as computer systems are deployed to take on...

January 7th 2020, 12:31 pm

Facebook bans ‘deepfake’ videos as 2020 election looms

Tech | New York Post

Facebook has banned “deepfake” videos manipulated by artificial intelligence amid worries that they could throw a wrench into the 2020 presidential election. The social media giant will remove authentic-looking videos made with AI that have been edited to make viewers think the subject said something they didn’t actually say under a new policy announced late...

January 7th 2020, 12:20 pm

Impossible Foods unveils meatless pork at CES — and it’s tasty

Tech | New York Post

A year after stealing the show at CES with its faux-beef burger, Impossible Foods is back at the annual technology bash to prove it’s not a one-trick pony. The plant-based protein maker — which has descended upon CES as a premier player in “food tech” — unveiled a new product to kick off this week:...

January 7th 2020, 11:19 am

Samsung’s new ‘artificial humans’ don’t live up to the hype

Tech | New York Post

There will come in time in the not so distant future where tech companies will use the CES event in early January to launch the first commercial artificial humans that you’ll be able to take home with you. CES 2020 isn’t it and Samsung’s “artificial human” project that saw plenty of hypes in the past...

January 7th 2020, 11:01 am

Toyoto building ‘city of the future’ at base of Mt. Fuji

Tech | New York Post

LAS VEGAS – Toyota Motor Corp said on Monday it planned to build a prototype “city of the future” at the base of Japan’s Mt. Fuji, powered by hydrogen fuel cells and functioning as a laboratory for autonomous cars, “smart homes,” artificial intelligence and other technologies. Toyota unveiled the audacious plan for what it will...

January 7th 2020, 10:05 am

Consumer Electronics Show under fire for featuring Ivanka Trump

Tech | New York Post

The world’s largest consumer technology show kicks off Tuesday in Las Vegas with a controversial appearance by Ivanka Trump, who’s getting heat for taking center stage despite her lack of tech experience.

January 6th 2020, 10:43 pm

Insider Q&A: How YouTube decides what to ban

Tech | New York Post

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Halprin, the global head of trust and safety for YouTube, has a tough job: He oversees the teams that decide what is allowed and what should be prohibited on YouTube. The Google-owned site has come under fire recently for allowing videos that feature what many find offensive or violent, and for...

January 6th 2020, 1:35 pm

NASA astronaut in space has blood clot treated by doctor on Earth

Tech | New York Post

When NASA sends astronauts to the International Space Station, they’re always in tip-top shape. That’s a pretty significant requirement since there’s really no way to treat most emergency medical conditions in space. But as healthy as each and every one of the space travelers is, there’s always something that’s bound to pop up when you...

January 6th 2020, 12:35 pm

Millennials raised on tech are fine with it replacing them

Tech | New York Post

Millennials bored by low-level service jobs say bring it on — automate their jobs, please. And advanced technology is doing just that in spades — with some 2.5 million jobs at risk in New York City alone because of artificial intelligence, according to a study by Oliver Wyman Forum. “I see it as a benefit,...

January 4th 2020, 9:24 pm

Segway debuts Jurassic Park-inspired mobile La-Z-Boy

Tech | New York Post

Adulting has never been smoother.

January 3rd 2020, 6:29 pm

Images from space show extent of Australia’s bushfire crisis

Tech | New York Post

The raging bushfires that have destroyed millions of acres of Australian land, killed “thousands of koalas” and perhaps as many as 500 million animals are so devastating they can be seen from space. The Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted this image to its website showing the...

January 3rd 2020, 2:43 pm

Asteroid that could cause ‘violent’ sky explosions approaching Earth

Tech | New York Post

An asteroid that threatens to blast Earth with fiery debris will skim past our planet this weekend. The space rock is the size of a blue whale and will zip past at 14,000 miles per hour during its nerve-shredding flyby, according to NASA. The US space agency has dubbed the asteroid “2019 YB4” and says...

January 3rd 2020, 2:08 pm

Ex-exec Ross LaJeunesse claims Google shrugged off human rights in search of profits

Tech | New York Post

An ex-Google exec on Thursday accused the search giant of abandoning its “Don’t be evil” credo as it chased profits. Ross LaJeunesse, an 11-year Google veteran who left his post as head of international relations in April, claimed in a Thursday interview that the company had pushed him out after a lengthy clash over human...

January 2nd 2020, 4:53 pm

Amazon threatens to fire workers who criticized climate policies

Tech | New York Post

Amazon has reportedly threatened to fire employees who recently criticized its environmental policies in the Washington Post — the newspaper that’s owned by Amazon’s billionaire boss Jeff Bezos. A lawyer at the online retail colossus wrote to at least two activist workers, Maren Costa and Jamie Kowalski, after they gave a joint statement to the...

January 2nd 2020, 1:40 pm

NASA 2020: Mars exploration, Moon landing and more

Tech | New York Post

NASA is really, really excited about all the stuff it has planned for 2020 and it’s taken the time to prepare a video to get the rest of us excited, too.

January 2nd 2020, 1:08 pm

US astronaut Christina Koch sets record for longest spaceflight by a woman

Tech | New York Post

A US astronaut set a record Saturday for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, breaking the old mark of 288 days with about two months left in her mission. Christina Koch, a 40-year-old electrical engineer from Livingston, Montana, arrived at the International Space Station on March 14. She broke the record set by former...

January 2nd 2020, 10:50 am

Beware of the smart device: Ways to stay private and safe

Tech | New York Post

NEW YORK — Did someone invite a spy into your home over the holidays? Maybe so, if a friend or family member gave you a voice-controlled speaker or some other smart device. It’s easy to forget, but everything from internet-connected speakers with voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa to television sets with built-in Netflix can...

December 31st 2019, 2:32 pm

Microsoft targets North Korean hackers for stealing ‘sensitive’ information

Tech | New York Post

Microsoft has disabled dozens of websites that North Korean hackers used to steal personal information from Americans and others, the tech giant said.

December 31st 2019, 11:27 am

YouTube influencers beg FTC to not limit lucrative kid-tracking data

Tech | New York Post

Children are worth their weight in data to YouTube creators, who’re scrambling to stop the Federal Trade Commission from taking that income away. In response to FTC allegations that YouTube has been violating the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by tracking kids’ data, the video giant is gearing up to turn off comments and...

December 30th 2019, 3:41 pm

As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

Tech | New York Post

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. — Guess who’s getting used to working with robots in their everyday lives? The very same warehouse workers once predicted to be losing their jobs to mechanical replacements. But doing your job side-by-side with robots isn’t easy. According to their makers, the machines should take on the most mundane and physically strenuous...

December 30th 2019, 12:09 pm

Man sues Ring after creep hacked device, taunted kids

Tech | New York Post

An Alabama man has taken legal action against security camera company Ring after he claims a creep hacked his device and taunted his kids, according to a report. John Baker Orange filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against Amazon and the security product, claiming the camera system is “fatally flawed,” CTV News reported. Orange said he...

December 29th 2019, 6:40 pm

Amazon wants to patent device that IDs shoppers by their hand

Tech | New York Post

Amazon is one step closer to implementing its creepy, futuristic flesh-and-blood payment system. The e-tailing giant’s engineers on Thursday filed a patent application for a device that can scan a human hand — without ever touching it — as a way to ring up a store purchase. As The Post exclusively reported in September, the...

December 27th 2019, 4:44 pm

California mulls electric-car requirement for ride shares

Tech | New York Post

Uber may be on the brink of another clash with California lawmakers. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday said that he was considering instituting a requirement that would force ride-share services to use electric vehicles. “We have the power to regulate car share,” Garcetti told the Financial Times. “We can mandate, and are looking...

December 27th 2019, 3:44 pm

Smart headphones could save pedestrians from being hit by cars

Tech | New York Post

Pedestrians could soon be safer thanks to smart headphones able to decipher hundreds of street sounds and signal imminent harm. Scientists are developing the pioneering pods in order to slash the surging number of pedestrian deaths. The amount of people walking the streets with their faces glued to screens while listening to music — also...

December 27th 2019, 3:33 pm

Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains look otherworldly in new NASA images

Tech | New York Post

NASA released a gorgeous image of the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco on Thursday that uses infrared bands to depict different rocks and show complex folding. The mountains formed as a result of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates colliding about 80 million years ago, according to NASA. “The limestone, sandstone, claystone and gypsum layers that...

December 27th 2019, 1:15 pm

Smart speakers were some of the holiday season’s top stocking stuffers in 2019

Tech | New York Post

It looks like Santa was busy stuffing stockings with smart speakers and wearables this Christmas. Amazon’s Echo line of products, along with Google’s Nest family, were popular gifts this season, judging from app download numbers. The Alexa app — which is required to set up a number of Amazon devices — has made its way...

December 26th 2019, 6:05 pm

Massive ‘Betelgeuse’ star in Orion constellation due for explosive supernova

Tech | New York Post

The mythical warrior's right shoulder is fading.

December 26th 2019, 4:22 pm

Russian YouTubers build ridiculous Tesla Cybertruck knockoff

Tech | New York Post

Can’t wait until 2021 to get your hands on Tesla’s Cybertruck? Nyet problem. A team of Russian YouTubers has created a replica of the futuristic-looking pickup that can be had for just under $11,000. The intrepid designers, known as Pushka Garazh, tore down a Russian LADA hatchback and turned it into a dead ringer for...

December 26th 2019, 3:21 pm

Court rules Turkey violated rights by blocking Wikipedia

Tech | New York Post

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of Wikipedia, saying the Turkish government’s two-year ban on the online encyclopedia constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, the state-run news agency reported. Turkey blocked Wikipedia in April 2017, accusing it of being part of a “smear campaign” against the country, after the...

December 26th 2019, 2:03 pm

Rust Belt region aims to become hub for electric vehicles

Tech | New York Post

The day Youngstown’s steel mills began shutting down 40 years ago remains fresh in the minds of those who live in the blue-collar corner of Ohio. Community leaders don’t want the recent closing of General Motors’ massive assembly plant to leave that same lingering gloom. The region is embarking on an ambitious plan to become...

December 26th 2019, 1:51 pm

Real-life ‘Tony Stark’ can unlock a Tesla with computer chip in his hand

Tech | New York Post

A cybersecurity researcher in Utah has taken modern-day technology into his own hands — literally. Ben Workman turned himself into a real-life Tony Stark from “The Avengers’ by implanting four computer chips into his body — a Tesla key in his right hand, a magnet in his left, as well as RFID and NFC implants,...

December 26th 2019, 9:16 am

Popular chat app in UAE revealed to be government spying tool

Tech | New York Post

NEW YORK — A chat app that quickly became popular in the United Arab Emirates for communicating with friends and family is actually a spying tool used by the government to track its users, according to a newspaper report. The government uses ToTok to track conversations, locations, images and other data of those who install...

December 24th 2019, 1:50 pm

Art exhibit in China explores loss of anonymity to technology

Tech | New York Post

SHENZHEN, China – An art exhibition exploring the impact of facial recognition technology has opened in China, offering a rare public space for reflection on increasingly pervasive surveillance by tech companies and the government. Hosted jointly by the southern mainland city of Shenzhen and its neighbor Hong Kong, the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture...

December 24th 2019, 1:07 pm

Incredible images show a decade on earth captured from space

Tech | New York Post

A US satellite imagery has released satellite images from some of the biggest news events of the past decade -- from natural disasters to war to the construction of Apple’s “Spaceship” headquarters in Cupertino, California.

December 24th 2019, 1:07 pm

How ISS astronauts will be celebrating Christmas in space

Tech | New York Post

The holidays have finally hit a fever pitch and with Christmas day on the horizon, it’s as good a time as any for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station to send down some warm holiday wishes for the rest of us Earthlings. In a new video published by NASA, astronauts Christina Koch, Drew Morgan...

December 24th 2019, 10:48 am

TikTok’s headquarters could move outside China

Tech | New York Post

TikTok’s parent company is looking to move its headquarters outside of China amid rising global security concerns about the popular video-sharing app. Senior executives at Beijing-based ByteDance are considering Singapore as a potential landing spot, as well as London and Dublin. There are no American cities in the running, according to the report. TikTok, which...

December 23rd 2019, 6:16 pm

UK hacker pleads guilty to blackmailing Apple with iCloud account information

Tech | New York Post

A British hacker was spared jail time for trying to shake down Apple for $100,000 in gift cards by threatening to leak the information of millions of iCloud accounts, authorities said. Kerem Albayrak, of North London, was sentenced Friday to a suspended term of two years in jail for the unsuccessful 2017 scam that United...

December 23rd 2019, 4:47 pm

To battle opioid crisis, some track overdoses in real time

Tech | New York Post

ALBANY, N.Y. — Drug overdose patients rushed to some emergency rooms in New York’s Hudson Valley are asked a series of questions: Do you have stable housing? Do you have food? Times and location of overdoses are noted, too. The information is entered into a new overdose-tracking system that provides near real-time glimpses into the...

December 23rd 2019, 3:47 pm

UK doubles fast-track visas for scientists ahead of Brexit

Tech | New York Post

LONDON – Britain said on Monday it would increase the number of scientists and researchers eligible for fast-track visas, part of the government’s plans to attract more elite researchers after Brexit. The number of eligible fellowships that offer accelerated endorsement for visas will rise to more than 120 from 62, the interior ministry said. “We...

December 23rd 2019, 2:33 pm
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