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Facebook and Google can see what porn you’re watching

Tech | New York Post

Web masterminds can see what helps you masturbate. Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch, according to a new joint study from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers investigated 22,484 sex sites using a handy tool called webXray, which exposes tracking tools funneling data back to third...

July 18th 2019, 2:22 pm

Oakland bans use of facial recognition, becomes third US city to do so

Tech | New York Post

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to prevent city employees, including the police, from using or acquiring facial recognition technology.

July 18th 2019, 12:36 pm

Apollo 11: NASA shares rare footage of scientists testing moon rocks

Tech | New York Post

Scientists and star-gazers are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which brought geologic samples back to NASA researchers on Earth. Now, to commemorate the work of the chemists and biologists at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, NASA has released never-before-seen footage of the scientists hard at work in...

July 18th 2019, 11:49 am

Here’s what we’ve left behind on the moon

Tech | New York Post

More than 413,000 pounds: That’s the estimated total weight of all man-made items left on the moon since Apollo 11 astronauts became the first to land there in 1969. This “lunar litter,” as documentary filmmaker Arlen Parsa called it in his 2012 short film, is itemized in a 22-page document from NASA. Here, highlights of...

July 18th 2019, 11:49 am

The next person to land on the moon may not be American

Tech | New York Post

When Neil Armstrong took his “one small step” on July 20, 1969, the future of manned space exploration seemed bright — yet the moon has spun untrampled by humans since Apollo 17 blasted off in December 1972. Fifty years after Apollo 11’s triumph, however, a new Space Race is ramping up to put boots back...

July 18th 2019, 9:04 am

Millennials make PowerPoint presentations to help friends score dates

Tech | New York Post

These singles are pitch perfect. DateMyFriend.ppt takes wingman-ship to a whole new level by letting the best friends of potential suitors pitch their pals’ attributes to a crowd at a bar — via PowerPoint. Presenters have just three minutes to explain why their friend, who’s sitting beside them, would make a great date. Questions? Save...

July 17th 2019, 6:52 pm

CES will include special sex-toy section at annual tech exhibition

Tech | New York Post

CES is going back and forth on sex toys again. The giant Las Vegas trade show said this week that its yearly event in January will allot floor space for sex-toy makers to exhibit their wares and compete for prizes — a year after the tech bash made headlines for stripping an award it had...

July 17th 2019, 4:16 pm

FaceApp security concerns: Russians now own all your old photos

Tech | New York Post

The eerie FaceApp photo filter, which uses AI to digitally age your face, has gone viral, with millions on social media sharing their sagging simulacrum, including celebs such as Drake, the Jonas Brothers and Kevin Hart. However, experts warn that the free “old age filter,” created in 2017 by developers at Wireless Lab in St....

July 17th 2019, 9:45 am

Elon Musk’s ‘Neuralink’ could merge human brains with computers by 2020

Tech | New York Post

Elon Musk’s data transmission company “Neuralink” unveiled plans on Tuesday night to merge human brains with computers as early as next year. “A lot of people have written this off like it’s impossible,” said company president Max Hodak in an interview with Bloomberg. “There will be great things to come in this field in the...

July 17th 2019, 1:49 am

Bitcoin takes hit as lawmakers rip Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Tech | New York Post

The price of bitcoin plunged 10 percent on Tuesday after Facebook’s own digital currency project faced another drubbing — this time by lawmakers. A Facebook executive in charge of the planned digital coin, known as Libra, received a harsh reception Tuesday by members of the Senate Banking Committee, including a senator who said people would...

July 16th 2019, 11:04 pm

Disney uses apps, ‘MagicBands’ to spy on guests: report

Tech | New York Post

The “Happiest Place on Earth” is also one of the most surveilled — with Disney honchos using the park’s wearable “MagicBands” and smartphone apps to reportedly spy on guests and collect data on not just their buying habits, but also what rides their kids like and who their favorite characters are. The “unfettered access” to...

July 16th 2019, 8:30 pm

FBI warns of rise in cyberattacks against schools as they embrace digital learning

Tech | New York Post

The kind of attacks more commonly reserved for banks and other institutions holding sensitive data are increasingly targeting school systems around the country.

July 16th 2019, 3:43 pm

SpaceX astronaut mission looking ‘increasingly difficult’ in 2019: executive

Tech | New York Post

As Elon Musk’s SpaceX closes in on the possible cause of a fiery explosion in April that destroyed one of its astronaut capsules, a company executive said on Monday its plan to launch humans into space this year looked “increasingly difficult.”

July 16th 2019, 2:59 pm

NASA boss: ‘Political risk’ has stopped us exploring Mars

Tech | New York Post

NASA’s Mars exploration projects have yielded many surprising discoveries over the years, and we know more about the Red Planet today than we ever have before. However, the day when human astronauts make the trip to Mars will truly be a momentous occasion — and you can bet NASA will be leading the charge —...

July 16th 2019, 1:44 pm

NASA wants to grow peppers in space

Tech | New York Post

Growing peppers will give astronauts an option for spicing up their sometimes bland food options in space -- and as an added benefit, peppers are rich in Vitamin C which is “important for space diets.”

July 16th 2019, 11:40 am

Drake’s esports team 100 Thieves raises $35 million

Tech | New York Post

Drake’s esports franchise 100 Thieves said Tuesday it has bagged $35 million in a new fund-raising round. The Post reported exclusively on May 30 that the Los Angeles-based team of professional gamers was looking to raise $25 million, and reported last week that the funding round was oversubscribed. 100 Thieves is now valued at more...

July 16th 2019, 10:58 am

Women in UK twice as likely as men to lose their jobs to robots

Tech | New York Post

The study, conducted by London think-tank IPPR, found that one in ten female workers are at high risk of being squeezed out of their jobs by robots.

July 16th 2019, 10:58 am

Is it too late for social media to contain bullying epidemic?

Tech | New York Post

When was the last time you were shocked by a nasty comment on your favorite social-media site? It may help to know that you’re not alone. Instagram this month launched two new features on its platform meant to prevent bullying. One feature asks users who try to post offensive comments to reconsider their choices before...

July 15th 2019, 6:11 pm

Peter Thiel calls for CIA, FBI probe of Google over China ties

Tech | New York Post

Google was accused of sleeping with the enemy again this week when tech billionaire Peter Thiel called on the CIA and FBI to probe the search engine for its “seemingly treasonous” ties with China. Thiel, a venture capitalist and member of President Trump’s White House transition team, suggested in a speech Sunday that the tech...

July 15th 2019, 4:40 pm

India assesses technical snag that aborted moon mission

Tech | New York Post

NEW DELHI — India’s space organization is examining the technical snag that led to the aborting of the launch Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon, an official said. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off shortly before liftoff early Monday by the Indian Space Research Organization when a...

July 15th 2019, 11:51 am

MIT robot masters the ‘Bottle Cap Challenge’

Tech | New York Post

Over the past week or so, one celebrity after another has stepped up to offer their take on nailing the Bottle Cap Challenge. I thought Mariah Carey’s was particularly funny, as she used one of her signature high notes to seemingly de-cap a bottle. Regular people have likewise offered a number of creative takes on...

July 15th 2019, 11:33 am

Prime Day 2019: The top TV brands on sale

Tech | New York Post

Hated watching the USWNT win the World Cup from an over-crowded bar? Has your “Stranger Things” binge-watch been countlessly interrupted by your lagging laptop? Prime Day 2019 has you covered. Amazon’s biggest sale is in full effect through Tuesday with huge discounts on top-of-the-line home entertainment tech and TVs — featuring 4K resolution, smart components...

July 15th 2019, 11:03 am

Swedish people are getting chip implants to replace cash, credit cards

Tech | New York Post

“It’s very Black Mirror,” Swedish scientist Ben Libberton told The Post of the similarity to the TV series highlighting futuristic scenarios.

July 14th 2019, 11:26 pm

Prime Day 2019: Brands on sale

Tech | New York Post

Amazon Prime Day 2019 launches at midnight, spanning a total of 48 hours with major discounts on nearly everything under the sun. Feeling a little lost amid all the endless options? Here are some of the standout brands participating in the sale. Beauty Garnier – Select products up to 30% off. L’Oreal Paris – Select...

July 14th 2019, 4:35 pm

Prime Day 2019: What it is, when it starts, how to participate

Tech | New York Post

Digital Black Friday is coming — and the crowds are online, not on line. The online blowout sale that is Amazon Prime Day 2019 will span 48 hours this year, beginning at midnight. The two-day discount even running Monday through Tuesday is open exclusively to Prime members in certain markets — including the United States,...

July 14th 2019, 3:32 pm

Prime Day 2019 deals: Breaking down Amazon’s best bargains

Tech | New York Post

The countdown is on for the biggest online shopping event of the year: Amazon Prime Day 2019. If you haven’t already started shopping the early deals that have been released on pre-sale, be sure to check out the full-on blow out starting at midnight Monday, July 15th. The best bargains include items for nearly 50%...

July 14th 2019, 3:32 pm

What did Neil Armstrong really say on the moon?

Tech | New York Post

Millions on Earth who listened to him on TV or radio heard this: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

July 14th 2019, 11:59 am

NASA’s Curiosity Rover stars in rare pic taken by spacecraft

Tech | New York Post

It’s just a blue speck on the red planet, but that didn’t stop the Curiosity Rover from having its moment in the sun. The little Mars rover was captured in an image taken from on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and released by NASA. The May 31 picture shows the hard-working rover exploring an area...

July 13th 2019, 1:02 pm

Disgruntled Amazon workers will wreak havoc during ‘Prime Day’

Tech | New York Post

The ranks of disaffected Amazon workers are growing — and they’re planning to raise a ruckus during the e-tailing giant’s Prime Day sales event next week. On Friday, ex-Amazon workers said they’ll stage a rally outside Chief Executive Jeff Bezos’ new, $80 million mega-condo at 212 Fifth Ave. as part of an eight-city protest after...

July 13th 2019, 12:39 am

Facebook shares rise on report of $5B settlement with FTC

Tech | New York Post

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly slapped Facebook with a record-setting $5 billion fine over its privacy lapses, including a massive data leak to political research firm Cambridge Analytica. The staggering penalty, which was approved on a 3-2 vote with Republicans in support of it and Democrats against, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall),...

July 12th 2019, 6:18 pm

Astronomers create ‘cosmic cheat sheet’ to help find aliens

Tech | New York Post

Despite our best efforts, humanity has yet to find the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life. So, we’ve decided to cheat. Astronomers at Cornell University have created what they call a “cosmic cheat sheet,” utilizing nature’s color palette from the early days of the planet in an effort to better find alien planets that could potentially...

July 12th 2019, 4:28 pm

Man busted using password breaking software to hack women’s accounts

Tech | New York Post

A man gained unauthorized access to more than 100 women’s Facebook, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail accounts — all of which were password-protected — using password breaking software.

July 12th 2019, 3:13 pm

NASA detects something unusual around supermassive black hole that shouldn’t exist

Tech | New York Post

NASA’s Hubble telescope has recently discovered a supermassive black hole that defies existing theories about the universe, a report said.

July 12th 2019, 2:43 pm

Shop Prime Day 2019 early with these deals and steals

Tech | New York Post

The summer’s hottest sale is almost here: Amazon Prime Day begins at midnight on Monday, July 15th. And while the official start is days away, Amazon is releasing a select number of deals that you can shop now, ahead of the rush. From major discounts on Amazon-branded tech to chic home goods, find all the...

July 12th 2019, 1:41 pm

‘He’s not controversial, he’s truthful’: Trump praises far-right voices at ‘social media summit’

Tech | New York Post

President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views.

July 12th 2019, 1:41 pm

Google admits over 1,000 private Google Home recordings were leaked

Tech | New York Post

More than 1,000 private conversations recorded by Google Home devices have been leaked after it was revealed that Google lets human subcontractors listen to and transcribe recordings.

July 12th 2019, 10:39 am

Drake’s e-sports franchise 100 Thieves now valued at $125M

Tech | New York Post

Drake’s e-sports franchise, 100 Thieves, just raised another heap of cash from investors — and boosted its value by nearly 40 percent in less than a year. The fast-fingered team of video-game prodigies has completed a $25 million fund-raising round that was oversubscribed, valuing the team at $125 million, a source with direct knowledge of...

July 11th 2019, 10:47 pm

Apple disables Walkie-Talkie feature for flaw that could allow eavesdropping

Tech | New York Post

Apple disabled the Walkie-Talkie feature of its Apple Watch after discovering it could be used to eavesdrop on iPhone owners. In a statement, Apple said it wasn’t aware of anyone exploiting the security flaw against an iPhone owner, but disabled the feature as a precaution because it “allow[ed] someone to listen through another customer’s iPhone...

July 11th 2019, 10:47 pm

New $100 keto ‘breathalyzer’ puts your stinky meat breath to good use

Tech | New York Post

Put that nasty keto breath to good use, why don’t you. A new “breathalyzer” for those on the celeb-loved high-fat, low-carb diet will indicate just how well followers are doing on the restrictive plan. Keyto, founded by (big surprise) two Silicon Valley doctors, this week unveiled their $99-test, which measures acetone on the breath, similar...

July 11th 2019, 5:13 pm

NASA shake-up in new race to the moon

Tech | New York Post

ORLANDO, Fla. – As NASA scrambles to meet US President Donald Trump’s mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA’s human exploration wing were demoted Wednesday in a slew of administrative shakeups, officials said in an internal memo. The biggest change to rock the agency is the demotion of...

July 11th 2019, 5:13 pm

Fact-checks on fake news rarely reaches most affected communities

Tech | New York Post

BRUSSELS – The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news. The analysis by big-data firm Alto Data Analytics over a three-month period ahead of this year’s EU elections casts doubt on...

July 11th 2019, 5:13 pm

Astronomers discover ‘unusual’ asteroid with shortest known orbit

Tech | New York Post

The space rock is called 2019 LF6 and it has remained hidden from cosmic experts until now despite being 0.6 miles wide and orbiting near the Earth.

July 11th 2019, 3:55 pm

How to sign up for Amazon Prime before Prime Day 2019

Tech | New York Post

Digital Black Friday is nearly upon us. The online blowout sale that is Amazon Prime Day 2019 will span will span 48 hours this year, beginning at midnight Monday, July 15. The two-day discount event is open exclusively to Prime Members in certain markets — including the United States, UK, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg,...

July 11th 2019, 1:39 pm

Bloodhound supersonic car prepares to hit 500mph in world land speed record bid

Tech | New York Post

The car, which has a British team behind it, will try and hit 500 miles per hour on a new custom-built racetrack on a salt flat in South Africa, as it renews its world land speed record campaign.

July 11th 2019, 12:39 pm

Prominent historian says humans will eventually merge with machines

Tech | New York Post

"In the future, it is likely that the smartphone will not be separated from you at all. It may be embedded in your body or brain, constantly scanning your biometric data and your emotions," Yuval Harari, a professor of history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, told an innovation conference this week.

July 11th 2019, 12:09 pm

Politician duped into thinking ‘Grand Theft Auto’ stunt was real

Tech | New York Post

A Pakistani politician got duped into believing a commercial pilot pulled off a “miraculous save” by narrowly missing an oil tanker on the runway — not realizing the stunt was a simulation from “Grand Theft Auto V.” Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, who is the secretary general of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek political party, made the embarrassing...

July 11th 2019, 10:23 am

Trump invites conservative social media personalities to White House summit

Tech | New York Post

President Trump on Thursday will hold a “Social Media Summit” at the White House, where he will meet his prominent online personalities and vent his frustrations with big-tech companies allegedly squelching conservative voices, according to reports. “The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today. Would I have...

July 11th 2019, 8:20 am

‘Jeopardy!’ champ claims he won $20K from HQ Trivia — but was never paid

Tech | New York Post

“Jeopardy!” champion Alex Jacob claimed he won money through the HQ Trivia app but has not heard anything regarding his prize. Jacob, who won the game show’s “Tournament of Champions” in 2015, tweeted Monday, “Guys, I need your help. I won $20,000 on @HQTrivia on June 10 and still haven’t heard anything about payment. Sadly,...

July 10th 2019, 7:44 pm

Dr. Alexa: Amazon’s Alexa will soon provide health advice in the UK

Tech | New York Post

Britain’s health care service is teaming up with Amazon’s digital voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the service’s official website. Critics, however, warn about risks to data privacy.

July 10th 2019, 5:14 pm

Apple quietly discontinues 12-inch MacBook laptop

Tech | New York Post

The MacBook has just died — and it went quietly. Apple on Tuesday revealed surprise updates for its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops — and meanwhile discontinued its 12-inch MacBook, the only remaining standard version of the company’s iconic laptop. The 12-inch MacBook, which was introduced in 2015 to replace a 13-inch version and...

July 9th 2019, 9:53 pm

Instagram launches ‘AI intervention’ to fight online harassment

Tech | New York Post

In response to the public’s growing concern over cyber bullying and hate speech, social media giant Instagram has finally announced plans for more stringent protections of its users. On Monday, the photo sharing platform, which allows users to freely comment on public profiles, said they’ll be employing more advanced artificial intelligence to track harassment on...

July 9th 2019, 4:07 pm

Massive California earthquakes could be seen from space

Tech | New York Post

The CEO of satellite company Planet tweeted images on Sunday that clearly show the fissure in Ridgecrest, California after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the desert town -- the most powerful to rock the area in two decades.

July 9th 2019, 3:50 pm

NASA awards SpaceX $50 million contract for new mission

Tech | New York Post

In an announcement on the agency’s website, NASA reveals that it has awarded SpaceX a $50.3 million launch contract for its X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission.

July 9th 2019, 2:34 pm

Apple co-founder thinks you should get off Facebook

Tech | New York Post

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has some advice for most Facebook users: Delete your account. The millionaire, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, recently said that a lack of privacy is his main concern regarding the Menlo Park, Calif. company and Big Tech in general. “There are many different kinds of people, and some [of] the...

July 9th 2019, 1:17 pm

Father and son build 3D-printed Lamborghini Aventador

Tech | New York Post

The vehicle was born out of a desire to teach kids that science can be cool, according to its creator, physicist Sterling Backus. He is chronicling the incredible project via a Facebook page.

July 9th 2019, 11:35 am

Microsoft strikes deal to expand internet access in rural areas of Midwest

Tech | New York Post

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Microsoft Corp. and an Ohio-based provider of telecommunications services announced an agreement Tuesday to extend broadband internet access to underserved rural areas of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois over the next three years. The deal between Microsoft and Lima-based Watch Communications aims to make reliable high-speed internet available to another 815,000 people throughout...

July 9th 2019, 7:47 am

YouTube exec calls cops on black man waiting for pal outside building

Tech | New York Post

An altercation between a white man who called police on black man waiting for his friend in a California apartment-building lobby was captured in a now-viral video The man who called 911, identified by Essence as Christopher Cukor, accused Wesley Michel, who is a black, of trespassing at his San Francisco building on the afternoon...

July 8th 2019, 10:08 pm

Bumble CEO’s Russian biz partner oversaw ‘sleazy’ office culture: report

Tech | New York Post

Bumble — the No. 2 dating app in the US behind Tinder — has a complicated relationship status when it comes to its corporate parent. Bumble’s chief executive, Whitney Wolfe Herd — a Tinder co-founder who left the hookup app after accusing a male colleague of sex harassment — founded Bumble with a mission to...

July 8th 2019, 7:08 pm

British Airways faces $229M fine over data breach

Tech | New York Post

LONDON — British Airways is facing a $229 million fine over a breach that compromised information on half a million customers — the biggest penalty to date under new, tougher regulations and one that is likely to be seen as a test case for companies that fail to secure big data caches. Britain’s Information Commissioner...

July 8th 2019, 4:36 pm

Bluetooth cassette player debuts on Walkman’s 40th birthday

Tech | New York Post

Throwback to the future. The internet is having a retro romance with “the world’s first cassette player with Bluetooth 5.0 capability.” Dubbed “IT’S OK,” the fresh take on the classic tech has already exponentially surpassed its $12,826 Kickstarter goal, with over 500 backers pledging more than $48,000 to Hong Kong-based NINM Lab‘s project as of...

July 8th 2019, 4:36 pm

Self-driving taxi service Waymo rolls out perks to lure riders

Tech | New York Post

Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its self-driving taxis, creating a potential route to profitability in a money-losing industry. The Alphabet subsidiary is testing complimentary Wi-Fi in its robotaxis in greater Phoenix, where hundreds of the company’s identical, driverless minivans have been carrying paying riders since December. In late April, Waymo...

July 8th 2019, 10:33 am

New iPhone design shows lumpy, squarish camera bumps

Tech | New York Post

Brace yourself: The new iPhone’s camera bump will soon be bigger and uglier than ever. A report on the design of the new iPhone — which some have speculated will be called the iPhone 11 — shows phones with a similar form factor as current models, but with a camera bump that’s twice as large...

July 5th 2019, 10:11 pm

New Oculus wireless VR device called ‘Quest’ shows potential

Tech | New York Post

It’s been five years since Facebook shelled out $2 billion to buy Oculus — and finally, the virtual-reality startup has produced a device that may grab the attention of more than just tech geeks. The $400 Oculus Quest is the company’s fourth headset, but the first that is completely wireless. This eliminates a literal pitfall...

July 5th 2019, 10:11 pm

MoviePass claims surprise shutdown is only temporary

Tech | New York Post

MoviePass is taking the summer off. The cash-strapped cinema subscription service announced Friday that it would be shutting down for several weeks under the guise of making improvements to its app. The surprise interruption began early in the morning on July 4, and will continue on for an undetermined period of time. “There’s never a...

July 5th 2019, 7:22 pm

Facebook’s image outage revealed how it uses AI to catalog our photos

Tech | New York Post

A Facebook outage on Thursday revealed what may be a surprising development to some users: the company uses artificial intelligence to catalog the contents of every photo you upload to its servers.

July 5th 2019, 3:37 pm

NOAA’s satellite timelapse of this week’s total solar eclipse is mesmerizing

Tech | New York Post

The stunning, sped-up timelapse of the eclipse released by the NOAA is a great way to relive the event, especially if you missed the live-stream.

July 5th 2019, 1:21 pm

Scientists are trying to open a portal to a parallel universe

Tech | New York Post

The project -- which has been compared to the Upside Down in the Netflix blockbuster "Stranger Things" -- hopes to show a world identical to ours where life is mirrored.

July 5th 2019, 1:03 pm

Google suspends New Zealand ‘trending’ emails after murder suspect’s name released

Tech | New York Post

Google has suspended an email alerting system in New Zealand following criticism by the government for publishing suppressed details of a murder case, the company said on Friday.

July 5th 2019, 11:03 am

Samsung faces lawsuit for claiming smartphones are water resistant

Tech | New York Post

SYDNEY – Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Samsung Electronics Australian unit for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy smartphones as suitable to use in swimming pools and the surf. The world’s largest smartphone maker did not know or sufficiently test the effects of pool or saltwater exposure on its phones when ads showed them...

July 4th 2019, 3:18 pm

Soccer-playing robots take the field in annual competition

Tech | New York Post

These soccer stars are very dependable – if not a little robotic on the field. The 2019 RoboCup – the world’s largest annual robotics competition – kicked off Thursday in Australia with robot teams from 30 countries vying in events including soccer, search-and-rescue missions, manufacturing and logistics and home-assistance challenges. Created in 1997, the tournament...

July 4th 2019, 2:06 pm

Washington, Montana, Vermont top list for most UFO sightings

Tech | New York Post

Compiling data from the National UFO Reporting Center and the US Census, Satellite Internet issued a report looking at how many sightings there were per 100,000 people, as well as the overall rankings of where people are most likely to spot a UFO.

July 4th 2019, 1:06 pm

Mysterious orange fireball streaks across the Florida sky

Tech | New York Post

Conspiracy theorists took to social media in a flurry of excitement Wednesday after a mysterious flying object resembling an orange fireball streaked across the Florida sky.

July 4th 2019, 11:46 am

Amazon devices save your voice recordings unless you delete them

Tech | New York Post

Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the voice commands you give your Amazon Echo? Where do they go? Do they evaporate once your Echo has responded? Does Amazon hold on to them for an indefinite amount of time? I’ll stop there because the answer to that last question is apparently “Yes.” On...

July 4th 2019, 11:46 am

New type of artificial gravity could keep astronauts healthy

Tech | New York Post

Heading into space means leaving Earth’s gravity behind. Astronauts floating around on the International Space Station might look like they’re having fun in the weightless environment, but a lack of gravity can actually be a serious detriment when it comes to long-term health. Now, researchers from the CU Boulder have designed what they say could...

July 4th 2019, 11:46 am

New evidence reveals Saturn’s moon might actually support life

Tech | New York Post

The possibility that Saturn’s moon Enceladus could support life has strengthened after researchers determined its ocean is likely 1 billion years old, placing it in the sweet spot. Speaking at the 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference last month, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientist Marc Neveu said that the time frame is long enough for life...

July 3rd 2019, 2:31 pm

NASA green-lights infrared camera to map moon in incredible detail

Tech | New York Post

As Earth’s only natural satellite — and the only other world that mankind has ever explored in person — the moon is one of the most well-understood bodies in our solar system. That being said, there’s still plenty about the moon that scientists don’t fully understand and learning more about our closest neighbor could teach...

July 3rd 2019, 10:13 am

Astronomers studying space could help fight breast cancer

Tech | New York Post

Techniques developed by astronomers to understand space could help fight against breast and skin cancer, according to new research. A large part of astronomy depends on the detection and analysis of light – scientists study the light scattered, absorbed and re-emitted in clouds of gas and dust to obtain information on their interior. Despite the...

July 2nd 2019, 5:53 pm

Scientists conclude cigar-shaped interstellar object not an alien spaceship

Tech | New York Post

WASHINGTON — After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system, astronomers remain uncertain over how to classify it, but are confident it is not an alien spaceship. Its odd shape and motion had prompted some scientists to wonder whether ‘Oumuamua — the...

July 2nd 2019, 1:17 pm

Elon Musk thinks electric planes will be more practical in 5 years

Tech | New York Post

For as easy as it is to poke fun at Elon Musk’s online shenanigans, there’s no denying that he was able to revolutionize the auto industry in a relatively short period of time. Thanks to the initial success of the Model S, Tesla was able to prove that electric cars didn’t have to be clunky...

July 2nd 2019, 1:05 pm

Wikipedia co-founder calls for social media strike over privacy issues

Tech | New York Post

“Humanity has been contemptuously used by vast digital empires.” Thus begins Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger’s “Declaration of Digital Independence,” a new manifesto of sorts advocating for the decentralization of “Big Social Media.” He is asking for digital dissenters to sign it — and strike. In a separate blog post, Sanger calls for a two-day #SocialMediaStrike...

July 2nd 2019, 12:47 pm

Hubble telescope captures a ‘patriotic’ galactic fireworks show

Tech | New York Post

This patriotic fireworks display is truly out of this world. New images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope reveals a star some 7,500 light years away bursting with hot, expanding gases in red, white and blue. Eta Carinae — a “doomed super-massive star” — is prone to “chaotic eruptions” that blast parts of itself into...

July 2nd 2019, 12:05 pm

Facebook is trying to stop spread of bogus health claims

Tech | New York Post

Facebook announced Tuesday that it has changed its algorithm to curb the circulation of “misleading health content,” following reports that the platform is riddled with phony cancer cures. In a blog post, the company says it has tweaked its rankings to reduce the prominence of posts with “exaggerated or sensational health claims” and those “attempting...

July 2nd 2019, 12:05 pm

Jony Ive felt Apple neglected design under Tim Cook: report

Tech | New York Post

The Apple executive responsible for the iconic look of the iPhone left the gadget maker last week after years of feeling that design at Apple had lost its cachet under Tim Cook, a new report claims. Jony Ive, who is credited with the design of the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, had stepped back from...

July 1st 2019, 10:10 pm

NASA space telescope finds Earth-sized exoplanet

Tech | New York Post

NASA said its new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite space telescope has discovered its smallest exoplanet so far, an alien world that’s roughly 80 percent the size of Earth and could help “unlock” secrets of how the Blue Planet became habitable. Known as L 98-59b, the new exoplanet is in the star system L 98-59, 35...

July 1st 2019, 4:54 pm

Free crowd-sourced app promises to help New York commuters

Tech | New York Post

A free, new app aims to help New York City subway riders fly through their commutes. Pigeon acts like the popular Waze app, allowing users to navigate routes, view real-time disruptions, receive estimated arrival times, and live updates about the beleaguered subway system. The crowd-sourced app, which can be downloaded from the App store, also...

June 29th 2019, 10:09 pm

Gay dating app Jack’d to pay $240K for exposing users’ nude photos

Tech | New York Post

Jack’d, a popular gay hookup and dating app that left users’ nude photos exposed, has agreed to pay $240,000 to New York state and amp up security in an agreement with the state Attorney General’s office, officials announced Friday. The app, which is run by parent company Online Buddies Inc., allows users to share the...

June 28th 2019, 6:17 pm

Cuomo: Israeli robocar tech could work in NYC subways

Tech | New York Post

Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking the wheel at the MTA — by testing out cars that don’t use them. The governor on Friday toured the Jerusalem offices of Intel subsidiary company Mobileye, which produces the video technology used to guide self-driving cars — suggesting that the same technology could be valuable on New York’s subways....

June 28th 2019, 5:17 pm

Where were you when we landed on the moon?

Tech | New York Post

Where were you when we landed on the moon? In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, coming later in July, The Post is collecting stories from our readers about what they remember about that day, and how it impacted their lives. Email your tale to moon@nypost.com

June 28th 2019, 5:05 pm

Scientists build incredibly accurate universe simulation — but don’t know how they did it

Tech | New York Post

“It’s like teaching image recognition software with lots of pictures of cats and dogs, but then it’s able to recognize elephants,” Shirley Ho, co-author of the study, said.

June 28th 2019, 3:48 pm

Astronaut describes moment he could have died ‘horsing around’ on the moon

Tech | New York Post

Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke recalls one of the more harrowing moments of his brief stay on the moon.

June 28th 2019, 3:48 pm

NASA plans to send a drone to Saturn’s largest moon

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NASA said Thursday that it’s sending a drone called Dragonfly to explore Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

June 28th 2019, 2:18 pm

NASA approves two new missions to study the sun

Tech | New York Post

Our sun is about to get even more attention thanks to the approval of two new missions to study various aspects of our star and its relationship with our solar system.

June 28th 2019, 11:25 am

Scientists invent robot that has a sense of taste

Tech | New York Post

As the relentless march of technology continues unabated, robots have grown more and more complex. They’re capable of mimicking humans with increasing accuracy, but there are still a few things that set us apart from our mechanical creations. Sure, robots can touch, see and hear, but what about taste? A team of researchers from UC...

June 28th 2019, 11:13 am

Mysterious signals from space traced to galaxy 3.6 billion light-years away

Tech | New York Post

This is the first time ever that scientists have been able to find the exact location of a non-repeating fast radio burst (FRB) and it's a step closer to finding out what produces them.

June 28th 2019, 11:13 am

Huawei employees reportedly worked with Chinese military on AI projects

Tech | New York Post

Huawei Technologies Co employees worked on at least 10 research projects with Chinese armed forces personnel over the past decade, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, collaborations the Chinese company said it was not aware of.

June 27th 2019, 2:43 pm

Twitter will begin flagging ‘abusive’ tweets from political leaders

Tech | New York Post

Some of President Trump’s tweets may soon come with a trigger warning. In a move that looked like it was at least partly targeting the president, Twitter said on Thursday it will begin flagging tweets from political figures that violate its rules on “abusive behavior.” The new warning label — which flags bullying, harassment, or...

June 27th 2019, 2:43 pm

Zuckerberg says developing deepfake video policy is ‘really important’

Tech | New York Post

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle “deepfake” videos created with artificial intelligence and high-tech tools to yield false but realistic clips.

June 27th 2019, 2:43 pm

Lonely seniors turn to robot dogs for companionship

Tech | New York Post

When her aunt passed away last November, Carrolyn Minggia, 64, felt isolated. The Brooklyn Heights resident had moved from Philadelphia to NYC four years prior to care for her aging relative, who suffered from cancer and dementia. After her death, Minggia, who never married and has no children, suddenly found herself alone. “When I moved...

June 26th 2019, 7:01 pm

Reddit ‘quarantines’ pro-Donald Trump group over threats

Tech | New York Post

A Reddit forum for self-described supporters of President Trump was “quarantined” on Wednesday over threats against police and public officials in Oregon, the tech giant said. Reddit officials said the moderators on the subreddit “r/The_Donald” — which counts about 750,000 followers — had encouraged or allowed behavior that broke the site’s violence policy. “We are...

June 26th 2019, 5:45 pm

Crackdown targets scammers behind 1 billion robocalls

Tech | New York Post

Federal authorities announced a major crackdown on dozens of robocallers responsible for about 1 billion robocalls. The effort, dubbed “Operation Call it Quits,” included actions by the Federal Trade Commission and 25 additional federal, state and local agencies, to target spam call operations nationwide that pitch a range of products and services, including credit card...

June 26th 2019, 4:45 pm
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