Technology

Robocop Hits Streets Of Dubai

From GulfNews.com: Dubai: Months after Dubai unveiled the first flying taxis in the world, Dubai Police on Tuesday unveiled another believed world’s first — autonomous, self-driving miniature police cars that are expected to hit the streets by year-end. The robotic vehicles will be equipped with biometric software to scan for wanted criminals and undesirables who are suspected or are breaking …

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It’s Happening: Cyberattacks In 12 Nations Said To Use Leaked N.S.A. Hacking Tools!

Curator’s Note:  We saw it coming.  The not so well guarded N.S.A. hacking tools are said to have been used in today’s cyberattacks in 12 nations. Update: Experts from Kasperksy Labs now put the count at 74 nations. From New York Times: LONDON — An extensive cyberattack struck computers across a wide swath of Europe and Asia on Friday, and …

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VIDEO: Facebook Hiring 3,000 New Employees To Censor Posts.

Curator’s Note:  The ABC headline was a bit disingenuous. These people will not just be “monitoring” your facebook posts, they will be censoring them, so we used our own headline. From ABC News: Amid a spate of live broadcasts of grisly incidents, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today he will be hiring 3,000 additional employees over the next year to …

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Facebook Is Analyzing Children’s (Teenagers) Moods And Giving That Info To Advertisers!

Curator’s Note:  This is a terrible invasion of privacy (well, duh it’s facebag…) and advertisers could use this info to target children when they are at their most vulnerable. FROM CNBC: Facebook has been analyzing the emotions of teenagers and acknowledges it passed along the information to an advertiser in violation of its policies, according to published reports. The Australian …

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Facebook Working on Brain-Computer Interface to Translate Thoughts to Text

From Breitbart: Facebook’s Building 8 “moon shot” division is developing a direct brain-to-computer interface, allowing users to type words with their mind. Scientific American reports that Facebook is working on a device that would allow users to type words using a brain-computer interface (BCI). The device would reportedly be strapped to a user’s head and decode words thought by the user, with …

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Crime Fighting Robots May Be Coming to a Mall Near You

From FoxNews: A Silicon Valley startup has developed a robot that may soon replace mall cops. Knightscope, which specializes in fully autonomous security data machines, says it is officially signed up to patrol malls in New York and Massachusetts, with nearly two dozen accounts set up across 16 cities this year. “We’re starting off in the public arena, so we …

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Man arrested for ‘assaulting’ a robot, which called the police itself

Curator’s Note: I can’t believe this is a real article and not from the onion. Welcome to a brave new world. From News.com.au: POLICE have charged a man who drunkenly attacked a robotic patrol droid in a car park in the United States, after the device called them for help. The incident occurred in the car park of technology maker …

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C.I.A. Spying On You Via Your Samsung TV (New Wikileaks Reveal)

Curator’s Note: Well we can confirm now that there are plenty of Doctor Who fans over at the C.I.A. as Wikileaks releases info on their “Weeping Angel” program (Weeping Angels being another Doctor Who reference after we learned about their “Sonic Screwdriver” program which remotely controls iPhones) One thing is for sure, nobody at EBS is going to be buying …

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Apple Car Coming Soon?

From Wall Street Journal: Apple Secures Permit to Test Autonomous Vehicles in California By Tripp Mickle and Tim Higgins Updated April 14, 2017 2:53 p.m. ET 7 COMMENTS SAN FRANCISCO— Apple Inc.’s AAPL -0.53% secretive self-driving car project is on course for a public debut. The technology giant on Friday secured a permit for autonomous-vehicle testing in California, the clearest …

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Laser weapons edge toward use in US military

Washington (AFP) – A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers — the favored weapon of the Jedi in “Star Wars” films — will remain in the fictional realm for now, but after decades of development, laser weapons are now here …

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