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July, 2016

  • 8 July

    Bitcoin | The second ‘halving’ of the currency production merely hours away

    Bitcoin | The second 'halving' of the currency production merely hours away

    By now most people have at least heard of Bitcoin, what you may not know is that from tomorrow at an estimated time of 16:30 GMT the number of bitcoins produced in each successful block is halved from 25 to 12.5. Put simply to those with little knowledge of how bitcoin works –  the cost and time used to produce 1 …

May, 2016

  • 24 May

    Your Children will be Microchipped “Sooner rather than later”

    Your Children will be Microchipped "Sooner rather than later"

    An NBC News report that promotes the microchipping of children asserts that it will happen “sooner rather than later” and that Americans will eventually accept the process as something just as normal as the barcode. It goes on to highlight mother of three Steffany Rodroguez-Neely, who talks about how she briefly lost her daughter after she hid behind a rack …

April, 2016

  • 16 April

    Meet ​Jia Jia – China’s New Sexy Robot Goddess

    Meet ​Jia Jia - China's new Robot Goddess

    Jia Jia: Artificial Intelligence is looking and acting more and more like the real thing. “Don’t come too close to me when you are taking a picture. It will make my face look fat,” said a robot named Jia Jia to spectators at the University of Science and Technology of China. Made to look like a sexy teenage female, the robot was unveiled at USTC in Anhui Province this …

March, 2016

  • 26 March

    Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

    Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, ‘Bush did 9/11’-proclaiming robot. Developers at Microsoft created ‘Tay’, an AI modelled to speak ‘like a teen girl’, in order …

February, 2016

  • 12 February

    BBC to use facial coding cameras to study viewers’ emotions

    BBC to use facial coding cameras

    Facial coding technology will be used by the BBC to examine viewers’ subconscious reactions to their shows and discover any “emotional attachment” they have to the broadcaster, after a series of trials yielded positive results. Using technology from British company CrowdEmotion, cameras will be used to record facial expressions. The movements are then divided up into six different categories: sadness, …

  • 11 February

    The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying

    Government admits smart devices are used for spying

    If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, look no further than the testimony on Tuesday by the director of national intelligence, James Clapper. As the Guardian reported, Clapper made clear that the internet of things – the many devices like thermostats, cameras and other appliances …

January, 2016

  • 3 January

    The merging of man with robot – Transhumanism

    The merging of man with machine is just a breath away

    The world got a glimpse of the most human-like robot ever created with the debut of a humanoid named Nadine at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Made in the image of her creator, Prof. Nadia Thalmann, Nadine will eventually provide childcare and offer companionship to elderly people. Researchers are on the verge of developing robots which are practically indistinguishable from …

September, 2015

  • 2 September

    DARPA’s Next Generation Of Super Zombie Soldiers

    Here’s how DARPA is creating the next generation of genetically modified soldiers.DARPA, an agency under the US department of defense, has started a heavily funded project that aims to enhance human ability in war zones, by altering the genetic code (recipe) of their soldiers. They hope to achieve supremacy by making soldiers that are stronger, smarter, more focused and lack …

August, 2015

  • 31 August

    A Step Closer to Terminator T-1000: Polymer Material ‘Heals’ After Gunfire

    Remember Robert Patrick’s invincible T-1000 from Terminator: the Judgment Day and the magic polyalloy it was made of? NASA-supported scientists created a material capable of self-sealing after sustaining damage. Two layers of a solid polymer are separated with a liquid which plays the key role in the recovery process. When the integrity of one of the layers is breached, the …

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