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Why Pépito The Cat Is More Famous Than You

Why Pépito The Cat Is More Famous Than You

Internet
01-12-2016

For the past five years, Clément Storck has been tracking his cat's movements. Since he created Pépito's account in 2011, the handsome black cat has gotten over 18,000 followers.

The Loot Crate Mystery Box

The Loot Crate Mystery Box

Digg Store
01-12-2016

Get 7-9 professionally curated geeky goods delivered to your door.

How A Grad Student Found The Worst iOS Exploit

How A Grad Student Found The Worst iOS Exploit

Technology
29-11-2016

Last summer, Bill Marczak stumbled across a program that could spy on your iPhone’s contact list and messages — and even record your calls.

Cyber Monday Sale: 25% Off All VPNs

Cyber Monday Sale: 25% Off All VPNs

Digg Store
29-11-2016

Use the promo code CYBER25 and get all the cyber security your heart desires.

The New MacBook Pro Is Kind Of Great For Hackers

The New MacBook Pro Is Kind Of Great For Hackers

Technology
29-11-2016

The new MacBook Pro is possibly the most open device Apple has ever built.

Google DeepMind's Next AI Learning Challenge Is 'Starcraft 2'

Google DeepMind's Next AI Learning Challenge Is 'Starcraft 2'

Technology
28-11-2016

How Google’s AI research team has teamed up with Blizzard to further deep learning in AI.

Center For Democracy And Technology

Center For Democracy And Technology

Technology
27-11-2016

CDT is a champion of global online civil liberties and human rights, driving policy outcomes that keep the internet open, innovative, and free.

Black Girls CODE

Black Girls CODE

Technology
27-11-2016

By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails.

They Write The Right Stuff

They Write The Right Stuff

Technology
27-11-2016

As the 120-ton space shuttle sits surrounded by almost 4 million pounds of rocket fuel, exhaling noxious fumes, visibly impatient to defy gravity, its on-board computers take command.

Silicon Valley Is Lying To You

Silicon Valley Is Lying To You

Technology
27-11-2016

We're forever thankful to Silicon Valley for giving us the iPhone, omnipotent search engines, and swipe-simple hookups. But now that America's most vaunted industry has also become its most self-satisfied, Silicon Valley is veering toward fall-of-Rome territory. Which is why it needs to blow up these seven myths about itself before it's too late.

The History Of Emoji

The History Of Emoji

Technology
27-11-2016

In the late 1990s, Shigetaku Kurita, a young engineer at the Japanese phone company NTT Docomo, was working on what he thought was just another project — a series of icons that subscribers could use to quickly read information on the first mobile web services and to communicate with each other.

How Robots See The World

How Robots See The World

Technology
27-11-2016

This is an experiment in found machine-vision footage, exploring the aesthetics of the robot eye.

In Two Moves, AlphaGo And Lee Sedol Redefined The Future

In Two Moves, AlphaGo And Lee Sedol Redefined The Future

Technology
27-11-2016

In Game Two, AlphaGo made a move that no human ever would. And it was beautiful. Move 37 was beyond what any of us could fathom. But in Game Four, the human made a move that no machine would ever expect. And it was beautiful too. Although machines are now capable of moments of genius, humans have hardly lost the ability to generate their own.

If An Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know

If An Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know

Technology
27-11-2016

The multitude of digital avenues now available to us demand content with an appetite that human effort can no longer satisfy. These days, a shocking amount of what we’re reading is created not by humans, but by computer algorithms.

A World Without Work

A World Without Work

Technology
27-11-2016

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing? What does the “end of work” mean, exactly?

If You Dare Hackers To Hack You, They'll Hack You Good

If You Dare Hackers To Hack You, They'll Hack You Good

Technology
27-11-2016

Fusion's Kevin Roose asked some of the best hackers at DEF CON to do their worst to him. He didn't even know what was coming.

Visualizing Algorithms

Visualizing Algorithms

Technology
27-11-2016

Curious about how a computer thinks when it samples an image, shuffles cards, or generates mazes? Here's a handy guide.

Reddit’s CEO Edited Comments That Criticized Him

Reddit’s CEO Edited Comments That Criticized Him

Internet
26-11-2016

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman today admitted that he had edited Reddit user comments that criticized and insulted him, wielding his power to anonymously change references to his own username, and replace them with moderators of the pro-Donald Trump subreddit, r/the_donald.

The First High-End Camera To Capture The Entire Light Field

The First High-End Camera To Capture The Entire Light Field

Digg Store
26-11-2016

Get 75% off Lytro’s Illum Camera, which lets you take “living pictures” that you can adjust after taking them.

Dutch Scientists Use Color-Changing Graphene Bubbles To Create 'Mechanical Pixels'

Dutch Scientists Use Color-Changing Graphene Bubbles To Create 'Mechanical Pixels'

Technology
26-11-2016

Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have discovered what could one day be a new type of display technology.

All The Ways I Tried To Murder People In 'Planet Coaster'

All The Ways I Tried To Murder People In 'Planet Coaster'

Gaming
26-11-2016

One of the unintended joys of playing amusement park simulators is operating the park in such a way that the only person it brings amusement to is you — the omnipotent force to whose whims guests and rollercoaster tracks must bend.

Microsoft Brings 'Solitaire' To iOS And Android

Microsoft Brings 'Solitaire' To iOS And Android

Gaming
24-11-2016

While the game has existed on Windows for more than 25 years, the modern Solitaire Collection will now be available outside of Windows for the first time.

Artificial Intelligence Will Not Save Us From Fake News

Artificial Intelligence Will Not Save Us From Fake News

Technology
24-11-2016

For now, AIs that can simply succeed at question-and-answer games are considered state of the art.

Like A Fitbit, But $30

Like A Fitbit, But $30

Digg Store
24-11-2016

Combine the best of Fitbit and the Apple Watch and you get the Striiv Touch. This touchscreen wristwatch tracks your activity, sleep stats and helps you stay connected to your messages and emails.

Are There Finally Wireless Earbuds Worth Buying?

Are There Finally Wireless Earbuds Worth Buying?

Technology
24-11-2016

After almost three years of buzz, one wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, and multiple product delays, German startup Bragi has finally made good on its promise: a pair of truly wireless earbuds that actually work.

Marc Andreessen Believes In Flying Cars

Marc Andreessen Believes In Flying Cars

Technology
23-11-2016

When your job is listening to companies convince you the future will be good, it tends to shape your outlook on things.

How Apple Helped Democratize Typography In The '90s

How Apple Helped Democratize Typography In The '90s

Design
23-11-2016

In 1989, Apple hired Thomas Rickner to do something revolutionary: put print-quality typefaces on every computer.

My New $2,500 MacBook Pro Was DOA

My New $2,500 MacBook Pro Was DOA

Technology
19-11-2016

"$2,500 worth of overpriced, hyper-engineered Apple laptop has now crashed 23 times — a full dozen in the first hour I had this thing."

It's Pretty Easy For Someone To Access Your Photos And Other Personal Info On Your Locked iPhone

It's Pretty Easy For Someone To Access Your Photos And Other Personal Info On Your Locked iPhone

Technology
19-11-2016

YouTuber iDeviceHelp is "not a hacker" but still managed to find a fairly simple way to get into a locked iPhone running iOS 9. No passcode needed.

A Giant Welding Robot That Can 3D Print Stainless Steel

A Giant Welding Robot That Can 3D Print Stainless Steel

Technology
19-11-2016

Tom Scott has the coolest life. He was in the Arctic just a couple of weeks ago learning how to read Inuktitut. Now he's popped over to San Francisco to check out a terrifyingly awesome industrial 3D printer. Just how does one go about becoming Tom Scott? Is there an application we should fill out or....?