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Don’t Freak Out About That Amazon Alexa Eavesdropping Situation You should certainly understand the risks of having a smart speaker in your home, but there’s a perfectly good explanation for how that rogue message might have gotten sent. Uber's Crash and the Folly of Humans Training Self-Driving Cars Humans are terrible at paying attention when they're doing all the driving. So why expect anything different when the robot's in charge? Uber's Self-Driving Car Saw the Woman It Killed, Report Says The National Transportation Safety Board says the car had trouble identifying Elaine Herzberg as a human, and then wasn't made to hit the brakes to avoid hitting her. Ingestible Sensors Electronically Monitor Your Guts Researchers are cooking up pill-sized sensors to detect medical molecules and possibly diagnose other gastrointestinal ailments. Photographs of Buildings That Become Abstract Art Nikola Olic flattens out skylines to create beautiful, often witty juxtapositions.
Why Your Next Workplace Harassment Training Might Be in VR Traditionally, on-the-job training has been schlocky video or snoozy slide deck, but Morgan Mercer of Vantage Point wants to put you in the room. California's Heavy-Handed Plan to Regulate the Self-Driving Car Biz Self-driving industry reps are not happy with the Public Utilities Commission's proposed plan for how driverless taxis should operate—especially the requirements that they offer services for free and ban pooled rides. 10 Great Shows You Can Binge-Watch in a Single Weekend Happy long weekend, but RIP outside time. (And the feeling in your butt.) Students Turn Chevy's Camaro Into a Eco-Happy Future Machine College teams from around the country competed by making hybrid and electric versions of the muscle car. Are Avocados Toast? What will we eat in 2050? California farmers are placing bets.
Why Your Inbox Is Crammed Full of Privacy Policies Europe's GDPR, which takes effect Friday, was supposed to give consumers more insight into how their personal information is collected and used. It's not turning out that way---yet. 35 Best Memorial Day Sales (2018): Laptops, TVs, Appliances Summer has begun, and so have a lot of 2018 Memorial Day sales on TVs, laptops, robovacs, appliances, and more. Give the Robots Electronic Tongues Roboticists have to not only in create artificial senses of touch and taste, but figure out what robots should *ignore* in a human world. What Is GDPR and Why Should You Care? Yes, they mainly affect those who live inside the EU. But non-Europeans should pay attention too. AI Chatbots Try to Schedule Meetings—Without Enraging Us However trivial it may sound, it's a monstrously difficult challenge. Luckily, the employees of X.ai are some of the most dedicated nerds you’ll ever meet.
Sony's 4K Projector Offers More Than Meets the Eye The coffee-table-sized Sony LSPX-A1 conceals a powerful speaker system—plus provides ample storage for your art books. ‘Significant’ FBI Error Reignites Data Encryption Debate FBI stats about inaccessible cellphones were inflated, undermining already controversial bureau claims about the threat of encryption. Trump Can't Block Critics on Twitter. What Does This Mean For Free Speech? Here's how the decision impacts the future of the First Amendment online. Tinder’s Days as a Hookup App May Be Over The dating app is testing a new feature aimed at connecting users who hang out at the same spots. How Facebook Wants to Improve the Quality of Your News Feed In a rare interview, nine Facebook executives discuss the company's tools for reducing the quantity and reach of misinformation.