On Motherboard, Brian Merchant's (previously) new science fiction story The Convoy poses an eerily plausible future for political deepfake hoaxing — with James O'Keefe-alikes running the show — that skillfully weaves in elements of the Innocence of Muslims hoax with the current state-of-the-art in high-tech fakery.
An agent of MI5, one of Britain's security agencies, is a violent and abusive Nazi, misogynist and pedophile who was filmed attacking his partner with a machete, one among countless other examples of similar behavior directed at multiple women in several countries. The BBC, in reporting the story, in under a court order secured by… READ THE REST
Why has Elon Musk been shrieking about forthcoming "political attacks" and ostentatiously declaring his fealty to the Right? Perhaps because he was asked for comment on this: "A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence." Business Insider: A flight attendant… READ THE REST
A wounded Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R–NC) didn't take his defeat in Tuesday's primary race too well, angry at Democrats, angry at Republicans, angry with the world. So he took to Instagram today to lash out with a long, ridiculous, babbling post that seems more like bad sci-fi prose than the reflections of a Congressman. First… READ THE REST
Whether gaming in your spare time or burying yourself in spreadsheets at your 9-to-5, efficiency matters. And while you may have the latest and greatest laptop or smartphone to work on, its small screen can totally kill your enjoyment, especially when you're hopping over to different apps or watching your favorite streaming content. If you're looking for a way… READ THE REST
The world is full of reasons to love dogs. How could you not? They are cute, kind, thoughtful, and always trying to make friends. The world is also full of reasons to love technology. But is there a way to bring these two together? Is the world ready for robotic dogs? The answer is yes! Petoi just… READ THE REST
If there was ever a time to refresh what's going on in that noggin, it's now that you're finally digging into new technology instead of the old hat ways you're used to. You've finally got a good hold on life, and now it's time to elevate your value. This Unlimited Lifetime Learning Subscription Bundle is perfect for… READ THE REST