Teens sign up to confirm the obvious: You don’t want to get pepper-sprayed in the face

May 18, 2017

A group of teens willingly stood against a wall and got a dose of pepper spray to the face as a part of a criminal technology course at Barberton High School in Ohio. “Stop resisting, please comply,” the instructor can be heard saying before spraying each teen directly in the face. Barberton City Schools Superintendent Patricia Cleary said in a phone call that the career tech class is sanctioned through…

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Tesla teams up with a utility company to firm up its power grid

May 17, 2017

Some lucky Vermonters will have a shot at super cheap Powerwalls.Image: tesla Tesla is pairing up with a Vermont utility provider to offer subsidized Powerwall battery packs to bolster its power grid and give customers a chance to harness its energy when other lights go out. Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP), a utility company with a decidedly environmental focus, will be the first power provider in the world to integrate…

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Google Assistant, Android O and VR: Everything we are (and aren’t) expecting at Google I/O

May 17, 2017

Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Google’s biggest event of the year is about to get underway. The company’s developers conference, Google I/O, is just hours away so naturally the rumor mill has already kicked into high gear. At this year’s event, we expect to hear much more about the next version of Android, Google’s plans for its Assistant, and what’s going on with its VR platform, Daydream. SEE ALSO: Google just made…

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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

May 17, 2017

Image: ramyond wong/mashable It used to be that you bought a cheap TV from budget brands and got pure garbage for what you paid for, but that’s not so anymore. Case in point: Westinghouse and Elements new 4K Amazon Fire Edition TVs, the first smart TVs to include Alexa voice control. They start at $449 for a 43-inch and climb up to $889 for a 65-inch 4K set, but man…

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Could you afford to buy a masterpiece? – BBC News

May 17, 2017

The sale includes notorious efforts by Christopher Wool and Sigmar Polke. With these segments valued at $20 m( 15.5 m) each, the 26 efforts are expected to raise $100 m in total. Image copyright PAul West Image caption Paul West, whose sceneries are inspired by his Dorset springs, has sold various paints overseas Image copyright Artfinder Image caption Top creators may become famous, but most still contend, reads Artfinder benefactor…

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This app claims to tell you if someone’s into you by reading your texts

May 17, 2017

Image: ambar del moral / mashable Text messages are the currency of modern-day courtship. But, when the texts start to become scarce, many of us search for signs of a relationship’s demise. SEE ALSO: Seduce people using this slow dating app if you have time Instead of passing around your phone over brunch with friends, how about getting an app to overthink and analyse your text messages for you? Crushh…

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The Partnership on AI adds Intel, Salesforce and others as it formalizes Grand Challenges and work groups

May 17, 2017

Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI, a collection of companies and non-profits that have committed to sharing best practices and communicating openly about the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence research. The new members will be workingalongside existing partners that includeFacebook, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Apple. Collectively, the partners will be hostinga series of AI Grand Challenges to…

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Russian Outlet Claims NASA Took An Amazing, Totally True Image Of 3 UFOs

May 17, 2017

Not a daylight goes by very, either, without something in the news interviewing the faithfulnes of certain Americans or Russians. Now it seems that UFOs have been added to that media storm. Still, how would Pixabay find if a Russian story website, Pravda.ru — ironically, the honour entails “truth” — took that same envision, lent two more pitch-black specks, called them all UFOs and claimed this was, in fact, a…

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Instagram launches selfie filters, copying the last big Snapchat feature

May 17, 2017

Today Instagram Stories Instagram on copying Snapchat This is the way the tech industry works 200 million daily Stories users that already outnumber lose 25 percent of its share price value after it announced weak earnings last week. Face filters and three more features roll out to all users today via an Android app update. An eraser tool will let you remove drawings you added to an image, though it…

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