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Republican congressmen question value of asteroid redirect mission

2 December, by Andrew Tarantola[ —]
A pair of Republican congressmen, both of whom sit on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, contacted NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday, requesting more information from the space administration about a recent report suppor...

Hulu is now offering its originals and Bond in 4K

2 December, by Roberto Baldwin[ —]
Streaming service, Hulu is making sure your next 4K UHD TV has content. That is as long as youre a super fan of James Bond or enjoy its library of originals. Also youre going to need a Xbox One S or a PlayStation 4 Pro.

FCC accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality

2 December, by Timothy J. Seppala[ —]
The FCC has a few things to say about AT&T and Verizons takes on net neutrality. Jon Wilkins, the commissions chief of wireless telecommunication, wrote separate letters to both telcos highlighting concerns about recent zero-rating moves -- whe...

2016 claims another victim: Your privacy

2 December, by Violet Blue[ —]
In a blow to privacy on par with the Patriot Act, changes to the rules around warrants grant the US government unprecedented hacking powers in any jurisdiction, and on as many devices as it wants. The changes to a measure known as Rule 41 were made...

Professional football is the latest victim of a giant data leak

2 December, by Nathan Ingraham[ —]
Big data leaks are becoming more and more common, and today another massive victim has been revealed: professional soccer (or football, if you live anywhere but the US). German publication Der Spiegel just released the first in what will be a steady...

The Atlas robot is getting better at chasing you down

2 December, by Roberto Baldwin[ —]
Boston Dynamics upright-and-walking-on-two-legs Atlas robot is a slightly terrifying while simultaneously an amazing piece of technology. But during its initial demos the DARPA-funded automaton needed a clear and fairly even path to walk. Now thanks...

MIT's AI figured out how humans recognize faces

2 December, by Cherlynn Low[ —]
It appears machines may already be catching up to humans, at least in the world of computational biology. A team of researchers at the MIT-based Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) found that the system they designed to recognize faces had s...

Foxconn exec faces 10 years for stealing 5,700 iPhones

2 December, by Andrew Tarantola[ —]
A senior manager at Foxconn, the company that makes Apples iPhone handsets, is facing 10 years incarceration after being charged with the theft of 5,700 iPhones valued at nearly $1.5 million. According to AsiaOne, the Taiwanese testing department ma...

Facebook exec says it has 'a responsibility' to fight fake news

2 December, by Billy Steele[ —]
After a barrage of criticism over fake news stories on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that over 99 percent of content on the site was authentic. Zuckerberg has since backed off that sentiment slightly, admitting that fake news is indeed a major i...

Climate change could spark major humanitarian crisis, experts say

2 December, by Billy Steele[ —]
We hear about the continued effects of climate change all the time, but The Guardian reports military experts have another warning. The group said that even if the rise in global warming is held under 2 degrees Celsius, there still could be a major h...

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