Oh, data. We hate when you’re stolen, sold and exploited, but when brought together in a certain way, you can be hella entertaining.
By Sage Lazzaro 10/30 1:40pm
In next Thursday’s 2014 midterm election, residents of Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. will vote on their right to light up.
To answer the Internet’s questions about what this might mean, real, live experts on marijuana legalization (no, not your drug dealer or some dudes form r/tress) hosted a Reddit AMA yesterday. Read More
By Sage Lazzaro 10/29 3:22pm
In college, it wasn’t rare to hear a verbal battle regarding artificial intelligence erupt between my friends studying neuroscience and my friends studying computer science.
One rather outrageous fellow would mention the possibility of a computer takeover, and off they went. The neuroscience-savvy would awe at the potential of such hybrid technology as the CS majors argued we have nothing to fear, as computers will always need a programmer to tell them what to do.
Today’s news brings us to the Neural Turing Machine, a computer that will combine the way ordinary computers work with the way the human brain learns, enabling it to actually program itself. Perhaps my CS friends should reevaluate their position? Read More
By Sage Lazzaro 10/29 1:17pm
With nearly all singles looking for love online, it can be tough to find like-minded lovers. This has resulted in a number of extremely specific dating websites like Vampersonals, Daily Dipers and Sea Captain Date.
By Sage Lazzaro 10/23 2:06pm
Having caused more than 4,500 deaths, the Ebola virus has devastated West Africa and terrified the rest of the word. As the virus continues to spread, the need for research and relief is becoming even more crucial.
In November, the U.S. will hold a summit between government officials and roboticists to deliberate the role robots and drones can play in the fight against Ebola. Read More
By Sage Lazzaro 10/23 12:54pm
By Sage Lazzaro 10/23 10:32am
We have little tolerance for high days, little tolerance for expensive bills and mixed tolerances when it comes to harming our planet . But new technology on the home cooling front could be a small solution to all of these problems.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia Barcelona is developing hydroceramic walls that can cool themselves and potentially eradicate the need for air conditioning. Read More
By Sage Lazzaro 10/22 1:45pm
Everyone is looking to found their own startup nowadays. It’s totally cool and basically the 21st century equivalent of starting a band — except with slightly more potential.
By Sage Lazzaro 10/20 11:01am
If you’re planning on getting the new iPad soon, don’t get rid of that laptop just yet! Apparently, old computers can be used to fend off bears that are trying to eat you.
A Siberian man survived a potentially fatal attack when he disoriented a charging bear by throwing an old computer at it. Read More
By Sage Lazzaro 10/16 3:09pm
Selfies and brunch photos won’t be found anywhere near Amy Sedaris’s Instagram feed.
When the Strangers With Candy star posts, she digs through the vault of all that is kooky, bizarre and oddly satisfying.