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The US Government Just Paid a Crypto Startup to Explore Digital Dollars

15 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments t0ny420

"The U.S. federal government just awarded a grant to the blockchain startup Key Retroactivity Network Consensus (KRNC)," reports Futurism.com, "to study the feasibility of integrating cryptocurrency into the economy." That doesn't mean that the U.S....

Illegal Netflix, Amazon Streamers Cut Off After European Arrests

11 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments t0ny420

European police busted an illegal streaming ring that provided service to 2 million people and was so sophisticated that it had its own customer-service team. From a report: The criminal network operated for over five years and offered more than 40,0...

Amazon Pauses Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology For one Year

11 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments t0ny420

Amazon on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, reversing its long-time support of selling the technology to law enforcement. Civil liberties activists have voiced concern that faci...

Virtual Reality Damages Eyesight, developer warns

11 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments t0ny420

Software developer Danny Bittman tweeted about how he's convinced that his eyesight was damaged from wearing a VR headset for hours a day. Danny Bittman, who has worked as a virtual reality developer for four years, suggested it could have affected h...

Pepper Spray Sales Soar On Amazon

2 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments t0ny420

The unrest following the death of George Floyd has prompted Amazon shoppers to buy pepper spray for self-defense. According to Bloomberg, "a $9.48 canister of Sabre 'max police strength' pepper spray shot up to the top-selling rank in Amazon's sports...

MIT Builds Robot Hand That Can 'See and Feel' Objects

2 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments t0ny420

Robotic hands capable of picking up objects as fragile as a crisp by "sensing" objects have been developed by researchers. The Independent reports: Two new tools built by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) offer a b...