Tech

Twitter may soon allow any user to sport the signature blue badge that already shows up on the accounts of many celebrities, athletes and public figures. The social networking platform’s chief executive said Thursday that the verification process is “very broken” in part because some people have seen the badge as an endorsement from the…
March 13, 2018
Elon Musk, the tech billionaire who wants to colonize Mars, is seriously worried about advances in artificial intelligence. Speaking during a Q&A at the SXSW film festival and tech conference in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, Musk said the two things that stress him most in life right now are production difficulties with the Tesla Model…
March 13, 2018
All day long, we’re inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and “assistants” chime in with their own soulless voices.   Such interruptions seem logical to our minds: we want technology…
March 12, 2018
It’s getting easier and easier to stick with last year’s model than upgrading to the latest one. New smartphones are only getting incremental updates over their predecessors these days, and that’s the case with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9.   That’s not to say the Galaxy S9 isn’t a superb smartphone. It’s absolutely one…
March 12, 2018
The Boring Company has a new focus. Yesterday, CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to let the world know that the company will prioritize mass transportation over individual vehicle usage.   According to Musk, the Boring Company’s tunnels will “prioritize pedestrians & cyclists over cars”. He didn’t say that the tunnels would never support cars,…
March 12, 2018
If you’ve ever thrown a Rubik’s Cube at the wall in frustration, you’re going to hate this robot. Developed and built by Ben Katz and Jared DiCarlo of MIT’s Biomimetics Lab, it’s just smashed the record for the fastest time ever to solve a Rubik’s Cube: just 0.38 seconds.   Engineers and roboticists have been…
March 08, 2018