TrueFace.AI is here to catch the facial recognition tricksters

July 9, 2017

TrueFace.AI knows if it's looking at a real face or just a photo of one.Image: ian waldie/Getty Images Facial recognition technology is more prevalent than ever before. It’s being used to identify people in airports, put a stop to child sex trafficking, and shame jaywalkers. But the technology isn’t perfect. One major flaw: It sometimes can’t tell the difference between a living person’s face and a photo of that person…

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Report: Jawbone is going out of business

July 8, 2017

Jawbone's UP fitness tracker.Image: mashable The company behind what was once one of the most hyped fitness trackers may soon be no more. Jawbone, makers of the Up fitness tracker, is going out of business, according to a new report in The Information. The company, which at its peak was valued at as much as $3 billion, is reportedly now in the midst of liquidation proceedings. SEE ALSO: The wearable…

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This keychain-size Game Boy plays more games than the SNES Classic

July 8, 2017

The thirst for anything Nintendois too real. The company can’t keep the Switch in stock and people are hyped AF for the SNES Classic dropping in September. But what’s better than both of those consoles? A flippin’ keychain-sized Game Boy Advance. Nintendo’s not officially “retro-ing” the GBA (yet). But who needs to wait when you can make your own mini version of the greatest handheld ever created? YouTuber Vincent Buso…

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These ridiculous remixes of major brand logos are oddly entertaining

July 2, 2017

Image: Joe raedle/Getty Images A ridiculous new aesthetic of corporate mockery is taking hold online. A strain of dedicated Photoshop artists have inexplicably committed themselves to jumbling major brand logos into nonsense words and their work is oddly amusing. SEE ALSO: Tech dominates ranking of the world’s most valuable brands “Subway, Eat Fresh,” for instance, is remixed into “Sbubby, eef freef.” Burger King is “Bubker Kirg, Have It In a…

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Stunning new drone footage gives us an inside look at new Steve Jobs Theater

June 25, 2017

Apple’s massive new spaceship campus, officially called “Apple Park,” is nearly complete and should officially open later this year. New drone footage reveals how glorious the main campus and the Steve Jobs Theater look just as the sun is setting. The new 2.8 million-square-foot headquarters will be home to over 12,000 Apple employees. It’s Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive’s most ambitious “product” to date, huge glass panels, toilets inspired…

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 25, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8875114h) President Donald Trump is greeted by supporters during a rally, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s be clear:…

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Inside the exclusive world of Tinder Select

June 19, 2017

Do you really want to be Select?Image: Getty Images The world first learned about the existence of Tinder Select earlier this year, but details have been hard to come by. Until now. Thankfully, Business Insider reporter Nathan McAlone managed to wrangle himself entrance into datings most exclusive club. And what he uncovered is…underwhelming. At least when compared to the VIP booth jammed with A-listers and unimaginably hot people that we’d…

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There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 18, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is…

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YouTube went offline worldwide, and internet had no chill

June 17, 2017

Image: Getty Images UPDATE: June 16, 2017, 10:16 a.m. EDT YouTube is back up, and life is ALL GOOD again. Carry on! The original story follows below. The world’s largest online video platform is not loading… and ahhhh… what the heck are we gonna do? YouTube went down on Friday morning and sent the internet into a tizzy. Instead of seeing the familiar YouTube home page, users were greeted with…

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North Korean hackers blamed for worldwide WannaCry cyberattack

June 17, 2017

Image: mashable North Korean hackers are allegedly behind the widespread ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service, affecting computers and hospitals and doctors’ offices last month, according to the BBC. The hackers belong to a group known as Lazarus, who is believed to have targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 as it planned to release the movie The Interview. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people…

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Tech now rules the world’s most valuable brands ranking

June 14, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images It wasn’t long ago that classic American icons like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Marlboro were considered the pinnacle of branding success. But over the past decade, Silicon Valley giants have rapidly edged out legacy household names in terms of brand value, according to one of the industry’s leading indexes. Whereas tech companies occupied just three of the top 10 spots in research firm Kantar Millward Brown’s BrandZ…

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Shady developers are turning Apple’s app subscriptions into giant scams

June 14, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable Apple’s App Store has a problem. Shady developers are gaming the App Store’s policies and its search ads to get users to download apps that trick them into paying for subscriptions for scam apps. While there have long been apps from less reputable developers in the App Store, one developer called attention to just how bad the problem has become in recent months. SEE ALSO: 10 classic…

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

June 12, 2017

In a pitch presentation that capped off hours of collaboration at New York’s first SexTech Hackathon, the subject turned to a decidedly unsexy scenario: Parents talking to their kids about sex. “How can we foster a safe environment at home for children having conversations about sexual education with their parents?” asked one of the hackathon’s more than 40 participants during a pitch presentation for what would become the event’s winning…

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Watch Xbox’s E3 briefing live, right here

June 12, 2017

Are we finally going to find out what the next Xbox looks like? We’re expecting to get a look at that, along with an official price, name, and release date for Project Scorpio at Xbox’s E3 briefing in Los Angeles on Sunday. We’ve been hearing about Microsoft’s souped-up, 4K gaming machine for a year now, since the company’s last E3 showing. You can expect a closer look at their PS4…

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This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Our Tinder profiles are sacred vaults of private and sometimes lascivious conversations. But, scores of young people did something many of us would deem unthinkable they handed over their Tinder profiles to a chatbot during the UK general election in order to encourage young people to vote tactically for Labour in swing constituencies. SEE ALSO: UK’s chaotic general election was a historic moment for women The…

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7 creepy AF videos from the robotics company Google just sold

June 10, 2017

Run, robot! Run!Image: youtube/boston dynamics Google has released the bots. And by that, we mean Google just sold off Boston Dynamics the company that designs and engineers all those creepy-looking, terrifyingly capable robots. After putting it up for sale in 2016, Japanese tech company Softbank finally purchased Boston Dynamics along with Schaft, a company that specializes in creating bipedal robots from Google for an unknown amount. SEE ALSO: Google’s plans…

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Learn the art of cyber warfare at this secretive hacker class

June 10, 2017

Forget algebra. Forget textbooks. This is education for the digital era. The students of Practical Hacking are learning the tools and techniques that hackers use to infiltrate websites and networks. What they do with that knowledge is up to them. Identities have been concealed per request. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSociChief – LiveVidz Elite Powerful desktop based Software that Does Live Broadcasting for Facebook and YouTube.ShopiRater Webinar…

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This chatbot was inspired by Spock and he wants to talk about your mental health

June 9, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable When you launch Woebot in Facebook Messenger, the chatbot’s cerulean blue eyes peer out from the screen. He looks concerned, a little quizzical. He invites you to chat. Within a few messages he explains his purpose: “So here’s how I work, I’m going to ask you about your mood and as I get to know you, I’ll teach you some good stuff.” SEE ALSO: How…

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Facebook patents give insight about how the network wants to use your emotions

June 9, 2017

Zuck, why are you trying to harness our emotions for your "community?"Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock UPDATE: June 8, 2017, 2:01 p.m. EDT This article has been updated to include a statement by a Facebook spokesperson about its pursuit of patents. Social media has been known to mess with our emotions and even affect our mental health and that manipulation is sometimes by design. Facebook, in particular, has been known to play fast…

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The top 5 most over-the-top employee benefits from tech companies

June 9, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Rawpixel.com Ive seen my fair share of company benefits after 10+ years recruiting for tech companies.Tech Startups in San Francisco are known for having extensive benefits from daily lunchesto paid gym memberships or free monthly massages. Before I share some of the coolest benefits Ive come across, I have a word of advice for new companies Before offering Ive learned from experience working withsmall startupsand fromfounding Bettsthat…

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This is a major problem for the Apple HomePod

June 6, 2017

Image: apple Apple announce that it will finally be releasing a home speaker to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home. A little late, but with Apple’s logo on it, it should become a permanent piece in the homes of Apple fans. Mashable referred to the product as the “Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer,” but while the thing actually sounds pretty cool, there is one major issue with the home…

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