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China may deploy anti-satellite laser weapons next year able to destroy U.S. military satellites

China may deploy anti-satellite laser weapons next year able to destroy U.S. military satellites

Military & Aerospace Engineering | Source URL WASHINGTON – China’s military is expected to deploy a laser weapon capable of destroying or damaging U.S. military satellites in low earth orbit in the next year, the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) disclosed in a report on space threats. Bill Gertz at […]

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

Kevin Roose | The New York Times | Source URL Last month, the YouTube star Shane Dawson uploaded his new project: a 104-minute documentary, “Conspiracy Theories With Shane Dawson.” In the video, set to a spooky instrumental soundtrack, Mr. Dawson unspooled a series of far-fetched hypotheses. Among them: that iPhones […]

Amazon, Apple and Google smart TVs and voice assistants can tell if you’re CHEATING on your partner ‘by tracking your movements and spying on what you say and how you say it’

Amazon, Apple and Google smart TVs and voice assistants can tell if you’re CHEATING on your partner ‘by tracking your movements and spying on what you say and how you say it’

Victoria Bell | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon, Apple and Google voice assistants and smart TVs could find out if a person is cheating on their partner, a data expert has claimed. Smart gadgets, which are used by one in ten people around the UK, can harvest enough […]

Can YOU tell the difference? Creepy website uses AI to create ‘deepfake’ photos of humans who don’t exist

Can YOU tell the difference? Creepy website uses AI to create ‘deepfake’ photos of humans who don’t exist

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL A new website lets users click through an endless library of fake human faces created by artificial intelligence. Called ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, the results are startlingly lifelike and may make you question what’s real and what isn’t. Every time a user refreshes their […]