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Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 06:14 AM EDT

Facial Recognition System Set to Be Used in Olympic Security

Facial Recognition System Set to Be Used in Olympic Security

A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games. The NeoFace technology...

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 01:19 PM EDT

Facebook Joins Apple, Spotify in Banning Alex Jones' Content

Facebook Joins Apple, Spotify in Banning Alex Jones' Content

Facebook has removed four pages that belong to conspiracy theorist and far-right radio host Alex Jones, explaining in a blog post Monday that content posted on the pages over the last several days violates...

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 11:20 PM EDT

Robotics Team That Helped With Thai Cave Rescue in San Diego

Robotics Team That Helped With Thai Cave Rescue in San Diego

Chinoros Nakthewan and his robotics team from Kasetsart University in Thailand are competing in the Robo Sub Competition at the Naval Health Research Center in Point Loma this weekend. “I think that robots is a...

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 05:58 PM EDT

Crackdown on 'Bots' Sweeps Up People Who Tweet Often

Crackdown on 'Bots' Sweeps Up People Who Tweet Often

Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises. Seated at her dining room table with a nearby TV constantly tuned to Fox News, the 70-year-old grandmother spends up to 14 hours a day tweeting the...

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 03:44 AM EDT

Campaigns on Their Own as Cyber Threats Roil Midterms

Campaigns on Their Own as Cyber Threats Roil Midterms

Kamala Harris has been the target of social media misinformation campaigns since she became a U.S. senator. Every month for the last 18 months, her office has discovered on average between three and five...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:08 PM EDT

Apple Just Hit a $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple Just Hit a $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple hit a $1 trillion market cap on Thursday, making the iPhone maker the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach the record valuation. The stock rose nearly 3 percent following a strong third-quarter...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:27 AM EDT

Q Who? This Conspiracy Theory Is Erupting at Trump Rallies

Q Who? This Conspiracy Theory Is Erupting at Trump Rallies

Amid the "Trump 2020" placards, the "Women for Trump" signs and the "CNN SUCKS" T-shirts, the most inscrutable message that came out of Donald Trump's Tampa rally on Tuesday evening was a letter. Q. People...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:51 AM EDT

Elon Musk Makes 'Maybe the Most Valuable Apology of All Time' on Tesla's Earnings Call

Elon Musk Makes 'Maybe the Most Valuable Apology of All Time' on Tesla's Earnings Call

Wall Street is happy over Tesla's quarterly results and guidance, but Elon Musk's apologies to multiple analysts may even be more important to the company's shares and investor sentiment. On Wednesday's...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:16 AM EDT

Google Glass Helps Kids With Autism Make Eye Contact: Study

Google Glass Helps Kids With Autism Make Eye Contact: Study

Most children with autism who wore Google Glasses equipped with facial expression-interpreting software made improvements in holding eye contact with their families, according to a study published Thursday. The...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 07:38 AM EDT

How Facebook Regulates the Wild West of Political Ads

How Facebook Regulates the Wild West of Political Ads

With less than three months to go before the midterm elections, Facebook is enforcing strict new requirements on digital political ads. Among other things, they force political ad buyers to verify their...

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