Lil Nas X, Satan Shoes with human blood and Nike’s lawsuit: What to know
What can possibly connect rapper Lil Nas X, giant shoe company Nike and … sneakers made with human blood? Strap in for a brief explanation of one of 2021’s most unusual and colorful news stories. Entertain your brain with the coolest news from streaming to superheroes, memes to video... Read more
A Sexy New Theory of Consciousness Is All Up in Your Feelings
So yes, you’re the homeostat, a happy little organism just trying to maintain homeostasis, a basic comfort level of needs, in the big scary world. As for everything else in that sentence, it’s hard to know how much a “general reader,” for whom Solms claims to be writing, cares.... Read more
Adversarial training reduces safety of neural networks in robots: Research
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. This article is part of our reviews of AI research papers, a series of posts that explore the latest findings in artificial intelligence. There’s a growing interest in employing autonomous mobile robots in open work... Read more
How a $25 million donation for summer schools got ensnared in San Francisco politics
Billionaire philanthropy is once again on the defense in San Francisco, the home of many a tech billionaire. The latest backlash centers on a city proposal to get 20,000 schoolchildren some in-person teaching and playtime this summer, after city public schools have been closed for more than a year... Read more
Hackers backdoor PHP source code after breaching internal git server
A hacker compromised the server used to distribute the PHP programming language and added a backdoor to source code that would have made websites vulnerable to complete takeover, members of the open source project said. Two updates pushed to the PHP Git server over the weekend added a line... Read more
First 2021 Ford Bronco sells for $1 million, with all proceeds going to charity
This right here is a $1 million horsey. Barrett-Jackson The very first 2021 Ford Bronco has an owner, and they forked over $1.075 million to make it happen. This weekend, auction house Barrett-Jackson handled the sale of the first production SUV, with all proceeds benefiting the National Forest Foundation... Read more
The 12 Best Soundbars for Every Budget (2021)
You’ve probably already shelled out for a nice big TV, and maybe a streaming gadget to play your Netflix, but what about your audio? It doesn’t matter how large your screen is or how much it cost—it probably sounds awful. You’d be surprised by how much more you enjoy... Read more
Cyberpunk 2077’s big fix-it patch is live on PC and consoles
CD Projekt Red has released Cyberpunk 2077‘s 1.2 patch on PC and consoles. It will come to the Stadia version of the game “soon.” This is the second of two major patches designed to address the RPG’s launch issues. Cyberpunk 2077 debuted in December in rough shape, especially on... Read more
Amazon Twitter war with Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren spurred by Jeff Bezos
Amazon has long been at odds with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) over their criticisms of the company’s labor and business practices. But the discord reached new heights last week when Amazon aggressively went after both senators on Twitter in an unusual attack for a large... Read more
New Android malware with full range of spying capabilities has been found
Getty Images Researchers have discovered a new advanced piece of Android malware that finds sensitive information stored on infected devices and sends it to attacker-controlled servers. The app disguises itself as a system update that must be downloaded from a third-party store, researchers from security firm Zimperium said on... Read more