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Sensor turns on a cop's body camera when their gun is pulled

Years after high-profile police shootings pressured departments across the country to adopt body cameras, results have been mixed. The increased accountability expected from their rollout has been marred with technical malfunctions or absent footage...
Published on: Monday, February 27, 2017 | link

Connected teddy bears leaked kids' voices online

When Germany banned a connected doll over security concerns, it wasn't being overly cautious. As it turns out, there's a textbook example of what happens when toy data privacy goes horribly wrong. Security researchers have discovered that Spiral To...
Published on: Monday, February 27, 2017 | link

Takata pleads guilty to fraud in faulty airbag cover-up

Japanese auto parts maker Takata has formally pled guilty in federal court today to a criminal fraud charge stemming from its cover-up of millions of faulty airbags. As part of the guilty plea, Takata admitted it intentionally hid the fact that its a...
Published on: Monday, February 27, 2017 | link

Was that 'Moonlight' Oscar mix-up caused by a tweet?

By now, you've probably seen the video from last night: Warren Beatty looking confused holding an envelope and card that didn't match what he expected, Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong winner, and, eventually, the cast and crew of Moonlight correctl...
Published on: Monday, February 27, 2017 | link

SpaceX is sending two private citizens around the moon in 2018

It's been a long time since humans orbited the moon -- but Elon Musk's SpaceX is going to try and change that next year. The company just announced that two private citizens approached SpaceX about a trip to the moon for late 2018. The two potential...
Published on: Monday, February 27, 2017 | link

Control your home with a gorgeous wooden remote

If you're looking for an attractive way to control your smart home, this minimalist, carved-wood multipurpose remote might fit the bill. It's called the Turn Touch, and it's pulled in almost twice the Kickstarter funding requested. The project has al...
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Uber's SVP of engineering resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment

Uber's highly regarded SVP of engineering Amit Singhal has been asked to leave the company after reports emerged that he was involved in a sexual harassment case while he was still employed at Google. According to Recode, Singhal was with Uber for ab...
Published on: Monday, February 27, 2017 | link

Boston Dynamics officially reveals its rolling 'Handle' robot

We got a preview of Boston Dynamics' latest "helper" thanks to offscreen video leaked from a presentation, but now the company is ready to let us meet Handle. Unlike its previous robots that ran, jumped or walked, this two-legged monstrosity gets aro...
Published on: Monday, February 27, 2017 | link

We're live from GDC 2017 in San Francisco!

The 2017 Game Developers Conference is happening this week in San Francisco, and we're here to keep you up to date on all the latest news from the event. Like last year, companies such as HTC and Oculus will probably share new virtual reality develop...
Published on: Monday, February 27, 2017 | link

Huawei is considering cell towers that wirelessly charge drones

Huawei's big news at MWC was, of course, the P10 handset and a new watch. The company does have its fingers in other pies, though, and one of those is the drone game. Far away from the exhibition halls where all the smartphones are on display is an a...
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