A study released by data security solutions firm Datto, found that small-to-mid-sized businesses paid $301 million in ransomware – or malicious software that blocks access to a system until a ransom is paid – to hackers last year alone. The company said 5% of all small-to-mid sized businesses across the globe fell victim to a ransomware attack in 2016.
Google-owned robotics firm and “nightmare” factory Boston Dynamics has released video of its latest creation: a two-wheeled, four-legged hybrid robot named Handle.
SpaceX will fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in 2018, the company’s founder Elon Musk announced Monday (Feb. 27).
A prototype for a 3D printer capable of producing human skin has been presented by Spanish scientists. The fully-functional skin could be used for medical procedures including transplants, as well as chemical, […]
Artificial intelligence developed by MIT CSAIL is being trained to detect the emotional intent of a conversation
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed wearable tech that could help avoid crossed wires and miscommunication.
The Post-Human World: A conversation about the end of work, individualism, and the human species with the historian Yuval Harari
With famine, plague, and war in their twilight—at least, for now—mankind will turn its focus to achieving immortality and permanent happiness, according to Yuval Harari’s new book Homo Deus. In other words, to turning ourselves into gods.
New technology enabling scientists to manipulate genes, mixing human genes and organs with those of animals, is a disturbing trend in science which one rabbi believes mirrors the sin that led to global destruction in the generation of Noah.
A SUPERSONIC jet capable of flying passengers across the Atlantic ocean in just three hours could change air travel forever.
Late last month, the Saudi government warned in a notice to telecommunications companies that an Iranian-origin malicious software called Shamoon had resurfaced in cyber attacks against some 15 Saudi organizations, including government networks.
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has called for a tax on robots to make up losses due to automation.
Perhaps no technology yet has been poised to change the world so profoundly. All life on Earth, every living organism, now stands the possibility of potentially being “edited” on the most basic genetic level, enhancing or degrading it, but forever changing it. Talk of gene editing usually revolves around its use to treat diseases and produce super-crops and livestock to “save the world.” But as history has shown us, any technology is but a double edged sword. Whatever good it is capable of, it is proportionally capable of just as much bad.
A new study suggests that a major fast-track toward cognitive decline is skipping the gym and sitting in front of the TV for hours and hours. In fact, those with the lowest physical activity and the most TV watching — even in their 20s and 30s — were twice as likely to score lowest among their peers on a series of brain power tests. Or, in other words, your mom was right: sitting around on the couch binging on Netflix does, in fact, appear to rot your brain.
His charitable body recently funded the development of a brain implant with the potential to record people’s thoughts. Although this is designed to help disabled people interact with prosthetic limbs, it set […]
The creative genius added a ‘universal income’ would have to be introduced for the global population because robots will do everything.
The 61-year-old billionaire and self-proclaimed “humanitarian,” Bill Gates, has a new, younger protege that wants to follow in his footsteps by trying to vaccinate the entire world: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. According […]
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk explained to an audience at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday why humans will need to merge with machines to keep up in an […]
Tim Cook, the boss of Apple, is calling for governments to launch a public information campaign to fight the scourge of fake news, which is “killing people’s minds”.
Japanese scientists are developing pollinator drones that can assume the vital role bees normally play in the planet’s ecosystem.
Any corporation that can read human thought would wield tremendous power, whilst a government with the same ability could build a totalitarian state which would make George Orwell’s 1984 look like a […]
With AT&T discovering some synergies between its wireless operation and DirecTV, especially in sales, there is now talk about Verizon picking up Comcast in what would be a huge multi-billion dollar transaction. Comcast has been trying to get into the business of providing wireless service to mobile devices. The company actually was rumored to start up an MVNO this year using Big Red’s network and 15 million Wi-Fi hotspots. But now, the latest rumor indicates a big shift in Comcast’s and Verizon’s thinking.