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  • The Author of "The Metaverse: And How it Will Revolutionize Everything" Is Changing the Title After It Was Published
    by Sharon Adarlo on July 21, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Wind Change Metaverse 2.0 More on the metaverse: There’s an Interesting Theory About Why Zuckerberg Wasted Billions on the Metaverse

  • If You Look Up Tonight, There's a Beautiful Meteor Shower Right Now
    by Frank Landymore on July 21, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Do Look Up Stargazers, it's that time of year again. This Sunday marked the beginning of the annual Perseid meteor shower, which will dazzle those of us in the northern hemisphere with one of the most reliably stunning light shows the night sky has to offer. Even better: the best of it is still ahead,

  • Devious Scientists Scan People's Brains While They Watch Video of Themselves Singing Karaoke
    by Frank Landymore on July 21, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    A group of researchers wanted to uncover the mysteries behind blushing. To do that, they came up with a downright dastardly method to instantly produce embarrassment in their unwitting subjects: playing their karaoke performances back to them — which is probably the most sobering way possible to come down after a night of feeling like

  • Expensive Space Telescope Damaged by Small Space Rock
    by Noor Al-Sibai on July 21, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Expensive Problems Out near the Sun, a more than $800-million-dollar space telescope has been damaged by a tiny piece of space debris that's said to be smaller than a grain of sand. In a press release, the European Space Agency admitted that the Gaia spacecraft was damaged in April by a fast-traveling "micrometeoroid," described as

  • Massive, Mysterious Objects Detected Floating Through Deep Space
    by Victor Tangermann on July 20, 2024 at 2:00 pm

      For years, astronomers have been using the extremely steady flashes of light emanating from pulsars, the highly magnetized remains of dead stars that spin like a lighthouse, to keep time on an atomic level of accuracy and observe gravitational waves. But there are fleeting moments when these highly regular pulses skip a beat —

  • Woman Arrested for Smashing Windows of Cybertruck Ice Cream Truck
    by Noor Al-Sibai on July 20, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    Cream Big Out in wild Ohio, a woman has been arrested for allegedly smashing the windows of a Cybertruck out of which someone ran an ice cream stand. As Dayton's WHIO local broadcaster reports, a 29-year-old Indiana woman was arrested earlier this week for clobbering the futuristic-looking Tesla truck used by the owners of Cyber Cream

  • NASA Abandons Moon Rover After Spending Half a Billion Dollars on It
    by Frank Landymore on July 20, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    NASA will not be sending its half a billion dollar lunar rover to the Moon, it announced on Wednesday — even though the rover's already built. The setback is a sign of cost-cutting at the space agency as it expects its budget to tighten in the coming years. Known as the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration

  • If Your Family Moved a Lot as a Kid, We Have Bad News About Your Mental Health
    by Noor Al-Sibai on July 20, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    In a new study, researchers have found that people who moved a lot in their childhood and early teen years are more likely to be depressed as adults. Published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, this new paper out of Denmark and England found that moving a lot in childhood had a greater effect on adult mental

  • Sam Altman Admits Its Letters-and-Numbers Salad Product Names Like "GPT-4o Mini" Are Horrible
    by Noor Al-Sibai on July 20, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Name Game As OpenAI releases yet another version of its GPT large language model, CEO Sam Altman has finally admitted that it might be time for a new naming convention. After announcing on X-formerly-Twitter the release of the new LLM known as GPT-4o, mini which will reportedly be significantly cheaper for businesses to use in

  • Scientist Takes High Dose of Psilocybin, Clambers Into MRI Machine to Scan His Own Brain
    by Frank Landymore on July 20, 2024 at 11:30 am

    Nico Dosenbach, an associate professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, got to find out first hand what happens to the brain when it's on psychedelics. For science, of course. He got a high dose of psilocybin from his colleagues — what else are friends for? — and as he

  • Everyone Hates That "Hideous" AI Video Of Celebs Hugging Their Younger Selves
    by Noor Al-Sibai on July 20, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Digital Getdown For some reason, an artist has taken his Photoshopped images of celebrities hanging out with their younger selves and given them the AI treatment — and the results are positively nightmarish. The original work in question was created by Dutch artist Ard Gelinck, a so-called "Photoshop expert" whose manipulated images of celebs like

  • Data Suggests Elon Musk Has Deeply Alienated Tesla's Core Market
    by Frank Landymore on July 20, 2024 at 10:30 am

    Market Tumble By all accounts, Tesla is still the go-to electric vehicle brand worldwide. But as new data shows, its position as kingpins is slipping — and that might partially be because the toxic antics of CEO Elon Musk is alienating the car brand's key buyers. In California, the largest car market in the country

  • Doctors Prepare to Test "Suicide Pod"
    by Frank Landymore on July 20, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Cue the controversy, folks, because Switzerland is about to test the world's first portable "suicide pod." Known as Sarco, its sleek, space-age design is meant to take away from some of the uneasiness around assisted suicide. Arguably, though, the jarring contrast between its looks and its morbid purpose makes the whole thing feel even eerier.

  • JD Vance Left His Venmo Public and There's Some Wild Stuff in There
    by Sharon Adarlo on July 20, 2024 at 9:30 am

    Open Book You'd think someone as smart and well-informed as JD Vance — Yale alumnus, Ohio Senator, and now former President Donald Trump's running mate — would be more mindful about his social media use, but that's not the case. Wired got a hold of Vance's Venmo account and took a peek into his contact

  • Crowdstrike CEO Visibly Agitated On Camera After Massive Outage
    by Noor Al-Sibai on July 19, 2024 at 8:20 pm

    Strike, You're Out! In the aftermath of Microsoft and Crowdstrike's disastrous glitch on Thursday that left Wall Street, airlines, hospitals, and the Las Vegas Sphere without IT services overnight and into Friday, the company's CEO may be making things worse. As footage from his cringe-worth TODAY interview shows, Crowdstrike president, CEO, and cofounder George Kurtz

  • OpenAI Demands to See All Notes by New York Times Reporters
    by Frank Landymore on July 19, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    Cough It Up OpenAI apparently wasn't satisfied with using the entire internet to train ChatGPT. The Microsoft-backed startup now wants to see all the notes from reporters at the New York Times whose articles were allegedly fed to the chatbot, as part of the discovery process in the newspaper's lawsuit against OpenAI. OpenAI needs to

  • Elon Musk Modifies Twitter Code to Fawningly Support Donald Trump
    by Victor Tangermann on July 19, 2024 at 6:30 pm

      Now that multi-hyphenate billionaire Elon Musk has fully outed himself as a Trump fanboy, it didn't take long for his online echo chamber X-formerly-Twitter to turn into a MAGA-infested enclave. Users noted that the social media network added unremovable Trump 2024 hashtags on top of the trending list, campaign ads on the Explore tab,

  • Microsoft Recommends Rebooting Your Computer 15 Times as Blue Screen of Death Strikes Worldwide
    by Victor Tangermann on July 19, 2024 at 5:34 pm

    Off and On Again As the world is still reeling from a massive IT outage triggered by a faulty antivirus software update that forced Windows machines to crash, Microsoft is trying to pick up the pieces. The company is taking "mitigation action" to soften the blow. Worse yet, the bug, which is related to a

  • Airlines Scribbling Flight Times on Whiteboards After Catastrophic Glitch Bricks Computers Worldwide
    by Sharon Adarlo on July 19, 2024 at 4:36 pm

    Brick City Staff at airports from Singapore to Northern Ireland had been forced to scribble flight times on whiteboards due to a global computer outage that started Thursday evening and went into Friday, Business Insider reports, with screens worldwide displaying the tell tale "blue screen of death." Belfast Airport departures via my BIL #bluescreen https://t.co/0Hx4l9fWZ3

  • One of the Top Candidates to Replace Biden Is a Former NASA Astronaut
    by Noor Al-Sibai on July 19, 2024 at 3:46 pm

    When and if President Joe Biden decides to bow out of the presidential race, there will need to be a new candidate — and one of the top non-Kamala Harris choices for the job just happens to have been an astronaut. As Politico reports, ex-astronaut and current senator Mark Kelly is being considered as one