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Robots Gone Rogue: Who Pays the Price?

Once upon a time, there were some baby bots. They were sweet and docile and did precisely what they were programmed to do. But fast forward some years, and these bots entered a more rebellious stage. Suddenly, their actions became less predictable, sometimes with very unexpected results. The Random Darknet Shopper is an automated online … Continued


How the Oculus Rift is Changing Virtual Reality

The virtual reality (VR) headset, as any gamer will tell you, has undergone a myriad of transformations over the years, some clunky, some sleek, but all sharing the common themes of disorientation and motion sickness, known in this context as simulation sickness. Simulation sickness is similar to motion sickness, except that your brain thinks you’re moving, … Continued


The FCC indicates it favors Net Neutrality. Consumers: 1. Big Cable: 0

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a win for net neutrality advocates on Wednesday, asking for strong authority to enforce open Internet protections and protect consumer broadband Internet, the strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC. According to The Huffington Post, “this move will allow the FCC to stop Internet service … Continued


Facebook — Making the Virtual a Reality

What would it feel like to soar over mountaintops? Or travel to Paris in a blink of the eye? How about sitting courtside at Wimbledon? Or better yet, playing at Wimbledon? Imagine not just telling but sharing the experience with twenty of your closest friends. With Facebook’s recent acquisition of Oculus VR, a company specializing in immersive virtual reality (VR) technology, … Continued


Why You Shouldn’t Feel Neutral About Net Neutrality

Unless you’ve been living under a rock with no WiFi, chances are you’ve heard about Net Neutrality. The topic has gained traction in recent months thanks to President Obama’s statement urging the FCC to implement his plan for a free and open Internet. According to Opposing Views, “Net neutrality is the principle that all Internet … Continued


Mysterious Job Posting Runs for 10 Years, Continues to Baffle Applicants

A mysterious classified ad for a “Research Associate/Personal Assistant” in New York City has been running for more than 10 years, and applicants have yet to receive an interview. The listing provides little information about the company in question beyond assisting “Wall Street’s most successful entrepreneurs” and an eye-catching salary of $90,000 to $110,000 per year. Either … Continued


America’s Highest Paid Female CEO is Transgender, but That’s the Least Interesting Fact about Her

Rounding out this year’s top 10 highest paid CEOs is Martine Rothblatt, according to  The New York Times. The next woman on the list is Yahoo President and CEO Marissa A. Mayer, 24 slots below Rothblatt to be exact and earning roughly $13 million less. Only 11 females made the list of top 200 CEOs in … Continued


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