The March 22 snowfall of more than eight inches in Manhattan (and nearly 14 inches in Staten Island) means that, for the fifth straight year, over 30 inches of snow has fallen on the City that Never Sleeps.
Following the news that a company called Cambridge Analytica managed to manipulate votes in favor of Donald Trump in the 2016 election by using leaked Facebook data of at least 50 million people, and coming just as there are new calls for legislation to regulate social media, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued a statement apologizing for the data breach. Sort of. Mostly, he blamed others.
As if the “surveillance as a feature” aspect of many (read: most) of the gadgets that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) wasn’t bad enough, Samsung has taken creepy to a whole new level. A website launched by the company in January promises to erase from your memory all of your favorite television shows so you can “re-experience [them] with the same thrilling feeling you had the first time you watched [them].”
A woman died of her injuries after being struck by a self-driving Uber car Sunday night around 10:00 p.m. in Tempe, Arizona. Uber immediately halted the test program, amid the shock of the “autonomous accident.” This is the first known fatality amid self-driving car tests.
With the focus over the past few years being on liberals using social media to manipulate elections, it appears that the same practices by those called conservatives has been overlooked. Until now. Recent revelations seem to show that Trump consultants were not one bit above harvesting the Facebook data of millions of voters — and using that data to manipulate those voters — to put “the Donald” in the White House.
The crown prince of Saudi Arabia has big dreams for his oil empire, which all rely on being able to sell a portion of Saudi Arabia's oil company for huge profits, but now he needs U.S. assistance to make them come true.
The old quip about fusion is that it’s the energy of the future — and always will be. But this joke may now have to be retired, as scientists have achieved a fusion breakthrough that promises cheap, unlimited, clean energy. Such a development is so staggering that it would represent a seminal point in man’s history.
The latest study suggesting that a warmer Arctic region contributes to colder, fiercer winters in the United States, comes to us from Rutgers University.
Some global-warming believers now think the supposed disaster of rising temperatures isn't such a big deal given man's ability to counter its effects through technology.
In what is probably a desperate attempt to stay relevant, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the star of Hollywood’s Terminator franchise, equated the actions of companies such as ExxonMobil and BP with first-degree murder for their seeming indifference on the issue of global warming.