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Sidewalk Labs

Why Does Google Want to Hand Its Smart City Data to a Third Party 'Civic Data Trust?'

Sidewalk Labs says nobody should own data collected from residents in Toronto's Quayside "smart city," but critics say the tech giant shouldn't be driving the conversation.
Jordan Pearson
2 days ago
sharks

Watch This Random Guy Strip Down In an Aquarium and Swim With the Sharks

Also, it was jazz night.
Jordan Pearson
3 days ago
Video Games

'Star Wars: Knights of Old Republic' Unreal Engine 4 Fan Mod Shuts Down After Legal Threats

The 'Apeiron' mod was meant to be a total overhaul of the beloved 2003 game using modern graphics.
Jordan Pearson
10.11.18
Hacking

The Pentagon's Weapons Are 'Easily Hacked' With 'Basic Tools'

A new government report reveals that it took hackers just one hour to gain access to a weapon system, and the Pentagon didn't change the default password on "multiple" systems.
Matthew Gault
10.10.18
Bitcoin

Warren Buffet Is the CEO of Bitcoin, According to Google

There is no Bitcoin company and no CEO, but Google is turning up incorrect results for the curious.
Jordan Pearson
10.9.18
ransomware

Canada’s Favorite ‘Authentic’ ‘Pasta’ ‘Experience’ Hacked With ‘Military Grade Algorithms’

Budda boom budda bing!!!
Jordan Pearson
10.3.18
amazon

A $15 Minimum Wage Is Good, But Amazon Workers Still Need a Union

Amazon workers need a way to fight for themselves, not conveniently-timed concessions.
Jordan Pearson
10.2.18
Video Games

Microsoft Quietly Piloted a Conservative Political Ad on Xbox

Microsoft says it sought input from players and decided to remove the ad for conservative Canadian politician Doug Ford that appeared on the Xbox dashboard in June.
Jordan Pearson
9.28.18
Video Games

Watch 'Jeopardy!' Contestants Fail to Correctly Answer a Single Question About Video Games

Video game-related questions have a habit of tripping up 'Jeopardy!' contestants at key moments.
Matthew Gault
9.27.18
Hacking

Someone Posted Weed and Viagra Spam On a US Department of Agriculture Site

The USDA blamed the issue on a "web form" that was abused to post spam.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.26.18
gig economy

Gig Economy Drivers Are Making Half What They Did in 2013

According to a JPMorgan Chase & Co. report, there are more gig economy drivers than ever before but half of the earnings.
Jordan Pearson
9.25.18
Video Games

The Best Parts of 'Forza Horizon 4' Have Nothing to Do with Racing

You can play 'Forza Horizon 4' like a racing game, but it shines as a driving simulator that lets you unleash your inner maniac.
Jordan Pearson
9.25.18