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AI

This Website Uses AI to Generate the Faces of People Who Don't Exist

Thispersondoesnotexist.com serves up a new AI-generated face every time you hit refresh.
Matthew Gault
3 days ago
cryptocurrency

Don’t Call JP Morgan Chase’s New ‘JPM Coin’ a Cryptocurrency

The largest bank in the US is launching a 'digital coin,' and Bitcoin fans are nonplussed.
Jordan Pearson
4 days ago
Video Games

Pro Wrestler Booker T Is Suing 'Call of Duty' Publisher for Copying His Comic Book

Booker T. Huffman filed suit in Texas after Activision Blizzard allegedly lifted his character GI Bro in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4'
Matthew Gault
4 days ago
Goatse

Goatse Keeps Trying to Make Money With Cryptocurrency

Goatse.cx's latest play with virtual money is selling pixel space for ether, the Ethereum blockchain's native token.
Jordan Pearson
2.7.19
cryptocurrency

Customers Out $190M After Founder Dies, Cryptocurrency Exchange Says

Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX owes customers roughly $190 million CAD in cryptocurrency, but its deceased founder controlled the funds, the company claims.
Jordan Pearson
2.4.19
Hacking

Hacker Who Stole $5 Million By SIM Swapping Gets 10 Years in Prison

A 20-year-old college student who was accused of stealing more than $5 million in cryptocurrency in a slew of SIM hijacking attacks is the first person to be sentenced for the crime.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.1.19
privacy

Canadian Telecom Giant Bell Wanted NAFTA to Ban Some VPNs

Bell wanted the privacy tools—which can also be used to access geo-blocked media—to be made unlawful under NAFTA.
Jordan Pearson
1.30.19
mascots

Don't Fear the Green Reaper, the Department of Energy's Creepy Recycling Mascot

The unsettling costume was dreamt up by an employee at the agency that oversees America's nuclear stockpile.
Matthew Gault
1.29.19
Video Games

Ubisoft to Change 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' DLC After Fan Outcry

The studio will alter dialogue and a cutscene after fans complained that the expansion forced the protagonists into a straight marriage.
Matthew Gault
1.25.19
bilionaires

Davos Erupts in Laughter at the Notion of Tech Billionaire Paying More Taxes

Billionaire Michael Dell was caught apparently unaware that the top marginal tax rate in the US used to be as high, and higher, than what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has proposed.
Jordan Pearson
1.24.19
AI

Watch DeepMind's AI Tackle 'Starcraft 2'

Update: DeepMind's AI crushed two human 'StarCraft II' pro players.
Matthew Gault
1.24.19
climate change

Environmental Laws Won’t Fix Climate Change Unless We Enforce Them, New UN Report Says

UN Environment investigated environmental protection laws around the world from 1972 through 2017 and found the biggest challenge is a failure to properly enforce the laws.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.24.19
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