Emerging Tech

Early-detection system for wildfires could save many states from big burns

When it come to dealing with the growing problem of raging wildfires, a number of high-tech solutions have been put forward, including using water-carrying, self-flying helicopters to help extinguish blazes. A new wireless smart sensor system could take a more proactive approach, however, by spotting wildfires before they get out of control to start with. […]

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Overpowered Gaming Desktop (DTW3)

Powerful desktop gaming PCs do more than just let you play the latest titles with smooth visuals. Most also offer easy upgrades, blingy cases and fans kitted out with LED illumination, and sometimes head-turning designs, such as compact cubes. What they typically lack is wallet-friendliness, and the Overpowered Gaming Desktop (starts at $ 1,399; $ […]

Gears & Gadgets

Tom Cruise finally takes a stand… on your parents’ terrible TV settings

I’m taking a quick break from filming to tell you the best way to watch Mission: Impossible Fallout (or any movie you love) at home. pic.twitter.com/oW2eTm1IUA — Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 4, 2018 Anyone who owns a high-definition TV has likely experienced the nagging sensation of something being not quite right when watching films. It’s […]

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Internal documents show how Facebook decided to put in a feature that collected call and SMS data without users knowing

ReutersMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and chairman. Internal Facebook emails released on Wednesday by British Parliament reveal the discussions leading to the “log scraping” practice that collected call and SMS text logs from Facebook users on Android devices. Facebook initially planned to make the practice an “opt-in” feature that gave users a choice, and even then […]

Emerging Tech

Nvidia’s new A.I. creates entire virtual cities by watching dash cam videos

Nvidia From the Grand Theft Auto franchise to the plethora of available Spider-Man titles, plenty of video games allow you to explore a three-dimensional representation of a real (or thinly fictionalized) city. Creating these cityscapes isn’t easy, however. The task requires thousands of hours of computer modeling and careful reference studies before players have the […]