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Disney’s Pixar is being sued by a San Francisco tattoo artist who says her designs for a unicorn-emblazoned van in the upcoming animated movie ‘Onward’ were stolen

A San Francisco artist is suing Disney’s Pixar for allegedly not only stealing her artwork for the studio’s upcoming animated film “Onward” but also for doing so under “wickedly misleading pretenses.” Pixar rented Sweet Cicely Daniher’s van emblazoned with a unicorn for a company event in September 2018 as a visual prop, only for Daniher […]

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In China, a deep brain stimulation implant is being used to treat addiction

Deep brain stimulation is a procedure in which a pacemaker-like “neurostimulator” is used to zap specific regions of the brain. While it’s not yet fully understood, early research indicates that it could be useful for treating a range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and depression. Now researchers in China have taken the next step […]

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As law enforcement gets increasingly high-tech, is privacy being compromised?

Futurists and tech companies often use the idea of freedom to promote products, but as technology gets ever more complicated and spreads into every facet of life, it provides authorities with ever more tools and opportunities to observe the populace and potentially infringe on those freedoms. Law enforcement agencies, in particular, are rapidly incorporating cutting-edge […]

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Facebook is working on a new platform specifically for meme-obsessed teens that's already being described as 'cringey'

Three of this year’s best memes.baby tracy/Twitter; Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock; Complex/YouTube Facebook is quietly building a platform for discovering memes, TechCrunch reports. The platform is called LOL, and will consist of “funny videos and GIF-like clips” that users can vote on and share. However, LOL was described as “cringey” to TechCrunch, and the platform is said […]