Emerging Tech

There’s a giant EMP blaster in New Mexico. Don’t worry, it’s here to protect us

Sandia National Laboratories When you hear about the potential risk of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) disabling virtually every electronic device within a country, there’s a good chance you think, “Hey, I remember that James Bond movie plot.” But just because the threat of an EMP emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded in the skies above […]

Photography

Luminar’s new libraries don’t even need you to manually import images

Previous Next Skylum Skylum Skylum Skylum Skylum Luminar finally has a digital asset management library — and photographers don’t even need to import images. On Thursday, December 6, Skylum opened pre-orders for Luminar 3, an update that brings the long-teased library tools to the RAW photo editor, effectively turning the program into a Lightroom competitor. […]

Gaming

We unbox the $200 “power armor” Fallout ’76 version so you don’t have to

Big helmet, bigger box. Sam Machkovech Though this is the “power armor” edition, it does not include matching body armor. That version might cost another $ 1,200, if we’re gauging relative retail prices here. Sam Machkovech Crack ‘er open for the model number listed here. Sam Machkovech Instructions. Getting the batteries in (three triple-A) is […]

Top Stories

Women don’t just face a gender pay gap. They also suffer from an equity pay gap.

People write on a chalkboard wall at the new Facebook Inc. Frank Gehry-designed MPK 21 office building in Menlo Park, Calif., in August. (Michael Short/Bloomberg News) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition September 19 at 11:27 AM Data from the U.S. Census Bureau has consistently shown that men out-earn women […]

Emerging Tech

Don’t be fooled — this automated system sneakily manipulates video content

[embedded content] A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an artificial intelligence system that automatically transfers content from one film into the style of another. In the vein of “deep fakes”, the A.I.-augmented videos infamous for superimposing one person’s face onto another’s body, the CMU system presents another case for how difficult […]