AI-generated music and copyright law

What hurdles exist in a future where machines make music?

Back in March, Warner Music made news when they announced a newly inked music distribution partnership with Endel, an app that produces music generated via artificial intelligence (AI). Warner Music and...
iPhones bricked by hackers

Hackers exploit activation lock, bricking thousands of iPhones

One electronics recycler sees approximately 66,000 iPhones go to waste every year, as reported in a recent analysis published by the CoPIRG Foundation. But these losses aren’t due to users replacing their...
OpenAI5 defeats esports team at Dota 2video

OpenAI defeats champion eSports team not once, but twice at Dota 2

Not everyone recognizes eSports as a serious profession. But world champion players making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year beg to differ. However, their egos may have taken a major...
Unbox Therapy takes a deep dive look at the new Samsung Foldvideo

Samsung Galaxy Fold breaks easily for multiple reviewers

When Samsung announced it would be releasing a foldable phone back in November, it seemed like an appealing technical novelty. Indeed, as the cellular phone business has been driven by novelty...
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Researchers in Israel figured out how to 3D a human heart

Genetic replicators are one of the most captivating pieces of future technology featured in the “Star Trek” franchise. With a few clicks, Federation doctors could scan a patient and quickly fabricate...
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Robot sorts recyclables by ‘touching’ items

Recycling is one of the easiest and most popular ways to pitch in and help protect the planet. However, figuring out what can and can’t be recycled is challenging at times. For...
HardwareCon 2019 is coming soon; find out why you need to be there

HardwareCon 2019 highlights the intersection of hardware and AI

Commercial electronics device professionals have the Consumer Electronics Show. Video game creators have the Game Development Conference. Anyone with a vested interest in the future of semiconductors, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics,...
TajMahal spyware lays dormant for 5 years

Covert ‘TajMahal’ malware found after 5 years

Security researchers discovered a highly sophisticated form of malware that's operated undetected for over five years. The malware, dubbed “TajMahal,” is comprised of 80 unique modules and demonstrates spyware tactics that have...
Falcon Heavy to deliver NASA payloadvideo

NASA to launch new space tech on next Falcon Heavy flight

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched its inaugural mission for a paying customer on April 11. Furthermore, the historic endeavor paves the way for NASA to send some impending technologies into orbit...
FBI breached by hackers; private data released

Hackers steal data on thousands of law enforcement agents

A group of hackers recently stole data from multiple FBI-affiliated websites for profitable distribution, according to a report from TechCrunch. Shortly afterward, the news was confirmed by an article from the Associated...

Ubisoft offers money, expertise to help rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

On April 15, the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral was devastated by a fire that brought down its iconic spire. French President Emmanuelle Marcon has...

Amazon and Google agree to host each other’s video apps

After half a decade of acrimony, Google and Amazon have reached a streaming video accord. Consequently, the YouTube application will soon be available on...

Perception: Meet the company that designs Marvel’s tech universe

There's a scene in "Black Panther" in which injured CIA agent Everett Ross wakes up in Wakanda, the secretive African nation that's home to...

Thronespotting: The calm before the storm

For the next two months, Thronespotting will take a deep dive into every episode of the final season of “Game of Thrones” to find...

College student causes $58,000 in damage with USB killer

Generally speaking, recordings of college pranks can be funny. However, former students who return to their old schools to tape practical jokes aren’t as...