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iPhone Factory Reportedly Forced Students to Work 11-Hour Days
The Foxconn factory allegedly forced thousands of high-school students to work overtime on assembly lines to make the new iPhone X.
Nov 21, 2017 10:54PM - PopularMechanics
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The Citizens of Detriot Are Building Their Own Internet
The EII wants high-speed access for everyone.
Nov 21, 2017 7:48PM - PopularMechanics
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Teens in Outer Space Become the Ultimate Star-Crossed Lovers in This Poignant Short
Or rather, what could possibly go right in this scenario? Its hard enough being a teenager in love without major complications, like having a nutty, disapproving family...
Nov 21, 2017 6:55PM - io9 (io9.gizmodo.com)
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Google Tracks Your Android Phone's Location No Matter What You Do
Turning off GPS will not protect you.
Nov 21, 2017 6:07PM - PopularMechanics
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FCC Is Revving Up to Destroy the Internet As We Know It
Net neutrality is under attack and only collective action can save it.
Nov 21, 2017 3:24PM - PopularMechanics
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Google collects Android users' locations even when location services are disabled
Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, havent used any apps, and havent even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data about your location and send it back to Google when theyre connected to the internet, a Quartz investigation has revealed. Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towerseven when location services are disabledand sending that data back to Google.
Nov 21, 2017 11:31AM - Quartz (qz.com)
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This AI can spot art forgeries by looking at one brushstroke
Oli Scarff | Getty by Jackie Snow November 21, 2017 Detecting art forgeries is hard and expensive. Art historians might bring a suspect work into a lab for infrared spectroscopy, radiometric dating, gas chromatography, or a combination of such tests. AI, it turns out, doesnt need all that: it can spot a fake just by looking at the strokes used to compose a piece.
Nov 21, 2017 5:06AM - MIT Technology Review (technologyreview.com)
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A Drilling Mistake Is Literally Tearing This German Town Apart
A small town is still paying for a mistake a full decade later.
Nov 20, 2017 9:54PM - PopularMechanics
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The Future of Art: See a Stunning Human/Robot Dance Duet
Man, machine, and music harmonize beautifully in the captivating performance.
Nov 19, 2017 8:59PM - Futurism (futurism.com)
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Drug Discovery AI to Scour a Universe of Molecules for Wonder Drugs
On a dark night, away from city lights, the stars of the Milky Way can seem uncountable. Yet from any given location no more than 4,500 are visible to the naked eye. Meanwhile, our galaxy has 100400 billion stars, and there are even more galaxies in the universe.
Nov 19, 2017 4:11PM - Singularity Hub (singularityhub.com)