As part of a research initiative on how to harness off-grid energy for low-power electronics, a pair of U.K.-based designers created a lamp that uses gravity to generate light. Martin Riddiford, co-inventor of the GravityLight, talks about plans for the innovative project.
New technology is getting us closer and closer to the point where cars will drive themselves. Automakers are testing and refining systems that will make this happen. But our love for control may keep us from riding in these cars anytime soon.
It let users alter photos turn faces into stereotypical Asian caricatures. That led to protests from Asian-American activists and a Twitter campaign — #makemeracist — to convince Google to take down the app.
What began as a company's suspicion that its infrastructure was being hacked turned into a case of a worker outsourcing his own job to a Chinese consulting firm, according to reports that cite an investigation by Verizon's security team. The man was earning a six-figure salary.
The "graph search" feature, which will let userscomb their friends' pages for everything from travel tips to restaurants they like, gives the company a path to grow its revenue but could also add to privacy concerns. Most analysts don't see the new feature as a direct threat to Google — for now.
Facebook has added a new feature that allows users to search their friends and posts. It also allows users to easily search and discover information about people who they might not have run into otherwise. It's the first big product announcement since Facebook went public.
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