• PayPal honoreert gedupeerden afgelast Alkmaars Oktoberfest

    Een gedupeerde van de Oktoberfesten van de malafide Noord-Hollandse organisatie Oktoberfest Niederlande heeft zelf haar geld teruggehaald. De vrouw is de eerste die daar in is geslaagd.Wiesje Veenstra laat in de speciale 'Facebookgroep Oktoberfest Niederlande, we willen ons geld terug.' weten hoe haar dat is gelukt. 'Ik had de kaartjes met PayPal betaald, heb een claim via PayPal ingediend en het op deze manier teruggekregen.'
  • Elon Musk basically confirms AI is coming to eradicate the human race

    Elon Musk likes to make predictions. You may have seen a few, like these: We’re living in a computer simulation Tesla will surpass Apple’s market cap by 2025 Humans can make Mars inhabitable by blasting it with nukes In a recent talk with Musk-led startup Neuralink, the master of predictions made another one: AI is probably going to kill us all. At a recent talk, Musk said all efforts to make AI safe have only “a five to 10 percent chance of success.” Musk’s latest
  • Facebook will soon let you know if you’re following propaganda pages

    Facebook’s latest attempt at transparency lets users know if they liked or followed any pages related to Russia during the US election. Its newest effort furthers its effort to stop the spread of misinformation while increasing transparency at both Facebook and Instagram. This follows recent revelations that Facebook was complicit in Russian election meddling after the company recently revealed to congress that Russian propaganda had reached more than 120 million people during the 2016 el
  • Review: Google’s Pixel Buds have significant flaws, but I love them anyway

    In many ways, Apple’s AirPods feel like a hardware manifestation of iOS’ defining characteristics: simplicity and design, sometimes at the expense of practicality. Google’s Pixel Buds play the same role for Android. They’re powerful, smart, and sometimes a little bit messy. That’s been reflected in reviews so far (yes, writers read other reviews), with reporters often citing the usefulness of the Assistant but decrying Google’s design or sound as being averag
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  • Uber’s latest privacy scandal already capturing the attention of lawmakers

    Uber today was forced to admit it was hacked last year and paid a ransom to hackers before covering it up as a bug bounty program. Within a few hours, international legislators have already responded. According to Reuters, authorities in Britain, Australia, the Philippines, and the US have opened investigations into the data breach. In at least one country (Britain), and possibly more, the company could face huge fines for failing to notify its users and lawmakers of the breach. Recode reports
  • With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit

    Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more troubling, the number of 13- to 18-year-olds who committed suicide jumped 31 percent. In a new paper published in Clinical Psychological Science, my colleagues and I found
  • Knutselen en uitpakken bovenaan verlanglijstjes Sint

    Hoewel computers, robotica en technisch speelgoed steeds populairder worden, vragen Nederlandse kinderen Sinterklaas het meest om speelgoed om uit te pakken of om mee te bouwen en te knutselen. Bovenaan hun verlanglijstje staan de LOL ballen, de SES Creative lichtletter en LEGO, op korte afstand gevolgd door de Nintendo Switch en de WowWee MiP robot.
  • Report: There’s a new iPhone SE coming early next year

    The new iPhone X not small enough for you? Fret not, for a new report has emerged Apple is releasing an updated version of the smallest iPhone SE as early as Q1 2018. The report comes from Chinese publication Economic Daily News. It also suggests the iPhone SE 2 will be built entirely in Bengaluru, India, where the current iPhone SE is partially built.  For those not familiar, the iPhone SE was launched in the spring of 2016 and was essentially an iPhone 6S in an iPhone 5 body. It lacked 3
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  • Belgium brings the hammer down on loot boxes

    Last week, we reported on Belgium’s investigation into gaming loot boxes and whether or not they counted as a form of gambling. As of today, the judgement is “yes.” According to the Belgian Gaming Commission, “the mixing of money and addiction is gambling” (translation courtesy of Google), and could have an adverse effect on younger players. So what does this mean for the games that use loot boxes, which include “Star War: Battlefront 2” and &ldquo
  • The rise of the human voice and evolution of podcasts

    Remember when video content was supposed to kill the written word and create a more visual web? In a digital age where time is the new currency, there is an increasing pressure to take advantage of every second. As a result, it’s the rise of the human voice and evolution of podcasts that is now taking center stage. As we increasingly turn to virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Siri, Microsoft Cortana, and Google, it is already becoming easier to search for information using our voice
  • Experience Google’s DeepDream in VR and hallucinate in the name of science

    Exploring the complex mechanisms that cause us to hallucinate is an incredibly tricky task. This is largely because hallucinations are usually triggered by psychotic conditions or psychedelic drugs, making it nearly impossible to isolate what really transforms our perception of reality. Instead of getting participants to drop tabs of acid for the experiment, scientists developed a new device they call the ‘Hallucination Machine’. By pairing a modified version of Google’s