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We're about to try to hack the Earth's climate. What could go wrong?

We're about to try to hack the Earth's climate. What could go wrong?

With the U.S. backsliding on climate progress under President Donald Trump, and scientists issuing increasingly dire warnings about the quickening pace and sweeping impacts of global warming, the possibility that we can somehow engineer our way out of the climate crisis is becoming a more attractive option.  Geoengineering, which refers to taking steps to deliberately […]

Marvel meets 'Pretty Little Liars' in the first 'Cloak and Dagger' trailer

Marvel meets 'Pretty Little Liars' in the first 'Cloak and Dagger' trailer

Marvel has explored distant galaxies, parallel worlds and the subatomic quantum realm, but in 2018 it’ll go where no superhero show has gone before: Freeform.  The Disney-owned cable network has debuted the first trailer for Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, a moody teen drama with a super-powered twist which seems like it will sit right in […]

Texas literally just defined 'sex' as 'being male or female' in a bill about ride-hailing

Texas literally just defined 'sex' as 'being male or female' in a bill about ride-hailing

What does gender have to do with ride-hailing? Theoretically nothing, unless the Texas House of Representatives has a say.  A regular old ride-hailing bill in Texas took a turn on Wednesday when the Texas House voted in favor of an amendment that defines “sex” as “the physical condition of being male or female.”  Republicans Briscoe […]

Facebook F8 Day 2: AR glasses, brain typing, skin listening, and more

Facebook F8 Day 2: AR glasses, brain typing, skin listening, and more

Day 1 at Facebook’s annual F8 conference was filled with enhancing the present. Day 2 was all about setting the vision for the future, and things got weird. The company also stated a new goal to “create and ship new, category-defining consumer products that are social first, at scale.” New Surround 360 cameras Image: facebook […]

This epic hero of trash removal has gobbled up more than 1 million pounds of garbage

This epic hero of trash removal has gobbled up more than 1 million pounds of garbage

The world needs more heroes, even if those heroes are solar-powered water wheels. Mr. Trash Wheel, the googly-eyed, trash-gathering water wheel that’s been keeping Baltimore Harbor clean since 2014, recently inspired us all by hitting a huge milestone: he’s removed more than one million pounds of garbage from Baltimore’s waterways. Woah, baby. SEE ALSO: Chinese […]

A 'conveyor belt' of plastic is polluting the Arctic Ocean

A 'conveyor belt' of plastic is polluting the Arctic Ocean

Our plastic waste doesn’t just stay put when it hits the oceans. Currents sweep it into the deep blue abyss, spreading the garbage far and wide. And much of that debris apparently winds up in the Arctic Ocean, a new study found. Plastics are “abundant and widespread” in the seas east of Greenland and north […]

More Star Wars Land details emerge and they have us freaking out

More Star Wars Land details emerge and they have us freaking out

More details have dripped out about the two Star Wars Lands — one in Anaheim, California, the other in Orlando, Florida — and they seem to confirm that Disney is pulling out all the stops to make the place an immersive parks experience like no other. SEE ALSO: Disney shows off Star Wars Land, and […]

It turns out you don't need a $400 Wi-Fi-connected machine to squeeze juice from a bag

It turns out you don't need a $400 Wi-Fi-connected machine to squeeze juice from a bag

As HBO’s Silicon Valley returns to skewering the tech world this week, the real Silicon Valley is here to remind us that no writer’s room could ever match the tech industry’s ridiculous antics.  For the past couple years, investors have been pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into a startup called Juicero. SEE ALSO: Theranos […]

Facebook shows off its brain interface research and... wow

Facebook shows off its brain interface research and… wow

What if you could talk through your skin? What if you had a mouse you could control with your brain? These are just two of the mind-blowing questions Facebook’s Regina Dugan posed to the audience at the company’s F8 developer conference, and the vision she laid out was so ambitious you could almost feel the […]

Sony's powerful Alpha 9 camera is a super-fast, silent photo machine

Sony's powerful Alpha 9 camera is a super-fast, silent photo machine

Sony has a brand-new flagship camera, and it’s looking to take the top position as the go-to shooter for professional photographers in every walk of life. Right before Sony unveiled the latest in its Alpha series, the Alpha 9 (stylized α9), at an event in New York City, company president Mike Fasulo told the assembled […]

Esports will be at the 2022 Asian Games -- one step away from the Olympics

Esports will be at the 2022 Asian Games — one step away from the Olympics

The Olympic Council of Asia announced Monday night that esports will be an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in China, which means esports are one step closer to being featured in the Olympic Games. The Asian Games are essentially the Asian version of the Olympic Games and are officially recognized by the […]

This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry

This coding startup trains autistic people to take on the tech industry

People on the autism spectrum are getting the support and skills they need to break into the tech industry. And it’s all thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people. A new startup called Coding Autism, which launched earlier this month, is developing a school in Los Angeles to teach autistic people […]

Even Facebook isn't sure when you'll actually get to wear real AR glasses

Even Facebook isn't sure when you'll actually get to wear real AR glasses

Augmented reality is the talk of the town at F8, but that doesn’t mean you’ll see the tech any time soon.  As Mark Zuckerberg made clear in his lofty keynote talk Tuesday, AR is the future. But he left it to Michael Abrash, the chief scientist for Oculus, to bring us all back down to […]