Month: October 2017

What companies are doing to stop data breaches—not just react to them

Data breaches have affected our lives on multiple levels, from breaches of social apps like Ashley Madison, to breaches of retail stores like Target, to breaches of the companies we’ve historically trusted to keep our most personal information safe, like Equifax. Each of these hacks, upon being revealed, had a ripple effect on our economy …

Apple isn’t saving bra photos — but your iPhone is looking at boobs

The world discovered yesterday that the iPhone, which sorts pictures to categories, has a folder specifically for ‘brassiere’ pictures. Much pearl-clutching was done, but it might be even more scandalous: the category could actually be sorting photos showing the skin associated with your brassieres. Here’s the tweet that stoked the fire: ATTENTION ALL GIRLS ALL …

This new AI can make your low resolution photos great again

It’s extremely aggravating when you decide to print a picture you took on your phone, only to find it’s blurry, grainy or pixelated. No matter how much of a photoshop master you might be, those low-resolution photos are nearly impossible to enhance. Thankfully, scientists have discovered a new way to create high-resolution versions of low-grade …

This tiny mint box is actually a gaming console packing a Raspberry Pi

Watch out, Nintendo: Raspberry Pi enthusiasts are building their own gaming consoles and this latest one is actually pretty awesome. Using a Raspberry Pi computer and an Altoids mint box, recreational inventor and YouTuber Sudomod has designed a fully-functioning gaming device that actually fits in your pocket. As the creator explains in a new blog post, the DIY …

GameStop’s new subscription plan is like Netflix for used games

GameStop is getting its own Netflix-like subscription plan. For $60, gamers get a six-month subscription — dubbed ‘Power Pass’ — that allows them to pick any title from GameStop’s pre-owned inventory. Once done, they can return the title and select another, just like Netflix’s DVD plan — which still exists, apparently. Unlike the existing trade-in …