Month: October 2017

NASA released a playlist of creepy space sounds in time for Halloween

NASA has released “spooky” sounds from space and it’s the stuff of nightmares — just in time for Halloween. To most of us, space is deafeningly silent. But that’s only because the human ear can’t capture the electromagnetic pulses and radio bursts, amongst other sounds that live out there. Thankfully NASA converted these raw radial …

Russians orchestrated rallies and protests across America using Facebook

Russian-backed Facebook Pages were responsible for dozens of real-world political events in the US, including a “Blue Lives Matter” rally in one city and a police brutality protest in another – on the same days. The extent to which the Russian propaganda machine has influenced Americans continues to unfold, and it’s becoming apparent ads purchased …

Opinion: Saudi Arabia was wrong to give citizenship to a robot

Saudi Arabia last week granted citizenship to a robot. While the middle-eastern country may be much maligned for its stances on women’s equality and LGBTQ rights, it’s clear the Kingdom doesn’t have a problem with machines. A robot called Sophia, made by Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, was given citizenship during an investment event where plans …

Microsoft employee installs Chrome mid-presentation because Edge keeps crashing

This is truly half-brutal, half-hilarious. A Microsoft employee was forced to pause his Azure presentation in the middle of a live demo session in order to install Google’s Chrome… because the company’s own Edge browser kept crashing. But here is the best part: this comical occurrence was recorded and uploaded to YouTube – by none …

Blockchain courts will offer effective dispute resolution in smart contracts

Arbitration is a fundamental aspect of human relationships be it social, professional, or business relationships. The emotional and psychological composition of humans cannot be absolutely prevented from interfering during the execution of contractual agreements and processes. Contractual disputes Disputes over contracts aren’t always caused by ulterior motives or deliberate intentions to short-change another party. Sometimes, …