FBI Director James Comey insists that the hefty — but still ambiguous — fee was worth it, but he doesn’t see hacking as a solution to law enforcement’s encryption challenge. Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images To gain access to a locked iPhone at
Amy Sefton / BuzzFeed 1. A hammock you can take a hot tub in. kickstarter.com It’s a hammock. It’s a hot tub. It’s a hammock that’s *also* a hot tub. Yes, the Hydro Hammock is a real thing that you can hang up in your
The Urban Legend of the Government’s Mind-Controlling Arcade Game The twisted tale of Polybius, the world’s most dangerous video game.
What was Polybius, and did it ever exist? (Photo: albund/shutterstock.com) In a suburban arcade near Portland, Oregon, in 1981, a dull, digital glow bounced off the faces of teenagers who clutched joysticks, immersed in the game. Tiny lines and dots danced or exploded with high-pitched
NASA and ESA Want to Avoid ‘Armageddon’ By Smashing a Satellite Into an Asteroid Admittedly, it’s a complicated plan.
Your odds of being killed by an asteroid are about one in 700,000. That’s a low probability, but not compared to the lottery. And it goes way up if the asteroid is big. A sufficiently big space rock could defy the odds and wipe human
Sexy Robots Aren’t Sex Robots: How to Talk About Attractive Automatons Step one: Accept that they’re humanoid. Step two: Sexualize?
The debut last week of JiaJia, the uncannily human “robot goddess” marked not only a milestone in robotics, but a low point in the increasingly awkward discussion about humanoid robots. Journalists seemed to be covering JiaJia from the cusp of puberty, awkwardly describing her long
We like to think of technology as futuristic, shiny apparatus that makes our lives easier and makes us more efficient than ever before. In reality however, much of the technology we come across on a day-to-day basis is just a disaster waiting to happen. From
Uber To Pay Up To $100 Million To Settle Suits With Drivers The big payout is part of a settlement in a pair of class action lawsuits and opens the door for a number of new policies for the ride-hailing service.
Jeff Chiu / AP Uber announced Thursday it had agreed to pay up to $100 million and make numerous policy changes as part of a settlement in two class action lawsuits filed by drivers. The settlement represents a major victory for the ride-hailing company. The
You Can Finally Get Rid Of Your iPhone’s Dumb Default Apps For everyone who’s never actually used the Stocks app.
You probably have a folder of Apple crap you can’t delete, like Stocks and iBooks. Michelle Rial / BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com It’s incredibly frustrating if you like to keep your homescreen organized. mgur.com / Via usanetwork.com Well, if you have an iPhone running iOS
Looking as if they fell from space and landed straight in the sea, these futuristic looking underwater pods have been designed to make exploration of our oceans even more epic. Dubbed the UFO or the unidentified floating object, the structures designed by an Italian water
1) Microsoft has had a rough time with artificial intelligence lately. Their Tay chatbot started sending offensive tweets and now their CaptionBot is misidentifying things all over the internet. CaptionBot does a decent job of determining what it is seeing a lot of the time,