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The eclipse actually got people to stop watching porn

Monday’s solar eclipse temporarily caused porn viewership to go limp, according to the adult website xHamster. In a blog post Tuesday, the site revealed its traffic dropped significantly during the hours of the eclipse — especially in cities within the path of totality. In Nashville, which saw a complete eclipse, viewership …

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Mars might have intense snowstorms at night

Violent snowstorms lash Mars at night, according to a new study. Snowfall on Mars is nothing new, but previous research suggested that the blizzards were calm, slow and sparse. The latest findings suggest that these flurries are actually turbulent storms with high winds and ice-like particles that shoot to the …

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Control exactly how much Google knows about you

Google is storing a terrifyingly detailed record of your web browsing habits and day-to-day life. But did you know there’s a way to view all the little secrets it knows about you and delete the bits that you want to banish forever? You can tweak your settings to get more …

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How your broken phone screen can help hackers

Shattering your phone’s display on the pavement is a terrible feeling, but according to a recent study, you might have more to worry about than just the cost of replacing it. In a paper presented last week at a workshop in Vancouver, four researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev …

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Regulators to vote on Tesla autopilot crash next month

The US National Transportation Safety Board will vote at a Sept. 12 hearing on the probable cause of a May 2016 crash that killed a man using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Tesla Model S sedan, the agency said on Monday. The fatal incident raised questions about the safety …

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Walmart wants to copy Amazon’s flying warehouse idea

Walmart wants to mimic Amazon’s far-out technology again — and this time the copycatting involves blimps. The Arkansas-based retailer has filed a patent for a “gas-filled aerial transport” — basically a blimp that would serve as a flying warehouse full of inventory to be picked up and delivered by drones. …

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DMV facial recognition software has caught thousands of frauds

ALBANY — State investigators have made more than 4,000 arrests using facial recognition technology at the Department of Motor Vehicles, including one man who fleeced someone of $50,000, officials said Monday. About 16,000 more individuals face administrative action as a result of the technology launched in 2016. The new software …

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Scientists can now ‘hack’ a brain to control body movements

Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body’s central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn’t authorize. It’s an incredibly scary thought, but scientists have managed to accomplish this science fiction nightmare for real, albeit on a much smaller scale and they were even able …

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Solar power companies are not excited for the solar eclipse

The internet is exploding with anticipation for the solar eclipse on August 21. Traffic jams have backed up the entire state of Oregon, Harbor Freight is out of welding masks and vets are issuing guidance for how dogs should deal with the eclipse. But while everyone is running around in …

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Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’ – Starr Fm

More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”. In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of “a third revolution in warfare”. The letter says “lethal autonomous” …

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