A Tech Group Suggests Limits for the Pentagon’s…

The Pentagon says artificial intelligence will help the US military become still more powerful. Thursday, an advisory group including executives from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook proposed ethical guidelines to prevent military AI from going off…

How to Pick the Best Microsoft Surface PC…

The most affordable, smallest member of the Surface lineup is the 10-inch Surface Go. It's a smaller and significantly cheaper Surface tablet. If your needs are minimal, or you prefer tiny computers, this is what…

AI May Not Kill Your Job—Just Change It

Fleming is optimistic about what AI tools can do for work and for workers. Just as automation made factories more efficient, AI can help white collar workers be more productive. The more productive they are,…

Today’s Cartoon: Job Killer

Thursday, October 31, 2019. By Tom Chitty, with cartooncollections.com. You’re more likely to make friends with a robot than have one murder you. Happy Halloween! Wednesday, October 30, 2019. By Lars Kenseth, with cartooncollections.com. Want…

Fly Me to the Moon … With Elephants!

Saturn V Thrust Now, using what we learned, let's return to the Saturn V. The whole goal of this rocket is to produce enough thrust to lift off the ground and accelerate as it moves…

In Praise of Ugly and Conspicuous Security Cameras

At the end of the '60s, in the embryonic days of cable television, an enterprising executive had an idea. He persuaded the leadership of Olean, in upstate New York, to hook up closed-circuit TV cameras,…

Today’s Cartoon: Identity Secured

Wednesday, October 30, 2019. By Lars Kenseth, with cartooncollections.com. Want better protection? It’s time to outsource your passwords to an app. Tuesday, October 29, 2019. By Farley Katz, with cartooncollections.com. Instagram's new app, Threads, is…

Ants Never Get Stuck in Traffic Jams. Here’s…

Ants are notoriously much better than humans at organizing their collective traffic flow when foraging for food, but how they manage to do so isn't fully understood. Even in dense, crowded conditions, ant colonies still…

Hellvetica Puts a Spooky Twist on the World’s…

Zack Roif was having a perfectly normal day at work last Friday when he opened an email invitation to the office Halloween party. The theme: Hellvetica, the world’s most ubiquitous font turned evil. Roif, who is an associate…

Huawei’s Gear Might Have to Go, FCC Tells…

The US government is taking more steps to block Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE from American networks. The Federal Communications Commission proposed two measures this week to stop US carriers from using technology from…