LOADING ...

Technology's posts - English uPOST

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 18, 2020 at 06:30. 6 comments

Elon Musk: A New Life Awaits You in the Off-World Colonies—for a Price

Elon Musk: A New Life Awaits You in the Off-World Colonies—for a Price

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has previously conceded that many of the people whom he desires to send to Mars must be prepared to risk death in the process , has sweetened the deal with the hint of some indentured servitude.

On Thursday evening, Musk answered some questions on Twitter regarding his prototype Starship spacecraft —a vehicle which he claims will, one day, ferry colonists to Mars as...

6 Comments

Dharna Noor Dharna Noor Jan 18, 2020 at 04:00.

Microsoft's Climate Plan Has One Huge, Oil-Filled Hole

Microsoft's Climate Plan Has One Huge, Oil-Filled Hole

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Brad Smith made a bold climate pledge: By 2030, he said the company will remove more carbon from the environment than it emits, and by 2050, will remove more carbon than the company has ever produced.

This is a big step up from Microsoft’s previous climate action plans. But it’s unclear what the plan will mean for the company’s contracts with oil and gas companies...

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 18, 2020 at 03:50. 2 comments

Biden to Zuckerberg: You Wanna Go? Let’s Go You Cow-Handed Fussbudget!

Biden to Zuckerberg: You Wanna Go? Let’s Go You Cow-Handed Fussbudget!

Democratic presidential contender and former Vice President Joe Biden called the Silicon Valley set “creeps,” said that Facebook and “other platforms” should lose their Section 230 protections under the Communications Decency Act, and argued that Mark Zuckerberg should face lawsuits and possibly criminal charges over political ads smearing him in an interview with the New York Times published...

2 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 16, 2020 at 10:15. 5 comments

Senators Told Cell Phones or Other Electronic Devices Won't Be Allowed at Trump Impeachment Trial

Senators Told Cell Phones or Other Electronic Devices Won't Be Allowed at Trump Impeachment Trial

Senators have been told they have to leave cell phones and all other electronic devices outside the chamber when Donald Trump’s impeachment trial commences, according to “decorum guidelines” obtained by CNN.

The rules are officially intended to keep senators focused on the ongoing trial, though it would also limit their ability to directly engage in any social media commentary like rebuttals (

5 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 16, 2020 at 08:30. 7 comments

Only Known Full-Time Cybersecurity Director Working for Any Democratic Presidential Campaign Resigns

Only Known Full-Time Cybersecurity Director Working for Any Democratic Presidential Campaign Resigns

Democratic candidate for president and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign cybersecurity official has resigned, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Buttigieg’s campaign confirmed to the paper that the staffer in question, chief information security officer Mick Baccio, has resigned, though it “has retained a new security firm and continues to be committed...

7 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 15, 2020 at 09:30. 16 comments

60 People Treated After Delta Flight Dumps Jet Fuel on Los Angeles County

60 People Treated After Delta Flight Dumps Jet Fuel on Los Angeles County

Around 60 people in Los Angeles County were treated by first responders after a jet returning to Los Angeles International Airport dumped its fuel in mid-air, showering at least five elementary schools and a high school shortly before noon, CNN reported on Tuesday.

No one at any of the sites required hospitalization, Los Angeles School Police Department Sergeant Rudy Perez told the network....

16 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 15, 2020 at 07:20. 5 comments

5 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 15, 2020 at 06:35. 10 comments

Stop What You're Doing and Update Windows Right Now

Stop What You're Doing and Update Windows Right Now

The National Security Agency disclosed a major vulnerability in the latest versions of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 to Microsoft, which released fixes for the issue on Tuesday, the MIT Technology Review reported.

The NSA took the unusual step (for an intelligence agency) of issuing a press release on the matter, writing the critical vulnerability affected Window’s core cryptographic...

10 Comments

Alex Cranz Alex Cranz Jan 15, 2020 at 05:15. 12 comments

HBO Invited Us to a Westworld Dinner Party, Where We Were the Ones Roasted

HBO Invited Us to a Westworld Dinner Party, Where We Were the Ones Roasted

“Ms. Cranz, would you prefer a tequila or vodka shot? Don’t worry. We know the difference.” With one question a Westworld “robot” had roasted me to a cinder and brought into relief everything cool and terrifying about HBO’s Westworld “activation” at CES.

What was the significance of that question? Two months earlier I had mistakenly done shots of vodka thinking it was tequila. (It was...

12 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 14, 2020 at 09:45. 17 comments

Report: 51 Members of Congress and Their Spouses Collectively Own Millions in Defense Stocks

Report: 51 Members of Congress and Their Spouses Collectively Own Millions in Defense Stocks

51 members of Congress or their spouses own between $2.8 million to $5.3 million worth of stock in the top 30 defense contractors worldwide, Sludge reported on Monday, thus placing them in a position to potentially profit from the U.S. military contracting process or wars waged with the firms’ equipment.

According to Sludge, the data was compiled by having a bot sift through financial...

17 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 14, 2020 at 07:20. 15 comments

Alert Warning of 'Emergency' at Canadian Nuclear Plant Sent by Mistake, Officials Say

Alert Warning of 'Emergency' at Canadian Nuclear Plant Sent by Mistake, Officials Say

Canadian officials have demanded an explanation after an inaccurate alert was sent out to cell phones stating staff were responding to an incident at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station near Toronto on Sunday, the BBC reported.

The “emergency alert” was sent out by Ontario’s Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) and notified people within 10 kilometers (about 6.2 miles) of the...

15 Comments

Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 13, 2020 at 23:00. 10 comments

A New Westworld Teaser Unveils Date of the Season 3 Premiere...and the Apocalypse

A New Westworld Teaser Unveils Date of the Season 3 Premiere...and the Apocalypse

Beware the Ides of March.

HBO has unveiled the premiere date for season three of Westworld , which brings the robotic hosts into the real world as they discover, through data companies like Incite, Inc. , just how much humanity has become willing to automate itself.

In a new video, HBO revealed Westworld is coming back for its third season on March 15. The teaser features an Arrival-style...

10 Comments

Jan 12, 2020 at 05:26. 20 comments

Walmart Wants to Build 20,000-Square-Foot Automated Warehouses With Fleets of Robot Grocery Pickers

Walmart Wants to Build 20,000-Square-Foot Automated Warehouses With Fleets of Robot Grocery Pickers

Walmart has unveiled a new initiative that aims to make in-store fulfillment, one of the biggest challenges for its online grocery business, more efficient. Say hello to Alphabot, a robotic fulfillment system that uses human labor and robot speed to pick more than 800 products per hour.

This week, The Wall Street Journal published an in-depth look at Walmart’s Alphabot system in Salem, New...

20 Comments

Jan 12, 2020 at 00:33. 3 comments

Philips Accuses Fitbit and Garmin, Its More Successful Competitors, of Stealing Its Wearable Tech

Philips Accuses Fitbit and Garmin, Its More Successful Competitors, of Stealing Its Wearable Tech

Philips is accusing two of the highest profile players in the wearables market, Fitbit and Garmin, of stealing its propriety technology, and it wants the companies to be brought to justice. Specifically, it is asking for Fitbit and Garmin, along with three other companies, to pay tariffs or be subjected to an import ban.

The U.S. International Trade Commission announced on Friday that it was...

3 Comments

Alyse Stanley Alyse Stanley Jan 11, 2020. 17 comments

Iran Says It "Unintentionally" Shot Down Ukrainian Airlines Flight [Updated]

Iran Says It "Unintentionally" Shot Down Ukrainian Airlines Flight [Updated]

Iran’s military admitted to “unintentionally” shooting down a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet that crashed shortly after takeoff earlier this week , per a recent Associated Press report.

The crash, which killed all 176 aboard, resulted from “human error” according to an official statement broadcast on Iranian state television, and those responsible for the unintentional strike...

17 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 11, 2020. 6 comments

MIT Report Finds That Jeffrey Epstein Donated $850,000 to MIT Media Lab, Professor Seth Lloyd

MIT Report Finds That Jeffrey Epstein Donated $850,000 to MIT Media Lab, Professor Seth Lloyd

Disgraced financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein donated $850,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, per a university investigation that has found ex-MIT Media Lab director Joichi Ito and mechanical engineering professor Seth Lloyd solicited the contributions.

Epstein died in a New York prison cell in August 2019 while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges...

6 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 11, 2020. 3 comments

Microsoft Outsourced Skype, Cortana Voice Analysis to China With Virtually No Security in Place: Report

Microsoft Outsourced Skype, Cortana Voice Analysis to China With Virtually No Security in Place: Report

Microsoft had “no security measures” on a program that had humans transcribe user voice recordings from its Skype video calling service and Cortana assistant, the Guardian reported on Friday, even when those workers were located in China .

The recordings consisted of clips of “deliberately and accidentally invoked activations” of the semi-defunct Cortana assistant (which is intended to start...

3 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 10, 2020. 6 comments

Watch Out, Opportunity, Mark Zuckerberg Is About to Fuck You Up

Watch Out, Opportunity, Mark Zuckerberg Is About to Fuck You Up

On Thursday, Facebook overlord Mark Zuckerberg published his annual New Year’s resolution list. Last year, he promised to hold a series of public talks on issues posed by the tech industry (and boy, did he ever ).

But Zuckerberg’s list this year is different and more extensive, covering what he sees as the major tech developments of the next decade and hinting at Facebook’s sweeping plans to...

6 Comments

Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Jan 10, 2020. 15 comments

Alex Garland's Tech Horror Series Devs Drops an Eerie First Trailer

Alex Garland's Tech Horror Series Devs Drops an Eerie First Trailer
Trailer Frenzy A special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.Prev Next View All

After all the intriguing glimpses we got of Devs —Alex Garland’s new FX on Hulu sci-fi series, starring Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Sonoya Mizuno (Garland’s Ex Machina)—at last year’s New York Comic Con , we’re excited to see there’s now an official trailer and a...

15 Comments

Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 10, 2020. 9 comments

GrubHub Reportedly Considering Merging With Another Parasitic Food Delivery Service

GrubHub Reportedly Considering Merging With Another Parasitic Food Delivery Service

Food-delivery giant GrubHub is mulling the possibility of selling itself off, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, as part of a strategic review of its options amid increasing competition and a declining valuation.

Sources told the Journal that a sale is not the only move GrubHub is considering, and it could still amount to little less than rumors. But its market value has plunged...

9 Comments

Language