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Facebook built a facial recognition app that identified employees

Sponsored Links Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook’s stance on facial recognition has changed as of late, but its past enthusiasm for the technology may have been stronger than previously thought. Business Insider has learned (subscription required) that Facebook developed an internal mobile app between 2015 and 2016 that used facial recognition to identify…

When to use a smart bulb, switch or plug

By Rachel Cericola This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog seeing the light: when to use a smart bulb, switch, or plug. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve captured a lot of…

How Do We Know What We Know?

How Do We Know What We Know?

Worldwide scientific consensus warns of climate disaster and has made an urgent call for action. Yet, the Trump administration has doubled down on its effort to suppress the science around climate change, burying government-funded studies from public view. While the reality of climate change is not debated among scientists, that same science is dismissed by…

Paleontologists on the Trail of “Ghost Tracks”

Paleontologists on the Trail of “Ghost Tracks”

Sometimes paleontologists uncover ghosts. I don’t mean the spirits of Brontosaurus that I imagined in the gloomy museum halls of my childhood or spectral Smilodon enlivening old bones. I mean ghost tracks, footprints that are all-but-undetectable with the naked eye but can still be discerned with other techniques. And by utilizing 3-D radar imaging, Thomas Urban…