Tech »

Facebook is Going to Use Drones to Beam Internet Everywhere

Facebook is Going to Use Drones to Beam Internet Everywhere

mag813 April 26, 2017 0

On Wednesday April 19, Facebook revealed test results to the F8 developer conference from its efforts to get rural regions around the world online, and function as a source of disaster relief. The social platform created

Read More »
This Robot Hunts Invasive Lionfish

This Robot Hunts Invasive Lionfish

mag813 April 25, 2017 0

An underwater robot developed to hunt invasive lionfish is being used in the deep waters of Bermuda. The fish species, which is breeding out of control, poses a huge threat to Bermuda’s marine ecosystem. The

Read More »
Is Virtual Reality the Future of Clubbing?

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Clubbing?

mag813 April 21, 2017 0

Since its creation in 2011, Boiler Room has become nearly synonymous with underground dance music. Often a rite of passage for musicians and enthusiasts alike, it has invariably changed the way dance music is

Read More »
Snapchat Introduces New “World Lenses”

Snapchat Introduces New “World Lenses”

mag813 April 18, 2017 0

Snapchat is expanding its use of augmented reality as Snap has just announced a brand new feature for its flagship app. Dubbed “World Lenses,” the feature allows users to place colorful, three-dimensional objects just

Read More »
Why Facebook Put 10 Tips on ‘Fake News’ in Your News Feed

Why Facebook Put 10 Tips on ‘Fake News’ in Your News Feed

mag813 April 14, 2017 0

This week Facebook began inserting advisory pop-ups in the news feeds of users in 14 countries, including the USA, about how to spot fake news. It’s all in support of a new Facebook feature

Read More »
A Robot Magic Kingdom? Disney Wants Huggable Humanoids to Play Characters

A Robot Magic Kingdom? Disney Wants Huggable Humanoids to Play Characters

mag813 April 13, 2017 0

The signature characters who wander around Disney theme parks taking photos with kids and signing autographs may be played by huggable humanoid robots in the future. Disney Enterprises filed a U.S. patent application for

Read More »
Police Departments Are Buying Drones Like Crazy

Police Departments Are Buying Drones Like Crazy

mag813 April 12, 2017 0

Police officers, the stereotype goes, love coffee, donuts, and now perhaps drones. A new study from Bard College finds that an unprecedented number of law enforcement and emergency response departments purchased drones in 2016,

Read More »
This Fitness Tracker Wants to Tell You How Stressed You Are About Not Being Fit

This Fitness Tracker Wants to Tell You How Stressed You Are About Not Being Fit

mag813 April 12, 2017 0

Staying active is a big part of staying healthy, and that’s often the reason given for why you should wear a fitness tracker; they’re a constant reminder to get up off the couch. But

Read More »
Instagram Could Make Teens Less (Or Is It More?) Depressed

Instagram Could Make Teens Less (Or Is It More?) Depressed

mag813 April 10, 2017 0

A new study brings some welcome news for parents who are worried about their kids incessantly thumbing through glossy, filtered photos of their friends’ lives on Instagram. It turns out that adolescents’ use of Instagram is associated

Read More »
Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’

Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’

mag813 April 6, 2017 0

The snack machine wants to scan Alice’s fingerprints. Alice — not her real name — would prefer not to surrender her biometric data just to get a candy bar, but it’s the preferred option

Read More »