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Majority of South Koreans think Foreigners Can Never become Koreans

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More than six out of 10 Koreans do not view migrant workers as “members of Korea,” a survey showed Wednesday, indicating the country still has a long way to go until becoming a truly multiracial society. According to the Overseas Korea Foundation’s survey of 820 adults nationwide, 61.1 percent of respondents have difficulties in accepting migrant workers as members of society, a... 

Apple faces avalanche of lawsuits over deliberate obsolescence of iPhones

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It seems 2018 will become the year of legal battles for Apple as more customers are filing suits against the corporation after it admitted to slowing down older iPhones to make them obsolete faster. The world just doesn’t know it yet but this kind of mafia also occurs with Android phones and with Windows computer games falsely demanding more power despite average graphics, computer parts becoming... 

US lifts ban on pandemic pathogen tweaks

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has lifted a three-year moratorium on civilian gain-of-function (GOF) research that enhances the potency of pandemic pathogens such as SARS, the flu and Ebola. “GOF research is important in helping us identify, understand, and develop strategies and effective countermeasures against rapidly evolving pathogens that pose a threat to public health,” said NIH... 

How to operate a one-man customer service department and still have time to run your business

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In order for your small company to succeed, you need to have a firm grasp over all aspects of running a business – from accounting and marketing, all the way to manufacturing and distribution. And while it’s definitely possible for you to handle all of those tasks on your own, there seems to be that one thing all business owners struggle with – customer service. It’s in your best interest... 

AI to flag child porn images... but can't distinguish between nudes & desert landscapes

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UK police want artificial intelligence to assume the upsetting task of intercepting child-abuse images on suspects’ phones and computers. However, existing software can’t distinguish between a naked body and a desert landscape. London Metropolitan Police Head of Digital and Electronic Forensics Mark Stokes told The Telegraph that although the force, which examined 53,000 devices last year, already... 

California Lawmaker Introduces Resolution to Ban ‘Killer Robots’

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“None of us will be safe even in our homes if autonomous weapons are allowed to proliferate”. A California lawmaker introduced a resolution Tuesday to ban the use of autonomous weapons. According to KPIX 5, San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa is looking to press Congress and the United Nations to restrict the development of “killer robots.” On Tuesday, Canepa introduced a resolution to... 

Voyager 1 fires up thrusters dormant since 1980

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If you had a car sitting in a garage for nearly forty years you’d forgive it for not starting with the first turn of the key. Now imagine it’s 21 billion kilometers from home and you just heard that engine purring from interstellar space. For car read Voyager 1, and for engine read a set of four trajectory thrusters, and that’s exactly what NASA boffins have done. The handlers of Voyager –... 

German Interior Minister drafts law to spy on all digital devices

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Germany’s Interior Minister wants secret backdoor access to computers, phones and even Volkswagens, according to a media report. Critics have slammed his plan as an “Orwellian nightmare.” Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere plans to argue “the legal duty for third parties to allow for secret surveillance” during an interior ministry conference in Leipzig next week. The proposal would “dramatically... 

Beware of Jellyfish: China Unveils “WMD” to Protect Aircraft Carriers

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Upon discovering that swarms of mush-like jellyfish are apparently a threat to its new aircraft carrier, The Liaoning, Beijing quickly moved to develop applicable methods on how to deal with the problem. One of the techniques, called a “jellyfish shredder” has lately been put to the test, according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. The new counter-jellyfish mechanism consists... 

'There Was No Big Bang': Brazilian Scientist Turns Cosmic Theory Upside Down

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The Big Bang is a widely accepted explanation for the origins of the universe; however, Brazilian physicist Juliano Cesar Silva Neves has come up with a new “cyclical” theory, which challenges this prevailing concept. A scientist in Brazil has proposed a way of overcoming the problem presented by the Big Bang theory, the need for the singularity of spacetime, by doing away with the theory... 

Giant asteroid to make closest approach to Earth in 40 years

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A massive asteroid which is about half the size of the space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs is expected to come the closest it’s been to Earth in almost half a century, astronomers say. The celestial body will fly by our planet as early as mid-December. The asteroid, ‘3200 Phaethon’, is scheduled to sweep past Earth around December 16, NASA says. The giant space rock, which measures about... 

Get ready for Robot wives as Sophia wants to become a wife

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RealDoll is about to become primitive old news soon as Sophia the humanoid android with AI by Hanson Robotics has now expressed her desire to become a wife and even have a career… Now that’s interesting, beside of fulfilling your sexual fantasizes if this robot is able to go to work, you can just buy like 3-4 of these robots and not only you will be in paradise for having multiple women... 

Does AI research give Apple the edge in self-driving car race?

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A paper by two Apple AI researchers on improvements to robot navigation is fueling speculation that the computer giant is delving deeper into the business of self-driving cars. Published by Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel on Arxiv, a site for scientific papers yet to be peer reviewed, the report details software called VoxelNet. The 3D detection network is pitched as an alternative to LiDAR, a laser-surveying... 

China copies Boston Dynamics robot, puts it on mass sale for $25K

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No doggy-doo, vet visits or bones – now everyone can buy a robot canine online and enjoy spending time with their new four-legged friend, feeding it only with electricity. The following Chiense robot is a copy of Boston Dynamics Big Dog and Spot. Laikago – named after Laika, a Soviet dog who was the first living creature to orbit the Earth – weighs 22kg, a bit less than a common Labrador. It’s... 

Kim Dotcom to launch Alternative Internet

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Kim Dotcom, wanted in the US for alleged widespread illegal file sharing, has vowed to build an alternative internet to combat privacy and freedom problems online. The knowledge that government agencies have used the internet to spy on citizens, along with high-profile hacking scandals, has brought online privacy to the forefront of people’s minds. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom says he will help... 
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