Category Archives: Technology

SHOCK: Scientists To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR

NPR visited the only lab in the world known to be trying to use the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify the DNA in human sperm. If successful, it could be used to prevent genetic disorders.

First it was human embryos. Now scientists are trying to develop another way to modify human DNA that can be passed on to future generations, NPR has learned.

Reproductive biologists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City are attempting to use the powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR to alter genes in human sperm. NPR got exclusive access to watch the controversial experiments underway.

The research is aimed at finding new ways to prevent disorders caused by genetic mutations that are passed down from men — including some forms of male infertility. The team is starting with a gene that can increase the risk for breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers.

Source: Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR

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WATCH: Video shows thieves stealing a locked Tesla in 30 seconds by tricking its computer into thinking they had the key

Newsflare Security footage shows thieves in the UK stealing a locked Tesla in 30 seconds by fooling the onboard computer into thinking they had the key. The theft was captured by a doorbell video camera at a house in the town of Borehamwood, around 12 miles from central London, early on Wednesday morning.

Source: Video shows thieves stealing a locked Tesla in 30 seconds by tricking its computer into thinking they had the key

Man explains why he chose to take his entire salary in Bitcoin

According to the Bank of England, Bitcoin isn’t a currency – but that didn’t stop Zakk Lakin choosing to be paid in it and nothing else. This is what life is like being paid exclusively in digital money

After CoinCorner said staff could take some – or all – their pay in cryptocurrency, Zakk leapt straight in, choosing to have 100% of his salary paid in Bitcoin.

And the software developer, who lives on the Isle of Man, said he’s managing fine.

“People always ask how I am coping with living on Bitcoin, but the truth is that my lifestyle hasn’t really changed,” the 24-year-old told Mirror Money.

Source: Man explains why he chose to take his entire salary in Bitcoin

Sex robots with ‘full AI’ hit market capable of ‘replacing human intimacy’

AI-AITech has launched its flagship Emma model equipped with ‘full artificial intelligence’

A new futuristic sex robot equipped with “full artificial intelligence” has hit the market – with bosses vowing the dolls can replace human intimacy.

AI-Tech promises its flagship model, Emma, can hold an interactive conversation and answer questions in a way tailored to its owner.

Source: Sex robots with ‘full AI’ hit market capable of ‘replacing human intimacy’

Anderson Cooper to Andrew Yang: Would You Get Elon Musk as Your Vice President?

COOPER: “Vice presidential candidate perhaps?”

YANG: “I don’t think he wants that job, Anderson. I think he’ll be like SpaceX, Tesla, vp, I have a feeling vp might lose in that horse race.”

Source: Anderson Cooper to Andrew Yang: Would You Get Elon Musk as Your VP?

INCREDIBLE – WATCH: French ‘Flying Man’ crosses the Channel on a HOVERBOARD – ‘Back to The Future’, Green Goblin Become REALITY

French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the the English Channel on Sunday, riding on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Source: French ‘Flying Man’ crosses the Channel on a hoverboard

WATCH: Microsoft hired a guy named Mac Book to star in its latest ad slamming Apple’s laptops ‘You should get a Surface, Trust me, I’m Mac Book’

Microsoft Microsoft’s latest ad for its Surface laptop stars a man named Mac Book, which is short for his full name Mackenzie. The ad takes a jab at Apple’s MacBook laptops by saying Surface computers perform faster, last longer, and have touch screens.

Microsoft really wants you to believe that its computers are superior to Apple’s, so it hired a man named “Mac Book” to convince you.

In the company’s latest Surface commercial, a narrator asks a man named Mackenzie Book (Mac for short) a series of questions about how Microsoft’s laptop compares to Apple’s. He asks questions such as which laptop lasts longer, which one is faster, and which one has a better touch screen. And of course, Book chooses the Surface every time.

“You should get a Surface,” he says at the end of the video. “Trust me, I’m Mac Book.

Source: Microsoft hired a man named Mac Book to star in its latest ad slamming Apple’s laptops (AAPL)

FACEBOOK-Funded Study Now Can Read People’s Mind Literally

Study funded by Facebook aims to improve communication with paralysed patients

Doctors have turned the brain signals for speech into written sentences in a research project that aims to transform how patients with severe disabilities communicate in the future.

The breakthrough is the first to demonstrate how the intention to say specific words can be extracted from brain activity and converted into text rapidly enough to keep pace with natural conversation.

Source: Neuroscientists decode brain speech signals into written text

OMG! Amazon staff LISTENING to couples having sex and swearing because the sound of making love triggers ALEXA

A SUN investigation today reveals Amazon staff can listen to Alexa recordings of British couples rowing, discussing private family matters — and having sex.

The sounds of lovemaking are among noises that can trigger Alexa-activated Echo speakers, which make recordings as users speak to them.

The Sun discovered an English-speaking Amazon team in Bucharest, Romania, monitors thousands of Alexa recordings — and has heard private moments including family rows, money and health discussions — and couples having sex.

Source: Outrage as Amazon device listens to Brits having sex and swearing

MASSIVE DATA BREACH: A hacker gained access to MORE Than 100 million Capital One credit card applications in the US, 6 million in Canada

Capital One said a hacker gained access to more than 100 million Capital One customer accounts and credit card applications earlier this year.

Among other information, the compromised data included some Social Security numbers.
The Department of Justice said Monday that Paige Thompson, 33, was arrested in connection with the breach. The department alleges that Thompson “posted on the information sharing site GitHub about her theft of information from the servers storing Capital One data.”
Thompson was able to gain access by exploiting a misconfigured web application firewall, the DOJ said.

Source: A hacker gained access to 100 million Capital One credit card applications

Source: Capital One data breach hits about 6 million people in Canada, 100 million in U.S.