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Group art show at Corry Helford Gallery in LA: "The New Romantics"

Group art show at Corry Helford Gallery in LA: "The New Romantics"
If you are in LA later this month through September, I recommend checking out "The New Romantics" group show at Corey Helford Gallery opening July 28. There's a great line up of artists. Over a year in the making, Corey Helford Gallery is premiering "The New Romantics" group show on July 28, its largest exhibition of 2018 so far....

This robotic vacuum's camera could let hackers spy on you

This robotic vacuum's camera could let hackers spy on you
Be careful: Hackers might be watching through your vacuum.  Well, they could if you own the Diqee Camera Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, which is made and sold in China. It touts features like an HD 360-degree camera, night vision, and anti-collision sound wave technology.   While that's helpful for keeping your house clean, cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies claims the the internet-connected...

Jenny McCarthy thought her house was haunted, but it was just her Google Home

Jenny McCarthy thought her house was haunted, but it was just her Google Home
Jenny McCarthy's home is haunted by technology.  The actress and avid anti-vaxxer was doing what every normal person does — checking herself out in a gilded mirror, denying scientific evidence, and pushing incorrect narratives about autism — when she heard a piano trill echo through the living room.  "Donnie?" she called out to her husband, Donald Wahlberg. "DONNIE? Someone just...

Instagram now lets you see when your friends are online

Instagram now lets you see when your friends are online
Now your friends can see exactly how much time you spend lurking on Instagram. Instagram announced Thursday the rollout of a new feature that will let your followers see when you're using the app. The concept is similar to Facebook Messenger: when someone you follow or have previously messaged with, is "active" in the app, Instagram will show a...

Poorly attended blockchain conference offers much-needed reality check

Poorly attended blockchain conference offers much-needed reality check
It's 8:30 a.m. on a Thursday morning at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco, and the emcee is stoked.  A booming welcome worthy of a Vegas boxing match is being delivered over the PA as attendees at the Distributed blockchain conference gather to hear the gospel of "unlocking the global power of decentralized business."  However, if the half-full...

Former senior CIA official says it's "quite near time" for Trump supporters to kill Trump opponents

Former senior CIA official says it's "quite near time" for Trump supporters to kill Trump opponents
Michael Scheuer says its about time to kill American citizens who oppose Trump. Scheuer is a former senior CIA official and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Imperial Hubris. In a now-deleted blog post (cached version here) Scheuer singles out "Strzok, Comey, McCabe, Page, and Rosenstein; worshipers of tyranny, like the Democratic members of Congress, the...

Inside the ICE-box: Migrant kids describe being brutalized by U.S. officials in a frigid old Walmart

Inside the ICE-box: Migrant kids describe being brutalized by U.S. officials in a frigid old Walmart
Children are sleeping on floors and being cussed out by guards, subsisting on meager rations of beans, crackers, and tortillas that leave them feeling ill, and passing the nights sleeping on floors under bright lights in a converted Walmart in south Texas. The new reports of harsh physical conditions, humiliating psychological abuse, and basic deprivation at the so-called “Casa...

Sex-robot has "family mode" switch so kids can play with it. Ethicist says it is "profoundly damaging" to children

Sex-robot has "family mode" switch so kids can play with it. Ethicist says it is "profoundly damaging" to children
Aarran Lee Wright, 36, a married man and father of two young children, says his sex-robot can be switched to "family mode," for G-rated playtime with the kids. From the NY Post: Wright revealed that his children, aged three and five, play with Samantha and watch TV alongside her. And his wife said: “I am not worried she will...

David Frum: The United States faces a national-security emergency

David Frum: The United States faces a national-security emergency
David Frum, the conservative Republican senior editor at The Atlantic, says it has become clear that Trump has been bribed or blackmailed into becoming a Russian puppet, and that the "United States faces a national-security emergency." From The Atlantic: The reasons for Trump’s striking behavior—whether he was bribed or blackmailed or something else—remain to be ascertained. That he has publicly...

Surprise! Top sites still fail at encouraging non-terrible passwords

Surprise! Top sites still fail at encouraging non-terrible passwords
You would think that Amazon, Reddit, Wikipedia and other highly popular websites would by now tell you that “password1” or “hunter2” is a terrible password — just terrible. But they don’t. A research project that has kept tabs on the top sites and their password habits for the last 11 years shows that most provide only rudimentary password...

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Group art show at Corry Helford Gallery in LA: "The New Romantics"

Group art show at Corry Helford Gallery in LA: "The New Romantics"

If you are in LA later this month through September, I recommend checking out "The New Romantics" group show at Corey Helford Gallery...
This robotic vacuum's camera could let hackers spy on you

This robotic vacuum's camera could let hackers spy on you

Be careful: Hackers might be watching through your vacuum.  Well, they could if you own the Diqee Camera Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, which is made...
Jenny McCarthy thought her house was haunted, but it was just her Google Home

Jenny McCarthy thought her house was haunted, but it was just her Google Home

Jenny McCarthy's home is haunted by technology.  The actress and avid anti-vaxxer was doing what every normal person does — checking herself out in...