LONDON — London police will start using facial recognition cameras to pick out suspects from street crowds in real-time, in a major advance for the controversial technology that raises worries about automated surveillance and erosion of privacy rights. The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday that after a series of...
An exploding star that blazed to life 240 million light-years away in the Perseus constellation may have consumed its dead neighbor, new research shows. Although the blast, officially known as SN 2006gy, grew brighter and measured hundreds of times more powerful than a typical supernova, scientists were unsure what...
SAO PAULO — A few days before Christmas, renowned pianist João Carlos Martins summoned his friends to a Sao Paulo bar so he could show off the best gift he’d received in years: a new pair of bionic gloves that are letting the 79-year-old play with both hands...
Date from hell? Tinder claims it’s got your back. The popular hookup app says it’s adding a panic button to help protect users from frightening situations by keeping tabs on meetings times and locations, tracking users as they go about their dates — and summoning the authorities if called. The...
Rogue NYPD officers are using a sketchy facial-recognition software that it’s own facial recognition unit doesn’t want to touch because of concerns about security and potential for abuse, The Post has learned. The NYPD’s facial-recognition unit kicked the tires on a controversial app Clearview, which has scraped millions of...
The water that once flowed on Mars contained just the right ingredients to support life, scientists say. Measurements by NASA’s Curiosity rover, which has been exploring the Red Planet since landing there in 2012, suggest the chemistry of its oceans would have been similar to those here on Earth. Mars...
HERMITAGE, England – A specialist care facility in England is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and data mining to help children with autism to acclimatize to scenarios they are likely to encounter outside of school. Staff at Prior’s Court, located in Berkshire, southern England, hope the high-tech approach helps...
Josh Richards started uploading videos to the popular app TikTok — then called “Musical.ly” — more than three years ago. “My sister was on the app and she made a video with me. It did really well on her account, so I decided to make an account for myself,”...
SAN FRANCISCO — For two years running, California’s wildfires have sent plumes of smoke across Silicon Valley. So far, that hasn’t spurred much tech innovation aimed at addressing extreme-weather disasters associated with climate change. It’s true that tech companies from enterprise software-maker Salesforce to financial-technology firm Stripe have pushed...
Just days after President Trump slammed Apple for refusing to break into the iPhones used by a gunman who killed three people at a Florida naval base, a report has emerged claiming that the tech giant is much more deferential to the federal government than previously thought. Apple two...