Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake News

This past summer, a Facebook account called Blacktivist posted a horrifying video. It depicted a black man handcuffed, his face planted to the concrete as a canine bit into his arm. “We live under a system of racism,” the post read, “and police are letting us know how they feel and where we stand.” We …

New story in Technology from Time: Netflix Reveals the Shows That You Binge Watched the Fastest

In a rare look at Netflix’s closely guarded viewership numbers, the company revealed this week that 8.4 million users have watched an entire TV show season within 24 hours of its release, a habit the streaming service calls “binge racing.” Netflix, which unveils entire seasons of original shows at once and has taken steps in …

CNN gets a first-of-its-kind waiver to fly drones over crowds

CNN has won an interesting waiver regarding its commercial drone operating license with the FAA – an exemption that allows it to fly its Vantage Robotics Snap drone over open-air crowds of people at altitudes of up to 150 feet. This is a new precedent in this kind of waiver: Previous exemptions allowed flight of …

The creators of Vine built a trivia show app called HQ

Unlike other gaming apps, HQ’s trivia is only available at 3PM and 9PM Eastern, which is when HQ’s host, Scott Rogowsky, asks a handful of multiple choice questions live. If you answer a question correctly within 10 seconds, you can advance to the next one and everyone who successfully answers them all splits a cash …

Moto Mods: Every module you can clip to your Motorola phone

Moto Mods Introduction Update: Motorola has just launched its latest MotoMod, the Moto smart speaker with Amazon Alexa. Click through the gallery to find out more.  Motorola’s Moto Mods are snap-on extensions that can greatly expand what the Moto Z family of phones can do today…as well as tomorrow. Initially launched in 2016 alongside the …

What It’s Like to Rappel 1,000 Feet Down Into a Volcano

Most people’s idea of a good night’s sleep involves a plush mattress, blackout shades, and maybe some sleeping pills. But Ulla Lohmann catches her best zzz‘s hundreds of feet deep inside a rumbling volcano, lava casting a red glow all around. “It’s like a night light,” she says. The German photographer loves volcanoes so much …

Toyota’s ‘Fine-Comfort Ride’ fuel cell concept aims for long-range flexibility

Toyota is debuting a new concept vehicle for the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s a fuel cell vehicle that’s designed to get around 1,000 km (around 621 miles) on a single hydrogen pack that can be refuelled in about 3 minutes total. The concept looks like an aggressively future-styled minivan, though it’s billed as …

YouTube says it spots most terrorist videos before they’re flagged

YouTube upgraded the technology by feeding it a huge volume of new training examples. The company tasked the people working on the feature to review over a million videos and find the right ones. To ensure that the team is updated on issues regarding hate speech, radicalization and terrorism, YouTube has also teamed up with …