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  1. MIT scientists turn ‘Silicon Valley’ joke into working food app

    07.20 / 20:32 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    If you’ve been following HBO’s hilarious “Silicon Valley” sitcom, then you’ll instantly giggle when you see MIT’s new food app in action. One of the recurring characters on the show has a food app idea that’s turned into a smart food recognition system against his will. He has to develop the app, but when demo…
  2. Glitch in cutting edge phone prevents it from calling 911

    07.20 / 19:32 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Chinese phonemaker OnePlus admits that a glitch on some of its phones prevented people from making 911 calls. The problem was first spotted on Reddit, when a user displayed their OnePlus 5 phone. The phone starts and then restarts when the call is sent. After posting on the social news aggregator, several other Reddit…
  3. Missing members of Burundi robotics team spotted crossing into Canada

    07.20 / 18:30 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Two members of an African robotics team who were reported missing from an international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. were spotted crossing into Canada on Thursday morning, authorities said. The D.C. Police Department said Don Ingabira, 16, and Audrey Mwamikazi, 17, were seen crossing the northern U.S. border into Canada, Fox 5 DC reported.…
  4. Elon Musk claims he has approval for NYC-DC hyperloop

    07.20 / 18:30 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    A train that gets from New York to Washington in less than half an hour? Elon Musk says he has won approval from the government to make it happen. “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins,” the tech tyc…
  5. You can live forever as a social media ghost

    07.20 / 17:29 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    If your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting. Suggesting you can still communicate through social media once you’re dead sounds like an episode of futuristic series “Black Mirror,” but living forever through our Facebook pages could happen within the decade. Researchers from the University of Melbourne have studied how social media and death relate to…
  6. Office mounts touching memorial for security robot that drowned itself

    07.20 / 17:29 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Well-wishers have set up a memorial to Steve the “suicidal” security robot, who died after drowning in a fountain. Humans have flocked to the Washington office block where the unlucky droid met his end to leave cards, memories and flowers on the pad where Steve normally charged his batteries.” One card said the security rob…
  7. Walmart’s creepy plan to detect unhappy customers

    07.20 / 17:29 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    The days of being able to unhappily make your way through a Walmart with limited human interaction may soon be coming to an end. The retail giant is said to be developing facial recognition software designed to identify shoppers in checkout lines who appear to be unhappy or even angry. Once an agitated customer…
  8. Get ready to say goodbye to your PIN number forever

    07.20 / 15:29 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    You’ll soon be withdrawing cash and making payments using your thumbprint, voice, retina and even heartbeat, Visa has claimed. The credit card giant is currently working with the rest of the payments industry on new standards for migrating from PIN to thumbprint and consumers could see the technology by the end of the year.…
  9. Members of Burundi robotics team missing after DC event

    07.20 / 15:29 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    WASHINGTON — Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team were reported missing after competing in an international competition this week in Washington. Police tweeted missing person fliers Wednesday asking for help finding the teens last seen in the area of the FIRST Global Challenge around the time of Tuesday’s final matches. The missing tea…
  10. Blackberry cuts deal with NSA to encrypt texts and phone calls

    07.20 / 14:27 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    BlackBerry said on Thursday it has won the right to sell tools for encrypting phone calls and text messages to the US federal government, garnering an endorsement from the National Security Agency for the products. The company said it received the endorsement from the NSA’s National Information Assurance Partnership, or NIAP, which reviews commercial t…
  11. Facebook wants to charge you to read news articles

    07.20 / 07:24 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network. Facebook’s head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, said the current plan is to require payments after reading 10 articles from a publisher through Facebook. Brown said at a conference in New York…
  12. ISS astronauts are hanging out with the cutest little drone

    07.19 / 17:51 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    The JEM Internal Ball Camera looks like a cool high-tech toy but it’s fulfilling an important role for astronauts on the International Space Station. Last week, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) released images and movies taken by the adorable camera. Nicknamed “Int-Ball,” the camera, which could pass for a cousin of “Star Wars” robot…
  13. Giving up texting is a life-changing experience

    07.19 / 17:51 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    “You used to call me on my cell phone.” When you hear Drake sing that in “Hotline Bling,” you probably think he’s talking about a girl who used to booty-call him. Right? Wrong. The poor guy is simply lamenting the fact everyone used to call him – now they text. Or What’s App, Messenger, Viber…
  14. Cybersecurity legend: ‘I will eat my d–k’ if I lose $500K Bitcoin bet

    07.19 / 17:51 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    John McAfee, the colorful founder of his namesake antivirus software company, as well as a former fugitive and passionate cryptocurrency backer, says bitcoin is headed toward the $500,000 mark within three years. Apparently, he’s got a lot riding on it: That disturbing visual may be a joke, but Bitcoin’s potential is no laughing matter, a…
  15. SolarCity co-founder quits Tesla

    07.19 / 15:37 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Tesla said SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive is leaving the company, eight months after the electric car maker bought the biggest U.S. residential solar panel maker. SolarCity was founded by Peter Rive and his younger brother Lyndon in 2006 with financial backing from their cousin and Tesla chief Elon Musk. Former SolarCity Chief Executive Lyndon…
  16. NBC News to launch daily show on Snapchat

    07.19 / 15:37 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    NBC News is launching a twice-per-day news show on Snapchat, the company said on Wednesday, part of its push to attract younger viewers who tend to watch TV on mobile devices. Comcast’s NBCUniversal invested $500 million in Snapchat owner Snap Inc. during its initial public offering as it seeks to boost its digital offering. B…
  17. Google adds personalized ‘feed,’ says it isn’t copying Facebook

    07.19 / 14:33 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Google on Wednesday announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalized feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the search company into more direct competition with social networks such as Facebook. Google, the world’s largest search engine and a unit of A…