Can we keep facial recognition from enabling a surveillance state?

Researchers have been pursuing facial recognition technologies since the 1960s but its only been in the last few years that these systems have become so alarmingly capable. Neural networks able to match faces across thousands of features with better than 98 percent accuracy as well as an explosion of available training data sets have fueled…

The best Thunderbolt 3 docks

Why you should trust us I was the accessories editor at iLounge for a little more than three years and have been covering accessories at Wirecutter for a little longer than that. During my tenure, I’ve reviewed more than 1,000 iOS and Mac products, including numerous docking stations over several iterations of this guide. Who…

All the Brand-New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Need to Know About for February

Stormsong by C.L. PolkImage: Tor.com February may be the shortest month, even in a leap year, but we still have a jumbo-sized list of new sci-fi, fantasy, and horror books for your reading consideration. Dig in for tales of magical assassins, space shenanigans, witches and warlords, scheming royals, doomed planets (including Earth), and more. All…

Google open-sources the tools needed to make 2FA security keys

The initiative, called OpenSK, uses Rust-based firmware to essentially turn Nordic chip dongles into a FIDO U2F and FIDO2-compliant security key. Google has also published a source code for users to 3D print a physical case for the dongle, so their security keys look and can be used like standard keys. In a blog post,…

Facebook and Google are fighting coronavirus misinformation

Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers are reviewing content related to the virus, now deemed a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. When the fact-checkers rate something as false, Facebook will limit its spread and send a notification to people who have shared or are attempting to share that content. Facebook is also removing content that…

Friday’s Best Deals: Jach’s Sweaters, Cole Haan, Tactical Sporks, and More

Best Deals of the DayBest Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily. An Anker wall adapter, LG monitor, an itty-bitty lighter, and New Balance shoes lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Advertisement Today’s Best…

‘Hades’ made me a believer in early access games

[embedded content] I can’t claim to have jumped on Hades early, it’s been out for more than a year. But I started playing it about a month ago, and it feels like Supergiant used the early access model perfectly. It’s a “roguelike” action RPG where you battle through the depths of the underworld, trying to…

Run On Down and Grab a Pair of New Balance Running Shoes For $30

Men’s REVlite 24 Running Shoe | $30 | Joe’s New Balance Outlet Need a pair of sneakers that can do double duty? The Men’s REVlite 24 Running Shoe was designed for tough workouts but is also comfortable enough to walk around Target and run errands after you leave the gym. You can snag a pair…