Finnish university’s online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence — one that’s completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon’s new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki’s offering is more of a beginner course for those who want to […]

The best home security system

By Rachel Cericola and Grant Clauser This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. After spending more than 40 hours researching and two months testing 12 monitored home security systems, we […]

UK to introduce internet safety laws within ‘next couple of years’

The UK government is acting on its vow to make the internet safer… whether or not companies like the idea. In the wake of the Internet Safety Green Paper, Digital Secretary Matt Hancock has unveiled plans for online safety laws that will tackle cyberbullying, child exploitation, extremism and other “legal and illegal harms.” Government ministries, […]

Elon Musk tweet-announces a $78,000 performance Model 3 with all-wheel drive

Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 26: Tesla’s new Model 3 car on display is seen on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Tesla store in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) On Saturday night Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a few announcements via Twitter about new […]

After Math: Rise of the robot albatrosses

While the internet spent the last week virtually paralyzed by the Yanny/Laurel debate, the wheels of industry kept turning. Elon Musk promised rides aboard the upcoming Boring Company system would only cost a buck, MIT built a robotic albatross for oceanic observations and Bosch unveiled its anti-skid maneuvering thrusters for high end motorbikes. Numbers, because […]

Ben Heck’s Mini Pinball: Designing a test game

The team has finally finished the miniature pinball kit prototype, and they don’t want to stop playing it! Originally the design was going to include three generic themes, but the team moved to one universal playfield that can have customized themes applied to it. It’s time to put the finishing touches on the Autodesk Fusion […]

Clean air, water on voters’ agenda, but not Congress’

Enlarge / Congressman Mo Brooks wanted to know if scientists were including the influence of rocks falling into the ocean when they calculated sea level rise. A poll came out this week indicating that huge majorities of the US public think that the federal government isn’t doing enough to protect the environment. About 70 percent […]