Jordan Pearson

Nostalgia

I Miss My iPod Classic More Than Anything

As Apple kills more iPods, an ode to the 'dumb' MP3 player.
Jordan Pearson
3 days ago
Tech news

Watching a Deepfake Being Made Is Boring, And You Must See It

AI-generated fake videos are hyped as a modern tech nightmare, and it's important to understand their everyday banality.
Jordan Pearson
6.27.19
Tech news

AI Can Now Detect Deepfakes by Looking for Weird Facial Movements

Machines can now look for visual inconsistencies to identify AI-generated dupes, a lot like humans do.
Jordan Pearson
6.23.19
Tech news

Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Libra Is Already Under Fire From Lawmakers

US Rep. Maxine Waters called for a moratorium on Libra development until Congress can review the situation, joining a chorus of lawmakers in the US and EU expressing concern with the project.
Jordan Pearson
6.19.19
tech-space

Why NASA Is Renting the International Space Station for Dirt Cheap

Companies will charge tens of millions of dollars for a single ticket to space, but NASA will see barely any of the money.
Jordan Pearson
6.14.19
Games Opinion

'Battlefield V' Is Selling Nazi Stuff, and It's Really Weird

Microtransactions are amplifying an inherent tension in historical shooters to an uncomfortable degree in EA's WWII game 'Battlefield V'.
Jordan Pearson
6.6.19
tech-internet

Minds, the ‘Anti-Facebook,’ Has No Idea What to Do About All the Neo-Nazis

Minds is home to neo-Nazis, and wants its users to help decide what content stays on the site.
Ben Makuch
Jordan Pearson
5.30.19
Science

Cats Are Actually Nice, Scientists Find

Sorry, haters.
Jordan Pearson
4.21.19
Space

This Is the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope project unveiled the first-ever photo of a black hole on Wednesday, more than 100 years since Albert Einstein theorized their existence.
Jordan Pearson
4.10.19
Space

A Japanese Probe Just Bombed an Asteroid

Hayabusa2 was launched with a five-gram bullet and an explosive, both meant for the Ryugu asteroid 200 million miles from Earth.
Jordan Pearson
4.6.19
crypto

Kurt Russell's New Bitcoin Crime Movie 'Crypto' Looks so Awful I Must See It

'Crypto' is primed to be an instant so-bad-it's-good classic à​ la 1995’s 'The Net.'
Jordan Pearson
3.12.19
cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Customers are Out $190M After Founder Dies, Company Claims

Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX owes customers roughly $190 million CAD in cryptocurrency, but its deceased founder controlled the funds, the company says.
Jordan Pearson
2.5.19
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