Samantha Cole

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A.I.-Porn

Everyone Is Making AI-Generated Fake Porn Now

A user-friendly application has resulted in an explosion of convincing face-swap porn.
Samantha Cole
2.15.19
Rule 34

The Juicy, Round World of Blueberry Porn

The kink for watching people transform into sloshing human berries is more widespread than you think.
Samantha Cole
2.9.19
porn

ASCII Porn Predates the Internet But It’s Still Everywhere

( . )( . ) B===D~
Samantha Cole
1.14.19
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Twitter Harassment of Woman Journalists and Politicians Happens Every 30 Seconds, Study Finds

The study by Amnesty International is purportedly the largest ever to examine the way women are harassed online at this scale.
Samantha Cole
12.18.18
IoT

Swarms of Sensor-Wearing Bees Could Monitor Crops Better Than Drones

Bumblebees carrying electronic sensor backpacks could monitor crops like agricultural drones.
Samantha Cole
12.17.18
When Spies Come Home

How to Tell If Your Partner is Spying on Your Phone

"Stalkerware" apps let abusers monitor their partner's phones and track their locations—without them knowing.
Samantha Cole
12.12.18
sex work

A New Zealand Woman Was Charged for Doxing a Sex Worker Online

This case happened in a country where sex work is legal, but it still illustrates how people exploit stigma and shame.
Samantha Cole
11.18.18
sex toys

'The Blowjob Paper:' Scientists Processed 109 Hours of Oral Sex to Develop an AI that Sucks Dick

Anonymous machine learning engineers wrote 'The Blowjob Paper' to try to make this bj machine more lifelike.
Samantha Cole
11.12.18
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Neuroscientists Find That It's Easier to Be a Pessimist

The brain is quicker to judge something as negative, because it’s easier than reframing to positive thinking.
Samantha Cole
10.23.18
Condoms

Researchers Made a Self Lubricating Condom That Can Withstand '1,000 Thrusts'

It gets slippery when wet.
Samantha Cole
10.18.18
video

Watching Popcorn Pop at 30,000 Frames Per Second Might Make You Cry

Turn your sound up and take in its majesty.
Samantha Cole
9.23.18
Gaming

An Example of a 2000-Year-Old Board Game Was Found in a Secret Castle Passage

A checkers-like game was discovered in a medieval castle.
Samantha Cole
9.13.18
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