This DIY Biohacker is Under Investigation by California’s DCA.

THIS DIY BIOHACKER IS UNDER INVESTIGATION KRISTIN HOUSER Let’s Talk Josiah Zayner rose to internet fame after performing various biohacking stunts on himself — including a live streamed attempt to edit his own genes using CRISPR. Those antics are coming to haunt Zayner. Now, the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is investigating a “complaint of unlicensed practice of medicine”…

Police Catch Woody Harrelson Look-Alike Using Facial Recognition

Police Catch Woody Harrelson Look-Alike Using Facial Recognition Kristin Houser The NYPD knew their suspect resembled Harrelson, so they uploaded the actor’s photo to identify him. True Detective We already knew police were running photos of unconscious suspects and dead bodies through their facial recognition systems. Now, we can add another strange type of input to that list:…

Amazing Google AI Speaks Another Language in your Voice

AMAZING GOOGLE AI SPEAKS ANOTHER LANGUAGE IN YOUR VOICE By: KRISTIN HOUSER Tech Talk On Wednesday, Google unveiled Translatotron, an in-development speech-to-speech translation system. It’s not the first system to translate speech from one language to another, but Google designed Translatotron to do something other systems can’t: retain the original speaker’s voice in the translated audio. In other words,…

Google pulls Huawei’s Android license, forcing it to use open source version

Google pulls Huawei’s Android license, forcing it to use open source version A dramatic escalation in the US war on Chinese tech firms May 19, 2019 Following the US crackdown on Chinese technology companies, Google has cut off Huawei’s Android license, dealing a huge blow to the besieged phonemaker. Reuters first reported the news, and The Verge subsequently confirmed Google’s suspension…