Last year, scientists Sam Kriegman, Douglas Blackiston, Michael Levin, and Josh Bongard proposed a strategy for producing self-renewing and biocompatible technologies – biological machines – via advanced computer technology. Utilizing this methodology, the team created the world’s first living robots out of recombined frog cells.Continue reading “Tech Tuesday: World’s First Living Robots Unexpectedly Reproduce”
Microsoft has announced its decision to shut down LinkedIn in China. This marks the end of one of America’s last remaining social platforms in the region. According to company officials, the move is driven by increased regulations and censorship.Continue reading “Microsoft is shutting down LinkedIn in China, but is pushing forward InJobs as a replacement. “
This week it appears Facebook is having a rough go of it. In addition to a blow to its optics thanks to the Wall Street Journal’s series “The Facebook Files,” and CBS’s 60 Minutes’ whistleblower piece, Facebook and other Facebook-owned sites have gone dark.
According to Reuters, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp (and as reported by other sites, Oculus) all went down for users across the globe. As of 4:30pm Monday October 4th, 2021, it appears the media giant is still in the process of trying to restore its services. (Update: As of 5:02p.m., it appears Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are up and running marking the end of a nearly 6 hour blackout.)Continue reading “Facebook Chaos”