security
Microsoft Scans its OneDrive Storage for Child Porn

Following the reassuring yet troubling news that Google routinely checks hashes of known child porn images against pics stored in Gmail, it's emerged that Microsoft also checks its cloud servers for grim imagery and forwards results to the police. Read More >>

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X-Rays Of Luxury Products Reveal the Tech Behind the Glitz

Every once in awhile I have to get dressed up for a wedding or something. It's kind of fun, but it always reminds me that I'm just not fancy on the inside. No matter how decked out I am, I'm still a jeans and t-shirt person deep down. But hopefully that's not true of luxury tech products that people spend a lot of money on. They should be just as shiny and fabulous on the inside. Right? LuxInside is trying to expose what's really going on inside the fanciest purchases. Read More >>

privacy
The Secret Government Laser That Instantly Knows Everything About You

Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 50 metres away as soon as you step in the country. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes, to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body — agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you. Read More >>

science
Robot Body Controlled By Human Thoughts Alone

For the first time, scientists have managed to use fMRI scans of a human to control the movements of a robot body. The link between man and machine allowed the researchers to control a robot in France from a brain scanner in Israel. Read More >>

medicine
CT Scans Triple Cancer Risk in Children

Medical imaging has become a routine part of assessing health problems over the last few decades. But a new study reveals that children who undergo CT head scans triple their risk of developing leukemia or a brain tumour. Read More >>