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New Research : Prison time doesn’t actually deter repeat offenders

May 22nd, 2019 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

The American penal system assumes that being imprisoned is bad enough to deter people convicted of a crime from breaking the law again. But there’s new evidence that prison time doesn’t deter future crimes nearly as well as people tend to assume. That’s the result of a study published Monday in the journal Nature Human […]

Giving citizenship to bots

May 22nd, 2019 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

The crypto friendly island of Malta wants to give civil liberties to bots and other forms of artificial intelligence. Some experts say this is a profoundly bad idea. Six years ago, when Amazon started talking about using delivery drones, many people thought they must be joking. Far from it—drones are now very much a reality: […]

Walmart offers free one-day delivery in attempt to catch up with Amazon

May 22nd, 2019 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

Available across 75 percent of the country by year end Walmart will offer free one-day delivery on up to 220,000 items on its online store with orders over $35. Walmart is currently offering the new service in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and will come to Southern California in the coming days. The retailer expects the […]

China’s built a road so smart it will be able to charge your car

May 21st, 2019 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

The road of the future is likely to become the brain and nerve center of an autonomous-driving revolution. The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and electric-battery rechargers as the nation tests an “intelligent highway” that could speed the transformation of the global transportation industry. The technologies will be […]

This countertop machine lets you mix your own shampoo and cleaning products at home

May 21st, 2019 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

  It’s like a Soda Stream for personal care products. It looks a little like a SodaStream, but a new appliance is designed to make your shampoo or laundry detergent, not drinks. Instead of buying products in new plastic bottles with every purchase, the system uses small pouches and reusable bottles. “We wanted to harness […]