The Facebook study conducted a few years back that has so many riled up has finally drawn a response from the company itself. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has spoken out about the “experiment”. Apologizing for the “poor communication” of the program, which lasted for one week in 2012.
Microsoft and Canon have inked a new patent sharing deal, but before you yawn and roll over, the agreement could well make for even stronger PureView camera technology on future Windows Phones. The two firms have already joined forces on select R&D in the past, but the new collaboration covers "certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products" according to Microsoft.
Samsung continues to face struggles to ensure safe working conditions for its suppliers, with a new sustainability report for 2014 revealing ongoing labor issues in China including overworked staff and missing protective equipment, though no signs of child workers. The report, which also covers Samsung's efforts to develop more efficient and economical products, took results from third-party audits of 100 Chinese suppliers, and the results aren't entirely good.
Later this summer, the world's tallest water slide will open up in Kansas City's Schlitterbahn Waterpark, offering adrenaline-seekers the opportunity to get wet and possibly lose their lunch at the same time. To give future riders an idea of what they're in for, the folks behind the slide have filmed a POV video.
Pinball is a staple game in arcades (wherever they might remain) and other establishments -- your favorite diner, perhaps, or the local bar. In Oakland, California, among other locations, they've been officially banned for the past 80 or so years, something that is set to be reversed.
If you're dreaming of a future where cars zip you to work while you lay back and catch a few extra Zzzs, you're going to have to wait longer. That doesn't mean a world of partially-automated driving is beyond the average driver's reach, however. Cruise is bringing its autopilot system to cars starting next year.
If you ever look around your kitchen and think it looks a bit too conventional (and if there's a healthy dose of Star Wars fandom in your veins), The Fowndry has a new knife block that might be right up your alley. The set includes stainless steel knives that slot into a shiny block shaped like an X-Wing.
Die-hard fans of Transformers, especially those who stuck with it through the thick and thin of the latest films, have much to celebrate. Not only will the latest film soon be projected on the big screen, but franchise holder Hasbro will also be holding the first ever Transformers Fan Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood to flood fans with Transformers props, products, events, and anything else to indulge their loyal fans.
It isn't unusual to find paintings hidden beneath paintings, and the latest amongst these discoveries is a new Picasso work of an unknown melancholy man. The image was discovered using infrared technologies, and while research isn't complete, it has finally been revealed to the public.