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Priest spent nearly $40k of parish funds on mobile games - he faces formal charges

Mobile games can require a lot of time and money. This was once again proved by a Catholic priest who was recently arrested and accused of stealing over $40 thousand from his former parish. He spent this money not on good deeds, but on worldly pleasu...

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Google Phone now has Audio Emoji - sound effects (from laughter to farts) that can be inserted into conversations

Google has updated the Google Phone app and added sound effects to the dialer for Android. This allows the user to press one of the six Audio Emoji buttons during a phone call to play a short sound signal for both participants. As a result, the user...

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The director of the movie "Alien: Romulus" showed a model of the face grabber - the alien ran on the floor

Fede Alvarez, the director of the film "Alien: Romulus", shared behind-the-scenes video of the facehugger, which turned out to be not just a passive prop, but was quite naturally running around the set with radio control. In the nearly 20-second clip...

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Are you sure you're not a robot? The new era of CAPTCHA is here - and here's why we've been "failing" these tests lately

"Is it me or have the 'I am not a robot' tests become harder?" joked British comedian Jack Whitehall in his recent Netflix special, complaining about his inability to correctly identify traffic lights. CAPTCHA is a computer test of the challenge-resp...

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Artificial intelligence helped a PE teacher compromise a school principal - who was investigating his embezzlement of funds

Physical education teacher and former athletic director of a middle school in Pikesville, Maryland, USA, was arrested and charged with using artificial intelligence to clone voices to frame the school principal. Baltimore County police believe that a...

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Do you like "loud" cars? Psychologists say it indicates a tendency to sadism

A psychologist Julie Aitken Shermer from the University of Western Ontario in Canada surveyed and analyzed the responses of over 500 people to explore the relationship between "dark" personality traits and love for loud cars with modified exhaust sys...

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Harvey Weinstein's rape conviction overturned by court 4 years after conviction

In the past, one of the most influential Hollywood producers first faced allegations of rape back in 2017, when The New York Times revealed serious disclosures of his misconduct. After that, more and more people claimed to have been sexually exploit...

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Durov: Apple demands to ban some channels in Telegram for users with Ukrainian SIM cards

Telegram founder Pavel Durov revealed that Apple has requested the blocking of certain Telegram channels for Ukrainian users. Although the platform community typically opposes such blockages, companies still have to listen to such requests in order f...

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Who will pay? Florida resident turned to NASA for compensation - his house was damaged by debris ejected from the ISS

In March, a one-kilogram piece of metal punched through the roof and floor of a two-story house belonging to Florida resident Alejandro Otero. It turned out to be space junk — specifically, a support beam for a battery pallet weighing 2630 kg, which ...

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Photoshop has fooled everyone again: a viral photo of a dog copulating with a robotic Dalmatian turned out to be a fake

Most likely, everyone has seen the photo of a dog trying to make love to a robot dog, right? The photo went viral on Reddit, Instagram, X, and other social platforms. However, predictably, it is fake. The New York City Fire Department first posted th...

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Korean woman fell in love with fake Ilon Musk - he talked about gigafactories and took $50k from her for "investment"

A resident of South Korea says that she met "Musk" through Instagram, where he allegedly selectively communicates with fans. "On July 17th of last year, Musk added me as a friend on Instagram. Although I became a big fan of his after reading his biog...

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LGBTQ+ dating service Grindr accused of selling sensitive user data

In a class action lawsuit against the dating and social networking app Grindr for LGBTQ+ people, it is alleged that the data of thousands of users in the UK, including HIV status, was shared with third parties. The lawsuit filed on Monday by the Brit...

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Taylor Swift mentioned GTA in a song and set a Spotify record with 300 million album listens in a day

Taylor Swift continues to break records. After Spotify announced on Friday that the singer's new album "The Tortured Poets Department" became the first in history to collect 200 million streams in one day, the service updated this news with a message...

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Is artificial intelligence useless? It can cook a steak on the Brisk It's Origin grill to individual taste

Smart grill Brisk It's Origin uses generative artificial intelligence as an assistant in cooking steaks. This is the assistant that will not fall asleep or be drunk to burn the meat. The design provides automatic temperature regulation using thermal...

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A Jewish organization has defended Swastika, the name of a woman who was not served in an Uber because of her name

A young mother from Sydney, Australia, fought with Uber - she was banned from using the services because of her name. The first name of Swastika Chandra in Sanskrit means luck and prosperity and makes up a significant part of her Hindu identity. But ...

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