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Casinos and lottery could go online in Pennsylvania

April 24th, 2017

Gambling and playing the lottery could be more accessible for Pennsylvania residents if the state passes proposals for an online expansion. Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey are states that currently allow online gambling, while online lotteries are permitted in Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois and Michigan. Pennsylvania would be the first state to allow both casinos and the …

17th-century smart lock was really smart

April 21st, 2017

Think cool technology is only a recent thing? A 340-year old smart lock may change your mind. As The Verge reports, the device in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is packed with clever tech that would stump any 21st-century thief.

Mastercard has a new credit card with a fingerprint scanner in it

April 20th, 2017

Mastercard has unveiled a new credit card that incorporates a fingerprint scanner built right into the bottom of the card. In an effort to make payments a more seamless experience and improve security, Mastercard is testing out the new cards in South Africa, with more trials to come in Europe and Asia-Pacific later this year. …

Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies

April 19th, 2017

After building a solar-powered plane to help deliver internet access nearly two years ago, Facebook is once again building another aircraft to deploy the internet — this time, in the form of a helicopter. Unveiled at its F8 developer conference, the Mark Zuckerberg-led social network said the helicopter, known as the “Tether-tenna,” would provide internet …

Humans can now control turtles’ minds

April 11th, 2017

It sounds like something Dr. Evil from Austin Powers might have come up with. But unlike sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, mind–controlled turtles are now a reality. That’s right, researchers in Korea have figured out a way to control how turtles move with human thought. The new technology uses the turtle’s natural …

Dallas hack: Did a white-hat hacker set off city emergency sirens?

April 10th, 2017

The hack that set off emergency sirens across Dallas on Friday night may be the work of a so-called white-hat hacker, according to a cybersecurity expert. The attack set off 156 sirens across Dallas late on Friday night, FOX 4 Dallas reports. Emergency crews had to manually turn off the sirens early Saturday.