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AI Mistakes Ad On a Bus For an Actual CEO, Then Publicly Shames Them For 'Jaywalking'
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An anonymous reader quotes the South China Morning Post: Since last year, many Chinese cities have cracked down on jaywalking by investing in facial recognition systems and AI-powered surveillance cameras. Jaywalkers are identified and shamed by displaying their photographs on large public screens… Developments are also underway to engage the country’s mobile network operators and […]

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Winklevoss twins claim famed crypto evangelist stole 5,000 bitcoins from them
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Enlarge / (L-R) Nathaniel Popper and Charlie Shrem attend Tribeca Talks: After The Movie: The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater on April 23, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival) Two of the world’s most famous bitcoin […]

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Netflix will release 3 movies in theaters before you can stream them     – CNET
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Netflix is starting to play nice to get a better shot at prestigious filmmakers and awards.

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Men won't talk about mental health and it's literally killing them     – CNET
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World Mental Health Day 2018: Men are less likely than women to discuss mental health issues and far more likely to attempt suicide. Can mobile apps help men save their own lives?

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Snapchat test lets you point camera at products and buy them on Amazon     – CNET
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It’s not just about the filters anymore. Snapchat now wants to help you shop.

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Amazon Says It is Investigating Claims That Its Employees Are Taking Bribes To Sell Internal Data To Merchants To Help Them Increase Their Sales on the Website
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Amazon.com is investigating internal leaks as it fights to root out fake reviews and other seller scams from its website, the company told WSJ. From the report: Employees of Amazon, primarily with the aid of intermediaries, are offering internal data and other confidential information that can give an edge to independent merchants selling their products […]

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Probiotics: If you don’t just just poop them out, they may muck up your guts
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Enlarge / Lactobacillus acidophilus and L. casei cultured from a commercial probiotic food gel sold in health food stores. (credit: Getty | Scimat) There’s a pungent cloud of hype and hope around probiotics—and researchers have long tried to clear the air about what the bowel-blasting products can ( and mostly can’t) do. Now, a new […]

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Vizio May Soon Inform Customers When Its Smart TVs Are Spying On Them
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Vizio is reportedly working on a way to let TV owners know when it spies on their viewing habits. According to The Verge, the company is developing a “notice program with direct notification to the class through Vizio Smart TV displays.” The Hollywood Reporter first spotted the news. From the report: The news popped up […]

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Audi ditches manual transmissions in US because nobody bought them     – Roadshow
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The A4 and the A5 were the last holdouts, but the take rate for the stick shift was hilariously low.

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