Body cameras have been seen as an elegant solution to the complex problem of police brutality, but a new survey of 75 police departments across the US found that the policies governing them have, as a whole, failed to foster transparency, protect privacy or defend civil rights. "Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard", a yearly report released by Upturn and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights this week, found numerous key weaknesses in body cam policies across the US.
With Black Friday fast approaching, the pre-Christmas sales are ramping up. Microsoft have unleashed their Black Friday specials early this year for Xbox Live Gold users.
Don't have Xbox Live Gold? There's a special offer to sign up for only $1 so anyone can take advantage of this sale.
For the better part of the last three years, the introduction of the most powerful gene editing technology ever invented has been marred by a nasty patent battle. The two groups of scientists involved, each contributing significantly to the future of genetic engineering, are pitted against each other in a bitter contest for glory and fortune.
Battlefront 2, the new video game where you can play as Bossk before you spend a dozen hours unlocking Luke Skywalker, has a slavish dedication to fancy graphics and Star Wars action. Unlike its predecessor, it has a whole new Star Wars story to tell. But while it starts promisingly, it ends up being a far too recognisable tale.
In the year 2030, a powerful radio transmission originating from Earth will arrive at a potentially habitable exoplanet located approximately 12.4 light years away. Should any alien intelligence be there to receive it, they're in for quite a treat: This binary stream of data contains short musical clips from some of the world's best electronic musicians. It's part art, part science - but considering we know virtually nothing about extraterrestrials, should we really be calling attention to ourselves?
Amidst last year's US presidential election, Silicon Valley was publicly at odds with Peter Thiel's support for Donald Trump. But that wasn't enough to convince people like Y Combinator's president Sam Altman to stop working with Thiel. Now, in what has to be one of the stealthiest announcements ever, the partnership between Y Combinator and Thiel has come to an end.
Elon Musk rolled up to a Tesla press event yesterday in an electric semi truck, unveiling his latest project to the world. The semi has been hotly anticipated since Musk first hinted at it last winter, and he's been hyping it up on Twitter this week, promising that the reveal would "blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension".
Detective Pikachu has found its non-Pikachu star. Edward James Olmos teases the surprising humour of The Predator. Gotham is setting up another major arc for Jerome's return. Plus, new pictures from The Flash's new encounter with its big bad of the season, and Reign makes her debut on Supergirl. Spoilers get!
Video: Estranged siblings reconnect in Chris Osborn's abstract sci-fi drama Sisters, and the reunion shifts from shaky to tense when the more rootless of the two blames her prolonged absence on an alien abduction. Is her wild story true, or is something far more earthbound (such as mental illness) to blame?