Instagram is testing an AI tool that verifies your age by scanning your face

Instagram is introducing new options for users to verify their age, including AI estimation and "social vouching." Users only need to verify their age if they’re underage and edit their birthdate to make them 18 years or older. Instagram is testing new methods for users to verify their age, including an AI tool built by a third-party company, Yoti, that estimates how old you are just by scanning your face. Officially, you have to be at least 13 years old to sign up for an

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Apple’s former securities lawyer pleads guilty for doing the insider trading he was supposed to prevent

Gene Levoff, a former Apple laywer who was in charge of preventing insider trading at the company, has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges, according to the DOJ. A former Apple lawyer who was in charge of preventing insider trading has pleaded guilty to six counts of securities fraud for insider trading, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. Gene Levoff, once the company’s former

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EA’s ‘pre-pre-pre-alpha’ video of the new Skate still looks pretty great

EA debuted a new trailer of the next game in the Skate, though it features "pre-pre-pre-alpha" footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel. The company is also inviting players to sign up to test the game. EA announced in 2020 that a new Skate game was on the way, and on Thursday, we got our first look — well, sort of. The company debuted a trailer with what it calls “pre-pre-pre-alpha” footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel, and even in

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iPads might lose their smart home hub abilities in iOS 16

Apple will no longer let you use an iPad as a home hub to control HomeKit accessories starting with iOS 16, MacRumors reports. That means you’ll need to use a HomePod, HomePod mini, or Apple TV as your home hub instead. Apple will no longer let you use an iPad as a home hub to control HomeKit accessories starting with iOS 16, MacRumors reports. Text apparently found in iOS 16’s second developer beta by MacRumors contributing writer Steve Moser spells out the

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Brave’s search engine lets you customize your results

Brave Search has launched the beta of a new feature it calls Goggles. It’s supposed to give users a way to create and apply their own filters that remix Brave Search’s own ranking system. Brave Search has launched a new feature that gives you a way to create or apply custom filters that change the way its results are ranked. It’s called “Goggles,” and it could potentially help uncover sources you might not find right away on

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Tim Cook is getting a lot less coy about Apple’s AR headset

Apple CEO Tim Cook has directly hinted that the company is working on an augmented reality, or AR, headset. Rumors have been swirling that Apple is getting ready to introduce such a device. Tim Cook teased that Apple’s working on an augmented reality, or AR, product in an interview with state-run outlet China Daily, telling AR fans to “stay tuned and you will see what we have to offer.” It reads as a direct hint that the company

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Epic Games thinks it has a solution for review bombing

The Epic Games Store’s new ratings system is designed to prevent review bombing. Players will be asked at random to assign scores to games they’ve played for more than two hours. Epic Games has finally introduced a ratings system to its online store, and it’s designed in a way that’s intended to prevent waves of negative user reviews from happening all at once, a practice more commonly known as review bombing. Instead of

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General Motors is using AI to speed up the vehicle inspection process

GM is investing in UVeye, an Israeli company that makes AI-enabled vehicle inspection technology. The company’s system will be made available to 4,000 dealers in GM’s network. General Motors is bringing artificial intelligence into the vehicle inspection process. The automaker is making an undisclosed “strategic investment” in Israeli startup UVeye, which makes vehicle diagnostic systems that use sensors and AI to

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Zuckerberg details his plan to move your digital items across the metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg has detailed some of Meta’s plans to build a wallet that stores digital identities and goods, which it hopes to use in the metaverse. Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that Facebook Pay has officially become Meta Pay, but his post is mainly focused on what the company hopes to build in the future — “a wallet for the metaverse.” While Meta Pay is essentially the same

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How CRISPR rice could help tackle climate change

Using gene-editing technology CRISPR, a group of researchers aims to develop crops that can help in the fight against climate change. The effort to engineer rice and soil that’s better at trapping carbon just got backing from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Can gene-editing technology CRISPR create new crops that help fight climate change as they grow? That’s what a group of researchers hopes to do with $11 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The funding will go toward efforts to

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FedEx will soon photograph your package to prove it was delivered

FedEx delivery drivers will soon be taking photos of delivered packages to show proof of delivery. The new program will be available to customers with and without access to the FedEx’s Delivery Manager. FedEx will soon take photos of packages at your doorstep to provide proof of delivery when they don’t require a signature. “This is something e-commerce merchants and customers have been asking for, and we are proud to be the first to announce

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