A Deepfake Pioneer Says ‘Perfectly Real’ Manipulated Videos Are Just 6 Months Away – This Week in Tech – 09/22/2019

A Deepfake Pioneer Says ‘Perfectly Real’ Manipulated Videos Are Just 6 Months Away

A deepfake pioneer said in an interview with CNBC on Friday that “perfectly real” digitally manipulated videos are just six to 12 months away from being accessible to everyday people…


Amazon Orders 100K Electric Delivery Trucks From Rivian as Part of Going Carbon-Neutral by 2025

Amazon will be stepping up its efforts to reduce its climate impact, CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Thursday. The company will be ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan’s Rivian as part of this commitment, Bezos said. The commerce giant will seek to meet its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2040 — 10 years earlier than is outlined by the United Nations Paris Agreement…


SpaceX Wants to Beam Internet Across the Southern U.S. by Late 2020

New York (CNN Business) – SpaceX wants to become one of the world’s largest internet providers by deploying a constellation of thousands of satellites to beam broadband from space. And it wants to get it done fast…


Samsung Galaxy Fold Sold Out, Some People Paying $4,000 For One

Sure, Samsung may be artificially holding back on the initial number of manufactured units of the Galaxy Fold, but the fact that all phones sold out within minutes and there’s people who are paying more than $4,000 for one is just pure madness…


Galaxy S8 Won’t Get Android 10 Update Despite Being 2017 Flagship (Report)

It’s been almost a month since Android 10 launched. If you have a Samsung phone and you are wondering if your own device is getting the update, here’s a list that allegedly confirms who is getting it and who is not. Spoiler: if you have an S8 or Note 8, you may be screwed…


A Former Google Engineer Warned That Robot Weapons Could Cause Accidental Mass Killings

A former Google engineer who worked on the company’s infamous military drone project has sounded a warning against the building of killer robots…


Developer Takes Down Ruby Library After He Finds Out ICE Was Using It

A software engineer pulled a personal project down after he found out that one of the companies using it had recently signed a contract with the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE)…

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