This Week in Tech – 06/03/2018: 3D Printed Human Corneas Created at Newcastle University

3D Printed Human Corneas Created at Newcastle University

Human corneas have been 3D printed for the first time by scientists at Newcastle University…


Bitcoin Backlash as ‘Miners’ Suck Up Electricity, Stress Power Grids in Central Washington

Public hearings for rural electric utilities are rarely sellout events. But the crowd that showed up in Wenatchee two weeks ago for a hearing about Bitcoin mining in Chelan County was so large that utility staff had to open a second room with a video feed for the overflow…


Elon Musk Responds to Boeing’s Claims It Will Fly to Mars First

When asked by TheStreet (TST) on Thursday about who will be first to Mars, Boeing (BA – Get Report) or SpaceX, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said emphatically: “Boeing.”…


Canon Has Ended Sales for Its Last Film Camera

Canon has announced that it is officially discontinuing the EOS-1v, its last film camera, as reported by PetaPixel…


This Guy Is Selling All His Facebook Data on eBay

Google and Facebook are two of the most valuable companies in the United States and the majority of their revenue is derived from selling advertisements. The reason that these giants of Silicon Valley are able to command a whopping three-quarters of the US ad market is because of the extensive amount of data they have on their users, which can be used to target ads with uncanny precision. This user data is not impervious to abuse, as the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal reminded us, but even in the wake of the misuse of 87 million Americans’ data, Facebook’s net worth only took a small hit…


Driverless Cars OK’d to Carry Passengers in CA — but Companies Can’t Charge for the Ride

Only months after self-driving cars were given the OK by the DMV to test drive without drivers, another California regulator has cleared them to carry passengers…


Teens Dump Facebook for YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat

A Pew survey of teens and the ways they use technology finds that kids have largely ditched Facebook for the visually stimulating alternatives of Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram. Nearly half said they’re online “almost constantly,” which will probably be used as a source of FUD, but really is just fine. Even teens, bless their honest little hearts, have doubts about whether social media is good or evil…

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