Draw Your Own Conclusions: 'Slaughterbots' Film Shows The Potential Horror Of Killer Microdrones That Use Face ID & More!

a collaboration between University of California-Berkeley professor Stuart Russell and the Future of Life Institute that shows a future in which palm-sized, autonomous drones use facial recognition technology and on-board explosives to commit untraceable massacres. The film is the researchers’ latest attempt to build support for a global ban on autonomous weapon systems, which kill without meaningful human control. The film is a sensationalistic turn in the approaches autonomous weapons critics have used to push for a ban. Submitted By Rambo. Posted By Persist

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Gronkowski thrilled to face Raiders in Mexico City

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is all too excited about his upcoming business trip.

Gronkowski and the Patriots square off against the Oakland Raiders at Mexico City’s legendary venue Estadio Azteca on Sunday, and the 28-year-old is looking forward to a brief change of scenery.

"It's always cool to change up the atmosphere," Gronkowski said during his media availability Wednesday. "It always gets you excited heading into a new atmosphere not knowing what to expect exactly, so it's going to be something different. It's going to be something fun."

Gronkowski is in the midst of another stellar season, recording 38 receptions for 583 yards and five touchdowns in eight games.

While Gronkowski initially tried to downplay his preparation for Sunday’s game in typical Patriots fashion, he couldn’t help but express his joy when asked if he had a message for the people of Mexico.

“My old message: Yo soy fiesta, baby.”

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Cowboys VP: ‘Laughable’ team could face punishment over Goodell contract

It seems the Dallas Cowboys can only snicker at reports saying they could be punished for attempts at interfering with commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension with the NFL.

Related – Report: NFL owners issue warning to Jerry Jones after threat to sue league

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones addressed rumors that his team could lose draft picks or possibly be forced to sell the team over the conflict, relaying that the franchise is not anti Goodell.

"I think that's laughable," Jones told KRLD-FM on Monday, according to Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News. "I think that's – we don't take that serious in the least bit.

“And our thought process and Jerry’s thought process is we want what’s in the best interest of the league. We’re not against Roger (Goodell). We just don’t know if this is the time to be talking about major contract extensions when the league certainly has several challenges in terms of where we are as a league, whether that’s our ratings, whether that’s our concerns with our sponsors.”

All 32 owners approved the league moving forward with Goodell’s extension offer in May, though Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension and issues that have come up during the season regarding the national anthem have reportedly changed Jones’ mind.

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Embiid excited to face Warriors, told Draymond he’s ‘gonna kick his ass’

Joel Embiid is ready to take on the Golden State Warriors for the first time in his career.

Ahead of Saturday’s matchup with the defending champions, the hilarious Philadelphia 76ers big man shared a message he previously relayed to Draymond Green.

“I saw Draymond this summer and I told him that I was gonna kick his ass,” Embiid told reporters Friday.

“I can’t wait to play against him. I love the way he talks trash, and I feel like I’m kind of the same, so it’s going to be a fun battle, especially going against (Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant). I still haven’t played against them, so I’m excited.”

The talented 23-year-old center missed both games against the Dubs last year due to a season-ending knee injury. He’s leading the 6-5 Sixers with 20.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks over nine games this season.

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High School Teacher Gets Jumped By A Couple Students & Hits One Of Them In The Face When He Gets Up!

According to the submitter: “A 50 year old Teacher got jumped by 3 kids and beats one of the kids azzes when he got up. Next day the same kid that got punched in the face came to school and got arrested for being on school grounds”. Posted By Ghost

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A New The North Face x Vans Capsule Collection On Its Way [Photos]

Collaborations continue to dominate the streetwear scene and for good reason. Vans and The North Face have worked together on a new drop and it is pretty litty.

These two brands have collaborated once again on a capsule collection that advances skating apparel with premium materials. Both Vans’ iconic Sk8-Hi and Old Skool sneakers get a modern update with touches of Scotchguard technology for water repellent yet cozy levels.

The Sk8-Hi is available in triple black and bred colorways with North Face branding on the heel. The Old Skool model stays true to its name with a white / black profile and yellow with black accents. Also included in the release are matching duffel bags and coaches jackets.

The North Face x Vans collection will go on sale at select retailers November 3 with wider availability expected to follow later this month.

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Vikings’ Diggs returns to face Browns after 2-game absence

Stefon Diggs will be back in the Minnesota Vikings‘ lineup Sunday, after a two-game absence.

The team’s No. 1 receiver is officially active for their Week 8 game against the Cleveland Browns in London, England.

Diggs has been out since garnering just one catch in a Week 5 game against the Chicago Bears. He’s been battling groin and ankle ailments.

Without him, the Vikings have won their past two games, but should still benefit from having their most dangerous receiving threat back in the lineup in a matchup against a depleted Browns secondary, which will be without both Jason McCourty and Jabrill Peppers.

Diggs makes his return a week before Minnesota’s bye week.

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Apple Reducing Accuracy of Face ID Feature To Speed Up iPhone X Production?

The struggle seems very real for Apple’s version the of the Samsung Galaxy, the iPhone X. In order to get the phone to market on time, Apple has decided to allegedly reduce the accuracy of Face ID, basically pushing a watered-down version of the phone’s biggest feature.

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Steve Jobs must be shaking his head from Apple Store in the sky.

The news of an impending iPhone X shortage is not new, the worlds most advanced smartphone was in trouble from the start. The issue Apple is facing is trying to get such an advanced phone mass produced and in the hands of rabid Apple consumers.

Folks are clearly waiting to get their hands on the X and apparent weak sales of the iPhone 8 show that.  In hopes of combating the issue, Apple’s solution to fix the problem was to quietly tell suppliers to reduce the accuracy of the facial recognition feature to make the phone easier to manufacture according to Bloomberg. Some analysts are predicting already that Apple will not be able to meet the initial demand.

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Apple spokeswoman, Trudy Miller has already called the report fake news.

Bloomberg’s claim that it reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false and we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication. The quality and accuracy of Face ID haven’t changed; it continues to be one in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID.

This news is without a doubt very troubling if true, we already reported on Samsung making a ton of money of the X just cause of the parts. This latest hiccup could possibly push customers to look at other smartphone options. Hey the Google Pixel 2 XL, or Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are pretty decent alternatives if you can’t get your hand on an iPhone X.

The phone will officially be available for pre-order October 27th, 12:01 PDT. With the news of iPhone X’s rumored struggle will you still be in the market for one?

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