The Tricky Ethics of the NFL’s New Open Data Policy

Since 2015, every player in the National Football League has been part cyborg. Well, kind of: Embedded in their shoulder pads is an RFID chip that can measure speed, distance traveled, acceleration, and deceleration. Those chips broadcast movement information, accurate to within six inches, to electronic receivers in every stadium. Even the balls carry chips. So far, that data has stayed within the walls of each individual team, helping players…

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Mom Gets Asked Out 100 Times Every Month. But Can You Guess Her Age?

The world of online dating is treacherous. Variety might be the spice of life, but sometimes having too many people to chose from can be a bad thing. With so many options at your fingertips, it can be easy to become very superficial and endlessly scroll for your perfect beau. However, not all online dating profiles are created equally and each website has a few stand-out members who are inundated with…

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The Next Best Version of Me: How to Live Forever

George Church towers over most people. He has the long, gray beard of a wizard from Middle-earth, and his life’s work—poking and prodding DNA and delving into the secrets of life—isn’t all that far removed from a world where deep magic is real. The 63-year-old geneticist presides over one of the largest and best-funded academic biology labs in the world, headquartered on the second floor of the massive glass and…

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Olympic debut will make surfing ‘legit,’ says US surfer Lakey Peterson

(CNN)Surfer Lakey Peterson has a natural instinct for competitiveness — something which she is hoping to display at the Olympics in 2020. “I want to go to the Olympics so bad. I think it’s game changing for surfing,” she says. “It definitely did light a little bit of a fire in me when I heard it was game on.”

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According To Science Bald Men Are More Intelligent, Successful And Masculine

Science may be responsible for a lot of good things, such as cures for terminal illnesses and experiments in space, but at this precise moment, it is guilty of inflating the egos of bald men across the world. According to Business Insider, a 2012 study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania found that bald men are often seen as more successful and dominant than men with a full head of hair….

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Cambridge Analytica files spell out tactics

The Guardian had previously reported on his involvement in a Cambridge Analytica experiment to target YouTube videos at profiled US voters. The political consultancy is in the spotlight after reports that it amassed the data of millions of Facebook users without their consent and used this in political campaigns. The firm has said that it “destroyed” the information when Facebook demanded, although Channel 4 News has reported that copies of…

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Ski Resorts Fight Climate Change With Snow Guns and Buses

After a wimpy winter, spring break has arrived, and skiers and snowboarders from Maine to Mammoth Lakes are stoked. More than 18 feet of snow has dropped at Squaw Valley, Calif., in March; Utah’s famed powder resorts have finally broken the 100-inch mark; and New England has been pummeled by four big storms pushing closing dates to late April. At the same time, there are warning signs about the future…

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Middle-School Principal Gave Students Free Pass to Rape Classmate, Lawsuit Claims

This will happen to you in high school; better get used to it! one student exclaimed, as a group of middle-schoolers allegedly raped their younger male classmate in the locker room. In school, he became known as the boy who was raped. As the young teen roamed the hallways over the next 18 months, he was taunted by other students who alternately called him the boy who was butt-fucked and…

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Ball tampering: What is it and why is it such a big deal?

(CNN)It is a scandal that has rocked Australian cricket and sparked worldwide condemnation. Smith, who before the weekend was one of his country’s most revered sportsmen, and Warner have both received 12-month bans by Cricket Australia Wednesday for their part in illegal tampering with the ball on day three of the third Test against South Africa. Australia cricket captain resigns over scandal

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Sport Relief rethinks star appeal films

‘Local heroes’ But Comic Relief chief executive Liz Warner said: “This year, we are putting people at the heart of the films. “We haven’t sent celebrities, for the night of TV, to Africa. People are telling their stories in their own voices, and we are using local heroes.” A 2017 Red Nose Day film fronted by Ed Sheeran, about street children in Liberia, was named the “most offensive” campaign last…

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UK gaming sales defy spending squeeze

Image copyright Getty Images Best-selling box games in the UK in 2017 •1 FIFA 18 – Electronic Arts •2 Call Of Duty: WWII – Activision Blizzard •3 Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar/Take 2 •4 Assassin’s Creed Origins – Ubisoft •5 Star Wars Battlefront II – Electronic Arts •6 Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy – Activision Blizzard •7 Destiny 2 – Activision Blizzard •8 Gran Turismo: Sport – Sony Computer Ent….

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Formula 1 is back – without the grid girls

Image copyright Nikki Lee Image caption Nikki Lee says much of the criticism of grid girls comes from other women She said F1’s decision to axe grid girls has put her livelihood on the line and that the work she does is dying out. Report End of Twitter post by @queen_m_xo Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say sports promo girls invite objectification But the rebrand by the Professional…

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Uber Disabled Volvo SUV’s Safety System Before Fatality

Uber Technologies Inc. disabled the standard collision-avoidance technology in the Volvo SUV that struck and failed to slow the vehicle as 49-year-old victim Elaine Herzberg crossed the street pushing a bicycle. Police in Tempe, Arizona, and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident. Uber declined to comment. A Volvo spokesman said the company can’t speculate on the cause of the incident and is awaiting a full investigation report….

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Zuckerberg’s snub to MPs ‘astonishing’

The global reach of Cambridge Analytica What does Cambridge Analytica do? Facebook data sharing – time to act? Mr Collins, the chairman of the Department for Culture Media and Sport select committee, said: “Given the extraordinary evidence that we’ve heard so far today… it is absolutely astonishing that Mark Zuckerberg is not prepared to submit himself to questioning. “These are questions of a fundamental importance and concern to Facebook users,…

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Apple Watch bands gets a spring fashion update

Image: apple Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Apparently, despite what the blizzards indicate, spring is here. Apple has unveiled a bright lineup of new Apple Watch bands to distract us from the bitter cold. SEE ALSO: The Apple Watch just got way better for skiers and snowboarders The new bands…

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GMC Is Going After Jeep With a New Off-Road Line

upscale position in the truck and SUV market, the AT4 package gives it a way to compete with Jeep. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV moneymaker brags that all its models can handle rough riding, with its most-rugged Wrangler — the Rubicon Recon edition — able to tackle the storied Rubicon Trail in California. Other competitors are also expanding off-road offerings, with GM’s crosstown rival Ford Motor Co. bringing back the…

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