Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.
After a freak storm brought two tornadoes to New York City, alleged photos started making the rounds. The problem: One is from the 1970s, and the other is a Photoshop job from Hurricane Katrina.
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Here is a roundup of Google's jokes and hoaxes currently on the loose. Did you miss the Tardis?
The search giant's latest addition to its Maps smartphone app includes 150 "catchable" Pokemon, part of a hoax we can only hope foreshadows augmented reality uses down the line.
Trust us: If hoverboards were as real as this one from a mysterious company called HUVr, the world really would be changed forever. Or at the very least, it would be way more fun.
Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.
Web giant celebrates the 540th birthday of the astronomer best known for his theory that the sun -- and not the Earth -- was at the center of the universe.
When you click or press the Like button, you may be disclosing more about yourself than you imagine. You may also be contributing to the bank accounts of Internet scammers.