The FBI plans more social media surveillance

The FBI wants to gather more information from social media. Today, it issued a call for contracts for a new social media monitoring tool. According to a request-for-proposals (RFP), it's looking for an "early alerting tool" that would help it monitor...

Instagram’s anti-bullying tool lets you ‘restrict’ problematic followers

Today, Instagram announced two new tools meant to combat bullying. The first will use AI to warn users if a comment they're about to post may be considered offensive. In theory, it will give users a chance to rethink their comments. The second will a...

YouTube uses AR to let you try on makeup during tutorials

There's no question YouTube's beauty bloggers have some of the largest followings, and the platform has become an important place for even the biggest makeup brands to debut their products. Now, Google's AR Beauty Try-On feature will let YouTube user...

Adobe trained AI to detect facial manipulation in Photoshop

A team of Adobe and UC Berkeley researchers trained AI to detect facial manipulation in images edited with Adobe Photoshop. The researchers hope the tool will help restore trust in digital media at a time when deepfakes and fake faces are more common...

Magnetic Nail Holder Protects Your Fingers

How many times have you been hammering a nail into a piece of wood, only to miss and smack your finger? The pain from this action is the worst. It’s right up there with stepping on LEGO pieces. And if you hit your fingernail, it will probably turn black and fall off. Nasty. Well, this simple device will protect your fingers when hammering nails.

The Safety Nailer is a magnetic nail holder that holds the target nail and protects your fingers from the hammer at the same time. It’s made of impact resistant ABS plastic, and you wear it around your fingers using elastic bands. It will shield your fingers from the wrath of the hammer, while neodymium magnets make sure that the nail stays where it should. It has three different size nail holes.

As an added bonus, it’s designed to keep the nail straight so that it never gets bent due to the wrong angle of impact. This is a handy tool for anyone who is prone to hammering their own digits. It even works as a starter for screws so that’s another reason to give it a go. It costs just $9.95 over on The Grommet. Your fingers will thank you.

[via The Gadgeteer via Mike Shouts]

Instagram will support fundraisers using Story stickers

Facebook's fundraising tool has raised over $1 billion for non-profits and personal causes since its launch, and now it looks like a similar feature will be rolled out to Instagram later this year. TechCrunch has been digging around in the code of In...

AutoAuto All-In-One Tool Makes Changing Tires Easy

Changing your car’s tires is a lengthier process than it should be. You need several tools with you, and many people may not have them all handy. That’s why the AutoAuto car tool looks like a more efficient way of doing things. The tool has an all-in-one design that’s supposed to make changing tires faster.

This all-in-one gadget can loosen the lug nuts, crank up your jack, and air up your tire once mounted. It features an automated design for those of us who aren’t used to doing the job. It can be easily used by even the most inexperienced mechanic, without having to head to the shop and be charged way too much.

It is also compact enough to be stored anywhere. Changing a tire has never been easier. This tool will certainly shave some time off the process and allow those who aren’t so good at it to do it more easily. The AutoAuto car tool starts at about $299, and is currently raising production funds over on Kickstarter. If it does everything it’s supposed to as efficiently as claimed, it could be worth the asking price.

[via Geeky Gadgets]