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NSA urges military personnel to turn off cell phone location data

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The National Security Agency is urging US military and intelligence personnel to turn off location-sharing services on their cell phones to prevent security breaches. The secretive intelligence agency warned in a bulletin Tuesday that the common app feature can pose a real threat to national security, The Wall Street Journal reported. Location-sharing can be critical...

August 4th 2020, 7:55 pm

Apple replaces longtime marketing chief Phill Schiller

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Apple is putting its longtime marketing boss out to pasture. Phil Schiller, who has been with the company since 1987 and was a trusted lieutenant of Steve Jobs, is departing his role as senior vice president of worldwide marketing and will instead be an “Apple Fellow,” the company said in a blog post. Schiller will...

August 4th 2020, 3:09 pm

Pizza restaurant launches Spain’s first virtual waiter app

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PALAFRUGELL, Spain – A restaurant on Spain’s northeastern Mediterranean coast is pioneering a dining experience that allows customers to avoid most face-to-face contact with staff and minimize the risk of coronavirus contagion. Customers at Funky Pizza, in Palafrugell on the Costa Brava popular with tourists, can browse the menu, order and pay via the “Funky...

August 4th 2020, 11:38 am

Chinese media slams Trump’s ‘smash and grab’ TikTok tactics

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Chinese state media branded the US a "rogue country" because of Washington's approach to the popular app TikTok, saying that a forced  sale would amount to "an open robbery."

August 4th 2020, 8:35 am

Mystery radio signal sent to Earth from ‘closest ever point’ within Milky Way

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Scientists have traced mysterious radio signals detected on Earth to a dead star within our Milky Way galaxy. The millisecond-long burst of radiation was emitted by a magnestar – a type of star with an extremely powerful magnetic field – roughly 14,000 light-years away, according to a study. Known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), signals...

August 3rd 2020, 4:32 pm

Nonprofit Karmagawa to donate $1 million for children in Yemen

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A popular charity on Instagram will donate $1 million to help children impacted by coronavirus and civil war in Yemen. Karmagawa — the nonprofit founded by millionaire trading expert Timothy Sykes that raises awareness of global issues on social media — will announce the donation on Wednesday. Sykes chipped in $500,000 from his June and...

August 3rd 2020, 3:44 pm

Sports teams experiment with facial recognition for contactless admission

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Several sports teams are exploring the use and implementation of facial-recognition technology in their stadiums, an effort that would help reduce risks from the coronavirus when fans return, the Wall Street Journal reported. The initial outbreak of coronavirus appeared to accelerate due to high-occupancy sports venues in Europe acting as super-spreaders – most notably soccer...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

Chinese AI company files $1.4 billion lawsuit against Apple

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SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO – Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co Ltd, also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc, alleging it has infringed on its patents. The company is calling for 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) in damages and demands that Apple cease “manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

Singapore to make travelers wear electronic tags to enforce quarantine

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SINGAPORE – Singapore will make some incoming travelers wear an electronic monitoring device to ensure that they comply with coronavirus quarantines as the city-state gradually reopens its borders, authorities said on Monday. From August 11, the devices will be given to incoming travelers, including citizens and residents, from a select group of countries who will...

August 3rd 2020, 11:28 am

Scientists inspired by ‘Star Wars’ create artificial skin that can feel

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SINGAPORE – Singapore researchers have developed “electronic skin” capable of recreating a sense of touch, an innovation they hope will allow people with prosthetic limbs to detect objects, as well as feel texture, or even temperature and pain. The device, dubbed ACES, or Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin, is made up of 100 small sensors and...

August 3rd 2020, 11:28 am

Chernobyl fungus could protect astronauts from radiation on deep space missions

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A type of fungus found at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was sent into space in a research project that aims to keep astronauts safe from radiation on deep space missions. “The greatest hazard for humans on deep-space exploration missions is radiation,” the scientists explain in an abstract of a paper uploaded to...

August 3rd 2020, 10:40 am

App described as ‘Airbnb for swimming pools’ surges in popularity during pandemic

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Why rent a whole house when you only want the pool? There’s nothing better than spending a warm summer day in the pool. Of course, many people can’t afford to install a pool in their own backyard (or, they don’t want to deal with the maintenance). Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, many people are canceling...

July 31st 2020, 5:12 pm

Facebook to showcase music videos after inking deal with record labels

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Facebook has inked deals with music giants that will let its billions of users watch hit music videos alongside viral cat clips and political rants, the company said Friday.

July 31st 2020, 3:09 pm

Apple briefly overtakes Saudi Aramco as world’s most valuable company

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Apple’s stock hit a record high on Friday after reporting blockbuster quarterly results, helping the iPhone maker briefly overtake Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable publicly listed company. Apple’s stock surged to as high as $412.22 a share, putting its market capitalization at $1.762 trillion, according to the share count provided by Apple...

July 31st 2020, 3:09 pm

MIT scientists created a device that can manipulate your dreams

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A dream manipulating device that could let you choose what you experience when you’re asleep is being developed by scientists. A team of geniuses from MIT in the US have made an experimental device that aims to trigger specific dream themes and experiences while the wearer is asleep. This may sound like something out of...

July 31st 2020, 12:58 pm

Twitter bitcoin hack caused by ‘phishing attack’ against employees, company says

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The Twitter hack that compromised prominent users like Joe Biden and Elon Musk was the result of a targeted “phishing attack” against its employees, the company said Thursday. The culprits underwent a “significant and concerted” effort to target specific employees with access to Twitter support tools to successfully takeover 45 accounts, from which they sent...

July 30th 2020, 11:17 pm

Grave cameras offer virus-weary grievers virtual burial visits

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The tech includes HD video, night vision, two-way audio and 24/7 streaming.

July 30th 2020, 4:58 pm

Behind Russia’s mysterious testing of deadly anti-satellite weapons in orbit

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Space Wars: it might soon leave the realm of science fiction and become a reality. Last week, the head of the US’s newest military branch, the Space Force, cautioned publicly for the first time that Moscow had undertaken at least two concerning anti-satellite weapon tests in recent months, in a potential bid to develop on-orbit...

July 30th 2020, 3:28 pm

Mouth ‘joystick’ could allow people with disabilities to play — and work

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The mouth-based "joystick" could be a real advancement.

July 30th 2020, 1:12 pm

US energy use hit 30-year low during pandemic shutdowns

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BILLINGS, Mont. — US energy consumption plummeted to its lowest level in more than 30 years this spring as the nation’s economy largely shut down because of the coronavirus, federal officials reported Wednesday. The drop was driven by less demand for coal that is burned for electricity and oil that’s refined into gasoline and jet...

July 30th 2020, 1:12 pm

This is how the Mars Perseverance rover will get to the Red Planet

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July 29th 2020, 1:50 pm

Universe might be 1.2 billion years younger than previously believed

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The universe is assumed to be approximately 13.8 billion years old, but a new study from researchers suggests it could be as much as 1.2 billion years younger than that. The research looked at “observable measurements” of the Earth compared to 50 different galaxies and tweaked the Hubble Constant (H0) to come up with the...

July 29th 2020, 10:59 am

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has made Instagram, WhatsApp better

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will defend his company’s ownership of Instagram and WhatsApp to congressional lawmakers Wednesday amid calls to break up the powerful platforms. In prepared testimony to the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, Zuckerberg says Facebook has used its infrastructure to improve Instagram and WhatsApp in ways that benefitted users. “These benefits came...

July 29th 2020, 8:28 am

NASA is building balloon big as a football stadium

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Sending an observatory into space is typically handled by a rocket. You cram the spacecraft into a payload bay, fire it into space, and then deploy it in orbit around Earth. For NASA’s ASTHROS observatory, the space agency has come up with an entirely different strategy for getting its hardware to the edge of space:...

July 28th 2020, 4:56 pm

School girls in India discover Earth-bound asteroid

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AHMEDABAD, India – Two teenage girls from India have discovered an Earth-bound asteroid by poring through images from a University of Hawaii telescope, an Indian space education institute said on Monday. The asteroid is presently near Mars and its orbit is expected to cross that of Earth in about one million years’ time, said SPACE...

July 28th 2020, 3:11 pm

Report reveals Rite Aid put facial recognition systems in hundreds of US stores

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Over about eight years, the American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States, in one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country, a Reuters investigation found. In the hearts of New York and metro Los Angeles, Rite Aid deployed the...

July 28th 2020, 12:07 pm

Face masks are thwarting ‘even the best’ facial recognition systems

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Having a tough time recognizing your neighbors behind their pandemic masks? Computers are finding it more difficult, too. A preliminary study published by a US agency on Monday found that even the best commercial facial recognition systems have error rates as high as 50 percent when trying to identify masked faces. The mask problem is...

July 28th 2020, 10:55 am

Scientists have created a facial recognition software for birds

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Facial recognition style artificial intelligence has been created…for birds. It can tell individuals apart – which humans find impossible. The machine learning tool is up to 92 percent accurate – and will boost conservation efforts. It may also make monitoring devices that are attached to animals redundant – which can cause stress. The technology is...

July 27th 2020, 3:14 pm

Russian hacker gang Evil Corp. may be behind days-long Garmin outage

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The attackers reportedly crippled the smartwatch maker's Garmin Connect service last week with malicious software tied to Evil Corp.

July 27th 2020, 9:23 am

Amazon, Google and Wish finally remove Neo-Nazi products from sites

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While all three companies proclaimed racist products were prohibited on their platforms, the BBC easily found white-supremacist flags, neo-Nazi books and Ku Klux Klan merchandise being offered on the sites.

July 25th 2020, 3:38 pm

Over 1,000 Twitter employees had access to hacked accounts

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More than a thousand Twitter employees had access to the tools that allowed hackers to gain access to the accounts of Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and others during a massive security breach last week.

July 24th 2020, 9:56 am

Most Americans accept they’ll probably only attend virtual parties for the rest of 2020

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Six in 10 Americans only feel comfortable attending virtual parties for the rest of 2020, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 Americans found the majority are eschewing in-person events and parties — but there’s always an exception to the rule. While three in 10 have already attended an in-person party since the start...

July 23rd 2020, 3:32 pm

Scientists to explore mysterious ‘blue hole’ off coast of Florida

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A mysterious “blue hole” at the bottom of the ocean is about to be explored by scientists. The aim is to discover what life forms can live inside this dark chasm that plummets to a depth of 425 feet below the seabed. The blue hole in question is called the “Green Banana.” It’s located off...

July 23rd 2020, 3:32 pm

Space Force unveils delta logo and ‘semper supra’ motto

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The US Space Force has unveiled its logo and motto. In a statement released Wednesday, the military announced that its motto is “semper supra,” or “always above.” “‘Semper Supra’ (Always Above) is our official motto and it represents our role in establishing, maintaining and preserving US freedom of operations in the space domain,” tweeted Space...

July 23rd 2020, 11:44 am

Researchers discover that cells follow one of two paths to aging

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Human lives are finite. It’s a bummer, but that’s just the way life works — at least on our planet — so it’s only natural that scientists have been trying to “cure” aging for a long, long time. Every once in a while a new discovery is made regarding the aging process, inching us closer...

July 23rd 2020, 10:31 am

Instacart user data reportedly for sale on dark web at $2 per account

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Illicit merchants are selling personal data for thousands of Instacart users on the dark web at bargain-bin prices, a new report says.

July 23rd 2020, 9:15 am

Twitter says hackers accessed direct messages of some accounts in bitcoin scam

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The Twitter hackers who took over prominent accounts in an apparent bitcoin scam last week gained access to the direct messages of 36 of the 130 users targeted in the attack, the company said Wednesday. The hackers pried control from accounts for Joe Biden, Elon Musk and tech companies like Apple and Uber — using their...

July 23rd 2020, 12:27 am

Breathtaking 4K video shows Mars in ultra-high definition

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A 10-minute clip posted on YouTube features panoramic views of the Red Planet's surface, including sweeping deserts, massive dunes and craggy outcroppings.

July 22nd 2020, 8:25 pm

Amazon is rolling out more bots for contactless delivery

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The bots are coming to town.

July 22nd 2020, 5:10 pm

Scientists accidentally created a new fish species

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Scientists don’t usually set out to create new species of, well, anything. Generally speaking, creating new species is thought to be a risky endeavor and, of course, there are the ethical hurdles to scale as well. It’s just not a good idea, but as Ian Malcolm once said, life finds a way and researchers in...

July 22nd 2020, 11:23 am

Ex-Google engineer says glitch may have exposed conservative blacklist

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Google said it has fixed a “bug” that led to several conservative websites disappearing from its search results on Tuesday but a former engineer for the tech giant said the glitch may have inadvertently exposed an internal list that targeted certain news outlets. “It appears to have revealed the existence of another blacklist that disproportionately...

July 22nd 2020, 11:23 am

Apple, Amazon offices in Italy searched in antitrust probe

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The Italian offices of Apple and Amazon were raided Tuesday as the country's antitrust authority opened an investigation into whether the companies engaged in anti-competitive practices.

July 22nd 2020, 10:35 am

Twitter cracking down on thousands of QAnon conspiracy theory accounts

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Twitter on Tuesday said it was cracking down on accounts linked to QAnon, a group known for spreading conspiracy theories online. “We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm,” Twitter’s safety team said late Tuesday. “In line with this approach, this week...

July 21st 2020, 11:53 pm

These are the top how-to videos people have searched for while stuck at home

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Americans now consult ‘How To’ videos to learn something new, with top life ‘hack’ search terms including how to play the guitar, edit photos and stain removal. A study of 2,000 adults found 82 percent prefer to use online tutorials to perfect a new skill because they can revisit the instructions time and time again....

July 21st 2020, 12:43 pm

Scientists identify dozens of active volcanoes on Venus

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WASHINGTON – Scientists have identified 37 volcanic structures on Venus that appear to be recently active – and probably still are today – painting the picture of a geologically dynamic planet and not a dormant world as long thought. The research focused on ring-like structures called coronae, caused by an upwelling of hot rock from...

July 21st 2020, 11:40 am

Company develops drone that can disinfect an entire stadium in 3 hours

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Researchers have developed a new coronavirus-era drone that can disinfect an entire sports stadium within three hours. Aeras Fog Company, which is based in Wexford, Pa., said the machine utilizes electrostatic technology to sanitize large areas by discharging cleaner through its nozzles, which attach to both ground surfaces and underneath seats and other surfaces, like...

July 21st 2020, 11:40 am

NASA scientist grows ‘moon radishes’ in his own kitchen

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Humans are headed back to the moon. NASA wants to make it happen by 2024 — that might not happen, by the way — but even if it doesn’t meet that ridiculous deadline, we’ll see crewed missions to the lunar surface sooner rather than later. As moon exploration ramps up, scientists are doing their best...

July 21st 2020, 11:40 am

KFC using ‘animal flesh cells’ to 3D-print chicken meat at Russian lab

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KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting company to create lab-produced chicken nuggets. The fast food giant announced its ‘meat of the future concept’ and plans to have a product ready to test by the end of this year. KFC said in a statement: “KFC is taking the next step in its innovative concept...

July 20th 2020, 1:45 pm

MIT creates disturbing ‘deepfake’ video of Nixon announcing Apollo 11 disaster

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A doctored video of former President Richard Nixon delivering an Apollo 11 contingency speech is making its rounds online — with its creators hoping to underscore the disturbing power of “deepfake” videos. It took Massachusetts Institute of Technology whizzes more than half a year to create the 7-minute video — which shows real NASA footage...

July 20th 2020, 12:15 pm

UAE successfully launches first spacecraft to Mars

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TOKYO — A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed into blue skies from a Japanese launch center Monday at the start of a seven-month journey to Mars on the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. The liftoff of the Mars orbiter named Amal, or Hope, starts a rush to fly to Earth’s neighbor that is scheduled to...

July 20th 2020, 11:13 am

A teenage prank was behind massive Twitter hack, report says

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The biggest attack in the social media platform's history began with a user named "Kirk."

July 18th 2020, 6:29 pm

Hotels may add anti-viral mattresses after COVID-19 pandemic

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Thanks to science, you can still sleep easy in hotel rooms. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the hotel industry has had to make a significant number of changes. Many of these changes include increased cleaning protocols for rooms to ensure that guests don’t spread possible coronavirus to future guests. One change that may...

July 17th 2020, 4:46 pm

Italian priest becomes YouTube star amid coronavirus lockdown

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Father Alberto Ravagnani didn’t even have a YouTube account a year ago, but in the last few months, the 26-year-old priest’s short videos on Catholicism and spirituality have garnered hundreds of thousands of views and made him a social media celebrity. Ravagnani, ordained just two years ago, set up his YouTube account when the coronavirus...

July 17th 2020, 3:00 pm

Chinese hackers are conning Android users with ‘missed delivery’ texts

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Another day, another nasty new piece of Android malware to be aware of — this time, according to cybersecurity researchers at Cybereason, it’s malware that uses a “missed delivery” text to phish its unsuspecting recipients. There has been a spate of these incidents lately, involving everything from sketchy apps found in the Google Play Store...

July 17th 2020, 3:00 pm

Researchers put tiny camera backpacks on beetles for science

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Insects are so prolific that it can be easy to forget how totally awesome they are. The tiny organisms are capable of some incredible things and scientists just added a new ability to their list: camera operator. Researchers from the University of Washington have developed tiny camera “backpacks” that are light enough and small enough...

July 17th 2020, 10:58 am

Hackers targeted 130 of Twitter’s most popular accounts in shocking attack

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Hackers targeted about 130 Twitter accounts in their unprecedented attack on some of the platform’s most visible users this week, the company revealed. The attackers were only able to take over a “small subset” of the targeted accounts — including those owned by Apple, Uber, Kanye West and Elon Musk — that they used to...

July 17th 2020, 8:58 am

Gov. Cuomo orders full investigation into massive Twitter hack

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New York is launching a “full investigation” into the massive Twitter hack that targeted big names including Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. The probe will be run through the state’s Department of Financial Services. “Foreign interference remains a grave threat to our democracy and New York will continue...

July 16th 2020, 1:47 pm

Thermonuclear blast sends star hurtling across our Milky Way

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Researchers have found evidence of a star blasting itself out of its orbit with another star in a “partial supernova” — now hurtling across the Milky Way. The star, which has about 40 percent of the mass of our sun, is traveling at 559,234 mph. Scientists at the UK’s University of Warwick note that the...

July 16th 2020, 11:34 am

Instagram is reportedly rolling out a TikTok copycat

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Facebook’s Instagram app will reportedly launch a new service in the coming weeks that copies the wildly popular features of the controversial TikTok app. Instagram Reels — which, like TikTok, allows users to make 15-second video clips set to music — will make its global debut soon as TikTok faces growing scrutiny over its Chinese...

July 16th 2020, 11:34 am

Chinese firm using execs, workers to ‘pre-test’ coronavirus vaccine

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BEIJING — In the global race to make a coronavirus vaccine, a state-owned Chinese company is boasting that its employees, including top executives, received experimental shots even before the government approved testing in people. “Giving a helping hand in forging the sword of victory,” reads an online post from SinoPharm with pictures of company leaders...

July 16th 2020, 11:34 am

NASA reveals what the Mars Helicopter is really going to do

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NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover is obviously the star of the Mars 2020 mission. The rover is designed to be the most capable piece of hardware ever sent to the Red Planet and it will have the ability to sample the Martian soil, search for hints of ancient life, and even pack up samples of the...

July 15th 2020, 5:56 pm

‘Student’ who attacked activist couple in press appears to be a deepfake

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WASHINGTON – Oliver Taylor, a student at England’s University of Birmingham, is a twenty-something with brown eyes, light stubble and a slightly stiff smile. Online profiles describe him as a coffee lover and politics junkie who was raised in a traditional Jewish home. His half dozen freelance editorials and blog posts reveal an active interest...

July 15th 2020, 3:53 pm

NASA chief says Russia ties ‘solid’ as Moscow’s space chief rejects US moon program

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WASHINGTON – NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday he still expected support from Russia’s space corporation in its Artemis moon program despite Moscow’s space chief slamming the US-led lunar effort. Bridenstine said in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday “the relationship between NASA and Roscosmos is solid” and emphasized that international partners will play a...

July 15th 2020, 3:53 pm

More people are cheating with online affairs during lockdown: study

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Keep it in your pants during the pandemic.

July 15th 2020, 3:22 pm

Convenience store in Japan using robot to test out retail automation

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TOKYO – In August, a robot vaguely resembling a kangaroo will begin stacking sandwiches, drinks and ready meals on shelves at a Japanese convenience store in a test its maker, Telexistence, hopes will help trigger a wave of retail automation. Following that trial, store operator FamilyMart says it plans to use robot workers at 20...

July 15th 2020, 2:10 pm

Most Americans had a tech ‘wake-up’ call during coronavirus lockdown

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Three-quarters of Americans have experienced a tech wake-up call due to COVID-19, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 Americans revealed just how reliant they are on digital services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Respondents were asked to reflect on the digital services they’ve used during self-isolation and how their lives have...

July 15th 2020, 2:10 pm

Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking user activity in apps

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Alphabet’s Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping such monitoring, a lawsuit seeking class action status alleged on Tuesday. The data privacy lawsuit is the second filed in as many months against Google by the law firm Boies Schiller...

July 14th 2020, 5:22 pm

Study suggests the moon is a lot younger than we thought

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A new study suggests that the moon is a lot younger than initially believed. Earth’s natural satellite is 4.425 billion years old, some 85 million years younger than the 4.51 billion years, according to researchers from the German Aerospace Center. The new age is based on the researchers reexamining the timeline of when the moon...

July 14th 2020, 3:03 pm

Tokyo enlists nightclub workers for videos to help fight coronavirus

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TOKYO – Alarmed by a spike in infections in Tokyo’s nightlife districts, the metropolitan government has released educational videos in the form of a Q&A between nightclub hosts, a hostess and a doctor, hoping to stem the spread of the outbreak. “What kind of symptoms can a young COVID-19 patient expect?” “What are medical costs...

July 14th 2020, 3:03 pm

Gigantic ‘superflare’ spotted on nearby star

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Researchers at Kyoto University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan detected 12 stellar flares on AD Leonis, a red dwarf 16 light-years away. A light-year, which measures distance in space, equals about 6 trillion miles. Red dwarf stars are the smallest and most abundant stars in our galaxy. They are also longest-lived stars. One...

July 14th 2020, 3:03 pm

Is Netflix introducing a ‘shuffle’ button for indecisive viewers?

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Picking a program to watch can be exhausting after a long day.

July 14th 2020, 1:22 pm

Government office in Russia now has female humanoid assisting public

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MOSCOW – A human-like robot designed to look and act like a female clerk has started providing services to the public at a government office in Siberia. The humanoid, with long blond hair and brown eyes, is serving customers in Perm, a city 680 miles east of Moscow. So far it only helps with issuing...

July 14th 2020, 1:22 pm

Apple asks retail employees to work remotely as pandemic rages on

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Apple is asking its retail employees to help serve customers from home as the coronavirus pandemic continues to make a full reopening look unlikely any time soon. In a video recorded over the weekend, Apple’s retail chief Dierdre O’Brien encouraged employees to get comfortable helping customers over the phone. “If your store is closed, please...

July 14th 2020, 10:33 am

Researchers create heated air filter that ‘instantly’ kills coronavirus

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Researchers at the University of Houston claimed to have designed a special air filter that can trap the novel coronavirus and blast it with heat to kill the disease on contact. Dr. Zhifeng Ren, director of the Texas Center of Superconductivity at UH, is the brains behind the project, the Houston Chronicle reported. Ren worked...

July 14th 2020, 10:33 am

UK orders removal of Chinese telecom giant Huawei from its 5G network

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LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signaling that the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker is no longer welcome in the West. The seven-year lag will please British telecoms operators such as BT, Vodafone and Three, which...

July 14th 2020, 9:04 am

NEC’s new facial recognition system can spot workers with masks on

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Japanese electronics giant NEC Corp. has rolled out technology at its Tokyo headquarters that can recognize employees’ faces even when they’re wearing masks. NEC is reportedly using the advanced facial recognition system in an experiment it started Monday that aims to reduce the amount of touching in its offices and stem the spread of the...

July 13th 2020, 12:26 pm

Analog Devices to buy Maxim Integrated in $21B chipmaker deal

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Analog Devices is buying rival chipmaker Maxim Integrated Products for about $21 billion, the companies announced Monday.

July 13th 2020, 9:41 am

Lasers could replace sailors in peeling old paint off ships

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Who among the Navy’s best and brightest hasn’t at some point earlier in their enlisted career been forced to scrape rusting, dilapidated paint from the various corners of the service’s ageing fleet of vessels? Hardly anyone, perhaps, until now. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, in partnership with industry, has discovered that laser ablation may...

July 10th 2020, 5:05 pm

Amazon tells employees to delete TikTok by end of day

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Amazon is banning employees from having the wildly popular TikTok app on their phones, citing “security risks” associated with the Chinese-owned company in a Friday memo. “If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by 10-Jul to retain mobile access to Amazon email,” the Seattle-based e-tailing giant said in an IT email....

July 10th 2020, 2:06 pm

ISS astronaut captures mind-blowing video of Comet Neowise soaring past Earth

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A huge comet fizzing past Earth has been captured in dramatic footage recorded from the International Space Station. Posted to social media on Tuesday, the timelapse video shows the icy object Neowise trailed by its dazzling white tail. Viewers may be forgiven for thinking the comet is heading towards Earth in the clip, but this...

July 9th 2020, 4:50 pm

‘Fortnite’ creator Epic Games snags $250 million from Sony

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July 9th 2020, 4:08 pm

Samsung joins Apple in ditching free chargers with new phones

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Apple’s biggest rival is following its lead in not including a power adapter with its upcoming phones. Samsung will no longer give customers a complimentary charging brick when they buy a new phone beginning next year, according to Korea’s ETNews. The world’s biggest smartphone maker is making the switch because many customers have power adapters...

July 9th 2020, 2:03 pm

Quibi lost nearly all users after free trial, research firm says

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Quibi, the short-form video app founded by Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, has retained just 8 percent of customers that signed up for a 90-day a free trial, according to a new research study. The mobile app — which has corralled A-list stars like Jennifer Lopez, LeBron James and Liam Hemsworth to crank out video shorts...

July 9th 2020, 1:33 pm

Scientists want NASA to swing by Venus before heading to Mars

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NASA has plans to send manned missions to Mars in the 2030s, but before astronauts get there, they should stop by Venus first. Those are the sentiments expressed in a new paper written by a number of researchers, who believe that going to the second planet in the Solar System could have benefits for a...

July 9th 2020, 11:48 am

Mysterious substance discovered on far side of the moon has been identified

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Scientists have identified a strange, gel-like substance that was discovered on the far side of the moon. The material was found last year during China’s Chang’e 4 mission to the moon. Citing the Chinese language publication OurSpace, Space.com reports that the matter was “gel-like.” In a paper published in the journal Earth and Planetary Sciences,...

July 9th 2020, 11:48 am

Singapore scientists seek power from darkness through shadow energy

Tech | New York Post

SINGAPORE – Scientists in Singapore are hoping to perfect a new method of power generation driven largely by shadows, with the hope that it could one day help highly urbanized cities power themselves. The shadow-effect energy generator (SEG) being developed by the National University of Singapore has the potential to harness power like solar cells,...

July 8th 2020, 3:44 pm

Coronavirus lockdown has turned us all in video experts

Tech | New York Post

Americans have met an average of 10 new people online during their time in self-isolation, according to new research. The survey asked 2,000 Americans about their digital communication habits while they’ve been sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Results found three in 10 respondents are video calling friends and family, while 36 percent...

July 8th 2020, 3:44 pm

Activists vow to widen Facebook ad boycott after Zuckerberg meeting

Tech | New York Post

An ad boycott against Facebook is threatening to get wider after a meeting over hate speech between Mark Zuckerberg and civil-rights groups fizzled. The social network’s 36-year-old chief executive, along with his top lieutenant Sheryl Sandberg, met on Zoom Tuesday with the organizers of the monthlong boycott — which has attracted more than 400 advertisers...

July 7th 2020, 6:16 pm

Hong Kong Tiananmen museum turns to digitalization after new law

Tech | New York Post

HONG KONG – A Hong Kong museum chronicling the crackdown by Chinese troops on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square is raising funds to digitalize its collection as concerns over a new national security law create uncertainty over its future. The sweeping legislation, which came into force in the Chinese-ruled city last week, punishes crimes related...

July 7th 2020, 2:43 pm

US needs to invest in chipmakers to compete in 5G: report

Tech | New York Post

The US will have to beef up its investment in chipmakers if it hopes to compete against China in the fast-growing business of high-speed 5G wireless networks, according to a Japanese technology company. As China continues to zoom past the US in terms of 5G infrastructure and hardware, American officials and businesses are hoping to...

July 7th 2020, 12:44 pm

Hubble just snapped one of its greatest images ever

Tech | New York Post

Galaxies always seem special simply due to their huge size and collections of stars, planets, and typically a black hole or sometimes more. They’re definitely interesting, but some are clearly better looking than others. The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped stunning images of plenty of galaxies during its lengthy tenure, but the above image which...

July 6th 2020, 5:20 pm

Anti-science content is thriving on Facebook right now

Tech | New York Post

The news about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact in the US has been pretty depressing this week, no two ways about it and seems to be setting the country up for a tough July. On Wednesday, for example, the US surpassed 50,000 daily coronavirus infections for the first time since the pandemic began. States like Florida...

July 6th 2020, 3:50 pm

Facebook groups pivot to attacks on Black Lives Matter

Tech | New York Post

CHICAGO — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice. These groups,...

July 6th 2020, 12:49 pm

Distant star vanishes without a trace — and panicked scientists don’t know where it went

Tech | New York Post

A massive star in a distant galaxy has baffled astronomers by disappearing without a trace. Scientists have been observing the star for decades as it was in the late stages of its lifespan meaning a huge supernova explosion could happen. It was observed shining brightly between 2001 and 2011 but 2019 data revealed its absence....

July 2nd 2020, 2:48 pm

Scientists in Kenya working to develop environmentally-friendly way to get rid of locusts

Tech | New York Post

NAIROBI, – Eat them, poison them, and use scent to drive them to cannibalism – as a second wave of locusts threatens to devour East Africa’s crops, scientists in a Nairobi lab are experimenting with novel ways to kill them. Swarms are the worst for three generations, encouraged by unseasonably wet weather and dispersed by...

July 2nd 2020, 2:48 pm

Facebook is killing Lasso, its TikTok copycat app

Tech | New York Post

The social network introduced the app — which allows users to make short form video clips similar to TikToks — back in November of 2018.

July 2nd 2020, 12:14 pm

Most Americans think esports should be included in the Olympics

Tech | New York Post

Over half of Americans think video games should be considered a part of the Olympics, according to new research. The survey looked at 2,000 Americans’ opinions on video games and asked them to examine their own gaming habits. Three in four respondents agree it’s more socially acceptable to play video games now than it was...

July 1st 2020, 3:37 pm

Uber Eats cuts fees for NYC restaurants as Grubhub rivalry heats up

Tech | New York Post

The food delivery wars are back on. Just three weeks after its offer to buy Grubhub crumbled, Uber is going on the offensive with a plan to steal its former potential partner’s Big Apple clients, The Post has learned. Starting on Tuesday, Uber’s food delivery arm, Uber Eats, began telling New York City eateries that...

July 1st 2020, 2:21 pm

Ocean on Jupiter’s moon ‘could be habitable,’ researchers say

Tech | New York Post

With NASA slated to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa sometime in the next decade, researchers are increasingly confident that the ocean on the celestial satellite “could be habitable.” Speaking at the 2020 Goldschmidt Conference earlier this month, NASA researchers said they have developed a model that shows Europa, the sixth largest moon in the Solar System,...

July 1st 2020, 2:21 pm

Apple rushing to finish new iPhones in time for fall launch: report

Tech | New York Post

Apple is prodding its suppliers as it looks to avoid delaying the launch of its next crop of iPhones into next year, according to a report. The Cupertino, California-based tech giant is facing delays of at least four weeks and as many as two months on its hotly-anticipated lineup of 5G iPhones, according to Japanese...

July 1st 2020, 11:04 am
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