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NASA is considering a return trip to the most hotly-contested body in our solar system and has awarded funding to the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to study the cost and feasibility of an orbiter mission to Pluto.Following the success of the New Horizons mission which visited Pluto in 2015 and then traveled on to visit Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) including the most distant object ever explored, Ultima Thule, scientists want to go back to the dwarf planet to learn more about it.New Horizons had a limited payload so it could only perform a cursory analysis of Pluto and its moons.The new mission would involve sending a craft into orbit around the dwarf planet to gather data and hopefully answer some of the questions raised by the earlier mission.NASA is funding the study as part of the Planetary Science Decadal Survey, a document that explores key questions in planetary science and is published every 10 to 15 years.The study will form part of the next survey, which is set to begin in 2020.
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Sometimes it feels as if Internet platforms are turning everything upside down, from politics to publishing, culture to commerce, and of course swapping truth for lies.This week’s bizarro reversal was the vista of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a tech CEO famed for being entirely behind the moral curve of understanding what his product is platforming (i.e.nazis), providing an impromptu ‘tweet storm’ in political speech ethics.Actually he was schooling Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg — another techbro renowned for his special disconnect with the real world, despite running a massive free propaganda empire with vast power to influence other people’s lives — in taking a stand for the good of democracy and society.This is about paying for reach.It’s worth stepping back in order to address.
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Volocopter is one of many companies working on building a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) “drone taxi” for urban mobility, but regulatory hurdles mean it’s likely to be some time before we see them in the skies above our cities.Keen to explore other avenues of opportunity in the meantime, Germany-based Volocopter has adapted the design of its remarkable 18-rotor flying taxi to create a utility drone geared toward a range of applications.Called the VoloDrone, the fully electric flying machine is similar in both looks and size to the Volocopter, except that it has no space for a pilot or passengers.The VoloDrone can be operated remotely or programmed to fly autonomously, and can reach a cruising speed of 50 mph (80 kph).With a maximum payload of 440 pounds (200 kg) and a range of 25 miles (40 km), the VoloDrone can be used to carry heavy loads across potentially long distances in a large box or a sling.The machine could also be useful on construction sites, or for delivering spare parts and emergency supplies.
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Since then, Apple hasn't made much progress in the smart home.The company posted 15 jobs in the last month with titles like "HomeKit Protocol Engineer," "HomeKit Partner Engineer" and "HomeKit Software Engineer."If Apple is indeed planning to press forward into the smart home, there are two areas that could give it an easy edge — cameras and privacy.Before building new products around a privacy campaign, Apple should consider the fate of HomePod.There's no HomePod Mini, yet Amazon is three generations into the $50 Echo Dot and Google just released its second small smart speaker, the $49 Nest Home Mini.While Google faced scrutiny over its face unlocking that works even if you're unconscious and Samsung dealt with an easily fooled in-screen fingerprint sensor, Apple doubled down on iPhone security with iOS 13.
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Today at the Samsung Developer Conference the company announced that it would open its smart TV platform, Tizen TV, to third-party manufacturers.“With Tizen, consumers can stream content from hundreds of apps,” Sang Kim, Global Head of Smart TV Business Development said during the keynote.“For the first time we’re going to make the Tizen TV OS available to other manufacturers.”According to Kim, over 100 million TVs currently support Tizen and while that’s a substantial number, this move could stem the flow of manufacturers like Hisense and TCL from rushing to Roku TV and Android TV platforms for their smart platforms.It could even =increase the Bixby user base too, which is a key goal for Samsung.So what, exactly, makes Tizen so appealing that TV makers would want to adopt it?
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MIT has announced the development of a new system that allows autonomous vehicles (AVs) to see better around corners.The new MIT system can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if a moving object is coming around the corner.MIT says that AVs could one day use the system to quickly avoid a potential collision with a vehicle or pedestrian emerging from around the corner of a building or between parked cars.MIT says that robots of the future could also use the systems to navigate hallways inside a building.Researchers say that when sensing and stopping for an approaching vehicle, the car-based system beats traditional LIDAR.LIDAR is only able to detect visible objects; MIT’s system is more than a half-second faster than LIDAR.
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Microsoft has defended a policy decision for its "Power platform" - part of Office 365 - to let end users bypass Office 365 admins and make their own licence purchases.Essentially, the change (which is now scheduled for 19 November) lets users within an Office 365 organisation purchase their own licences for PowerBI, PowerApps and Flow, covering business intelligence queries and visualisation, low-code application development and business process automation."As a result of digital transformation, traditional roles are changing," the company said."As employees become more independent and better versed in technology, we've seen increased demand from both users and organizations to enable users to buy subscriptions on their own.The intent of the self-service purchase option is to enable users to develop their own solutions to unlock productivity and drive business impact, while respecting organizations’ data governance and compliance."Coincidentally this will also enable the company to pitch these solutions directly to end users, bypassing IT admins who may be more cautious, perhaps less willing to accommodate the extra cost, or concerned about enthusiast users developing solutions that are not as robust or reliable as professional efforts.
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While the ride wasn't perfect, the vehicle performed as well as the average human driver.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The autonomous-vehicle startup Zoox, which was founded in 2014, decided to focus on one of the hardest testing environments first.While warm weather and the absence of snow make it easier for self-driving vehicles to operate; dense, urban environments are more difficult to navigate than slower-paced subdivisions that normally boast wide streets that are typically clear of most obstructions.The route featured steep roads, narrow streets with parked cars on either side, and an unprotected left turn at a six-way intersection.While the ride wasn't perfect, the vehicle performed as well as the average human driver, and the ride was more comfortable than the Uber and Lyft I took to and from the airport during my trip to San Francisco.
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TLDR: This HTML and CSS Flexbox training will help even first-time creators build their first websites from scratch for only $19.With the growth of WordPress, Squarespace, Wix and more all-in-one website building platforms, it’s never been easier to pound out a brand-new site in minutes.But what if you want to make some additions or modifications to that site to make it a completely unique online experience?Well then, a little good old fashioned coding know-how is — and will always remain — your best bet.That programming foundation starts with the core disciplines HTML and CSS.Even if you’ve never typed a line of code before, the training in the Create Your First Website with HTML and CSS Flexbox Bundle will get you conversant in the fundamental languages of programming for only $19 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals.
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Google’s AI Platform, a cloud-hosted service facilitating machine learning and data science workflows, today gained a new feature in backend models that tap powerful Nvidia graphics chips.In related news, Google debuted a refreshed model training experience that allows users to run a training script on any range of hardware.For the uninitiated, AI Platform enables developers to prep, build, run, and share machine learning models quickly and easily in the cloud.Using built-in data labeling services, they’re able to annotate model training images, videos, audio, and text corpora by applying classification, object detection, and entity extraction.A managed Jupyter Notebook service provides support for a slew of machine learning frameworks, including Google’s TensorFlow, while a dashboard within the Google Cloud Platform console exposes controls for managing, experimenting with, and deploying models in the cloud or on-premises.Now, AI Platform Prediction — the component of AI Platform that enables model serving for online predictions in a serverless environment — lets developers choose from a set of machine types in Google’s Compute Engine service to run a model.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said the popular microblogging site will never join Facebook’s controversial ‘cryptocurrency’ project.Speaking at a Twitter media event held in New York City yesterday, Dorsey replied “Hell no” when asked if Twitter would join Libra, The Verge reports.The CEO, who also founded well-known payments company Square and several months ago shared his cryptocurrency plans with TNW, also questioned the tech giant’s intentions to issue its own ‘cryptocurrency‘:“I don’t know if it’s a gimmick…but a cryptocurrency wasn’t necessary to make that work,” he said in allusion to Facebook‘s purported plans to democratize the financial system.“It’s not an internet open standard that was born on the internet,” Dorsey said.“It was born out of a company’s intention, and it’s not consistent with what I personally believe and what I want our company to stand for,” he added.
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The Pixelbook Go is the cheapest Chromebook Google has made to date.You will be faced with a tough question when considering the Pixelbook Go versus the myriad of cheaper and more versatile Chromebooks: Is it really good enough to justify paying £630?Pixelbook Go’s battery life is some of the most remarkable we’ve seen in a laptop at this price point.There are four variants of the Pixelbook Go, a £630 version with an 8th-gen m3 processor, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 1080p touch display, a £830 version that bumps the processor up to an i5 and the storage to 128GB, a terribly priced £1,000 version that tacks on an additional 8GB of RAM, and finally a maxed-out £1,400 version with an i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and a 4K display.The £630 version is what most people should be considering, but Google sent us the £830 version, and that’s what’s featured here.DISLIKE: It's weirdly priced and can't double as a tablet – most Chromebooks can.
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Microsoft is planning to launch its next-generation Xbox — currently only known as Project Scarlett or Xbox Scarlett — in late 2020.Images for games outside of “Xbox One ports and remasters” category are taken from previous entries in their respective seriesXbox One ports and remastersHalo: The Master Chief CollectionWhen it originally launched in 2014, Halo: The Master Chief Collection came with four games: Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4.Ori and the Blind Forest was a critical darling for the Xbox One at a time when the system desperately needed a win, and everything we’ve seen from Ori and the Will of the Wisps suggests the sequel will follow suit.
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You can download Pod now from Google Play and Apple’s App Store.Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Pod was founded in February 2019 by CEO Dr. Jo Webber, who has served as CEO of various fintech, cybersecurity, and scientific software companies.“‘And I’m happy to talk to anybody about the upcoming changes in the California Tax Law and how they can affect your business.’ It’s just a great way of helping people.I can connect easily with these people online, and then ping them, and suggest a physical meeting.”Putting people on the mapPod claims to be “the world’s first social networking platform that puts people on the map.” That’s not true, of course — Facebook and Snapchat both have mapping features.
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TiVo has introduced the previously leaked TiVo Plus (“TiVo+”), an ad-supported streaming service that offers channel-like access to various content from free platforms.The service is made available to TiVo customers, meaning you’ll need the TiVo EDGE, Bolt, or other product to access the new offering.TiVo Plus joins other free streaming services like The Roku Channel and Tubi TV.The newer TiVo DVR products feature apps in addition to access to live television through one’s cable/satellite provider or an over-the-air TV antenna.The TiVo EDGE is the company’s latest DVR product, including access to more streaming services than the previous Bolt OTA model, and TiVo Plus is set to join them.With TiVo Plus, users can access ‘free streaming channels,’ according to the company, ones that will — at launch — include things like BatteryPOP, AllTime, Adventure Sports Network, FilmRise Free Movies, Hell’s Kitchen, TMZ, The Preview Channel, FilmRise Family, FailArmy, Baeble Music, and more.
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In India, there are many IT parks which provide outsourcing and back-office facilities for many technology companies globally but T.S.UL CyberPark is part of the Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society (ULCCS), formed in 1925, the largest workers' cooperative society in Asia.“We aim to have 50,000 employees at the park in the next seven years and make Kozhikode as the next IT hub in the world,” he said.Despite being late into the party, Ravikumar knew that it is tough to compete as they are behind time and more than 25 to 30 years behind other major IT parks in India.“It is difficult to be in the rat race and make it as the next global IT hub.What we can do is consider and think what the future in IT is, so that we can consider and make Kozhikode as the global disruptive technology hub.
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Thailand-based car rental marketplace Drivehub announced it has reached breakeven and is now looking to expand into other Southeast Asian markets, following its US$1 million round led by Singapore’s KK Fund last year.It also plans to raise additional funds to fuel its regional expansion and leverage its fleet of vehicles to venture into other mobility sectors, such as the emerging vehicle subscription model and peer-to-peer car rental.Founded in 2017, Drivehub looks to tackle several pain points associated with the car rental industry, such as risk management and limited access.Thatchai Chuaprapaisilp, CEO and co-founder of Drivehub, said that most nationwide car rental providers rely on credit cards as their primary risk management criteria.With the low level of credit card ownership in Southeast Asia, non-credit card holders resort to renting from local car rental providers.Remove this ad space by subscribing.
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An adorable Galarian Ponyta has been revealed and it’s exclusive to Pokémon Shield.Discovered in a new video that popped up on The Official Pokémon YouTube Channel today, the cotton-candy colored pony was shown in action playing around, trotting along, and firing off some moves in battle.A new page that surfaced on the official Pokémon website reveals the new Galarian Ponyta is a psychic-type with the abilities Run Away and Pastel Veil.While those familiar with Nintendo’s pocket monster series have likely seen the Run Away ability in action, allowing Pokémon and their trainers to flee from battle using teleportation, the Pastel Veil ability is actually brand new.When Galarian Ponyta uses Pastel Veil, it puts up a shield of sorts that keeps it and its allies from being poisoned.That’s understandable, since it’s quite the mystical beast according to the description on the site, being called a Unique Horn Pokémon and having a mane that can “absorb the life energy” of its surroundings and release a shimmering glow.
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in The form of a military threat, and it is a costly source of suffering for the civilian driver.the Technology that is hitting the drone is able to generate a good earnings.Among the most costly solutions is the US infantry that can shoot and hold off the drones with his laser in the 2 to 5 kilowatts of power.A better alternative is a ”shotgun” Dronedefender instead, I interfere with the print, radio and satellitfrekvenser, with a maximum range of 400 meters.Uppstartsföretaget Anduril has been created, The Interceptor, which is a so-mass media.the goal is to beat out the other vehicles by crashing into them.
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”Försäljningsrekordet i september är ännu en milstolpe för oss.Det var första gången som vi sålde för över en kvarts miljard under en månad.Sammantaget har vi sålt för över två miljarder kronor hittills i år”, säger vd Pär Svärdson i ett pressmeddelande.Septembersiffran innebär en ökning med 46 procent mot samma månad förra året.Apotea, som har bland annat Alecta och Creades som storägare, har som mål att sälja för 2,7 miljarder under 2019.
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En bekväm lyx – men totalt ohållbart och med risk för att skapa trafikkaos dygnet runt.I en ny rapport pekas självkörande bilar ut som en potentiell framtidsskurk och miljökatastrof.Välkommen att säga din mening på Ny Teknik.Principen för våra regler är enkel: visa respekt för de personer vi skriver om och andra läsare som kommenterar artiklarna.Alla kommentarer modereras efter publiceringen av Ny Teknik eller av oss anlitad personal.
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In recent years, the BBC has made great strides in attempting to either recover or recreate the missing history of Doctor Who’s lost episodes.Whether that’s the incredible rarity of actual recovery or animated reconstructions, for one of the most intriguing lost tales they’ve now turned to an alternative medium: fan films.This morning the BBC announced that next week – timed exactly to when it was first broadcast – the Doctor Who YouTube channel would exclusively premiere a brand new, live-action reconstruction of “Mission to the Unknown.” Except it’s not an official product, per se – it’s a fan film, developed by students and staff at the University of Central Lancashire.Pioneered by Andrew Ireland, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Digital and Creative Industries at the University, the project is a complete recreation of “Mission” as it would have existed as a piece of 1960s television, rather than a modernised take, faithfully replicating the episode’s script.Although it’s still technically a fan film, not only does it have the BBC’s backing, Nicholas Briggs, voice of the show’s modern version of the Daleks, lends his modulated tones to Doctor Who’s most iconic foes once more for the film.“Mission to the Unknown” is a peculiar episode in and of itself, and a fascinating part of Doctor Who’s incomplete archives.
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The LG V50 ThinQ joins the short but growing list of 5G-capable smartphones and gives you an excellent way to stay on the cutting edge of mobile technology.Which is why, we’ve found some of the best protective LG V50 ThinQ cases and covers that you can buy!The buttons are covered and precise cutouts are available for accessing other ports and features.The case is also transparent, allowing you to show off the design of the phone.The slim and light Olixar Exoshield combines a hard polycarbonate back and a TPU bumper with reinforced corners to keep the phone safe from scratches and drops.It offers excellent protection without adding too much bulk or thickness by utilizing air cushion technology and a spider-web pattern on the inside for shock dispersion.
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Why bother asking people to send nudes when you can hack their accounts?This is what a former Yahoo software engineer seemingly thought after he breached over 6,000 Yahoo accounts in search of racy pics.What he got instead is a charge for computer intrusion in a US federal court.On September 30, Reyes Daniel Ruiz plead guilty to hacking into thousands of accounts while still employed at the Verizon-owned company, CyberScoop reports.The 34-year-old admitted to specifically targeting the accounts of young women, both friends and colleagues, hoping to get a hold of explicit images and videos.To this end, Ruiz abused various internal Yahoo systems in order to gain access to iCloud, Facebook, Gmail, Dropbox, and other services where users tend to store private images.
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After a problematic initial launch, the Galaxy Fold is finally back.Despite the fact that some problematic units are still appearing, the foldable smartphone is selling well in some markets.Currently, it is available in South Korea, the US and several European markets.Now, Samsung is gearing up to expand the availability of the premium device to India, Australia and UAE.Samsung confirmed the official Galaxy Fold will be coming for the competitive market of India on October 1.However, the exact Australian and UAE launch is still unknown.
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It is no secret that online dating might come at a price, and Match.com—one of many dating apps available nowadays—has come under fire this week due to allegedly sending false messages to entice its users to pay for a subscription.According to complaints the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed on Wednesday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, fraudulent messages were sent out in order to entice users to subscribe to the dating app.The users would allegedly notice messages that seemed like interests from other users, just to open it to find the profiles to be “unavailable.” Within 24 hours of receiving these messages, almost 500,000 subscriptions were purchased between June 2016 and May 2018.In addition, the FTC also claimed Match would falsely promise users a free six-month subscription if they failed in “finding someone special at Match.” However, the company did not clearly state that users must meet certain requirements in order to receive this special offer.According to the lawsuit, the cancellation process for these subscriptions was also deemed to be difficult and confusing.Following this news, shares for Match went down by nearly 2%.
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Innovation in the arena is not a real department, but more in an initiative that spans across the entire company, " he says to the Nord, who works at FLIR's r & d department and is a project manager at the Innovation Center.Victoria Lind, the product manager, and project manager in the Innovation Arena, and am one of those who are working full-time on the initiative. " We have a core team of product managers, user research, industrial design, interaction design, depending on the variety of projects involved in the picking, then, we enter more and more areas of expertise.DURING the work with innovation in a number of ways, and it Innovation in the Arena of the other is the focus on the end-user.It is the needs of the customer, which is at the basis of when we think of new solutions, " says Victoria o'leary.and Then, we reach out quickly to the customer, which means that we can see if we are on the right track, " explains Johan Nord.
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På förmiddagen meddelade Bambuser att man lanserar en ny tjänst inom livevideo för nätshopping med klädhandlare Na-kd och Hägda Monki som första kunder.Tanken är att detaljhandlare ska kunna livesända på sina egna sajter och i videoflödet även interagera med kunder och sälja produkter.”När konsumenten tänker live så handlar det inte om nyheter på tv längre.Nu ser vi en stor möjlighet för detta i retailbranschen”, säger Maryam Gharemani, Bambusers vd.En stund efter beskedet hade aktien stigit med 73 procent till 1,65 kronor.Bambuser grundades 2007 utvecklade tidigt en banbrytande teknik för livesänd video men har än så länge haft svårt att nåt ut kommersiellt.
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When it comes to superior sound quality, Bose needs no introduction.The brand has become synonymous with sonic excellence thanks to its terrific line of home audio systems, wireless speakers, and headphones.One of its premium headphones, the Bose Soundlink II around-ear wireless headphones, was released a few years back to universal acclaim.The Bose Soundlink II look almost exactly like and any other Bose headphones, including the Bose QuietComfort 35.The earcups are large and elliptical and fit very comfortably.Weighing in at a measly 7 ounces and padded with memory foam, you’ll barely notice that you’re wearing them and you might often wonder where the music is coming from.
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It's been a massive year for television, but which of these TV shows will claim the honor of an Emmy?Sling TV's $25-a-month Blue package includes Fox.Click the "View all channels in your area" link on its welcome page to see which live, local channels are offered in your ZIP code.In Australia, the Emmys will be airing live on Fox8, or you can stream the show online with the Fox Now app or on Fox's Emmy page.If you're hungry for extra Emmys content, head to ET's stream of red carpet arrivals, or to the TV Academy's stream of what's going on backstage.HBO's phenomenally popular fantasy show leads the pack with 32 nominations, despite a final season that divided viewers (it already won 10 awards at this year's Creative Arts Emmys).
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