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Siri Plans to Stop Taking Orders and Start Giving Them

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company is going to focus on developing self–driving car “systems” instead of the car itself. In an interview with Bloomberg Television, he explained this qualifies as a “MOA” effort as in “The Mother Of All AI” projects. The decision to concentrate on software, rather than both hardware and software is a  for ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites at Once [Video]

SpaceX Launch 6-25-17 2

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday with 10 Iridium communications satellites intended for low Earth Orbit. The satellites are the second set of a next generation 75-satellite constellation called Iridium NEXT. The satellites deployed about an hour after launch. The first stage returned to Earth and landed on Just Read the Instructions, one of SpaceX’s two autonomous drone ships. ...

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E3 Day One: Sunday, June 11 [Video]

E3 Day One livestream

Wall-to-wall coverage of E3 in 4K Ultra HD. Join Geoff Keighley and your favorite creators like AngryJoeShow, MatPat, iJustine, Nadeshot, Ali-A, Vikkstar and more. Full coverage of Xbox Project Scorpio reveal, PlayStation E3 Media Showcase and more.

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SpaceX releases Falcon 9 (CRS-11) Landing [Video]

SpaceX Falcon 9 landing video

SpaceX released a video on Tuesday showing the landing of the Falcon 9 first stage from Saturday’s launch. The video shows just how exact an uneventful SpaceX has made the recapture of its most reusable component. The landing seems almost blandly routine when just a few years ago, they were considered dramatic. It might take a moon base to pique ...

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Microsoft wants to put your face in some strange places

Microsoft Face Swap

Microsoft’s Face Swap, available on the Google Play Store, gives users the ability to “search and transport” themselves “into fun & inspirational scenes.” Microsoft’s app isn’t pioneering in the least for its ability to take a selfie and place it in another location or on another person. The free to use and ad-free app does, however, allow users to search for ...

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Sometimes Saving Money Is Rocket Science

It’s ironic Elon Musk, one of America’s premier subsidy farmers, is also a perfect example of the difference between the private sector approach to cost and the government’s. Musk differs from earlier entrepreneurs like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford who became wealthy by building a better mousetrap. Musk became wealthy by harvesting government subsidies. The LA Times ran the numbers ...

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Scientists detect gravitational wave from merger of black holes

Gravity wave from Black Hole merger

Scientists have JUST published this new observation. On January 4th, 2017 they detected the merger of two black holes 3 billion light-years away. This marks the furthest detection they’ve been able to make and increases confidence that these events will be seen with increasing frequency as the LIGO interferometers become more sensitive to low amplitude gravitational waves (as sources of ...

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Update – Watch Live: SpaceX to launch recycled capsule [video]

SpaceX SES-10 Falcon 9 used booster launch 3-30-17

SpaceX is hoping to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on an International Space Station resupply mission Saturday evening. And for the first time, the mission will use a previously flown Dragon capsule. This recycled component mission comes just two months after SpaceX’s reuse of a previously flown first stage booster. “This whole notion of reuse is something that’s very, very ...

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NASA photos turned into Stunning video of Jupiter flyby

Computer enhanced Jupiter Picture Gerald Eichstadt

NASA’s Juno spacecraft passes closely to Jupiter once every six weeks taking sensor readings and pictures over a 2 hour period. A set of enthusiasts then took those images and produced this amazing 2-minute video as the probe goes from the planet’s north pole to its southern pole. The video comes from the May 19, 2017,  flyby of the gas ...

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