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5 ways Samsung's new Bixby speaker can beat Alexa, HomePod and Google Home

Sunday  21:15,   19 august 2018
cnet

Commentary: If Samsung follows this blueprint, the Galaxy Home will have a fighting chance versus Amazon, Google and Apple.The Home is Samsung's first speaker based on Bixby, a voice assistant that debuted with the Galaxy S8 phone and has since made [...]
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Mysterious giant shark tracked by satellites, rare sightings

Sunday  20:45,   19 august 2018
foxnews

A basking shark’s enormous silhouette, rarely seen in oceans worldwide, is a major draw for scientists who are mapping its often mysterious migrations. The world’s second largest fish, growing to more than 35 feet, the basking shark or Cetorhinus[...]

The latest in a new generation of giant telescopes broke ground this week

Sunday  13:36,   19 august 2018
qz

Space is hot. Thanks to new rockets built by the private sector and the remarkable discovery of evidence of water on Mars, space flight and exploration are receiving more attention now than they have in decades. Soon, it won’t just be Earth’s[...]

The awesome beauty of Jupiter captured by Juno, in 13 photos

Sunday  11:30,   19 august 2018
vox

For the past two years, the spacecraft has been taking photos of Jupiter. Here are the best shots.Juno hit its mark, and Scott Bolton, who leads Mission Juno, called it “the hardest thing NASA has ever done.” Since then, Juno has been completing an[...]

New iPhone could go the way of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with stylus support

Sunday  09:55,   19 august 2018
t3

Apple's new iPhone models for 2018 may come with a world first for the company, stylus support – following on from the new S Pen just launched in the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Apple is apparently working with stylus chip specialist[...]

When flying to Mars is your day job

Saturday  13:56,   18 august 2018
bbc

No one is free from email admin and spreadsheets but what else do Nasa engineers do all day?Dr Farah Alibay is based at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and works on the InSight mission - which lifted off to Mars in May[...]

Why supersized solar farms are sprouting around the world

Saturday  13:56,   18 august 2018
nbcnews

A vast photovoltaic facility now being built in Egypt is part of a global trend.In a quest to cut the cost of clean electricity, power utilities around the world are supersizing their solar[...]

A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble's is now officially under construction

Saturday  05:25,   18 august 2018
techinsider.io

GMTO Corporation Construction crews have broken ground on the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile. When complete, the telescope will have a light-collecting area about 80 feet in diameter — nearly the area of a basketball court. GMT's photos will[...]

Insomniac’s ‘Stormland’ Will Be Playable for the First Time at PAX West

Saturday  02:05,   18 august 2018
variety

Insomniac is showing off its new open-world VR title “Stormland” at PAX West in Seattle, Oculus announced on Thursday. A playable demo will be available for the first time at the Oculus Stormland pop-up on Friday, Aug. 31 only. It will be open to[...]

We Might Be Able to Contact NASA's Opportunity Rover Soon

Saturday  00:47,   18 august 2018
popularmechanics

Opportunity has been weathering a giant dust storm since June, and soon we'll find out if it survived.Since early June, a dust storm has been blocking out the sun around Opportunity, which is particularly challenging for a solar-powered rover.[...]

NASA finally figured out what this ‘foreign object’ on Mars actually is

Saturday  00:41,   18 august 2018
bgr

Despite what so many people would love to believe, NASA hasn't discovered any evidence of past or present intelligent life on Mars. So, when the Curiosity rover stumbled upon what appeared to be a very suspicious chunk of something on the Red[...]

Rockstar Games’ Parent Company Effectively Blocks ‘GTA V’ Cheat Programs

Friday  19:30,   17 august 2018
variety

Take-Two Interactive effectively blocked the sale of cheat programs for use in “Grand Theft Auto V” via court ruling, according to Reuters. Georgia resident David Zipperer stands accused of selling computer programs, Menyoo and Absolute, which allow [...]

3.4 Billion-Years-Old Fossils Similar To Modern Bacteria

Friday  16:56,   17 august 2018
ibtimes

According to the research, these fossils are now ranked among the oldest evidence of life on Earth.Back in 2013, scientists discovered fossils from 3.4 billion years ago at a formation called Strelley Pool in Western Australia. It looked like the[...]

Air Force’s Critical Space Systems At Risk Of Hardware, Software Attacks

Friday  13:51,   17 august 2018
ibtimes

A recent review by the Department of Defense's inspector general office revealed security flaws that could be exploited to compromise the nation's four critical space systems.The audit, mandated by the Congress last year, reviewed the[...]

NASA's Planetary Defense Could Deploy Mini Probes To Study Space-Rocks

Friday  13:51,   17 august 2018
ibtimes

The motion of small probes around an asteroid could provide information regarding its weight.The extensive project still continues, but every now and then some small or big space rock makes an uninvited appearance and flies by our planet. This has[...]