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Facebook's Aquila Internet-Beaming Drone Project Abandoned
In a significant development, Facebook has abandoned its plan to develop high-flying solar-powered drones called Aquila that was aimed to deliver Internet to nearly four billion people in remote parts of the world. A high altitude platform station ...
Japan space probe reaches asteroid in search for origin of life
A Japanese probe has reached an asteroid 300 million kilometres away to collect information about the birth of the solar system and the origin of life after a more than three-year voyage through deep space. The Hayabusa2 probe settled into an ...
Fortnite's Crazy New 'Playground' Mode Finally Releases Tomorrow, June 27th
Fortnite fans have been waiting a long time for the 'Playground' mode to launch in the game and now it's finally happening. The 'Playground' Limited-Time Mode (LTM) launches tomorrow alongside the v4.5 update. At last players will be able to practice ...
Qualcomm bets more kids will wear smartwatches
Qualcomm is betting more kids will soon be sporting smartwatches. The San Diego chipmaker on Tuesday in Shanghai (Wednesday, China time) unveiled its new Snapdragon Wear 2500 Platform to help make watches geared toward kids. Yes, that's right.
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Alien Life Vs Earthly Assumptions: The Fermi Paradox Stands Firm.
Hontas Farmer. Assuming that alien life has to be like life on Earth is the safest way to scientifically search for evidence of it. A recent paper on the arXiv by a research team from Oxford is likely to cause headaches for SETI. In short it shouldn't ...
Overwatch Update Makes For Friendlier Post-Matches
The new version 1.25 update for Overwatch makes matches a friendlier place, along with a spate of balance changes and other tweaks. The biggest change comes in the form of Endorsements, a tool you can use after a match to recognize fellow players for ...
How to Install the macOS Mojave Public Beta
Apple has released the first public beta of macOS Mojave, the next major version of its Mac operating system due to launch in the fall. The availability of the public beta means Mac users don't need to be part of the Apple Developer Program to be able ...
Microsoft's facial recognition can better identify people with darker skin tones
Microsoft says its facial recognition tools are getting better at identifying people with darker skin tones than before, according to a company blog post today. The error rates have been reduced by as much as 20 times for men and women with darker skin ...
The rockets that are pushing the boundaries of space travel
Friday morning at 5:24 am (0924 GMT), a rocket owned by the US company SpaceX will blast off from Florida carrying two and a half tons of gear from NASA, only to dock three days later and 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth at the International ...
The new Google Maps with personalized recommendations is now live
At its I/O developer conference last month, Google previewed a major update to Google Maps that promised to bring personalized restaurant recommendations and more to the company's mapping tool. Today, many of these new features started rolling out to ...