Category: tech updates

NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover to Explore Ancient Life

This artist’s concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, its latest robotic mission to the Red Planet, will include technology to explore ancient life on Mars, according to the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The goal of the Mars 2020 rover is to look for signs of ancient life. It Read More

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to Retire in 2020

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off permanently on January 30, 2020, after nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said in a statement. By then, the spacecraft will have operated for more than 11 years beyond its prime mission, Xinhua news agency quoted the JPL Read More

Is Artificial Intelligence Intelligent? How Machine Learning Has Developed

What makes artificial intelligence intelligent? Is it able to learn from errors or recognize, say, the letters of the alphabet in a set of random shapes like a human can? These are some of the questions developers of AI ask. What began as sluggish programs on hulking machines has taken the form of code that anyone in Read More

Dream of Ubiquitous Social Robots Still Aren’t Coming True

Hopes that the tech industry was on the cusp of rolling personal robots into homes are dimming now that several once-promising consumer robotics companies have shut down. The latest casualty was San Francisco startup Anki, maker of the playful toy robot Cozmo, which upon its release in 2016 seemed like the start of a new Read More

Chinese Researchers Try Brain Implants to Treat Drug Addicts

Patient Number One is a thin man, with a scabby face and bouncy knees. His head, shaved in preparation for surgery, is wrapped in a clean, white cloth. Years of drug use cost him his wife, his money and his self-respect, before landing him in this drab yellow room at a Shanghai hospital, facing the Read More

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Unveils Lunar Lander Project ‘Blue Moon’

  Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world and head of space company Blue Origin, announced Thursday his intent to participate in the new race to the Moon with a high-tech lander to carry vehicles and equipment. “This is Blue Moon,” the 55-year-old said at a carefully choreographed presentation in Washington, as curtains lifted Read More

Mi LED Smart Bulb Launched in India, Will Go Up for Crowdfunding on Friday

Mi LED Smart Bulb price in India has not yet been revealed by Xiaomi HIGHLIGHTS Mi LED Smart Bulb was launched alongside Redmi 7, Redmi Y3 For now, Xiaomi has not detailed a price for the smart bulb The Mi LED Smart Bulb will go up for crowdfunding on Friday Mi LED Smart Bulb has Read More

Apple Accused of Securities Fraud Over Hiding iPhone Sales Drop in US Lawsuit

Apple Inc was accused in a new lawsuit of securities fraud for concealing a slump in demand for iPhones, particularly in China, leading to a $74 billion (roughly Rs. 5,10,000 crores) one-day slide in its market value once the truth became known. The complaint filed on Tuesday seeks damages for investors who bought Apple stock Read More

Facebook Working on Its Own Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly bullish on the cryptocurrency project HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp users will also be able to do cryptocurrency transactions Telegram is also reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency Signal and Line are among others working on similar project More than 50 engineers at Facebook are reportedly busy giving shape to the social media Read More

Google Rejects Australian Regulator’s Call for Scrutiny, Denies Market Power

Alphabet’s Google has rejected calls by Australia’s competition regulator for tougher scrutiny of its operations, denying that it enjoys market power in online searches and advertising, documents published on Monday showed. The global giant was responding to recommendations made late last year by the watchdog, such as increased scrutiny and a new regulatory body to Read More

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