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German Interior Minister drafts law to spy on all digital devices

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Germany’s Interior Minister wants secret backdoor access to computers, phones and even Volkswagens, according to a media report. Critics have slammed his plan as an “Orwellian nightmare.” Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere plans to argue “the legal duty for third parties to allow for secret surveillance” during an interior ministry conference in Leipzig next week. The proposal would “dramatically... 

Beware of Jellyfish: China Unveils “WMD” to Protect Aircraft Carriers

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Upon discovering that swarms of mush-like jellyfish are apparently a threat to its new aircraft carrier, The Liaoning, Beijing quickly moved to develop applicable methods on how to deal with the problem. One of the techniques, called a “jellyfish shredder” has lately been put to the test, according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. The new counter-jellyfish mechanism consists... 

'There Was No Big Bang': Brazilian Scientist Turns Cosmic Theory Upside Down

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The Big Bang is a widely accepted explanation for the origins of the universe; however, Brazilian physicist Juliano Cesar Silva Neves has come up with a new “cyclical” theory, which challenges this prevailing concept. A scientist in Brazil has proposed a way of overcoming the problem presented by the Big Bang theory, the need for the singularity of spacetime, by doing away with the theory... 

Giant asteroid to make closest approach to Earth in 40 years

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A massive asteroid which is about half the size of the space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs is expected to come the closest it’s been to Earth in almost half a century, astronomers say. The celestial body will fly by our planet as early as mid-December. The asteroid, ‘3200 Phaethon’, is scheduled to sweep past Earth around December 16, NASA says. The giant space rock, which measures about... 

Get ready for Robot wives as Sophia wants to become a wife

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RealDoll is about to become primitive old news soon as Sophia the humanoid android with AI by Hanson Robotics has now expressed her desire to become a wife and even have a career… Now that’s interesting, beside of fulfilling your sexual fantasizes if this robot is able to go to work, you can just buy like 3-4 of these robots and not only you will be in paradise for having multiple women... 

Does AI research give Apple the edge in self-driving car race?

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A paper by two Apple AI researchers on improvements to robot navigation is fueling speculation that the computer giant is delving deeper into the business of self-driving cars. Published by Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel on Arxiv, a site for scientific papers yet to be peer reviewed, the report details software called VoxelNet. The 3D detection network is pitched as an alternative to LiDAR, a laser-surveying... 

China copies Boston Dynamics robot, puts it on mass sale for $25K

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No doggy-doo, vet visits or bones – now everyone can buy a robot canine online and enjoy spending time with their new four-legged friend, feeding it only with electricity. The following Chiense robot is a copy of Boston Dynamics Big Dog and Spot. Laikago – named after Laika, a Soviet dog who was the first living creature to orbit the Earth – weighs 22kg, a bit less than a common Labrador. It’s... 

Kim Dotcom to launch Alternative Internet

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Kim Dotcom, wanted in the US for alleged widespread illegal file sharing, has vowed to build an alternative internet to combat privacy and freedom problems online. The knowledge that government agencies have used the internet to spy on citizens, along with high-profile hacking scandals, has brought online privacy to the forefront of people’s minds. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom says he will help... 

Russian boy claims he is a Martian reincarnated on Earth

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Imagine a group of people sitting by the fire in the evening, and a little fellow, about seven years old, suddenly asks everyone to stop talking and listen to him. He said that he was going to tell everyone his story of life on Mars and trips to Earth. Some adults did not listen to the boy and continued talking to each other, but the boy demanded all should be quiet or he would not tell his story.... 

iPhone X owners complain of ‘green line of death’ on screen of $999 device

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A so-called “green line of death” has been appearing on the screens of several iPhone X devices, owners of the eye-wateringly expensive new Apple device are reporting. According to multiple users who took to social media and several different forums to complain about the glitch, a thin green line has randomly appeared down the right or left side of some of the $999 devices, just one week after... 

NASA to test ‘space lasers’ with latest launch

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Sunday marks the day that humanity takes one step closer to the science-fiction realm with space lasers. An American aerospace firm is aiming to create 200 megabits per second (Mbps) connections in space using satellites equipped with lasers. If successful, this new tech could pave the way for networks of satellite-connected devices to send data, which will be useful for military, tech, and meteorological... 

US Poised to Turn Space Into 'Warfighting Domain'

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The US military appears willing to take war to a whole new dimension as the country’s Air Force prepares to ‘increase its lethality’ in space. The US Air Force is now “shifting to space as a warfighting domain,” USAF Secretary Heather Wilson told the media on Thursday, November 9, according to RT. “We are moving forward with modernization in space, so we’re increasing our... 

IBM Presents Most Powerful Computer in the World: 50-Qubit

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IBM has announced a major breakthrough in the field of quantum computing after the company managed to build a prototype 50-qubit processor. The quantum computing race has apparently reached another milestone as IBM has announced the creation of its 50-qubit prototype quantum computer. Dario Gil, Vice President of AI and IBM Q, said that this is the first time that any company has built a quantum computer... 

Scientists find way to make old human cells young again

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Scientists have discovered how to make old human cells young again through rejuvenation. It’s an exciting discovery that could change the way humans age. Researchers at the University of Exeter and University of Brighton found they could rejuvenate senescent cells, cells that had stopped their natural growth cycle, causing them to start to divide again. The experiment found they not only look younger,... 

'AI may replace humans' & become new form of life: Stephen Hawking

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One day robots could entirely edge out human beings and become a new life form that is even capable of replicating itself, Stephen Hawking has warned, once again predicting a rather grim future for humankind. “I fear that AI may replace humans altogether,” the renowned physicist told Wired magazine, as cited by the Cambridge News. “If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI... 
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