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Hordes of Chinese Smartphone Models Infected With Built-In Viruses

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The Russian cyber security segment isn’t standing still as more and more concerns are voiced over reported vulnerabilities in today’s cutting-edge gadgets. Employees at the Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web have come to believe that roughly 45 smartphone models have seen viruses installed in them at the manufacturing stage. This could have an adverse effect on thousands of smartphone users... 

Self-Driving Uber Kills Female Pedestrian

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A self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona struck and killed a woman Sunday. According to local ABC affiliate KNXV, a police investigation is underway after the female was hit crossing the street early Monday in Tempe. The pedestrian, who was “walking outside of the crosswalk” at the time of the incident, died of her injuries shortly after being taken to the hospital. Police have since identified... 

Russia to create NEW INTERNET if it gets disconnected from US internet

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If Western sanctions go as far as excluding Russia from the world wide web, the country’s own internet is ready, according to the Russian presidential aide on the internet, German Klimenko. “Technically, we are ready for anything now,” he told NTV news channel. However, the shutdown will not be painless, Klimenko added. “Failures always occur when moving from one technology to another.... 

Australian Defense Depart to Phase Out Chinese Smartphones

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The Australian Department of Defense has announced that they will no longer be using any phones from a pair of Chinese phone manufacturers that have both been accused of allowing the Chinese government to conduct espionage through their products. The companies in question are Huawei, the third-largest phone manufacturer in the world after Samsung and Apple, and ZTE. Australia’s DoD announced... 

Swedish Scientists to Revive the Dead in Robots with AI

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The Swedes appear to have embarked on an audacious project resembling something from an episode of the sci-fi series Black Mirror; they intend to make fully conscious copies of the dead in a bid to offer digital immortality. A number of Swedish scientists are researching how to produce digital copies of those who have already passed away. Dagen daily has reported they are also planning to set about... 

Chinese Police Begin Using Facial Recognition Sunglasses to Find Suspects

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Police in China have begun using sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology in order to locate wanted suspects. The new tool, given to officers in Central China’s Henan Province, has reportedly led to the arrest of more than 30 people at the Zhengzhou East Railway Station since Thursday. According to China News Service, the country’s second largest state-owned news agency, seven kidnapping... 

US Army Now Holding Drills With Ground Robots That Shoot

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In a historic first, the Army conducted a live fire exercise with a remote-controlled ground combat vehicle armed with a .50-caliber machine gun. It plans to conduct more exercises with more heavily armed ground robots within the next couple of years. The demonstration was part of the annual Northern Strike exercise, which took place last July and August at Michigan’s Camp Grayling. Primarily geared... 

Ex-Facebook, Google Employees Turn Against Social Media Giants

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The largest supercomputers in the world are inside of two companies… we’re pointing them at people’s brains, at children. Former Facebook and Google employees are speaking out against what they say are societal dangers posed by social media and smartphones. The group, which recently banded together to form the Center for Humane Technology, has teamed up with media watchdog Common Sense Media... 

Apple faces US govt probe over performance-destroying iPhone update

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The US government has reportedly opened up an investigation into tech giant Apple amid a torrent of lawsuits alleging the company used an iPhone update to intentionally slow down older models. According to Bloomberg News, citing sources with knowledge of the matter, the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have requested information from Apple as part of a probe into... 

Russian Battle Bot Development Could Eclipse US Program

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Even though military assets inherited by Russia from the former Soviet Union were less advanced than the US arsenal, it’s no secret that the Kremlin has been developing weaponized armed forces robotics – from unmanned vehicles to fully autonomous artificial intelligence. The Russian military has been testing unmanned ground vehicles over the last few years, including the Nerekhta, the Uran-9,... 

China's Army Recruits Top Scientists to Develop Quantum Technology and AI

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China is looking to the future as it embarks on a mission to develop cutting-edge technologies in order to become the new military tech superpower. China has selected 120 top specialists to work in a leading research institute to push the development of artificial intelligence and quantum technologies for military applications, the South China Morning Post reports, citing state media. It’s been... 

Russian, German Physicists Create 'Impossible' Material for Quantum Computers

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The researchers, supervised by Professor Alexei Ustinov, the head of the MISiS Superconducting Metamaterials Lab, has created the world’s first metamaterial-based ‘mirror’ qubits, which can be used as a control element in superconducting electrical circuits. The breakthrough was led by scientists from Russia’s MISiS National University of Science & Technology, in cooperation... 

Sex Robot developer claims robots will be able to remain Pregnant and give Birth

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Sex robots are becoming increasingly popular around the world, and one cyber visionary even claims that the machines will one day become capable of having orgasms and giving birth. The evolution of sexbots continues and they are on track to become fully-fledged cyborgs that possess artificial intelligence and can even react to their partners’ actions. Sergi Santos, the developer of one of the most... 

Apple faces avalanche of lawsuits over deliberate obsolescence of iPhones

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It seems 2018 will become the year of legal battles for Apple as more customers are filing suits against the corporation after it admitted to slowing down older iPhones to make them obsolete faster. The world just doesn’t know it yet but this kind of mafia also occurs with Android phones and with Windows computer games falsely demanding more power despite average graphics, computer parts becoming... 

How to operate a one-man customer service department and still have time to run your business

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In order for your small company to succeed, you need to have a firm grasp over all aspects of running a business – from accounting and marketing, all the way to manufacturing and distribution. And while it’s definitely possible for you to handle all of those tasks on your own, there seems to be that one thing all business owners struggle with – customer service. It’s in your best interest... 
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