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Research Russia's new humanoid robot F.E.D.O.R. practices target shooting
Author: 0 Russia's new humanoid robot F.E.D.O.R. practices target shooting

The combat robot, named F.E.D.O.R. will even be programmed to make its own decisions before it is launched into space. Russia's deputy PM Dmitryi Rogozin already explained that they are not creating a killing machine, but that they're developing an artificial intelligence that will be of great practical significance in various fields.

Research NASA finds conditions for life on Saturn's moon
Author: 0 NASA finds conditions for life on Saturn's moon

This could be a sign that microbes, assuming Enceladus has such alien life forms within, use the hydrogen as a source of energy, blending this element with dissolved carbon dioxide. Hardware on the Cassini test identified a portion of the required conditions and building hinders for life on both moons. At the moment, we can't answer that because we only have one example of life starting: on this planet.

Author: 0 Galaxy S8 Will Launch Without Key Feature

So new S8 owners will be able to use Bixby's augmented reality camera features, Bixby Vision as it's called, and access the "Home" panel, which is basically a pane of widgets. After coming in behind Apple during the fourth quarter of previous year, Samsung grabbed the top spot in global smartphone market share in the first quarter of 2017, according to a report released today by the Taiwan-based market research firm TrendForce.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling System In Nintendo History

Nintendo has revealed that, according to the NPD Group , the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 906,000 units during its launch month. Nintendo Switch, the new home gaming system that people can also take on the go, has sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history.

Author: 0 NASA Says Moon Orbiting Saturn Might Be Habitable

The scientists published two research papers on their findings. During Cassini's close flyby of Enceladus on October 28, 2015, INMS detected molecular hydrogen as the spacecraft flew through the plume of gas and ice grains spewing from cracks on the surface.

Research Oh Wow, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Is Coming to Steam
Author: 0 Oh Wow, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Is Coming to Steam

Another speculation is "Halo 3" could really be coming to PC, but with improved graphics and cut-scenes, in celebration of their anniversary. Since this year marks the 10 year anniversary of the launch of Halo 3 , there have been rumors that Microsoft is going to announce Halo 3 Anniversary at E3 2017 in June for release this holiday season, in lieu of Halo 6 .

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship without Bixby voice control

Yet the biggest differentiating factor between Samsung's software and Siri or Google Assistant is Bixby's ability to perform more manual tasks on your behalf, like lightly editing a photo or composing and sending an email. Request an Invite - Save 50%! Other features, including Bixby Vision, Home, and Reminder, would, however, be available. It was widely believed the new phones would feature the first ever version of Bixby , which is powered up using a button on the side of the ...

Author: 0 Apple receives permit to test self-driving cars on California roads

According to Autotrader executive analyst, Michelle Kreb , few details have been revealed about Apple's plans for self-driving cars. Apple's competitors have already been testing autonomous vehicles . The ride-hailing company Uber is locked in nasty dispute with Google's former auto division, now known as Waymo, over Waymo's accusations that a former company executive stole crucial technology that was later used by Uber.

Author: 0 On North Korean border, Pence says US will drop 'failed policy'

Pyongyang didn't respond to requests from China Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Wu Dawei, the country's top envoy for North Korean nuclear affairs, to meet with their North Korean counterparts, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions were private.

Research Donald Trump says North Korea 'gotta behave'
Author: 0 Donald Trump says North Korea 'gotta behave'

He promised to label China a currency manipulator on Day One of his administration. At the same time, the president also sees China as essential for resolving the North Korea problem that has puzzled world leaders for decades. The Trump administration has touted some successes on that front in the past week, including the suspension of coal shipments from North Korea to China.

Research Save Instagram posts in Pinterest-like 'collections'
Author: 0 Save Instagram posts in Pinterest-like 'collections'

Today, Instagram announced that it's rolling out a means to actually organise those posts. Should I Friend My Boss on Facebook? You can use this feature by tapping and holding the bookmark icon below a post to add it to a collection . The collections feature is now available on iOs an Android devices as part of the Instagram version 10.16 download, which can be accessed through the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Author: 0 Cygnus To Launch In 3D, Courtesy of NASA, ULA and Orbital ATK

Users would need to use a mouse to scroll back and forth for a 360° view around Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The experiment involves deliberately setting fire to material aboard the unmanned Cygnus ship after it has departed the space station. Orbital originally won a $1.9 billion NASA contract from NASA to launch eight Cygnus resupply missions using the company's Antares booster.

Research Barack Obama snaps photo of Michelle Obama on yacht
Author: 0 Barack Obama snaps photo of Michelle Obama on yacht

Hanks and Springsteen were not visible, but are well known to be friends of the Obamas. Yes, that's the former President of the United States, dressed head to toe in his finest nautical whites, holding up an iPad and carefully making sure to get just the right amount of light in the former First Lady's island getaway glamour shot.

Author: 0 Apple handed self-driving test permit

It looks like Apple, Inc . has nabbed a spot on the California Department of Motor Vehicles ( DMV ) updated list of companies that has received the green light to test out their autonomous vehicles in the state. It's a complete auto and it's just software for other cars until Apple says otherwise. That statement from Apple's director of product integrity ( previously of Ford ), Steve Kenner, included this line: "The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning ...

Research Hardware Event by Microsoft on 2nd May
Author: 0 Hardware Event by Microsoft on 2nd May

Windows 10 Cloud presumably aims to keep devices more secure, but it could also come with some limitations compared with the full-fledged version of Windows. What is Windows 10 Cloud? Recent rumours pointed at a possibility of a CloudBook device for the students. Windows 10 introduced a new Settings app that's a bit more user-friendly than the old-school Control Panel app, and while that's great for users, it can introduce headaches for IT administrators.

Research Boston marathon athletes begin trek in waves
Author: 0 Boston marathon athletes begin trek in waves

Now, after running 39 marathons , 70-year-old Switzer will run in this year's Boston Marathon, likely with more people cheering her on than in 1967. Buzunesh Deba will leave the Boston Marathon with one champion's medal this week. Manuela Schar of Switzerland finished in 1 hour, 28 minutes, 17 seconds - shattering the world best by more than five minutes.

Research Tesla, Inc. Slashes the Price of Model S
Author: 0 Tesla, Inc. Slashes the Price of Model S

That means the cheapest Model S starts at $70,700 for the 75 and $75,700 for the 75D - within $1,500 of the just-discontinued Model S 60 and 60D. Elektrek, a Website that closely tracks electric vehicle development, reported on Monday that the Elon Musk-led technology darling trimmed $7500 from its 75kWh Model S price, making it Tesla's least expensive offering at $69,500, $1,500 more than its recently discontinued 60kWh version.

Author: 0 Kim Jong-un inspects military parade at central square of Pyongyang

A senior North Korean government official says the country is ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States as he spoke at an huge parade celebrating the birthday of the country's founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.

Research Pakistan Army Denies Consular Access To Kulbhushan Jadhav
Author: 0 Pakistan Army Denies Consular Access To Kulbhushan Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav, 46, was tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and was awarded the death sentence. "Kulbhushan is not eligible for consular access nor will be granted consular access", said Pakistan Armed Forces spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor.

Author: 0 Erdogan is defiant as opponents contest referendum result

Mr Erdogan described the referendum as an opportunity for "change and transformation" as he voted in Istanbul, where bodyguards with automatic weapons stood guard outside the polling station. Opposition leaders have also complained of potential voter fraud and many opposition members were reportedly targeted by an intimidation campaign in the lead up to the vote.

Author: 0 Apple may start testing self-driving cars in California indicates permit

Like those other companies, Apple's test vehicles will have human drivers behind the wheel when they go out on public roads, according to Bloomberg News. "The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation", the company said in December 2015 while being questioned about its rumoured self-driving vehicle project.

Author: 0 North Korea Missile Test Fails in Provocation Before Pence Trip

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump was aware of the failed test but had "no further comment". First to NPR's Rob Schmitz in Shanghai. "The message of the people of the United States of America is that we seek peace, but America has always sought peace through strength and my message here today standing with U.S.

Research Cassini's 'grand finale' plunge set to commence
Author: 0 Cassini's 'grand finale' plunge set to commence

The Grand Finale does more than simply dump the spacecraft safely into Saturn's atmosphere, where conditions are unsuitable for Earth life. As the spacecraft leap over the planet to begin its finale, it will pass as close as 1,012 miles above the Saturn's clouds and will take the best and closest images of Saturn's rings ever made.

Author: 0 Google Pixel runs into fingerprint sensor issue on 7.1.2 update

After LG was taken to court over the infamous bootloop issue on its devices like the LG G4, LG G5, Nexus 5X, LG V10 and LG V20, it seems Google may be next in line to face the court's gavel. However, the swiping down gesture for pulling down the notifications shade is still operating well even after the update has been installed on the Google Pixel and the Google Nexus phones.

Author: 0 Samsung's Bixby Not Ready for English-Language Launch

The flawless time for new Galaxy S8 owners to try out Bixby Voice and get accustomed to using it regularly would be right at launch, but now the early GS8 buyers won't have that feature to try out. Meanwhile, Samsung will also hope the initial hiccup for one of the Galaxy S8's major features won't hurt the company's much-needed recovery from the Galaxy Note7 fiasco.

Author: 0 US 'working with China' over North Korea

McMaster, an Army lieutenant general, made the case for global action on the issue, including enlisting North Korean neighbour China, given the "brutality" of Kim's regime. China, the North's sole major ally, and Russian Federation have both urged restraint, with Beijing's Foreign Minister Wang Yi warning that "conflict could break out at any moment ".

Research Apple gets green light to test self-driving cars
Author: 0 Apple gets green light to test self-driving cars

Apple is now listed on the California DMV's website as having a permit to test autonomous cars in the state. The Cupertino, California-based company started developing a self-driving auto to take on Google and Tesla a few years ago before it pulled back and focused on first developing underlying autonomous technology last year, Bloomberg News has reported .

Research Google's Pixel 2 will reportedly pack a curved OLED display
Author: 0 Google's Pixel 2 will reportedly pack a curved OLED display

If LG Display says no to Google , the hopes of Pixel fans for a curved screen smartphone, at least in the next year, will be dashed. For this up and coming new era in gadget town, LG is expected to finish its research soon as Google is said to be investing less than a billion dollars on the LG Display division.

Author: 0 Tesla to unveil semi-truck in September

Both the Tesla Semi and pick-up truck were announced last summer in Musk's " Master Plan Part Deux ", but little is known about either at present. U.S. automaker Tesla rose to hold the title of the country's most highest-valued auto manufacturer after its share price increased this week. "The important thing is that while everyone is focused on the Model 3, there are a lot of other projects going on at Tesla ".

Research Nintendo Switch Console Defies Estimates
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Console Defies Estimates

While not the cheapest option at $444.99, it provided fans in the United States with a guaranteed unit, even though they may have to wait until the end of the month for their console. But Nintendo will need strong software to keep console sales going. According to Citigroup, this is being developed to attract the young gamers, who find it a bit hard to handle the Switch.

Research Apple MacBook Air: Apple iPad Pro Sneak In To Take Its Place
Author: 0 Apple MacBook Air: Apple iPad Pro Sneak In To Take Its Place

The current iteration of the 4th gen iPad was discontinued in October 2014 to make room for the iPad Air 2. That's the news going around this weekend, thanks to the discovery of a company memo which states that an iPad Air 2 may be given as a substitute replacement due to low stock levels of the aging iPad 4.

Author: 0 NewsFix in Space: NASA announces possible life on another planet

On Thursday, NASA announced Saturn's moon Enceladus was found to have giant plumes containing hydrogen molecules that could be a potential source for microbial life. Although researchers have not actually found life on the planet, the hydrogen discovery proves there is a "food source" to support it. In recent years, NASA has done just that with its Cassini spacecraft .

Author: 0 Amid tensions, Pence visits military camp near Korean DMZ

Vice President Mike Pence declared Monday the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. China has a clear policy of a non-nuclear Korean Peninsula, and, in North Korea a close ally which is developing nuclear weapons. 'What (is) particularly hard about - about dealing with this regime, is that it is unpredictable, ' he said.

Author: 0 Bixby delay will see Galaxy S8 ship without Samsung's voice assistant

Samsung says some features, including Home, Reminder, and Vision, will be ready for use on the global versions of the Galaxy S8, when it goes on sale later this month. In a statement to CNBC , Samsung said the voice portion of the virtual assistant will be available to stateside customers only in spring, likely following a software update .

Author: 0 North Korean missile test fails, USA and South Korea say

Some experts here say the failed launch might indicate the North has difficulty in developing solid-fuel engines for a new missile or the Scud-ER missile. The attempted launch occurred a day after the regime of Kim Jong Un showed off a bevy of new missiles and launchers at a large-scale military parade on its most important holiday.

Author: 0 Tesla's next trick will be an electric semi truck

The noted that Tesla Semi , as it was referred then, will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of transport while increasing safety. The reveal of the Class-8 truck will likely precede its official production by 12-18 months, if not more.