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SpaceX and Boeing probably won’t be flying astronauts to the station until 2019, report suggests

The Government Accountability Office thinks NASA should have a backup plan for getting astronauts to the station<p>Since its inception in 2009, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program has been hampered by setback after setback, and it looks like even more delays are on the horizon for the fledgling initiative. …

Space Travel

Apple Testing 4K-Capable Fifth-Generation Apple TV For Possible Release This Year

Apple is testing a new, fifth-generation Apple TV capable of streaming Ultra HD 4K video, a report released on Thursday revealed.<p>The Apple TV is internally codenamed "J105" and is able to output content in more vivid colors, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The fifth-gen device may release as soon as this …

Apple TV

Apple will unveil the future of iOS, macOS, and more on June 5th

WWDC moves to a new location<p>Apple will kick off this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5th, when the company will take to the stage to present the next series of updates to iOS, macOS, and likely watchOS and tvOS as well.<p>This year, the event is being held in a new venue: the McEnery …

Wwdc

New, ultra-flexible probes form reliable, scar-free integration with the brain

Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes that can achieve …

Neuroscience

A Nobel Prize-winning biologist explains...

A Nobel Prize-winning biologist explains why some people appear to age overnight.

Diffbot Aims To Build The Intel Of Data For Artificial Intelligence

With a new $10 million commitment led by Tencent, one of China’s largest Internet companies, Diffbot chief executive Mike Tung has come a long way from his days of eating beans and rice in the dark and solving the math problems that would form the core of his groundbreaking artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Minecraft Players Creates Virtual Version of Apple Campus 2 | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource

by Nick Salerni on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 - 6:14pm PDT<p>Apple has yet to complete their new campus, but thanks to a Minecraft player you can …

Microsoft likely will show off Xbox Project Scorpio on June 11

The company hinted at the new gaming console by posting a picture of its components in a tweet.<p>Get ready for Microsoft's Xbox Project Scorpio.<p>The company's Xbox Twitter page on Wednesday hinted that it will talk up the newest version of its popular gaming console in its press conference at the E3 …

Xbox

Dorsey: Twitter still has “a long way to go”

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey spoke on stage with COO and CFO Anthony Noto at the Goldman Technology Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. The leaders of the social media giant reiterated Twitter’s mission as a real-time information platform and spoke of its latest accomplishments, but …

Twitter

IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe

IBM wants to bring machine learning to its traditional mainframe customers, and eventually to any technology with large data stores hidden behind a company firewall in what IBM calls a “private cloud.”<p>Yes mainframes, those ginormous computing machines from an earlier age, are still running inside …

Machine Learning

Caavo’s $400 streaming box unites Amazon, Apple, and everything else into one TV interface

The dream stream<p>Video streaming boxes and game consoles tend to create a new problem for every one they solve: for every improved TV interface, there’s another input to switch to, or another remote control to use. And you still can’t get certain content stores, like Amazon’s Video app and Apple’s …

Apple TV

'Forza' is a billion-dollar success story for Microsoft

Microsoft has revealed that its flagship racing franchise has now made over a billion dollars at retail. With last year's well received <i>Forza Horizon 3</i> shifting over 2.5 million copies in a couple of months, the nine- game racing franchise has slowly cemented itself as one of the strongest brands in …

PlayStation

Autonomous passenger drones will fly you across Dubai starting this July

If you haven’t yet been to Dubai, this summer might be a good time to visit. Starting this July, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates will see people traveling across its skies in single-passenger drones.<p>That’s according to Mattar al-Tayer, the chairman and executive director of Dubai’s …

Drones

Gallery: 'AI brain scans' reveal what happens inside machine learning

Bristol-based Graphcore has used its AI processing units and software to create maps of what happens during a machine learning process

Machine Learning

Top BeatsX features: A hands-on look at the highly anticipated W1-powered earphones

The highly anticipated BeatsX are the latest pair of wireless earphones to feature Apple’s W1 wireless chip, which makes it easy to pair and switch between eligible iOS devices.<p>First revealed at Apple’s fall iPhone event, the BeatsX have experienced a few delays on their way to last Friday’s …

Headphones

Apple’s upcoming TV show will include an actual ‘escalator pitch’

Launching this spring<p>The premise of Apple’s upcoming TV show, “Planet of the Apps,” has been known for awhile now: app makers will pitch their iOS app ideas for a $10 million pot of venture capital funding, some mentorship, and the chance to have their apps seen by millions of Apple TV users.<p>Turns …

Apple TV

Formula E's next-generation cars get their first concept shots

The all-electric Formula E race series is set to make some high-profile moves this season. With a big race in Brooklyn and at least one major entrant ditching the fossil-fueled Le Mans races, electric racing is gaining more and more credibility as the sport progresses. To keep the vehicles at the …

Motorsport

Juno Drops the First Images of Jupiter's South Pole

The alluring mysteries of Jupiter continue to come to light thanks to NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which continues to orbit the solar system’s biggest …

Solar System

12 awesome science videos from one unique Instagram account

I stumbled upon a really cool Instagram account that features physics-based toys and how they work. Here are some favorites.<p>Browsing Instagram earlier Monday, I came across an account I'd never seen before. It had a lot of followers and I quickly understood why. It's called physicsfun and it's run …

Science

Why Apple Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

The iPhone 7, AirPods, MacBook Touch Bar, and Apple Watch Series 2 all contain new chips that help Apple control its own destiny.<p>Apple isn’t, at its core, a chip company, yet its silicon engineering group shipped four microprocessors in 2016, each paired to a new product, including the iPhone 7 and …

Innovation

Why Amazon Is The World's Most Innovative Company Of 2017

A rapid expansion of Prime plus bold bets in the physical world are allowing the retailer to offer even more, even faster and smarter.<p>Picture your ideal neighborhood. What does it look like? Is it manicured, with buildings set in a pattern so that everything flows together, designed for perfection? …

Amazon

Announcing The 2017 World's 50 Most Innovative Companies

Amazon, Snap, Chobani, and others are changing the way we shop, eat, play, work, and live in 2017.<p>This year marks the 10th edition of our World's Most Innovative Companies ranking. Our reporting team sifts through thousands of enterprises each year, searching for those that tap both heartstrings …

Innovation

IBM to use Jeopardy! winning machine Watson to fight cyber attacks

Perhaps better known for pitting its wits against the winners of a US television quiz show, IBM’s artificial intelligence asset is now being unleashed against cyber attackers.<p>Watson, originally designed as a question answering machine, beat two of the most successful Jeopardy! contestants in 2011 …

Cybersecurity

Does your right to keep (digital) secrets weigh up against any crime?

One of the biggest tech stories of 2016 surrounded the case of the San Bernardino shooter, in which the FBI sought Apple’s help to unlock the attacker’s iPhone by creating a backdoor into the company’s mobile OS last spring. And while the furore over that incident has died down since, we still …

Security

Google's New AI Has Learned to Become "Highly Aggressive" in Stressful Situations

Is this how Skynet starts?<p>Late last year, famed physicist Stephen Hawking issued a warning that the continued advancement of artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Eye tracking technology will change these 4 domains

Thanks to advances and breakthroughs in hardware, software and artificial intelligence, eye tracking technology has progressed immensely in the past year, and is now drawing the attention of tech industry’s biggest players.<p>The acquisition of eye tracking companies EyeFluence and Eye Tribe by Google …

Virtual Reality

Robot rights: at what point should an intelligent machine be considered a 'person'?

Science fiction likes to depict robots as autonomous machines, capable of making their own decisions and often expressing their own personalities. …

We asked an astrophysicist ten insanely difficult questions about the universe

<i>Some of us blindly accept things the way they are. We exist. It doesn’t matter why, we just do. But for others, such as astrophysicist Duncan</i> …

Black holes are even stranger than you can imagine

Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands. The latest news is the discovery of a rare …