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With a Better Brain, Curiosity Mars Rover Picks It's Own Targets

Thursday  00:25,   29 june 2017
Space.com

The Curiosity Mars Rover is now smart enough to pick its own targets for exploration, according to a new study. The secret to Curiosity's better brain was a software update sent from the ground in October 2015, called the Autonomous[...]

With a Better Brain, Curiosity Mars Rover Picks It's Own Targets

Thursday  00:25,   29 june 2017
Space.com

The Curiosity Mars Rover is now smart enough to pick its own targets for exploration, according to a new study. The secret to Curiosity's better brain was a software update sent from the ground in October 2015, called the Autonomous[...]

Now you can make local Snapchat filters on your phone

Wednesday  21:15,   28 june 2017
Engadget

Geofilters have been making Snapchat boatloads of money, so it doesn't come as a surprise that the company is making them even more accessible. Starting today, you can create Geofilters right within the application, but only if you're in the[...]

Volkswagen’s cars will be ‘talking’ to each other by 2019

Wednesday  21:05,   28 june 2017
Engadget

Vehicles will be communicating with each other as soon as 2019, if Volkswagen's plans come to fruition. The technology makes it possible for cars and transport infrastructure within a radius of 500 meters to share information about[...]

Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensors work underwater

Wednesday  21:02,   28 june 2017
Engadget

Hot on the heels of Apple's plans to reinvent its iPhone's fingerprint reader, Qualcomm looks set to position itself at the forefront of the fingerprint sensor market. Unveiling its plans at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the[...]

Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensors work underwater

Wednesday  21:01,   28 june 2017
Engadget

Hot on the heels of Apple's plans to reinvent its iPhone's fingerprint reader, Qualcomm looks set to position itself at the forefront of the fingerprint sensor market. Unveiling its plans at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the[...]

Finding an Earthly home for the Thirty Meter Telescope

Wednesday  21:01,   28 june 2017
PRI

Named for the diameter of its mirror, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT, for short) will some day see 10 to 100 times farther in the sky than existing telescopes — far enough, scientists hope, to glimpse exoplanets and some of the oldest objects in[...]

Finding an Earthly home for the Thirty Meter Telescope

Wednesday  21:01,   28 june 2017
PRI

Named for the diameter of its mirror, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT, for short) will some day see 10 to 100 times farther in the sky than existing telescopes — far enough, scientists hope, to glimpse exoplanets and some of the oldest objects in[...]

Monopoly Gamer Edition reinvents the classic with Super Mario, power-ups and more

Wednesday  19:00,   28 june 2017
Polygon

A new way to spend an entire afternoon getting mad at your family.Monopoly Gamer, according to a press release from manufacturer Hasbro, deviates from the classic board game in some big ways. Instead of buying up property and racking up cash,[...]

Monopoly Gamer Edition reinvents the classic with Super Mario, power-ups and more

Wednesday  19:00,   28 june 2017
Polygon

A new way to spend an entire afternoon getting mad at your family.Monopoly Gamer, according to a press release from manufacturer Hasbro, deviates from the classic board game in some big ways. Instead of buying up property and racking up cash,[...]

Darwin's 'strangest animal ever' finds a family

Wednesday  18:20,   28 june 2017
AFP

<p>For nearly two centuries, biologists and taxonomists argued over the pedigree of a bizarre beast, which weighed 400 to 500 kilos (850 to 1100 pounds), lived in open landscapes, and snacked on grass and leaves.</p>Owen was stumped too.[...]

Microsoft is building a smart antivirus using 400 million PCs

Wednesday  17:55,   28 june 2017
CNET

An upcoming security update will incorporate machine learning from millions of computers fending off malware, the company says.The company is under massive pressure to deliver a cybersecurity solution that will work for millions of computers, as[...]

The iPhone’s smartphone revolution in 4 graphs

Wednesday  17:07,   28 june 2017
USA TODAY

<p>Here are four graphs that explain the iPhone’s impact on the smartphone industry and how we communicate.</p>The result of having a computer in your pocket is that the iPhone, which went on sale 10 years ago this week, ushered in a complete[...]

The iPhone’s smartphone revolution in 4 graphs

Wednesday  17:06,   28 june 2017
USA TODAY

<p>Here are four graphs that explain the iPhone’s impact on the smartphone industry and how we communicate.</p>The result of having a computer in your pocket is that the iPhone, which went on sale 10 years ago this week, ushered in a complete[...]

Microsoft's next big Windows update will use AI to fight malware

Wednesday  15:56,   28 june 2017
Engadget

Windows Fall Creators Update will come with a hefty serving of security upgrades, made timely by the increasingly rampant cyberattacks targeting the platform these days. In a blog post, Microsoft has revealed how the upcoming major update will[...]