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Global Technology News for 23 Apr 2019

Galaxy View 2 to come with aRemember the Samsung Galaxy View? You’d be forgiven if you had forgotten or even never heard of this oversized tablet that isn’t a tablet. It predated smart displays by a few years and seemed to... offer little in terms of practical use. That, however, doesn’t seem to have discouraged Samsung and even AT&T from making a second one. Fortunately, it …
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Researchers have learned much the same for biology and medicine. 'Big data,' as one group puts it, 'needs big theory too'
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Spaceflight looks to moreAfter placing more than 60 satellites into orbit on a single Falcon 9 last year, Spaceflight says it will focus on launching smaller numbers of satellites at a time on more launches this year.... SpaceNews.com
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Video doorbell alert leadsVideo doorbells are doing their bit to help homeowners fight back against porch pirates, as this recent incident in California shows. The motion-activated device alerted the owner, who challenged the... suspect right on the doorstep. The post Video doorbell alert leads homeowner to confront suspected porch pirate appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Departing the U.S. from anU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is set to expand the use of facial recognition tech to identify just about every person leaving the United States on a commercial flight. As Quartz reports,... the CBP already uses facial recognition technology at 15 U.S. airports. The system works by capturing a photo of a passenger as they approach their airport departure gate. The image is then compared to visa and passport applications for a possible match so as to create an "exit record." No match flags the individual for closer inspection by the CBP. In the Fiscal Tear 2018 Entry/Exit Overtstay Report released by Homeland Security, it's stated (on page 11) that CBP intends to expand the use of this so-called biometric exit over the next four years to, "97 percent of departing commercial air...
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Mars 2020 Spacecraft Undergoes Assembly

SpaceRef - 23 Apr 2019 04:01
For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered in parts, components and test equipment for the Mars 2020... spacecraft, scheduled for launch toward the...
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Huawei P30 Pro teardown showsPeople are getting mad, and rightfully so, over the “accidentally” breaking $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone but price doesn’t seem to be enough of a deterrent for JerryRigEverything. For the sake of... science and discovery, not to mention a few juicy views, Zack Nelson isn’t just showing the guts of the Huawei P30 Pro but also literally tore apart its most …
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Earn more likes on your photosLooking to snap better Instagrams? Instagram doesn't demand high-resolution files, but upgrading your camera can deliver better bokeh and low-light quality. Here our the best cameras for Instagram.... The post Earn more likes on your photos with the best cameras for Instagram appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Ruthless copying is common in tech. Just ask Snapchat. However, it’s typically more conceptual than literal. But car API startup Smartcar claims that its competitor Otonomo copy-and-pasted... Smartcar’s API documentation, allegedly plagiarizing it extensively to the point of including the original’s typos and randomly generated strings of code. It’s published a series of side-by-side screenshots […]
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Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tesla Inc robotaxis with no human drivers would be available in some U.S. markets next year, continuing a habit of bold pronouncements that have excited many investors... while often missing deadlines.
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Student sues Apple for $1An 18-year-old student launched a $1 billion lawsuit against Apple and an associated security firm on Monday, accusing the pair of falsely linking him to a series of store thefts.
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TurboTax is making you huntTaxpayers who make less than $66,000 a year can file for free, but Intuit is making it hard to find those services.
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Tesla's autonomous robotaxiElon Musk seems to think that our autonomous future is just a year or two away -- but how close are we really?
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NASA plans to study thisGalaxies come in many different shapes and sizes, but you'd be hard pressed to find one more interesting than ESO 137-001. What the galaxy lacks in a flashy name it more than makes up for with an... eye-catching appearance, looking like some kind of massive jellyfish floating through space. A blurry spiral trailed by long strands of gas and stars, the galaxy is a great candidate for further study, and NASA plans to do just that. In a new blog post, NASA reveals that it plans to use the James Webb Space Telescope to study the galaxy and the mechanics that drive it. ESO 137-001 presents a unique opportunity for astronomers to learn about galaxies that form large galaxy clusters. This quirky jellyfish is part of a larger cluster of galaxies. When a galaxy begins to be drawn into a cluster it may...
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CDC warns measles cases willFollowing last week’s report from the World Health Organization comes an advisory on measles cases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the agency, the United States is... expected to break its current all-time record number of measles cases — and the new record high may happen within weeks, not months. The news comes amid deadly measles …
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CIA plans to join Instagram - CNET

CNET - 23 Apr 2019 01:45
CIA plans to join Instagram -The intelligence agency wants to share more, but don't expect it to spill secrets.
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Sprint, AT&T reach settlementA settlement has emerged in Sprint's lawsuit against AT&T, which accused the rival carrier of "blatantly misleading consumers" with its use of the term "5G E" to market high-speed 4G connections.
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NASA moves ahead with cargoNASA is moving ahead with plans to launch a cargo version of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station next week as the investigation into an explosion of a Crew Dragon spacecraft... continues. SpaceNews.com
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The NBA and NHL playoffs are continuing, but this weekend the big battle is expected on a super-sized episode of Game of Thrones. For gamers, Days Gone is finally ready for your PS4, while a 40th... Anniversary release of Alien celebrates the movie on 4...
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Avengers: Endgame cast singsGroot and Goose the cat are especially good, but the ending will have you saying "a."
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Avengers: Endgame social mediaCritics and fans are as in love with this movie as Captain America is with Peggy Carter.
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The US search giant has launched a reward program for South Koreans making in-app purchases from the Google Play store.
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Panasonic developsA wooden cabinet with glass insert becomes high-quality OLED display The post Panasonic develops transparent, integrated television screen appeared first on Springwise.
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Thai supermarket wraps food inSome supermarkets have started wrapping some products in banana leaves because they are sturdy and biodegradable The post Thai supermarket wraps food in banana leaves instead of plastic appeared first... on Springwise.
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The Australian government demonstrates its can't-do attitude to computering yet again. Requiring all agencies to follow the Australian Signals Directorate's 'best advice' is just too hard.
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