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NASA manages to return stray Voyager 1 back to right track

December 2, 2017 11:00 pm
NASA manages to return stray Voyager 1 back to right track

This NASA artist concept handout image, obtained on August 15, 2017, depicts one of the twin Voyager spacecraft. (Via AFP) NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft — cruising interstellar space billions of miles from Earth — was back on the right track Friday thanks to thrusters that were fired up for the first time in 37 […]

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Japanese scientists make battery breakthrough

November 29, 2017 1:53 am
Japanese scientists make battery breakthrough

This picture, taken at the Bluebus factory in Ergue-Gaberic, western France, on October 12, 2017 shows lithium batteries used in an electric bus. (By AFP) Japanese scientists have developed a new type of chemical that could bring about a breakthrough in battery making by facilitating greater power storage. A team […]

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Russia slams US tech giant Google over ‘censorship’

November 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Russia slams US tech giant Google over ‘censorship’

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (screen grab via AFP) Russia has protested to US tech giant Google for its planned de-ranking of Russian media outlets over allegations that Moscow meddled in the 2016 US presidential election. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday Google’s plans to “engineer” algorithms to […]

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US tech giant Google tracks users even with location services disabled on Android smartphones

November 23, 2017 11:01 pm
US tech giant Google tracks users even with location services disabled on Android smartphones

Google conference in Mountain View, California, USA, on May 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US tech giant Google has been tracking the location of Android smartphones even when apps were disabled and the SIM card was removed from the phone. Smartphones running Android software gather data about your location and […]

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Honda recalls 800,000 minivans in the United States over faulty seats

November 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Honda recalls 800,000 minivans in the United States over faulty seats

The 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan is shown at its reveal at the 2017 North American International Auto Show on January 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by AFP) Honda is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the United States over faulty parts blamed for 46 minor injuries, the […]

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Artificial intelligence could overpower humans: Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking

November 12, 2017 2:00 am
Artificial intelligence could overpower humans: Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking delivers a video message during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Web Summit, in Lisbon, on November 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking said artificial intelligence (AI) could “take power” in the future as technology develops.  In a video message played during the […]

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Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts to gaudy 280

November 9, 2017 1:28 am
Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts to gaudy 280

The logo of Twitter (file photo) It was a sad day for Twitter purists, dismayed that the 140-character limit restricting users on the social media platform to crisp, succinct posts had been doubled to a gaudy 280. And they have been expressing their outrage — how else? — with short tweets and […]

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BMW AG recalling 1 million vehicles in North America

November 3, 2017 10:20 pm
BMW AG recalling 1 million vehicles in North America

BMW AG on said Friday (November 3, 2017) it is recalling about 1 million vehicles in North America for 2 separate issues involving fire risks and said it may expand the recalls to other countries. One recall of 670,000 2006-2011 US 3-series vehicles addresses trouble in the wiring of the […]

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BMW AG recalling 1 million vehicles in North America

10:20 pm
BMW AG recalling 1 million vehicles in North America

BMW AG on said Friday (November 3, 2017) it is recalling about 1 million vehicles in North America for 2 separate issues involving fire risks and said it may expand the recalls to other countries. One recall of 670,000 2006-2011 US 3-series vehicles addresses trouble in the wiring of the […]

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‘Monster’ planet challenges existence theory

October 31, 2017 11:01 pm
‘Monster’ planet challenges existence theory

This image released on October 31, 2017 by the University of Warwick shows an artist’s impression of planet NGTS-1b with its neighboring sun. (Photo by AFP) A “monster” planet, which should in theory not exist, has been discovered orbiting a faint dwarf star far, far away, surprised astronomers said Tuesday. […]

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