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SpaceX Announces Private Passenger Flight Around the Moon for Art’s Sake

Just this year alone, SpaceX has successfully launched at least 17 rocket missions to date. These missions include launches to place satellites in orbit, multiple missions to resupply the international space station, and even a test launch putting a Tesla Roadster into earth’s orbit. Despite the legal issues Elon Musk is currently facing, SpaceX is still …

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Older Technology May Have Its Advantages

You may recall back in late 2014 when Sony Pictures was the target of a vicious hack that exposed everything from full-length unreleased films to private emails and employee personal information. The hack ultimately forced Sony pictures to shut down both their internet servers and landlines to address the problem. …

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Pentagon Partners with Google for AI Powered Military Drone Program

The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) and the push toward more autonomous uses of technology have already seen success in the commercial space. It’s no surprise then that military application of these technologies is a huge priority for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  It has recently come to light that the DoD …

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SpaceX Launches Tesla Roadster Into Space

While Elon Musk is no stranger to ambitious endeavors, his most recent undertakings are literally out of this world. Musk’s private spacecraft company, SpaceX, has already had three successful rocket launches this year alone. Current 2018 launches include two launches to place three satellites (two of which are part of SpaceX’s plan to have …

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Messenger App Telegram May Launch Their Own Cryptocurrency

The privacy-focused messenger, Telegram is allegedly planning to take a huge step into the cryptocurrency world with their own blockchain platform and digital currency. While no one on the Telegram team has officially confirmed or denied it, many details including a short primer and more technical whitepaper detailing the plan have been …

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Media Execs Team Up to Combat “Fake News” With AI and Blockchain Technology

Former CNN president and chief operating officer, Greg D’Alba and former CNN senior vice president Charles Theiss have co-founded a news technology venture that will look to completely change the way news is currently reported. The plan is to combine blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to both automate and authenticate breaking news to minimize human …

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Snowden’s New App Turns Old Android Phones Into Surveillance Devices

Prominent NSA contractor turned whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has recently released a new app in collaboration with the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Guardian Project.  The app is described as “an open source security system for journalist and human rights defenders.” The app, Haven, uses all the sensors in modern smartphones (everything from the accelerometer to the …

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Wikipedia Co-Founder to Bring Blockchain to Online Encyclopedia Everipedia

Dr. Larry Sanger, Co-founder of Wikipedia, has joined online encyclopedia Everipedia as their new Chief Information Officer. The move comes with the intention to place the entirety of their online knowledge base on the EOS blockchain (an Ethereum-based blockchain with a focus on making decentralized applications easy to implement and scale). Originally started …

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Apple iPad Pro: “What’s a Computer?”

What’s a computer? Apple aims to make that a serious question with the next generation of iPad users. With iPad Pro + iOS 11, a post-PC world may be closer than you think. The commercial is set to the song “Go” by Louis The Child, and shows off the iPad’s …

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Tesla Announces New Semi Truck and Roadster

The innovative folks over at Tesla Motors are at it again. Being one of the first to bring almost fully autonomous driving to the consumer market hasn’t slowed down Elon Musk and his team one bit (missed deadlines and multiple production issues aside). On November 16th, Tesla announced its first fully electric semi truck. The …

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