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Elon Musk’s neurotechnology startup company Neuralink came out of stealth mode on Tuesday, after operating in the secret for two years. The debut was marked with livestreamed presentations detailing the company’s progress so far in connecting the human brain to machines. Along with top scientists from the San Francisco-based company, Musk released many details of the system it hopes to implant into people’s brain one day. Information shared also includes how the system would, in the first place, reach the patient’s brain – by using l...
After FaceApp – the app that shows you how you might look 20/30 years from now by ageing your face in an image, there is another app that does some funny business with your face. AI portraits, unlike FaceApp that shows you a future version of yourself, it takes you in the past, way back in the past. AI portraits is the new face altering app in the market that converts your image into a classical portrait. This AI tool along with smartphones can also be used on a desktop computer as well. And before you start thinking about FaceApp...
Hackers have successfully targeted SyTech, a contractor for Russian intelligence service FSB, according to news reports. A week ago, on July 13, a group of hackers called 0v1ru$ hacked into SyTech’s Active Directory server from where they gained access to the company’s entire IT network. BBC Russia, which broke the news, said “it’s possible that this is the largest data leak in the history of the work of Russian special services on the Internet.” Biggest Data Breach in History 0v1ru$ stole 7.5 terabytes of data from the company’...
The ongoing plans to make Mars our next home could be closer than we earlier thought. A new study suggests that terraforming of Mars could cost just a thin sheet of aerogel. Now that’s totally mind-blowing, right? Derived from a gel, aerogel is a synthetic porous lightweight material which its liquid component has been replaced with a gas, making it mostly composed of air. Scientists in the new study are proposing that the material could be used to create a greenhouse and to protect a garden in Mars from harmful radiation while suffi...
The Hayabusa 2 has successfully landed on a faraway asteroid - the Ryugu asteroid to collect samples that could give insights into the evolution of the solar system. The successful landing met with cheer and applause at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). “The touchdown is successful,” Jaxa spokesman Takayuki Tomobe said. This is the second touchdown for the Hayabusa 2 which has returned to the Ryugu asteroid to collect matter that can shed light into what the solar system was like 4.6 billion years ago. JAXA said that...
With people’s security consciousness skewed towards the personal computer, cybercriminals are now turning to Android malware for financial fraud. Last year, Anubis banking trojan made headlines after getting onto Android devices through infected downloads from the Google Play Store. The banking apps malware would request for permission to use the accessibility service of the victim’s Android device, from which it would steal banking apps login credentials, payment cards, and e-wallets. Anubis was enabled by a “dropper,” BianLian that ...
Microsoft has spent this week teasing people with a series of tweets that are so confusing that you would probably feel like you are watching an episode of Stranger Things season 3. On July 1st, Microsoft began by announcing an updated Windows 1.0 version. The tweet said, “Introducing the all-new Windows 1.0, with MS-Dos Executive, Clock, and more.” Considering that Windows 1.0 is decades old and is the first Windows version, the tweet managed to create intrigue among followers. Comments came flooding in – Super Mario gifs to referen...
To put a lid on the controversies that the faulty butterfly keyboard attracted, Apple might soon ditch it and adopt a new scissor switch keyboard. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple might soon do away with the controversial ‘butterfly keyboard’ and release a fresh keyboard design for the MacBook Air that will be launched later this year. The analyst, who has a decent track record of making credible Apple predictions, told MacRumors that the future MacBook keyboards could be based on scissor switches. The controversial butt...
GPS, Earth’s navigation system that is used by an estimated four billion people will now enable future human navigation on the Moon. NASA is developing GPS for Moon for aiding its future Artemis missions. The Global Positioning System or GPS has certainly made life on Earth easier. Traveling to an alien city or locality is no more overwhelming today as now we have GPS guiding us every step of the way. NASA is working on creating GPS for Moon and if that sees fruition, navigation on the lunar surface will be equally easier. A team at...
7th August 2019 is the date announced by Samsung as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch date. We can also expect to see the launch of a larger variant of the Galaxy Note 10 – the Galaxy Note 10 Pro or Galaxy Note 10+. The phones will be available for purchase starting 24th August. Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7th’ 2019 at Barclay’s center in Brooklyn, New York. The company released a teaser video which gave a sneak peek into what the newest stylus pen would look like. Also revealed in the teaser is what looks ...