Author archives: Anna Versai

The recent increase in the number of iPhone 11 leaks, revelations and surmises has given us a good glimpse on what to expect from this year’s Apple Special Event. With the iPhone 11 launch date just two weeks away, it’s time to take a walk through everything we know about this year’s lineup. Apple iPhone 11 Pro OR iPhone Pro? According to an anonymous Twitter account CoinX, at least one of the new iPhone models will have “Pro” in its name, such as “iPhone 11 Pro” or “iPhone Pro.” “Pro” for iPhone? Crazy naming schemes over th...
“China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea increasingly use cyber operations to threaten both minds and machines in an expanding number of ways – to steal information to influence our citizens, or to disrupt critical infrastructure,” wrote Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats in a global threat assessment report released earlier this year. Turns out, the reality is graver than that. The United States Army is unprepared for future informational warfare. Speaking at the military technology conference TechNet Augusta on Tuesday, Gene...
Elon Musk surely knows how to set off a twitterstorm. On August 16, he sent a tweet: “Nuke Mars!” Does this mean the founder and CEO of Tesla literally wants to nuke the Red Planet? We hope not! Planet Earth is still experiencing the repercussions of setting off two nuclear bombs. It would be insane to dream of colonizing another planet only to nuke it before half of the Earth’s population hasn’t even left the surface yet. Nuke Mars! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2019 What’s intriguing is that Elon Musk has conveniently...
In 2016, France became the envy of countries racing for a renewable future when it turned a one-kilometer stretch of a roadway into the world’s first solar road. After less than three years in operation, the project has turned out to be an absolute disaster, reports French newspaper Le Monde. The road surface has deteriorated beyond recognition, according to the paper. The photovoltaic panels that made up the 2,800 square meter of road surface have started peeling off the road and cracking. The world’s first solar road project was a...
Hong Kong’s protest against the proposed extradition bill is getting bigger and more elaborate with every passing day. While authorities are using facial recognition cameras to identify protesters, the protesters are in turn using laser beams to defend themselves.   Since early June, millions of Hong Kong citizens have taken to the streets to show their disagreement for the proposed extradition bill that would allow Hong Kong residents to be extradited to jurisdictions that Hong Kong lacks a formal agreement with, including mainland...
Typically, a journey from Mumbai to Pune could take up to 3.5 hours. But with the Hyperloop project, the first-of-its-kind in the world, this duration could come down to 35 minutes. The government of Maharashtra has deemed hyperloop a public infrastructure project and given a green signal to Virgin Hyperloop One to develop the world’s first hyperloop train between Mumbai and Pune. As mentioned on Virgin’s website, “The DP World – Virgin Hyperloop One consortium was also named as the Original Project Proponent for the Mumbai-Pune hyp...
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’...