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In April, an international team of scientists obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) observations of the center of the galaxy M87. In September, they won a USD $3 million Breakthrough Prize for that accomplishment. Now, the team behind the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is planning to capture real-time video footage of Sagittarius A* (pronounced “A-star”), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way to observe its behavior and see how it evolves. “This is an amazing accomplishment...
The US, UK, and Australian officials want Facebook to rethink its plans to encrypt all messages on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram. The request is to be delivered in an open letter to Facebook pressing the social media company to create a backdoor to give law enforcement access to encrypted messages. In their letter, US Attorney General William Barr, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, and Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton ask Facebook to give law enforcement ...
Inventions have widely been for the purpose of making life easier and to satisfy the quest for more knowledge. Even before the advent of metalworking around 8,000 BCE, which led to the end of Stone Age, man has always believed in the immortal nature of invention, and every newly developed tool becomes a source to make much better ones. Artificial Intelligence has been a major part of the new inventions. It has made a tremendous impact since creeping into technology, officially in the 1950s, but with what we have so far, it’s complete...
A team of NASA astronomers has discovered three supermassive black holes which appear to be on a collision course, a billion light-years away from Earth. Researcher Shobita Satyapal, from George Mason University, said in a statement that “Dual and triple black holes are exceedingly rare.” Satyapal’s team made the rare discovery using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory telescope, as well as NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft and the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona. The three supermassive black holes will continu...
Facebook is partnering with Luxottica (owner of Ray-Ban, Chanel, Oakley and other brands) on AR glasses nicknamed Orion. According to tipsters, the eyewear would be a promising phone replacement. Orion AR Glasses users will be able to take calls, Livestream to social media followers, and much more. The device will bear functional similarities to Google Glass. If you’re excited to get your hands on Facebook’s AR Glasses, you’ll have to wait for a mighty long time. According to insider sources, Orion wouldn’t be launched until somethin...
The French Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, warned that Libra, Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency, won’t be permitted in France if it’s launched as planned next year. Speaking at an OECD conference in Paris, the minister said Facebook Libra would put national security and sovereignty of governments at risk. Le Maire - an outspoken opponent of the cryptocurrency – also said that Libra threatens to undermine the euro and destabilize the entire French economy. He told the crowd that if France’s economy took a hi...
Apple on September 10 unveiled the iPhone 11, its new flagship models sporting dual-lens camera, improved durability, and a faster A13 chip. The iPhone 11 starts at $699 and is sold alongside iPhone 11 Pro ($999) and iPhone 11 Pro Max ($1099). What does Apple have in store for us? Below we’ve listed all key specs and features of the new iPhone 11. What's new in iPhone 11? iPhone 11 Display The iPhone 11 features a 6.1-inch LCD display that Apple calls a Liquid Retina HD Display. It comes with a 1792 x 828 pixels display at 326...
As first reported by MacRumors, an internal build of iOS 13 suggests Apple’s long-rumored AR headset is in the works. The development of an augmented reality display comes as a surprise as numerous rumors in the past suggested the project had been axed. Let’s take this news with a grain of salt, shall we? StarBoard: Apple AR Glasses Apple’s iOS 13 builds include a “STARTester” app which might allow the augmented reality headset to be used as both a head-mounted wearable, as well as a handheld device. The California-based iPhone m...
Microsoft contractors have listened to voice recordings made by owners of its Xbox One console, according to Motherboard. Like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple, which have all been charged with secretly listening to private recordings, Microsoft listened in on audio recordings from Cortana (on Windows) and listened to Skype calls when people users the app’s language translation feature. Motherboard spoke to several Microsoft contractors who said they were hired by the company to review Xbox and Cortana voice commands to improve it...
“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...