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Did LeBron James Just Become The Face Of Driverless Cars?

Oct 10, 2017 05:24 am UTC| Technology

Now that the US Senate has approved the removal of several restrictions applied to the testing of driverless cars, companies are wasting no time advertising the technology. Intel recently made use of the star power of...

Sony Revives Robot Dog Aibo As Weapon In Upcoming AI Wars

Oct 10, 2017 05:24 am UTC| Technology

For those who have not been paying attention, a war centered around artificial intelligence has been brewing over the past few years. Both private companies and world governments are stockpiling software arsenal in order...

Elon Musk’s OpenAI Proven Superior Over Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, Slaughtered In StarCraft

Oct 10, 2017 05:24 am UTC| Technology

Tesla CEO Elon Musk might be the loudest voice of caution in the development of artificial intelligence right now, but he is still proving to be a revolutionary in helping to create advanced technology. Back in August,...

MIT Engineers Create AI That Can See Around Corners Using Light

Oct 10, 2017 05:23 am UTC| Technology

If the current artificial intelligence race has not made it clear yet, intelligent machines have huge financial and technological potential. They can process information faster, analyze data more efficiently, and...

New BlackBerry Phone Ditches Keyboards For Bigger Battery And Water Resistance

Oct 10, 2017 05:23 am UTC| Technology

If smartphone consumers have made anything in their choices clear since the mid-2000s, its that keyboards are no longer a desired feature. It seems BlackBerry finally understands that cashing in on nostalgic devices is not...

Russian Coder Hacks SNES Classic To Add Games And New Features, Harmless Fun Or Dangerous Idea?

Oct 10, 2017 05:21 am UTC| Technology

The Nintendo SNES Classic is an official novelty item harking to the good old 16-bit days packing tons of games and new features. However, with a few simple steps, hackers can make a few cool changes to the mini console....

Russia Used Google As Propaganda Machine During 2016 US Elections, Fake News And Ads

Oct 10, 2017 05:17 am UTC| Technology

It would seem that Facebook has been taking on an unfair amount of heat for its role in allowing Russia to undermine US democracy during the 2016 presidential elections. Google just discovered that it was used to spread...

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Economy

German bunds surge ahead of October manufacturing PMI, ECB policy rate decision

The German bunds surged Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of October, scheduled to be released on October 24 by 07:30GMT. Also, markets await the European Central Banks (ECB)...

Singapore headline consumer inflation stabilizes in September, in line with estimates

Singapores headline inflation stabilized at 0.4 percent in September, in line with market estimates. Core inflation edged up slightly due to an increase in services costs and telecommunications fees in particular. As...

US dollar likely to advance against EM Asian currencies in weeks ahead, says Scotiabank

The US dollar is expected to advance against the emerging market currencies over the coming weeks, according to a report from Scotiabank. The US Senate approved a Republican-backed 2018 budget on a 51-49 vote last Thursday...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 23rd October 2017

Few economic data and events scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks associated. Data released so far: China: House price index is up 6.3 percent y/y in...

JGBs little changed despite PM Abe’s tumultuous snap election win

The Japanese government bonds remained little changed at the start of the trading week Monday even as the countrys snap elections held over the weekend yielded results as per market expectations, with Prime Minister Shinzo...

Politics

As China prepares for its Communist Party congress, what will it mean for the rest of the world?

Of Chinese President Xi Jinpings many achievements in his time in office about which much will be made in the official propaganda one of the most surprising was the more confident and assertive approach to foreign policy...

What it's like to transition on to Universal Credit

Originally designed with the intention of making work pay by smoothing out transitions between paid work and welfare, Universal Credit is now being widely criticised for failing to deliver on its promises. Despite calls by...

Theresa May's speech and the challenge to expand English social housing

Amid the drama of Theresa Mays conference speech was the announcement of new funding for social housing and a new generation of council houses in England. This follows long-term under-investment in social and affordable...

Las Vegas: the US is racked with impossible divisions over rights and freedoms

In the immediate aftermath of the October 2 Las Vegas massacre the USs 273rd mass shooting in 2017 alone it seems neither President Donald Trump nor his Republican colleagues will entertain a review of current gun...

Catalonia's referendum unmasks authoritarianism in Spain

I have long worried about the rise of authoritarianism in the European Union. The Spanish governments violent crackdown during the Catalonia referendum on Oct. 1 is the latest crisis to challenge EU institutions....

Science

New Treatment For Blindness Gets FDA Panel Recommendation, First Of Its Kind

Providing hope to thousands of people suffering from hereditary blindness, advisers for the US Food and Drug Administration just gave a critical recommendation to a new type of treatment. Using gene therapy, the treatment...

VP Mike Pence Heads NASA’s Revived Moon Council, SpaceX To Do The Heavy Lifting

After months of hinting that a Lunar mission is in the works, US vice-president Mike Pence announced via The Wall Street Journal op-ed that NASA would be sending humans to the moon. The article was published just before...

Scientists Makes Hydrogen Fuel Production Cheaper With Seawater And New Nanomaterial

Solar and wind energy might be the renewable resources that are growing in popularity, but hydrogen fuel has proven to be incredibly reliable and powerful as well. Now, a University of Central Florida (UCF) scientist has...

Chilled proteins and 3-D images: The cryo-electron microscopy technology that just won a Nobel Prize

Many people will never have heard of cryo-electron microscopy before the announcement that Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson had won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work developing this...

Ikea Now Has Indoor Vertical Farm, Huge Potential For Solar Partnership

With the worlds climate constantly becoming hotter by the year, industries such as farming are going to experience massive problems such as drought and daylight heat thats too much for plants to handle. Thats why products...

Technology

The Evil Within 2 Can Be Played In First-Person Via PC Console Command

The Evil Within 2 is the recently launched horror-survival shooter sequel to the critically-acclaimed The Evil Within. Launched for all major platforms, it seems the PC version has another advantage over its console...

Three Leaked Steam Sale Dates Confirmed By Devs

No matter the time of year, Steam Sales are events that PC gamers cant help but look forward to. There are three Steam Sales lined up before Christmas, which include Halloween, Autumn, and Winter. The dates of these events...

Razer Made Webcam Specifically For Live Streamers, Gamers And YouTubers Alike

Although the company is mostly known for making high-quality gaming computers, Razer is also famous for producing some of the best peripherals in the business. Among its latest lineup are a web camera and a microphone that...

Apple Gets Amazon Studio Veteran, Shows It’s Serious About Scripted Shows

For months now, the tech industry has been wondering just how serious Apple was at creating original, scripted content and how far it was willing to go. Recently, the Cupertino firm just announced that it was hiring Morgan...

Apple Sued Over Animoji Trademark By Japanese Company

During the most recent Apple event where the company showed off its latest gadgets and gizmos, the Cupertino firm tried to put hype behind a new type of messaging feature called Animoji. Its basically an emoji that mimics...
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52.9 bln $

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