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An Nvidia executive underscored the company’s agreement with broad statements by Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the EV company’s April 22 Autonomy Investor Day.However, Nvidia’s vice president of investor relations Rob Csongor took exception to what he termed were inaccuracies about Nvidia’s self-driving car SoC (System-on-Chip) in Tesla’s presentation.Csongor began the blog post on Nvidia’s website with his company’s shared beliefs in with Tesla.“At Nvidia, we have long believed in the vision Tesla reiterated: Self-driving cars require computers with extraordinary capabilities,” Csongor wrote.chips will power the computer built into all Tesla models going forward.Tesla’s self-driving computer will run deep neural network algorithms based on data from the vehicles’ cameras, radars, and ultrasonic sensors.
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Former MythBusters co-host Adam Savage will be back on TV in June with a new show called Savage Builds.The eight-episode series on the Science Channel features Savage making epic creations like a 3D-printed titanium suit of armor that's inspired by the Iron Man films and actually flies.Each Savage Builds episode will focus on one project as Savage collaborates with experts, colleagues and friends who include filmmaker Peter Jackson, former MythBusters cast member Tory Belleci and others, according to a series of tweets from Savage Wednesday.One episode has Savage attempting to create a working version of one of history's most notorious engineering failures -- the British military's World War II rocket-propelled explosive weapon called The Great Panjandrum.NASA engineer Adam Steltzner will be on hand to help with the design.Roboticist Simone Giertz and maker Laura Kampf help Savage build three Mad Max-inspired, post-apocalyptic monsters of destruction using only junk cars and the materials they can salvage from a scrapyard.
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It seems honey bees get all the buzzworthy headlines these days due to their declining numbers, but challenges faced by the humble bumblebee are getting some serious attention too.In a study conducted by Michigan State University and published in Ecology: Ecological Society of America on Tuesday, scientists researched the diets of 12 bumblebee species to try to determine if their eating habits could be contributing to their dwindling numbers.The study compared current distributions of bumblebee species across Michigan, from the modern-day bumblebee to museum specimens dating back as far as the 1880s.The research shows that half of the bumblebee species studied have declined by more than 50 percent.This isn't too surprising considering that in 2017, the rusty patched bumblebee was the first bumblebee in the United States to be listed as endangered.In addition to the rusty patched bumblebee, other species, such as the American bumblebee, the yellow banded bumblebee and the yellow bumblebee, are also facing startling population declines.
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As far as tycoon games are concerned, Zoo Tycoon certainly seems to be one of the most fondly remembered.Many have tried to recapture the success of the original Zoo Tycoon throughout the years, and today, Planet Coaster developer Frontier announced that it will soon be making the same attempt.Frontier has announced Planet Zoo, and though you might initially expect it to be yet another tycoon title, Frontier is going to add a little twist to the genre with this new game.In its announcement today, Frontier suggests that the main focus of the game won’t be on pleasing guests and pulling in as much money as possible.Rather, players will be tasked with managing “a truly modern zoo where animal welfare and conservation comes first.”Of course, we still imagine that the business side of running a Zoo will be a large part in the game, but shifting the primary focus to the well-being of the animals in your zoo is certainly an intriguing move.
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At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, a method has been presented that for the first time makes it possible to estimate the amount of negative pressure in spatially limited liquid crystal systems.In the world of plants, attracting intermolecular forces (not: expanding thermal motions) guarantee the flow of water to the treetops of all trees taller than ten metres.On the quantum scale, the pressure of virtual particles of a false vacuum leads to the creation of an attractive force, appearing, for example, between two parallel metal plates (the famous Casimir effect).Although we also cannot do this directly, we have proposed a method that allows this pressure to be reliably estimated," says Dr. Tomasz Rozwadowski from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN) in Cracow, the first author of a publication in the Journal of Molecular Liquids.The Polish physicists investigated a liquid crystal known as 4CFPB, made up of 1.67 nm long molecules with a molecular diameter of 0.46 nm.The geometry of the nanopores meant that there was room for only a few molecules of liquid crystal next to each other, with the long axes positioned along the walls of the channel.
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Kenneth and analyzed the storm in infrared light.Infrared light provides scientists with temperature data and that is important when trying to understand how strong storms can be.The higher the cloud tops, the colder and the stronger they are.So infrared light as that gathered by the AIRS instrument can identify the strongest sides of a tropical cyclone.NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Kenneth on April 23 at 6:41 a.m. EDT (1041 UTC).AIRS detected strongest storms around the center of circulation and in a band of thunderstorms southwest of the center.
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Most of the issues you will encounter with your Galaxy S10 can be solved by a simple reset, but there are a couple of different kinds.We’ll show you exactly how to reset a Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, or S10e here.We’ll also explain the differences between your options, and highlight when you want to choose each one.If your S10 screen has frozen, it’s not responding to touches, or maybe it’s unusually sluggish, then you should try a soft reset.When your Galaxy S10 restarts, you can let go.If your problems persist after a soft reset, then you should check out our common Galaxy S10 problems and fixes for possible solutions.
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Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating molecules that can be integrated into polymers and signal damages or excessive mechanical loads with an optical signal.As part of their research activities within the National Center of Competence in Research Bio-inspired Materials, Professor Christoph Weder, the chair of Polymer Chemistry and Materials at AMI, and his team are investigating polymers that change their color or fluorescence characteristics when placed under mechanical load.The prevailing approach to achieve this function is based on specifically designed sensor molecules that contain weak chemical bonds that break when the applied mechanical force exceeds a certain threshold.This lack of specificity reduces the practical usefulness of stress-indicating polymers.Addressing this problem, Weder and Dr. Yoshimitsu Sagara - a Japanese researcher who spent two years in Weder's group at AMI before joining Hokkaido University as an Assistant Professor - devised a new type of sensor molecule that can only be activated by mechanical force.Unlike in previous force-transducing molecules, no chemical bond breaking takes place.
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Facebook-owned WhatsApp continues to be a hotbed for sharing sexual abuse videos in India, according to fresh findings from Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF), a New Delhi-based cyber security and policy think tank that fights against online crimes and warfare.Despite Facebook’s attempts to clamp down on inappropriate content, the two-week long investigation conducted in March found dozens of WhatsApp chat groups with hundreds of members that share child sexual abuse material.The groups were identified through a third-party WhatsApp public group discovery app that Google recently banned from Play Store, but can still be sideloaded using the installation files that are available online elsewhere.This is not the first time WhatsApp has come under the scanner for circulation of child sexual abuse material.Late last December, a TechCrunch investigation detailed “how third-party apps for discovering WhatsApp groups include ‘Adult’ sections that offer invite links to join rings of users trading images of child exploitation.”What’s more, CPF, in a preliminary investigation conducted earlier this year, found at least 50 WhatsApp groups to which hundreds of Indian users are subscribed and used to share child sexual abuse material.
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Many also allow you to automate policies and raise alerts if there are any issues.These include IT service management, data center automation, performance management and cloud computing management.The solution has tools for automated provisioning, governance and management of cloud services.Setup is a breeze with AppFormix’ automated installer and easy to use UIThe solution is a cloud operations management and orchestration platform which provides end-to-end visibility for your multi-cloud environment.It can connect into existing Nagios plug-ins.
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The LG G8 ThinQ is geared to compete against the best flagships in the market, but in our full review we found it doesn’t do much to really stand out from the crowd.LG G8 ThinQ camera specsLG G8 ThinQ rear cameras:107 degree field of view78 degree field of view)Dual PDAF – autofocus using dual PD pixel sensor
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Senior Tory MPs have slammed Prime Minister Theresa May’s “short-sighted” decision to allow Huawei to participate in parts of the UK’s 5G network.The Chinese firm will be banned from core parts of the network, but will be allowed to supply equipment to non-core areas such as antennas.Read more: Huawei ‘will be blocked’ from UK’s core 5G networkBut senior Tories have voiced concerns about the decision, which was made at a meeting of the National Security Council yesterday.“Allowing Huawei into the UK’s 5G infrastructure would cause allies to doubt our ability to keep data secure and erode the trust essential to Five Eyes cooperation,” said Tom Tugendhat, chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee.Tugendhat also said senior intelligence officials in the Five Eyes partnership had warned the difference between core and non-core parts of the network is not always clear-cut.
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AT customers, awaiting delivery of Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphones, shared images of an updated shipping time sent out by AT The shipping date is June 13, these images showed.Customers have been waiting for news on when the $2,000 phone would arrive after its launch date was pushed back by Samsung.The decision to postpone the launch, which was scheduled for April 26, came after several reviewers reported that the screen on their devices had broken after use.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.AT is making big promises to its customers.On Tuesday, AT shoppers awaiting delivery of their preordered Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphones shared images of an updated shipping time sent out by the telecommunications giant.
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Fans of Microsoft’s age-old Paint application can breathe easy, because it has been confirmed that the program will remain included as part of the default raft of apps in Windows 10 – at least for the time being.This is according to Brandon LeBlanc, senior program manager in the Windows Insider team, who shared the news in a tweet.The ‘1903’ referred to simply means the next major update for Windows 10 – the May 2019 Update – so Paint will remain a part of the operating system with that upgrade, and presumably for some time into the future (whatever ‘for now’ means).This was kind of expected, since just a couple of months back (in February 2019), one observant Windows 10 tester noticed that the warning that Paint would “soon be replaced with Paint 3D” disappeared from the preview versions of the operating system.That quickly prompted speculation that Microsoft had changed its mind, which has proved to be the case.Previous to that, Microsoft had listed Paint as a deprecated app, and the idea was to drop it from the line-up of Windows 10 default apps, encouraging users to adopt Paint 3D instead (but still offering the original Paint as a download from the Microsoft Store).
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There’s been ongoing controversy regarding MacBook keyboards that use a ‘butterfly’ switch, and in a fresh move to appease those affected, Apple has reportedly stepped up the speed of repairs on these faulty models.Now, rather than an off-site repair and a potential three to five working day wait (or maybe even longer), Apple is aiming for a next-day turnaround by completing repairs in stores.This is according to a company memo on the topic of providing support for keyboard-related repairs as highlighted by MacRumors.Genius Bar technicians are advised as follows: “Most keyboard-related repairs will be required to be completed in store until further notice.Additional service parts have been shipped to stores to support the increased volume.These repairs should be prioritized to provide next-day turnaround time.”
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Last week, the government announced a new law – one which would expose children to more harmful online material, compromise privacy, and hit the most vulnerable adults in society.As of 15 July, to access online pornography you will have to either purchase a porn pass online or venture to off-licence to acquire an age-verification code.The so-called Porn Laws first reared their head under David Cameron in 2013.But not only will they not work, these new restrictions have worrying implications for the rest of society.There is, however, a real risk that, in trying to get around the restrictions, they may venture onto the so-called dark web, where they could be exposed to material far more damaging than mainstream pornography – including paedophilia content, and markets for guns and illegal drugs.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced the implementation date via an email to tech journalists which exposed recipients’ email addresses.
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Just a few years ago, there was a debate about which fueling technology would win long term: all-electric vehicles or hydrogen-powered vehicles.That debate appears to be over.The final holdouts were Japanese automakers Toyota (NYSE:TM), Hyundai(NASDAQOTH:HYMLF), and Honda (NYSE:HMC), who make three fuel-cell vehicles that they thought would eventually upend all-electric vehicles.Giving up on a dreamNo one investing in fuel cells has officially given up on the technology because there are applications for it even if it's not for passenger vehicles.But there are plenty of signs that automakers are moving on to more fully electric options.
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In other words, the world is watching Samsung's every move, either to cut and run if buyers grow cold, or to extend their own brand as a "true" foldable success.CNET's Galaxy Fold review unit has a small screen nick, but no major problems.Although the blowback could have been far worse for Samsung -- the Folds with broken screens aren't dangerous, unlike 2016's overheating Galaxy Note 7 -- the early issues are calling into question Samsung's ability to innovate.For example, the Galaxy S10 phones have been hailed by reviewers like me (I especially like the S10 Plus and value S10E), but it's Huawei's P30 Pro and P30 that are grabbing headlines for their fantastic low-light photography and zoom performance.Similarly, Huawei's foldable Mate X is in hot pursuit of the Fold, promising 5G speeds and a dramatically different design that puts the foldable screen on the outside of the device rather than the inside, as it is with the Fold.Samsung's failure to clearly communicate that reviewers shouldn't pull off the protective layer on the Fold's plastic screen led to instant failure of the display.
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If you live near a Kohl’s store, then returning an Amazon package is about to get a little easier.Starting in July, all 1,150 Kohl’s locations across 48 states will begin accepting returns for free, expanding a program that launched in 2017 with 82 stores in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Milwaukee.The partnership means that any item bought on Amazon can be returned free of charge regardless of the reason for return, and regardless of whether the items are packaged or unpackaged for shipping.In other words, part of the service includes Kohl’s staff packaging up the goods before shipping them to Amazon returns centers.It’s easy to return an item to Kohl’s.To get started, head to Amazon’s online return center.
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Tesla announced a series of improvements to the Model S sedan and Model X SUV on Tuesday.Both vehicles received drivetrain upgrades that Tesla said would improve the battery performance on the long-range version of both cars to 370 miles for the Model S, and 325 miles for the Model X.The long-range Model S and Model X benefit from the extended range while using the same 100 kWh battery pack, according to Tesla.Additionally, the electric-car maker announced the lower-cost Standard Range Model S and Model X are once again available to purchase, a month after they were quietly removed from the Tesla website.Tesla is touting a handful of improvements to the Model S sedan and Model X SUV.The long-range Model S and Model X benefit from the extended ranges while using the same 100 kWh battery pack, according to a Tesla blog post published Tuesday.
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