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Why Maxar CTO Walter Scott thinks now is the time to address the orbital traffic boom

Why Maxar CTO Walter Scott thinks now is the time to address the orbital traffic boom The number of objects in orbit around Earth has been growing, and growing fast. Before 1957, of course, there were a total of zero human-made objects in the orbital region of outer space just beyond Earth’s […]

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Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs

Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs Privacy-minded changes to smartphone operating systems which foreground the background activity of third party apps are helping to spotlight more of the surveillance infrastructure deployed by adtech giants to track and profile human eyeballs for profit. To wit: iOS 13, […]

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Tesla promises up to 30% lower rates with new car insurance play

Tesla promises up to 30% lower rates with new car insurance play Tesla said Wednesday it has launched an insurance product, promising owners of its electric vehicles to deliver rates 20% and even as high as 30% lower than other insurance providers. For now, the product known as Tesla Insurance, will only […]

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NASA details Deep Space Atomic Clock and other tests launching on SpaceX Falcon Heavy

NASA details Deep Space Atomic Clock and other tests launching on SpaceX Falcon Heavy SpaceX’s next mission for its Falcon Heavy high-capacity rocket is set for June 24, when it’ll take off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with 20 satellites on board that comprise the Depart of Defense’s Space Test […]

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MIT’s robot boats can self-assemble to build bridges, stages or even markets

MIT’s robot boats can self-assemble to build bridges, stages or even markets MIT researchers have created a new autonomous robot boat prototype – which they have named ‘roboats’ to my everlasting glee – that can target and combine with one another Voltron-style to create new structures. Said structures could be bigger boats, […]

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A first look at Amazon’s new delivery drone

A first look at Amazon’s new delivery drone For the first time, Amazon today showed off its newest fully electric delivery drone at its first re:Mars conference in Las Vegas. Chances are, it neither looks nor flies like what you’d expect from a drone. It’s an ingenious hexagonal hybrid design, though, that […]

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Nigeria’s Gokada raises $5.3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz

Nigeria’s Gokada raises .3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz In many large cities across Africa, motorcycle taxies are as common as yellow-cabs in New York. That includes Lagos, Nigeria, where ride-hail startup Gokada has raised a $5.3 million Series A round to grow its two-wheel transit business. Gokada has trained and […]

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GPS Rollover is today. Here’s why devices might get wacky

GPS Rollover is today. Here’s why devices might get wacky The Global Positioning System time epoch is ending and another one is beginning, an event that could affect your devices or any equipment or legacy system that relies on GPS for time and location. Most clocks obtain their time from Coordinated Universal […]

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The shift to collaborative robots means the rise of robotics as a service

The shift to collaborative robots means the rise of robotics as a service The 2018 Holiday shopping season was the biggest on record for e-commerce, with nearly $126 billion in online sales. But as e-commerce continues to expand, the demand for warehouse workers is growing faster than the labor supply and creating an increased need for […]

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Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules

Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules A privacy complaint targeting the behavioral advertising industry has a new piece of evidence that shows the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) shedding doubt on whether it’s possible to obtain informed consent from web users for the programmatic ad industry’s real-time bidding (RTB) system to broadcast […]

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