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Hitting the Books: Nero, fiddling from orbit as Earth burns

Engadget RSS Feed Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget of their stories. […]

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These deepfake celebrity impressions are equally amazing and alarming

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Shamook Actor Jim Meskimen partnered with deepfake artist Sham00k to make his celebrity impressions a little more realistic. Meskimen and Sham00k shared the results in a YouTube video, and honestly, they’re pretty remarkable. While Meskimen did the voices, deepfake software applied the facial features of 20 celebrities, including George Clooney, […]

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Report details Google’s donations to climate change deniers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Google makes “substantial” political contributions to organizations and individuals that deny climate change, according to a new report from The Guardian. One such group is the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), which was The Guardian says was instrumental in convincing the Trump administration to abandon the Paris climate agreement. […]

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Inside Cirque du Soleil’s technology lab

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links We hear about disruption all the time — to transport, to media, to manufacturers. What happens when it comes for the circus? The centuries-old entertainment form used to be the place to see incredible, death-defying feats. Now, we see that kind of wonder on our smartphone screens all the time. […]

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NASA’s ICON launches to study the boundary between Earth and space

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer or ICON spacecraft is finally in orbit after years of delays and postponed launches. A Northrop Grumman aircraft carried ICON, which was strapped to a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket, to an altitude of 39,000 feet. At 9:59 PM EDT on October 10th, the carrier […]

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Boeing and Porsche are developing an electric ‘flying car’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Porsche/Boeing Boeing has teamed up with luxury sports carmaker Porsche to develop a concept for an electric vehicle capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) — in other words, they’re working on a “flying car.” The companies’ engineers will even collaborate to build and test a prototype based on the […]

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SpaceX Crew Dragon could fly astronauts to the ISS in early 2020

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, talks with SpaceX chief engineer Elon Musk, right, in front of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, about the progress to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station, from American soil, as part of the agency’s commercial crew program at SpaceX headquarters, in Hawthorne, Calif., […]

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Google Maps is getting more detailed spoken walking directions

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Google is rolling out a Maps update that adds more in-depth spoken walking directions, with the aim of helping vision-impaired people navigate with more ease. The detailed voice guidance feature will inform users when to turn and tell them when they’re approaching a large intersection, so they can exercise […]

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MIT-IBM developed a faster way to train video recognition AI

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links EvgeniyShkolenko via Getty Images Machine learning has given computers the ability to do things like identify faces and read medical scans. But when it’s tasked with interpreting videos and real-world events, the models that make machine learning possible become large and cumbersome. A team from the MIT-IBM Watson Lab believe […]

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FISA court: FBI use of NSA’s electronic surveillance data was illegal

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links krblokhin via Getty Images A US court ruled that some of the FBI’s electronic surveillance activities violated the constitutional privacy rights of Americans. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) deemed that FBI officials improperly searched a National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence database for info on Americans. The ruling was made […]

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