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Baidu's driverless taxi Apollo Robotaxi used in downtown area for first time

https://cntechpost.com/2020/08/21/baidus-driverless-taxi-apollo-robotaxi-used-in-downtown-area-for-first-time/

 

Huawei desktop receives 3C certification in China, Foxconn confirmed as OEM

https://cntechpost.com/2020/08/21/huawei-desktop-receives-3c-certification-in-china/

 

Baidu announces next-gen cloud infrastructure 'Taihang'

https://cntechpost.com/2020/08/20/baidu-announces-next-gen-cloud-infrastructure-taihang/

 

WeChat launches mini-store to compete with Alibaba

https://cntechpost.com/2020/08/20/wechat-launches-mini-store-to-compete-with-alibaba/

 

Lenovo announces world's first folding-screen PC coming to China

https://cntechpost.com/2020/08/20/lenovo-announces-worlds-first-folding-screen-pc-coming-to-china/

 

China-made Covid-19 vaccine expected to be available by end of Dec and costs less than $144 for two doses
https://cntechpost.com/2020/08/19/china-made-covid-19-vaccine-expected-to-be-available-by-end-of-dec/

 

State TV explains China's Digital RMB

https://cntechpost.com/2020/08/17/state-tv-explains-chinas-digital-rmb/

 

Electric car catches fire while waiting at a traffic light in Shenzhen

https://cntechpost.com/2020/08/13/electric-car-catches-fire-while-waiting-at-a-traffic-light-in-shenzhen/

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UberEats could be underpaying delivery drivers on 21% of trips, according to a programmer who reportedly built a tool that found the app was lowballing the miles that drivers traveled
https://www.businessinsider.com/uber-eats-driver-who-scraped-data-alleges-wage-theft-report-2020-8

 

Dutch ISPs Unblock Pirate Bay Proxies, Because They Can
https://torrentfreak.com/dutch-isps-unblock-pirate-bay-proxies-because-they-can-200822/

 

Ailing scientist is trying to save his life by becoming world's first full-fledged cyborg
https://ottawacitizen.com/health/this-ailing-scientist-is-trying-to-save-his-life-by-becoming-worlds-first-full-fledged-cyborg/wcm/6cc2e62d-763a-489c-aaab-51351aa1b257/

 

With a speed of 178 Tbps, fastest internet in the world can download everything on Netflix in one second
https://tech.hindustantimes.com/tech/news/with-a-speed-of-178-tbps-fastest-internet-in-the-world-can-download-everything-on-netflix-in-one-second-71598083166098.html

 

Microsoft plans cloud contract push with foreign governments after $10 billion JEDI win
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/21/microsoft-plans-cloud-push-with-foreign-governments-after-jedi-win.html

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Facebook releases tools to help AI navigate complex environments

 

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Facebook says it’s progressing toward assistants capable of interacting with and understanding the physical world as well as people do. The company announced milestones today implying its future AI will be able to learn how to plan routes, look around its physical environments, listen to what’s happening, and build memories of 3D spaces.

 

https://venturebeat.com/2020/08/21/facebook-releases-tools-to-help-ai-navigate-complex-environments/

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"Smart Tattoos" : the Next Big Thing in Technology?
https://www.thepourquoipas.com/post/smart-tattoos-technology

 

Elon Musk to unveil Neuralink progress with real-time neuron demonstration this week

https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-neuralink-neuron-demonstration-event/amp/

 

A New Botnet Is Covertly Targeting Millions of Servers
https://www.wired.com/story/a-new-botnet-is-covertly-targeting-millions-of-servers/

 

“Protest app” Bridgefy is full of flaws that threaten users everywhere
https://arstechnica.com/features/2020/08/bridgefy-the-app-promoted-for-mass-protests-is-a-privacy-disaster/

 

Why Russian Military Exoskeletons Are Not Science Fiction
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2020/08/19/why-russian-military-exoskeletons-are-not-science-fiction/#588f1eff648d

 

Robot hikes the Andes to cross Peru’s digital divide
https://www.scidev.net/global/digital-divide/news/robot-hikes-the-andes-to-cross-peru-s-digital-divide.html

 

Cerebras Teases World's Largest Chip with 2.6 Trillion 7nm Transistors and 850,000 Cores
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/worlds-biggest-chip-cerebras-7nm-26-trillion-transistors-850000-cores-wafer-scale-engine

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'Definitely Not A Cult': There Is Now A Dating App Exclusively For Tesla Owners In Development

 

The app's creator, Ajitpal Grewal, said he got the idea for it "after realizing Tesla owners only wanted to talk about one thing: how much they love their Teslas."

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/definitely-not-cult-there-now-dating-app-exclusively-tesla-owners-development

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UnifyID gait recognition API provides passive behavioral biometrics capabilities for mobile developers
https://www.biometricupdate.com/202008/unifyid-gait-recognition-api-provides-passive-behavioral-biometrics-capabilities-for-mobile-developers


Hamburg data protection commissioner demands answers on biometric dataset from Clearview AI
https://www.biometricupdate.com/202008/hamburg-data-protection-commissioner-demands-answers-on-biometric-dataset-from-clearview-ai

 

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Home Office signs £7M deal with IBM to build controversial biometric database
https://www.biometricupdate.com/202008/home-office-signs-7m-deal-with-ibm-to-build-controversial-biometric-database

 

Face and iris biometrics considered to replace fingerprints for Aadhaar authentication of government beneficiaries
https://www.biometricupdate.com/202008/face-and-iris-biometrics-considered-to-replace-fingerprints-for-aadhaar-authentication-of-government-beneficiaries

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Amazon releases new wearable that includes emotion and body fat tracking

 

'Amazon’s Halo product builds on these older fitness-tracking devices with features that have never been seen in a mainstream wearable device, including one that tracks a user’s emotional state by listening to the tone of their voice, and another that provides a three-dimensional rendering of their body with an estimated body fat percentage.'

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-releases-new-wearable-includes-emotion-body-fat-tracking-rcna99

 

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Guest Gone Fishing...
On 8/25/2020 at 12:32 AM, EnigmaticWorld said:

Wtf did I just watch?


"Let us place / trap your brain /personality in a robot for ever and ever.
Once you're just a brain trapped in a robot, you can THEN spend time contemplating Spirituality".......???

WTF  indeed  😲 
 

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Deepfake reality check: AI avatars set to transform business and education outreach
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/deepfake-reality-check-ai-avatars-set-to-transform-business-and-education-outreach/

 

The revolutionary 460mph bullet-shaped plane that costs $328 per hour to fly and does 25 miles to the gallon as makers claim it will make private air travel as affordable as commercial
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8676753/New-bullet-plane-revealed-aims-make-private-air-travel-affordable-commercial.html

 

Japan’s ‘flying car’ gets off ground, with a person aboard
https://apnews.com/951c5f396b4277967e3e94f24c71ef68

 

Dell: 60% of our people won't be going back into an office regularly after COVID-19
https://www.theregister.com/2020/08/28/dell_q2_2021_work_from_home/

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