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    • Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps

      Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps

      While the concept of “deepfakes,” also known as an AI-generated synthetic imagery, has been decried primarily in connection with involuntary depictions of people, the technology is dangerous (and interesting) in other ways as well. Most recently, for instance, researchers have shown that it can also be used to manipulate satellite imagery to produce real-looking - but totally fake - overhead maps of cities.

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    • Bezos, Musk clash over lucrative NASA deal

      Bezos, Musk clash over lucrative NASA deal

      The two richest persons in the world Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos clashed over the NASA moon landing contract, Reuters reported. The contract was initially awarded to the company of Elon Musk SpaceX. US Blue Origin, the space rocket company, controlled by Jeff Bezos, announced it was formally challenging the $2.9 billion NASA deal with rival SpaceX.

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    • Amazon launches pay-by-palm stores

      Amazon launches pay-by-palm stores

      The global e-commerce giant announced it had introduced its new pay-by-palm technology in some of the Whole Foods groceries, AP reported. The points with the newly introduced biometric authorized payments are located near the company’s headquarters. The innovation allows customers to use their palms to connect o an Amazon credit card and authorize payments. The technology, called Amazon One, lets shoppers scan the palm of their hand and proceed with their transactions.

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    • Amazon's new Echo Show smart screen moves with you

      Amazon's new Echo Show smart screen moves with you

      It follows you around the room. No matter where you walk, the screen will stay pointed at you, like a pair of eyes in some haunted picture. Yes, your suggestion is probably right - we are talking about the new Echo Show 10 - Amazon's latest gadget that has created a new concept for its smart speakers with displays, which have mostly remained unchanged for years.

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    • Ireland probes Facebook over privacy concerns

      Ireland probes Facebook over privacy concerns

      Ireland announced it had launched another investigation against the social network Facebook over concerns linked to violation of European privacy rules, Reuters reported. The probe is linked to privacy data of more than 500,000 users which was reportedly dumped online. The information included details of personal information about personal wealth as well as passwords.

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    • ‘Solar Impulse’ brings out keys how to make profit while protecting environment

      ‘Solar Impulse’ brings out keys how to make profit while protecting environment

      For over 1000 identified solutions that protect the environment in a financially profitable way in the field of water, energy, construction, mobility, industry and agriculture, announced on Tuesday the Solar Impulse Foundation, led by explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard. Indeed, Piccard together with André Borschberg, made the first ever round-the-world solar flight in 2016 with their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, flying day and night without fuel.

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    • SpaceX launches 60 satellites, nears global net coverage

      SpaceX launches 60 satellites, nears global net coverage

      SpaceX continued rollout of its Starlink broadband project with another launch of 60 satellites, moving closer to securing global internet coverage, CNN reported. A Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The rocket’s upper stage deployed its payload of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.

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