• Russia's first humanoid robot is now in space

      Russia's first humanoid robot is now in space

      Yesterday Russia launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 14 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia.

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    • Audi to join Mercedes, BMW development alliance

      Audi to join Mercedes, BMW development alliance

      Audi is set to join an alliance with rivals Daimler and BMW to develop advanced driving assistance systems, German weekly Wirtschaftswoche said on Thursday. According to the newspaper, Audi, a unit of Volkswagen will announce the alliance at the Frankfurt auto show in early September.

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    • Intel unveils its first AI chips

      Intel unveils its first AI chips

      Intel has unveiled this week two new CPUs designed for large computing centers which will be the chipmaker's first to utilize artificial intelligence (AI). The two chips are company's first offerings from its Nervana Neural Network Processor (NPP) line, with the one being used to train AI systems while the other will handle inference.

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    • Libra faces EU antitrust scrutiny

      Libra faces EU antitrust scrutiny

      Facebook's less than two-months-old Libra cryptocurrency project is being probed again, this time by European Union antitrust regulators. According to documents, seen by Bloomberg, the European Commission have begun conducting a preliminary investigation on "the potential anti-competitive behavior," related to the Libra Association.

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    • Qualcomm strikes new licensing deal with LG

      Qualcomm strikes new licensing deal with LG

      After extended negotiations and a lawsuit that threatened to “impact the entire 5G market,” Qualcomm, the world's largest seller of smartphone chips, said it had entered into a licensing deal with LG Electronics that will continue the South Korean company’s access to the US chipmaker’s 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular modem technologies.

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    • US readies antitrust probe of tech titans

      US readies antitrust probe of tech titans

      Top prosecutors from a group of US states are readying a joint investigation into whether major technology firms have violated antitrust law, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The alliance of state attorneys general could formally announce next month that they are delving into whether leading internet firms and technology platforms have used their clout to thwart competition, the Journal reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

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    • New state of matter discovered

      New state of matter discovered

      A team of physicists from New York University, University of Buffalo, and Wayne State University have discovered a new state of matter, which they say has the potential to increase storage capabilities in electronic devices.

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