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Sci-tech Hyperloop One Tube Test: Passenger Pod Reaches Nearly 200 miles per hour
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On July 29th, Hyperloop One's prototype pod accelerated down the length of its 500-meter-long test tube in the Nevada desert, reaching a top speed of 192 miles per hour before gliding to a stop. Apparently, the future sounds like a little dog whining in your ear. Hyperloop One says the system offers better safety than passenger jets, lower build and maintenance costs than high-speed trains, and energy usage, per person, that is similar to a bicycle.

Sci-tech NASA is hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens
Author: 0 NASA is hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens

Also, the ideal candidate would be willing to travel a lot - maybe even to a moon of Jupiter, where you could die along the way. The US based research centre is looking for a Planetary Protection Officer who can protect Earth from the attack of aliens.

Sci-tech Skype Adds PayPal Integration for Peer-to-Peer Payments
Author: 0 Skype Adds PayPal Integration for Peer-to-Peer Payments

Although there is no setup fee, PayPal may charge transaction fees depending on the currencies and payment method used and whether the funds is sent across borders, according to this online FAQ . That spring, Skype introduced a feature on desktop that allowed its users to send each other money via PayPal, as part of eBay's larger plan to integrate its various services.

Sci-tech Experts offer warnings as fake eclipse glasses flood the market
Author: 0 Experts offer warnings as fake eclipse glasses flood the market

Locally, the eclipse will begin at 11:30am, peak with max coverage at 12:57pm, and then conclude at 2:26pm. On Monday, August 21 , there will be a total eclipse of the sun. The good news is that these eclipse glasses are not particularly expensive. Most importantly, you'll immediately learn the start and end times of the partial and total phases in local time, allowing you to plan your eclipse day schedule accordingly.

Sci-tech Apple to comply with Chinese demands for VPN apps removal
Author: 0 Apple to comply with Chinese demands for VPN apps removal

Mr Cook said comparisons to a legal battle in the U.S. a year ago - in which the firm refused to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock a dead terrorist's iPhone - were unfair. "These apps remain available in all other markets where they do business". VPN providers say the breadth and intensity of the crackdown makes them fear it could last beyond a leadership handover.

Sci-tech This iPhone 8 Rumor Might've Been Debunked With New Apple Earnings Report
Author: 0 This iPhone 8 Rumor Might've Been Debunked With New Apple Earnings Report

As for the flagship iPhone , analysts were expecting the company to sell 40.7 billion units during the recently completed quarter, down from 42.1 million on a year-over-year basis. For example, sales of the iPad range - which has been refreshed with a new Pro model - and better software - has grown for the first time in more than three years.

Sci-tech Watchdog asks FTC to look into how Google collects shopping data
Author: 0 Watchdog asks FTC to look into how Google collects shopping data

But EPIC contends that the data Google has gathered reveals sensitive information about consumers' purchases , health, and private lives. But Google has so far refused to reveal, or allow independent testing of, the controls it has in place to protect consumer privacy while it does such correlation.

Sci-tech Overwatch Summer Games 2017 Teased
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Director Jeff Kaplan has graciously revealed the developer's update for the said video game and discussed what's going to take place in the upcoming event. The amount of duplicates from crates has been greatly reduced, which should give a greater opportunity to get desired skins from last year and this year.

Sci-tech Korea, US Begin Consultations For Resuming THAAD Deployment
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THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, is created to intercept short- to intermediate-range ballistic missiles in their final phase of flight. Soldiers from the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted launcher, fire control and radar operations using the same procedures they would use in an actual combat scenario.

Sci-tech Now Alexa can change the channel for you, too
Author: 0 Now Alexa can change the channel for you, too

Echo versions released in 2015 and previous year are vulnerable, but Amazon has fixed the problem in the 2017 models. "We also need to change the kernel arguments to mount it as a writable file system and to run /bin/sh rather than the normal startup up scripts", Mark Barnes of MWR Labs said in a report on the attack.

Sci-tech Google offers Rs 1.4 Cr to 16-yr-old Chandigarh boy
Author: 0 Google offers Rs 1.4 Cr to 16-yr-old Chandigarh boy

The boy has been reportedly hired from his graphic designing skills and that he is set to join the Google team in Mountain View. Unlike popular perception of students studying in flashy private school making it big, Harshit is a class XII student in the information technology stream in a government model school in Chandigarh's sector 33.

Sci-tech Stardew Valley multiplayer details, PC beta planned for late 2017
Author: 0 Stardew Valley multiplayer details, PC beta planned for late 2017

In multiplayer, the other players will work as your farmhands, living in cabins on the farm that are placed shortly after the game is started. Other players will be able to join someones games a "farmhand". The invite mechanism for non-Steam versions is TBD, but likely to be similar in most cases. It won't use the mermaid pendant but will feature an alternative method that requires similar effort to wooing a NPC.

Sci-tech Nasa to test 'planetary defence system' in asteroid fly-by
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The close call makes 2012 TC4 a fantastic guinea pig for NASA's asteroid detection network, which will require the cooperation between many scientists and observatories acting in concert to establish the asteroid's exact path. "This is a team effort that involves more than a dozen observatories, universities and labs across the globe so we can collectively learn the strengths and limitations of our near-Earth object observation capabilities", said Vishnu Reddy, who leads the campaign to ...

Sci-tech Google launches 'Made for India' initiative for Play Store app developers
Author: 0 Google launches 'Made for India' initiative for Play Store app developers

Google on Tuesday unveiled its "Make in India" initiative in its first ever App Excellence Summit for Android app developers in Bengaluru. Google had announced "Build for Billions" guidelines to help developers overcome challenges such as varying network connectivity, device specifications and high data costs, Google India Business development Head Kunal Soni said.

Sci-tech Owning Surface just got easier with the new Surface Plus Program
Author: 0 Owning Surface just got easier with the new Surface Plus Program

Microsoft's debut of the student payment plan comes just before school season starts in August. "Surface is designed to help people better create, collaborate, learn, and get things done", Microsoft's Liz Hamren explains. For an additional $8.25 per user per month, businesses can enjoy the ultimate productivity experience on Surface. With Surface Plus for Business , customers will always have the latest technology as there is an upgrade feature to the newest models upon their release.

Sci-tech Spotify Now Has 60 Million Paying Subscribers Ahead Of Going Public
Author: 0 Spotify Now Has 60 Million Paying Subscribers Ahead Of Going Public

Spotify is seemingly planning to go public later this year, hence why it's so eager to release growth statistics. Even though podcasts have been around for ages, they've really been making a mark in the recent years. This is a smart move because podcasts continue to grow in number and listeners. This means that there will be no IPO, instead shared will be directly listed on the stock market.

Sci-tech Minecraft Cross Platform Play Update Enters Beta On PC and Android
Author: 0 Minecraft Cross Platform Play Update Enters Beta On PC and Android

Many features of the update are included in the beta, like the Marketplace, but servers are not yet functioning. With the Better Together update, worlds that you already have in these versions will transferred to the new Minecraft , and will also be transformed into the "Infinite" size.

Sci-tech Global temperature to rise over 2 degrees Celsius by 2100
Author: 0 Global temperature to rise over 2 degrees Celsius by 2100

Our chances of keeping warming under risky levels by the end of this century are increasingly slim, according to two new studies published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change . To put the challenge in perspective, if we all stopped burning all fossil fuels immediately, we would more likely than not experience warming of 1.3C by the end of the century.