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  • Everything we know about Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro so far
    by Napier Lopez on October 16, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Google‘s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will officially be launched on October 19, and in typical fashion, we know a ton of details about the phones well before their release. That’s in part due to unintentional leaks, but also because Google itself has already told us a ton of information about the device’s hardware. There’s a lot to be excited about with the Pixel 6, as it seems Google is taking hardware for the first time since… well, ever. Pixel phones have always been vehicles to show off Google’s software and AI chops as opposed to hardware showcases,  but…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Goog […]

  • Sorry former Pentagon expert, but China is nowhere near winning the AI race
    by Tristan Greene on October 15, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Nicolas Chaillan, the Pentagon’s former Chief Software Officer, is on a whirlwind press tour to drum up as much fervor for his radical assertion that the US has already lost the AI race against China. Speaking to the Financial Times in his first interview after leaving his post at the Pentagon, Chaillan said: We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, it’s already a done deal. Chaillan’s departure from the Pentagon was preceded by a “blistering letter” where he signaled he was quitting out of frustration over the government’s inability to properly implement…This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • AI project brings the climate crisis to your home
    by Thomas Macaulay on October 15, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Scientists have developed a novel way of making people care about climate change: flooding their homes. Not their real homes, of course; the destruction is merely a  simulation — for now. But projecting catastrophic consequences onto familiar places could generate awareness through empathy. “Shock is not the endgame here,” said study lead author Victor Schmidt, a PhD candidate at the Mila Quebec AI Institute in Montreal, Canada. “We want to trigger and leverage emotions towards actions.” ClimateGAN simulates extreme floods (right) on real scene images (left). Credit: Schmidt et al. The images of floods, wildfires, and smog are created via…This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • ‘Confused’ Waymo robotaxis keep flooding dead-end street in San Francisco
    by Ioanna Lykiardopoulou on October 15, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Residents of an otherwise quiet neighborhood in San Francisco have been dealing lately with a very weird affliction: the constant buzzing of several Waymo vehicles crowding a dead-end street. The self-driving taxis are flooding the end of 15th Avenue, appearing rather “confused” as they enter the area, residents told local news station KPIX. What the f is happening? “I noticed it while I was sleeping,” said resident Jennifer King to the outlet. “I awoke to a strange hum and I thought there was a spacecraft outside my bedroom window.” But it’s not just during the night, she further explained. They…This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • 4 things to know about China’s longest-ever crewed spaceflight mission
    by Thomas Macaulay on October 15, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    China’s Shenzhou-13 spacecraft is about to begin its voyage to the Tiangong space station. The spaceflight is set to feature a range of pioneering moments and intriguing tasks. Here are four key facts about the mission. It’s China’s longest crewed mission yet The crew is heading for Tiangong, China’s first long-term space station, which is being constructed in low Earth orbit. China aims to complete the station by December 2022. The six-month mission will be the longest time that Chinese astronauts have ever stayed in space, but the crew should have plenty to keep them occupied. They’ll be based aboard the 54-foot-long…This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • If you suffer from snoring, this smart eye mask could stop the rumble in its tracks
    by TNW Deals on October 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    TLDR: The VVFly Smart Snore Eye Mask sends gentle vibrations to adjust your sleep and knock out snoring once and for all.  For decades, snoring has been played for laughs. From Popeye to Fred Flintstone, a sleeper loudly sawing logs has been a comedy staple for film, TV, cartoons, and beyond forever.  But the reality is that snoring isn’t really all that funny. Just ask anyone who snores — or those that try to live with them. Medically speaking, snoring is usually a sign of a type of sleep apnea, a form of abnormal breathing during sleep that can actually…This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • This Jupiter-like planet survived its dying star — and it could offer clues for our own Solar System
    by The Conversation on October 15, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    How will the Solar System die? It’s a hugely important question that researchers have speculated a lot about, using our knowledge of physics to create complex theoretical models. We know that the Sun will eventually become a “white dwarf”, a burnt stellar remnant whose dim light gradually fades into darkness. This transformation will involve a violent process that will destroy an unknown number of its planets. So which planets will survive the death of the Sun? One way to seek the answer is to look at the fates of other similar planetary systems. This has proven difficult, however. The feeble…This story continues at The Next Web […]

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