DARPA is having Boeing build its amazing, experimental spaceplane

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Boeing a contract to build its spaceplane in an effort to make launching space satellites cheaper and easier.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/25/darpa-is-having-boeing-build-its-amazing-experimental-spaceplane.html

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IDG's New Pipeline Activator Aims to Get Sales Timing Right

IDG has introduced Pipeline Activator, a global subscription-based service pinpointing verified projects and active sales prospects for those selling to enterprise IT. Pipeline Activator, the latest addition to IDG’s ABM360 suite of account-based marketing services, provides sales and marketing teams with detailed insights on target companies actively researching products and services for purchase. IDG identifies and validates nearly 250,000 active projects a year across companies worldwide.

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Moore’s law scaling dead by 2021, to be replaced by 3D integration

A new semiconductor report projects that 2D planar scaling will end by 2021, replaced by 3D logic integration and stacked chips — but how will this affect long-term device scaling and overall performance?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232342-moores-law-scaling-dead-by-2021-to-be-replaced-by-3d-integration

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DARPA wants to use AI to squeeze more bandwidth out of the airwaves

DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has launched its latest Grand Challenge, this time to bring advanced machine-learning capabilities to the way the radio frequencies are used.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/01/darpa-wants-to-use-ai-to-squeeze-more-bandwidth-out-airwaves.html

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Maker culture: junk robots, DIY tablets, 3D-printed dice, and more

Some of these featured projects are niche, some are simple novelties, and some have practical uses in the real world. The single unifying concept here is that someone had an idea, created something awesome, and then shared it with everyone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/224923-maker-culture-junk-robots-quadcopters-3d-printed-dice-and-more

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Opinion: Cuba's Internet isolation beginning to lift

Cuba’s announcement of launching broadband Internet service in two pilot projects in Havana is historic.

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Apple hiring manager for original & live content linked to Apple Music, iTunes

Article Image Apple is hiring a person to help create “original content and live projects” for several of its online services, including Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store, according to a job listing discovered by AppleInsider.

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Can IBM’s LinuxONE mainframe compete with cloud computing?

IBM’s continued expanding support of Linux and Open Source projects makes sense given that these platforms and tools provide much of today’s connected infrastructure.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/212410-can-ibms-linuxone-mainframe-compete-with-cloud-computing

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Computers Might Take Crowdsourced Science Away From Us Too

There are plenty of scientific projects that currently harness the power of the internet, using a vast network of amateur scientists to identify animals in giant sets of pictures, take samples from their pets, and watch birds. But like so many other things, it seems like anything we can do, a machine can do better.

Scientists at the University of Hertfordshire taught a machine to ‘see’ the differences between galaxies in Hubble images. The computer algorithm was sophisticated enough to tell the difference between two different types of galaxies, a skill that only humans had before. To see how the computer did, flip through our gallery above.

The initial tests of the algorithm went quite well. So well, in fact, that the researchers hope to expand the scope of the project. “Our aim is to deploy this tool on the next generation of giant imaging surveys where no human, or even group of humans, could closely inspect every piece of data,”James Geach, one of the team members said. “But this algorithm has a huge number of applications far beyond astronomy, and investigating these applications will be our next step,”

Soon, biologists, geologists and many other -ists might be able to use a computer to sift through data faster than humans ever could. The team sees potential applications in airport security and even medicine, where computers could help spot tumors. It’s an amazing new tool. But if you’re still interested in citizen science, don’t worry. There are still a lot of opportunities to have fun, do science, and fight against the rise of the machines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/computers-might-take-crowdsourced-data-away-us-too

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Sourceforge accused of hijacking GIMP photo editor, company claims project was abandoned

SourceForge has been accused of hijacking dormant projects, mirroring them, and then packaging the installers up with adware of dubious value — the company claims the projects it “mirrors” have simply been abandoned.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/206687-sourceforge-accused-of-hijacking-gimp-photo-editor-company-claims-project-was-abandoned

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VMware Draws on Open Source to Manage Cloud Micro Services

VMware last week released details about two new open source projects that aim to bridge the divide between the company’s virtualization software and other vendors’ containers. Both projects integrate into VMware’s unified platform for the hybrid cloud. Project Lightwave and Project Photon could tip sides in the ongoing debate within cloud computing and virtualization markets over running containers on standalone hardware or in virtual machines with virtualization software.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81983.html?rss=1

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Apple touts its environmental bona fides in new promotional video

Days after announcing new sustainability projects in the U.S. and China, Apple on Monday unveiled a new two-minute video highlighting the company’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

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DARPA plans to launch satellites from jets

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been making strides in being able to deliver small satellites into orbit faster and cheaper. On Feb. 5, DARPA gave updates on the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program at the 18th Annual Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation Conference. So far, DARPA successfully completed the first phase of the program by drafting a design, and also announced that the Boeing Company was chosen to realize the second phase, which involves conducting 12 orbital prototype test launches, according to a press release.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/06/darpa-plans-to-launch-small-satellites-from-jets/

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Bezos to Set The Washington Post on Fire

Jeff Bezos is planning to bring together two separate but equally important projects under his control: the Amazon Kindle Fire and The Washington Post. The Amazon CEO bought the paper slightly more than a year ago as a personal investment. Now the twain shall meet in Project Rainbow, a pilot project that has been under way at the Post for the past few months, according to reports. The project is a new application that will offer a curated selection of news and photographs from The Washington Post in a tablet-friendly format.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81160.html?rss=1

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