Author: Lancaster Shirley

The 4K channel’s headline feature would be national sporting coverage, including Australian cricket matches. Picture: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Australia joins 4K revolution

December 4, 2018

AUSTRALIA will become one of the world’s leading authorities on the next generation of television later this year, as it joins just a handful of nations around the world to broadcast 4K entertainment to viewers. The 4K broadcasts from pay-TV provider Foxtel, including ultra high-definition coverage of Australian cricket matches, will put Australia on the […]

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Google walkout: Workers worldwide protest handling of sexual harassment cases

December 4, 2018

Google employees walked out of the company’s offices around the world on Thursday in protest of the search giant’s handling of sexual harassment claims — specifically at the executive level. The walkout began around 11 a.m. local time in Tokyo. Other offices including Singapore, Dublin, London, Berlin, Zurich and New York followed suit at 11 a.m. […]

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Google employees are reportedly resigning over China search efforts

December 4, 2018

Google employees unhappy with the search giant’s efforts to re-enter China are resigning in protest, according to news reports published Thursday. The company has been under intense scrutiny since The Intercept reported last month on Google’s plans to build a censored search engine for China, eight years after initially retreating from the country. At the […]

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As Senate mulls Kavanaugh pick, Anita Hill talks value of women’s voices

December 4, 2018

When asked the question: ‘What would you say to a woman who feels her voice doesn’t matter?’ Anita Hill simply responded, ‘It does.’ Hill spoke Friday at the Grace Hopper Celebration, a conference focusing on women in tech that aims to rally women in an industry that grapples with gender and diversity inequality, and that’s seen […]

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Carmera’s human-driven sensors could pave the way for self-driving cars

December 4, 2018

An obvious setback for self-driving cars is the lack of eyeballs for noticing things like road construction or pedestrians.   That’s why startup Carmera wants to create up-to-date maps that can warn self-driving cars about obstacles that other platforms like Google Maps or Apple Maps might miss.  The company on Thursday announced a partnership with […]

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Iran accuses Twitter of shutting down legitimate accounts

December 4, 2018

Iran’s government has accused Twitter of closing accounts belonging to ‘real’ Iranians while allowing anti-government bots to flourish. The charges were leveled Sunday in a series of tweets sent by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The removal Zarif refers to is presumably related to a recent Twitter crackdown […]

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Japan to conduct first test as part of space elevator project

December 4, 2018

Elon Musk may not believe in space elevators yet, but Japan is taking a step forward to realise the dream of travelling to space by elevators instead of the traditional rocket. A team of researchers from Japan’s Shizuoka University and other institutions will conduct the first test in space this month as part of a […]

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Scientists discover a brand new 26,000-pound dinosaur

December 4, 2018

Scientists think they may have found a new candidate for the Jurassic period’s biggest dinosaur. A new study published Thursday in Current Biology reveals that Ledumahadi mafube, a Brontosaurus relative, could have weighed 12 metric tons. That’s approximately 26,000 pounds. Its fossils were discovered in South Africa. A different dinosaur called the Argentinosaurus huinculensis has […]

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Google Slides can now automatically transcribe your speech into captions

December 4, 2018

Google’s G Suite is adding automated closed captions to Google Slides, the company said Monday.  The feature will roll out to users beginning this week. It works by accessing your computer’s microphone to pick up on what you’re saying during a presentation. It then transcribes your speech as captions, which appear on the slides you’re presenting […]

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Scientists create most powerful indoor magnetic field, blow up own lab

December 4, 2018

If you’re going to break a record, you might as well do it with an almighty bang. In April, a research team at the University of Tokyo did just that: creating the world’s strongest indoor magnetic field and blowing the door off their new, custom-built instrument. The research was published in Review of Scientific Instruments […]

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