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Boing Starliner Gets Clearance from NASA for Test Flight to ISS
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@thebigk • 1 month ago

Starliner's first attempt to go to the ISS in 2019 had resulted in failure. However, Boing is now ready for its second test flight on July 30th. The Starliner will be mounted atop Atlas V rocket; and there will be no crew inside. NASA and Boing are testing Starliner's capabilities. NASA is aiming to have Boing's Starliner along with SpaceX's Crew Dragon ready for ferries to the International Space Station.

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iPhone 13 To Support Satellite Communication
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@thebigk • 3 weeks ago

We're officially in the new iPhone season and rumors are pointing out satellite connectivity feature in upcoming iPhone 13. In the remote areas where cellular networks are absent, iPhone 13 will be able to make calls and send messages via Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. It's likely that Globalstar - the company that specializes in satellite Internet has partnered with Apple for this service. The new iPhone 13 is expected to launch in a week or two. We'll keep you posted.

Voicera Lets You Add Voice To Your Blogs and Articles
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@thebigk • 3 weeks ago

Voicera is a simple, yet supercool service that lets you add voice to your articles and blogs. All you need to do is add a simple JS snippet to your page; and Voicera will do the rest. The service is currently in beta and onboarding early users with 20,000 credits (characters) free of cost. The service currently supports English US/UK and India accent and more options are coming soon.

Elon Musk's Tesla Is Building 5'8" AI-Powered Humanoid Robot
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@thebigk • 1 month ago

Tesla engineers are building an AI-powered humanoid robot. Musk said that the 5'8" tall prototype, nicknamed 'Optimus', will be ready by next year. The vision for Tesla Robot is to have it obey simple commands like "Pick up the bolt and attach it to the car with that wrench", Musk informed. "You will be able to run away from from the bot and even overpower it", he said. But we couldn't just let go of his maniacal laugh after he said that. Tesla and Boston Robotics - two are enough to give us sleepless nights.

Intel's GPU Brand "ARC" Will Launch In 2022
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@thebigk • 1 month ago

"ARC" is the official brand name for Intel's GPUs. The ARC brand will have the hardware and software under its gamut. The first GPU from ARC is "Alchemist"; and is expected to launch in 2022 to compete with AMD and NVIDIA. Alchemist GPUs will support hardware-based ray tracing, mesh shading, variable rate shading and DIrect 12X Ultimate. Intel is competing NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling with its "AI Intelligence-Driven Super Sampling".

Finch - The Next Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Movie Will Release On November 5, 2021
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@thebigk • 1 month ago

Tom Hanks' next movie - Finch is all set to release on November 5, 2021 on Apple TV+. Tom Hanks plays the role of a robotics engineer and is accompanied by a robot and a dog. The trio take a journey across a desolate American wasteland. Will they get along, well find out on November 5.