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SpaceX just teased a chic new spacesuit

Elon Musk unveils SpaceX’s new spacesuit The world just got a glimpse of the suits astronauts may one day wear when they travel to the International Space Stationaboard a SpaceX craft. Elon Musk — the billionaire serial entrepreneur behind SpaceX — shared a photo Wednesday of an astronaut wearing a crisp white suit with black paneling, and a helmet with a large, tinted face shield. Musk said via an Instagram post that the suit pictured is an actual, functioning version of what the company will one day give to astronauts. ...

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A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers

Elon Musk: We should regulate AI to keep public safe An artificial intelligence program just annihilated its human competition at a world championship video game contest. The AI win stunned the gaming community, because bots are generally considered inferior to expert human players. This one from Open AI — a nonprofit artificial intelligence research firm known mainly for its backing by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, of Tesla(TSLA) and SpaceX fame — is a different story, and possibly a cautionary one. Open AI says its mission is to promote “responsible” AI ...

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Art, or just a bunch of, er, balloons?

LONDON (Reuters) – Art is well known for its power to move people, but a new installation in London can move itself – it comprises a series of autonomous floating spheres, that interact with visitors and the space on their own. The installation — “+/- Human” in London’s Roundhouse — is a collaboration between choreographer Wayne McGregor and art group Random International. Several drones — floating balloons with small propeller motors attached — are fitted with a motion tracking system to allows them to identify and interact with visitors. “We ...

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Rhode Island just made community college free

Tuition-free college comes with strings Rhode Island just became the fourth state in the nation to make community college free, following examples in New York, Oregon and Tennessee. The Promise Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and fees at the Community College of Rhode Island for new students starting this fall — regardless of their income. Lawmakers approved the four-year pilot program on Thursday and appropriated $ 2.8 million for the first year, as part of the state’s budget. They rejected, however, a broader proposal from Governor Gina Raimondo ...

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Cable Lobby Claims US Is Just Bursting With Broadband Competition

Everyone’s favorite organization, the NCTA (now known as The Internet and Television Association), has released a report claiming an overwhelming number of people now have access to multiple internet service providers and plenty of competition in that market. This may come as a shock to anyone living in an area (like I do) where there’s exactly one internet provider. Not only do I have to use Comcast, the apartment complex I live in signed a deal with them, which means I’m stuck using a service I don’t want, period. Hurrah. So ...

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Samsung Wants to Triple Its Foundry Market Share in Just 5 Years

One of the ongoing story threads we’ve covered in the foundry business is how Samsung beat TSMC to 14nm and the benefits it gained from doing so, in the form of high-profile contracts from companies like Qualcomm. E.S. Jung, executive vice president and head of Samsung’s foundry division, has now told the press that the firm wants a 25 percent share of contract manufacturing. “We want to become a strong No. 2 player in the market,” Jung told Reuters, before adding that the company will try to boost its market ...

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ET Deals: Lenovo Y700 Quad-Core 1080p Gaming Laptop for Just $600

On the lookout for an affordable gaming laptop? Today’s deal from Lenovo has the 14-inch Y700 selling at a 25% discount. With a decent dedicated video card, a quad-core CPU, and a solid-state drive, there’s a lot to like about this budget gaming set-up. • Lenovo Y700 Quad-Core 1080p Gaming Laptop for $ 599.99 (List price: $ 799.99 — Coupon code: SUMMERSAVINGS) In terms of specs, this model features a sixth generation quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-6300HQ CPU, a discrete AMD Radeon R9 M375 graphics card (with 4GB of memory), ...

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Six months in, Trump has given just one solo press conference

White House’s threats against reporters The last time President Donald Trump gave a solo press conference, Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser was only three days old. James Comey was still in charge of the FBI, the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare had just been unveiled in the House of Representatives, and Donald Trump Jr. was in the spotlight — after getting pranked on Twitter by the actor Seth Rogen. The Trump presidency has brought a dizzying pace to the news cycle. But despite all the stunning ...

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Don't ask how Federer keeps winning — just enjoy the show

Jul 14, 2017 LONDON — Less than an hour after smashing through the Wimbledon semifinal, defeating 11th seed Tomas Berdych in straight sets Friday and earning a spot in his 11th Wimbledon final, Roger Federer was asked in his postmatch news conference how many more years he plans “to carry on” in the sport. In his typically gracious manner, Federer smiled at the reporter, thought about the question and then answered it earnestly. “Health has definitely a role to play in my decision-making, no doubt about it,” Federer said. “As ...

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Woman in Dali paternity suit says just seeking the truth

MADRID (Reuters) – A woman whose paternity suit has prompted a Spanish court to order the exhumation of surrealist artist Salvador Dali’s body said she was simply seeking the truth about her family. Dali, who died in 1989 aged 84, will be disinterred on July 20 so that DNA samples can be taken after protracted attempts by Maria Pilar Abel to prove she is his daughter. “(I’m searching) for my identity, to find out who I am. I just want the truth to be known,” Abel told Reuters in an ...

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