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USB 4 standard developed

USB 4 standard developed

The new standard will enable to transfer data with the speed up to 40 Gbit/s.
It will be possible to restore Windows 10 from the Cloud

It will be possible to restore Windows 10 from the Cloud

Cloud backups will save disk space and make reinstallation much more convenient.
Volocopter 2X air taxi makes test flight in Helsinki Airport

Volocopter 2X air taxi makes test flight in Helsinki Airport

During testing, all flights continued according to their regular schedule, which means that air taxis can be easily integrated into the existing airport infrastructure.

US Army will use laser weapon to shoot down missiles

The US armed forces have announced a contest to develop a laser defense system, with the winner receiving a government contract from the US Army.

Apple removes vulnerability that allowed hackers to steal iPhone passwords and photos during two years

Experts from Google Project Zero uncovered the iOS vulnerability. This team was responsible for uncovering information on Meltdown and Spectre in early 2018.

Aptera electric car will travel 1600 km without recharging

The fully assembled version of the vehicle will be equipped with a 100 kWh battery.

AI Algorithm Writes Texts as Well as Humans

BBC journalists tested the GPT-2 AI system and decided that it was too perfect and therefore dangerous.

Automatic space plane X-37B breaks record in orbital flight duration

The device created by American company Boeing has beat its own record by spending more than 718 days on orbit

Hong Kong protesters versus facial recognition technology

A protest against government surveillance has escalated into a series of riots, resulting in the destruction of ‘smart’ CCTV camera poles

350,000 km on the Tesla Model S: why electricity is more profitable than gas

The owner of Tesla Model S told CleanTechnica that an electric car is not only convenient and fast, but also profitable

Why is AI the Most Powerful Force of Our Times

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s interview to VentureBeat

Lightning cable for true hackers

An unusual cable was presented at the DefCon cyber security conference: when connected to a device, it installs there special software that enables hacking.

ROBOpilot turns any plane into a drone

The ROBOpilot system, a set of devices that can replace a human pilot, was tested in the USA a short while ago. Using it, the most ordinary aircraft can be converted into a drone.

The world's first electric plane crashes

Electric transport is the main solution to the greenhouse gases issue, but innovative ideas do not always get a seamless start. For example, the Norwegian electric aircraft Alpha Electro crashed a short while ago. What caused the accident?

France to tear down the world's first solar panel road

In 2016, Colas Company built the 1.6-kilometre Wattway road in Normandy, France. It featured unique solar panel coating which powered the roadside lamps. But the unique road stretch is now up for demolition.
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