Thursday, June 27

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Smart home unit Nest is spun back into Google

Smart home unit Nest is spun back into Google

Technology
Google is taking back Nest, the smart home unit of parent firm Alphabet, as part of an effort by the tech giant to battle rivals like Amazon and its Alexa digital assistant. Nest Labs, known for its smart home Wi-Fi thermostat, was acquired by Google in 2014 for $3.2 billion and later became an independent […] The post Smart home unit Nest is spun back into Google appeared first on Inquirer Technology.
Five things to know about Elon Musk’s space projects

Five things to know about Elon Musk’s space projects

Technology
SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk on Tuesday plans to send his own Tesla roadster into space aboard the world’s most powerful rocket in operation, the Falcon Heavy — to the tune of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Here is a look at some of the other far-out space projects that Musk has cooked up in recent […] The post Five things to know about Elon Musk’s space projects appeared first on Inquirer Technology.
Starman signing off: Elon Musk bids farewell to Tesla Roadster in space

Starman signing off: Elon Musk bids farewell to Tesla Roadster in space

Technology
Elon Musk’s latest Instagram update shows the last shot from the Tesla Roadster SpaceX sent up on its Falcon Heavy rocket. Along with its “driver” Starman, the cherry red car will be speeding toward Mars and then beyond into the asteroid belt. The initial plan involved having the car orbit an area between the Mars […] The post Starman signing off: Elon Musk bids farewell to Tesla Roadster in space appeared first on Inquirer Technology.
What’s next for SpaceX?

What’s next for SpaceX?

Technology
In successfully sending the world’s most powerful rocket into space, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has pulled off yet another spectacular gamble. The question now is what’s next for SpaceX and the space industry following the launch of Musk’s Tesla roadster into space aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket? Satellites Falcon Heavy can launch far heavier payloads […] The post What’s next for SpaceX? appeared first on Inquirer Technology.
Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects

Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects

Technology
Chinese police are sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects in a crowded train station, the newest use of facial recognition technology that has drawn concerns among human rights groups. In a scene reminiscent of the dystopian sci-fi television show “Black Mirror”, officers in the central city of Zhengzhou are wearing the digital shades amid […] The post Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects appeared first on Inquirer Technology.