Monthly Archives: March 2019

Monsanto Loses Roundup Cancer Trial to the Tune of $80 Million

https://earther.gizmodo.com/monsanto-loses-roundup-cancer-trial-to-the-tune-of-80-1833627673 Roundup on sale in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2019.Photo: Haven Daley (AP) A federal jury in California has awarded $80 million to a man who said Monsanto herbicide Roundup was a “substantial factor” in him developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, … Continue reading

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Boeing explains its 737 Max software update

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/27/boeing-explains-737-max-update/ Boeing has detailed its promised software update for 737 Max jets, and it largely matches up with the rumored safety improvements that could reduce the likelihood of a crash. The anti-stall Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) will now compare … Continue reading

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The Air Force is exploring AI-powered autonomous drones

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/27/the-air-force-is-exploring-ai-powered-autonomous-drones/ The Air Force wants to see if AI-powered autonomous drones can help human pilots better perform their mission. In a press release, the Air Force said it was seeking input from the tech industry in a new AI initiative … Continue reading

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FTC fines Office Depot $25 million for bogus virus scans

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/28/office-depot-25-million-ftc-settlement-fake-tech-support/ Office Depot agreed this week to pay a $25 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly lying to customers in order to get them to pay for tech support. The retailer offered consumers a free virus scan, … Continue reading

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This Will End Well: Russian Arms Manufacturer Develops Flying Rifle Prototype

https://geekologie.com/2019/03/this-will-end-well-russian-arms-manufact.php These are a couple demo videos of the flying rifle developed by Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Ante. It’s a little radio controlled electric plane with a fuselage made of "an ‘autoloading smooth-bore’ Carbine Vepr-12 Hummer, a Kalashnikov machine gun-based weapon." … Continue reading

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‘Anthem’ patch taps into NVIDIA’s AI-powered antialiasing

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/26/anthem-patch-dlss-update/ A patch to Anthem released on Tuesday that will allow for faster performance as well as some added features. The update includes NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and NVIDIA Highlights. The game developer claims that Anthem players will … Continue reading

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The Best Time to Buy Flights in 2019, Based on 917 Million Airfares

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-time-to-buy-flights-in-2019-based-on-917-mill-1833514909 When you’re planning vacation one of the biggest factors to consider, or at least the priciest, is airfare. When you buy your plane ticket can often have as much impact on its price as where you’re traveling to. This … Continue reading

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