Tag Archives: Developing

Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report

Amazon may be facing new competition from Microsoft on its cashierless, automated store technology, according to a new report from Reuters out this morning. The report claims Microsoft is in the process of developing its own systems for tracking what people place in their shopping carts, but doesn’t offer the details of how Microsoft’s technology operates, or how it may ...

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US intelligence developing human DNA-like models to hoard your personal data

As US intelligence services struggle to store the trove of data collected during its snooping operations, a team of researchers are developing radical new storage technology based on an unusual model – human DNA. The Molecular Information Storage program, run by the rather protractively-named Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), is recruiting scientists to help develop a system for storing ...

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Beijing offers 'equal footing' to all nations in developing & utilizing China's space station

China will not exclude any nations who are willing to cooperate and take part in the development of its space station, and it is seeking to accommodate private enterprises for its ambitious cosmic outpost due to go online in 2022. “All countries, regardless of their size and level of development, can participate in the cooperation on an equal footing,” to ...

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To orbit and back: Russia developing Soyuz-based pilotless craft to retrieve cargo from space

Russia is developing an unmanned spaceship able to retrieve cargo from orbit and get back. It doesn’t look like a fully reusable craft, but this is the closest you can get after the demise of the Shuttle program. The state-of-the-art vehicle – dubbed Soyuz GVK (Cargo Retrievable Spacecraft) – will be capable of delivering two tons of cargo to orbit ...

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Amazon is developing a TV show based on William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’

Amazon is developing a series based on William Gibson’s science fiction novel The Peripheral. Variety reports that the series is being considered for a straight-to-series order, with Scott B. Smith writing and executive producing, and Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (creators of the HBO remake of Westworld) also signed on as executive producers. Amazon seems to have shifted much of ...

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US rating agencies unfairly downgrade developing countries & keep US ratings high – analysts

Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Moody’s, and Fitch Group are often accused of using double standards when assessing countries, companies and financial instruments. RT has talked to experts about this bias. “It is absurd when Russia, a country with the fifth-largest reserves of physical gold, and with gold reserves of $ 450 billion, had a rating lower than the investment grade ...

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Iran developing national cryptocurrency to bypass US sanctions

A state-backed virtual currency may be launched in Iran, according to the Ministry of Technology. It has revealed that one of the country’s banks is working on the project. “In a meeting with the board of directors of Post Bank on digital currencies based on the blockchain, I … prescribed … measures to implement the country’s first cloud-based digital currency,” Minister ...

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Apple is developing a scripted basketball show inspired by Kevin Durant’s life

The Warriors are currently atop the Western Conference standings, but from the looks of it, Kevin Durant is shaping up to be every bit as  in demand off the court. Roughly a month ago, YouTube announced that it was partnering with the star small forward’s video business to offer up original sports programming. Now Apple’s getting in on the action. ...

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Amazon may be developing AI chips for Alexa

The Information has a report this morning that Amazon is working on building AI chips for the Echo, which would allow Alexa to more quickly parse information and get those answers. Getting those answers much more quickly to the user, even by a few seconds, might seem like a move that’s not wildly important. But for Amazon, a company that relies ...

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UK spies boast ‘over-achievement’ in developing arsenal of hacking tools

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 00:56 The UK’s largest spy agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has reported it has had “a wide spectrum of successes” in developing a vast array of cyber weapons for offensive purposes.   Since 2014, the UK has significantly increased its efforts in developing cyber weapons and that is now bearing fruit, the annual report of ...

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