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‘US needs to be defended’: Bezos explains Amazon bid for DoD project… and it’s no surprise

While employees of US tech giants have voiced their unease over deeper cooperation with the Pentagon, Jeff Bezos says Amazon is bidding because the country “needs to be defended.” RT was told it is no surprise. “If big tech companies are going to turn their back on the Department of Defense [DoD], this country is in trouble,” Bezos said at ...

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Is this ‘life on Mars’? New project makes walking on red planet a virtual reality (VIDEO)

NASA scientists can experience life on Mars using VR software that maps out the Red Planet’s exact landscape, thanks to data collected from NASA’s Curiosity Rover. OnSight, a mixed-reality software, allows the space agency to give its scientists the chance to take a “virtual field trip” to Mars where they can study the planet’s geology using data collected from NASA’s ...

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Google gets into game streaming with Project Stream and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in Chrome

Earlier this year, we heard rumors that Google was working on a game streaming service. Now, it looks like those rumors were true. The company today unveiled ‘Project Stream” and while Google calls this a “technical test” to see how well game streaming to Chrome works, it’s clear that this is the foundational technology for a game streaming service. To ...

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Ex-Google scientist raises Project Dragonfly concerns in Senate letter

In a letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, former Google research scientist Jack Poulson details why he stepped down from the company in late August. The note, sent earlier this week, details growing concern over Project Dragonfly, the search giant’s attempt to enter the Chinese market in a meaningful way. The letter arrived as the Senate ...

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‘We don’t want 2nd fiddle role’: Russia may drop lunar station project with NASA, mulls own

Russia may walk out of a joint project with NASA to build a lunar station as it doesn’t want to “play second fiddle” in the effort. Instead, Moscow mulls joining forces with BRICS countries, a Roscosmos head has confirmed. The fate of the joint program to build a Russian-American station to explore the moon is now at odds as both ...

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Answering its critics, Google loosens reins on AMP project

Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, has been a controversial project since its debut. The need for the framework has been clear: the payloads of mobile pages can be just insane, what with layers and layers of images, JavaScript, ad networks, and more slowing down page rendering time and costing users serious bandwidth on metered plans. Yet, the framework has been ...

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Answering its critics, Google loosens reins on AMP project

Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, has been a controversial project since its debut. The need for the framework has been clear: the payloads of mobile pages can be just insane, what with layers and layers of images, JavaScript, ad networks, and more slowing down page rendering time and costing users serious bandwidth on metered plans. Yet, the framework has been ...

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Answering its critics, Google loosens reins on AMP project

Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, has been a controversial project since its debut. The need for the framework has been clear: the payloads of mobile pages can be just insane, what with layers and layers of images, Javascript, ad networks, and more slowing down page rendering time and costing users serious bandwidth on metered plans. Yet, the framework has been ...

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Back to Project Maven? Google hires head of major defense task force as chief of cloud AI

The US tech giant risks attracting new controversy by recruiting Andrew Moore, three months after the company was embroiled in a scandal over its work for Pentagon’s Project Maven. Moore, who was last dean of the School of Computer Science at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, will become the chief of cloud computing AI at the California company, where he previously ...

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Gay athlete, Muslim student or bigoted priest: ‘Hostile’ school project asks who you would let die?

The world is ending and there’s limited room onboard a rocket to safety, so who do you leave behind? The disabled novelist, the gay athlete, or the muslim student? An assignment for middle-schoolers in Ohio is causing uproar. Students at Roberts Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, were presented with a moral dilemma last week. As part of an assignment, ...

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