Monthly Archives: April 2019

SoftBank and Loon team up in global internet race

HAPSMobile, a joint venture created by Japan’s SoftBank Corp. and California-based AeroVironment, is jumping into the race to provide global broadband access from above, alongside SpaceX, Amazon, OneWeb and Telesat. Unlike those four companies, HAPSMobile plans to use high-flying, solar-powered planes rather than … Continue reading

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Tech experts weigh in on the future of AI

Artificial intelligence can rev up recommendation engines and make self-driving cars safer. It can even beat humans at their own games. But what else will it do? At today’s session of the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference, a panel of techies took a … Continue reading

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OceanGate sets titanic record with 4-person dive

OceanGate set a deep-diving record last week when a crew of four rode inside the Everett, Wash.-based company’s Titan submersible to the Titanic-level depth of 3,760 meters (12,336 feet) in the Bahamas. The April 17 voyage, which served as a test … Continue reading

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Ethics probe clears acting Pentagon chief

The Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General says acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is in full compliance with his ethics agreements and official obligations — turning back allegations that he took actions to promote Boeing, his former employer, and … Continue reading

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How Amazon exec uses machine learning at home

Taking advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning may be part of Paul Misener’s job as an Amazon executive, but he’s doing it for fun as well. Misener, Amazon’s vice president for global innovation policy and communications, gave a personal endorsement for … Continue reading

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Despite big losses, Tesla plans new products

Tesla today reported wider-than-expected financial losses in the first quarter — due to what the company said were delivery challenges, a seasonal dip in demand and the unanticipated effects of pricing decisions. Despite the downturn from what had been a … Continue reading

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Boeing estimates cost of 737 MAX troubles at $1B

Boeing’s first-quarter financial stats took a serious hit in the wake of two fatal crashes involving its bestselling plane, the 737 MAX. The company estimated the additional costs associated with grounding the 737 MAX fleet at $1 billion, but more … Continue reading

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