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SpaceX finally reveals cause of April spacecraft explosion - Dotemirates
15/07/2019

SpaceX finally reveals cause of April spacecraft explosion

SpaceX says it has figured out what caused one of its spacecraft to explode during a ground test in April. A valve accidentally leaked some of the vehicle’s propellant, starting a chain reaction that caused the spacecraft to burst apart. Now that the cause has been identified, SpaceX says it is replacing these parts in all future versions of the vehicle to make sure this explosive leak doesn’t happen again. The spacecraft that SpaceX lost was a test version of the company’s Crew Dragon, a capsule that’s being built for NASA to take astronauts to and from the International Space...


Upcoming Samsung foldable smartphone is the one we actually want

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Fold sometime next month and even though the company hit a snag with its first foldable offering, it has plans to launch a litany of folding smartphones with multiple form factors. A new patent has surfaced showing Samsung’s application of the Infinity O technology that’s housed in a Galaxy Fold-like device. As per patent that was uncovered by Patently Mobile, a new concept from Samsung shows a flip phone that can be folded in multiple ways because of a large flexible hinge that runs through the centre. The overall design when unfolded resembles...

Spotify for Podcasters open now; comes out of beta

Spotify for Podcasters is finally coming out of beta, the company has announced. The platform is aimed at podcasters and features a discovery and analytics dashboard, the official release notes. The platform allows podcasters to understand and track things like average listening times, episode streams, and total listeners. Podcasters can sign up on Spotify for Podcasters to access the dashboard. Click on Deccan Chronicle Technology and Science for the latest news and reviews. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter. ...

Facebook paid outsiders to transcribe users’ audio

Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company confirmed that it had been transcribing users’ audio and said it was no longer doing so, Bloomberg reported. Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Bloomberg, citing the company, reported that the users who were affected chose the option in the Messenger app to have their voice chats transcribed. The contractors were checking whether Facebook’s artificial intelligence correctly interpreted the messages. Shares of Facebook pared gains after the...

14/08/2019

WhatsApp beta for Android adds fingerprint unlocking support

Back in February WhatsApp for iOS added a Screen Lock feature, that, when enabled, would make the app prompt you to authenticate using Touch ID every time you wanted to enter it. Now, many months later, the same thing has finally made it to Android, although at the moment the functionality is only part of the latest WhatsApp beta build. WhatsApp 2.19.221 is available for beta testers, and if you have it you can go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock to enable the new feature. After you turn it on, you'll need to use your fingerprint...
14/08/2019

Facebook has done it again - this time it was transcribing users’ voice messages

Facebook and invading privacy - name a more iconic duo. According to Bloomberg, the company has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe audio messages from Facebook Messenger. Contract employees said they were hearing users’ conversations, sometimes with vulgar content, but do not know why Facebook needs them transcribed. Facebook has confirmed it had been transcribing audio messages and said it will no longer do so, following scrutiny into other companies. The company announced that “much like Apple and Google, we paused human review of audio more than a week ago.” The reason behind real people listening to private...

Apple AirPods also stuck in Trump’s China tariffs

Apple Inc’s AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod, which have helped the company offset waning sales of its bestselling iPhone this year, are not included in a temporary reprieve on tariffs by the Trump administration and will face a 10 per cent levy on Sept 1. The administration said on Tuesday that some major items, such as laptops and cellphones, including Apple’s MacBooks and iPhones, will not face tariffs until Dec. 15. President Donald Trump said the change was to avoid an impact on US customers during the Christmas shopping season. The tariff delay that affects some of Apple’s biggest-selling products...