SPACE TECH

SPACE TECH In Space Tech, a launch has to be more specific. After a hiatus from rocket launches following the explosion of its Falcon 9 rocket in September, SpaceX has determined the reason for the accident and is finally planning new launches. In IT Blogwatch, we start the countdown. So what is happening? JC Torres has the details: What should have been a glorious end to SpaceX‘s 2016 ended up in a blaze when, on 1st September, its Falcon 9 exploded…before it could get off the ground, taking Facebook’s first satellite…

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ROBOTICS

ROBOTICS Hyundai is getting into the business of producing exoskeletons, claiming that it can make Iron Man-like suits much less expensive than other exoskeleton brands priced between $80,000 and $40,000. The H-Mex model in particular is meant to give paraplegics a way to walk, so hopefully Hyundai’s exoskeletons will be downright cheap; then it might be able to accomplish the goal of helping people walk by being affordable for folks on very limited budgets who need it. The crutches used along with the robot-legs have controls like a game controller….

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Art inspires life, right? Or maybe it is the other way around. Either way, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has taken a page from Tony Stark’s book and created his own home-based A.I., called Jarvis, just like Tony Stark’s is. So what was Zuckerberg able to accomplish, and what did he learn? In IT Blogwatch, we wait for Zuck to become Iron Man. So what is going on? Parker Wilhelm has the background: Putting our goals of reading…books or running a half-marathon in perspective, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s…challenge…

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APPLE

APPLE Apple is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Its hardware products include; The iPhone smartphone. The iPad tablet computer. The Mac personal computer. The iPod portable media player. The Apple Watch smartwatch. The Apple TV digital media player. Its consumer software include; The macOS and iOS operating systems. The iTunes media player. The Safari web browser. The iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites. Its online services include; The iTunes Store. The iOS App…

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GOOGLE

GOOGLE Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services. Some of its products include; Online advertising technologies. Search. Cloud computing. Software. Hardware. Google was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and…

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MICROSOFT

MICROSOFT CORPORATION Microsoft Corporation  (commonly referred to as Microsoft or MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are; The Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. Microsoft Office office suite. Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are; The Xbox video game consoles. The Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2011, it was the world’s largest software maker by revenue, and one of the…

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WINDOWS XP

Windows XP (stylized as Windowsxp and codenamed Whistler)[5] is a personal computer operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, and generally released for retail sale on October 25, 2001. Development of Windows XP began in the late 1990s as “Neptune”, an operating system built on the Windows NT kernel which was intended specifically for mainstream consumer use—an updated version of Windows 2000 was also originally planned for the business market. FEATURES…

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WINDOWS 7

Windows 7 (codenamed Vienna, formerly Blackcomb[7]) is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft. It is a part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and became generally available on October 22, 2009,[8] less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista. Windows 7’s server counterpart, Windows Server 2008 R2, was released at the same time. Windows 7 was primarily intended to be an incremental upgrade to the operating system intending to address Windows Vista’s…

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WINDOWS 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Development of Windows 8 started before the release of its predecessor, Windows 7, in 2009. It was announced at CES 2011, and followed by the release of three pre-release versions from September 2011 to May 2012. The operating system was released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012, and was released for general availability on October 26, 2012. Windows 8 introduced major changes to the operating system’s platform and user…

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WINDOWS 10

WINDOWS 10 ABOUT WINDOWS 10 Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014. The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015. The operating system introduces what Microsoft described as “universal apps”; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft…

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