Technology

Hedy Lamarr – the star of Hollywood films

As well as being a leading lady in the 1940s, Hedy Lamarr was also the co-inventor of frequency-hopping technology. Donald Trump’s impending presidency has raised a new bar for the acceptance of anti-intellectual, anti-woman rhetoric, so let’s turn our attention to a pioneering inventor that also happened to be a leading lady in 1940s films. Insurance company Hiscox has put together ...

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A SOLAR POWERED PLANE CROSSES PACIFIC OCEAN AND AROUND THE WORLD

REPORTED BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG A solar powered plane completed 3 days flight and landed last night in California,U.S.A. What the significance of this flight ? Well, this solar powered plane spent 62 hours flight without fuel (gas) from HAWAII in the Pacific Ocean to California. In fact, this new technology will allows people to fly without fuel, without any ...

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PM says he wants Australia to “lead the world” in cyber security

Edited by Nelly Tawil For the first time Australia has the ability to launch cyber attacks Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull admitted while unveiling Australia’s $240 million cyber security strategy, which will focus on closer collaboration with business. The Prime Minister revealed offensive cyber capabilities are utilized to prevent possible attacks, which could mean the government employing hackers to disrupt activities ...

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Inside Africa’s largest aviation academy

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG A fire rages in an airplane’s overhead compartment while alarmed passengers cough from the smoke filtering through the cabin. What happens next could be a matter of life and death. Fortunately, this is just a drill. But for the hopeful flight attendants of Ethiopian Airlines it’s a vital exercise in how to remain cool under extreme ...

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The military’s holiday shopping list for more firepower

Moms and dads across America aren’t the only ones with a shopping list for the holiday season. Several lawmakers and presidential candidates have their own list of military programs they’re looking for the U.S. to acquire to bolster America’s military prowess. Despite the fact that the U.S. military already spends more than any other country’s armed forces, these politicians and ...

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‘Alexa’ Penetrates privacy

he experiment with having a robot in my home was going well – useful exchanges, mutual learning, some bonding – right up until the robot thought I told it to “fuck off”. I hadn’t. But the robot was convinced. It flashed its blue light and scolded me in a tone mixing hurt, disappointment and reprimand: “That’s not very nice to ...

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Apple hack exposes flaws in building apps behind ‘Great Firewall’

China’s “Great Firewall” may have been partly to blame for the first major attack on Apple’s App Store, but experts also point the finger at lax security procedures of some big-name Chinese tech firms and how Apple itself supports developers in its second biggest market. A malicious program, dubbed XcodeGhost, hit hundreds – possibly thousands – of Apple iOS apps, including ...

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Samsung Elec cautious on outlook, says mobile business environment tough

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> offered a downbeat outlook for the third quarter after April-June profit dropped on a supply shortage for one of its main smartphone models, underscoring continued headwinds for the tech giant. Samsung remained the world’s top smartphone seller in the second quarter, but investors and analysts say the South Korean firm’s inability to meet demand for ...

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Melbourne Storm uses myki technology to create smart membership cards

Melbourne Storm uses myki technology to create smart membership cards | afr.com The creator of the next generation of myki machines in Victoria, Vix Technology, has developed a new contactless payment system for the Melbourne Storm rugby league team that incorporates a loyalty program. The Vix SmartSite technology has been embedded in all of the Melbourne Storm’s membership cards for the current ...

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