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Pentagon awards $9 billion cloud deals to big tech

Google, Amazon Web Services, software giant Microsoft and Oracle received cloud computing contracts worth $9 billion from the Pentagon. Seems like one company got the short end of the stick on this deal.

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Mr. Wizard on How Telephones Work?

I remember watching this episode on TV as a kid and being fascinated by how the tones sounded. Thanks to YouTube, I can watch this again.

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Singapore’s Remote-Controlled Cyborg Insects

This video from Vice Asia, highlights a very sci-fi idea that is about to become reality. In the future, we may have remote-controlled insects to reach places humans cannot. At least that’s what Dr. Hirotaka Sato, an aerospace engineer from Singapore, is hoping. Motherboard went to Dr. Sato’s lab in Singapore to take one of […]

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Intelligence Without Brains?

How much brain do you need to be intelligence?  What is intelligence, anyways? It’s a question that comes up a lot in AI research. Bees and ants perform marvels as colonies, though each individual insect has barely any brain. Plants—with no brain at all—exhibit behaviors that, by any definition, count as intelligent. Brace yourself for […]

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Interesting IoT

Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors Because of a Repair Ban

VICE explores the sad state of affairs when it comes to repairing modern technology-driven farm equipment. When it comes to repair, farmers have always been self reliant. But the modernization of tractors and other farm equipment over the past few decades has left most farmers in the dust thanks to diagnostic software that large manufacturers […]

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