Scientists Narrow in on Landing Site for NASA’s Next Mars Rover

The Curiosity Mars rover is in the prime of its robotic life, approaching dramatic layered deposits on the slopes of Mt. Sharp. But even as the four and a half year-old mission reaches the features it was initially sent to investigate, scientists and engineers are feverishly planning for the next rover mission, Mars 2020. 2020 is shaping up to be a busy year on the Mars exploration calendar: in addition…

This Valentine’s Day, Elon Musk wants you to know that machines will take over the world and make you obsolete

But the best solution might be a social change—not a technical one Apparently “Battlestar Galactica” had it right all along. Technology mogul Elon Musk says the way to deal with advancing artificial intelligence is to merge with machines—or risk being made redundant. At the 2017 World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday, Musk commented that “some kind of high-bandwidth interface to the brain will be something that helps us achieve…

Five WhatsApp hacks you should know

WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most downloaded applications on Play Store or App Store. Currently, the app boasts a user base of over a billion as per the reports from last year. The instant messaging app is aggressively pushing out updates and features after it was taken over by Facebook. Here are a few useful WhatsApp tips and tricks that can change your messaging experience. Keep your chats invisible…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows off Oculus motion controller gloves

New Delhi: In a recent post on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showcased new a Oculus accessory that’s under testing at the company’s Oculus Research lab in Redmond, Washington. Dubbed Oculus Gloves, the new accessory is visible in one of the images posted by Zuckerberg. The image shows Zuckerberg wearing the gloves and the Oculus VR headset, while using hand movements to perform different actions. The CEO mentions that the gloves…

How a poker-playing AI could help prevent your next bout of the flu

    You’d be forgiven for finding little exceptional about the latest defeat of an arsenal of poker champions by the computer algorithm Libratus in Pittsburgh last week. After all, in the last decade or two, computers have made a habit of crushing board game heroes. And at first blush, this appears to be just another iteration in that all-too-familiar story. Peel back a layer though, and the most recent AI victory…