Technology & Science

Google Home will recognize your voice

Google Home will recognize your voice

Google Home, Alexa’s and Amazon Echo’s newest competitor, has voice recognition. Google Home — the company’s voice-controlled smart speaker that plays music, searches Google and lists recipes — can now tell the difference between you and others based on voice. As of Thursday the square, cylindrical device will now recognize partners, roommates, kids and guests who […]

FDA Approves At-Home DNA Tests for 10 Diseases

FDA Approves At-Home DNA Tests for 10 Diseases

  The Food and Drug Administration approved the first home DNA tests Thursday that let people find out if they have a genetic risk for certain diseases. The FDA decision allows home DNA test company 23andMe to directly market its gene tests for 10 diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and some rare blood diseases.   “These […]

A Big Leap for SpaceX

A Big Leap for SpaceX

SpaceX successfully launched and then retrieved its first recycled rocket Thursday, a historic feat and the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. It was the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk tried to fly a booster that soared before on an orbital mission. He was at a […]

Robocall crackdown by FCC & Phone companies

Robocall crackdown by FCC & Phone companies

  The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve a proposed rule that would make it easier for phone companies to crack down on robocalls. The rule, once finalized, will let the phone companies block robocallers who use fake Caller ID numbers to conceal their actual area codes and identities. This trick, known as spoofing, […]

Boaty McBoatface readies for first Antarctic mission

Boaty McBoatface readies for first Antarctic mission

  Boaty McBoatface, which received its unusual moniker in an online poll last year, is about to embark on its maiden voyage to conduct scientific research. The British National Environment Research Council in March 2016 invited voters in an online poll to name the $290 million scientific polar research ship last year. The RRS Boaty […]

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