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With Jerusalem Locked Down, Holy Site Pilgrims Turn to Virtual Reality

JTA — This year is the first time since 1992 that Passover, Easter and Ramadan have all fallen in the same month. It should be among the busiest tourist months Jerusalem has seen in decades, if ever…


Sydney Scientists Break One of the Biggest Constraints to Practical Quantum Computers

Most quantum computers being developed around the world will only work at fractions of a degree above absolute zero. That requires multi-million-dollar refrigeration and as soon as you plug them into conventional electronic circuits they’ll instantly overheat…


NASA Funds Proposal to Build a Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon

NASA is funding an early-stage proposal to build a meshed telescope inside a crater on the far side of the moon, according to Vice…


Apple Announces the New $399 iPhone SE for 2020

Apple has officially announced the new iPhone SE, a lower-cost iPhone that starts at $399 for a version with 64GB of storage. It has the same basic shape and look as the iPhone 8, which means it has a 4.7-inch screen, large bezels on the top and bottom, and a home button with Touch ID. It’s a design that has stayed consistent since the iPhone 6, which makes the iPhone SE essentially the fifth generation of that same look. Apple knows this design well…


Google Engineers ‘Mutate’ AI to Make It Evolve Systems Faster Than We Can Code Them

Much of the work undertaken by artificial intelligence involves a training process known as machine learning, where AI gets better at a task such as recognising a cat or mapping a route the more it does it. Now that same technique is being use to create new AI systems, without any human intervention…


Apple Is Tweaking How MacBooks Charge to Extend Battery Lifespan

Apple is introducing a new feature in most modern MacBooks called “Battery health management.” It’s going to be available today for developers and will roll into the future macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update…


Onde-Powered: Taiwan-Based Company Launches Electric-Only Fleet of Tesla Cars

Tesla car taxi service — sounds like future, right? The future is here — meet ZEV, the first eco-friendly mobility service in Taiwan. Now you can take a ride on a Tesla for a fair price and help to save the planet…

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