22 August 2014

X-47B Drone and F-18 Fighter Jet Take First Flight Together (video)

X-47B Drone and F-18 Fighter Jet Take First Flight Together: Video - Bloomberg:
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Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) –- Earlier this week, the U.S. Navy conducted an historic first: operating manned and unmanned aircraft together from an aircraft carrier. The test was conducted on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and successfully saw an F/A-18 fighter jet and a a bat-winged X-47B drone take off and land in rapid succession. (Corrects cost.) (Source: Bloomberg)

iPhone 6: Doctors Raise Concerns Over Apple HealthKit
The iPhone 6 launch is just weeks away, but there will be much more than just one or two new phones. Of greater importance to most iPhone and iPad ...

Wall Street Journal

Amazon.com Coming to Shanghai's Free-Trade Zone
Wall Street Journal
Amazon, operating in China for a decade and delivering to about 3,000 cities and counties, has been quietly building its presence in the region.

Economic Times

Facebook Messenger gives users more control of privacy options on iOS
The Android and iOS versions of Facebook Messenger offer different ... Several years ago,Apple got into some hot water because of several apps that ...


European Facebook Class Action Suit Attracts 60K Users As It Passes First Court Hurdle
Some developments around the class action suit filed against Facebook in Europe earlier this month over alleged privacy violations: the Austria-based ...
Facebook forced to respond to privacy complaints of 25000 Europeans - ZDNet
Facebook ordered to respond to “class action” European privacy suit - Gigaom


Report: Microsoft to reveal Windows 9 next month
Might Microsoft be ready to reveal the latest version of its Windows operating system? The Verge reports Microsoft is planning an event Sept.


A Video Startup Teaches Apple TV Some New Tricks
AirPlay is Apple's system for beaming stuff from users' phones, tablets and laptops toApple TVs, and then onto actual TV sets. A couple of years ago, ...

The Guardian

Google lobbies to test self-driving cars in Matrix-style virtual world
The Guardian
Google has built a "Matrix-style" digital simulation of the entire Californian road system in which it is testing its self-driving cars – and is lobbying the ...


Google Chrome is now surfable in Cuba
Google Chrome is now downloadable in Cuba -- a country known for limited Internet access. The Web giant announced Wednesday that it made the ...

Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker — Tech News and Analysis: "Twitter has developed a system called BotMaker to deal with its spam problem. Essentially, BotMaker scans messages before they’re posted, after they’re posted, and as part of bulk data analyses in order to determine what’s spam and then deal with them accordingly."

UPS: We’ve Been Hacked | TIME: "The United Parcel Service announced Wednesday that customers’ credit and debit card information at 51 franchises in 24 states may have been compromised. There are 4,470 franchised center locations throughout the U.S., according to UPS."

Can anyone stop Comcast? | The Verge: "..."other options are hardly worth the money," says Bonnie Smalley, who worked in customer service at Comcast and won an award for her work tweeting as @ComcastBonnie. She quit in 2011. "Right now, [Comcast] has little incentive to provide you with decent service. Who are you going to run to when you disconnect your service? Nobody, and they know it."..."

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