After a delay, NASA and SpaceX are now set to try to launch astronauts to the the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. It will be the first mission to launch astronauts from the American soil on an American rocket to the ISS since 2011. The Demo-2 mission, that is also being called Launch America, has been scheduled for 7:22pm GMT on Saturday, May 30 (12:52am IST on Sunday, May 31). The Demo-1 mission was the uncrewed test flight that launched successfully in March this year. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be taken to the ISS onboard
Two years ago, Google open-sourced Plus Codes, a digital addressing system to help billions of people navigate to places that don’t have clear addresses. The company said today it is making it easier for anyone with an Android device to share its rendition of an address — a six-digit alphanumeric code.
Google Maps users on Android can now tap the blue dot that represents their current location to view and share their unique six-digit coordinate with friends. Anyone with the code can look it up on Google Maps or Google Search to get the precise location of the destination.
Google’s popular map service on Wednesday added more ways for people to engage with local businesses struggling to survive the economic hit of the coronavirus pandemic. The Google Maps enhancements were touted as part of an effort to help small shops and restaurants. They come a week after Facebook unveiled free tools for retailers to create online storefronts on the social network and Instagram.
“People across the world are looking for ways to continue supporting corner
Bang & Olufsen has an excellent reputation in home audio, and its original Beoplay E8 fully wireless headphones were a category leader when there was barely a category to lead. The company recently launched the third version of the E8, a new generation of hardware that comes with a number of improvements for better audio quality and convenience, including wireless charging, up to seven hours of continuous use on a single charge and the latest Bluetooth standards for improved audio quality, operating distance and latency.
B&O’s latest wireless headset is a must-have for sound quality enthusiasts as a result, providing
ARM, the semiconductor firm owned by Softbank, on Tuesday released new technology aimed at helping Android devices catch up to Apple’s iPhone models for certain computing tasks such as video games. ARM’s technology powers the processors in both iPhones and Android devices. But Apple extensively customises what are called computing “cores” on its chips, while many Android devices hew more closely to designs developed and sold by ARM itself.
In recent years, mobile phones have used a mix of high-performance cores that are speedy at computing but drain a phone’s battery and power-efficient cores that are slower but preserve battery.
India said it will publicly release the source code of its contact-tracing app, Aarogya Setu, to the relief of privacy and security experts who have been advocating for this ever since the app launched in early April.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney made the announcement on Tuesday, dubbing the move “opening the heart” of the Aarogya Setu app to allow engineers to inspect and tinker with the code. The app has amassed over 114 million users in less than two months — an unprecedented scale globally.
The source code of Aarogya Setu’s Android app will