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Sikorsky’s new tilt-wing hybrid VTOL aircraft promises 575-mile range

Sikorsky is developing a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (HEX/VTOL) tilt-wing demonstrator, one of a new family of hybrid rotorcraft that will also offer pilot-optional autonomous flight.There are so many companies building unconventional rotorcraft, many of which are electric or hybrid electric, that one more added to the growing list wouldn't warrant much attention. However, when the newest one is a major player in the aerospace world like Sikorsky, it's time to sit up and take notice.The February 27…

Chris Pratt Just Humble-Bragged About Playing So Many Major Characters In A Cute Way, Promises Garfield Will Be Next

Chris Pratt has proven himself to be a man of many talents. He’s more than skilled when it comes to comedy, and he’s also become something of an action star. Additionally, he’s also done a considerable amount of work in the world of voice acting. He’s lent his vocals to a number of notable characters in some high-profile franchises at this point. Having so many major roles – both live-action and animated – under his belt, would give a star some room to do some light gloating. Well, Pratt appeared to do just that by…

Google promises to fix Gemini’s image generation following complaints that it’s ‘woke’

Google's Gemini chatbot, which was formerly called Bard, has the capability to whip up AI-generated illustrations based on a user's text description. You can ask it to create pictures of happy couples, for instance, or people in period clothing walking modern streets. As the BBC notes, however, some users are criticizing Google for depicting specific white figures or historically white groups of people as racially diverse individuals. Now, Google has issued a statement, saying that it's aware Gemini "is offering…

Android 15 Preview Heads to Developers With Promises of More Privacy

Image: tomeqs (Shutterstock)Android 15 preview is out today for developers, and with it comes the latest version of Google’s Privacy Sandbox, which killed third-party cookies just last month. The new OS will also make available extensions to give more control for a device’s camera so it can be used to its full capabilities, and it will provide more controls for developers to manage the heat and processing power of a device to improve games and app performance.Android 14 brought similar privacy features iOS users have

Investors Eye BNB and Solanas’s Recent Uptick While NuggetRush Promises High Yields

TLDR Binance’s community struggles with rumours of a data breach. Solana (SOL) is also gearing up for new partnerships amid recovery from its network outage. NuggetRush (NUGX) could become the next big thing in the gaming industry following its spectacular market increase. Rumours of a data breach on Binance have failed to stop BNB’s bullish momentum. Solana (SOL) expects an uptick in DeFi activity despite a network outage in early February. NuggetRush (NUGX) is becoming a first-choice investment for crypto…

Bringing AI up to speed—autonomous auto racing promises safer driverless cars on the road

An autonomous race car built by the Technical University of Munich prepares to pass the University of Virginia’s entrant. Credit: Cavalier Autonomous Racing, University of Virginia, CC BY-ND The excitement of auto racing comes from split-second decisions and daring passes by fearless drivers. Imagine that scene, but without the driver—the car alone, guided by the invisible hand of artificial intelligence. Can the rush of…

New Hydrogel Promises To Mend Broken Hearts

Researchers have developed a novel hydrogel that mimics human tissue to heal heart damage and improve cancer treatment personalization. This innovation promises to advance regenerative medicine and personalized therapies, marking a significant contribution to health innovation.Scientists develop a gel derived from wood pulp to repair damaged heart tissue and improve cancer treatments.You can mend a broken heart this Valentine’s day now that researchers invented a new hydrogel that can be used to heal damaged heart tissue…

Apple TV Plus will bring the popular sci-fi drama Invasion back for a third season and promises a bigger and better show

Fans of the hit Apple TV Plus sci-fi drama Invasion can start to look forward to a new third season after the streamer confirmed a third renewal of the show. The third season hasn't been given a release window yet, but Apple TV Plus promises that viewers can expect it to "continue to build on the scale, stakes, and propulsion" while keeping the characters at the heart of the story.The second season of Invasion has been well received and it can be streamed online now, alongside the debut season, for those who have yet to…

Sonic the Hedgehog Spin-Off Series Knuckles Promises Friendship… and Vengeance

Screenshot: Paramount+While fans wait for December’s big-screen release of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, more worldbuilding is coming in Knuckles, a spin-off streaming series set between the second and third Sonic films. Paramount+ has shared the official trailer, showcasing Knuckles (Idris Elba) as he begrudgingly teams up with Adam Pally’s Deputy Sheriff Wade Whipple and adjusts to life on Earth.Knuckles Series | Official Trailer | Paramount+The rest of the ensemble cast for this “six-episode event” includes Cary Elwes, Tika

Feds Say Activision Layoffs Violate Promises Microsoft Made in Merger Deal

Image: Jaap Arriens (Getty Images)The Federal Trade Commission isn’t happy with the outcome of Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, telling a court on Wednesday that Microsoft’s recent layoffs contradict promises it made to get the merger approved. Warning! Microsoft Wants ChatGPT to Control Robots NextIn a letter to the clerk of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the FTC criticized Microsoft for the layoff of 1,900 workers in January, which represented about 8% of its gaming division. The