SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts on historic mission

NASA and SpaceX successfully launched astronauts into space following a delay on Saturday May 30, 2020 after the initial launch was postponed due to bad weather. The historic mission marks the first time humans have been sent into space from U.S. soil in almost a decade and is the beginning of a new era in […]


China launches test crew capsule using new Long March 5B rocket

A view of the next-generation Chinese crew spacecraft during pre-launch processing. Credit: CCTV China has sent a test crew capsule into orbit, using its new Long March 5B rocket for the first time on May 5. The 5B rocket left Earth from the country’s latest launch site, formerly a suborbital testing centre, Wenchang spaceport, in […]


Microsoft Leads Coordinated Takedown of Necurs Botnet

Microsoft has taken a major step towards stopping the malware distributor, Necurs botnet. The computerized network  cybercriminals in Russia is renowned for some of the nastiest viruses out there including Locky, RockLoader, Bart, and Globeimposter.  The malware distributor is reported to have attacked over 9 million computers worldwide, which were then used as endpoints to […]


Mysterious Monster star-making galaxy has been discovered

Astronomers have discovered a mysterious “monster galaxy”, which existed during the universe’s infancy around 12 billion years ago. The galaxy has been named XMM-2599, and what makes it so unique is it was a star-making machine, that just stopped. In its prime, this intriguing galaxy birthed over 1000 suns per year, a staggering amount when […]

Autonomous vehicles

WaveSense Trials Ground-Penetrating Radar Technology In Self Driving Vehicles

WaveSense is utilizing ground-penetrating radar (GPR) technology created by MIT to make self-driving vehicles safer.The technology is able to develop a detailed map of roads sub-surfaces, which are all unique in their make-up. By using Mapping vehicles the radar can record the composition of the roadway. Autonomous cars fitted with the same technology can then […]

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McAfee Investigation finds autonomous cars can be hacked through AI system

A new investigation conducted by McAfee has found that connected cars may be at risk of being hacked through the vehicles’ artificial intelligence (AI) system. The method, which the company has called “model hacking” allows a person to over-ride and control a car’s software resulting in major safety concerns, along with creating an unclear future for […]


China releases batch of Change’e-4 images from the far side of the moon

CHANG’E-4 LANDER FROM YUTU-2 Source: CLEP / CNSA China’s National Space Administration has released a new batch of images from its Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 lander and rover, which have awoken for their 14th lunar day on the dark side of the moon. The space agency published data collected by the robots including pictures of the Von […]


NASA’s Artemis Project explained

NASA plans to send the next man and the first female to the moon as part of the Artemis project by 2024. Artemis will involve a series of complex missions that will ultimately see mankind once again walking on Earth’s moon after more than fifty years. The Artemis project which was previously called the Exploration […]

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink Satellites

Starlink Mission. Source: SpaceX SpaceX launched an additional sixty Starlink satellites to add to the constellation currently being built in space on January 7, 2020. The small satellites will be used to provide global “high-speed broadband internet” according to the Starlink website and this latest launch takes the total of internet satellites already in orbit […]

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Year in Review: Our Top Stories From 2019

2019 was an action-packed year full of innovative technology and the InnovaTech team would like to thank all our readers for their support. In honor of the new decade that lies ahead we thought we would round-up some of our favorite stories from 2019: Hubble Space Telescope’s Observations Used To Produce Image Containing 265,000 Galaxies […]


NASA Haughton-Mars Project announces successful field test of smart glove

The NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP), with collaborating organizations SETI Institute, Mars Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Collins Aerospace, and Ntention have announced the successful field test of a smart glove, which could be used in future human exploration of the Moon and Mars. The smart glove utilizes a human-machine interface (HuMI) allowing astronauts to control robots, […]

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Saildrone Announces 3-Way Public-Private Partnership to Advance Ocean Mapping

Saildrone, the company which designed the first unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to circumnavigate Antarctica, has announced a public-private partnership (PPP) grant with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in order to create the Saildrone Surveyor, a vessel utilized for deep-water ocean mapping. By making use of multibeam […]

Cybersecurity Data Breach

267 million Facebook users’ personal information leaked in latest data breach

A database has been uncovered containing over 267 million Facebook users IDs, phone numbers, and names, exposed on the web for anyone to access without a password or any other authentication. The database was discovered by Comparitech and Bob Diachenko, a security researcher and is believed to have been gathered by cybercriminals from Vietnam. The […]

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TechSee Releases Findings of Its Smart Home Survey

TechSee, a company providing the first cognitive visual support solution powered by augmented reality and artificial intelligence, has released the findings of its latest survey on smart home support.   According to the findings, almost 40% of the participants have at least one smart device in their homes. Light users, or participants with just one […]

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Samsara Launches its Smart Luggage Range Enabling Real-Time Tracking

Source: Samara, Samsara tracking technology locating lost baggage Samsara Luggage is set to launch its new range of smart luggage, equipped with the latest IoT tracking technology. Last year alone 24.8 million pieces of baggage were misplaced and it is for this reason that the company has designed a bag for the new generation of […]


China Successfully Completes Landing Trial Ahead of 2020 Mars Mission

China has successfully concluded a landing test in preparation for its planned Mars mission, a significant advancement in the race to Mars. During the trial, a probe designed to land on Mars separated from the main spacecraft at a height of 230 feet carefully descending to an altitude of just under 50 feet from the […]

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Google to acquire Fitbit in $2.1 billion deal

Source: Fitbit Fitbit has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google for $7.35 per share in cash, valuing the company at a fully diluted equity value of approximately $2.1 billion. “More than 12 years ago, we set an audacious company vision – to make everyone in the world […]

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5 Technology Trends Disrupting the Airport Industry

Airports have seen a substantial increase in the number of people flying over the last ten years, presenting a wide variety of challenges from security to efficiency. The processing of people, their luggage, as well as the growing requirements for aircraft, has spurred on progress in a number of smart technologies. From artificial intelligence to […]


NASA announces first all-female spacewalk scheduled for October 21

NASA has announced that the first-ever all-female spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) will be taking place on October 21, 2019. The mission was originally scheduled for March 26, 2019, but had to be postponed.   The women undertaking the spacewalk are Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who are currently living on the ISS. […]

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China introducing facial recognition test requirement to obtain a new mobile number

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has passed a new law whereby all citizens applying for new mobile and data services are required to have their faces scanned using facial recognition technology to verify their identity. The law, which is due to come into effect on December 1, 2019, is an upgrade […]

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Huawei announces $1.5 billion investment in the next 5 years

Source: Huawei. Huawei Developer Program 2.0 is announced Huawei has announced an investment of $1.5 billion in the next 5 years as part of its Developer Program 2.0 during its HUAWEI CONNECT 2019 conference. The company will partner with enterprises and individual developers to build the ecosystem of the computing industry. Huawei initially launched the […]


University students create the first brain-controlled video game

NeurAlbertaTech, a group of undergraduate students from the University of Alberta have produced the first-ever mind-controlled video game using neurotechnology. The students formed the group to compete in the international NeuroTechX contest and was awarded with fifth-place after spending only two months developing the video game. The two-dimensional game, called AlphaBlaster, utilizes technology that measures the […]

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Bose Launches New Portable Smart Home Speaker

Source: Bose, Bose Portable Home Speaker Bose has announced the launch of the Bose® Portable Home Speaker, a multifaceted, compact speaker integrating Bluetooth, voice control, and 360-degree sound with battery power. The compact speaker which will be available from September 19th in Luxe Silver and Triple Black boasts the most bass above any other smart-portable […]

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NHS to invest £250 million in AI Lab to Improve Healthcare

Health Secretary for The United Kingdom, Matt Hancock has announced the Department of Health and Social Care will invest £250 million in an Artifical Intelligence (AI) Lab. The AI lab will form part of NHSX, a new branch of the National Health Service that will be responsible for the digitization of the health care system in […]

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Is There Any Evidence To Suggest That 5G Poses Risks To Our Health?

The competition is in full swing to deploy 5G networks around the world. According to GSA’s LTE and 5G Market Statistics – July 2019 report, 293 operators in 98 countries are investing in 5G networks in the form of tests, trials, pilots, planned and actual deployments. Of those, 35 operators in 20 countries are offering […]

Satellites Space

Gateway Earth Development Group proposes plans for a space station to recycle space junk by 2050

Recycling is a necessary practice in order to keep our planet clean, but now a group of scientists is looking beyond our Earth and into the space around her to try and solve the ever-worsening issue of space junk. With an estimated one million pieces of space waste currently orbiting the Earth, the need to […]

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Unmanned Saildrone Successfully Circumnavigates Antarctica Streaming Back Vital Data

Credit: Saildrone – SD 1020 approaches Point Bluff, New Zealand in stormy conditions after finishing the first Saildrone Antarctica Circumnavigation Saildrone, a wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV), has successfully completed its first autonomous circumnavigation of Antarctica. The seven-meter long saildrone departed from Southport in Bluff, New Zealand on January 19, 2019 and returned to the […]


NASA’s TESS Discovers Three New Worlds

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, otherwise known as TESS, has discovered three new planets in a solar system called The TOI 270 System. TOI (TESS Object of Interest) 201 is located roughly seventy-three light-years away in Pictor, a constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere. The three worlds orbit a M-type dwarf star that is about […]


Whitehouse announces plans to return to the moon, then onto Mars

Michael R. Pence, Vice President of the United States, has announced that Trump and his administration intend to build a base on the moon, before heading to Mars. The statement coincided with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon landing, speaking of that mission he said, “Unity is the true legacy of Apollo 11 – […]

Voice Recognition

Chinese voice recognition company, iFlytek, secures $407 million from state investors

iFlytek, the Chinese voice recognition software company, has secured $407 million in government funding. The finances were obtained through private placement that gained investments through a number of provincial government funds, including Artificial Intelligence Venture Capital, Anhui Smart Voice, Anhui Railway Development Fund and a state-backed industry fund for state-owned companies, that are controlled by the […]


AT&T to launch new streaming service, AT&T TV in Summer 2019

AT&T has announced the upcoming launch of its new streaming service AT&T TV. Trials for the company’s latest addition will begin over the summer. Details on the new service are currently limited, leaving some wondering what will set it apart from AT&T’s existing streaming options, such as Watch TV. Watch TV already offers unlimited data […]

Artificial Intelligence

AI-based search engine for market intelligence, AlphaSense, Raises $50M in Series B Funding

AlphaSense Inc., the AI-based search engine for market intelligence, has announced it has raised $50 million in Series B funding. Launched in 2011, the company’s search engine is used daily by over 1,000 enterprise customers globally, with more than 50% of the S&P 100 corporations and 66% of the 50 largest global investment firms using it. The […]


FTC approves fine of $5 billion against Facebook over Cambridge Analytica privacy violations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a fine of $5 billion against Facebook over the mishandling of users’ personal information after revelations that Cambridge Analytica improperly acquired data from 87 million users. According to reports, the fine was approved in a 3-2 vote by the FTC. The investigation surrounded allegations that Facebook was in […]

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Insta model, Imma, has clocked-up 75k followers but isn’t actually real

Source: Imma.gram An Instagram model called Imma, has emassed over 75,000 followers but this isn’t your typical model. Imma is computer generated although most people would not be able to tell.  The 3D rendered human was designed by Tokyo based Modeling Cafe, a company that specializes in computer-generated modeling. The digital beauty appeared alongside human […]

Broadband Satellites

Amazon Seeks FCC Approval To Launch 3,236 Broadband Satellites

Amazon is seeking approval from the FCC to launch 3,236 satellites into low Earth orbit in order to provide nationwide broadband coverage. The initiative which is called “Project Kuiper” was brought to light after Amazons subsidy company Kuiper Systems LLC filed documents with the FCC requesting approval to provide coverage to the whole of America, excluding […]


Snap Stock Up 200% From Its Low But Still Losing Hundreds of Millions of Dollars A Quarter

Snap Inc. stock price is up almost 200% after hitting a record low of $4.99 in December 2018. The U.S. technology company offering price is now on the rise and is currently sitting at $15.61, within reach from its initial asking price of $17 when they launched in March 2017. Goldman Sachs analyst, Heath Terry […]


SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket’s Third Flight A Success Despite Failure To Recover Center Core Booster

Source: SpaceX SpaceX’s third flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket was a major success, despite being labelled the most complex launch to date. The mission named STP-2 took place on June 25, involving a number of challenging manoeuvres and four separate upper-stage engine burns. The rocket was transporting 24 satellites belonging to agencies including NASA, […]

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung’s AI Technology Generates Talking Deepfakes From A Single Image Samsung has developed deepfake technology that is able to take a single image and bring it to life, according to a paper published by Samsung’s Moscow-based researchers. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) the researchers have taught a connectionist system to study facial expressions and then utilizes the learned information to animate paintings, […]

Autonomous vehicles

Driverless train reverses in wrong direction in Yokohama, Japan injuring 14

An automated train accidentally reversed in Japan’s Yokohama’s Shin-Sugita Station, injuring 14 passengers onboard on June 1, 2019. The five-car automated train, which is operated by Yokohama Seaside Line Co., unexpectedly reversed when departing from the station. Witnesses to the incident say the train left the terminal before abruptly stopping, and then suddenly travelled approximately […]


461,091 Customer Accounts Compromised in UNIQLO and GU Japan Hack

Fast Retailing, Asia’s largest retail holding company has confirmed that an excess of 461,091 customer accounts has been hacked. Fast Retailing became aware of unauthorized logins to customer accounts on the retailer’s UNIQLO Japan and GU Japan online store websites. The company has confirmed that 461,091 unauthorized logins occurred between April 23 to May 10. […]


NASA confirms SpaceX Crew Dragon Parachutes Test Failed

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft descends under its parachutes at the end of the Demo-1 test flight in March. A test of the parachutes for that spacecraft in April failed. Credit: NASA/Cory Huston SpaceX had experienced a problem during a test of its Crew Dragon parachute system in April, according to NASA at a House […]


Hubble Space Telescope’s observations used to produce image containing 265,000 galaxies

Credit: NASA, ESA, and S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the first major optical telescope that was launched into space, has been used to produce a new image of the deep universe. The image consisting of 7500 individual photos taken over the course of sixteen years by the HST, reveals […]


SpaceX launches resupply mission to ISS after several delays

CRS-17 Mission; Source: SpaceX SpaceX has finally launched a Falcon 9 rocket loaded with supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) after power outages aboard the spacecraft caused delays. The planned launch of the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule was pushed back after a switch failure caused sections of the station’s power channels to cease to […]


Trump and FCC announce US 5G initiatives

U.S President Donald Trump announced alongside Ajit Pai, Chairman of The Federal Communications Commission(FCC), a number of measures that are to be put into place to encourage the growth of 5G across America. In the ongoing race to be the first nation with 100% 5G commercial network coverage, the FCC and Trump administration will auction […]


SpaceX successfully sends first commercial satellite, ArabSat-6A, into orbit

Source: SpaceX SpaceX has launched the Falcon Heavy rocket on its first commercial mission in a decisive demonstration to secure military contracts. The Falcon Heavy is partially reusable and in addition to the launching of their first cargo for a customer, a communications satellite called Arabsat-6A, the team also successfully landed the core booster on […]

Cybersecurity Facebook

540 Million Facebook User Records Exposed

Facebook is facing yet another incident of users’ data being exposed, this is the latest in a number of data breaches since 2018. Australian cybersecurity company, UpGuard, discovered a large cache of data during routine checks on the Amazon S3 servers containing more than 540 million Facebook user records including account names, ID numbers, reactions, and […]


REWILD Our Planet Augmented Reality Experience Launched

REWILD Our Planet, the worlds first augmented reality activation, has been created by the immersive technology studio, PHORIA. Other companies who collaborated on the AR experience were Netflix, WWF, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Arup and Google. The exhibition combines Netflix’s Our Planet eight-part documentary series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and location-based AR technology with high-resolution IMAX-style content. […]

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EU to vote on technology standard for autonomous cars

The European Parliment Transport and Tourism Committee are getting ready to vote on an act that would make WiFi technology the standard for autonomous vehicles as opposed to the alternative approach of using 5G technology. Concerns have been raised that a move back to a WiFi-based approach would hinder future 5G technology, as the systems […]


South Korea launches World’s First Nationwide 5G Network

In the race to be the first official country to commercially launch 5G, the US and South Korea have been battling it out head to head. Last week Verizon launched the first commercial 5G network with 5G enabled smartphones; however, Verizon’s commercial 5G network is currently only available in two cities, Chicago and Minneapolis. Just […]

Internet connectivity Satellites

OneWeb raises $3.4 billion for Global Satellite Internet Network

OneWeb, a global communication company, has secured $1.25 billion in new funding after successfully launching their first round of satellites into orbit. The company’s goal is to provide a “globe-encompassing internet system” to all corners of the Earth, providing high speed connections to people all over the world, including those in remote areas that have […]