Want to Track the Tesla Roadster in Space? There’s a Website for That

Want to Track the Tesla Roadster in Space? There's a Website for That

An electrical engineer working in the aerospace industry has created a website to track Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Roadster – the car tied to Falcon Heavy rocket by SpaceX– which is zooming through space.

SpaceX fan Ben Pearson has created Where is Roadster website that makes use of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Horizons data to track the progress of the car and its dummy driver ‘Starman’ through space, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.

The website would also predict the car’s path and let people know when it would come close to meeting up with various planets and the Sun.

The platform would even tell the Roadster’s current position as well as its speed and whether it was moving towards or away from Earth and Mars at any given moment.

The website is not officially affiliated with the SpaceX or Tesla, Musk took a note of it on Twitter.

“I’m sure it’s parked around here somewhere http://whereisroadster.com,” Musk, the SpcaeX CEO, tweeted late on Sunday.

The car was originally intended to be inserted into an orbit that would fly closer to Mars but the third engine burn of the Falcon Heavy upper stage “exceeded” that orbit, sending the car into deep space.

Currently, the Roadster is still much closer to Earth — 2.25 million miles away — than to Mars, 137.5 million miles away, Fortune reported.

“Meanwhile, Mars is moving too, so when the Roadster first intersects its orbit this July, the planet itself will already be millions of miles away,” the report said.

After that, the Roadster will actually return to something close to Earth’s orbit, though again, Earth itself won’t be anywhere close.

According to the site’s data, the Roadster won’t actually be close to Mars until early October of 2020. The car does not have any landing equipment or thrusters to land it on the surface.

Earlier in February, the Virtual Telescope Project of Tenagra Observatory in Arizona caught the car moving across the night sky.

Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project and Michael Schwartz of the Tenagra Observatory were able to pinpoint the car’s location by using data generated by the Solar Systems Dynamics Laboratory at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The project said that the Tesla was “quite bright”.

It released a GIF showing the Tesla moving across space, looking a lot like a comet or asteroid. The GIF strings together 54 images captured by Tenagra, CNET reported.

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Maharashtra Bets Big on AI as Global Business Conclave Kicks Off

Maharashtra Bets Big on AI as Global Business Conclave Kicks Off

Maharashtra is betting big on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning by setting up India’s first ever centre for research in AI and the state government is collaborating with the Wadhwani Foundation which is investing over 200 crores to set up the centre in Mumbai. The centre was inaugurated by the Prime Minister on Sunday evening. It will look at solutions for traffic management, agricultural distress and rural and urban healthcare, problems that the state has been unable to resolve.

It’s being described as Maharashtra’s leap of faith in the technology domain

and this centre will put Mumbai on India’s technology map, officials say. “This is in line with the vision of the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister in order to create a future ready environment for the state,” says Kaustubh Dhavse, Officer on Special Duty to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

The effort the founders say will be to make the centre a hub for AI in India. Co-founder and former CEO of Information Technology company iGate says the time is just right.

“This would be the perfect time to take the power of AI and apply it to accelerating social development. Interestingly with all of this AI work being done all over the world all of it is being designed for commercial interests and very little is done being done to help people at the bottom of the pyramid and that is what our institute will focus on,” Sunil Wadhwani, Founder of Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Health (WISH Foundation) told NDTV.

The institute will be headed Dr. P Anandan, a renowned researcher in computer vision and artificial intelligence with a career spanning over 30 years in academia and industry. “AI is the cutting edge of high tec technology. Moreover, AI for social good is not being done anywhere. There is no institute anywhere in India or abroad whose primary focus is to develop AI technology and apply it to social good. So in that sense, Mumbai becomes a leader right away,” Dr. Anandan said.

The industry too believes that India can become a hub for AI…given its big data potential. Bob Lord, Chief Digital Officer at global technology giant, IBM says “That data will allow you to have different insights than not being able to monitor it all and allow us to make better decisions for our consumers, businesses and schools.”

“I think it’s really exciting and we would like to have more of it in our school and give more access to it so that we can also give birth to future innovations and disruptions,” said Radha Kapur, Founder & ED of Dice Districts.

As the magnetic Maharashtra Business conclave kicks off, the technology sector is going to be key in terms of investments and Maharashtra is keen to showcase its potential in the technology sector to put Mumbai on India’s technology map.

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Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Listed on 3C Certification Site; 15W Fast Charging Support Expected

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Listed on 3C Certification Site; 15W Fast Charging Support Expected

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The listed variants have a 9.0V output at 1.67A (15W)
  • Fast charging standards have remained constant since the Galaxy S6
  • All variants are expected to come with dual SIM support

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are the talk of the town with an impending launch next month. While there are still a few weeks before we witness their official unveiling, the Galaxy S9 duo’s design, specifications, and features have been outed multiple times through different sources. The latest report comes from Chinese certification website 3C where both the variants have been spotted. According to the listing, the upcoming phones are expected to retain fast charging capabilities from last year.

As we mentioned, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with model numbers SM-G9600, SM-G9608, and SM-G9650 were spotted by DealnTech on the 3C certification website. The report claims that SM-G9600 is the Chinese variant of the Galaxy S9, SM-G9608 is the Taiwan variant of the Galaxy S9, and the SM-G9650 is the Galaxy S9+. According to the listing, all three models will come with fast charging 9.0V output at 1.67A (15W) and standard charging 5.0V at 2.0A (10W).

galaxy s9 3C certification Galaxy S9 3C Certification

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Recent reports had also suggested that the upcoming Galaxy S9 duo will sport the same battery capacities as the Galaxy S8 series. The Galaxy S8 has a capacity of 3000mAh, while the Galaxy S8+ is backed by a 3500mAh battery under the hood.

Apart from that, the listing also shows that all three models have the DS labelling which refers to “dual-SIM”. An interesting thing to note is that the standard of fast charging remains unchanged since the Galaxy S6, which was launched with the 15W output.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. Recently, reports pointed towards the usage of a new Y-Octa display technology on the phones. Additionally, the Galaxy S9 duo is also expected to feature an f/1.5 aperture lens.

The Galaxy S9 series is slated to launch at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. According to Evan Blass on Twitter, pre-orders will start on March 3 with availability from March 16.

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Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.80-inch

Processor

octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2960 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 8.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Also See
  • Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime (Black, 64GB, 4GB RAM) – 
    Rs.14,990
  • Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) (Gold, 64GB, 6GB RAM) – 
    Rs.32,990
  • Samsung Galaxy On Nxt (Black, 16GB, 3GB RAM)
    Rs.10,999
Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9+

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

6.20-inch

Processor

octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2960 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 8.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Also See
  • Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime (Black, 64GB, 4GB RAM) –
    Rs.14,990
  • Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) (Gold, 64GB, 6GB RAM) –
    Rs.32,990
  • Samsung Galaxy On Nxt (Black, 16GB, 3GB RAM)
    Rs.10,999

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Wacom Bamboo Tip Stylus Allows for Seamless Pairing on Android and iOS Devices

Wacom Bamboo Tip Stylus Allows for Seamless Pairing on Android and iOS Devices

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Bamboo Tip comes with an anodised aluminium casing
  • It is available for iOS devices and most Android devices
  • It has a claimed battery life of 20 hours on a single charge

Accessory maker Wacom on Tuesday announced the launch of the new Bamboo Tip fine-tip stylus for Android and iOS devices. The stylus has been designed for Android phones/ tablets, iPhone, and iPad. It enables switching between devices without pairing. The Bamboo Tip stylus comes with a claimed 20-hour battery life. It has been priced at $49.95 (roughly Rs. 3,200) in the US, EUR 59.90 (roughly Rs. 4,700) in European markets, and JPY 6,280 (roughly Rs. 3,600) in Japan.

The Bamboo Tip comes integrated with Wacom’s proprietary Inkspace, a cloud based service that offers access and synchronisation for notes and other sketches. The fine-tip stylus has an anodised aluminium casing in a Dark Blue colour variant. It conserves battery life by turning off within a few minutes of standby time; users can also switch it off by pressing the button provided.

Yet another switch on top of the Bamboo Tip allows users to fine tune performance by changing frequency based on custom preferences.

The highlight feature of the Wacom Bamboo Tip is the ability to switch between Android and iOS devices without the need of pairing and unpairing repeatedly.

The Wacom Bamboo Tip has a length of 142mm and minimum diameter of 10mm. Weight of the stylus is 16 grams. It comes with a Micro-USB charging port hidden behind the cover on the top. It also comes with Bluetooth connectivity. “Bamboo Tip works best on screens without one (screen protector),” according to the product page.

“In today’s connected world, we rely on a combination of smartphones, tablets and different operating systems to capture ideas, observations and next steps at work or at play. Bamboo Tip lets users move seamlessly between devices and operating systems to get things done. As OS providers roll out more seamless note taking and markup capabilities on their devices, Bamboo Tip will help users take full advantage to be more productive and turn ideas into reality,” said Mike Gay, Senior Vice President of the Wacom Consumer Business Unit.

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