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New Hyperloop Capsule Speed ​​Record Installed

The team of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) at the fourth annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition student marathon broke its last year record (457 km / h) and reached a maximum speed of 463 km / h capsule.

Contestants are developing special bobsleigh-sized capsules that must overcome the Ilona Mask vacuum tunnels. Each team was advised by experts from SpaceX and the Boring Company.

In total, more than 700 students from around the world took part in the marathon. Applications were submitted by 21 teams, only four managed to launch the capsules. Other competitors – EPFL and Swissloop – accelerated to a speed of 238 km / h and 257 km / h, respectively. Participants of four successful teams were offered jobs in the companies of Ilona Musk.

The length of the test tunnel in 2019 was 1.2 km. …


Google's clever speakers record everything they hear (updated)

Google Home's smart speakers record user conversations, even if they didn’t contact a voice assistant. About this, citing sources, the publication informs VRT News. Before that, devices with a voice assistant, Alexa, were caught in eavesdropping. Amazon has confirmed that this is true.

An unnamed informant showed VRT News some audio recordings of personal conversations of Google Home users from the Netherlands and Belgium (VRT News – Belgian media). There were ordinary conversations and family quarrels on the records. Users did not contact the voice assistant, did not pronounce the phrase "Ok, Google!"

VRT News claims that the job of informing the publication was deciphering such records. According to the official version, it is necessary to improve speech recognition technology.

VRT News notes that in the Google Home documentation there is no direct mention of the permanent recording of everything …