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FAA has granted permission for Terrafugia to test out their flying cars Great news for car lovers! The first test flights for a flying car has been approved. The US Federal Aviation Administration has authorised Terrafugia, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of aircrafts for personal transportation, to start testing prototypes of its TF-X flying car. The tests can reach altitudes of 400 feet, speeds of 100 mph. “The TF-X™, Terrafugia’s vision for the future of personal transportation, is a four-seat, hybrid electric, semi-autonomous, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flying car,” Terrafugia said in a press statement. As the TF-X™ program is currently…

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SpaceX makes history: for the first time ever, Falcon 9 rocket has successfully completed its landing. SpaceX has finally made it. Elon Musk’s rocket startup, has successfully launched and then (on December 21, 2015 at night) successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This comes after five attempts that ended in fiery explosions. “Welcome back, baby!” SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted after touchdown. 11 satellites deployed to target orbit and Falcon has landed back at Cape Canaveral. Headed to LZ-1. Welcome back, baby! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2015 The rocket was carrying 11 satellites into…

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Ericsson and Apple settle litigation. The companies sign a global license agreement. Ericsson and Apple have agreed to a global patent license agreement between the two companies. The agreement includes a cross-license that covers patents relating to both companies’ standard-essential patents (including the GSM, UMTS, and LTE cellular standards), and grants certain other patent rights. In addition, the agreement includes releases that resolve all pending patent-infringement litigation between the companies. As part of the seven-year agreement, Apple will make an initial payment to Ericsson and, the Northern District of California, as well as lawsuits in the United Kingdom, Germany and…

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90 participants and Top30 teams competed in Warsaw for deepsense.io Marathon24 Grand Final. We already know the winner. On December 21, 2015, deepsense.io, a pure Apache Spark company providing code-free data manipulation and predictive analytics, in association with CodiLime, announced the winners of the Grand Final, which took place during a 24-hour hackathon on November 28-29, 2015, at Warsaw University’s Library (BUW). In the Grand Final, 90 competitors in 30 teams faced off for 24 hours to score the maximum points in three different survival bot games. Nvidia was the generous sponsor of the main prizes, which this year included…

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The largest Polish freight carrier discusses its good experiences with drones during this year’s edition of Transport Security Expo. It has been several months now since PKP CARGO started using drones to protect its trains against theft. The Polish carrier has repeatedly highlighted that the little vehicles have exceeded its expectations, it did so again at Transport Security Expo held at London Olympia on 2-3 December 2015. The event, which is one of the biggest events dedicated to transport security, gathered about 5 thousand security specialists, including governmental delegations from 36 countries. This time, PKP CARGO decided to discuss its…

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Generosity breeds success, suggests Brian Pallas, founder of the introduction site Opportunity Network, a startup valued at $100 million. The model for Opportunity Network is based on connecting high-net-worth individuals and select companies looking to do multi-million dollar deals all over the world. So, Pallas knows a thing or two about networking. As platforms like Opportunity Network grow, and digital introductions (versus face to face) increase across borders, Pallas says doing some research on those you’re networking with is not only a good conversation starter – it’s essential. Knowing more about your contacts helps identify how you can provide value…

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