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Tesla on autopilot rear-ended Connecticut cop car as driver checked on dog: police

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 7 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A Tesla on autopilot rear-ended a Connecticut trooper's vehicle early Saturday as the driver was checking on his dog in the back seat, state police said. Police said they had responded to a disabled vehicle that was stopped in the middle of Interstate 95. While waiting for a tow, the self-driving Tesla came down the road.


US military says Russian air defenses shot down unarmed drone near Libyan capital: report

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 7 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com The U.S. military believes the unarmed drone that went missing over the Libyan capital last month was actually shot down by Russian air defenses. The U.S. Africa Command is demanding the return of the aircraft's wreckage, which had been part of an operation conducted in Libya to assess the area's security and monitor for violent extremist activity. The command didn't give a reason for the drone loss after the Nov. 21 incident, but they had been investigating, Reuters reported.


DHS scraps Trump-ordered plan for mandatory facial scans at US points of entry after privacy advocates, lawmakers raise concerns

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Is this an invasion of privacy or fair practice to protect our country? Former DHS oversight counsel Mike Howell weighs in. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it's backing away from a proposal that would have required all U.S. citizens to submit to facial recognition scans at airports and other ports of entry whenever they leave or enter the country. The Department of Homeland Security said it removed the idea from its regulatory agenda following meetings with advocates and lawmakers who voiced serious privacy concerns for American citizens. U.S. passport holders can opt out of being photographed upon entering or exiting the country, a process that is required for foreign travelers.


SpaceX launches payload of 'muscle mice,' barley grains to space station

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SpaceX launched a 3-ton cargo payload to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, which included barley grains for a beer experiment, mice for muscle-building research and a robot designed to show empathy. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the recycled Dragon capsule filled with the goodies lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., around 12:30 p.m. The capsule is expected to arrive at the station housing six astronauts -- three Americans, two Russians and one Italian -- on Sunday. SpaceX recovered the new booster on a barge just off the coast in the Atlantic several minutes following liftoff so that it could be reused. SpaceX employees in Southern California cheered when the booster landed, and again a few minutes later when the capsule reached orbit.


'Fleabagging,' 'Glamboozling' are latest bizarre dating terms

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Dating app Plenty of Fish has revealed the seven new dating terms to emerge in 2020 to the MailOnline. When it comes to dating, we're all familiar with ghosting, and even breadcrumbing and benching have entered our vocabulary. But there is a whole new set of dating terms for singletons to get their heads around in time for the New Year. Dating app Plenty of Fish has revealed the seven new dating terms to emerge in 2020 to the MailOnline. So get ready to be glamboozled – and to yellow card them when you are.


How new Army-developed AI technology can save infantry in a firefight

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Infantry Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fire an FGM-148 Javelin during a combined arms live fire exercise in Jordan on August 27, 2019, in support of Eager Lion - file photo. Envision a scenario wherein dismounted infantry soldiers are taking heavy enemy fire while clearing buildings amid intense urban combat -- when an overhead drone detects small groups of enemy fighters hidden nearby, between walls, preparing to ambush. As the armed soldiers clear rooms and transition from house to house in a firefight, how quickly would they need to know that groups of enemies awaited them around the next corner? Getting this information to soldiers in seconds can not only decide victory or defeat in a given battle but save lives. What if AI-enabled computer programs were able to instantly discern specifics regarding the threat such as location, weapons and affiliation by performing real-time analytics on drone feeds and other fast-moving sources of information, instantly sending crucial data to soldiers in combat?


7 Windows 10 fixes you'll wish you knew sooner

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File photo - A Microsoft delegate takes a picture during the launch of the Windows 10 operating system in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 29, 2015. Some users love it while others hate it. Some experts estimate that Windows 10 dominates nearly 40 percent of the desktop OS market, handily surpassing the popularity of Windows 7. Speaking of, are you still using Windows 7? Microsoft is ending support for the 10-year-old operating system in January. Tap or click to learn how to bring your PC up to date before it's too late. Using the slogan "upgrade your world," Microsoft has described Windows 10 as the "final" version.


Amazon's Alexa will soon be more emotional

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Fox News Headlines 24/7 Correspondent Carley Shimkus tells'America's Newsroom HQ' that Amazon developers are making Alexa more human-based on feedback from users Fox News Headlines 24/7 Correspondent Carley Shimkus told "America's News HQ" host Arthel Neville on Thursday that she didn't know if Amazon's new development that makes Alexa more emotional was "cool or creepy." The company announced Wednesday that the operating system received an initial skills upgrade, giving it a range of emotional responses. The new emotional responses use a technology referred to as Neural Text-to-Speech, which converts written text into synthesized speech and shifts in tempo, pitch and volume. On the "Alexa Skills Kit blog," the new capability could reportedly be used for tasks like mimicking a news anchor reporting headlines or a radio host offering new music. "Alexa is definitely becoming more human and can now sound either excited and happy or disappointed and sad depending on what you say," Shimkus explained.


Georgia man charged with scamming woman out of more than $6.5M with fake online relationship

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 27 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A Georgia man is accused of scamming a Virginia woman out of more than $6.5 million after wooing her into a romantic relationship through an online dating site. Nnamdi Marcellus MgBodile, 35, from Marietta, Georgia, was charged with 20 counts of bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, according to a Justice Department press release on Wednesday. MgBodile and others also allegedly tried to scam a company out of $350,000 using an email scheme, according to the DOJ.


Pentagon pursues AI for space war to stop anti-satellite weapons

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If a Russian or Chinese Anti-Satellite (ASAT) weapon streamed into space and exploded U.S. military satellites, friendly forces would instantly become very vulnerable to significant and extremely destructive enemy attacks - space-based infrared missile detection could be destroyed, GPS communications could be knocked out, guided weapons could jam and derail before hitting their targets and war-critical command and control could simply be "taken out." Any, all or part of this could happen in as little as 10 to 15 minutes once a satellite attacking missile is launched from the ground. Lives will hang in the balance as alerts are sent through U.S. command and control and decision-makers scramble to determine the best countermeasure with which to protect its space assets. Space war is no longer a distant prospect to envision years down the road --- it is here. Recognizing the seriousness of this vulnerability, the Pentagon, U.S. Space Command, Missile Defense Agency and industry are moving quickly to integrate Machine Learning and AI into space-based systems and technology.