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Huawei could use Russian Aurora OS based on Jolla’s Sailfish

Huawei could use Russian Aurora OS based on Jolla’s Sailfish

The clock is ticking for Huawei and in less than two months, it will officially be blocked from installing Google's software on future devices. Not unless Google and Huawei are able to convince the US government otherwise, of course. With the stakes that high, Huawei was repeatedly been reported to be preparing a Plan B operating system for its future phones. While the Ark OK that has been mentioned in the past may still be based on Android, a new report suggests that Huawei is also looking into using a Russian-made version of Jolla's Sailfish OS.

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Watch a US Navy warship swerve to avoid Russian destroyer crash

Watch a US Navy warship swerve to avoid Russian destroyer crash

The United States Navy has released two videos showing the 'unsafe maneuver' Russian Destroyer UDALOY I DD 572 made toward the USS Chancellorsville, a guided missile cruiser, while in the Philippine Sea. The incident took place at around 11:45AM on Friday, June 7, and involved the destroyer coming within approximately 50ft - 100ft of the USS Chancellorsville.

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Russian anti-drone patent details defense UAV with built-in shotgun

Russian anti-drone patent details defense UAV with built-in shotgun

While some countries experiment with eagles, drones that launch nets, and signal disruptors, Russia is taking a different approach to dealing with unwanted drones: shotguns. A state-owned Russian weapons company called Almaz-Antey was recently issued a patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle that features a stabilized shotgun for shooting down drones.

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See the 2nd-largest meteor explosion in modern history

See the 2nd-largest meteor explosion in modern history

This week a set of scientists discovered a meteor explosion that occurred in early December, 2018. The event was detected by other instruments soon after taking place, but now we've got our first visual evidence in fire red and orange. This explosive image comes from the Japanese Himawari-8 weather satellite, and was first reported globally on the 15th of March by Peter Brown at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

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Soyuz MS-12 ISS Crew Launch live: Heading to first all-woman spacewalk

Soyuz MS-12 ISS Crew Launch live: Heading to first all-woman spacewalk

This morning preparations began for the launch of mission Soyuz MS-12, operator Roscosmos, headed for the International Space Station. This mission will be launched aboard a Soyuz FG rocket from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome. The payload aboard this launch is a mixed Russia and USA International Space Station Expedition 59/60 crew.

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Russia wants to create its own ‘Sovereign Internet’ under new law

Russia wants to create its own ‘Sovereign Internet’ under new law

Russia has advised its citizens of an upcoming Internet disruption that will take down all traffic in anticipation of a draft law related to cybersecurity. The law would mandate the creation of a 'sovereign' Internet in what critics say may be a step toward Russia establishing its own 'Great Firewall.' The disruption will result from telecom companies conducting tests in anticipation of the new regulations.

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Cohen admits Trump’s early info on Russia-hacked DNC emails

Cohen admits Trump’s early info on Russia-hacked DNC emails

In a statement to Congress this morning, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released many relatively shocking accusations about a sitting President of the United States. The bit that's most important to our part in this story is the tech angle - that of the hacking of emails before the election of our President. The part we're talking about today includes Cohen admitting that Trump was "a presidential candidate who knew that Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails."

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Russia will send two space tourists to the ISS in late 2021

Russia will send two space tourists to the ISS in late 2021

Russia has revealed new plans to send a pair of space tourists to the International Space Station in late 2021. According to the nation's Roscosmos, the space agency has signed a contract with Space Adventures Inc., a private spaceflight company. The space tourists will be delivered to the Russian segment in the ISS using the Soyuz spacecraft.

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Apple stores Russian user data on Russian servers but no need to panic

Apple stores Russian user data on Russian servers but no need to panic

Doing business in multiple countries is very tricky business. You have to be mindful of each countries' laws, which, of course, vary from country to country. That's especially true when it comes to data storage and retention, and sometimes even the biggest companies have no choice but to comply. That's the situation Apple faced in Russia and a recent filing showed that it has conceded to the government's demands to store Russian users' data on servers hosted in Russia.

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Russian cosmonauts hack samples from around Soyuz spacecraft hole

Russian cosmonauts hack samples from around Soyuz spacecraft hole

In September of 2018, Russia announced that it was investigating potential sabotage of its Soyuz rocket attached to the ISS. An air leak was discovered aboard the ISS, and on investigation, a hole was found under a panel with evidence that a drill made the hole. Word is that despite the hole in the spacecraft and the fact that astronauts had to resort to using epoxy to seal the hole, the crew aboard the ISS were in no danger.

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Yandex, Russia’s Google, finally launches its own phone

Yandex, Russia’s Google, finally launches its own phone

Considering how big Google has become, it’s not a small feat to be labeled to be its equivalent and rival. At least in a relatively smaller, regional market. But that’s exactly what Russia’s Yandex has been called, offering nearly similar services as Google designed for Russian consumers. All it’s missing is a smartphone. Actually, it’s no longer missing that because it has just announced the Yandex.Phone, a device that may have been three years in the making, starting with a lawsuit.

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Progress resupply ship docks with ISS without issue two-days post launch

Progress resupply ship docks with ISS without issue two-days post launch

Late last week a Russian Progress resupply ship lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch of that resupply ship went off without a hitch, and the resulting two-day flight to the ISS was smooth and issue free. The supply ship has now successfully docked with the ISS.

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