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Now in Tech: 2/1/2018
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Liz Page
By Liz Page
Feb 01, 2018

Elon Musk's flamethrowers are out of stock

Boring Company's newest product, the flamethrower, is sold out according to the official website. Yes, all 20,000 of them. It first came out on Saturday, priced at $500 a piece. And it only took 100 hours for the company to rake in $10 million from the sale. All the orders are expected to ship out in the spring.

A Mario movie is on the way to movie theater

Nintendo confirmed it's now working with Illumination, the animation studio who brought Minions and Despicable Me, to make a Super Mario movie. The hot wave of the game Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch is likely to push the production to a blockbuster sell. But when the Mario movie will hit theaters is still up in the air.


AI helps Google to forecast flight delays

Now the Google Flight search engine is able to predict flight delays ahead of airline's official announcement. With the help of AI technologies, the Google Flight  now incorporates exogenous factors such as weather conditions or late arriving into consideration and inform travelers of possibilities of delay. Yet it will not officially flag any delays until the app is at least 80% confident in the prediction.

SpaceX's rocket booster survived landing

Though not making an effort to land the rocket booster like the company did before, SpaceX's latest launch saw a weird twist as the Falcon 9 rocket booster remained intact and afloat after falling to the Atlantic Ocean. The conditions of the rocket is still unknown as SpaceX is now arranging a tow-back.


Bing got flooded by a fake news YouTube channel

A YouTube channel called "Top Stories Today" managed to fill up the Bing's Video page with all sorts of fake news. If you clicks on the "News" tab from Bing and move to video, you will get an eye-full of the following kind: “Breaking: Germany demands immediate prosecution of Obama”; “The Royal wedding in jeopardy,” and “Russian is about to take out Obama permanently.”These fake news videos managed to rake in around 84 million views before being taken off the search engine. 

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