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We had a mixed bag in terms of gaming news this past week. On one hand, Sony announced an hour-long gameplay showcase for its upcoming PS5 console and the NFL reupped its licensing agreement with EA through the 2026 season. On the other hand, BLizzar...

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Categories: after math, aftermath, apple, entertainment, epic games, feature, fortnite, iphone 11 pro, madden nfl, martin scorsese, ps5, sony

SpaceX just completed another milestone in Crew Dragon’s historic journey. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have successfully docked the capsule with the International Space Station just under 19 hours after launch from Cape Canaveral. The larg...

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Categories: crew dragon, gear, international space station, news, space, spaceflight, spacex, video

If Samsung was hoping to keep plans for a Galaxy Watch sequel under wraps, it’s probably disappointed. Droid-Life (via 9to5Google) has discovered a series of FCC filings that not-so-subtly reveal the next version of Samsung’s flagship smartwatch. It’...

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Categories: galaxy watch, gear, news, samsung, smartwatch, tizen, watch, wearable, wearables

Amazon’s measures to prevent price gouging have a relatively simple workaround. The Verge has learned that some third-party sellers are marking products as “collectible” to evade Amazon’s automated price controls. The internet retailer reportedly has...

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Categories: amazon, coronavirus, covid-19, e-commerce, gear, internet, news, price gouging, shopping

OnePlus will no longer release McLaren editions of its phones in the future. The phonemaker and the British auto manufacturer have ended their partnership, a McLaren spokesperson has confirmed to Android Authority after reports about their split came...

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‘Sign in with Apple’ is potentially more private than other login options, but it apparently included a serious security flaw. Researcher Bhavuk Jain recently received a $100,000 bug bounty for discovering (via Hacker News) a flaw in the sign-in serv...

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Categories: apple, exploit, gear, internet, login, news, security, sign in with apple, vulnerability

Workforce automation is about to cost dozens of news contractors their jobs. The Seattle Times and The Guardian report that Microsoft is letting go of dozens of news contractors (about 50 in the US, 27 in the UK) after June 30th due to a shift to AI...

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Categories: ai, artificial intelligence, automation, gear, internet, layoffs, microsoft, msn, news, web

History was made today as the United States launched the first manned commercial mission into orbit. At 3:22 pm EDT, the SpaceX Demo-2 spacecraft carrying astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and is now en route to the International Space Station where it will dock on May 31.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, SpaceX, Crew Dragon, International Space Station

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Twitter is facing yet more scrutiny over its approach to politicians, albeit for different reasons. Axios (via The Verge) has learned that Senator Ted Cruz sent letters to the Justice and Treasury Departments ‘urging’ them to investigate Twitter for...

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Toyota’s RAV4 Prime will be available for purchase this summer, and its prices will start at $38,100, not including the company’s $1,120 fee for delivery, processing and handling. When it comes out, the plug-in hybrid will officially become the secon...

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Categories: gear, hybrid, news, rav4 prime, toyota

A new era of American spaceflight began Saturday as SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket broke through Earth’s upper atmosphere carrying veteran astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley atop a pillar of flame. This marks both the first time that a commercial...

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Categories: crew dragon capsule, falcon 9, iss, nasa, news, spacex, tomorrow

Waymo’s plan to resume self-driving operations will soon extend to San Francisco. A spokesperson has confirmed a report in The Verge that Waymo’s autonomous minivans will return to San Francisco Bay Area streets on June 8th. The company isn’t carryin...

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If you want your Zoom video calls to be as secure as possible, you may need to pay up. Zoom security consultant Alex Stamos told Reuters in an interview that the company plans to offer stronger videoconference encryption to paying customers, enterpri...

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Categories: encryption, gear, internet, news, security, video calls, video chat, videoconferencing, zoom

It’s time for take two. NASA and SpaceX are making their second attempt at launching the Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission after scrubbing the first due to weather, and they’re once again livestreaming the potentially historic event. The launch itself is sc...

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Four decades after Tesla and Edison waged their “War of Currents," a similar struggle unfolded in the skies overhead as a pair of daring entrepreneurs — Hugo Eckener, protege of Count von Zeppelin, and Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American World Airwa...

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Categories: alexander rose, empires of the sky, feature, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, tomorrow

As Apollo astronauts trundled and trod awkwardly across the desolate lunar landscape, an insidious menace scuffed up their spacesuits. Moondust. Fine as talcum powder, sharp as glass and seemingly everywhere, these super-fine particles coated the ast...

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Worst. Deal. Ever.Noah Kirsch, ForbesIn November, Eric Baker’s online ticket marketplace Viagogo purchased rival StubHub for $4 billion. Baker was actually one of StubHub’s co-founders before he was fired from the company. The deal closed in February...

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It’s normal for our weekend newsletter to recap some of the highlight stories posted earlier in the week. It’s a bit unusual for them to include one about Pablo Escobar’s brother trying to sell refurbished iPhone 11 Pros. Back on our usual beat, we’l...

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If you’re looking for an affordable Google-powered smart speaker, you may want to check out the Lenovo Smart Clock that’s currently on sale for $40 on Best Buy. That’s down $20 from its $60 retail price, and that’s also half of the device’s original...

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If you're looking for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to give you some peace and quiet while working from home, Best Buy has a compelling offer on one of the better pairs you can buy at the moment. The Jabra Elite 85h are currently $180, down f...

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Call of Duty: Warzone has a new mode for Battle Royale that could make or break friendships. In Duos mode, you play as a two-person team to battle enemies in Verdansk, complete contracts and beat other squads to be the last pair standing at the end....

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Two years ago, Crua Outdoors introduced a hammock built to work as a lie-flat lounge, suspended outdoor shelter and zero-gravity camp chair. It was the Koala, and it went on to become a raging crowdfunding success, raising over US$735,000. Crua now prepares to bring its cuddly Koala back to the crowdfunding circuit. The Koala V2 features a variety of refinements, including the ability to hold two people.Continue ReadingCategory: Outdoors, LifestyleTags: Hammocks, Camping, Outdoors,...

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Lego cars have moved light years ahead of the barely rollable box-mobiles we used to cobble together as kids – those misfits with a plank for a seat, only one tire and a steering wheel borrowed from the naval ship kit. Nowadays we're talking 1:1 drivable Bugatti Chirons (small ones too) and classic VW pop-top camper vans. The latest addition is Lego's all-new Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, a kit that shrinks Lambo's most powerful car of all time down to 1:8 size, rolling it out in miniaturized,...

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The pedals are a part of the bike that we don't give much thought to, but perhaps we should. Here are a few unique pedals we've come across, which show that someone out there has indeed been thinking about the things.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Pedal, Cycling

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Volvo has a reputation for a lot of things, one of those being an undying love for station wagons. Throughout the company’s history, wagons have been present in various formats. The V60 is perhaps the most-recognized station wagon on the market today, offering premium midsized luxury with a hatch.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Volvo, Station Wagon, Wagon, Luxury, Bowers and Wilkins, Reviews

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There are now a number of kits that let you convert a regular bike into an ebike, by replacing the front wheel with one that's powered. Like the Swytch kit before it, the Vekkit is claimed to offer a better approach.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Electric Bicycle

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The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter is set to have a chance encounter with the two tails of the disintegrating Comet ATLAS over the coming days. The spacecraft is currently en route to the inner solar system for a close pass with the Sun, and has had four key scientific instruments rushed through commissioning in order to be ready for the unexpected rendezvous.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: ESA, Sun, Comets, Spacecraft

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Although it's certainly possible to 3D-print metal objects, such items can't always be formed down to the sub-millimeter precision required for certain applications. A new technique, however, allows them to be infinitesimally tweaked after being printed.Continue ReadingCategory: 3D Printing, TechnologyTags: Saarland University, Metals

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According to the results of a new study, stars orbiting near the centers of massive clusters have a much harder time forming planets than those located at the edge. The discovery was made possible by the powerful viewing capabilities of the Hubble Space Telescope, and could help astronomers unravel the secrets surrounding star formation in the Milky Way.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Hubble, Planet, Star formation, Stars, Galaxy, New Atlas Audio

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Back in the 1960s, then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew introduced his vision to turn Singapore into a "city in a garden." Over the decades this goal has led to projects like the Kampung Admiralty and Oasia Hotel, as well as a remarkable new residential high-rise tower by Heatherwick Studio, which features balconies that are covered in greenery.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Thomas Heatherwick, Skyscrapers, Singapore, Building and Construction

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After 18 months of planning, the Future Automated Bus Urban Level Operation System (FABULOS) project is about to roll into five European cities to field test autonomous last-mile shuttles in real-world conditions.Continue ReadingCategory: Urban Transport, TransportTags: Autonomous Vehicles, Last-mile transport, public transportation

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Dutch firm Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven recently completed a new fire station for Belgium's Antwerp Fire Department. Sustainable design includes solar power and rainwater collection, while the eye-catching red brick on the outside contrasts with wood and concrete on the inside.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Solar Power, cross-laminated timber, Concrete

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Imagine a device that lets people with diabetes use an app or remote control to give themselves a boost of insulin when they need it, without an injection. Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a prototype device that can do just that, using electrical jolts to control gene expression in encapsulated beta cells.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Diabetes, Diabetic, Insulin, Cells, Implant, ETH Zurich

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The future of aviation is looking a little greener today, with a nine-seat Cessna aircraft fitted out with an all electric propulsion system successfully completing its first flight. This maiden voyage for the world’s largest electric aircraft marks another step forward for a nascent industry out to shake up the world of air travel, which could one day look a lot cleaner and cost effective than it does now.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Electric Aircraft, Cessna, New Atlas...

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Back in 2018 a team of Australian researchers presented a novel font called Sans Forgetica, with the claim that it helps enhance memory. A team of UK and New Zealand researchers put the font to the test, and in a newly published peer-reviewed article reveal the font, while certainly difficult to read, may not boost memory after all.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Font, Learning, Memory, University of Warwick

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Most of us are familiar with the four classical states of matter – solid, liquid, gas and plasma – but there’s a whole world of exotic states out there. Now, physicists at Radboud and Uppsala Universities have identified a new one named “self-induced spin glass,” which could be used to build new artificial intelligence platforms.Continue ReadingCategory: Physics, ScienceTags: Matter, Radboud University, Uppsala University, Physics, Materials, New Atlas Audio

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Self-driving startup Nuro is well-positioned to pursue its ambitions of autonomous delivery, having received a first-of-its-kind exemption from the US Department of Transport back in February. The company is building on this through a new partnership with CVS, which will see its driverless vehicles deliver prescription medicines to customers in Texas within three hours of purchase.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Self-Driving, Autonomous, Nuro, Delivery

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A team of international researchers has confirmed the existence of an Earth-like exoplanet only 4.2 light-years from the Sun. Using the Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanets and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO), the scientists found that the exoplanet Proxima b has a mass of 1.17 Earth masses and sits in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, which it orbits every 11.2 days.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: ESO, Exoplanet, ESPRESSO, University of Geneva, New Atlas...

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There’s no question that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but there remains a lot to discover about the ways physical activity positively influences the human body. A new study has delved into the mechanics of muscle maintenance, finding that even short stints on a bike can boost the activity of the “death marker protein,” which clears out damage to keep things healthy and in working order.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Muscle, Exercise,...

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An impressively comprehensive new study from Stanford University has delivered the most thorough investigation into the human body’s molecular response to exercise ever conducted. The research chronicles in detail how a single session of aerobic exercise triggers broad systemic molecular changes, and the findings point to a potential future blood test that could objectively measure a person’s general fitness.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Exercise, Fitness,...

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Four years ago we let you get a first whiff of FeelReal, an experimental virtual reality accessory that let you smell and feel your content along with just looking at it through your […] The post Finally, Smell a Movie With FeelReal Virtual Reality appeared first on Geek.com.

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Smart homes are the future (via geralt/Pixabay) The revolution of smart devices marches on as researchers have made printable tags that mirror some functionality of standard smart gadgets. While that might sound like a major leap at first, it obviously […] The post These Tags Convert Just About Anything Into a Smart Device appeared first on Geek.com.

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I like tools that are designed ergonomically, for simple and easy use. I also like tools that can be easily weaponized. ThinkGeek’s Thor Hammer Tool Set falls squarely in the latter category, since […] The post GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Mjolnir Tool Set Puts a Hammer Inside a Hammer appeared first on Geek.com.

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I’m a fan of useful tools. I’ve sung the praises of iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit, and I keep a variety of multitools and utility knives by my desks at work and at home. […] The post SOG’s Rad, Ratcheting Baton Q4 Multitool (and Sync I Belt Buckle Tool) appeared first on Geek.com.

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Credit: Sony Every year we get a peak at the latest and most exciting developments in tech at the Consumer Electronics Show. In many ways, it is the grand showcase for what the best software […] The post The Best Robots of CES 2018 appeared first on Geek.com.

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Magnets are rad. Electromagnets, doubly so. We’ve known they can be used to levitate things at least since Raul Julia told us the nature of his powers in Street Fighter. If you have a […] The post You Might Be Vaporwave, But You’ll Never Be Mac Tonight in a Floating Dessert Cup Vaporwave appeared first on Geek.com.

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#DoWhatYouCant (via Samsung) Samsung kicks off the annual device-reveal season with today’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8. Various leaks and teases have piqued consumer attention, which, frankly, is mainly focused on whether or not this […] The post Livestream Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 Unveiling appeared first on Geek.com.

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Lots of people like being outdoors. Not geeks, usually (hyuck hyuck), but a lot of people. And, unfortunately for, presumably, some of those folks, there aren’t too many solid portable vaporizers that could […] The post Vapium Summit: The Vape for the Great Outdoors appeared first on Geek.com.

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Most vaporizers cost a pretty penny. Even if you’re looking at cheaper options, you can still expect to spend at least $150 for something that does everything well. But the Vie is looking […] The post Vie Review: The Best Budget Vaporizer Ever Made appeared first on Geek.com.

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I’m going to say it. Fidget spinners are fun. At least, they’re fun for people like me who have what is best described with the Yiddish word shpilkes. As a giant nerd, however, […] The post ThinkGeek’s Nerdy Fidget Spinners (and My Own Failed Game Boy Spinner) appeared first on Geek.com.

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