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After six years and millions of miles, a capsule with an asteroid sample lands on Earth

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In the immortal words of Will Smith: Welcome to Earth. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully completed its mission to bring a piece of the asteroid Ryugu back to Earth. A capsule carrying the sample detached from the Hyabusa2 spacecraft 130,000 miles from Earth, then landed with help from a parachute and was recovered in a remote area of Australia on Saturday. According t

YouTube is streaming the first 19 James Bond movies for free

4KEngadget / 6h
The new James Bond flick No Time To Die might be stuck in limbo thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you will have plenty of spy action to watch in the meantime. SlashFilm and io9 report that YouTube and MGM are now offering the first 19 James Bond movies through YouTube’s “Free to Watch” section in the US. That includes everything starring the late Sean Connery, such as Dr. No and Goldfinger , t

The Search for Dark Matter Is Dramatically Expanding

8KWired / 15h
Physicists are checking whether dark matter tickles different types of detectors, nudges starlight, warms planetary cores, or even lodges in rocks.

Check out the cheapest 4K UST projector in the world right now

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4K ultra short throw projectors are coming down in price

Samsung 600MP camera sensor won’t be coming to phones soon

SlashGear / 15min
It seems that smartphones have taken over the camera industry in a different way. While pro cameras still stick to sensors with double-digit megapixels, the likes of Samsung and Sony are already playing in triple-digit territory. If you thought that a 108 megapixel camera was already stretching it, your jaw might drop at the unofficial confirmation that Samsung is already … Continue reading

Galaxy Z Fold 3 to get smaller Cover Screen, Z Flip 2 get a bigger one

SlashGear / 37min
If you think Samsung already went all out on foldable phones this year, 2021 might change your mind. At least based on a recent report, Samsung plans on launching no less than three foldable phones for the first time (two variants of the Galaxy Z Flip don’t count separately). It isn’t all good news, however, as it seems that Samsung … Continue reading

Trump Reveals That Another Member of His Inner Circle, Rudy Giuliani, Has Covid-19 Via Tweet

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100+Gizmodo / 45min
To no one’s surprise, especially given the reckless behavior exhibited by President Donald Trump and those in his orbit, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s infamous personal and campaign lawyer most recently known for farting in the courtroom, has covid-19. Read more...

Moto G10 “nio” reveals its face in latest leak

SlashGear / 1h
Presuming Motorola isn’t just giving its fans and industry watchers a red herring, one of its 2021 Moto G models could be its most interesting in recent times. Although it still left some room for doubt and speculation, the company’s president teased that the Moto G would soon welcome the first of its kind to offer a “Snapdragon 800-series experience”. … Continue reading

OPPO smartphone patent envisions a removable camera system

SlashGear / 1h
Phone makers have a love-hate relationship with the front camera. It is pretty much the only reason now that we even have top bezels on phones but they have become so critical in the age of selfies and video conferencing. There are various solutions to hiding or removing the front-facing camera altogether, from punch-hole cutouts to under-display sensors. OPPO’s latest … Continue reading

Awesome, Now Police Are Using Automated Drones

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Police drones are already a dystopian horror story straight out of the pages of 1984 , but now they’re even beginning to think for themselves. Read more...

The NBN is the fastest it's ever been, according to ACCC report

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The ACCC's latest NBN report shows that the network is improving overall, despite increased demand.

Pixel 5 teardown redeems Google’s 2020 flagship

SlashGear / 2h
JerryRigEverything’s Zack Nelson is anything but gentle when it comes to gadgets and machines, which is pretty much the point of the YouTube channel. Although he does test how easy or hard it would be to tear down a phone, he often also does it with less finesse, especially after a stressful durability test. It’s no surprise, then, that he … Continue reading

The Creators of the Upcoming Star Trek: Discovery Art Book Discuss Creating a Worthy Collection

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The Art of Star Trek: Discovery , written by experienced Trek writers Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann, looks to be an extremely exciting collection. It’s a coffee table book full of the show’s concept art and design work, with interviews from the creators and a huge dose of behind-the-scenes information. Read more...

Many Android apps still use a vulnerable Google Play Core library version

SlashGear / 2h
Google has always advertised Google Play Store not only as the Android app store but also as a trustworthy and secure source of apps. That security, however, is only as strong as Google Play services itself and when the code behind that becomes open to security exploits, the house can easily come crumbling down. Unfortunately, while Google has already plugged … Continue reading

Japan’s Hayabusa2 Probe Has Sent Bits of the Ryugu Asteroid Back to Earth

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After six years of traveling and exploring, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 probe on Saturday sent a capsule back to Earth filled with what scientists hope is at least a 100 milligram-sample of the asteroid Ryugu, which is located about 186 million miles (300 million kilometers) from Earth. … Read more...

How to watch Your Honor online: stream Showtime's new Bryan Cranston drama anywhere

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Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston returns to the small screen for this legal drama - here's how to watch Your Honor online wherever you are right now.

iPhone 11 touchscreen issues get a free repair program

SlashGear / 3h
Given the nature and design of smartphones, the touch screen display is one of if not the most important part of the phone, at least for users. When it goes awry, the phone can become pretty useless, turning into an expensive paperweight, especially if it’s an expensive iPhone. Fortunately, Apple does, from time to time, acknowledge that it isn’t the … Continue reading

Here's what an SSD in 2025 could look like

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No dearth of choices, and for good reason.

American’s New Seattle To Bangalore Flight On Sale… Again

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American Airlines has just put its Seattle to Bangalore flight on sale… again. American Airlines’ Seattle expansion Back in February, American Airlines caught most of us off guard, when it announced it would be forming an international hub in Seattle. So far American has announced plans to fly from Seattle to Bangalore , London , and Shanghai , with all three routes expected to launch in 2021. Al

The 'virtual nannies' looking after kids via Zoom

92BBC News - Technology / 3h
As parents have struggled with childcare this year, a number of tech firms are offering solutions.

TikTok’s fate in the US is now even more uncertain

SlashGear / 3h
Social networks have repeatedly come under scrutiny by the US government but few are in danger of going out of business as TikTok is. Granted, the popular short video sharing platform would be able to continue its operations outside of the US in the worst-case scenario but losing such a large market could be fatal to the fledgling company. Thrice … Continue reading

Now streaming: best TV shows and movies this week in Australia (Dec 7-13)

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Our top picks include Your Honor, Safety, Warrior's finale and more.

Improve Google TV's Content Recommendations by Telling It What You Like

35How-To Geek / 4h
One of the best things about Chromecast with Google TV is its personalized show and movie recommendations. But it can take a while for Google TV to figure out your shtick, and even then, it isn’t always accurate. That’s why the latest Google TV update enables you to improve your recommendations by directly telling Google what you like and dislike. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Tired of Talking to Alexa? Try Texting Her Instead

34How-To Geek / 4h
Voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant are handy and helpful to have around. But talking to them isn’t always convenient. If you prefer Google Assistant, you can type to it instead, but Alexa users were out of luck. That is until now—you can now text to Alexa instead of speaking a command. At least, if you’re on an iOS preview. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Broncos vs Chiefs live stream: how to watch NFL Sunday Night Football from anywhere

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Here's how to get a Broncos vs Chiefs live stream and watch NFL Sunday Night Football online tonight, as KC look to keep their AFC No.1 seed hopes alive.

American Selling AAdvantage Miles With 100% Bonus

1KOne Mile at a Time / 5h
American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. The airline launched its December promotion on purchased miles at the beginning of the month, but there’s a new twist to this — you can get up to a 50% bonus if you buy miles for yourself, and up to a 100% bonus if you buy miles for others. American’s promo on purchased miles Before I talk about this promotion specifically, it’s wo

Top Christmas gifts for retro gamers: from Sega to Super Mario 3D All-Stars

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Whether you're a SNES head, an arcade addict or a Sonic super fan, there's something out there for you.

You can now spend China's digital currency at an online store

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China’s official digital currency is now usable in a meaningful way... more or less. Reuters reports that now accepts digital yuan for some purchases at its site, making it the first online platform to take the virtual money. You’ll need to have received the currency as part of a lottery-style experimental giveaway to residents of Suzhou (near Shanghai), but it’s a big step toward normaliz

Photos of an extremely cool-looking Macintosh Classic prototype surface online

500+Mashable / 5h
Apple's Macintosh Classic launched in 1990 as an affordable home computing option. Now, 30 years later, there are photos on Twitter of a purported Classic prototype in a clear case. I'm no Apple expert. I'll also be the first to acknowledge that hoaxes are sometimes a Thing on the internet. This may be real, but it may not be real. I just wanted to get that out of the way up front. It is undeniab

This Slick Mini-Doc Explores the Unlikely Origins of Batman Beyond

300+Gizmodo / 5h
No one really, uhh, wanted Batman Beyond . It seemed like a weird idea, mandated by corporate executives. But it worked , and it worked really well. It’s a cool story. Read more...

Boba Fett in The Mandalorian season 2: all your questions answered

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What we know about Boba Fett, who is alive and (sort of) well in The Mandalorian season 2.

A Theory Of Complaining: How To Get Satisfaction From Airlines, Hotels And The DMV

23View from the Wing / 6h
If you're reasonable, nice, and persistent - in other words, if you're easy to help and easier to help than not help - you're going to do well complaining in almost any circumstance whether it's the cable company, an airline, or the DMV. A bureaucrat may go out of their way because they sympathize with you or at least because you're nice, nicer than most of the people they deal with. A hotel may

IHG Credit Cards Offer Best-Ever, Limited Time Bonus

34One Mile at a Time / 7h
At the beginning of October, Chase and IHG rolled out best-ever, limited-time offers on their two co-branded credit cards . These offers are better than anything we’ve seen on these cards before, so this is absolutely a reason to pick up one of these cards if you don’t have them already. This post is a reminder of that, as these offers are still going strong. We don’t know when the offers will en

The best budget-friendly sex toys under $50

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There are lots of barriers of entry to experimenting with sex toys : cultural stigma, internalized shame, pleasure taboos, lack of sex education, decision paralysis. But the last thing that should ever prevent you from buying sex toys is budget. Here's a secret the industry doesn't want you to know: Some of the best, most reliable, beloved, popular, and longstanding favorite sex toys out there wo

About 150 Cadillac dealers would rather leave the brand than sell EVs

500+Engadget / 7h
Dealerships might hamper GM’s plans to electrify its cars . Wall Street Journal tipsters claim that roughly 150 GM dealerships in the US have decided to drop the Cadillac brand and accept a buyout (ranging from $300,000 to over $1 million) rather than spend about $200,000 to upgrade the dealerships with charging stations, repair hardware and other equipment needed to sell EVs. Many of these brand

Researchers create gel ‘ink’ ingredients for 3D printing custom food

21SlashGear / 7h
Researchers in Brazil and France have developed a new type of starch-based gel that can be used to 3D print food products, among other things, according to a newly published study. The idea of 3D printing food isn’t new, but the technology is still relatively new and the researchers behind this study say their techniques open the door for customized … Continue reading

Embraer delivers new private jet that can fly Paris-New York City

The Points Guy / 7h
Fractional jet ownership company Flexjet has taken delivery of its first Embraer Praetor 600 jet in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. Flexjet is using the Praetor 600 as part of its Red Label by Flexjet program, which offers flight crews dedicated to a single specific aircraft and fully customized and handcrafted interiors with the industry’s youngest and most technologically advanced fleet in the w

Google may ban IAC's Chrome extensions over 'deceptive' practices

100+Engadget / 8h
Chrome extensions don’t normally create much drama, but one company’s add-ons appear to be stirring up plenty of trouble. The Wall Street Journal has learned that Google is considering “severe penalties” against internet giant IAC (InterActive Corp) over allegedly deceptive practices in its Chrome extensions. The browser extras reportedly promise features that never materialize, point users towar

The ultimate guide to flying Virgin Atlantic

The Points Guy / 8h
Editor’s note: The coronavirus has had a huge impact on the aviation industry. As a result, airlines are constantly having to adapt, from schedules to in-flight service. This piece is a guide to flying Virgin Atlantic in non-COVID-19 times. Founded by Richard Branson in 1984 to shake up the aviation industry, Virgin has a reputation of being one of the more fun airlines in the sky. Virgin Atlanti

Eagles vs Packers live stream: how to watch NFL week 13 game from anywhere today

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Green Bay could become the NFC's top seed with a win today - here's how to get an Eagles vs Packers live stream and watch the NFL online this Sunday.

Rams vs Cardinals live stream: how to watch the NFL week 13 game from anywhere today

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Here's how to get a Rams vs Cardinals live stream and watch the NFL action online from anywhere today, as LA and Arizona fight for their playoff spot.

Post-pandemic travel: Consider a visit to these tourism-dependent countries

The Points Guy / 9h
Global tourism has been one of the hardest-hit industries as the coronavirus pandemic drags on. The U.N.’s World Tourism Organization believes that tourist numbers in 2020 will drop a whopping 80%, while the World Travel & Tourism Council reported in June 2020 that nearly 200 million industry jobs could be lost as travel restrictions continue. As devastating as the pandemic has been on those who

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Has So Much Potential

53One Mile at a Time / 9h
I’ve been following travel loyalty programs for about 15 years. I have to say that I don’t think there’s a loyalty program out there with more untapped potential than Qatar Airways Privilege Club. Qatar Airways: great airline, subpar frequent flyer program Qatar Airways is recognized by many as being one of the all-around best airlines in the world. The airline operates an incredible global route

Giants vs Seahawks live stream: how to watch the NFL week 13 game from anywhere

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Here's how to get a Giants vs Seahawks live stream and watch the NFL action online today, as Seattle look to snap New York's recent winning streak.

Why Fnatic is giving fans a chance to part-own the team

100+BBC News - Technology / 9h
Newsbeat talks to Fnatic boss Sam Mathews about opening the team up to be part-owned by fans

Walsall construction firm targeted in cyber attack

48BBC News - Technology / 9h
Walsall-based RMD Kwikform says it is investigating the security breach.

'Virtual patient' helps train medics remotely during pandemic

100+BBC News - Technology / 9h
The technology role-plays life-like medical scenarios so clinicians can still learn in the pandemic.

Epic says don’t expect any live in-person Fortnite events next year

SlashGear / 9h
If you were hoping to attend a live in-person Fortnite event next year, prepare to be disappointed. Epic Games has issued a statement on its 2021 esports plans, stating that it doesn’t have any intentions of holding in-person events. The reason? You already guessed it. Companies remain uncertain about the future as the pandemic continues and case numbers skyrocket. Many … Continue reading

You Can Now Stream a Bunch of James Bond Movies for Free on YouTube

500+Gizmodo / 9h
Shaken? Stirred? No, no: streamed.

There's an art to the way video games deliver info. A new website celebrates that.

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The newly launched Game UI Database turns an often-overlooked aspect of artful video game design into a headlining star. For most people who play games, on screen accoutrements like ammo readouts and minimaps — not to mention pause menus, inventory screens, and tooltips — are just a part of the scenery. We take them for granted, never really acknowledging that most games would be rendered unplaya

Epic has no plans for in-person 'Fortnite' tournaments in 2021

50Engadget / 10h
You won’t want to get your hopes up for a 2021 Fortnite World Cup — or any other in-the-flesh Fortnite competition, for that matter. Epic Games has revealed that it “do[es] not plan” to hold any in-person Fortnite tournaments in 2021. Instead, it’ll focus on the Fortnite Champion Series as the “constant measure of success” in the competitive landscape and hope that physical tourneys can return “a

Kia recalls nearly 300,000 vehicles over potential fire risk

SlashGear / 11h
Yesterday we mentioned that Hyundai had issued a recall on well over 100,000 vehicles in the United States. Kia has also announced a recall of 294,756 vehicles in the United States due to the same risk of an engine compartment fire. Interestingly, while the risk of fire for Hyundai models is blamed on machining debris, the NHTSA reports that the … Continue reading

Hawaii will pay for your flight to do its remote work program – but there’s a catch

300+The Points Guy / 11h
If you’re like me, you’re really tired of working in whatever space you could carve out in your home as most companies (including ours) has employees working from home. Now, the state of Hawaii is offering you the chance for an amazing change of scenery and is willing to even pay your airfare. Under its pilot “Movers & Shakas” program , Hawaii will pay for your airfare on Hawaiian Airlines or Ala

Passenger Tests Positive For Covid-19, Heads To The Airport

View from the Wing / 11h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

What Is Hyatt’s Mysterious Courtesy Card Status?

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World of Hyatt is my favorite hotel loyalty program, and Globalist status comes with some phenomenal benefits . What many people don’t realize is that there’s a secret status above Globalist, known as Courtesy Card. Think of it as being along the lines of how American Airlines has Concierge Key and United Airlines has Global Services, except this Hyatt status is significantly more exclusive. What

Sunday's Best Deals: Samsung 55-Inch 4K TV, Instant Pot Duo Nova, Klairs Skincare Essentials, FIFA 21, Madden 21, UFC 4, and More

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A Samsung 55-inch LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV and an Instant Pot Duo Nova lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more...

Sunday's Best Deals: Samsung 55-Inch 4K TV, Instant Pot Duo Nova, Klairs Skincare Essentials, FIFA 21, Madden 21, UFC 4, and More

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A Samsung 55-inch LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV and an Instant Pot Duo Nova lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more...

How to check if Amazon Alexa is stealing your internet bandwidth for Sidewalk

500+Mashable / 11h
Remember when Amazon (quietly) announced its expansion to Sidewalk, back in September? Well, the feature is live for some in a new update for the Amazon Alexa app and you might want to go turn it off. ICYMI: Sidewalk is a feature that extends the network coverage of your devices, particularly Ring surveillance tech (like its cameras, smart lights, and pet trackers) and Echo smart speakers. But it

After Math: Google gets faster and TikTok gets longer

32Engadget / 11h
It’s that magical time of year again! Thanksgiving is now behind us and those folks who travelled to see family during the holiday haven’t gotten their positive COVID tests back yet, so everything still seems rosy. Now, before spending the second half of December short of breath, check out some of this week’s top headlines. Engadget Google rolls out 2Gbps fiber service in Huntsville and Nashville

SpaceX launches new cargo Dragon to Space Station for 100th successful Falcon 9 flight

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SpaceX launched its 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission for NASA to the International Space Station on Sunday, using a brand new variant of its Dragon capsule spacecraft. This new cargo Dragon has greater carrying capacity and can dock fully autonomously with the Space Station, both improvements over the last iteration. This is the first launch for this redesigned cargo Dragon, and al

Why does TechCrunch cover so many early-stage funding rounds?

200+TechCrunch / 11h
Funding-round stories are TechCrunch’s bread and butter. For early-stage companies, the fact that an investor has put thousands, millions (or billions) into an idea that will likely fail, and might never make money, is big news. That’s a story that we can tell every day. From time to time, a debate pops up about the role of funding-round stories: Are financings the right metric to focus on? Shoul

10 Christmas Classics to Stream Right Now

75How-To Geek / 11h
Every year, a dizzying array of new Christmas movies come to streaming, but nothing captures the warmth of the holiday season quite like the classics. Fortunately, you can stream the following classic Christmas movies right now! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Wristcam Is a Chunky $300 Watch Band That Adds Cameras to Your Apple Watch

How-To Geek / 11h
Remember when the original Samsung Galaxy Gear came out, narrowly beating Apple to the wearable market and including an awkward camera module on the wrist strap? Samsung dropped the camera after just one generation, but apparently someone thought it was cool enough to try and bring that functionality to the Apple Watch. Meet the Wristcam. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How I almost came out ahead on my luxury hotel stay

The Points Guy / 11h
Sometimes, you find a travel deal that’s too good to ignore. That’s what happened when I was looking for a place to stay for a night during a recent trip to Tucson, Arizona. My colleague suggested I check out the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort , an upscale property nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. It still had availability (many other properties in the area were sold out), v

Robert Rodriguez Wasn't the First Choice to Direct Last Week's Episode of The Mandalorian

500+Gizmodo / 12h
Robert Rodriguez, as a creator, seems a natural fit for Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian , which premiered this past Thursday on Disney Plus. After all, few people do high action and character work better than Rodriguez, and he’s more than a little experienced with big-budget filmmaking. And yet, apparently, it was sort… Read more...

Saints vs Falcons live stream: how to watch the NFL week 13 game from anywhere now

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How to get a Saints vs Falcons live stream and watch the NFL online today as Atlanta look to stop New Orleans from closing in on another NFC North title.

Colts vs Texans live stream: how to watch the NFL week 13 game from anywhere now

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How to get a Colts vs Texans live stream and watch the NFL online today, as Houston do battle with Wild Card hopefuls Indy today in the AFC.

Browns vs Titans live stream: how to watch the NFL week 13 game from anywhere now

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How to get a Browns vs Titans live stream and watch the NFL online today as two of the fiercest running attacks around go head-to-head in Tennessee.

This giant sunspot is larger than the Earth

60SlashGear / 12h
New images have been released from the world’s largest solar observatory. The observatory is called the Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope, and it is located on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Scientists took the image on January 28, 2020, but it has only been released to the public now. The giant sunspot seen in the center of the photo below … Continue reading

Watch SpaceX launch its first updated cargo Dragon capsule at 11:17AM ET

1KEngadget / 12h
SpaceX’s crewed flights have garnered the most attention lately, but the uncrewed variety is about to retake the spotlight. The company is launching its updated cargo Dragon capsule for the first time at 11:17AM Eastern from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The CRS-21 mission to the International Space Station comes nine months after the original Dragon launched for the last time , and repres

New galactic map pinpoints the position of 1.8 billion objects

SlashGear / 12h
Last Thursday, a massive amount of information was released to astronomers from the ESA Gaia space observatory. The data provides an incredibly detailed map of the Milky Way described as the best of its sort ever available. The new map has information on the positions, distance, and motion of 1.8 billion cosmic objects. Astronomers say the new map helps scientists … Continue reading

How to Create Your Own Personalized Newsletter

24How-To Geek / 12h
The around-the-clock news cycle can be distressing and take a toll on you. Thankfully, there’s a more efficient medium to consume this overload of information: personalized newsletters. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›