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Space Odyssey helps launch first 8K TV channel

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey will help launch the world’s first super-high definition 8K television channel on Saturday. Japanese broadcaster NHK said it had asked Warner Bros to scan the original film negatives in 8K for its new channel. Super-high definition 8K pictures offer 16 times the resolution of HD TV. However, few people […]

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Breathtaking video shows launch of a Soyuz rocket as seen from space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released an incredible video showing a timelapse of the launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft on November 16 — as seen from space. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst ,who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), took the images of the Progress launch as seen from high […]

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SpaceX is gearing up to launch a used Falcon 9 rocket booster for a third time

SpaceX Reusing its rockets is one of the key ways that Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX wants to make space travel simpler and more affordable. With that goal in mind, it has just announced its intentions to fly one of its first stage rocket boosters for a third time — something that has never before […]

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Google Pixel 3 phones launch during privacy storm

Google has launched its latest smartphones under the shadow of a data exposure scandal. The Pixel 3 handsets introduce new photography features including a much higher-quality digital zoom than before. The company suggests the innovation shows it has no need to place more than one camera on the handsets’ rear. The launch comes a day […]

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Here’s why the spectacular SpaceX rocket launch in California looked so incredible

Previous Next The combination of Elon Musk and social media haven’t exactly been a winning recipe for most of 2018. Last night’s SpaceX satellite launch took steps to help rectify that, however — as Twitter users who lived in the vicinity of the launch posted jaw-dropping photos and video of the spectacular event and the […]

Computer

Microsoft delays launch of October 2018 update as it works on problems

After consumers reported a number of problems with the latest major update to Windows 10, Microsoft responded by preventing the October 2018 Update from being installed on some systems. Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update was available for download when it announced its new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface […]

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California to launch its own satellite to monitor climate change?

Gov. Jerry Brown says California will move forward with plans to launch a satellite into space in order to monitor climate change. He made the announcement at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. “With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, we’re launching our own damn satellite,” Brown said at the end […]

Gaming

No games will support ray tracing when Nvidia RTX graphics cards launch

[embedded content] When Nvidia’s RTX-series graphics cards debut on September 20, complete with tensor cores for A.I.-driven supersampling and RT cores for ray tracing, some of those features will go completely unused. Despite a growing list of games that will eventually support ray tracing, Nvidia has confirmed that there won’t be a single game with […]

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Wiz Khalifa is giving his 5-year-old son an early start on fame by helping him launch a YouTube channel called 'Bash's World'

Bash’s World/YouTube Rapper Wiz Khalifa made a YouTube channel for his five-year-old son Sebastian called “Bash’s World.” The first video launched Tuesday and documents Khalifa helping Sebastian get ready for his first day of kindergarten. The video gained nearly 19,000 views in a few hours and the channel had over 3,000 subscribers by Tuesday afternoon. […]

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Orbiting satellite offers a unique view of a recent rocket launch

Rocket launches are spectacular whichever way you look at them. In fact, they’re so darn impressive they can even cause drivers to take their eyes off the road, occasionally leading to all kinds of unwanted metallic entanglements. While footage of most launches is shot by cameras on the ground, we occasionally get a glimpse of […]

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This British startup thinks it has a crucial competitive advantage over Google, Uber, and Apple in the race to launch driverless cars in Europe

FiveAIFiveAI car on the road in London. Driverless car startup FiveAI is sending out bright blue cars to gather information about London’s roads this week. The cars will be driven by humans, but FiveAI CEO Stan Boland said the company is preparing for its first driverless test on public roads before the end of 2018. […]

Gears & Gadgets

Walmart may launch a video streaming service to battle Netflix, Amazon

Enlarge Walmart Walmart may be the next giant to enter the video streaming wars, according to a report from The Information. The retailer is reportedly considering launching its own video streaming service to battle Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. But Walmart wants to undercut its competition by pricing its service at $ 8 per month—or […]

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December space launch could make Israel fourth country to land on moon

Google Lunar XPrize In an age in which the high-profile space stories and competition typically involve companies like SpaceX, Boeing, and others, it’s easy to forget that it used to feel like more of a national rivalry — summoning memories of the U.S. and Soviet Union from the height of the Space Race. One country […]

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A 32-year-old startup CEO threw up the first time she tried to negotiate a raise – and it inspired her to launch her own company

Kathryn MinshewKathryn Minshew, pictured, wanted to give people a leg up in their careers. The Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew started the company to give people the kind of career guidance she wished she’d had early on. For example, the first time she tried to negotiate a raise, she felt extremely uncomfortable – and threw up […]

Mobile

Spotify may launch a new free version for mobile that’s way better than now

Spotify is in the middle of a busy time. The Sweden-based music streaming company went public earlier this month, and now it’s gearing up for a big event in New York City on April 24 in which it could unveil the company’s first-ever piece of hardware. The gathering could also see it reveal a revamped […]