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SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on track

Tuesday  14:31,   14 august 2018
msn

Tech magnate Elon Musk's SpaceX vowed Monday to send its first astronauts into orbit on schedule next year -- part of a drive to restore America's dominance of the space race. Gwynne Shotwell, the aerospace manufacturer's president, told[...]
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Messenger Kids rolls out passphrases so kids can initiate friend requests themselves

Tuesday  11:55,   14 august 2018
techcrunch

Facebook is making it easier for kids to add their friends on its under-13 chat app, Messenger Kids. Parents can opt to use this feature, which is not on by[...]

Sony’s charging nearly $7,900 for a music player with a gold-plated volume knob

Tuesday  07:10,   14 august 2018
theverge

If you really want to treat yourself (and your ears), this is the player for you.For that money, the DMP-Z1 digital music player supports all hi-res music formats, includes an “audiophile-grade” headphone amp and even a gold-plated volume dial “to[...]

200-million year old Pterosaur 'built for flying'

Tuesday  00:45,   14 august 2018
msn

Scientists on Monday unveiled a previously unknown species of giant pterosaur, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power. Neither dino nor bird, pterosaurs -- more commonly known as pterodactyls -- emerged during the late[...]

No Man’s Sky player is sharing 3.8 billion credits worth of gear with random strangers

Tuesday  00:45,   14 august 2018
polygon

You get a Stasis Device, and YOU get a Stasis Device!Redditor Long_Nose_Jim seems to have hit the motherlode. They’ve been able to build 215 Stasis Devices, currently the most expensive item in the game. Each one is worth 18 million credits. Stacked [...]

‘World of Tanks’ to Hold Massive Fan Event in Chicago Next Month

Monday  23:15,   13 august 2018
variety

Massively multiplayer online game “World of Tanks: Mercenaries” is holding a fan event in Chicago’s Cantigny Park on Sept. 15, developer Wargaming announced on Monday. Wargaming’s Chicago-based team, Wargaming West, is hosting the event. Attendees[...]

Security flaws could open body cameras up to hacks

Monday  21:30,   13 august 2018
engadget

At Def Con this weekend, Josh Mitchell, a cybersecurity consultant with Nuix, showed how various models of body cameras can be hacked, tracked and manipulated. Additionally, all five devices had vulnerabilities that could let an attacker[...]

Apple delays FaceTime group chats from iOS 12 to a ‘future software update’

Monday  21:15,   13 august 2018
theverge

Apple is delaying its FaceTime group chats feature. Group FaceTime chats will allow 32 participants in a video call, with tiles of people’s faces where you can manually select people to highlight them in the main interface. Apple’s delay to [...]

The Science Behind Why the Earth Isn't Flat

Monday  21:10,   13 august 2018
mentalfloss

Let's review why and how we've known for at least 2300 years that the Earth is round.It didn't matter that astronauts like John Glenn and Neil Armstrong had been to space and verified that the Earth is round; Hughes didn't believe them.[...]

Huge Store of Magma Below California Supervolcano

Monday  18:58,   13 august 2018
newsweek

Scientists think a supervolcano eruption is unlikely, but smaller eruptions are possible.Some 240 cubic miles' worth of magma is sitting deep below the Long Valley Caldera, researchers reported in the journal Geology. But that doesn’t mean it’s[...]

Rising temperatures are causing soil to dump more carbon dioxide into the air

Monday  18:17,   13 august 2018
popsci

Rising temperatures are changing the way trees and soil naturally cope with carbon. The Earth, essentially, is[...]

Ninja Doesn’t Stream With Women to Avoid Rumors and Marriage Issues

Monday  17:29,   13 august 2018
variety

Twitch’s most popular streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins discussed his reasons for not playing with female gamers in a recent interview with Polygon. “I don’t play with female gamers,” Blevins said outright, in an interview held at a Samsung event. The[...]

Take a look inside the Furby’s leaked source code

Monday  15:33,   13 august 2018
msn

The source code to the original Furby has leaked. If you were a parent in the 1990’s annoyed by its incessant chirping (or indeed, if you were a kid doing the annoying), now’s your chance to dive into its internals and see how it works.original[...]

Spotify could soon let you skip ads for free

Monday  13:25,   13 august 2018
cnet

The "Active Media" feature has been quietly rolled out in Australia, letting users skip as many ads as they want.The feature, known as "Active Media," has been quietly rolled out in Australia and allows users of Spotify's free,[...]

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to feature the biggest phone battery, ever?

Monday  13:25,   13 august 2018
t3

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has just been officially teased as the phone that will outdo all others when it comes to the most giant battery onboard. The new Huawei Mate 20 Pro is expected to get an official reveal alongside the new Kirin 980 CPU [...]