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- SpaceX launches and lands a Falcon 9 rocket booster a record 10th time - SpaceX has launched another 60 Starlink satellites — making 180 delivered to orbit in under two weeks — but the launch early Sunday morning was more notable because it set a new, key record for Falcon 9 rocket reusability. This marked the 10th f
- How Duolingo became a $2.4B language unicorn - At the heart of Duolingo is its mission: to scale free education and increase income potential through language learning. However, the same mission that has helped it grow to a business valued at $2.4 billion with over 500 million registered learner
- How one founder realized the potential of sustainable energy stored deep below our feet - On this week’s Found podcast, we sat down with Dandelion co-founder and President Kathy Hannun. Kathy came up with the idea for Dandelion while working at Google X, tackling some of the world’s most intractable problems, and making them
- This Week in Apps: App Store advertising expands, Google Play plans for safety, Epic v. Apple trial begins - Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in
- Cowboy launches the Cowboy 4 e-bike, with a step-through version and built-in phone charger - E-bike startup Cowboy has launched the Cowboy 4, its newest generation of urban electric bikes. The bike will come in two different frames, a traditional frame, and a step-through. The C4 is basically an upgrade on the previous version 3, while the
- The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more -
The spring shower of new laptop technologies—AMD’s Ryzen 5000 and Intel’s Tiger Lake CPUs, plus Nvidia’s RTX 30-series mobile GPUs—are bringing a welcome flowering of faster, better portable PCs, the la
- Ryzen 5000: Everything you should know -
Back in November, AMD fired a fresh shot across Intel’s bow with the launch of its Zen 3 processors—also known as Ryzen 5000. Not only did those powerful new desktop parts win a spot on Report: Microsoft has put Windows 10X on hold -
Microsoft has reportedly postponed and possibly cancelled Windows 10X, the simplified alternative to Windows that Microsoft had originally intended to compete with Chromebooks.
An initial Fight Google's data cap with a simple change to Google Photos -
Until now, uploading photos on your Android phone has seemed like a perfectly good idea. But in just a few weeks How much is Hulu? Plans, prices, and deals for cord-cutters - Which Hulu plan is best? We explain all of Hulu's pricing plans, including Hulu + Live TV, and add-ons for channels like ESPN+, Showtime, HBO Max and more.
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- A Chinese rocket is falling back to Earth—but we don’t know where it will land - Update 5/9, 12:25 a.m. ET: The US Space Force confirmed the booster landed in the Indian Ocean just north of Maldives late Saturday evening. Last week, China successfully launched Tianhe-1, the first part of its new space station, to be completed b
- Universal basic income is here—it just looks different from what you expected - Several years ago, when Elizabeth Softky first heard of the concept of universal basic income, she had her doubts. She was a public school teacher at the time, and she knew how hard it was to convince people to support even modest financial benefits
- AI consumes a lot of energy. Hackers could make it consume more. - The news: A new type of attack could increase the energy consumption of AI systems. In the same way a denial-of-service attack on the internet seeks to clog up a network and make it unusable, the new attack forces a deep neural network to tie up m
- Why mixing vaccines could help boost immunity - A dozen covid-19 vaccines are now being used around the world. Most require two doses, and health officials have warned against mixing and matching: the vaccines, they argue, should be administered the way they were tested in trials. But after emerg
- How China turned a prize-winning iPhone hack against the Uyghurs - In March 2017, a group of hackers from China arrived in Vancouver with one goal: Find hidden weak spots inside the world’s most popular technologies. Google’s Chrome browser, Microsoft’s Windows operating system, and Apple’s iPhones we
- Akira Toriyama Reveals a New Dragon Ball Super Movie Is Coming in 2022 - Toei Animation and Akira Toriyama have revealed that a new Dragon Ball Super film will be released in 2022.
- A Longtime The Office Mystery Has Been Solved - After 13 years, the sperm donor that Jan Levinson used to get pregnant on The Office has finally been revealed.
- The Witcher 3's PS5 and Xbox Series X Upgrade May Feature Fan-Made Mods - The Witcher 3's PS5 and Xbox Series X/S next-gen upgrade may be implementing fan-made mods like The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project when it launches later this year.
- First Photos for Sebastian Stan and Lily James in Pam and Tommy are Uncanny - The first photos for the Hulu comedy 'Pam and Tommy' are uncanny as Sebastian Stan and Lily James look identical to Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson.
- Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza Are Teaming Up For Another Indie Comedy - Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza are set to team up for another indie comedy titled Spin Me Round. The film will be directed by Jeff Baena from a script co-written by Baena and Brie.
- Apple brass discussed disclosing 128-million iPhone hack, then decided not to - Emails entered into Epic Games lawsuit show execs contradicting Apple talking points.
- Ajit Pai promised cheaper Internet—real prices rose 19 percent instead - Home-Internet prices rose four times faster than inflation in Trump era.
- US physics lab Fermilab exposes proprietary data for all to see - Exposed systems paved way for researchers to access code, messages, passwords, and more.
- Fix for critical Qualcomm chip flaw is making its way to Android devices - Higher-end devices made by Google, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, and OnePlus are affected.
- Severe vulnerabilities in Dell firmware update driver found and fixed - Dell firmware update driver 2.3 can be exploited to gain kernel-level privilege.
- What's Google Floc? And How Does It Affect Your Privacy? - There's a battle raging over how advertisers can target us on the web—or whether they should be able to target us at all.
- What If Gravity Is Actually a Double Copy of Other Forces? - An enigmatic connection between the forces of nature is allowing physicists to explore the quantum side of gravity.
- 25 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts on Sale Now - Mom deserves breakfast in bed, but she may like these discounts on WIRED-recommended gear too.
- Google Gets Serious About Two-Factor Authentication. Good! - The tech giant wants to push its billions of users—and the rest of the industry—to enable multifactor authentication by default.
- The Colonial Pipeline Hack Is a New Extreme for Ransomware - An attack has crippled the company’s operations—and cut off a large portion of the East Coast’s fuel supply—in an ominous development for critical infrastructure.
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- Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School - The university accused 17 students of cheating on remote exams, raising questions about data mining and sowing mistrust on campus.
- Cyberattack Forces a Shutdown of a Top U.S. Pipeline - The operator, Colonial Pipeline, said it had halted systems for its 5,500 miles of pipeline after being hit by a ransomware attack.
- Bill and Melinda Gates Are Divorcing - The announcement raises questions about the fate of their fortune. The couple helped create the Giving Pledge, but much of his Microsoft money has not yet been donated.
- The Separate Worlds of Bill and Melinda Gates - They built an empire that was essential in the pandemic. Now, their impending divorce makes personal a shift that confidants say was well underway in their philanthropic roles.
- Seeing the Real Faces of Silicon Valley - For many midlevel engineers and food truck workers and longtime residents, a region filled with extremes has become increasingly inhospitable.
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- iOS 15: Release date, new features and every rumor we've seen - CNET - When is iOS 15 coming out? Here's what we know and think we know about Apple's next major operating system update.
- Dogecoin price crashes during Elon Musk's SNL appearance - CNET - Some thought Dogecoin would soar during Elon Musk's SNL appearance. They were wrong.
- iPhone 13 price: Here's how much we think Apple's next phone will cost - CNET - We've collected the most credible rumors for Apple's upcoming iPhone 13, including its price.
- iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 12: The major differences we're expecting based on rumors - CNET - We take a look at the rumored iPhone 13 specs and see how they stack up against the iPhone 12.
- Galaxy S21 vs. Galaxy S20: Samsung's 2021 and 2020 flagships compared - CNET - The Samsung Galaxy S21 is now available. Here's how it stacks up against the Galaxy S20, including camera features and other specs.