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Virgin Galactic’s first spaceflight from Spaceport America will launch soon

Virgin Galactic started preparing for the first spaceflight out of its new Spaceport America HQ in New Mexico last month. Back then, the aerospace company only said that its flight planning window will open on October 22nd, but it didn’t give a more…
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Amazon pulls the plug on its first AAA game, ‘Crucible’

Earlier this year Amazon tried to make a splash with its first AAA title, a free-to-play shooter called Crucible that was originally announced in 2016. The multiplayer game launched in May but quickly returned to beta status as developers cut down th…
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NASA schedules the first Crew Dragon operational flight for Halloween

NASA and SpaceX have set a new launch date for Crew Dragon’s first crewed operational flight: October 31st. The SpaceX Crew-1 mission follows the company’s successful Demo—2 test flight, which flew astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. I…
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Space startup Astra’s first orbital rocket launch ends prematurely

The relatively small private rocket industry just got a little larger, if not quite in the way its new entrant hoped. The American startup Astra conducted a brief first orbital launch attempt (via TechCrunch) late on September 11th, with a successful…
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FDA approves first automated insulin system for kids

Testing blood sugar frequently and administering insulin as needed throughout the day isn’t easy, especially if the individual with diabetes is a young child who can’t do it on their own yet. Now, there’s an FDA-sanctioned device that could make thin…
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SpaceX makes first polar orbit launch from Florida in ‘decades’

While SpaceX didn’t pull off a doubleheader Sunday launch like it planned, the company still managed a rare feat. Instead of launching eastward like every other Cape Canaveral rocket, the Falcon 9 headed south toward Cuba, close to populated areas on…
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[Updated with images] ZTE’s Axon 20 5G set to launch on September 1st with the world’s first under-display selfie camera

In-display fingerprint sensors are so yesterday’s news, am I right? Everyone that is tired of pop-up cameras, notches, and punch-holes just want to know one thing – when will we see the first under-display selfie camera? The answer to that is possibly sooner-than-we-thought because ZTE has announced that it will launch the Axon 20 5G […]

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Watch the first trailer for Gillian Flynn’s Amazon series ‘Utopia’

Amazon has released the first trailer for Utopia and announced that it will debut on Prime Video on September 25th. Written and executive produced by Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn, the eight-part series is adapted from a 2013 UK series of the same n…
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Redmi announced the K30 Ultra, one of the first phones available with dual 5G SIM standby

Redmi announced the K30 Ultra flagship today, highlighting that this is one of the first phones supporting dual 5G standby. The K30 Ultra goes on sale on August 14, 2020, offering a lot for the money in true Redmi style. Redmi, Xiaomi’s Xiaomi’s more value-based sub-brand, seems to have polished the existing Redmi K30 Pro […]

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SpaceX pulls off its first double fairing catch after a Falcon 9 launch

Part of the SpaceX mission has been to create reusable rockets that make spaceflight cheaper, and it has become routine to see the company’s booster rockets return safely to Earth. With today’s launch SpaceX set a new milestone by catching both halve…
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Google Fiber’s first expansion in four years is in West Des Moines

About ten years after starting its high speed internet quest, Google Fiber is expanding again. Availability in the city of West Des Moines, IA adds its first new market in four years. It will be a tenant, leasing space in an open conduit network that…
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Xiaomi unveils its first OLED TV

Xiaomi has launched its first lineup of OLED “Master Series” TVs in China, starting with a 65-inch model at a pretty interesting price (via Engadget Chinese). Using a 10-bit 4K 120Hz LG OLED panel, it covers 98.5 percent of the DCI-P3 cinema-level co…
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The first Atari VCS units should be ready by mid-June

Atari’s repeatedly delayed VCS console is nearly ready two years after its announcement. The team has revealed that the first 500 (or so) Atari VCS production models should leave the factory by mid-June. That will still leave the majority of Atari’s…
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Qualcomm rolls out its first WiFi 6E chips for blazing fast network connectivity

In the mobile space Qualcomm is most well-known for their Snapdragon processors. The Snapdragon 865 constantly makes headlines, and you’re probably very familiar with the entire lineup over the years. But networking and modems are a huge chunk of what Qualcomm does, too, and they do them well. Today they’ve taken the wraps off of […]

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T-Mobile Connecting Heroes program launches free 5G for first responders

T-Mobile is launching a new program that will bring faster network connectivity to first responders. The commitment, called Connecting Heroes, involves a big investment in T-Mobile’s 5G network and a promise to allow first responders access to this network, free of charge. T-Mobile Connecting Heroes Connecting Heroes is a 10-year commitment to provide free service […]

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Citra officially becomes the first 3DS emulator for Android

Android is no stranger to emulators, and there are more of them on the Play Store than you can shake a stick at. It’s a great platform for it, too, considering how powerful some phones are these days and how flexible Android is with other peripherals. So of course it’s a no-brainer that we’re finally […]

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First responder? Let Google help you find a COVID-19 responder hotel room

Many front line responders to the Covid-19 pandemic have found themselves face-to-face with this virus and they are choosing to stay away from their families to reduce the risk of passing it on. The problem faced by them is finding a place to stay. Well help is on hand from Google. Healthcare officials, first responders […]

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Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile becomes one of the first prepaid carriers to offer 5G, and it’s free

It’s pretty rare that Comcast is in the news for anything good, but their wireless MNVO service, Xfinity Mobile, just made a big announcement that’s going to earn some goodwill from customers. At least for a while. Xfinity Mobile 5G service 5G isn’t very widespread at this point, and that’s just for bigger postpaid carriers. […]

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Upgrading from the OnePlus 7T Pro to the OnePlus 8 Pro? See how they compare first

If you bought the OnePlus 7T Pro and are now experiencing gadget lust after seeing the new OnePlus 8 Series launch on April 14th, there are a number of criteria to consider first. Even more so than the OnePlus 6T that is currently reduced to just $ 299, the OnePlus 7T Pro is still a top-notch […]

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Charter is the first cable company with a deal for HBO Max

WarnerMedia didn’t initially say how TV providers besides AT&T would offer HBO Max, but that’s now becoming clear through a first-ever deal. Cable provider Charter has landed a multi-year agreement that will make HBO Max available to all of its e…
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Two more astronauts join SpaceX’s first crewed mission to the ISS

Two more astronauts have been assigned to the first operational crewed flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA astronaut Shannon Walker and Noguchi Soichi, of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agenc…
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OnePlus 7T, 7T Pro get first open beta, includes better RAM management and live caption features

OnePlus has dropped an open beta for both the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, continuing their trend of generally being pretty good with software updates on their phones. They’re also one of the best about letting enthusiasts test out updates early with open betas, which makes owning one pretty exciting for anyone that likes to […]

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Nubia’s RedMagic 5G is the world’s first phone with a 144Hz display

We’ve seen smartphones sporting 90Hz displays, and most recently the Find X2 Pro from OPPO with a 120Hz display, now we have Nubia upping the stakes with its new RedMagic 5G gaming phone whose 6.65-inch display has a slick 144Hz refresh rate. Besides the fancy display, the RedMagic 5G is powered by the latest Snapdragon […]

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Montblanc’s first wireless headphones cost a steep $600

Montblanc is relatively seasoned when it comes to making smartwatches. After launching its debut connected watch in 2017, the company was the first to ship a device with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 in the Summit 2. So it's no surprise that Montb…
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Nokia will show off its first 5G phone in a new James Bond commercial

The new James Bond flick, No Time to Die, may be getting delayed by a few months to avoid coronavirus problems, but that’s not going to stop the marketing hype around it. Nokia is leaning heavily into this film, both to promote some of its existing phones and to show off some new things, which […]

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Waymo’s first outside investment round includes car industry heavyweights

Believe it or not, Waymo hasn't really leaned on outside help to fulfill its self-driving car ambitions — Alphabet (and earlier, Google) has shouldered much of the load. Now, however, it's expanding its sources of cash. Waymo has announced its fir…
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The world’s first carbon-fiber smartphone is now up for pre-order with a €799 price tag

In the past decade, we’ve seen Android smartphones made from plastic, glass, and ceramic, but not carbon-fiber. Despite its lightweight nature and high-strength structure, its signal-blocking properties meant that it wasn’t suited for use in smartphones. This could soon change with the news that the Carbon 1 MKII, a phone made from a hybrid carbon-fiber […]

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Stadia Pro subscribers will get first dibs on the free tier when their trial ends

Google has been handling Stadia in a pretty weird way, and things are about to get even stranger. With many Pro users having their trials expire at the end of this month, but the free tier of the game streaming service still a few months off, there were some questions about whether or not you […]

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company is done excavating first Las Vegas tunnel

The Boring Company has finished excavating the first of the two tunnels planned for Las Vegas Convention Center's underground loop transportation system. If you'll recall, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) tapped Elon Musk's com…
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Instacart employees in Chicago are the first to unionize in the US

Gig economy workers may have won an important, if conditional, battle in their push for better conditions. Instacart employees in the Chicago suburb of Skokie have voted to unionize through their local branch of United Food and Commercial Workers, g…
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Boeing’s Starliner will not reach the ISS in its first test flight

Early this morning, Boeing launched the Starliner capsule for its first uncrewed test flight. Unfortunately, things did go as planned. While the Starliner made it into orbit, it did not achieve the correct orbit.
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The Morning After: Google prepares its first Pixel ‘feature drop’

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This morning, we're heading into Sony's last PlayStation event for the year, but first you should check out the new Ghostbusters trailer, and find out why it's such a big deal that Apple is coming back to CES. O…
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Hitting the Books: Did the advent of the first desktop computer lead to murder?

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and…
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Oppo Reno Ace is the first phone that can fully charge its battery in 30 minutes

Oppo has announced the Reno Ace, which on the surface just looks like another flagship in a crowded market. That’s not a bad thing, but a phone with a Snapdragon 855+, tons of RAM and storage, and a multi-camera system is just pretty typical right now. But what makes the Reno Ace stand out is […]

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OnePlus already pushed out their first update for the OnePlus 7T

OnePlus announced the OnePlus 7T last week, so you wouldn’t think there would be much need for an early software update. But just a few days in and here we are, with Oxygen OS 10.0.3 officially rolling out for the brand new device. It’s not a massive update, mind you; this one’s pretty small with […]

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Redmi’s greatest competitor, Realme, to launch their first value-flagship

Oppo’s young Realme brand is gearing up to follow their first year of increasingly excellent-value budget devices with a debut in the competitive value-flagship space. Though not well-known outside of India and their home-turf, Realme first debuted as a direct competitor to Xiaomi‘s popular ‘Redmi‘ budget brand a mere 16 months ago; and yet in […]

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Yamaha updates its THR desktop guitar amps for the first time in years

The pressure waves from a cranked 100-watt tube amp could kill any insects or small rodents in close proximity. Even low-powered, solid state practice amplifiers can be too loud for apartment dwellers. To get around extreme noise issues, Yamaha's THR…
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‘Gears 5’ will add new modes and maps in its first six months

Now that Gears 5 is out the door, The Coalition and Microsoft are ready to preview what's next. They've outlined what you can expect in the first six months, and there shouldn't be a shortage of new material. The initial season ("Operation" in Gear…
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The first ever black hole image lands scientists $3 million prize

The scientists that captured the first image of a black hole are being rewarded with a $ 3 million prize. The Breakthrough prize, known as the "Oscars of Science," is sponsored by Silicon Valley execs such as Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin, and recog…
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Apple’s comedy series ‘Dickinson’ gets its first trailer

Apple appears to be ramping up for the launch of Apple TV. Just one week after dropping the trailer for its first original series, The Morning Show, the company released the first teaser for its upcoming series Dickinson on Monday. The comedy based o…
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A first look at Disney+

Disney isn't holding anything back at its D23 Expo. The company kicked off the event on Thursday with a couple of major reveals, including that of its new Avenger Campus theme park and a Disney+ docu-series that will focus on the people behind its mo…
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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 is the first tablet to gain HDR10+ certification

When it comes to premium Android tablets, there aren’t a ton of options to pick from – you’ve basically got Huawei’s slightly dated MediaPad M5 or Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Tab S6, and that’s pretty much it unless you go over to the dark side. As Huawei gears up to launch the MediaPad M6, Samsung […]

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Huawei releases earnings for the first half of 2019 instead of Q2 to hide trade ban damage

Huawei has released their most recent earnings report, but there’s something a little strange with the timing. Instead of releasing their report on Q2 2019, Huawei is going to be talking about the first half of 2019 instead. Pretty odd, but there’s a reason for that. Huawei’s first half of 2019 has legitimately been fantastic. […]

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Dish Network is reportedly first in line to buy Boost Mobile and wireless spectrum from Sprint, T-Mobile

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger has been put on hold while the concerns and details get squashed out, and it looks like another roadblock has been taken down. Originally, the Justice Department had issues with how many carriers the new mega-carrier would own; to resolve this, Sprint or T-Mobile would have to sell something off. Early rumors […]

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Virgin Orbit preps the LauncherOne rocket for its first drop test

Virgin Orbit has gotten the thumbs up to conduct the LauncherOne system's first drop test, and it can happen "in the very near future." The Virgin Group's launch services company has successfully completed its final captive carry flight test, almost…
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First ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ festival occurs Labor Day weekend

Niantic promised real-world events for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in the same vein as Pokémon Go Fests when it announced the game's official launch. Now the company has revealed that it has already scheduled the new game's first fan event for…
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We’re finally seeing the first signs of dark mode coming to the Gmail app

Google has been building out dark mode updates to many of their major apps, but there are still a few that are missing the blacked out interface. Gmail is a big one, which is pretty strange considering just how popular Gmail is around the world and how important it is to Google’s business. It looks […]

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The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is the first handset to launch on EE’s brand new 5G network in the UK

In case you weren’t already aware, 5G is a pretty big thing for consumers, smartphone brands as well as network providers. The UK saw its first commercially available 5G network switched on by the BT-owned network operator EE during an event in London. The first 5G smartphone available in the UK is the OnePlus 7 […]

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First American security flaw leaked 885 million real estate documents

First American Financial Corporation left as many as 885 million real estate documents dating as far back as 2003 exposed, according to Krebs on Security. The company, one of the largest real estate title insurance firms in the US, has already fixed…
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Will the Galaxy Note 10 be Samsung’s first phone with a 5x optical zoom camera?

Samsung upped their camera game with the Galaxy S10 lineup this year, delivering a vast array of different lenses and sensors that can do a lot of different things. But despite offering telephoto lenses for a few years, we haven’t seen any other drastic improvements in optical zoom on Samsung’s phones recently. That might change […]

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