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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

By the seventh test, the campaign featured a new next-generation booster - powered by its BE-3 engine - and the first flight of Crew Capsule 2.0 , a spacecraft that featured real windows, measuring 2.4 x 3.6 feet. Blue Origin is owned by Jeffrey P. Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post. New Shepard's reusable booster comes in for a landing. This launch was the ninth for the New Shepard program, and the third for this particular combination of crew capsule and propulsion module. Read More »

Celebrate! Pruitt Is (FINALLY) Out of the EPA!


Pruitt's resignation came a week after several of his top aides spoke to the House Oversight Committee, which has been investigating Pruitt, and revealed new details of some of the ethical scandals that mired his time at EPA. In fact, Wheeler's years working in both the federal government and the private sector mean he could be even more effective than his predecessor. "Andrew worked for me for 14 years, has an impeccable reputation and has the experience to be a strong leader at the EPA", ... Read More »

Southern Ontario still under extreme heat warning


University of Waterloo climate scientist Blair Feltmate says the heat wave can't be directly attributed to climate change, but that suggesting the two aren't linked would be like arguing that no particular home run can be attributed to steroids when a baseball player on a hitting streak is caught doping. Read More »

Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee July 9


Trump talked about his plans in comments to reporters as he boarded Air Force One, CBS News , Bloomberg News , the Washington Post and USA Today report. The strength of her victory was fueled by support among Alaska women, which has become part of Murkowski's brand. The only name Trump mentioned was U.S. Read More »

Ministry of Environment participates in 'Beat Plastic Pollution' Environment Day


New Zealand-based businesses that signed the NZ Plastic Packaging Declaration are Foodstuffs, Countdown, New Zealand Post and Frucor Suntory. Plastic does not decompose or disintegrate. Addressing to the Kigali Car Free Day participants in Kimihurura, Biruta said the fight against plastic pollution is everyone's responsibility as he called on the public to stand against the use of single-used plastic items. Read More »

SES-12 all-electric satellite successfully launched


The launch was completed just after midnight local time, the satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after takeoff. However, the WSJ piece also notes that SpaceX is facing uncertain demand for Falcon Heavy , and that the company itself is projecting a significant drop in launches next year due to fewer contracts for large satellite launches-smaller satellites can be happily sent into orbit using SpaceX's smaller, more proven Falcon 9 rocket. Read More »

Battlefield V officially announced; Live reveal set for May 23


Discover the new challenges that will change war forever. However, some have speculated that it will be another period from the past similar to Battlefield 1 . Now we know, it will be Battlefield V and an official reveal is right around the corner, coming on May 23rd. As for why Noah got the job of hosting the reveal, "gamer", he says in the video , is his "main job". Read More »

Australia looking into claims that Google collects users' data

Noted security researcher and the former chief technologist for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC ), Ashkan Soltani, had then opined through a tweet that Oracle may be the hidden source of the allegation: "After 5+ mo of lobbying @oracle managed to finally sell this important @google @android privacy story to the press". Read More »

Meet Surface Hub 2


The first-generation Surface Hub is available in both 55-inch and 84-inch versions, while the Surface Hub 2 features a 50.5-inch touch screen display (no larger size will be offered, at least initially). New Surface Hub comes with four flagship features and easier setup . When mounted on a wall, up to four Surface Hub 2s can be daisy-chained, allowing them to function separately, or project a cohesive picture that straddles more than one Surface Hub 2. Read More »

NASA plans to send first-ever mini-helicopter to Mars


Traveling at the speed of light, it'll still take several minutes for any commands sent from Earth to reach the helicopter, so the flying rover will have to be at least partially autonomous as it provides scientists and other autonomous vehicles with the first long-term bird's-eye view of the planet. Read More »

Nintendo Switch online service adds cloud saves, 20 NES games for subscribers


At the moment, the only retro games available through the upcoming Online service are NES games , which is slightly more limited than many fans were expecting. One month is set to be priced at $4.99 CAD, three months is priced at $9.99 and 12 months costs $24.99. NES games available as part of Nintendo Switch Online will also be able to take advantage of online or co-op multiplayer. Read More »

Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Release Time, Price And More


The high-level Warmind synopsis is that the AI Warmind Rasputin has awoken from his slumber in the polar ice caps of Mars. He added, “Warmind represents another step toward bringing the Destiny 2 hobby back to our dedicated players.”. Read More »

Are Analysts Bullish Eland Oil & Gas PLC (LON:ELA) After Last Week?

JP Morgan has "Neutral" rating and GBX 150 target. The stock of Senior plc (LON:SNR) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Friday, January 15. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Thursday, July 30 by Barclays Capital. Therefore 74% are positive. McCarthy & Stone has a 12-month low of GBX 130.90 ($1.83) and a 12-month high of GBX 197.60 ($2.76). Goldman Sachs has "Sell" rating and GBX 4240 target. Read More »

New WhatsApp text bomb crashing Android, iPhones


You might start to feel pretty popular whenever your Whatsapp starts to bling this bank holiday. In this case you need to watch out for a black dot in the center of a WhatsApp message - but apparently the buggy message isn't always so easy to spot. Read More »

Ford to ditch Fiesta and saloons from United States line-up by 2020

It is clearly saying any advantages the traditional sedan had (such as a lower center of gravity) are no longer enough to make up for a small- or medium-size crossover's greater space. At the same time, it will begin building a new vehicle - the 2020 Lincoln Aviator SUV - which, along with an all-new Ford Explorer and police version of the SUV, should keep the plant in full swing, Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said Thursday. Read More »

Nintendo profits increase 505 percent thanks to Switch


With almost 18 million units sold, the Switch has exceeded pretty much every sales projection from Nintendo and various analysts, making it clear that no one was really expecting this level of success for the console. The Yamauchi family, who founded the company, steered the ship for many years until the responsibility was passed onto the legendary Satoru Iwata, who sadly passed away in 2015. Read More »

The number of Facebook users - and the company's stock price


Facebook's revenue, which largely derives from ads, soared 49 percent to $12 billion in the first three months of the year, the company announced today. Facebook also said it expects active users in Europe to fall or flatten in the next quarter, once the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) advertising and privacy rules go into effect in the region on May 25. Read More »

The Amazon Echo Spot looks awesome - here's why


Echo Spot can also connect directly to speakers using a 3.5mm stereo cable or Bluetooth to add voice control to your home stereo system. Echo Spot is also a handy screen to catch up on short-form videos such as news briefings. A speaker built into the Fire TV allows you to hear responses from Alexa if your television is turned off. Those apart, the Echo Spot will be as good as any Echo devices with the usual functionalities. Read More »

The OnePlus 6 Is Coming On May 16th


The e-commerce portal now has a dedicated page for OnePlus 6 . In the post , Lau also states the amount of hard work that the OnePlus's design team has put for the OnePlus 6's "honest design". This is a phone that should be able to cope with everything you can throw at it and then some. The camera is also expected to be a dual-camera module with 16 and 20 megapixel sensors. Read More »

Spotify launches mobile app with on-demand playlists for users


Its new free tier could give enough exposure to the app for Indians to recognise Spotify's superior technology. Revealed at the Gramercy Theatre in NY, the app will allow users free access to 750 tracks over a maximum of 15 playlists, without forcing them into a shuffle mode. Read More »

Asus Zenfone Max Pro hands-on: New contender for mid-range smartphone king crown


The SD 636 has Kryo custom-CPU which was previously seen only on the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series. Question: Does the device features a fingerprint sensor? The phone has a metal unibody design and weighs just 180gm. Connectivity options include Dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB port. Read More »