Den här gången lyckades Spacex med sitt statiska test av Crew Dragon.Bland annat brände bolaget av de raketer som ska skilja kapseln från Falcon 9 vid en nödsituation.Problem med en bränsletank förmodades vara skälet till att kapseln exploderade på testplattan i april.Då tvingades Spacex meddela att prognosen såg dålig ut för en bemannad flygning av Crew Dragon under 2019.Men nu har bolaget genomfört ett lyckat statiskt test av raketmotorerna vid Spacex Landing Zone 1 på Cape Canaveral Air Force Station i Florida.Det rör sig i själva verket om en serie avfyrningar.
Tropical Cyclone Kalmaegi is still experiencing wind shear and those winds have continued to displace the strongest storms north of the cyclone's center.NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and identified those strong storms using infrared light.The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard Suomi NPP provided an infrared image of the storm.Infrared imagery reveals cloud top temperatures, and the higher the cloud top, the colder it is, and the stronger the storm.The VIIRS instrument aboard captured an infrared image of the storm on Nov. 14 at 1:12 a.m. EST (0512 UTC).VIIRS showed strong storms in a large area north and northwest of the center, where cloud top temperatures were as cold as minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 62.2 Celsius).
Even though there’s no perfect, do-everything smartwatch for Android users, you still can get a lot of use out of one.One more interesting trend in the past couple years is that getting LTE on your smartwatch has started to become more mainstream.Even texting is easier now, thanks to more accurate voice transcription.That doesn’t mean we recommend most people spend the extra money on an LTE version of a watch, however.Google may be developing one now that it is buying Fitbit, for example.It seems likely that something better will be around the corner, so it makes sense to wait to upgrade if you can.
Yesterday we mentioned that Amazon was doing some early deals for something called 'Hidden Gems' - which was yet another sale to add to the long list of sales Amazon takes part in.Well, today is the day Hidden Gems kicks off for real, and it's the first of five days of deals.The idea behind Hidden Gems, according to Amazon, is to offer "unique products from small businesses, top sellers, and innovative start-ups".That said the sale page itself says its about "discovering [Amazon's] best kept secrets for less", which suggests its products from companies without the same brand recognition as the big corporations.Checking the deals that are available today shows me that the latter seems to be true, though a few known companies (like Anker) pop up in the list.As is the way there are selections of Lightning Deals that will only be available for a limited time, vouchers, best deals under £15, and plenty more categories to choose from.
Rumors have been flying today about Xerox possibly buying HP, Inc, the printer and computer company.The company issued a public statement this afternoon confirming that there are talks ongoing, and that it will do whatever is in the best interest of shareholders.The Wall Street Journal got things rolling earlier today when it published a report that Xerox was interested in the printer company, reporting the offer could be for over $27 billion.That’s a lot of money and the company has to at least consider it (assuming it’s accurate).What’s odd about this particular deal is that HP is the company with a much larger market cap of $29 billion, while Xerox is just a tad over $8 billion.The canary is eating the cat here.
Earlier this year, Mozilla revealed that it will be tackling the issue of annoying notification permission prompts that appear on many websites as soon as they load.In an update on the matter published on Monday, Mozilla detailed the results of its experiment on how best to deal with these notifications and explained how it will change its browser’s way of handling them starting with a future version of the software.Notification permission prompts are exactly what they sound like — those annoying popups that appear asking whether you’d like to receive notifications from the website in the future.If accepted, users may randomly receive a variety of notifications from the site, including everything from advertisements for its service to important announcements and more.These prompts often appear as soon as a website loads, forcing the user to make their decision.That will change starting with Firefox 72 that’ll be released in coming months, according to Mozilla.
Better than expected revenues couldn’t divert investor attention from the fact that Uber still managed to lose more than $1 billion in the most recent quarter as the company’s stock fell in after-hours trading.There are bright spots in the latest earnings report, not least that the company managed to stanch the bleeding that had cost the company over $5 billion in the previous quarter.Revenue grew to $3.8 billion, up from $2.9 billion in the year-ago period, representing a 30% boost.But even as Uber’s core business shows signs of stabilizing and its core markets continue to show growth, its other business units appear to be hemorrhaging cash at increasingly high rates.“Our results this quarter decisively demonstrate the growing profitability of our Rides segment,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, the company’s chief executive, in a statement.We’re pleased to see the impact that continued category leadership, greater financial discipline, and an industry-wide shift towards healthier growth are already having on our financial performance.”
Blizzard recently announced World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the eighth expansion to the venerable World of Warcraft.World of Warcraft has consistently added new technology to the engine as time has moved on, mostly to make sure it plays nice with the latest PC hardware (and, of course, to make it look better).Here are the best graphics cardsCheck out the best processorsWe'll show you how to build a PC in time for ShadowlandsAgain, this wouldn't be the first time that Blizzard has updated the WoW engine for more modern hardware.
Deserve, a credit card startup helping young people establish themselves as well as a cloud-based credit card platform for businesses, has raised $50 million in a new round of Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs, the company announced today.Others participating in the round include existing investors Sallie Mae, Accel, Aspect Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners and Mission Holdings.The funds will be put towards Deserve’s further development of what it calls its “Card as a Service” (CaaS) platform, which helps businesses, brands, and others tailor credit card products to their own unique customer bases.Deserve’s turnkey, cloud-based and API-based Deserve Credit Platform promises partners the ability to set up a program in as fast as 90 days, instead of the typical 18 to 24 months.It also leverages technology like machine learning alongside traditional financial data and other alternative and proprietary data sources in order to underwrite a larger population — including those who may be new to credit.This is particularly important as many younger consumers have been avoiding credit cards in the hopes of not being dragged down by debt.
With Diablo IV, developer Blizzard plans for the game to be darker and bloodier than before.The action-RPG dungeon crawler made its debut Friday as the first new game announced during the opening ceremony at Blizzcon 2019.Diablo IV will include various elements from previous games, but will return to its original style."We're going back to the franchise's dark roots," said game director Luis Barriga, who took the stage after the reveal."We're approaching this game with complete reverence, and we hope that it shows."The cinematic for the game shown at Blizzcon featured a group of travelers entering a sacred tomb.
But the British automaker has developed a way for those who aren’t part of the 1% to experience its luxury cars.Bentley created an augmented reality (AR) app for its EXP 100 GT concept, and now it’s done the same for the 2020 Flying Spur sedan.Available for iOS and Android, the app lets users of the Flying Spur, Bentley’s newest production model.Users can do a virtual walk-around of the car, as well as climb in and take a virtual test drive.In addition to displaying a full-size car, the app can shrink it down to a tabletop-sized model, according to Bentley.Bentley owners can personalize their cars through a myriad combination of colors and trim materials, but Bentley has narrowed it down to two options for the app.
Two days ago, we brought you the news that a new iOS 13.2 update to Apple’s HomePod would finally be able to tell different users’ voices apart.But that same evening, the update disappeared — probably because of numerous reports that it was bricking HomePods.Thankfully, it appears there’s now a new iOS 13.2.1 update, rolling out now, that picks up where 13.2 left off.As MacRumors notes, iOS 13.2.1 has the exact same changelog, which suggests the only actual change is a fix for the bug.It’d be nice if Apple came out and said that, but perhaps the company’s hoping we’ll forget there was ever an issue at all.Keep in mind that we don’t actually know if this update comes with a fix — it’s just highly unlikely that Apple would resume updates if it hadn’t fixed the problem.
Google on Monday announced that it will soon stop indexing Flash content for its search engine, effectively throwing an invisibility cloak over that content."Google Search will stop supporting Flash later this year," Dong-Hwi Lee, an engineering manager, wrote in a post to the company's Webmaster Central blog."In Web pages that contain Flash content, Google Search will ignore the Flash content.[And] Google Search will stop indexing standalone .swf files."The .swf extension marks Flash animation files.If Google doesn't index it, in other words, does it exist?
Inspired by these spiders, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a compact and efficient depth sensor that could be used on board microrobots, in small wearable devices, or in lightweight virtual and augmented reality headsets.The device combines a multifunctional, flat metalens with an ultra-efficient algorithm to measure depth in a single shot."Evolution has produced a wide variety of optical configurations and vision systems that are tailored to different purposes," said Zhujun Shi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Physics and co-first author of the paper.Many of today's depth sensors, such as those in phones, cars and video game consoles, use integrated light sources and multiple cameras to measure distance.This works for large devices with room for batteries and fast computers, but what about small devices with limited power and computation, like smart watches or microrobots?"That matching calculation, where you take two images and perform a search for the parts that correspond, is computationally burdensome," said Todd Zickler, the William and Ami Kuan Danoff Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at SEAS and co-senior author of the study.
Recent speculation from @MaxWinebach shows that the Samsung Galaxy S11 series will support both its Exynos 9830 and Snapdragon 865 SoC.This means that this smartphone will have two options probably for different markets.The face recognition code that @MaxWinebach also found in the Face Service app means that the Galaxy S11 supports face recognition.In the Face Service app, Samsung has started to work on the UX_Picasso.Essentially, the UX for the S11.In reality, it doesn't say much about anything besides Samsung is actively working on facial recognition.
It is a shame to encounter talented entrepreneurs pursuing ideas of lower ambition than the founders are capable, not fully reaching their potential to solve the bigger problems that they care most about addressing.Our world faces enormous challenges today: global climate change, improving human health, and creating more equal opportunities to learn and live, well and meaningfully under peace and justice.The Founder Institute believes that all of these global challenges can be met in the 21st century, and that entrepreneurs will catalyze these changes.The United Nations created its 17 Sustainable Development Goals to drive forward human innovation, and measure global progress over the next decade to 2030.Here, we’re excited to share a list of emerging and potential energy technology ideas: innovations that the environment could benefit from today, if the potential solutions can be built and scaled into sustainable business models.Similarly, there are existing demonstrations of various solar roadways, commercial parking lot canopies, and residential carport technologies also already coming online — but they still need more entrepreneurs to ambitiously hustle to find these panels’ product-market fits.
After 40 days, UAW-GM union workers are heading back to work as members voted to ratify the tentative agreement put in place last Thursday.The agreement puts an end to a costly strike for both UAW workers and General Motors, which has become one of the longest walk-outs in GM history.The ratification process requires a simple majority for the labor contract to move past the tentative stage."We are all so incredibly proud of UAW-GM members who captured the hearts and minds of a nation," UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW-GM Department, Terry Dittes, said."Their sacrifice and courageous stand addressed the two-tier wages structure and permanent temporary worker classification that has plagued working class Americans."Although workers have survived on $275 per week strike pay, GM will pay out $11,000 ratification sums to each full-time worker for ratifying the agreement.
Today Niantic reported a new sort of device that’ll appear in Pokemon GO.This device might remind some veteran players of the first iteration of Pokemon GO, a version in which you were able to see how close you were to (or conversely, how far away you were from) any given nearby Pokemon.This new piece of equipment seems as though it may be a sign that Niantic COULD BE bringing elements like that into the future of the game.New items in the game were reported by the game’s own Professor Willow.He suggested that they’re called “Mysterious Components.” His journal entry from 10/22/2019 suggested that some Team GO Rocket Grunts were dropping “strange items” when they were defeated in Pokemon battles.According to the professor, some or all of the Mysterious Components he’d found “seem to be made of some metal alloy” and that they were “cold to the touch.” One – shown above – had a glass screen that would “radiate a light-purple color.”
Topping our list today are two of our current favorite dash cams: you can get the Anker Roav Duo dash cam for $109.99 and the Garmin Dash Cam Mini for $99.99.Using Sony sensors and F1.8 lenses, the Roav Duo records crisp 1080p video both inside and outside your car.By contrast, Garmin's minuscule Dash Cam Mini does have a mobile app that you can connect to while near the dash cam to view and download footage.Sign up to receive a shorter, tightly curated list of the very best tech deals on the Web—no nonsense, direct to your inbox, and often before they make it to the Ars homepage.Vantrue N2 Pro dash cam for $125.99 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon and use code: VBN7WGYS - normally $199.99).New Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers only: Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) + Amazon Music Unlimited 1-month membership w/ auto-renewal for $8.98 at Amazon (normally $47.98).
Apple’s March 25 event featured the tagline “It’s Show Time” and served as the official unveiling of the company’s slate of television and movie programming for its new Apple TV streaming service, dubbed Apple TV+.The service will be an ad-free subscription service featuring on-demand online and offline content.Those shows include the alternate-history drama For All Mankind (see trailer above), created by Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore, which explores what would have happened if the international space race never ended.Apple has already ordered two seasons of the series, which brings Steve Carell back to television as part of a high-powered cast that includes Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.A half-hour comedy called Dickinson stars Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson, the American poet who became famous years after her death.Apple describes the series as a look at “the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of [the] rebellious young poet.” Despite its 1800s setting, the show’s first trailer features several modern flourishes.
Space – the final frontier, a place for pioneers to carve out their destiny and their fortunes, free from pencil-neck officials telling them what they can't do.Space is governed by a mix of existing laws found here on Earth, but with buccaneers like Elon Musk determined to colonise Mars and commercial operators sizing up tourism and asteroid mining, is space law no longer fit for purpose?There's a growing concern space law has failed to keep pace with developments and that it is restricting commercial activities.So whose word is law in Musk's Martian paradise?What happens when somebody's asteroid claim is infringed or when a tube load of tourists are toasted on re-entry?Join Professor Sa'id Mosteshar to find out.
AMD has announced its second series of GPUs based on its new 7nm RDNA architecture: the Radeon RX 5500 series.While the company says the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT were aimed at running games at 1440p resolution and high frame rates to compete with Nvidia’s midrange RTX Super cards, its latest GPUs have more modest specs and aim to offer decent performance at a resolution of 1080p.The RX 5500 is for desktop machines, while the RX 5500M is for laptops.The company boasts that the cards should offer better performance than Nvidia’s GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Mobile GPUs respectively, which should tell you roughly where AMD is aiming with this new series.Although they won’t have the same raw performance as the RX 5700 series, AMD was keen to stress that the RX 5500 will come with all of the features of its pricier siblings, including Fidelity FX post-processing with Radeon Image Sharpening (which Digital Foundry produced a recent explainer on), Radeon anti-lag, and the new PCIe 4.0 standard.Here’s how the specs AMD was willing to give us on the RX 5500 stack up against AMD’s previous models:
In this column, “Just putting this out there…,” we write about the odd ways we engage with tech and the unpopular opinions we form about it.You can read the rest of the articles in this series here.If this were 2014, it would go mostly unnoticed.It proudly carries the name “phablet” — a term most of us haven’t used for the better part of a decade.With a size of 179.8 x 88.6 x 10.7mm (that’s almost seven inches long) and a weight of 259g (over a half-pound) it certainly deserves that label.I started using the Lenovo as a temporary replacement for a normal-sized, broken Google Pixel phone.
Med ett 600 meter långt u-format rör ville The Ocean Cleanup städa upp världens största flytande plastberg.Men det första försöket blev ett fiasko.Det senaste verkar ha gått desto bättre.
SAN ANTONIO -- Oct. 2, 2019 -- The South Central Region of the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), a program managed by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), will host a Manufacturing Day event at SwRI from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4.Manufacturing Day, initiated in 2012, takes place across the United States to demonstrate the role of manufacturing in the U.S. economy while highlighting career opportunities, technology and industry trends.Manufacturing accounted for 11.6 percent of U.S. economic output in 2018, or $2.33 trillion, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.SwRI's Manufacturing Day event will showcase flexible technologies that are helping local manufacturers become more competitive.Space is limited and pre-registration is required."More than 60% of all private sector research and development is driven by manufacturing," said Paul Evans, director of SwRI's Manufacturing Technologies Department.
We know why the Terminator wanted to kill Sarah Connor.We know why another wanted to kill John Connor.However, with a month left to release, we still don’t know what makes Dani Ramos (played by Natalia Reyes) equally special in Terminator: Dark Fate.In this new trailer though, which is primarily in Spanish, we see that the film will have lots of scenes with her family (including her brother, played by Diego Boneta) – and that she may just develop a new sort of family, thanks to her special protectors.Check out a new trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate below.So we have to think Dani plays a major role in some kind of future uprising, right?
In the two years since Bollinger first appeared out of nowhere with an electric SUV composed almost entirely of straight edges, a lot has happened.Rivian burst onto the scene promising some seriously styled electric pickups and SUVs, and even standard automakers like Ford have promised to add some rugged electric vehicles in the future.Now, as 2019 draws to a close, Bollinger is ready to show off its next step.Bollinger on Thursday unveiled the latest iteration of its B1 four-door electric SUV and its B2 electric pickup truck.Referred to as "beta prototypes" in the release, it's unclear just how close these vehicles are to the real-deal production version, but they look just a bit more polished than the renderings and pictures that have come before this.Both Bollinger models are built on the same Class 3 truck platform -- this is the same class of truck as heavy-duty "3500" pickups from other domestic automakers.
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If you’re looking for a tablet that you can use for both your personal and professional life, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5-inch Tablet with S Pen is a great choice.It’s an Android tablet that can deliver a PC-like experience while also offering a sketchpad functionality.Today is your perfect opportunity to grab one as the 64GB and 128GB Galaxy tablets are discounted by $100 at Walmart.The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is rated as one of the best iPad Pro alternatives, and it serves multiple purposes.It can be carried easily with the portability of a tablet yet is powerful enough to do office tasks easily.This 10.5-inch tablet flaunts a stunning Super AMOLED display that presents clear and crisp images with bright lighting.
Pinterest introduced several updates Monday with the aim of promoting shopping via its platform: Shop the Look ads in a new collections format for its mobile applications, a revamped business profile and the expansion of catalogs and shopping ads to more countries.The new Shop the Look ads enable retailers to feature multiple products in a single ad, as they can tag up to 25 items in an image.Shoppers will see preview showcases of four times, and they can click through to see more, as well as to check out via the retailer’s site.Pinterest said the new Shop the Look ads will roll out in the U.S. over the coming months, adding that Shop the Look as an organic shopping feature is currently available to select partners in international markets including the U.K., Brazil, Germany, France and Japan.The new, dynamic business profile brings brands’ Pins and products front-and-center, and a dedicated Shop tab allows users to shop directly within those profiles and drives them to retailers’ sites.Profile covers can also be customized with videos or images, and an updated messaging feature enables brands to provide quick customer support and feedback.