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Rocket Lab begins 2021 with mission dubbed Another One Leaves the Crust - CNET

5 days ago   |   By CNET

The small satellite launcher is ready for its first launch of 2021, a year in which it has big plans.
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Blue Origin successfully launches and lands key crew capsule test in first mission of 2021

Blue Origin successfully launches and lands key crew capsule test in first mission of 2021

5 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Blue Origin launched its first mission of 2021, flying its New Shepard rocket in West Texas to a medium height of just over 350,000 feet. This is the first flight for this particular booster, and for the capsule it carried, which was equipped with a range of new passenger safety, control and comfort systems that Blue Origin was testing during flight for the first time. Also on board was a life-sized test dummy called ‘Mannequin Skywalker' that recorded information during the flight and landing that the Blue Origin will now review.
Based on the video stream and commentary from the company...
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Watch Blue Origin launch a rocket with an upgraded crew capsule live

6 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Blue Origin is launching its New Shepard suborbital rocket for the first time in 2021, with a liftoff planned for 9:45 AM CST from its launch facility in West Texas. This is the 14th flight of New Shepard, and it includes some key testing activities for Blue Origin in preparation for its first human spaceflight missions.
The company has been flying a crew capsule on board its rocket for quite a while now, albeit empty (or rather, loaded with scientific and other cargo, rather than people). This version includes some key systems that will be used when astronauts are inside, however...
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LG confirms it may abandon smartphones

LG confirms it may abandon smartphones

LG may exit the smartphone business, abandoning its fledgling rollable smartphone roadmap and recent oddball form-factors amid rising competition in the mobile space. Though... Read more ...

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 & 1100: Flagship processors' top features explained

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 & 1100: Flagship processors' top features explained

The next-generation MediaTek processors for 2021 - the Dimensity 1200 and slightly step-down Dimensity 1100 - are just around the corner, due to arrive in as-yet-unnamed... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 12: Which should you spend your $800 on?

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs iPhone 12: Which should you spend your $800 on?

By cutting the price of the S21 to $800, Samsung has put the iPhone 12 in its sights. Read more ...

Facebook uses AI to improve photo descriptions for the visually impaired

Facebook uses AI to improve photo descriptions for the visually impaired

One of the most common types of content shared on Facebook, and other social media platforms are photographs. While most social media users can look at an image and see what it... Read more ...

Valve and 5 game publishers fined €7.8 million for antitrust violations

Valve and 5 game publishers fined €7.8 million for antitrust violations

Following a lengthy investigation, the European Commission ruled against Valve and five game publishers. What you need to know The European Commission fined Valve, Bandai... Read more ...

How to stream the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

How to stream the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Photo by Stefani Reynolds / Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are set to make history today when they will be sworn into office as... Read more ...

LG might pull out of smartphone business after all

LG might pull out of smartphone business after all

LG introduced a rollable smartphone at CES 2021, clearly indicating that the company has not run out of great ideas for its smartphone business. At the turn of the year LG also... Read more ...

Everything Coming to Disney+ in February 2021

Everything Coming to Disney+ in February 2021

Disney+ has unveiled the list of new titles coming to the streaming service next month. There are new episodes of WandaVision , Marvel's Behind the Mask , The Muppet Show , and... Read more ...

Horizon Zero Dawn devs shift focus to sequel after latest PC patch

Horizon Zero Dawn devs shift focus to sequel after latest PC patch

Horizon Zero Dawn was pretty darn buggy when it came out on PC last year. It was a shame considering it was the first bug PlayStation exclusive to make the jump to PC. But... Read more ...

Chrome just got an awesome password security feature you need to use right now

Chrome just got an awesome password security feature you need to use right now

Google just released Chrome 88, a browser update that brings over several useful changes, including a new password security feature that everyone managing passwords with Chrome... Read more ...