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SpaceX's Second Falcon 9 Rocket Landing A Success: Blasts Into Space, Returns Within 48 Hours

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a second Falcon 9 rocket just two days after a previous launch, which was also successful. SpaceX’s success in reusing rockets bodes significant things for aerospace engineering and space travel.

Space

Google To Stop Reading Gmail Messages: Here's How To Remove Personalized Ads Completely

Google has officially announced that it’s going to stop scanning users’ emails for targeted ads but will continue scanning their other online behavior. Here’s how you can opt out of Google’s targeted ads practice.

Google June 24, 2017

Here's Why Facebook's New Mission Is To 'Bring The World Closer Together'

Facebook has renewed its mission statement to reflect the importance of bringing the world closer together and helping them make progress as a community. Its new mission builds upon its previous goal of making the site more open and connected.

Internet June 23, 2017

Overwatch Team 'Drastically Reducing The Amount Of Duplicates' In Loot Boxes, Adding More Highlights Features

Blizzard has announced a list of new changes to the Loot Box and Highlights system on 'Overwatch.' Good news, players: Blizzard said that it’s finally reducing the amount of duplicate items in Loot Boxes and more.

Video Games June 22, 2017

Honda Forced To Shut Down Plant After WannaCry Ransomware Infects Carmaker's Network

Honda had to halt operations in its factory in Tokyo because WannaCry infected its networks, new reports have now confirmed. Meanwhile, where the ransomware originated still remains uncertain.

Security June 22, 2017

Unicode 10 To Come With 56 Emojis For iPhones Everywhere, Including A T-Rex And The Colbert Emoji

Unicode 10 has now officially rolled out, finalizing the code points required for new emoji support. It’s now up to vendors such as Google, Apple, or Microsoft to support them via their next software updates.

Apps/Software June 22, 2017

Apple Devs Can Now Access Second Beta Versions Of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, And tvOS 11

Apple has now officially seeded the second beta versions of its software for developers, bringing a number of changes and improvements to iOS, macOS, watch OS, and tvOS. The final, stable versions are set to arrive this fall.

Apps/Software June 21, 2017

Snapchat's New Feature Snap Map Tells You Where Your Friends Are All The Time

Snapchat has rolled out a new feature called Snap Map, allowing users to share their location and view friends’ locations in a map. To bring the feature, Snapchat reportedly had to acquire a company for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Apps/Software June 21, 2017

Pokémon GO Cheaters, Beware: Pokémon Caught Using 'Third-Party Services' Will Be Branded

Niantic has officially announced that in 'Pokémon GO,' it will begin marking Pokémon caught through cheating. What’s more, these creatures might also misbehave from time to time, potentially spoiling the whole experience.

Video Games June 21, 2017

Apple's Confidential Seminar To Fight Against Leaks Just Got Leaked

A recording of an internal briefing at Apple about preventing leaks has just leaked, describing the different ways information or product parts illegally make it to the public. It turns out, Apple really tries hard to keep everything a surprise.

Apple June 21, 2017

Amazon Echo Now Supports SiriusXM: Here's How To Have Alexa Play Howard Stern's Channel And Others

SiriusXM has just announced that it now supports listening with your Amazon Echo. Available as an Alexa Skill, SiriusXM also enables subscribers to play their favorite radio shows through voice commands.

Apps/Software June 21, 2017

New Apple Ads Show You How To Use Memories Feature, An Old Man Living In Your iPhone

Apple has released a new ad called The Archives, a cinematic and emotional representation of using the Memories feature on the Photos app. In addition, the company also published a more straightforward video on how to use the Memories.

Apple June 21, 2017

Still Can't Find A Nintendo Switch? GameStop Will Restock Shelves Soon

GameStop has announced that it will restock Nintendo Switch units soon, but will employ a first-come-first-serve basis for walk-ins. Customers, however, can order their Switch online, but only through expensive bundles.

Video Games June 21, 2017

Twitch Really Wants You To Watch 'Overwatch,' 'Hearthstone,' And 'Heroes Of The Storm' Tournament Streams On It

Twitch has officially struck a deal with Blizzard that’ll grant it exclusive broadcast rights to 'Overwatch,' 'Heroes of the Storm,' and 'Hearthstone' tournaments. Lasting through 2018, the deal also brings free loot boxes for Twitch Prime subscribers.

Video Games June 20, 2017

NTSB: Tesla Model S In Fatal 2016 Autopilot Crash Issued Repeated Warnings To Driver

The National Transportation Safety Board has released new details about a car crash last year involving Joshua Brown and his Tesla Model S. The board, however, hasn’t yet concluded on what caused the crash.

Car Tech June 20, 2017

Nintendo Switch Update 3.0.0: Pro Controller Wired Connection Support, 6 New 'Splatoon 2' User Icons, And More

Nintendo has now released the Switch 3.0.0 update, bringing the option to play with a wired Pro controller. It also brings six new user icons, two new display modes, and more.

Video Games June 20, 2017

Verizon Is The Fastest Mobile Network In The US

According to an in-depth study by PCMag, Verizon is the fastest U.S. network, but not exactly by a mile. The results come as all major carriers fight to be on top, especially with the promise of 5G inching closer.

Internet June 20, 2017

Nokia And Microsoft Vets Form Startup Varjo, Aim To Make VR Right With 'Human Eye-Resolution' Headset

People from Microsoft, Nokia, and other companies have banded together to form Varjo, a VR startup that wants to create the highest-resolution VR headset there is. Surprisingly, its technology is based on how human vision works.

Wearable Tech June 19, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Needs $5 Billion To Become The Richest Person In The World

Bill Gates is still the world’s richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which sees Bezos behind the Microsoft cofounder. However, he only needs $5 billion more to surpass Gates.

Business Tech June 19, 2017

Surface Book Users Not Allowed To Take Tennessee Bar Exams, MacBook Pro's Touch Bar Banned Too

Take note, lawyers-to-be: the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has announced new prohibitions regarding the use of certain devices during the bar exam next month. Tough luck if you were planning to use a Surface Book or a tablet.

Computers June 19, 2017

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