Daily Archives: January 24, 2018

SpaceX Test Fires Its Falcon Heavy Rocket for the First Time

The long-awaited Falcon Heavy rocket roared to life on Wednesday at 12:30 pm Eastern, as SpaceX fired up the 27 Merlin engines that power the triple-booster rocket at Kennedy Space Center. Perched atop what CEO Elon Musk claims will be … Continue reading

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China’s new drone company is building a UAV with a 20-ton payload

China’s drone newcomer Tengoen Technology (also spelled Tengdun) has ambitious plans. The company promises to market armed drones for purchase. It also promises to build the world’s biggest cargo drone. That’s quite a slate for a company that was only … Continue reading

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Qualcomm Slapped With $1.2 Billion Fine for Buying Its Way Into iPhones

Qualcomm’s legal troubles are only getting worse. Already embroiled in several lawsuits with Apple, Qualcomm was fined $1.2 billion (997 million euros) today by the European Union for violating antitrust regulations. From 2011 to 2016, Qualcomm had a deal with … Continue reading

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DJI’s $799 Mavic Air drone is a tiny creative powerhouse

Yesterday’s leak might have spoiled the surprise, but DJI was still enthusiastic about unveiling its new Mavic Air drone in rainy New York this morning. While last year’s Spark was all about making drones accessible to a new generation of … Continue reading

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Unlocked PS4 consoles can now run copies of PS2 games

reader comments 1 VIDEO Video of Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 for the PS2 running on an unlocked PlayStation 4. After years of work, hackers have finally managed to unlock the PS4 hardware with an exploit that lets the … Continue reading

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Firefox’s continued Quantum transformation—more multithreading, tracking protection

reader comments 1 Firefox 58, out today, continues to deliver Project Quantum, Mozilla’s far-reaching modernization effort that’s boosting the browser’s performance, security, and maintainability. The initiative allows Firefox to take better advantage of modern multicore processors and makes the browser … Continue reading

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The Google Assistant can now read you audiobooks from Google Play

Bose reader comments 0 It’s surprising to realize that the Google Play Store hasn’t sold audiobooks until now. Google announced that its online store, which is the go-to for most people when it comes to Android apps, will now sell … Continue reading

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