Daily Archives: June 5, 2019

ZF demonstrates its external side airbag system

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/05/zf-exterior-airbags/ A few months ago, automotive parts supplier ZF presented an idea for putting airbags on the outside of cars to better protect occupants in a side impact . While intriguing, we didn’t expect to see anything more about it … Continue reading

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China launches a rocket from a ship for the first time

https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/05/china-launches-a-rocket-from-a-ship-for-the-first-time/ China has joined the US and Russia as the only nations to have successfully launched a rocket at sea. The National Space Administration’s Long March 11 took off from a launchpad on a ship in the Yellow Sea today. … Continue reading

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A Mythical Form of Space Propulsion Finally Gets a Real Test

https://www.wired.com/story/a-mythical-form-of-space-propulsion-finally-gets-a-real-test Since the birth of the space age, the dream of catching a ride to another solar system has been hobbled by the “tyranny of the rocket equation,” which sets hard limits on the speed and size of the spacecraft … Continue reading

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Skype brings screen sharing to Android and iOS devices

https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/05/skype-screen-sharing-android-ios-mobile/ Skype has officially launched screen sharing for Android and iOS devices less than a couple of months after the feature rolled out for beta testers. Screen sharing can be a valuable tool for video calls, whether for personal or … Continue reading

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SEC sues Kik for running an unregistered Initial Coin Offering

https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/05/sec-sues-kik-for-running-an-unregistered-initial-coin-offering/ The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing messaging service Kik Interactive, stating that its 2017 digital token sale, which raised $100 million, was essentially an illegal, unregistered securities offering. According to Bloomberg, this is one the highest … Continue reading

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238 Google Play apps with >440 million installs made phones nearly unusable

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1516821 46 with 35 posters participating If the prevalence of abusive Google Play apps has left you numb, this latest report is for you. Carefully concealed adware installed in Google-approved apps with more than 440 million installations was so aggressive … Continue reading

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World View flies its remote sensing balloon for 16 days and 5,000km

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1517015 0 with 0 posters participating Track of the 16-day Stratollite mission from mid-May to early June. World View A ground-based telescope captured this image of a Stratollite vehicle in flight during an earlier mission. World View On Sunday, October … Continue reading

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