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Five Takeaways From Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship Update

The private rocket company laid out a handful of groundbreaking plans over the weekend. (Credit: SpaceX)Elon Musk gave a barrage of updates on the future of SpaceX as he stood in front of the company’s new Starship and original Falcon rockets on Saturday in Boca Chica, Texas. During the presentation, Musk touched on the details…

RealTime Robotics scores $11.7M Series A to help robots avoid collisions

One of the major challenges facing engineers as they develop more agile robots is helping them move through space while avoiding collisions, especially in a dynamic environment. RealTime Robotics, a Boston-based startup announced an $11.7 million Series A inv…

These are the Under Armour-designed suits for Virgin Galactic’s space tourists

A day after NASA debuted the space suits set to be worn by the first woman on the moon, Virgin Galactic showed of its own gear at an event in New York. Created in collaboration with fitness wear company, Under Armour, the gear is designed for wear by Virgins …

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning

Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has built a mobile app that helps you log everything you eat in order to lose weight, follow a diet or get healthier. You can add data by capturing a photo of your plate before you eat. We’ve spent a little over two years doing…

PayPal Withdraws Its Support From Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

Online payment systems giant Paypal has officially withdrawn from the Libra Association behind Facebook‘s upcoming cryptocurrency. This marks the first member to drop out after months of scrutiny against Libra from the governments and regulators. While Paypal has not revealed its reasoning behind the withdrawal, the company issued a statement to Tech Crunch explaining that they…

Lyft Now Includes Bikes, Subways, Scooters & More in Addition to Ride-Share Vehicles

1 of 6 2 of 6 3 of 6 4 of 6 5 of 6 6 of 6 Lyft has just announced that it will be expanding its platform outside of ride-share vehicles to accommodate all forms of available transportation modes, including bikes, shared rides, scooter, walking to and taking the subway, bus and car…

California’s New Gig Economy Bill Gives Uber & Lyft Drivers Employee Status

Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as many other workers employed by app-based companies, are currently treated as contract workers, which means they don’t receive the perks companies promise employees, such as minimum wage, paid sick leave and benefits. This week, California approved a bill called AB-5 that could greatly alter this structure by forcing…

SpaceX’s South Texas site confirms plan to activate launch location in late 2018

SpaceX’s Senior Communications Manager James Gleeson has confirmed that the company is, in fact, working towards the activation of its South Texas launch facilities in late 2018, possibly sooner. In a statement to Teslarati they've made the announcement: “We are currently...

Invention of near futuristic headlights that will turn rain invisible to the driver.

You've probably been there before, perhaps driving in the middle of a deep blizzard or in intensive rain conditions that you you can barely see a foot in front of that which can distract even the most seasoned driver...

FDA Approves First 3D Printed Drug: Levetiracetam

In a first, the Food and Drug Administration has given approval to a drug that is produced on a 3-D printer. The pill, produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, treats seizures. It's expected to hit the market in the first quarter...
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Chromecast vs. Google Cast: What’s the difference?

Best answer: Simply put, Chromecast is the consumer-facing Google branding for its streaming products, sold as standalone dongles or built into smart TVs, connected speakers, smart displays, and Android TV boxes. Google Cast is the media streaming protocol for software developers that want to to add Chromecast compatibility into apps.The best 4K dongle: Chromecast Ultra…
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CES was a snoozefest

Technology disrupted our sleep, but now it’s trying to help us get it back At a certain point during the last week, I found myself wandering the halls of CES, looking for the gadget that would fix all of my problems. Maybe it’s the modern condition, or just a sign of having been involved in…

1989 Oldsmobile Actually Thought Celebrity Offspring Could Save Them

Gif: YoutubeWith a name like Oldsmobile, it’s hard to shake the air of stodginess. By 1989, GM was more than aware. By that point, though, it was hard to make a splash with new technology like front-wheel-drive. Everyone had seen that. But they hadn’t met most celebrities’ kids. And so that’s what Oldsmobile gave them.The…

Maker of dreams and artificial humans: Meet Pranav Mistry, the brain behind new Neon project

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Las Vegas | Updated: January 13, 2020 11:30:08 am Pranav Mistry, president and CEO of Star Labs, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. (Express photo/Nandagopal Rajan)The NEON stall at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was an anomaly — it had no products to show, just some large screens with…

Meet Ballie: Samsung rolls out mini robot ‘life companion’ at CES 2020

LAS VEGAS — Samsung Electronics has seen the personalized technology of the future — in the shape of a yellow softball-sized robot called Ballie. In a keynote speech Monday night here at the sprawling CES 2020, company executive H.S. Kim demonstrated what he called the “next evolution of IoT (internet of Things).” The beeping sphere…