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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Online payment systems giant Paypal has officially withdrawn from the Libra Association behind Facebook‘s upcoming cryptocurrency.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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Apple Watch Likely to Adopt MicroLED Display Technology in 3-4 Years

This year's Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to feature an OLED screen like previous models, but a future model is likely to be the first Apple product to adopt MicroLED display technology, albeit not for another three to four years. That's the main takeaway reading between the lines of comments made by the chairman…
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E Ink demos a folding e-reader that can also take notes

Folding smartphones are slowly making their way into the mainstream. Could foldable e-readers be next? The E Ink Corporation, the company behind the digital paper tech found in the majority of e-readers, is trying to make it happen. The firm’s R&D lab has been developing foldable e-ink screens for a while, and its latest prototype…

William English, Computer Mouse Co-Creator, Has Passed

We are saddened to report that William English, co-inventor of the computer mouse, died July 26 in San Rafael, California. He was 91 years old. Bill at the controls at Stanford Research Institute. Image via MSNEvery piece of technology starts with a vision, a vague notion of how a thing could or should be. The…

Apple Buys Startup to Challenge Square in Mobile Payments

Special Report: You Could Lose or Make a Fortune Mobeewave's technology could transform every iPhone into a mobile payment terminal. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has reportedly acquired a Canadian start-up with technology that could be used to turn every iPhone into a contactless payment acceptance device, directly challenging Square (NYSE:SQ), which is the leading provider of mobile…

Apple To Release The Cheapest MacBook Ever…And Other Small Business Tech News

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) ASSOCIATED PRESS Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — This MacBook could be the cheapest Apple laptop ever, according to a new report. According to newly leaked data, the new Macbook with Apple Silicon will be…