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When it became clear that the rocket had launched successfully, David Bowie's Life on Mars began to play at the SpaceX launch center. The launch of this turbocharged version of the workhorse Falcon 9 rocket , which has been carrying cargo to space for years, marks an important milestone in spaceflight, the first time a rocket this powerful has been sent into space by a private company rather than a government space agency.
  • SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful rocket

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    A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral , Florida , U.S., February 6, 2018 . He said "We want a new space race , races are exciting". Mashable said there is no certainty the Roadster will eventually crash in the Asteroid Belt , it could very well float in space for millions of years.
  • HomePod orders begin

    HomePod orders begin "Preparing to Ship" ahead of Friday launch

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    Smart home speakers have become increasingly popular in the last two years, with the Consumer Technology Association, the body which organises the annual CES tech trade show, reporting a 279% increase in smart speaker sales in 2017, with a further rise of 60% predicted in 2018.
  • Tesla Highlights Used-Car Sales Growth Amid Model 3 Production Delay

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    In January, CNBC reported that production of the company's Model 3 sedan could be even further delayed thanks to an ongoing battery assembly issue. "Since Model 3 production was in the early stages of the ramp, allocation of full operating costs and depreciation made its gross margin negative".
  • Tesla losses spike as it fights to ramp up Model 3

    Tesla losses spike as it fights to ramp up Model 3

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    That said, Tesla made $3.3 billion in revenue, largely thanks to the Model 3, while future customers spent tens of millions just to join the queues for the Tesla Semi and Roadster models that Musk showed in November. "People want Tesla products, but Tesla can't stop spending more money than it has". SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket carrying Elon Musk's 2008 Tesla Roadster , complete with a dummy driver named "Starman" wearing a SpaceX spacesuit, ...
  • Facebook Testing a `Downvote' Button to Judge People's Comments

    Facebook Testing a `Downvote' Button to Judge People's Comments

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    When tapped, the downvote button hides a comment, and gives users additional reporting options like "Offensive", "Misleading", and "Off Topic". The company has reportedly denied that it is also about to institute the "dislike" button, and points out that its selection of emojis can convey disapproval.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Injustice 2 gameplay vid released

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Injustice 2 gameplay vid released

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    Each turtle has its own skin that's shared under one character, but they also each have their own moves and abilities. We can hardly wait! They will become available as standalone DLC starting on February 20 from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Steam, or Microsoft Store for $9.99.
  • Tesla Sees Model 3 Production Rate Improving by Q2 2018

    Tesla Sees Model 3 Production Rate Improving by Q2 2018

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    The company told analysts in a briefing call that it is set to make some capital investments towards the end of the year towards the next EV in the series, the Model Y. "People want Tesla products, but Tesla can't stop spending more money than it has". The company also said that combined orders for the two vehicles nearly reached the record they set during the third quarter.
  • Pokémon Go's last big wave of Gen 3 creatures arrives tomorrow

    Pokémon Go's last big wave of Gen 3 creatures arrives tomorrow

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    All of these Hoenn-based 'mon will be added into the game as of tomorrow, February 9 and will take over wild encounters until February 13 to give you a better chance of nabbing one. From February 9 until February 23, new special boxes featuring Raid Passes, Incubators and Star Pieces can be purchased from the store. Lure Modules will also remain activated for six hours until that date.
  • Samsung finally started rolling out Android Oreo to Galaxy S8 and S8+

    Samsung finally started rolling out Android Oreo to Galaxy S8 and S8+

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    Within 24 hours, the other users who are still using the Android Nougat update will receive the update. Galaxy S8 owners who are feeling impatient can manually check for a software update now. When exactly will your region get it is unknown but the important thing is that the S8 is getting Oreo after what seemed like an eternity since it was released by Google.
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says 'absurd' Starman launch boosts interest

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says 'absurd' Starman launch boosts interest

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    According to the Guardian Musk's $100,000 cherry red Tesla Roadster sports auto was also onboard. The shots, particularly those of the Earth, are stunning. They burst into celebrations once it had achieved a successful launch , with 100,000 spectators also watching what was one of the most anticipated rocket launches in the past few years.
  • Intel Continuing to Work on Spectre/Meltdown Patches

    Intel Continuing to Work on Spectre/Meltdown Patches

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    The chipmaker had previously released a patch to address the security flaws that led to frequent reboots and stability issues to such a degree that the company later recommended that its users should not even bother installing it . He quotes the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team in saying that 85% of targeted cyber-attacks could have been avoided if the systems in question were up-to-date.
  • Registration for Microsoft's Build 2018 developer conference starts on February 15

    Registration for Microsoft's Build 2018 developer conference starts on February 15

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    Unlike Electron apps that are based on native OS-dependent code, a PWA app will be packaged as an AppX in Windows 10 and will run in its own sandboxed container. Developers will also be able to submit their Progressive Web Apps to the Store. Now, the company is enlisting Windows 10 S users to the cause. Generally speaking, UWP apps may be universal, but of course they're still tied to Windows devices, whereas PWAs may well seem the more tempting route for those who want their apps to run ...
  • Snapchat Now Lets You Make Your Own Custom AR Lenses

    Snapchat Now Lets You Make Your Own Custom AR Lenses

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    OK, so, thanks to Twitter, some users have claimed that this workaround works, but Pocket-lint has yet to replicate it. Try it yourself and let us know in the comments if it works. What's more, movies that are being advertised on Snapchat see a raise in awareness of as much as a 39%, according to data Snapchat's corporate parent Snap Inc.
  • Games For EVO 2018 Revealed, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Not Among Them

    Games For EVO 2018 Revealed, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Not Among Them

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    Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite , although fun to play, did not sit well with fans when it was released in 2017 with a lackluster roster and subpar graphics. The game received mixed reviews when initially released in September 2017 and supposedly failed to live up to Capcom's sales expectations, despite avid attempts at improving the game experience post-release.
  • Volkswagen Arteon Makes US Debut

    Volkswagen Arteon Makes US Debut

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    The vehicle rides on 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while 19-inch rims are an upgrade. The styling differences include a wider stance with a sloping roofline, frame-free windows, dual exhaust tips shaped like trapezoids and a wide chrome grille.
  • Dontnod's Vampyr will release in June

    Dontnod's Vampyr will release in June

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    It focuses on the developers discussing what players will experience in the game and how they went about creating it. Here, the developer has a natter about how video game storytelling differentiates itself from other mediums, as well as touching on its own narrative-based endeavours.
  • Leak of iBoot code to GitHub could potentially help iPhone jailbreakers

    Leak of iBoot code to GitHub could potentially help iPhone jailbreakers

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    The real pros who work for or with the NSA and other intelligence agencies probably reverse-engineered iOS 9 two years ago. Critical, top secret Apple code for the iPhone's operating system was posted on Github, opening a new, unsafe avenue for hackers and jailbreakers to access the device, Motherboard reported.
  • Metal Gear Survive second beta set for February 16 to 18

    Metal Gear Survive second beta set for February 16 to 18

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    The beta will last from February 16 to 18, ending just two days before the game's release in NA on February 20. Included in the beta are three missions across two maps in co-op mode, so if you have a friend who has a hankering for some weird zombie killing, you're in luck.
  • Take-Two Is Impressed With The Nintendo Switch

    Take-Two Is Impressed With The Nintendo Switch

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    Slatoff points out the fact that Take-Two actually has several games for the Nintendo Switch , such as NBA, WWE, and L.A. Noire, but if you were hoping to see some classics like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and so on, you might have to wait a while.