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The private space firm SpaceX on Friday launched with a partially-reused rocket the latest group of communication satellites to upgrade mobile, voice and data networks for Virginia-based firm Iridium. To do that, Iridium has bought eight Falcon 9 launches for a total of $536 million. The $3 billion project is scheduled for completion this year, with a total of 75 new satellites in orbit.
  • Honor 7C smartphone officially unveiled

    Honor 7C smartphone officially unveiled

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    That roughly equates to $140, with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space onboard, whereas CNY 1,299 ($205 or so) buys you a 4/64 gig configuration. Honor 9 Lite has a 5.6-inch screen which comes with IPS display and has a resolution of 2160x1080 pixels.
  • Elon Musk says SpaceX will make 'short flights' to Mars next year

    Elon Musk says SpaceX will make 'short flights' to Mars next year

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    Yesterday, SpaceX has published on its official YouTube channel a new video which is dramatically reviewing the history of the Falcon Heavy launch , the most powerful rocket that has ever been launched from Earth, at the moment. He pointed that the laws must be easy to understand and repeal them to protect freedom of human beings. It leads to a "hardening of the artery of the civilization", he said.
  • Amazon 'aware' of issue causing Echo devices to spontaneously laugh

    Amazon 'aware' of issue causing Echo devices to spontaneously laugh

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    Amazon's Alexa apparently thinks something is pretty amusing, but isn't letting anyone in on the joke. "Ha ha ha", she says, in a voice that sounds like Alexa + four glasses of wine. But it's unlikely that Alexa has become sentient and is intentionally frightening users with the laughs. "There's a good chance I get murdered tonight".
  • S Satellite Roars Into Orbit

    S Satellite Roars Into Orbit

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    Thursday's launch will orbit the second of the new hurricane-watchers. This is the second of four advanced geostationary weather satellites scheduled to be launched into space. GOES-17 will extend observational high-resolution satellite coverage utilizing the revolutionary new technology aboard GOES-16 to most of the Western Hemisphere, from the west coast of Africa to New Zealand, and from near the Arctic Circle to near the Antarctic Circle.
  • Scientists find huge, secret colony of penguins in Antarctica

    Scientists find huge, secret colony of penguins in Antarctica

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    A total of 1.5 million penguins are living on "The Danger Islands ", which are surrounded by icy waters packed with thick sea icea that makes them extremely hard to access. The group of nine rocky islands, which lie off the northern tip nearest South America, in the northwest Weddell Sea, housed the third- and fourth-largest Adelie penguin colonies in the world, they found.
  • Apple To Upgrade Airpods With 2 New Models

    Apple To Upgrade Airpods With 2 New Models

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    Apple has said it is releasing an upgraded AirPods case this year that allows the headphones to be recharged wirelessly, like the iPhone X. The company is also working on an augmented-reality headset that would launch in 2020 at the earliest, Bloomberg News has reported.
  • Leaked photo shows possible prototype of Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

    Leaked photo shows possible prototype of Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

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    The picture below shows the Xperia XZ2 Compact next to a Xperia Z5 Compact. Now though, thanks to Swedish site Swedroid , which has obtained information from a "credible source", we've been given the majority of the specs for both phones , and on paper they make for impressive reading.
  • Facebook released a Kids messaging app

    Facebook released a Kids messaging app

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    As far as Messenger Kids is concerned, the platform allows parental control inside the app for kids which means that the parents can decide who his/her kids can talk to and can even mute the users which he/she thinks their kids should not talk to on Facebook Messenger Kids .
  • Crypto Hackers Hijack Government Websites To Mine Cryptocurrency

    Crypto Hackers Hijack Government Websites To Mine Cryptocurrency

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    Various governmental departments in Australia and the United Kingdom were found frantically calling the tech guys over the weekend as their websites were compromised. Other U.K. websites that were infected include the National Health Service ( NHS ), several English councils, and the Student Loans Company. Many websites use "plug-ins" like Browsealound - third party apps which perform a specific task and save the trouble of writing code from scratch.
  • Facebook's new Lists feature focuses on more personal posts

    Facebook's new Lists feature focuses on more personal posts

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    Facebook Lists will appear in " What's on your mind? " and popup in status update box a alongside Feeling/Activity, Polls, Photo/Video, Check In, GIF, and other options. Over 2016, Facebook had reportedly lost over 15 percent of users. But when it does, you'll be able to create lists that can be personalized with different colors and emoji and organized via bullet points or numbers.
  • HTC's smartphone head steps down following on from Google acquisition

    HTC's smartphone head steps down following on from Google acquisition

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    HTC's smartphone division has been losing money for ten consecutive quarters, with one of its most recent losses being $103 million in Q3 of previous year. "We thank him for his dedication to the company for the last six years and wish him well in his future endeavors". HTC has already sold off most of its smartphone design and engineering team to Google for $1.1 billion.
  • Elon Musk Called Donald Trump a 'Dumbass'?

    Elon Musk Called Donald Trump a 'Dumbass'?

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    The presence of a second drone ship will give SpaceX much more flexibility in plotting out future Falcon Heavy launches and recoveries, with it then possible to have the side boosters land at sea simultaneously. Eventually, Musk hopes that Falcon Heavy will be able to take humans to Mars , and is aiming to put a person on the red planet as soon as 2024. The fix, he said , was "pretty obvious".
  • NASA's New Horizons captures the farthest images ever taken from Earth

    NASA's New Horizons captures the farthest images ever taken from Earth

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    They're also the closest-ever images of Kuiper Belt objects. Such is the case with its New Horizons spacecraft , which made history by turning its telescopic camera toward a field of stars on December 5 when it snapped a photograph of the "Wishing Well" galactic star cluster 3.79 billion miles away from Earth.
  • How to Avoid Snapchat's New Update Thats Irking Snap Users

    How to Avoid Snapchat's New Update Thats Irking Snap Users

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    You can search online for an app's name, version number, and APK, though you should have a copy of the APK files for every version of an app you've updated . Do not sync your iPhone just yet - but find Apps in the dropdown menu in iTunes. Then, connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes. Go to the Applications tab, select Apps in the sidebar, and find Snapchat in the Apps List.