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SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest

Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer Updated 7:55 pm CDT, Monday, June 1, 2020 In this image taken from NASA video on Monday, June 1, 2020, NASA astronauts Robert L. Behnken, left, and Chris Cassidy right, listen as commander Douglas Hurley speaks about retrieving the American flag left behind at the International Space Station nearly a decade…

Rick and Morty Season four Ending Defined

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Rick and Morty: Season 4 finale!Rick and Morty just ended its fourth season with one of its biggest and most significant finales yet. The Smith family laughed a little, learned a little and managed to bring down an intergalactic empire for the second time. And as the dust…

Mice on Acid

In the bowels of an animal research facility at Oxford University, mice are stirring in cages. Half of them have been given an injection of saline solution and behave like the docile house pet of your local fifth-grader. The other half have been given DOI, a drug chemically similar to LSD, and are, as the…

Evolution Is the Biggest Present on Earth

Science can be a peculiar source of joy—the joy, largely unique to human beings, of understanding the universe in which we live. For some, the joys of science are readily accessible; they get hooked on it as children, then get to enjoy a regular fix of science for the rest of their lives. For others,…

The New Intimacy, Dropped at You by Covid-19

More than a century ago, the British writer E. M. Forster published a parable about the solitary endgame of technological progress. In his story, “The Machine Stops,” the humans of the far future live underground in isolated cells, with all of life mediated through an omnipotent computer—the Machine. In this hive-like complex, Forster writes, “people…

Dallas Police requested public for movies of protesters—it didn’t go nicely

Police seek videos through phone app — Police app stops working hours after PD requested videos of “illegal activity.” Jon Brodkin - Jun 1, 2020 5:03 pm UTC Enlarge / Screenshots of the iWatch Dallas iPhone app from the Apple App Store.With protests against police brutality and racism happening in many major US cities, the…

We Must Discuss In regards to the Vilification of Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is being dragged through the mud lately after comparing herself to black artists. She spent Saturday protesting, trying to raise awareness for Black Lives Matter. Some artists are calling her out for “endangering” others. When it comes to a bad run, Lana Del Rey is having a real turd sandwich of a…

What Netflix’s ‘Area Power’ will get proper (and flawed) about the actual Area Power

Space Force has landed on Netflix. So, what's up with the real thing?  In response to Donald Trump's 2018 announcement  of the United States' newest military branch, Parks and Recreation creator Greg Daniels teamed up with The Office star Steve Carell to bring an intergalactic workplace comedy to Netflix.  Carell stars as General Mark Naird,…

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Razer’s Viper 8K escalates the war for ultimate gaming mouse responsiveness

Razer's ambidextrous Viper 8K gaming mouse boast an 8,000Hz polling rate that's eight times faster than the industry standard. Razer Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors In the battle for the fastest gaming mouse, Razer just fired the first shot in a new front.…

Looks like a 200 dollar Poco

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is expected to have an SD 888 processor and 120 Hz AMOLED panel. (Image source: Weibo/WHYLAB)An alleged live photo of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro has been shared on Chinese social media and has been met with something of a lukewarm response so far. The Snapdragon 888 phone has been…

Google apps will stop using tracking ID that would require upcoming iOS 14 permission prompt

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google announced today that its first-party iOS apps will stop using certain tracking methods to avoid having to show the upcoming permission prompt. Meanwhile, the company also provided guidance to developers and advertisers ahead of Apple’s App…

Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content

Facebook has been under pressure to combat more hate speech. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook, Reddit, Discord and Steam received low grades from the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday for the handling of Holocaust denial content on their platforms. The ADL issued the report to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ADL, an advocacy group focused on…