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8 minutes | 2 days ago
Blue Origin sets July 20 as date to send civilians to space aboard New Shepard
In today's top tech stories, Blue Origin will send first customer to space in just a few months. In other space news, SpaceX Starship SN15 rocket successfully lands after other prototypes explode. And finally, US Product Safety Commission, Peloton recall Tread Plus, Tread fitness treadmills after more than 70 incidents of injuries to children and pets.
10 minutes | 3 days ago
Facebook oversight board upholds Trump suspension, for now
In today's top tech stories, for the moment, former President Donald Trump won't regain access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts. Speaking of Facebook, the social media platform is testing a new tool called Neighborhoods to help communities connect. And finally, Apple's fight with Epic Games could have lasting consequences.
10 minutes | 4 days ago
Herd immunity against Covid-19 unlikely to happen in US, experts say
In today's top tech stories, public health experts argue persistent vaccine hesitancy and the spread of COVID-19 variants are among the factors preventing herd immunity in the US. In other news, ad blocking popularity the US surges as nearly 40% of adults block online ads on mobile devices. And finally, false information about Biden's new climate plan continues to circulate.
7 minutes | 5 days ago
Facebook's oversight board could return Trump's megaphone
In today's top tech stories, Facebook oversight board will decide Wednesday to lift or continue Trump's ban from the social media platform following his incitement of the Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill. In other news, cryptocurrency Ethereum surges past $3,000 for the first time. And finally, Apple and Fortnite maker Epic trade blows as antitrust court battle begins.
5 minutes | 6 days ago
SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying ISS astronauts makes first nighttime US landing since 1968
In today's top tech stories, SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts return to Earth in rare nighttime splashdown. In other news, the PS5 is still selling better than the PS4, despite shortages. And finally, a Florida bill would prohibit social sites from "deplatforming" politicians.
6 minutes | 9 days ago
Bezos, Musk feud over NASA's plan to go with SpaceX for Artemis moon mission
In today's tech stories, Blue Origin officially protests the selection of SpaceX for NASA's Artemis moon mission. Speaking of SpaceX, Musk's rocket company aims to launch SN15 Mars rocket prototype this week. And finally, Amazon Prime Day 2021 will take place in June.
8 minutes | 10 days ago
How to block apps from tracking you on iOS 14.5
In today's top tech stories, iOS 14.5 lets you stop iPhone apps from tracking you, and it takes less than a minute. In other news, NASA astronaut Michael Collins, who flew Apollo 11 command module, dies at 90. And finally, the famous Hubble telescope marked its space birthday with stunning images of AG Carinae, one of the brightest stars in our galaxy.
8 minutes | 11 days ago
iOS 14.5 launches, bringing major privacy changes
In today's top tech stories, Apple's iOS 14.5 is now available for iPhone and iPad users, challenging Facebook and Google's tracking abilities. In other news, Beyond Burger 3.0 is here, and apparently 'meatier and juicier' than ever. And finally, CDC says vaccinated Americans don't need to wear a mask outdoors in small groups.
7 minutes | 12 days ago
Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live on May 8
In today's top tech news, Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live on May 8, with Miley Cyrus as the show's musical guest. Speaking of SpaceX, Musk's rocket company is preparing for an upgraded Starship rocket launch this week. And finally, there's been no movement yet on Biden's plans for student loan forgiveness, but a growing call urging the president to forgive $50,000 of debt per student.
7 minutes | 13 days ago
SpaceX, NASA Crew-2 astronauts reach space station
In today's top tech stories, Astronauts aboard SpaceX rocket successfully reach International Space Station. In other news, PlayStation Plus Video Pass, a video streaming service with Sony Pictures content, is being tested. And finally, After brief pause, US to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout.
8 minutes | 16 days ago
NASA Perseverance rover pulls breathable oxygen from air on Mars
In today's top tech stories, using a tool called Moxie, the Perseverance rover pulled breathable oxygen from air on Mars, which is about 96% carbon dioxide. In more space news, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter makes a successful second flight on Mars. And finally, Biden's next stimulus plans are already in development, here's what we know so far.
13 minutes | 17 days ago
Facebook vs. Apple: Everything you need to know about their privacy feud
In today's top stories, an update to Apple's iOS 14 comes with a privacy change, giving iPhone users control over data tracking apps and Facebook's not happy about it. In other news, lawmakers urge FTC to probe Google for pushing apps that allegedly violate child privacy law. And finally, your state could be holding on to unclaimed assets that belong to you, here's how to check.
9 minutes | 18 days ago
Everything announced at Spring Loaded, Apple's first virtual event of 2021
In today's top tech stories, Apple announced a series of new products, including a new Apple 4k TV, iMacs in a rainbow of colors, and so much more. But the big news: Apple finally debuts AirTags, the tech giant's much anticipated tracking tiles. And finally, the US warns against travel to 80% of all countries due to COVID-19.
6 minutes | 19 days ago
NASA picks SpaceX and Starship to send Artemis astronauts to the moon
In today's top tech stories, Elon Musk's SpaceX will send Artemis astronauts to the moon, beating out Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin for the massive NASA contract. In other Elon Musk news, a Tesla Model S crash with nobody behind the wheel leaves 2 dead. And finally, cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ether, take a hit on the stock market.
6 minutes | 20 days ago
NASA Mars helicopter Ingenuity first flight: When will it fly, how to watch
In today's top tech news, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter will attempt its first historic flight on Mars following a slight delay. In other news, Amazon Prime now has over 200 million subscribe. And finally, California's Franchise Tax Board is sending out the first round of $600 this week to state residents who qualify.
6 minutes | 23 days ago
Facebook Oversight Board will let you appeal to remove content
In today's top tech news, largest social network will let users appeal to remove content from Facebook or Instagram. In other news, Researchers identify systems that could have Tatooine-like planets with twin suns. And finally, Spotify launches $80 Car Thing device for drivers. For now, it's free.
9 minutes | 24 days ago
Apple, Amazon and Google slam 'discriminatory' voting restriction laws
In today's top tech news, hundreds of CEOs and companies signed a statement opposing "discriminatory legislation" making it harder for Americans to vote. In other news, Fukushima nuclear plant's wastewater will be released into the ocean, Japan says. And finally, Nvidia announces new AI chip Grace at GTC 2021.
9 minutes | 25 days ago
US officials pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout due to clotting problems
In today's top tech news, The FDA and CDC are investigating the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine after six people developed rare blood clots within two weeks of vaccination. In other news, Apple's online-only iPad launch event will take place April 20. And finally, Blue Origin to test New Shephard rocket using "stand-in astronauts."
8 minutes | a month ago
NASA delays Ingenuity helicopter's historic first flight on Mars
In today's top tech stories, a safety alert delays historic first flight of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. The space agency says says the flight will take place "no earlier than April 14." In other news, Uber lets customers pitch in for rides to help people get to COVID-19 vaccination sites. And finally, Justice Clarence Thomas issues opinion on Section 230 and how tech companies should be regulated like "common carriers."
8 minutes | a month ago
Amazon workers in Alabama decisively vote not to unionize
In today's top tech news, Amazon union drive failed, but criticism of its working conditions isn't over. In other news, Apple is pushing back MacBook and iPad production due to a supply shortage, report says. And finally, speaking of shortages, the White House will reportedly meet with tech leaders in virtual summit to discuss the global semiconductor shortage.
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