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NASA Beefs Up Space Communications with New Satellite Launch

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Have you ever wondered how data and communication signals get from spacecraft to NASA mission control on Earth? It’s not as simple as pointing an antenna at NASA and hitting “send.” Earth rotates, so you might not always have direct line of sight to mission control. That’s why NASA started deploying a fleet of Space Network satellites in the 1980s. It’s now into the third generation of these satellites, and a new one has just ...

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SpaceX to launch most powerful computer ever sent to space station

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket make a flawless landing A SpaceX rocket is ready to deliver one of the most high-tech payloads ever to the International Space Station. When the Falcon 9 rocket blasts off on Monday, one of the items on board will be a supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE, Tech30), dubbed the “Spaceborne Computer.” If it works, it could be the most powerful commercial, off-the-shelf computer ever to operate in space. Astronauts aboard the space station already have a bunch of devices you’d find at your local ...

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One Year After Launch, No Man’s Sky Getting Third Major Update

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When No Man’s Sky launched last year it flew into a buzzsaw of criticism. The game’s lead designer and studio head, Sean Murray, lied about what the final game would look like and, in the process, created an enormous amount of user expectation that the game didn’t even come close to fulfilling. Over the last year, Hello Games has worked to repair the damage it did to its own reputation by cranking out updates and ...

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One Year After Launch, No Man’s Sky Getting Third Major Update

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When No Man’s Sky launched last year it flew into a buzzsaw of criticism. The game’s lead designer and studio head, Sean Murray, lied about what the final game would look like and, in the process, created an enormous amount of user expectation that the game didn’t even come close to fulfilling. Over the last year, Hello Games has worked to repair the damage it did to its own reputation by cranking out updates and ...

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One Year After Launch, No Man’s Sky Getting Third Major Update

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When No Man’s Sky launched last year it flew into a buzzsaw of criticism. The game’s lead designer and studio head, Sean Murray, lied about what the final game would look like and, in the process, created an enormous amount of user expectation that the game didn’t even come close to fulfilling. Over the last year, Hello Games has worked to repair the damage it did to its own reputation by cranking out updates and ...

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Disney Dumps Netflix, Will Launch Own Streaming Service in 2019

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Barely a year ago, Disney announced a major deal with Netflix to distribute all of its future movies on the company’s service. Today, that deal is (mostly) dead. During its earnings report today, the House of Mouse announced it will remove its films from Netflix in 2019 and launch its own streaming service later that same year. To launch its new service, Disney paid $ 1.58 billion to acquire another 42-percent stake in BAMTech, a ...

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Intel Announces 18-Core i9 CPU Specs Ahead of AMD Theadripper Launch

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. At Computex 2017, Intel announced that its new Core i9 family would add significantly more cores than the old Core i7 HEDT CPU families had ever offered, while pushing back the window on availability for these high core-count CPUs into the fall. Now we know when these updated chips will hit market, and Intel has pulled the dates in from even the October launches we expected earlier this summer. The 12-core Intel Core i9-7920X will ...

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Samsung Revamps Battery Testing Ahead of Note 8 Launch

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Samsung was riding high on the success of phones like the Galaxy S7 last year when it launched its most ambitious phone yet; the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. The phone was sleek and capable with a built-in stylus and the prettiest display on any phone in the world. However, defective batteries led to numerous fires and forced a full recall. Now, Samsung is gearing up for the Note 8 launch, and it’s seeking to assuage ...

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Samsung Revamps Battery Testing Ahead of Note 8 Launch

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Samsung was riding high on the success of phones like the Galaxy S7 last year when it launched its most ambitious phone yet; the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. The phone was sleek and capable with a built-in stylus and the prettiest display on any phone in the world. However, defective batteries led to numerous fires and forced a full recall. Now, Samsung is gearing up for the Note 8 launch, and it’s seeking to assuage ...

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SpaceX Targets November for First Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX has gotten quite adept at launching its Falcon 9 rocket. In fact, it’s becoming commonplace for it to do something no one else can do — land the first stage of that rocket for reuse. SpaceX is not content to just putter around in low-Earth orbit, though. The next big step for SpaceX is to begin flying the Falcon Heavy, a much more powerful version of the Falcon 9 that’s still intended to be reusable. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that the first Falcon Heavy launch is currently ...

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