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SpaceX successfully flies its Starship prototype to a height of around 500 feet
by Darrell Etherington on August 5, 2020 at 12:01 am
SpaceX has been developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft, at its site in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has built a number of different Starship prototypes to date, include one prior version called the Starhopper that was essentially just the bottom portion of the rocket. Today, the company flew its first full-scale prototype (minus the domed
Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison, as new $4B lawsuit against Uber is filed
by Kirsten Korosec on August 4, 2020 at 10:57 pm
Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been sentenced to 18 months on one count of stealing trade secrets. Judge Alsup said that home confinement would “[give] a green light to every future brilliant engineer to steal trade secrets. Prison
‘Mulan’ is coming to Disney+ on September 4, for an additional price of $29.99
by Anthony Ha on August 4, 2020 at 9:10 pm
Those wondering whether The Walt Disney Company would eventually give up on a traditional theatrical release for “Mulan” now have their answer. While the coronavirus pandemic prompted Disney to accelerate the streaming release of some movies like Pixar’s “Onward,” and to send certain lower-profile movies like “Artemis Fowl” straight to Disney+, until now the company has
Disney+ grows to more than 60.5M subscribers
by Anthony Ha on August 4, 2020 at 8:45 pm
Disney+ had more than 60.5 million paying subscribers as of yesterday, according to The Walt Disney Company’s CEO Bob Chapek. Chapek shared the number during a call to discuss the company’s latest earnings report, which covered the company’s most recent quarter ending on June 27. He was essentially offering an update on the 57.5 million
Software stocks set new records despite earnings, pandemic
by Alex Wilhelm on August 4, 2020 at 6:58 pm
You might have missed it, but amidst the current political-M&A-pandemic-election-disinformation news cycle we find ourselves in this week, SaaS and cloud companies reached new public market records. Yesterday, the Bessemer-Nasdaq cloud index closed at 2,035.54, a new record finish for the basket of software companies. And, today, the index broached the 2,040 mark before ceding
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The best Wi-Fi range extender for just about everybody - CNET
by Ry Crist on August 5, 2020 at 12:15 am
Does it matter which one you use? Turns out, yes it does.
The best smart home products to buy this summer - CNET
by Megan Wollerton on August 4, 2020 at 11:46 pm
Find the latest smart home products for your backyard.
Google's Nest smart speakers add better broadcasting and back-to-school fun - CNET
by Molly Price on August 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Google is rolling out updates for Nest smart displays and speakers for the new school year.
Save 15% on Carbon Monoxide detector - CNET
on August 4, 2020 at 2:09 pm
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Big budget sci-fi game Starfinder launches on Alexa - CNET
by David Priest on August 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The first three episodes of Starfinder's first "season" release today, featuring voice work from Laura Bailey and Nathan Fillion.