High-speed lunar dust could cloud the future of human missions to the Moon

Landing people on the Moon is messy — a lesson that the Apollo astronauts learned the hard way. Using a rocket engine to lower a large spacecraft down to the lunar surface kicks up a whole lot of fast-moving dust that can travel far and wide, capable of hitting and even damaging spacecraft on and around the Moon. It’s an issue that some engineers More...

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Nintendo announces updated Switch with better battery life

Nintendo is unveiling an updated version of its Switch console today, with promises of improved battery life. The new model will include approximately two extra hours of battery life, bringing the estimates More...

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Fortnite’s island now has a giant robot

We’re nearing the end of season 9 of Fortnite, which can only mean one thing: another massive live event is on the horizon. And the teases have already started. Over the past week or so, in the lead-up to More...

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EU opens Amazon antitrust investigation

The EU’s Competition Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon to investigate whether the company is using sales data to gain an unfair advantage over smaller sellers on the Marketplace More...

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Redmi India has turned its affordably priced phone into gold

Redmi India has announced a special edition of its upcoming K20 Pro that’s literally made out of gold. The Xiaomi sub-brand plans to produce just 20 of the handsets, and will sell them in India for ₹4,80,000 More...

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Byar Volta is a shaft-driven e-bike that might never need charging

Think “bicycle” and most people imagine a handlebar, wheels, and pedals attached to a diamond frame. A chain converts the power generated by leg muscles into mechanical energy to drive the contraption forward. More...

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Why does Apple hate falafel?

To celebrate World Emoji Day (which, yes, is apparently a thing now), Apple and Google have released a preview of the new emoji which will be arriving on their mobile operating systems later this year. The actual More...

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Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’

Elon Musk’s Neuralink, the secretive company developing brain-machine interfaces, showed off some of the technology it has been developing to the public for the first time. The goal is to eventually begin More...

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Google bans another Chinese app developer for bad ad practices

Google is banning a Chinese developer from the Play store for violating its advertising policies. CooTek, which is listed on the NYSE and is probably best known in the West for its TouchPal keyboard replacement, More...

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The flamethrower drone will soon be a thing you can buy

In 2015, a Connecticut teenager raised the question of whether our robots have the right to bear arms when he jury-rigged a working flamethrower — and separately, a semiautomatic pistol — to his drone. But More...

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