Virgin Galactic delays the launch of its commercial space tourism service
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Virgin Galactic delays the launch of its commercial space tourism service

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin have emerged as the two leaders in the race to launch a commercial service for sub-orbital space tourism flights. But while Blue Origin edges toward the launch of its own service following two successful crewed flights in three months, Virgin Galactic has revealed it is delaying its own commercial launch Read more

Banksy artwork auction puts the humble shredder in the spotlight
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Banksy artwork auction puts the humble shredder in the spotlight

When it comes to tech devices, the paper shredder has always lived in the shadows. Usually found shoved in the corner of workplaces and home offices, shredders can only ever watch with envy as tech critics drool over the latest top-end smartphone release or excitedly caress the newest smartwatch or gaming console. The shredder is Read more

Check out this mega-drone designed for hefty payloads
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Check out this mega-drone designed for hefty payloads

Most delivery drones undergoing testing today are small and light enough to pick up with one hand, with payloads usually comprising a snack or some meds. Volocopter, however, has built a much larger drone-like machine for much heavier payloads. In the VoloDrone’s first-ever public flight this week, the German company demonstrated the vehicle’s airworthiness and Read more

Walk the Great Wall of China in Google’s latest virtual tour
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Walk the Great Wall of China in Google’s latest virtual tour

If your pandemic-related precautions still prevent you from traveling but you’d like to take a trip somewhere far away, then how about diving into the latest virtual tour from Google Arts & Culture? The Street View-style experience features a 360-degree virtual tour of one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall, which in its Read more

Blue Origin releases first footage showing Shatner in space
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Blue Origin releases first footage showing Shatner in space

Star Trek legend William Shatner boldly went to space on Wednesday, becoming the oldest man to perform such a feat. The 10-minute ride began at the Texas launch site of spaceflight company Blue Origin on Wednesday, with 90-year-old Shatner and three crewmates blasting skyward aboard a New Shepard rocket. Minutes later, the capsule crossed the Read more

Waze and Headspace Want to Make Your Drives Less Stressful
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Waze and Headspace Want to Make Your Drives Less Stressful

There’s no getting away from it. Driving can, at times, be so darn stressful. Whether you’re trying to negotiate a complicated road layout or simply wasting your precious time sitting in traffic, there may be moments when you feel your temperature rising as you try desperately to get from A to B. Aware how some Read more

iPhone owners should update to iOS 15.0.2 right now
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iPhone owners should update to iOS 15.0.2 right now

Apple is advising iPhone owners to download its latest update to iOS and iPadOS 15 as it includes an important security patch as well as a number of bug fixes. Made available on Monday, October 11, iOS and iPadOS 15.0.2 addresses an issue that could allow nefarious apps “to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” Read more

Watch Nissan’s awesome new ‘Intelligent Factory’ in action
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Watch Nissan’s awesome new ‘Intelligent Factory’ in action

Nissan has launched its most advanced production line to date as it works toward creating an emissions-free manufacturing process for its next-generation vehicles. Using the very latest robotic technology, the Nissan Intelligent Factory started operating this week in Tochigi, Japan, about 50 miles north of Tokyo. The automaker shared a video (below) showing off the Read more

Instagram is testing a notification system for ‘confusing’ outages
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Instagram is testing a notification system for ‘confusing’ outages

A week after one of the worst outages in its history, Instagram has revealed it’s testing a notification system to let people know when technical issues are impacting the service. You might believe that you won’t need to be informed when Instagram goes down, as you’ll already be mopping beads of sweat from your brow Read more

Take a ride on the space station from Texas to Maine
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Take a ride on the space station from Texas to Maine

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough has posted a cool video captured from the International Space Station (ISS), where he’s been living and working since April. The 24-second sequence shows the U.S and its major cities lit up at night as the station travels from Texas in the south to Maine in the northeast at an altitude Read more