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ESA signs contract with ClearSpace to clean up space debris

The ESA has signed a contract with an industrial team led by ClearSpace SA worth 86 million to remove a specific piece of space debris. Under the contract, ClearSpace SA will launch the first active debris removal mission known as ClearSpace-1. That mission will rendezvous with, capture, and push a Vespa payload adapter in the atmosphere where it will burn Continue reading

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Nokia 9.3 PureView might be a no-show this year

HMD Global has flooded the market with affordable Android phones but its track record on higher tiers has been less impressive. To date, only the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 9 PureView can be considered top-tier, at least based on the premium Snapdragon chips they‘re carrying. The latter‘s successor would have not been on par, at least based on the Continue reading

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Samsung NEON artificial humans could be on Galaxy phones soon

AI and machine learning have become the buzzwords of today‘s tech world and news but, save for a few exceptions, people envision them as disembodied voices like Siri or even impersonal bits and bytes that silent work miracle behind computer screens. At CES 2020 earlier this year, Samsung and its subsidiary Star Labs showed off AI that was both relatable Continue reading

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YouTube for Android TV can stream in 8K for only a few

It seems like only yesterday when the market finally caught up with 2K and now TV makers and content publishers are already pushing 8K everywhere they can. It‘s definitely going to take a lot of time before that even becomes as prevalent as 4K, especially considering the limitations when it comes to the availability of hardware and content. One such Continue reading

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Samsung tri-fold phone, rollable tablet teased in official images

Samsung still needs to check off a few things from its list before its foldable phone could be truly considered complete but that isn‘t stopping it from cooking up other things. Of course, with a company as big as Samsung, it is often working on other things in the background, things that may never see the light of day. Often, Continue reading

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Apple Watch becomes an iPhone viewfinder with this odd mount

One of the earliest promises of smartwatches was that they‘d let you control your smartphone from your wrist. As the years passed, however, that functionality has taken a backseat as smartwatches become more fitness and health-centric. In fact, aside from media playback and calls, there are very few apps that take advantage of the ways a smartwatch can actually control Continue reading

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2021 iPad Pro could have custom Apple mmWave 5G module

Although it‘s difficult to top the waves that Apple made with its M1 Silicon this year, its early 2021 device lineup won‘t be slouches either. There will be new iPad Pros that will use a new display technology but that might not be its only claim to fame. According to the latest tip, these high-end iPads won‘t just have 5G Continue reading

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Xbox Series X performance just a matter of optimization says Microsoft

Microsoft and Sony have been firing shots at each other before their new consoles launched, and now that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are out, the competition has just gotten even hotter. This time, however, it will be gamers and critics who will be the judges and some are already calling Microsoft out for falling very short of Continue reading

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Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop 4 leaks hint at modest upgrades

With all that‘s happening in the Mac market the past weeks, it‘s almost too easy to forget other manufacturers have their own new wares to show. Intel is, of course, making sure no one forgets by making a lot of noise about its 11th-gen processors and new Intel Iris Xe graphics. One company that has been unusually silent, however, is Continue reading

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OnePlus Nord DxOMark performance is what you‘d expect

The OnePlus Nord marks the company‘s return to an underserved mid-tier smartphone market. By using a different name, OnePlus is ensuring that it won‘t be confused for its higher-end models and that consumers will be able to set their expectations right. Those expectations shouldn‘t be high, to begin with, but it would also be a disservice to write it off Continue reading

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Skullcandy Jib True Review: An ultra-cheap AirPods alternative

True wireless earbuds are the latest evolution in personal audio technology, and though some diehard wired earbuds fans aren‘t ready to move on yet, the gradual elimination of the audio jack from smartphones makes the eventual transition to Bluetooth inevitable. The AirPods are still the best-known true wireless earbuds available, but the market has seen a number of notable competitors Continue reading

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Why PlayStation 5‘s DualSense is the best controller ever made

I spend a not-insignificant amount of time thinking about game controllers. At this point, I might as well be a game controller collector. Not only do I have multiple controllers for each console I own (obviously), but I‘ve also got a number of them that I‘ve purchased for playing PC games throughout the years. If you count all of the Continue reading

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Study details how certain daily activities can be used to boost energy

If you find yourself feeling sluggish during the day, there may be certain daily habits you can modify to get a boost in energy and alertness, according to a new study. Though deliberate exercise has been linked with positive effects on mental health and energy levels, this new study is different: it focuses on daily activities and how they can Continue reading

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Okay Disney, I signed up for your streaming so now bring back Daredevil

I don‘t think it‘s controversial to say that Netflix is a little trigger happy when it comes to cancelling its original shows. We‘ve lost a lot of greats throughout the years, but one that certainly stung for me was Daredevil, which is a show that I would definitely place among the greatest superhero TV shows of all time. It was Continue reading

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OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition unboxing a packaging design masterpiece

This week I unboxed the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 edition, and I was shocked. The phone, the bits I‘d seen in the preview several weeks ago, those weren‘t shocking. They did not disappoint! But it was the detail in every element I wasn‘t able to see in the preview that surprised me. I was surprised to see such quality and Continue reading

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2020 Mazda6 Review Poised and Practical

My first surprise when the 2020 Mazda6 arrived was the color. Mazda sure does love its Soul Red - and with good reason - but the Signature-spec sedan was a far more sober Machine Gray metallic. The second surprise was the price. At 36,620 - including 300 for that handsome, if subtle, paint job; 100 for trunk mats; and 920 Continue reading

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3Doodler Pro+ Review An upgrade, not for all

The 3Doodler Pro+ is a 3D printing pen. It‘s very similar to the first several 3Doodler devices, all of which are still very capable tools. The 3Doodler Pro+ tweaks the abilities of the otherwise most advanced 3Doodler 3D printing pen, refining the experience with new materials, new pen tips, and a more sleek industrial design. Your first 3Doodler, PRO or Continue reading

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Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator Review It‘s all about the keyboard

The next time someone tells you all new smartphones look the same, show them Planet Computers‘ Cosmo Communicator. Promising the typing convenience of a physical keyboard, the flexibility of dual-booting Android and Linux, and the pure geek-appeal of anything that looks like a laptop but still fits in a (large) pocket, it‘s a clamshell unlike pretty much anything else on Continue reading

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Aston Martin Racing Vantage Legacy Collection is a car collector‘s dream come true

Aston Martin Racing is celebrating the brand‘s most successful Vantage racing cars with the Legacy Collection. It consists of race cars based on the 2005 Vantage and includes the V8 Vantage GTE, V12 Vantage GT3, and Vantage GT4. ‘For a collector, this trio of Aston Martin Racing Vantages represents the ultimate tribute to a halcyon period for the brand in Continue reading

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Earth was very much like Venus 4.5 billion years ago according to researchers

The team of scientists led by ETH researcher Paolo Sossi have completed an investigation that has implications for the possible origins of life on Earth. According to the researchers, insights into the atmosphere of the earth 4.5 billion years ago show that our planet would be hard to recognize compared to what we know today. In the very distant past, Continue reading

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Researchers bioprint mini human kidneys in the lab

Researchers at the Murdoch Children‘s Research Institute have succeeded in using cutting-edge technology to bioprint miniature human kidneys in the lab. The researchers believe their study paves the way for new kidney failure treatments and potentially for lab-grown transplant organs. In the study, the team used the 3D bioprinted human-made kidneys for screening drug toxicity from a class of drugs Continue reading

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Limited-edition Neon Nights Rolls-Royce Dawn, Wraith, and Cullinan debut

Rolls-Royce has announced a new limited-edition collection of vehicles called Neon Nights. The collection wears very vibrant colors that were inspired by exotic plants and animals. The trio of cars also have the special colors were applied to Technical Fiber fascias. All Neon Nights cars are based on the Rolls-Royce Black Badge editions and include the Dawn, Wraith, and Cullinan. Continue reading

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The ISS is getting a new airlock with a larger door

For the last 20 years, the airlocks aboard the ISS have worked without issue. However, additional researchers and companies want to expand the scope and size of projects sent to the ISS for experiments, meaning a larger door is needed. A company called Nanoracks LLC, headquartered in Webster, Texas, received support from NASA to build a different kind of entryway Continue reading

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Ferrari 488 GT Modificata: Raising the Checkered Flag

The Ferrari 488 Pista is a unique racing-inspired supercar for the street, but the 488 GT Modificata is a different animal. This limited-edition, track-ready race car slots neatly between the hardcore 488 GT3 and 488 GTE. And as such, the 488 GT Modificata is, according to Ferrari, transcending the limits imposed by the FIA Balance of Performance (BoP) regulations, allowing Continue reading

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