Lime launches electric scooter reservation feature in three cities

Lime launches electric scooter reservation feature in three cities

Electric scooter rental company Lime has announced a new feature test that enables riders to reserve a scooter before they're ready to take it. The new reservation option is limited to customers in certain locations for now, but will be more widely deployed in the future as a convenience feature for riders concerned about scooter availability. The feature requires riders to have an iPhone.

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Asteroid 16 Psyche: A quick primer as NASA enters Phase C

Asteroid 16 Psyche: A quick primer as NASA enters Phase C

Information on the NASA mission to 16 Psyche just became a whole lot more relevant, as we're less than a month away from a key bit of official review approval. In other words - we're still in the planning phase, but we're right at that point of no return, so to speak. The mission is aiming for an asteroid in our local major asteroid belt, an asteroid by the name 16 Psyche - and it's worth around $10,000 quadrillion USD because of the metal in contains.

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Tesla Autopilot is getting aggression settings

Tesla Autopilot is getting aggression settings

Tesla plans to allow drivers to make Autopilot more aggressive on the road, Elon Musk has revealed, even if doing so also dials up the risk of accidents. Musk confirmed the upcoming setting at the Tesla Autonomy Day, the automaker's first public deep-dive into the work it has been putting into creating self-driving vehicles.

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Suddenly, OnePlus is a top 5 phone brand globally

Suddenly, OnePlus is a top 5 phone brand globally

OnePlus appeared as number five in the top five brands in premium smartphone market share for the year 2018. This is according to Counterpoint Research's market monitor service for the year 2018. This bit of the service tracks smartphone shipments, and specifically smartphones that sell for over $400 USD (or the equivalent in the region tracked). The top 5 brands accounted for "almost 90% of shipments" and this segment constituted approximately one-fourth of total global smartphone shipments worldwide.

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Fire extinguisher made for space works by sucking in flames

Fire extinguisher made for space works by sucking in flames

Increasing human activity in space will result in unique situations and open the door for new related innovations. Fire-related accidents are one example of potential space-related issues and researchers with Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan are here with a solution. The team's new fire extinguisher works in reverse, sucking in flames rather than blowing them out.

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With Galaxy Fold late, Samsung tries to pacify preorders

With Galaxy Fold late, Samsung tries to pacify preorders

Samsung is delaying the Galaxy Fold, offering preorder customers the option to cancel rather than wait for the troubled smartphone, amid questions about just how the foldable handset came so close to release in its current flawed condition. The clamshell Android phone was due to ship to buyers from Friday, May 26. Now, though, Samsung has delayed its new flagship for an unspecified period of time.

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Fortnite is getting another Avengers crossover

Fortnite is getting another Avengers crossover

The next Avengers movie is on the horizon, and it looks like Fortnite wants some of the action once again. Epic has begun teasing an Avengers/Fortnite crossover that's apparently debuting later this week. This isn't the first time Epic has partnered with Marvel to do a crossover event, as the two companies launched one when Avengers: Infinity War premiered last year.

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Popular pesticide leaves honey bees vulnerable to deadly mites

Popular pesticide leaves honey bees vulnerable to deadly mites

A commonly used class of pesticides may be preventing bees from properly grooming themselves, leaving them vulnerable to deadly mites, according to a new study out of the University of Guelph. This milestone research is the first to associate the behavioral change with neonicotinoid pesticides, highlighting yet another concerning issue that may influence future limitations on the product's use.

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The best way to protect your AirPods (and the worst)

The best way to protect your AirPods (and the worst)

This weekend we bore witness to what's simultaneously the best and the worst way to keep your AirPods safe from theft. It requires that you have both a good memory and no 3rd-party cleaners. By that, I mean you're going to need to be completely free of friends and family that'd normally do cleaning missions in your home without your assistance.

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Bowers & Wilkins Formation Suite goes wireless with AirPlay 2

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Suite goes wireless with AirPlay 2

Today, Bowers & Wilkins revealed its new Formation Suite of wireless speakers. We don't often see Bowers & Wilkins go the wireless route, but the company says that with the Formation Suite, the wireless experience should be indistinguishable from using wired speakers. There are five products in all in the new lineup, and each one has quite a hefty price tag.

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Stunning jellyfish galaxy could finally spill its star creation secrets

Stunning jellyfish galaxy could finally spill its star creation secrets

NASA is preparing to study a mesmerizing "jellyfish" galaxy in unprecedented detail, with the James Webb Space Telescope aiming to unlock the secrets of how - and why - it formed. ESO 137-001 doesn't have the most memorable name, but the distant galaxy has been the subject of longstanding investigation as astronomers explore the origins of stars.

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Sony’s $70k Android TV is PS5’s secret weapon

Sony’s $70k Android TV is PS5’s secret weapon

So you've heard about the PlayStation 5 features confirmed by Sony this month - but one big piece of the puzzle remains missing. A video game console like a PlayStation is only half of the equation. You also need a television - or at least a monitor - to make use of the power of the console. For that, Sony's got a WHOLE BUNCH of new pieces of equipment, including one MASSIVE TV - the most beastly television we've ever seen put on sale to the public.

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