SpaceX Starship MK1 just exploded [UPDATE: Statement]

SpaceX Starship MK1 just exploded [UPDATE: Statement]

Today at approximately 3:27 PM CST, an "anomaly" occurred with the SpaceX Starship MK1*, causing massive failure. This happened after a full pressure test on the evening of November 18, during another test this afternoon at SpaceX facilities near Boca Chica, South Texas. Thanks to the efforts of several intrepid live video documentarians, we can see the rapid depressurization and explosion frame-by-frame. NOTE: To be EXTRA CLEAR - this was a prototype unit undergoing pressure testing. Testing is done to avoid situations like these during actual live launches.

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Galaxy Note 9 update has hidden 120Hz display option

Galaxy Note 9 update has hidden 120Hz display option

The next big update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a hidden setting that apparently switches between 60Hz and 120Hz refresh rate. This feature appears in the Beta release of Samsung's OneUI 2.0 update built on Android 10. Unfortunate for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users, there's no possible way to enable 120Hz image refresh rate on a display that does not physically support such an option. But this feature wasn't made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - which is why it was hidden in the first place.*

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Sling TV arrives on Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays

Sling TV arrives on Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays

Live streaming television service Sling TV has arrived on Google's Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays, the company has announced. The arrival brings a number of new capabilities for subscribers, the most obvious being that the Sling TV service can be directly watched on one of the displays. The feature is available for all Sling TV customers.

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Borderlands 3 first story DLC revealed: Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot

Borderlands 3 first story DLC revealed: Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot

We've known from the very beginning that Borderlands 3 was going to get story-based DLC, and today Gearbox revealed the first one. It's called Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, and as the title suggests, you'll be recruited by Moxxi to get even with Handsome Jack. You'll do that by raiding one of his space station casinos that has fallen derelict since his demise in Borderlands 2.

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Americans aren’t eating enough beans, putting heart health at risk

Americans aren’t eating enough beans, putting heart health at risk

Eating more legumes like beans may improve your heart health, according to a new study, lowering the risk for chronic conditions that may result from issues like high blood pressure. A new study published in Advances in Nutrition notes that, on average, Americans aren't eating the recommended quantity of legumes weekly, meaning a simple dietary change may help protect the health of many people.

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MINI John Cooper Works GP is a two-seater hot hatch that shouts its 306 HP

MINI John Cooper Works GP is a two-seater hot hatch that shouts its 306 HP

Small, but perfectly formed. MINI isn't short on punchy versions in its history books, but even then the new 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP stands out of the crowd. Offering the most powerful engine in a MINI to-date, the 306 horsepower two-door doesn't hide its unique nature.

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Netflix announces Vikings sequel with new Valhalla original TV show

Netflix announces Vikings sequel with new Valhalla original TV show

Earlier this year, History confirmed that it had canceled its Vikings TV show, the network's first scripted drama that premiered in 2013. Though the show isn't coming back, fans will get more action in the relatively near future in the form of a sequel from Netflix. The streaming company announced its latest original today: Vikings: Valhalla.

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The Lexus LC 500 Convertible is more stunning than we dared hope

The Lexus LC 500 Convertible is more stunning than we dared hope

The Lexus LC was arguably born to be a drop-top, and the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible delivers on that at the LA Auto Show 2019 this week. Slicing the roof of the concept-esque two door wasn't exactly an easy proposition, however.

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Lifelike AirPods sticker prank strikes a chord in SF

Lifelike AirPods sticker prank strikes a chord in SF

Apple AirPod users found themselves on the wrong side of the prank this week as art director Pablo Rochat struck! According to Rochat, he simply "made life-size AirPod stickers and stuck them on the ground, all over the city." He made his project known on November 17, 2019, and already 5-figure amounts of likes and retweets and shares have pushed him into the realm of viral prank hit.

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2020 Kia Niro Hybrid and 2021 Kia Seltos Debut in LA

2020 Kia Niro Hybrid and 2021 Kia Seltos Debut in LA

Kia has unveiled a pair of vehicles in LA that includes the 2020 Niro Hybrid and the 2021 Kia Seltos. The Niro Hybrid has received enhancements for its mid-cycle refresh that give it new projector-type headlamps and fog lamps. The grille has a diamond pattern and dual chevron-shaped LED running lights.

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Kia Seltos X-Line Concepts roll into LA Auto Show

Kia Seltos X-Line Concepts roll into LA Auto Show

Kia has a pair of new concept vehicles that it has debuted at the LA Auto Show that include the Seltos X-Line concepts. One of the concept cars is the Seltos X-Line Trail Attack concept, and the other is the Seltos X-Line Urban concept. Both were designed at Kia Design Center America and built by Zero to 60 Designs of Corona, CA.

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Apple iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case has a dedicated camera button

Apple iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case has a dedicated camera button

As expected, Apple has launched a Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 11 family. From an aesthetic standpoint, this case is mostly what we'd expect, as it still features that distinctive bump on the back. The stated goal of extending your phone's battery is also the same, but this case in particular has a nifty feature that might help it stand out from all the other battery cases vying for your dollar.

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