Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity supersonic plane makes historic space flight

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity supersonic plane makes historic space flight

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity supersonic plane successfully breached the edge of space during a flight today, the company has announced. According to Virgin Galactic, this is the first time a crewed vehicle made for passenger service has managed to reach space, a milestone for the company. The achievement has been recognized by the FAA, which plans to award the flight's pilots in a ceremony next year.

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Google Assistant now offers Australian and British accents in the US

Google Assistant now offers Australian and British accents in the US

As of today, Google Assistant in the United States now has support for Australian and English accents. The accent options are rolling out to users who can choose to activate them using the assistant's mobile app. Users who turn on one of these accents will enjoy it synced across all of their Google Assistant devices.

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Postmates Serve autonomous on-demand delivery rover is made for cities

Postmates Serve autonomous on-demand delivery rover is made for cities

Postmates has taken the wraps off Serve, an autonomous delivery rover said to be the first of its kind. The robot was developed with Postmates' vast delivery data as the foundation, the end result being a self-driving vehicle with "socially aware navigation," the ability to carry payloads weighing up to 50lbs, and hardware for interacting with the machine.

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Sega Classics compilation heads to Amazon Fire TV today

Sega Classics compilation heads to Amazon Fire TV today

Sega's classic games seem to be invading a variety of platforms this month. Not only did Sega Genesis Classics launch on the Nintendo Switch last week, but today, an separate compilation called simply Sega Classics is landing on Amazon Fire TV. While we can't imagine that Amazon's Fire TV devices are the ideal way to play these games, it's at least an option for those who don't have other gaming hardware.

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Blu Vivo Go budget phone launches with Android 9 Pie (Go edition)

Blu Vivo Go budget phone launches with Android 9 Pie (Go edition)

Budget phone company Blu has released the Blu Vivo Go, its first Android 9 Pie smartphone. The model features a 6-inch display paired with a very slim bezel, offering a sleek, premium appearance despite its budget-tier pricing. This Android Go edition handset if offered unlocked through Amazon for T-Mobile and AT&T with dual-SIM support.

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Vitamin Water offers up $100k to ditch your smartphone for a year

Vitamin Water offers up $100k to ditch your smartphone for a year

Do you think you could go without using a smartphone for a year? If you think you can, Vitamin Water wants to put your claim to the test. The company today announced a new promotion that will award one person $100,000, provided they can go without using a smartphone or a tablet for 365 days.

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Netflix instant scene replay feature appears as test for some users

Netflix instant scene replay feature appears as test for some users

Netflix is testing a new feature that enables users to instantly replay a scene. The new ability -- which isn't a permanent option at this point -- is only available on Netflix's original content and for certain pre-determined scenes. The feature is offered on both TV and mobile platforms for users who have access to it.

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Galaxy S10 release dates just leaked

Galaxy S10 release dates just leaked

Today it would seem that the Samsung Galaxy S10 had a bit of a change done to earlier tipped release dates. The event, it would seem, isn't going to match up with previously teased reveal dates - not quite. The same is true of the first wave of phones. While we've been pretty sure of three versions of the Galaxy S10 were coming at some point in the first half of 2019, it's now become clear that two will look different from the third.

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InSight rover spied on Mars by MRO spacecraft’s HiRISE camera

InSight rover spied on Mars by MRO spacecraft’s HiRISE camera

NASA's InSight rover touched down on Mars late last month at a landing site that the space agency's researchers narrowed down to a 81-mile-long ellipses. Thanks to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera, NASA has been able to visually confirm its lander's exact position, as well as its parachute and heat shield. Three images of the objects have been shared with the public.

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Epic Fortnite cross-play tools free next year

Epic Fortnite cross-play tools free next year

Now that Fortnite has dominated the world, Epic has started branching out to other endeavors. Recently, the company changed its revenue split rules for Unreal Marketplace sellers and just last week launched its own game store to take the fight to Steam. Now, the company has announced that it will soon be making the tools it used to take Fortnite cross-platform free for other developers to use.

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True Phone Security means living without apps, GPS, or internet

True Phone Security means living without apps, GPS, or internet

To attain the most fully-inclusive all-out secure experience on a smartphone, one must dispense with apps. Over the past several years, it's become clear that surviving as an app developer, social networking brand, etcetera, one must monetize the user, rather than the content one provides to the user. As such, if you're the sort of person that doesn't like being tracked, it's time to take some precautions.

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Google Maps adds Lime scooters to transportation options

Google Maps adds Lime scooters to transportation options

Google Maps already supports quite a few transit options, but today it's getting one more. Google has announced that it's partnering with Lime to show the locations of the latter company's scooters and bikes within Google Maps. The roll out is starting small, but should be expanding to more areas soon.

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