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NASA says Australia will help support its Artemis and Moon to Mars efforts

NASA says Australia will help support its Artemis and Moon to Mars efforts

During a ceremony held on Saturday, NASA and the Australian Space Agency announced a new commitment between the two that will result in Australia helping support NASA's efforts to return humans to the Moon. The two space agencies signed a joint statement of intent at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Under the arrangement, Australia will support US efforts in cases of 'mutual interest.'

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TiVo is officially bringing pre-roll video ads to many of its DVRs soon

TiVo is officially bringing pre-roll video ads to many of its DVRs soon

Last week, a report drew attention to a recent post on the TiVo Community forum where a user complained about seeing an advertisement that would play before videos recorded on the customer's DVR. This appeared to be a limited test of pre-roll advertisements by TiVo, which has now confirmed that it plans to roll out these advertisements to all of its consumer DVR customers.

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How Apple has reacted to the trade war

How Apple has reacted to the trade war

Apple may be the pride of America, but there’s no avoiding the ironic fact that a “Assembled in China” stamp sits at the bottom of most Apple products. As much as the Trump Administration would like to eject American corporations from manufacturing in China, U.S. companies have their knees deep in Chinese partnerships. The iPhone has many parts sourced from China. Its screen, processor, glass and cameras all have sources in China.

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YouTube won’t remove existing channel verification badges after outcry

YouTube won’t remove existing channel verification badges after outcry

On Thursday, YouTube updated its support website to include details on a big change to the way the company verifies channels. At the time, YouTube said that merely having 100,000 subscribers would no longer be good enough for getting verified and that some verified channels would be losing their status as a result. Creators weren't happy with the change, to put it mildly, and YouTube is already reversing parts of its change.

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Amazon Prime members now get free loot for popular mobile games

Amazon Prime members now get free loot for popular mobile games

Amazon Prime members are getting free in-game items for mobile games as part of their subscription, the company has announced. The new perks will kick off for popular battle royale game PUBG, specifically the mobile version of the game. Assuming you have a Prime membership, you can download one of the mobile game items now with several more to follow. Other games will be added to the perks list soon.

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TiVo to launch $50 Android TV streaming stick in early 2020

TiVo to launch $50 Android TV streaming stick in early 2020

TiVo, the company that skyrocketed to popularity with its DVR products before slowly fading into obscurity, is preparing to launch a $50 streaming stick that will run Android TV, according to company CEO Dave Shull. The product is expected to hit the market in early 2020 following the arrival of TiVo Plus, a recently disclosed product that will arrive this fall.

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High blood pressure drug recall expands again over cancer risk

High blood pressure drug recall expands again over cancer risk

The FDA has advised consumers that Torrent Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily expanding its blood pressure medication recall over the presence of an impurity that may trigger the development of cancer in some patients. The expansion covers another two lots of Losartan Potassium / Hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP, as well as three lots of Losartan Potassium tablets USP.

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Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro preloaded games and specs revealed

Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro preloaded games and specs revealed

A little over a week after the miniature console was first announced, SNK is back with an update on its Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro, revealing the 20 games that will be preloaded on the device. Though we still don't' know the launch dates or regional pricing for the console, SNK has revealed the model's hardware specs, giving future buyers a better idea of what to expect from the device.

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TiVo is testing pre-roll ads on DVR videos and users aren’t happy

TiVo is testing pre-roll ads on DVR videos and users aren’t happy

TiVo has quietly rolled out a new test that has some of its DVR customers raging. Users recently started noticing the arrival of advertisements that play before a recorded video, one that changes each time the video is loaded. Questions about these unusual ads prompted a forum post on TiVo's website, but the company has remained quiet at this time about what it's doing and whether users should expect to see the ads deployed broadly.

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera packs hidden LCD, hybrid EVF, and retro design

Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera packs hidden LCD, hybrid EVF, and retro design

During its X Summit in Tokyo today, camera company Fujifilm took the wraps off its upcoming X-Pro3, a new rangefinder that will feature a retro design that hides the rear LCD, replacing it with a small screen similar to the ones found on older film cameras. In addition to the unique display design, the camera will be made from highly durable titanium and it'll pack a hybrid viewfinder.

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Minecraft Character Creator arrives in beta for personalized avatars

Minecraft Character Creator arrives in beta for personalized avatars

Mojang has released Minecraft Beta 1.13.0.15 for Android, Xbox One, and Windows 10. As with past beta releases, the latest version brings new features not yet available in the regular versions of the game, the most notable addition being Minecraft Character Creator. With this tool, players can personalize their game avatar by adjusting its body shape, limbs, facial features, skin tones, and much more.

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Boeing MQ-25 unmanned refueler drone completes its first test flight

Boeing MQ-25 unmanned refueler drone completes its first test flight

In August 2018, Boeing was awarded an $805 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the development of an 'unmanned aerial refueler.' The resulting MQ-25 autonomous refueler drone has successfully completed its first test flight, according to Boeing, which plans to produce four of these aircraft for the U.S. Navy. The test included an autonomous takeoff and flight.

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