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Elon Musk shows off a new tooling for the BFR spaceship
Elon Musk has been talking about SpaceX's large BFR rocket for a few years, but so far we've seen precious little hardware. In 2016, Musk showed off a large, composite fuel tank that will contain pressurized liquid oxygen. The company has also shared limited video of the rocket's Raptor engines. Now, as SpaceX moves forward with a facility to manufacture…

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Apple reveals special edition Product Red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus smartphones
Red joins gold, silver, and space gray in the color lineup for Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Today, the company announced new Product Red special editions of two of its iPhones, both of which will be available for preorder starting tomorrow, April 10, and widely available online and in stores on Friday, April 13.

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New Solo trailer: “I’ve got a really good feeling about this.”
If you're one of those people who must not know a single detail about the movie before seeing it, DO NOT READ THIS POST. It briefly discusses the trailer, and you may learn something about the plot or casting of the film you did not wish to know. Then again, if you are that sensitive to spoilers ruining your cinematic…

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SpaceX appears ready to spin carbon fiber for the BFR spaceship
Elon Musk has been talking about SpaceX's large BFR rocket for a few years, but so far we've seen precious little hardware. In 2016, Musk showed off a large, composite fuel tank that will contain pressurized liquid oxygen. The company has also shared limited video of the rocket's Raptor engines. Now, as SpaceX moves forward with a facility to manufacture…

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Data firm that worked on Brexit suspended by Facebook
According to , a Canadian data analytics firm called AggregateIQ (or AIQ) has been suspended from use of Facebook's platform. Facebook claims the firm may "have improperly received FB user data." AIQ was contracted by parties campaigning in favor of Brexit in 2016, pulling in a total of £3.5 million from Vote Leave, BeLeave, Veterans for Britain, and Northern Ireland’s…

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HP jumps on Chrome OS tablet bandwagon with new Chromebook x2
Acer ushered in the "Chromebook tablet" era with its Chromebook Tab 10 slab last month, and HP wasted no time entering the new space. The company announced the Chromebook x2, a Chrome OS detachable with a keyboard and Wacom AES stylus that isn't meant to be confined to the classroom.

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Gallery: The streamers, game makers, and costumed players of PAX East 2018
BOSTON, MA—The one overwhelming impression I'll take away from this year's PAX East is that gaming culture is now undeniably driven by "content creators," professional gamers, and amateur players sharing their work and their play with the world. This is far from a new trend, both in gaming in general and at conventions like PAX East, which attracted tens of…

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European grid dispute resolved, lost 6 minutes returned to oven clocks
This week, Europe's electric transmission lobby announced that oven, microwave, and alarm clocks across the continent were no longer six minutes slow. How did they get back the lost time? By resolving a grid dispute between Serbia and Kosovo, and running the continental grid at a slightly higher frequency than normal.

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How to keep your ISP’s nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS
The death of network neutrality and the loosening of regulations on how Internet providers handle customers' network traffic have raised many concerns over privacy. Internet providers (and others watching traffic as it passes over the Internet) have long had a tool that allows them to monitor individuals' Internet habits with ease: their Domain Name System (DNS) servers.