Day: July 20, 2020

SpaceX Falcon 9 breaks NASA Shuttle reuse record, catches full rocket nosecone

By Eric Ralph Posted on July 20, 2020 A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster has broken a decades-old NASA Space Shuttle reuse record after successfully launching a South Korean military satellite and landing on drone ship Just Read The Instructions (JRTI). Meanwhile, CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX also managed to catch both payload fairing (nosecone) …

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It’s becoming clear why the US’ response to COVID-19 is terrible

Enlarge Fox News The United States, already in possession of the largest number of infections in the COVID-19 pandemic, seems strangely committed to making things worse. As new infections have shot up to record levels, a major retailer are made basic protective steps optional before reversing its decision, while the governor of Georgia is moving to …

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Wyze will try pay-what-you-want model for its AI-powered person detection

Smart home company Wyze is experimenting with a rather unconventional method for providing customers with artificial intelligence-powered person detection for its smart security cameras: a pay-what-you-want business model. On Monday, the company said it would provide the feature for free as initially promised, after it had to disable it due to an abrupt end to …

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DeFi Token Rally Pushes Aave (LEND), (SNX) Market Cap Above Maker (MKR)

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) tokens continue to make drastic moves on the price charts, compensating for Bitcoin’s low volatility which has recently hit a three year high. Earlier today, Aave (LEND) and Synthetix Network (SNX) token briefly surpassed MakerDAO’s (MKR) token as each rallied to $0.375 and $4.09 respectively.  The ‘flippening’ was short-lived and MKR has …

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EA’s new $30 online-only game: An uphill slog in a free-to-play world

Roughly 20 years ago, online-only video games became a significant force in retail. You could expect boxed games, ranging from $30-60, to revolve entirely around things like versus-deathmatch arenas or MMO quests. That, obviously, has changed on modern PCs and consoles. But what happens when a game publisher in 2020 tries to go back in …

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Community Download: What Is The Best VR Shooter?

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. For today’s Community Download, we want to know what you think is the very best VR shooter? There are lots of great VR shooters …

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Troll Token? Why DeFi Yield Farmers Are Now All About YFI

A new governance token in decentralized finance (DeFi) is captivating yield farmers’ attention. Its creator didn’t set aside any of the tokens for himself and he insists the new token has no monetary value. YFI is the governance token for Yearn.Finance, a site that performs a variety of functions for DeFi users, moving their assets …

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Wrist-mounted wearable tracks your hand in 3D using thermal sensors

Modern wearables like the Apple Watch use sensors like gyros and accelerometers to detect hand movements. Those components allow them to turn on their displays when you lift your wrist, as well as to ensure you’ve properly washed your hand. But thanks to the work of a joint team of researchers at Cornell Unversity and …

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Conflux Blockchain Announces Ecosystem Grants Program

Blockchain startup Conflux has announced its Conflux Ecosystem Grants Program, paid in the blockchain’s native CRX token, for building out the Conflux ecosystem, according to a release from the firm.  Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of …

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