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The Morning After: NASA looks at LTE for lunar missions

U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 Mission Commander, standing next to the Lunar Module “Eagle” on the moon July 20, 1969 Handout . / reuters This week had a bit of everything, but Apple’s iPhone 12 series event took top billing. They bring support for a new wireless charging setup, but don’t have a …

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Finance Redefined: Can DeFi and on-chain governance change human nature? Oct. 7-14

This week, one bit of news really grabbed my attention: Dharma getting criticized for allegedly trying to capture Uniswap governance. Dharma is the company behind a crypto payments and exchange app, a sort of Ethereum-based cousin of Square’s Cash App. Or at least that’s what I previously used to describe it — if you visit …

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The Morning After: The iPhone 12 has 5G, new sizes and MagSafe charging

The combined might of Apple (iPhone launch day) and Amazon (Prime Day) made for a hectic 24 hours in tech. But purchasing advice aside (there’s some of that below), I want to focus on Apple’s showcase from the afternoon. iPhones have 5G and have simultaneously got bigger (iPhone 12 Pro Max has the biggest screen …

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The Morning After: We reviewed the new Apple Watch Series 6

If you’re looking for a phone that’s different, then I think LG has the answer. The LG Wing has a design unlike any other device, with a screen that rotates to reveal a second, smaller display. Richard Lai spent time with a pre-production unit and couldn’t resist fiddling with the screen: “Once I got the …

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The Morning After: Our first impressions of the Xbox Series X

Engadget We’re still not sure if foldable phones are a real improvement over existing tech, but Lenovo is already pushing forward with a foldable PC. It’s different from your average laptop or 2-in-1 because the Thinkpad X1 Fold wraps around a 13.3-inch flexible OLED that folds up like a book. The pitch is that this …

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The Morning After: What to expect from Apple’s big event next week

Engadget Deep breath, it’s Apple time again. The company is doing another remote event, this time likely to center on iPads and Apple Watches. What can you expect? All of this. But probably not new iPhones. It seems like you’ll have to wait until next month for those. Meanwhile, it’s been a week for lots …

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The Morning After: To avoid censorship in India, Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ will self-regulate

INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images India is extending its influence over major tech players. Streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and 12 other companies, have signed a self-regulatory code to stay on the good side of India’s regulators. This includes common approaches to age labels and content descriptions as well as a …

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Crypto Long & Short: What Changes at the Fed and the SEC Mean for Crypto

There has been no shortage of epoch-changing twists so far this year. I mean, seriously, take your pick: even aside from the pandemic, we have riots on the streets of American cities, an alarming trade war, negative oil prices and gold briefly above $2,000/oz. These are just some of the loud, headline-grabbing changes that were …

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The Morning After: Elon Musk’s brain implant is working — in pigs

On Friday night Elon Musk made good on his promise to show a working Neuralink device. The company announced that it successfully installed its Link hardware in the brains of pigs, and in one case, removed the device without causing any obvious problems. The test subjects were present at the event, even if they weren’t …

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First Mover: Wacky Bitcoin-to-DeFi Crypto Markets Might Be New Home of Capitalism

PRICE POINT Bitcoin was slightly lower early Friday, leaving the cryptocurrency on track for its first weekly price decline since mid-July.  The largest cryptocurrency broke above $12,000 earlier in the week and failed to hold the gains, though John Willock, CEO of crypto asset manager Tritum told CoinDesk Thursday that “maybe we’ve got $13,500 in the next phase …

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