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OWC’s cheap Mac Pro wheels are still pretty expensive

OWC If you balked at the $400 extra to configure a Mac Pro with wheels (let alone the $699 to buy the kit after the fact), OWC is coming to your rescue. The company is taking pre-orders (via MacRumors and The Verge) for a Rover Pro wheel kit that will normally cost $250, and are …

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Computer mouse co-inventor William English dies at 91

By Marcin Wichary from San Francisco, U.S.A. – Bill English Uploaded by Edward, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9722998 One of the pioneers of the modern computer interface has passed away: the New York Times reports that William “Bill” English died on July 26th from respiratory failure at the age of 91. Alongside Douglas Englebart at the …

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‘For All Mankind’ season 2 teaser introduces the Space Shuttle

Apple Apple committed to a second season of For All Mankind before the first even premiered, and it’s finally clear how the tech giant will follow up its alternative history of spaceflight. The company has premiered a teaser trailer (via Space.com) that has Ron Moore’s Apple TV+ series leaping into the 1980s, when the Space …

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Why Did LocalBitcoins Give Up Their Users’ Privacy?

Elena Tonoyan, the COO at LocalBitcoins, explains how the oldest peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange has been stepping up the fight against criminal activities on the platform. As of 2019, LocalBitcoins has been cited as the exchange receiving the most criminal funds for three years in a row, according to a report by CypherTrace. The results for …

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HBO Max is making a TV series based on relaxation app Calm

Calm HBO Max is working on a new 10-episode series based on popular relaxation and sleep tool Calm. Building on the app’s Sleep Stories, each episode A World of Calm will be about 30-minutes long and will feature “scientifically-engineered” narratives complemented by soothing music and footage. The show will also include a star-studded cast of narrators, …

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Rocket Lab mission fails shortly after launch

Rocket Lab Rocket Lab’s 13th Electron launch has ended in disaster. The company reported that its “Pics Or It Didn’t Happen” mission failed during the second stage burn about four minutes into the flight, resulting in the loss of both the rocket as well as the seven satellites aboard. It’s not clear what went wrong, …

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Watch Rocket Lab launch a Canon satellite into space at 5:19PM ET

Rocket Lab Public fireworks shows may be in short supply this weekend due to the pandemic, but Rocket Lab is ready to fill the gap. It’s planning to launch its 13th mission, “Pics Or It Didn’t Happen,” from a complex on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 5:19PM Eastern with a livestream (below) available 15 minutes …

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Human Interface: What (almost) every button in an F-15C fighter’s cockpit does

Video directed by Morgan Crossley, edited by Ron Douglas and Brady Jackson. Motion graphics by Brady Jackson and Dylan Blau. Click here for transcript. Welcome to the pilot episode of “Human Interface,” a new series we’re kicking off wherein we take you up close and personal with complex systems and have an expert explain what all …

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PlayStation 2 can play homebrew games by using DVD player exploits

Junko Kimura/Getty Images The PlayStation 2 is over 20 years old, but it’s still difficult to hack if you want to run homebrew games without tweaking the hardware. You usually need to install a modchip, buy a specially-configured memory card or even pry the system open to block the disc reader’s sensors. However, it might …

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‘Crash Bandicoot 4’ will be revealed tomorrow at 11AM ET

Toys for Bob/Activision The Crash Bandicoot series is finally getting a modern sequel — not a remaster or a kart racer. Toys for Bob and Activision have announced that they’re revealing Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on June 22nd at 11AM Eastern, including a stream at Summer Game Fest. The teaser video doesn’t say …

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