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Supreme Court broadcasts oral arguments live for the first time

Sponsored Links Drew Angerer/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has dragged the US Supreme Court into the modern era, if just for a little while. The institution has held oral arguments for a case (Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com) over teleconference for the first time, including live online broadcasts. Until now, the only way for …

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Telegram Withdraws Offer to Repay Investors With Gram Tokens

Telegram won’t be repaying its investors in gram tokens after all. The messaging platform told investors in its TON blockchain project Monday that it would not be paying investors back in tokens, and it was looking to buy American investors out immediately. Telegram, which has twice delayed the launch of its new network, is contractually …

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7 Days Left Until the Great Bitcoin Halving: Hashrate Jumps Over 140 Exahash, Miner’s Hoard

Just recently the price of bitcoin jumped over the $9,000 per coin zone, but retracted back a hair not too long afterward. On May 3, the research and analysis firm Glassnode reported that the overall BTC hashrate touched another all-time high above 140 exahash per second. As miners continue to hash away at the network, …

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SpaceX’s Starship rocket program just had one of its best nights yet

By Eric Ralph Posted on May 4, 2020 Before dawn on May 4th, SpaceX successfully fueled a full-scale Starship prototype and (partially) tested an installed Raptor engine for the first time ever – perhaps the Starship program’s best night yet. While just a small test relative to what’s soon to come, the milestone is still …

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Here’s how Apple, Google will warn you if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19

Enlarge / Screenshot of contact-tracing smartphone app. Apple/Google It may sound unsettling or even downright creepy for the device that’s generally with you 24/7 to make it possible for authorities to trace your exposure to a potentially fatal illness that’s currently consuming the world. That’s why Apple and Google have been bending over backward to …

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Five VR Games Perfect For Celebrating Star Wars Day

The Force is strong with these Lucasfilm-based immersive experiences. Today is May 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars Day, an annual commemoration of George Lucas’ legendary franchise celebrated across the globe. Since the introduction of the Skywalker Saga, the grassroots celebration has exploded in popularity. What began as a simple pun has since evolved into …

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The Galaxy A51, Samsung’s $399 iPhone SE fighter, gets a wide US release

The Galaxy A51, obviously. Samsung For a midranger, this design is pretty great. It’s a huge screen with slim bezels. You could be forgiven for mistaking it for a flagship. Samsung The iPhone SE looks positively dated in comparison. Apple The A51’s back is plastic, not glass, and it really looks like this picture, with …

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Telegram Won’t Let American TON Investors Get 110% Refund in 2021

Soon after missing the April 30 deadline to launch the Telegram Open Network (TON), Telegram sent another letter to its investors. In the new letter, Telegram reportedly said that American TON investors will not be able stay in the TON project for another 12 months. American TON investors will be only eligible for an immediate …

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Star Wars VR game Vader Immortal is coming to PlayStation this summer – CNET

Vader Immortal is coming to PlayStation VR this summer. ILMxLAB <p class=”speakableTextP1″>To celebrate <a href=”https://www.cnet.com/tags/star-wars/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"inline-annotation|Star Wars|CNET_TAG|584"}” section=”annotation”>Star Wars</a> Day, Lucasfilm games developer ILMxLAB has announced virtual reality game <a href=”https://www.gamespot.com/articles/star-wars-game-vader-immortal-coming-to-ps4/1100-6476789/” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank” data-component=”externalLink”>Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series will be launching on PlayStation VR this summer</a>. The VR trilogy will …

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