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SpaceX Starship outfitted with upgraded Raptor engines for Wed static fire

By Eric Ralph Posted on April 20, 2021 SpaceX has installed at least two of three new upgraded Raptors on Starship serial number 15 (SN15) ahead of a triple-engine static fire scheduled as early as Wednesday, April 21st. Initially scheduled late last week, several unknown delays have slowed down the installation of SN15’s three engines …

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Snack companies are openly celebrating 4/20 thanks to DOGE

United States-based meat snack Slim Jim is the latest food brand to jump into the crypto space by promoting the meme-centric cryptocurrency Dogecoin. In a tweet today, Slim Jim announced it was launching its own nonfungible token, or NFT, featuring the Dogecoin (DOGE) Shiba Inu on the face of the moon underneath a rocketship with the …

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Here’s everything Apple announced at its ‘Spring Forward’ event

Apple’s first keynote of 2021 saw the company cover a lot of ground, announcing something new in almost every product category it offers. Not only was there a new Mac, but it also came out with an updated iPad Pro and a product that people have been impatiently waiting on the company to announce for …

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Chevy Bolt EV beats Tesla for U.S. News’ Best Electric Vehicle of 2021

By Joey Klender Posted on April 20, 2021 The Chevrolet Bolt EV won U.S. News’ Best Electric Vehicle award for 2021, beating out notable competitors like the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. As the automotive industry continues to transition toward electrification, U.S. News rolled out a list of its most highly-ranked electric and hybrid …

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Amazon Salon Lets You Sample Hair Colors Using AR

Amazon’s first in-person haircare and styling center offers AR hair consultation as well as point-and-learn technology. Amazon today announced the opening of its first-ever Amazon Salon, a one-of-a-kind hair salon and styling center that employs the latest in augmented reality and point-and-learn technology to offer what the company promises is a next-generation hair care experience. …

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Uniswap’s weekly trade volumes reach record high of $10B

Uniswap’s decentralized exchange set a new weekly volume record on Tuesday, with cumulative transactions exceeding $10 billion amid the ongoing DeFi boom.  CEO Hayden Adams tweeted the milestone on Tuesday, with an accompanying chart showing a 25.7% weekly increase in volumes. If Uniswap managed to maintain its current pace, it would process over $500 billion …

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New iMac comes with magnetic power plug that doubles as ethernet cable – CNET

The new iMac power plug isn’t just for power. Screenshot by CNET This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters. </a><p class=”speakableTextP1″><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/apple/” data-annotation=”true” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{&quot;action&quot;:&quot;inline-annotation|Apple|CNET_TAG|585&quot;}” section=”annotation”>Apple</a> showed off its <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-unveils-imac-redesign-with-m1-chip-built-in-house/”>refreshed iMac lineup</a></span> during its <span class=”link” data-track=”anchorLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/news/apples-spring-ipad-event-how-to-watch-on-april-20/” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{&quot;action&quot;:&quot;link_anchor&quot;}”>spring event</a></span>&nbsp;Tuesday. &nbsp;Along …

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Shapeshift Reveals Platform Supports Unwrapped Swaps via Thorchain With No KYC

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Just recently, Shapeshift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees published a blog post about a new project called Thorchain, a protocol that allows for decentralized exchanges without wrapping or bridging technology commonly used today. Thorchain launched on April 13, 2021, and the Shapeshift founder recently revealed his company is first to leverage the …

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In evolving to infect mink, SARS-CoV-2’s risk for humans changes

Enlarge / The coronavirus spike protein that mediates coronavirus entry into host cell. Design Cells / Getty Images We’ve always needed to limit the total SARS-CoV-2 infections for reasons beyond the immediate risk they pose to the infected. Each new infected individual is a chance for the virus to evolve in a way that makes …

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Tesla Model 3 steals Germany’s top EV sales spot in March with record month

By Joey Klender Posted on April 20, 2021 The Tesla Model 3 stole the top spot in sales from the Volkswagen e-Up! EV in March, thanks to a record month in registrations. Increased demand for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles skyrocketed in Germany in March. Still, none of the domestic automakers who controlled the market …

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