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A Total Solar Eclipse Over Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 2017

How to watch a rare hybrid solar eclipse

Skywatchers in some parts of the world should look up this week to witness a hybrid solar eclipse. The rare celestial event will also be live streamed by NASA.
Apple opens its first retail store in India.

Apple’s latest store opening is one of its most significant in years

Apple has opened its first retail store in India, a market with huge potential for the tech giant. Apple boss Tim Cook was there to welcome the first visitors.
3D Instagram icon.

Instagram finally lets you add multiple links to your bio

Instagram has finally relented and now allows you to add more than one link to your profile page. Instagram's boss said: "Sorry it took so long."
NASA's RHESSI spacecraft.

An old NASA spacecraft will crash to Earth on Wednesday

A retired NASA spacecraft will reenter Earth’s atmosphere on Wednesday, with some parts of the vehicle expected to crash to Earth.
SpaceX's Starship Torch.

SpaceX launches a different kind of Starship

It's a Starship launch of sorts, that much can be said. But it's not really what SpaceX fans had been hoping for on Monday.
curiosity clay samples water

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover gets a speed boost

NASA's hardy Curiosity rover has received a major software update that its team says will enable it to continue exploring Mars for years to come.
A group of women sit around a couch.

Netflix’s Love is Blind special didn’t go at all as planned

Netflix left Love is Blind fans upset on Sunday night after a technical issue forced it to give up on trying to live stream a special edition of the show.
SpaceX's Super Heavy and Starship.

SpaceX aims to launch world’s most powerful rocket on Monday

After a long wait, SpaceX has been given clearance by the Federal Aviation Administration to launch the Starship on its first orbital flight.
DJI's new Inspire 3 camera drone.

DJI’s new Inspire 3 is an 8K drone for moviemakers

DJI's new Inspire 3 camera drone is designed for professional moviemakers who want a powerful machine capable of nailing the best shots.
The European Space Agency's JUICE spacecraft.

How to watch JUICE mission launch to Jupiter’s icy moons

The European Space Agency is making final preparations for the launch of an advanced spacecraft that will explore the icy moons of Jupiter.
Mars helicopter

NASA’s Mars helicopter aces milestone 50th flight

NASA's trailblazing Ingenuity helicopter has aced its 50th flight on Mars, a remarkable feat considering it was only ever expected to embark on five missions.
nasa reveals mars habitat for volunteers year long stay life

NASA reveals simulated Mars habitat for volunteers’ yearlong stay

In preparation for the first crewed Mars mission, NASA will put four volunteers inside a specially designed habitat for an entire year from this summer.
Waymo Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV

Autonomous cars confused by San Francisco’s fog

Driving in thick fog is a big enough challenge for humans, but it turns out self-driving cars find it pretty tricky, too.
Knightscope's K5 robot.

Robots deployed to assist New York City police … again

New York City has unveiled two crime-fighting robots designed to assist human officers, but not everyone is happy about the move.
Elon Musk.

Elon Musk: Owning Twitter has been a ‘roller coaster’ and ‘quite painful’

In a lengthy interview with the BBC on Tuesday night, Elon Musk said that owning Twitter has been a roller coaster and at the same time quite painful.
ChatGPT and OpenAI logos.

ChatGPT creator launches bug bounty program with cash rewards

ChatGPT isn’t quite so clever yet that it can find its own flaws, so its creator is turning to humans for help via a new bug bounty program.
A digital image of Elon Musk in front of a stylized background with the Twitter logo repeating.

Elon Musk setting up generative-AI project at Twitter, report claims

Elon Musk is reportedly embarking on his own artificial-intelligence project within Twitter, though it's not currently clear how he might deploy the technology.
A stylized composite of the Twitter logo.

Look out, Twitter Circle is exposing private tweets

Twitter Circle, a feature that lets you tweet to select users, has been hit by a privacy scare as some of the tweets are gaining wider exposure on the platform.
The MacBook Pro on a wooden table.

Apple’s Mac shipments dived more than 40% last quarter

Apple's Mac shipments dropped more than 40% in the first quarter of 2023, marking a greater fall than any other major PC maker, IDC data shows.
SpaceX's Starship rocket on the pad in Boca Chica, Texas.

Elon Musk says SpaceX now eyeing late April for first Starship flight

SpaceX boss Elon Musk said on Monday that the maiden orbital flight of the world's most powerful rocket could take place toward the end of this month.
Artist Agnieszka Pilat and Boston Dynamics' Spot robot.

Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot to paint for an art exhibition

Three of Boston Dynamics' clever Spot robots are about to wield paint brushes to create a work of art for an exhibition in Melbourne, Australia.
apple sued by baidu over fake ernie ai apps on app store office

Apple sued by Baidu over fake Ernie chatbot apps on App Store

Chinese tech giant Baidu has sued Apple and a number of app developers over fake versions of its AI chatbot appearing in the App Store.
An autonomous Stagecoach bus.

Robo-bus fleet aims to carry 10,000 passengers per week

A fleet of full-size autonomous buses will soon be carrying passengers along a route with single-lane roads, a 50-mph highway, stoplights, and traffic circles.
SpaceX's Starship rocket on the pad in Boca Chica, Texas.

Elon Musk confirms flight readiness of world’s most powerful rocket

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the Starship is fully stacked and ready to launch on its maiden orbital flight, possibly as early as next week.
google earth updates cool timelapse feature with new imagery

Google Earth updates cool Timelapse feature with new imagery

Google Earth has updated its Timelapse feature with new imagery from 2021 and 2022, so you can now watch changes to the landscape unfold across four decades.
Dell's new UltraSharp monitors are modular video conferencing solutions.

New AI tools could ‘easily’ lead to 4-day week, expert says

A Nobel Prize-winning labor economist has suggested that rather than leading to mass layoffs, the new wave of AI tools could result in a shorter working week.
A section of NASA's incredibly detailed mosaic of Mars.

NASA’s new interactive mosaic shows Mars in amazing detail

NASA has launched a new interactive tool that shows Mars in extraordinary detail and lets you travel between points of interest at the click of a mouse.
The Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft is seen approaching the Poisk module of the space station prior to docking at 7:58 p.m. EST as the space station was flying 260 miles above northern Mongolia.

A spacecraft at the ISS is about to take a very short trip

Three astronauts aboard the International Space Station are about to take a very short ride aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.
SpaceX's Super Heavy and Starship.

Most powerful rocket could launch on Monday, FAA reveals

The highly anticipated maiden flight of the world's most powerful rocket could take place on Monday, though SpaceX still has to overcome one particular hurdle.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter sets two flight records on Mars

During its 49th flight on Mars, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter achieved two flight records, flying faster and higher than ever before.
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Tesla recalls electric Semi truck just months after launch

Tesla has issued a recall for its all-electric Semi truck just a few months after it launched, citing a safety issue with its brakes.
Tim Cook Apple Event 2021

Apple boss says AR ‘may be even better than just the real world’

In an in-depth interview with GQ, Apple CEO Tim Cook managed to talk in length about augmented reality without mentioning Apple's own rumored high-tech headset.
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Watch NASA’s cinematic video introducing moon astronauts

NASA has shared a video introducing the four astronauts who will become the first humans to leave low-Earth orbit in five decades.
Old cell phones

It’s 50 years to the day since the first cell phone call

It's been 50 years to the day since American engineer Marty Cooper stepped out onto New York City's 6th Avenue to make the first-ever cell phone call.