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The space station crew all together following the arrival of SpaceX's Crew-6 in March 2023.

SpaceX Crew-6 astronauts arrive safely at space station

SpaceX's four Crew-6 members have safely boarded the International Space Station following a voyage that lasted about 27 hours.
From left, NASA astronauts Warren “Woody” Hoburg and Stephen Bowen, along with Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev and UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, prepare to depart the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida during a dress rehearsal for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission launch on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023.

NASA eyes weather for Thursday’s Crew-6 launch. Here’s how it’s looking

NASA is aiming to launch four more astronauts to the space station early on Thursday, but it needs good weather for lift off.
A stylized composite of the Twitter logo.

It’s not just you – Twitter is down for users around the world

Twitter is currently down for many people around the world, with users unable to view new tweets in their timeline or post to others.
An aurora as viewed from the ISS.

Astronaut captures ‘unreal’ aurora image from space station

A geomagnetic storm has brought spectacular auroras to parts of Earth in recent days. And to astronauts on the space station, too.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches in February 2023.

SpaceX deploys first batch of more powerful Starlink satellites

SpaceX chief Elon Musk on Tuesday confirmed the successful deployment of the company's first batch of next-generation Starlink internet satellites.
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Meta boss Zuckerberg says new team is building ‘AI personas’

Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg says the company is bringing together its AI teams to create a unified group to turbocharge the development of generative AI products.
Crew-6 astronauts aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.

NASA and SpaceX target new Crew-6 launch date after scrubbed effort

After NASA and SpaceX scrubbed the Crew-6 launch just a couple of minutes before lift-off on Monday, officials are now targeting Thursday for the next attempt.
The Soyuz MS-18 rocket blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying three Expedition 65 crew members to the space station.

Here’s why an empty crew ship is on its way to the space station

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three empty seats is heading to the International Space Station. But there's a good reason for this most unusual mission.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew-4 astronauts launching from the Kennedy Space Center.

Watch NASA’s trailer for SpaceX’s Crew-6 astronaut launch

NASA and SpaceX are making final preparations for the first crewed launch from U.S. soil to the International Space Station since October 2022.
A driverless Cruise car in San Francisco.

Cruise’s robotaxis have driven 1 million miles fully driverless

Despite a few hiccups along the way, GM-backed Cruise is celebrating 1 million miles driven by its robotaxis with no one behind the wheel.
The Artifact news app.

Instagram founders open Artifact news app to everyone

Instagram’s a hard act to follow, but the app’s two creators are having a go with a new effort called Artifact, which opened to everyone on Wednesday.
China's Zhurong Mars rover, captured by a wireless camera.

China’s Mars rover appears to have stopped roving

Images from a NASA Mars orbiter show that China's Zhurong Mars rover hasn't moved for the last five months, suggesting the vehicle has stopped working.
SpaceX's Super Heavy and Starship.

SpaceX confirms readiness for launch of most powerful rocket

SpaceX says that following a successful static-fire test of the Super Heavy’s engines, the next-generation rocket is now ready for its first test flight.
SpaceX's Crew-6 astronauts.

NASA, SpaceX delay Crew-6 launch to space station

NASA and SpaceX have announced a slight delay to the Crew-6 flight to the International Space Station, which was originally set for early on Sunday.
Close up of ChatGPT and OpenAI logo.

ChatGPT behind influx of AI-written books on Amazon

Wannabe novelists who don’t want to put in the time or effort to create their literary masterpiece are turning to ChatGPT for help.
Mercury's silhouetted in front of the sun's atmosphere.

New Mercury images offer boost for Solar Orbiter mission

Several striking image captures by the Solar Orbiter have the added bonus of allowing the mission team to better calibrate the spacecraft's instruments.
Microsoft Outlook app landing page.

Outlook users express alarm as inboxes flood with spam

Microsoft Outlook users were having to deal with inboxes full of spam on Monday after filters that usually send them to the junk folder stopped working.
Meta's Boston office.

Meta is working on making its offices a little more peaceful

The hybrid workplace is a noisier workplace, at least for Meta. In a bid to make its offices a little more peaceful, the firm has called in the experts.
Mark Zuckurburg introduces Facebook's new name, Meta.

Meta unveils paid verification service for Instagram and Facebook users

Meta is offering Facebook and Instagram users a paid verification service. Similar to Twitter Blue, subscribers will get a blue badge and various perks.
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Google Meet’s 360-degree virtual backgrounds move with you during video chats

Google Meet has launched 360-degree video backgrounds that use your device’s gyroscope to make a virtual background move with you instead of keeping it static.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter.

NASA’s Mars helicopter aces longest flight in almost a year

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter recently aced its 43rd flight, one that turned out to be its longest in almost a year.
Beta of Tesla's FSD in a car.

Tesla recalls 363,000 of its vehicles over safety issue

Tesla has issued a voluntary recall for about 363,000 of its electric vehicles in the U.S. to fix a safety issue with its Full Self-Driving beta software.
A map showing Japan.

Digital mapping technology doubles Japan’s island count

For decades, Japan thought it had around 7,000 islands, but a new survey involving digital mapping has revealed it actually has double that.
A rendering of an Apple mixed-reality headset (Reality Pro) in a gray color seen from the front.

Apple delays unveiling of mixed-reality headset, report claims

Needing to resolve a number of hardware and software issues, it appears that Apple will now unveil its mixed-reality headset several months later than expected.
The site of Perseverance's sample depot.

Perseverance Mars rover shares detailed panorama of sample depot

Captured by NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, a new panoramic image shows in great detail humanity’s first sample depot on another planet.
A digital image of Elon Musk in front of a stylized background with the Twitter logo repeating.

Elon Musk reportedly tweaked algorithm to boost his tweets

Disappointed with how few people have been viewing his tweets, Elon Musk reportedly told Twitter engineers to create a system that would prioritize his posts.
best podcast apps for android microphone in radio station broadcasting studio

Voice actors seeing an increasing threat from AI

Voice actors are increasingly being asked to sign contracts that hand over the rights to their voices so that they can be used to create AI-generated versions.
A Starlink dish.

SpaceX restricts Ukraine from ‘weaponizing’ its Starlink internet

SpaceX has taken action to stop the Ukrainian army from using its Starlink internet service to control drones on the battlefield.
A lot of white Twitter logos against a blue background.

Twitter expands tweet character limit massively

If you often find that 280 characters are too few for you to be able to effectively express yourself on Twitter, then perhaps 4,000 characters will suffice.
An illustration of NASA's experimental X-57 electric airplane.

NASA’s experimental electric plane takes ‘major step’ toward first flight

NASA says its experimental electric X-57 airplane has taken a major step toward its maiden flight following successful tests of a critical component.
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Zoom lays off 15% of its workforce, citing ‘mistakes’

Responding to the challenging economic conditions, Zoom has become the latest technology firm to announce staff reductions.
A Google search page for most popular movie of 2022 is shown falling into a vortex.

How to watch Google’s highly anticipated AI event in Paris today

Determined to steal some of the limelight from Microsoft-backed OpenAI and its impressive ChatGPT chatbot, Google is set to show off its own version today.
A conveyor-belt sushi restaurant in Japan.

Restaurant chain to use AI to combat ‘sushi terrorism’

Japan's conveyor-belt sushi restaurants are scrambling to reassure diners following some shocking videos that emerged online recently. AI could be the answer.
Twitter logo in white stacked on top of a blue stylized background with the Twitter logo repeating in shades of blue.

Yay! Twitter has just become less annoying

Twitter has finally updated its Android and iPhone apps so that you once again return to the timeline that you were looking at last.