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Watch SpaceX fly its first used rocket for NASA

Today, SpaceX will once again send cargo to the International Space Station for NASA, but this time, the company is employing mostly used hardware for the job. A Falcon 9 rocket that the company previously launched to the ISS in June will loft a used Dragon cargo capsule, filled with …

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Xbox party chat is coming to Android and iOS

Microsoft has started testing Xbox party chat in the company’s Xbox mobile apps for iOS and Android. The beta Xbox app for Android is available immediately with the party chat support, and you can sign-up to test party chat on iOS using Microsoft’s form. Party chat inside the Xbox mobile …

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Google releases YouTube VR for Steam

YouTube VR is one of the best reasons to use Google’s Daydream VR platform, but the company didn’t make it available for higher-end PC headsets. That’s just ended with the release of a Steam VR version designed for the HTC Vive. It’s available to download right now. I’d love to …

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Apple opens its promised podcast analytics service in beta

Apple hinted earlier this year at WWDC that it was planning its own podcast analytics service so show creators could see how their podcasts are performing. The company has finally launched a beta version of that free service today, reports Recode, which gives more information on who is listening on …

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The first phone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor will come from Vivo

Earlier this week, Synaptics announced that it’s cracked the problem of embedding fingerprint sensors into displays and is mass-producing the tech for a “top-five” smartphone vendor. Now we know the identity of that vendor: it’s Vivo. In a post for Forbes, analyst Patrick Moorhead detailed his experience with a pre-production …

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A DJ named Ajit Pai had a bad day on Instagram

If you care about net neutrality, it’s understandable that you’d be upset with Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai today. In a 3-2 vote, the FCC delivered a killing blow to remove the net neutrality rules put in place two years ago. It is your American-given right to voice your …

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