SpaceX scales back plans for Starship’s first high-altitude flight

imageYou might want to dial back your expectations for the first high-altitude SpaceX Starship flight. Elon Musk now says the flight with the SN8 prototype will top out at 15km, or close to 50,000ft, instead of the 18km and 60,000ft he’d mentioned earlier…

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Lucid shows off an Air EV running the quarter-mile in 9.245 seconds

imageLucid Motors has made performance a selling point of its upcoming EV, and is directly challenging Tesla’s Model S. It’s already promised the Lucid Air will be capable of sub-10-second quarter mile times, and even showed a prototype’s 9.9-second run d…

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Microsoft outlines recent Edge browser improvements

imageIn a new post on the Microsoft Edge blog, the browser’s Principal PM Lead Kim Denny has outlined how the company made it faster and more efficient over the past few months. To help users perform their tasks as quickly as possible, the team rolled out…

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All 45 seasons of SNL arrive on Peacock October 1st

imageNBC’s Peacock streaming service will start streaming its entire back catalog of Saturday Night Live episodes on October 1st, according to Deadline and Variety. Once all 45 seasons of SNL make their way to Peacock, it will mark the first time the enti…

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Microsoft is bringing Xbox remote play to iOS

imageJust a few days after opening up Xbox remote play to Android users, Microsoft has confirmed it’s testing the feature on iOS devices as well. The Verge’s Tom Warren got a look at the new Xbox app in beta, and it works just like you’d expect: It connec…

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This week’s best deals: The first Apple Watch Series 6 discount and more

imageAlthough Xbox pre-orders dominated this week, there were still some solid deals to be found across the web. The Apple Watch Series 6 saw its first discount at Amazon (only on a few models, but it’s better than nothing) and the 512GB model of the late…

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Roland’s synth engine comes to mobile devices with the Zenbeats 2.0 app

imageRoland has rolled out an upgraded version of its cross-platform digital audio workstation app, and it comes with several feature and workflow enhancements. The biggest addition to Zenbeats 2.0, though, is ZC1, which brings the company’s Zen-Core synt…

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iOS 14 update fixes a bug that reset your browser and mail defaults

imageOne of the notable changes in iOS 14 is that it finally allowed users to set new default apps for their web browser and email. Chrome, Firefox, Gmail and others are already taking advantage of the setting, but after the update rolled out last week, m…

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Twitter says its test to get people to read articles before tweeting worked

imageTwitter’s experiment that prompted people to read an article before tweeting it out has succeeded in getting more people to read before they tweet, the company said. The company has been testing the feature since June, when it first started asking so…

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Epic, Spotify and others ally against Apple and Google app policies

imageA diverse variety of companies including Epic Games, Spotify, Match Group, Tile and others have formed an alliance to pressure Apple, Google and others to change their app store rules. The Coalition for App Fairness debuted today, stating that “Apple…

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