NASA puts a key satellite in place for its Mars 2020 mission

imageNASA is preparing for the Mars 2020 mission by bringing the MAVEN probe, which will act as its antenna and connection to Earth, closer to the red planet. Over the next few months, the spacecraft will fly closer and closer to Mars until it's only 2,80…

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‘Apex Legends’ racks up 25 million players in its first week

imageFor a game that was announced and launched just a week ago, Apex Legends is doing well for itself. Respawn has revealed that its stab at the battle royale genre now has over 25 million total players, and had "well over" 2 million simultaneous player…

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ returns on Hulu on June 5th

imageAmid a wave of announcements Monday, Hulu revealed The Handmaid's Tale will return on June 5th. As such, it will won't compete at this year's Emmys. It lost out to Game of Thrones the last time the shows went head to head, and the final season of HBO…

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OnePlus will show a 5G prototype at Mobile World Congress

imageOnePlus is finally ready to show off 5G hardware after months of talking about it. The phone maker will have a presence at Qualcomm's booth during Mobile World Congress (February 25th through February 28th), and it plans to feature a 5G "prototype."…

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UK to question Tinder, Grindr over age checks in dating apps

imageTinder and Grindr are about to face close scrutiny over their age policies. The UK's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright, plans to ask the dating app giants about their age verification and safety systems after a…

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‘Apollo: Missions to the Moon’ documentary includes unheard audio

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The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing is coming up, and the National Geographic channel is determined to mark the occasion in style. It's premiering its Apollo: Missions to the Moon documentary in July, and this isn't just a rehas…

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Virgin Galactic donates SpaceShipTwo rocket motor to the Smithsonian

imageYou might see a piece of private spaceflight history on display when you visit Washington, DC in the future. Virgin Galactic has donated SpaceShipTwo's (VSS Unity) historic rocket motor to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This is the…

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Google experiments with dark mode for Chrome on phones

imageIt took Google quite some time to get on board with the idea of adding a dark mode to its apps and platforms, but it's definitely looking like the tech giant has gone all in. 9to5Google has discovered that Chrome 73 beta for Android comes with a nigh…

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The Morning After: Speak & Spell’s return

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Welcome to your weekend! The theme today is looking back, whether it's to mid-90s HTML, some of our highlight stories from the last week or quirky retro toys.

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Chrome OS update expands Google Assistant and Android Pie support

imageGoogle has moved the latest version of its Chrome OS from beta to release status, and with the arrival of version 72 there are changes you'll notice — if you're using the right kind of device. One of the biggest adjustments is its native integration…

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