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SpaceX successfully completes Crew Dragon engine tests without an explosion

SpaceX has successfully completed a round of Crew Dragon tests, which previously ended in an explosion. The space company attempted a similar set of static fire engine tests on April 20th, but it admitted a few days later that the … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX completes crucial tests of its Crew Dragon parachutes

SpaceX has demonstrated that its latest Mark 3 Crew Dragon parachutes will work even if things don't go quite to plan. On Twitter, the company showed off a short video clip of a payload landing with only three of four … Read the rest of this entry

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Apple tests iCloud.com sign-ins with your face or finger

The iCloud website is handy when you want to check info from an unfamiliar device or just prefer to use a browser, but the need to enter your password could be enough of a pain that you might just pull … Read the rest of this entry

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Instagram tests easier ways to recover hacked accounts

Instagram might offer a little more reassurance if your account is ever hijacked. The social network is testing a new in-app account recovery process that should make it easier to recover an account — and make it harder for thieves … Read the rest of this entry

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Germany tests its first ‘electric highway’ for trucks

Germany is joining the ranks of those countries betting on "electric highways" to foster eco-friendly trucking. The country has started real-world tests of an eHighway system on a 3.1-mile stretch of the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, wit… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Jaguar tests self-driving cars that project their next move

Car makers have explored a number of ways to have self-driving vehicles signal where they're going, but they tend to rely on blinking lights or other codes that might not be easy to interpret in a hurry. Jaguar Land Rover … Read the rest of this entry

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Netflix tests instant replays for specific scenes

You've no doubt watched a show where you wanted to revisit a whole scene, but most video services only offer you a basic skip-back feature. Netflix thinks it can do better. It confirmed to the LA Times that it's testing … Read the rest of this entry

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Amazon tests checkout-free shopping for larger stores

Amazon's checkout-free Go stores might hint at the future of retail, but they're small locations that aren't much good if you need more than lunch or a bag of chips. You might see more soon, though. Wall Street Journal sources … Read the rest of this entry

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Google tests see-through mode, better motion tracking for Daydream

Google has introduced some new experimental features for developers working with the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the standalone Daydream headset released earlier this year. First up is see-through mode, a setting that lets the user see the real space around… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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DNC-led Def Con event tests election websites against child hackers

At the Def Con hacker conference next week, the Democratic National Committee is co-sponsoring a contest that will pit child hackers against replicas of state government websites, Wired reports. Kids between the ages of eight and 16 will try to … Read the rest of this entry

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