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Sony recently announced that it would be much easier to obtain a PlayStation 5 globally this year, and its financial results for the third quarter of 2022 seem to uphold the claim. The company sold 7.1 million PS5s from October to December, 3.2 million more units than during the same quarter last year. Global... Read more...
A team of astronomers has discovered a rare Earth-mass exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a star. Exoplanet Wolf 1069 b and the star it orbits, Wolf 1069, are located approximately 31 light-years from Earth. Finding an exoplanet that is within the habitable zone of a nearby star is exceptionally difficult... Read more...
Netflix has decided to give those subscribed to its Premium plan an immersive gift ahead of Valentine's Day. The popular streaming platform is adding Netflix spatial audio to the plan, allowing viewers to listen to their favorite shows in the highest quality sound experience available. While shows such as Stranger... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) shared an image of a spiral galaxy a little over a billion light-years from Earth captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Spiral galaxy LEDA 2046648 is located in the constellation Hercules. JWST has been capturing deep space in awe-inspiring fashion since its launch in... Read more...
NASA is scouring engineering data taken by the orbiter's JunoCam in order to understand why the majority of images from the spacecraft were not acquired. The missing data is from Juno's most recent flyby of Jupiter on January 22, 2023. The Juno spacecraft began its journey toward Jupiter back in August 2011. After... Read more...
With today's Samsung Unpacked 2023 event, the company announces its Galaxy Book3 series of laptops in addition to the Galaxy S23 family of smartphones. The latest flagship PC lineup includes the Galaxy Book3 Ultra, Book3 Pro 360, and a 14" and 16" Book3 Pro. Samsung touts its newcomers to the mobile device space as... Read more...
XPeng Aeroht announced that it has obtained a special flight permit issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The XPeng X2 flying vehicle is the first manned electric vertical take-off and landing product to get the permit. Flying vehicles have enamored people's imaginations for generations. Up... Read more...
A Northwestern University astrophysicist has produced a stunning video of four planets dancing around their sun. The tantalizing planetary dance was made using observations over a 12-year period. The four exoplanets tripping the light fantastic were among the first ever to be directly imaged, a discovery made in... Read more...
Phil Spencer opened up about a disappointing 2022, recent layoffs, the future of Halo, and more in a recent interview. The Xbox CEO admitted the company fell short in terms of steadily releasing "great games" to its players last year. Microsoft has been under the gun in recent months for a number of reasons. One of... Read more...
Some nighttime sky watchers will be privy to seeing a lunar occultation tonight, as the Moon passes in front of Mars. While the viewing of the occultation will be limited, many others will still be able to witness a conjunction or close approach of the pair of celestial objects. A lunar occultation happens when the... Read more...
Rolls-Royce, a company well known for its luxury vehicles, teased a nuclear reactor on its Twitter account that could power a moonbase, or space travel to Mars and beyond. The company also announced its partnership with the UK Space Agency for a study to look into nuclear power for space exploration. While the race... Read more...
The race to get humans back to the Moon, and eventually, Mars has led to a precarious situation concerning the new frontier of space real estate. This has some concerned that it could lead to future tensions between Earth's superpowers, and possibly end in war. Some will remember the first race to the Moon between... Read more...
Corning announced that Samsung's next generation of smartphones, assumed to be the Galaxy S23 family, will be the first to use Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The glass company says the latest generation of Gorilla glass uses a new composition that delivers improved drop performance on rough surfaces such as concrete, while... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured footage of a ringed asteroid more than 2 billion miles away using a new technique, known as occultation. Chariklo is 160 miles (250 kilometers) in diameter and its rings orbit at a distance of around 250 miles (400 kilometers) from the center of the icy rock's... Read more...
Owners of Google's Pixel 6 and 7 smartphones are saying that there is a major problem with the January Play system update. According to some Pixel owners on Reddit, the latest update is not actually doing anything. Google has had something of a rough patch with its Pixel flagship smartphones as of late. The Pixel 6... Read more...
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of the Red Planet's surface that resembles that of a bear's face. The image was taken with the High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Since arriving in Mars' orbit in 2006, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has... Read more...
The highly anticipated Apple mixed reality headset is finally expected to be revealed in the coming months, and of course, the rumor mill is buzzing about it. New details about the headset, expected to be called the Apple Reality Pro, include eye and hand tracking, full-body FaceTime, and more. Apple's Technology... Read more...
NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will partner on developing a new nuclear thermal rocket engine to be used for space travel. The Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program, is a non-reimbursable agreement that outlines roles, responsibilities, and processes aimed... Read more...
Apple's latest iOS update brings a new Black History Month design, security updates, bug fixes, and more. One of the major security changes is the addition of Security Keys for Apple ID, allowing users to strengthen the security of their account by requiring a physical security key as part of the two-factor... Read more...
Rocket Lab is scheduled to launch its Virginia Is For Launches mission later this evening. It will be the company's first launch from Launch Complex 2 at Virginia Space's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport within NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. While this will not be the first launch of Rocket Lab's Electron booster... Read more...
Following the announcement by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella that the company is laying off 10,000 employees, 343 Industries issued a statement on the future of its highly-popular Halo franchise. The layoffs come at a time when other tech companies, such as Google and Meta, are cutting back its workforces as... Read more...
Venus is often referred to as Earth's evil twin and NASA asked one of its scientists why that is. While the answer as to why Venus is thought of as Earth's twin may be better known, what makes our closest neighbor "evil" may not be. Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun at a distance of around 67 million... Read more...
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