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Russian nuclear rocket engine aims for the ultimate reusability

One of the keys to making space travel between planets more achievable is to make rockets more powerful and reusable. A rocket that can be reused makes space mission of all sorts cheaper.

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Netflix adds cheaper mobile-only plan for some customers

Netflix has started testing a mobile-only plan in Malaysia, where users are offered access for the equivalent of only about $4/month.

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Uber Rewards program spreads big perks across four loyalty tiers

Uber has launched a new rewards program called Uber Rewards. The program is designed to reward customers for using the ride-sharing service and comes only days after Lyft unveiled its own similar plan

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Pixel 3 messages are disappearing but there’s good news

Google is working on a fix for a Pixel 3 messaging bug, after some owners complained that SMS texts have been unexpectedly disappearing. The glitch is the latest in a string of complaints about Google’s 2018 Android flagships, which have most recently received an update enabling the Night Sight feature in the camera

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How does Google Night Sight work?

Today we’re taking a peek with Google at their Night Sight feature for the Google Camera app on Pixel phones. The basic concept begins with keeping the Pixel’s camera’s shutter open longer than normal – allowing more light in on the camera’s image sensor. With more light comes more information with which the camera can create a less dark image.

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Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 promises 8x the power at a silly price

Intel has revealed its second-generation artificial intelligence USB stick, with the Neural Compute Stick 2 promising up to eight times the performance of its predecessor, despite the compact size. It’s part of Intel’s push to place its silicon the heart of AI, by making developing new machine learning and AI projects and applications far more straightforward

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Drinkworks Home Bar is a Keurig pod machine for cocktails

A joint venture between Keurig and Anheuser-Busch called Drinkworks has launched a new pod machine that makes cocktails instead of coffee. The machine resembles existing Keurig K-cup coffeemakers, but utilizes special pods that nearly instantly produce mixed alcoholic beverages. The machine is a fun alternative to manually mixing drinks, but the resulting beverages aren’t cheap.

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YouTube VR for Oculus Go is finally here

Back in September at its fifth Oculus Connect conference, the company that started the VR renaissance announced that YouTube VR, Google’s premiere hub for 360, and 180, degree videos, would be coming to the new, independent VR headset and platform.

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Apple T2 chip confirmed to have kill switch for DIY repairs

The folks over at iFixit recently celebrated a small victory for third-party repair industry when exceptions to the DMCA allowed self-repairs for certain classes of devices. That victory, however, might have been short-lived at least as far as Apple’s latest Mac products are concerned.

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PlayStation 5 controllers may have touchscreens

In the gaming industry, one of the few constants throughout the years has been the design of Sony’s DualShock controller for the PS4.

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