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Saturday night live: SpaceX to attempt second launch of Block 5 rocket

Enlarge / The Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket, on the launchpad, with its Telstar 19V payload. (credit: SpaceX) Having worked through its fleet of used Block 4 rockets, SpaceX will now transition into flying its more advanced Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket full time. As early as 1:...

Apple

How to Use iOS 12's New Do Not Disturb Options

In iOS 12, Apple has given users the tools to cut down on disturbances to get more time away from their devices if desired, and one of these new tools is an expanded set of Do Not Disturb options. Thanks to these changes, there are more convenient options for using Do Not Disturb in iOS 12, and it'...

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Apple Hosting Live HomePod Question-and-Answer Event on July 25

Have a question about the HomePod? Apple announced that it will be hosting a HomePod live event in its Support Communities on Wednesday, July 25, providing customers with an opportunity to ask Apple support representatives questions about the Siri-enabled speaker. Specialists will be on hand betwe...

Software

Firefox gets option to control sites with autoplay sound

One of the most annoying things on the web for many Internet users is autoplaying content and here in particular autoplaying content with sound. While autoplay is expected in some situations, for instance when you click on a video link, it sometimes comes in unexpected forms, for instance as video a...

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Pale Moon 27.9.4 browser released

The Pale Moon development team has released a new version of the web browser. The new version is a security and usability update and as such a recommended update for users of the browser. Pale Moon 27.9.4 is offered through the web browser's automatic updating system and as a separate download. Pale...

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While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom

For people who make investment decisions based on revenues and projected earnings, biotech IPOs are kind of a non-starter. Not only are new market entrants universally unprofitable, most have zero revenue. Going public is mostly a means to raise money for clinical trials, with red ink expected for y...

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Weekly Roundup: July 21

Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company, Blue Origin, performed its most critical test to date, Prime Day had some ups and downs but ultimately broke records and major tech companies are uniting to help you move data across apps. Here’s your weekly roundup of the top stories from the tech world:&n...

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With its goofy video loops, YC backed Splish wants to be the ‘anti-Instagram’

Is there any space on kids’ homescreens for another social sharing app to poke in? Y Combinator backed Splish wants to have a splash at it () — with a super-short-form video and photo sharing app aimed at the under-25s. The SF-based startup began bootstrapping out of their college d...

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Boeing suffers a setback with Starliner’s pad abort test [Updated]

Enlarge / In January 2018, Boeing shared this photo of the Starliner Pad Abort Test and Orbital Flight Test vehicles under construction in Florida. (credit: Boeing) In late June, an anomaly occurred during preparations for Boeing's test of the Starliner spacecraft and its launch abort system. On...

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A quick look at the nominees for 2018’s “Board Game of the Year”

Enlarge Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. On Monday, board gaming's biggest international prize will be announced. The Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) is awarded by a jury of German g...


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