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SpaceX Launch Three Falcon 9 Rockets in a 36-Hour Span

Elon Musk’s space company, ‘SpaceX’, has back-to-back-to-back orbital missions lined up on Friday and Sunday. It just hauled a Globalstar communications satellite into orbit early Sunday from Cape Canaveral, pulling off the third Falcon 9 rocket flight in just 36 hours, the fastest sequence of three missions by any commercial launch company in history.

$258 Billion Lawsuit Against Elon Musk, Tesla, And SpaceX

What just happened? Elon Musk and his companies are doubtlessly used to being hit with lawsuits, but this one is probably the largest and perhaps most unusual they’ve had to deal with. Musk, Tesla, and SpaceX are all being sued for $258 billion—not millions—over claims they ran a pyramid scheme to support Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency Musk has often praised on Twitter.

Human Trash Found On Mars

Mars might be 300 million miles away, but it’s not immune from the trash. While not a single human being inhabits Mars, there’s already at least one piece of litter dotting the Red Planet according to the Twitter account for NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover. Reportedly, NASA’s rover spotted an unexpected piece of trash on the red planet in the form of a shiny object wedged between two pieces of rock.

End Of An Era: Microsoft Retires Internet Explorer

Microsoft has ended support for Internet Explorer on Wednesday, June 15, retiring its aging web browser after nearly 27 years. The moment comes more than a year after the company said that its Internet Explorer 11 Windows 10 desktop app would be retired in favor of Microsoft Edge.

Supermassive Black Hole With Mass of 3 Billion Suns

Black holes are the gluttons of the cosmos, devouring everything that veers too close — including light itself. Now, an international team of researchers says they have discovered a supermassive black hole that gobbles up the equivalent of one Earth every second.

6 Hidden Features Of Windows 11

With Windows 11 approaching its first major update, there are already a few features that you may not be aware of that could help your workflow. Some may be hidden in plain sight, or they’re buried deep in the System Settings app. But regardless, each of these tools aims to make it easier to create a document or simply access an app more simply.
With this in mind, we’ve listed six hidden features that may help you feel like a veritable Windows wizard.

Apple Will Be Forced To Use USB-C Charger

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, is going to force smartphone manufacturers like Apple and other electronics makers to equip their devices with a standard USB-C charging port. EU lawmakers on Tuesday, June 7 agreed to a single mobile charging port for mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and cameras. The equipment makers will have to comply with the new terms by 2024.

Amazon Is Using Augmented Reality To Bring More Sales

Usually “try before you buy” has only really applied to shopping in physical shops, but you can now virtually try on digital versions of shoes before you buy them on Amazon. Amazon on Thursday rolled out a new virtual shopping tool that uses augmented reality technology to enable users to try on shoes before they buy them. The feature won’t help users figure out how the shoes fit, but it will give them a sense of what they look like.

Multiple Netflix TV Series Get Tie-In Games

At its annual Geeked Week event, Netflix announced a slew of new titles coming to its gaming service this year. A few of the new games are tied to some of Netflix’s most popular TV shows, including “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Shadow and Bone,” “La Casa De Papel” aka ‘Money Heist’ and “Too Hot To Handle.” The streaming service currently has 22 games available and plans to have 50 titles by the end of this year, some of which are already announced.

NASA’s New $10 Billion Telescope Hit By A Rock

The most powerful telescope ever launched into space was recently damaged by a small space rock hurtling through the solar system. NASA made the announcement on Wednesday, June 8, stating that the collision with the James Webb Space Telescope occurred between May 23 and May 25, adding that micrometeoroid strikes such as this are “unavoidable.”

Elon Musk Wants To Cut 10% Off Tesla Jobs

Tesla will reportedly cut about 10% of jobs because its CEO Elon Musk has a ‘super bad feeling’ about the US economy. In a message sent to executives on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, Musk laid out his concerns and told them to ‘pause all hiring worldwide’. The news follows Musk ordering Tesla staff back to the office saying Work From Home is ‘no longer acceptable’.

Everything Apple Announced At WWDC 2022: iOS 16, New MacBook Air, iPadOS 16, WatchOS 9 And More

Apple packed a lot into its annual developer’s conference keynote. On the WWDC 2022 stage, company execs touted the latest improvements coming to iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 in the fall, plus forthcoming enhancements to macOS, watchOS, and others. Apple also announced new hardware at the keynote this year: a new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro powered by the new M2 processor. Here are the biggest announcements to come out of WWDC 2022.

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