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Star Wars is wagering on its past to build its future

The future of Star Wars appears to be forged in the past. Star Wars’s next big event, The era of the High Republicwas announced a few months ago but didn’t make much headlines. That’s probably because it’s not a movie or a television series, but it does offer the latest clues as to where the science fiction franchise is going …

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Spacex completes parachute test before Crew Dragon Test

SpaceX has successfully completed its last parachute test for the Crew Dragon capsule, which will take two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) later this month. This first manned test flight is the first time that American astronauts have been launched from American soil into space since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011. The company …

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Build 2020: what you can expect from Microsoft’s all-digital event

There are now approximately three weeks remaining until Microsoft launches its annual developer event, known as the Build Conference in Redmond, Washington. But things have changed this year. The effects of the coronavirus outbreak have made the event a fully digital experience that is now scheduled for May 19-20. Microsoft typically uses build as an opportunity to discuss developer-specific products …

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7 cheap camera hacks for your mirrorless camera or DSLR

The cost of investing in photography can be overwhelming. But while the latest equipment and accessories can cost a pretty penny, there are plenty of affordable accessories you can use to spice up your pictures. Since you’re likely to get stuck in the house, this is the perfect time to experiment with some cheap camera hacks. Many are household items …

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Alpina AlpinerX Alive will satisfy both watch and technology freaks

The Swiss watch manufacturer Alpina has announced a new version of its AlpinerX hybrid smartwatch called The AlpinerX alive. Major changes include a new color screen with touch-sensitive glass over it, and numerous new features, including a heart rate sensor. The original Alpina Alpiner X Smartwatch was a fantastic mix of networked technology and fine Swiss watchmaking. It is exciting …

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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Test: QLED for the big win

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex test: QLED for victory “The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex offers incredible battery life and a vibrant QLED display.” Light, thin design Good performance Excellent battery life The QLED display has great colors Built-in S-pin Cumbersome keyboard placement Huge lower bezel Samsung operates a tech empire. From phones and televisions to air purifiers to vacuum cleaners, Samsung …

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Hubble discovers the crazy exoplanet with a yellow sky and iron rain

Astronomers have discovered an extremely bizarre exoplanet using data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the Magellan Observatory. WASP-79b, 780 light years away, has a sky that would look yellow during the day. The sky on Earth appears blue due to a phenomenon called Rayleigh scattering, in which tiny particles in the atmosphere filter …

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The FDA approves the coronavirus antibody test for emergencies

The Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche claims that it has received emergency approval for its new coronavirus test from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company, along with several other companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Becton Dickinson and DiaSorin, offers antibody tests for the virus. “Our best scientists have worked around the clock over the past few weeks and months …

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SteamVR support for macOS ends without an official statement

Valve ended SteamVR support for Apple’s MacOS in an abrupt but not entirely unexpected move. SteamVR for MacOS was launched in June 2017 following an announcement this year at Apple’s global developer conference. However, the program ends after less than three years. “SteamVR has discontinued MacOS support so our team can focus on Windows and Linux.” According to a SteamVR …

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Star Wars: Battlefront Multiplayer returns with Steam Update

Multiplayer support returns for the classic Star Wars: Battlefront, released in 2004, just in time for Star Wars Day on May 4th. Star Wars: Battlefront, similar to the restart in 2015 Star Wars Battlefront, featured multiplayer battle through online play. However, the game used GameSpy, which was shut down in 2014 and brought Star Wars: BattlefrontThe multiplayer features are bad. …

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