Virgin Galactic sends its first passenger to the edge of space

Virgin Galactic sent its first test passenger into sub-space today. The company’s chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses accompanied two pilots on a flight 55.85 miles above the Earth, just a few miles below the internationally recognized space bounda…

Controversial CRISPR baby experiment may have resulted in brain enhancements

China’s CRISPR baby saga continues to rage on. Scientists have now expressed concerns that the procedure may have also resulted in changes in the babies’ brains affecting cognition.
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Huawei’s billboard may have just leaked its foldable phone

Huawei’s big reveal at next week’s Mobile World Congress may have been scooped by a billboard. An advertisement on display at the event, spotted by Twitter user @gimme2pm, shows a yet-to-be-announced folding smartphone called the Huawei Mate X. Engad…

Intel’s 5G modems won’t be in phones until 2020

Intel has said that while it will send out sample versions of its 5G modems to its clients this year, the chips won’t be in phones before 2020. Apple uses Intel modems in its iPhones, so the timeline suggests we might not see a 5G iPhone until next y…

Snapchat is in the middle of an identity crisis

There was a time a year or so ago when, if a friend wanted to send me a meme or a funny selfie, it would be on Snapchat. But I don’t remember the last time that happened; at some point Instagram became our go-to messaging app. And apparently I’m not…

Virgin Galactic completes another test flight, this time with a passenger

Virgin Galactic chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses rode the company’s spacecraft as a passenger on Friday, a key milestone toward commercial availability of the flights later this year. Moses rode along to test “cabin design elements.”
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Analogue’s mini-Genesis will include an unreleased game from 1994

If you needed another reason to consider buying Analogue’s Mega SG console, you might just have one: the chance to play Hardcore, a 1994 Sega Genesis game that was previewed but never published. After 25 years in the dark, Hardcore will see the light…

YouTube is proactively blocking ads on videos prone to predatory comments

Earlier this week, multiple brands pulled their advertisements from YouTube in response to what one YouTuber called a "soft-core pedophilia ring" being fostered via video comments. In response, YouTube removed hundreds of channels an…

Smart glasses maker North reportedly lays off 150

North, the makers of the Focals smart glasses, has laid off a portion of its workforce. The company confirmed the layoffs to Engadget but would not specify how many people lost their jobs. The Verge reported today that the cuts affected 150 em…

Engineer turns his old Apple lle into an wheeled robot, and even gives it a sword

How do you give new life to a 30-year-old computer? Software engineer Mike Kohn found a way by transforming his old Apple IIe into a wheeled robot. Check it out in all its 1980s glory.
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