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Elon’s Tesla Just Past Mars

  SpaceX has made history too many times to count in the last few years, but the 2018 Falcon Heavy test stands out. Not only did SpaceX ace its first heavy-lift demonstration, but it also gave us all a good laugh by launching Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster into space. …

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Intel Rocket Lake Blasts Off

  Intel’s John Bonini, Intel VP and GM of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstations and Gaming, writes that Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake platform will debut in Q1 (other rumors say March), putting it about five months away. Beyond support for PCIe 4.0 and an emphasis on Intel’s continued ability to …

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Earth Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) mission to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu is designed to return a carbon-rich sample of the asteroid to Earth. This 500-m-diameter body was chosen as the mission target due to its spectral similarity to primitive and organic-rich carbonaceous chondrite meteorites. In …

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Yelp New Consumer Alert

Yelp announced two initiatives designed to fight racism and promote diversity and inclusion among local businesses. The company expanded a relationship with non-profit consortium Open to All to make training resources available “for small and medium-sized businesses to uplevel their diversity and inclusion practices.” The other initiative could prove more …

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SEOs Industry Report

  BIPOC and white SEOs say they see more bias and discrimination in the wider SEO industry than they do within their own companies, according to the results of a recent Diversity and Inclusion in SEO survey. The report, out this week from Nicole DeLeon’s North Star Inbound, indicates that …

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Word App Up Spell

Former Apple software engineer and designer Ken Kocienda, whose work included the original iPhone and the development of touchscreen autocorrect, has created his first iOS app, Up Spell. The fast-paced, fun word game challenges users to spell all the words you can in two minutes and uses a lexicon of …

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New Bird Like Dinosaur

Paleontologists in Mongolia have found the fossilized skeletal remains from a new genus and species of two-fingered oviraptorosaur that walked the Earth during the Cretaceous period. Three individuals of Oksoko avarsan. Image credit: Michael W. Skrepnick. The newly-discovered dinosaur lived approximately 68 million years ago (Maastrichtian stage of the Late …

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Moon Fragments

If the atmosphere of Venus was at any point thin and similar to Earth’s, then ancient asteroid impacts transferred potentially detectable amounts of Venusian surface material to the Moon, according to new research from Yale University. Recovery and isotopic analyses of Venusian surface samples from the lunar surface would determine …

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Google Workspace

Google rebrands G Suite, Apple announces its next event date and John McAfee is arrested. This is your Daily Crunch for October 6, 2020. The big story: G Suite becomes Google Workspace To a large extent, Google Workspace is just a rebranding of G Suite, complete with a new set …

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DoorDash for Work

Delivery service DoorDash is giving employers a way to feed their remote employees through a new suite of products called DoorDash for Work. There are four main products, starting with DashPass for Work, where employers can fund employee memberships to DashPass, a program that eliminates delivery fees on orders from thousands …

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