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Vizio Makes 2x More

(Photo: Vizio)Vizio may be known as a television company, but one look at its books will tell you it’s raking in cash for far more than flatscreens. In its last earnings report, the newly publicly-traded company revealed that its advertising and viewer data segment is making more than twice as …

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Discovered on Mars

Perseverance and Ingenuity landed on Mars almost exactly nine months ago. Over that time, both vehicles have already expanded our understanding of Mars, which will only increase over time as both vehicles will continue to conduct further experiments in the months and years to come. Perseverance is a rover based …

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NASA’s Parker Solar

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is built for extremes. It’s the fastest spacecraft they’ve ever built, and it orbits closer to the sun than any other artificial object. As it spirals inward for ever-closer views of our local star, it also encounters specs of space dust. Traveling at such incredible speeds …

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Throw Satellites into Orbit

Getting into space is hard, and one of the reasons is that it takes a lot of energy to break free of Earth’s gravity. So far, the only way we’ve found to do that reliably is with rockets, but a startup called SpinLaunch has something else in mind. Using a …

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Ingenuity’s Flight 15

Ingenuity’s mission on Mars has been a resounding success, but it is not without its emergent challenges; reports have returned from the space copter’s latest exploits, and things are getting tough out there. This fall, we experienced solar conjunction with Mars, where the two planets line up on exactly opposite …

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Perseverance Rover’s AI

  NASA’s Perseverance rover is the most advanced machine ever sent to the red planet with a boatload of cameras and a refined design that should stand the test of time. Still, it’s just a robot, and sometimes human intuition can help a robot smarten up. If you’re interested in …

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Amazon’s Alexa

(Photo: Jan Antonin Kolar/Unsplash)When it comes to smart assistants and data privacy, it appears Amazon’s Alexa is your worst bet. A new analysis conducted by Reviews.org has revealed that out of the smart assistants you could have on your phone or in your home, Alexa collects the most user data—including …

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This Week in Apps

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using …

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Facebook Metaverse

(Photo: Thought Catalog/Unsplash)Facebook will soon go by a different name. According to a source for The Verge, the social media company is planning to change its name and rebrand. Its new name, along with the company’s visions for the future, will be touched on next week at Facebook’s 2021 Connect …

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Perseverance Rover Records the Sound of Mars

Even before launch, NASA talked at length about the suite of more than 20 cameras on the Perseverance rover, but did you know it also has a pair of microphones? NASA has used these off-the-shelf components to record the sounds of Mars in high fidelity for the first time. Some …

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