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SpaceX’s Saturday rocket launch is a big freaking deal

It’s make or break time for SpaceX. The Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company is planning to launch a clutch of communications satellites to orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday. This is the company’s first launch since a Falcon 9 blew up on its pad during what should have been a routine test five months […]

Experience the first ever skydive captured on Google Street View

Google Street View decided to jump out of a plane over a coastal New Zealand national park. And lucky for us, we get to experience the skydiving trip without having to sign any waivers. In late December, a certified Google Street View photographer teamed up with New Zealand skydive operator Skydive Abel Tasman. Together, they […]

A private space company you probably don’t know has enough money to land on the moon

A private company you probably haven’t heard of just announced that it has the money it needs to shoot for the moon, literally. Moon Express — one of the teams competing to win the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize — says that it has now raised enough money to build, test and launch its […]

Americans still love bringing guns to the airport, and 2016 was a record year

When packing up to get on the plane, you might want to leave that loaded gun at home.  That might sound obvious, but 2016 actually saw the highest number of guns seized at airport security checkpoints — almost 3,400 firearms and 83 percent of them loaded — since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was founded […]

Why LeBron James retro-ing his first signature shoe is a surprisingly emotional thing

Hi. I’m old. You’re old. LeBron James is old.  The best basketball player in the Milky Way and all other galaxies made a surprise announcement Thursday night. But, even more surprisingly for something revolving around footwear, this surprise is a surprisingly emotional thing.  Ugh. Now we’re sitting over here getting all nostalgic and playing that […]

‘Street Fighter’ pro Infiltration says Capcom doesn’t care about pros

Professional Street Fighter player Lee “Infiltration” Seon-woo really opened up about Capcom and his issues with how they handle the pro scene. In an interview with Core-A Gaming on Wednesday, Infiltration discussed some of his frustrations with season 2 of Street Fighter V and how changes and updates are focusing on bringing in new players, […]

The ‘Hamilton’ soundtrack surpassed a major milestone

The Hamilton soundtrack is making history.  According to Billboard, the cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical has surpassed 1 million U.S. album sales. SEE ALSO: The ‘Hamilton’ cast performing ‘One Last Time’ at the White House will wreck you The soundtrack is only the ninth original cast recording to claim the honor. The top […]

The new ‘Twin Peaks’ teaser is just Kyle MacLachlan staring, and that’s fine

In yet another Twin Peaks revival teaser that tells us absolutely nothing, Kyle MacLachlan emerges from the shadows as Special Agent Dale Cooper, gazing into the abyss. And that’s pretty much it, besides a little Pacific Northwest scenery and a road illuminated by headlights.  But for fans starved of any hints, it’s as sweet as […]

Is ‘Deadpool’ an Oscars contender? You bet your chimichangas it is.

Deadpool is not winning the Oscar for Best Picture — not happening, nope, never, no way — but a series of recent developments have us wondering: Could it be nominated? Could a disturbingly vulgar, hyper-violent superhero-rascal movie stand alongside La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight on Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre? […]

Meet the new adult at Snap: Sony exec Michael Lynton moves full time to Snapchat

A big media executive is stepping down at Sony to help Snapchat on its quest to redefine the camera — and television.  Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony’s entertainment division, announced Friday he is leaving his role at Sony to focus on Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat where he is chairman on the […]

Former Microsoft employees sue over PTSD from reviewing child porn

Two former Microsoft employees are suing the company because they say the disturbing content they had to view for their jobs caused them to experience post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both men are suing the tech giant for damages, alleging disability discrimination, violations of the Consumer Protection Act and negligence. The amount is to be […]

Court reopens patent case between Apple and Samsung

Samsung’s long battle with Apple has entered a pivotal new phase. A patent case between the two tech rivals was reopened late Thursday evening, Law 360 reports. The major outstanding question is how much Samsung will have to pay Apple for infringing on the iPhone’s design.  SEE ALSO: Apple might depend on a rival for […]

‘Snipperclips’ is low-key and one of the most exciting Switch games

Great news, Nintendo Switch fans. We’ve found the console’s first sleeper hit: Snipperclips. The two-player version of this cooperative puzzle game — there’s a four-player mode as well — follows Snip (the red one) and Clip (the yellow one). They look like blobs of color cut out of construction paper, with cheery faces drawn onto […]