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Apple streaming service

Apple wants Oscars and Emmys for its original content, just like Netflix

March 15th, 2019

Lest anyone out there was still wondering how committed Apple is to producing premium original content that generates buzz among critics and the general public, we’re learning something new about its ambitions ahead of the company’s big March 25 media event. That’s when Apple is expected to finally detail what its upcoming streaming video service …

wgs launch

Watch the U.S. Air Force launch a new satellite live right here

March 15th, 2019

It’s been an eventful week for spaceflight, with the biggest news being the hotly anticipated launch of the Soyuz rocket carrying a pair of NASA astronauts going smoothly on Thursday, but we’re not done yet. The U.S. Air Force is about to close out the week with the launch of a shiny new Wideband Global …

galaxy collision

This is what it looks like when two galaxies collide

March 14th, 2019

As Earthlings, the kind of space collision we typically fear the most is one between an asteroid and our home planet. Depending on the size of the rock, it could be devastating to to the human race, but as far as the universe is concerned the utter destruction of Earth would be nothing more than …

Apple iCloud outage

Apple’s iCloud is the latest service to suffer an outage this week

March 14th, 2019

Following the Verizon outage on Tuesday morning, the Gmail and YouTube issue on Tuesday night, and the “server configuration change” that took down Facebook and Instagram for hours on Wednesday, Apple has decided to join in on the fun with an outage of its own. According to the System Status dashboard on Apple’s site, virtually …

shark deterrents

Scientists tested shark deterrents and have very bad news for us

March 14th, 2019

Shark attacks on humans are incredibly rare, but they do still happen from time to time. As with any danger that could potential end your life, companies have developed what they see as solutions to the problem and in this case it’s in the form of electronic shark deterrents that claim to keep the aquatic …

Facebook outage

Facebook confirms a server problem was behind its worst outage ever

March 14th, 2019

Facebook just can’t catch a break. The target of myriad investigations, scandals and user ire that’s led to a steady migration away from the main app, the biggest social network in the world confirmed Thursday that the widespread outage that affected all of Facebook’s assorted properties the previous day, from Facebook itself to Messenger and …