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SpaceX notches eighth human spaceflight mission with Crew-5

SpaceX successfully launched another batch of astronauts to the International Space Station Wednesday, part of an ongoing astronaut transportation contract with NASA. Like the company’s seven other human spaceflight missions, it was completely routine — and that’s what made it so remarkable. The Crew-5 mission (so named because it’s SpaceX’s fifth crewed mission with NASA’s […]

SpaceX notches eighth human spaceflight mission with Crew-5 by Aria Alamalhodaei originally published on TechCrunch

Popular censorship circumvention tools face fresh blockade by China

Tools helping China’s netizens to bypass the Great Firewall appear to be facing a fresh round of crackdowns in the run-up to the country’s quinquennial party congress that will see a top leadership reshuffle. Greater censorship is not at all uncommon during countries’ politically sensitive periods, but the stress facing censorship circumvention tools in China […]

Popular censorship circumvention tools face fresh blockade by China by Rita Liao originally published on TechCrunch

Space billboards could cost $65M and still turn a profit

Space-based advertising has been on the minds of every marketer on the planet since the Apollo era, yet no one has made it happen. A new study suggests that a billboard-like constellation of about 50 satellites, costing $65 million all in, could shine ads to every corner of the Earth for months — and potentially […]

Space billboards could cost $65M and still turn a profit by Devin Coldewey originally published on TechCrunch

Twitter v. Musk judge says the trial is still on

In a new letter filed with Delaware’s Court of Chancery, Judge Kathaleen McCormick says it’s still game on — for now at least.  In the letter, sent a day after news broke that Elon Musk would seek to seal the deal with Twitter under the original terms, Judge McCormick is weighing in with an important […]

Twitter v. Musk judge says the trial is still on by Taylor Hatmaker originally published on TechCrunch

Google answers Meta’s video-generating AI with its own, dubbed Imagen Video

Not to be outdone by Meta’s Make-A-Video, Google today detailed its work on Imagen Video, an AI system that can generate video clips given a text prompt (e.g., “a teddy bear washing dishes”). While the results aren’t perfect — the looping clips the system generates tend to have artifacts and noise — Google claims that […]

Google answers Meta’s video-generating AI with its own, dubbed Imagen Video by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

Peacock grows its paid subscriber base to 15 million after pulling back shows from Hulu

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell revealed in a CNBC interview that Peacock added more than 2 million paid subscribers in the third quarter, bringing the total to over 15 million. The recent growth shows the streaming service is recovering from its slowdown at the end of the second quarter when Peacock stalled at 13 million paid […]

Peacock grows its paid subscriber base to 15 million after pulling back shows from Hulu by Lauren Forristal originally published on TechCrunch

Waiting for Raspberry Pi: Eben Upton talks supply constraints and demand shock

Hardware hobbyists wanting to get their hands on some juicy single-board Raspberry Pi kit to power low cost electronics projects have been having a frustrating time for more than a year now, as pandemic-triggered global supply chain disruption continues squeezing reseller inventory. Go try and buy Pi and you can’t miss how official reseller websites […]

Waiting for Raspberry Pi: Eben Upton talks supply constraints and demand shock by Natasha Lomas originally published on TechCrunch

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