WWDC 2021

This week Apple is holding their annual developers’ conference WWDC, and the keynote (where they make most of the significant consumer announcements) was on Monday. They announced details about this year’s versions of each of their OSs and a few other things during the keynote. iOS FaceTime The thing that got the most attention during the iOS section of the keynote was FaceTime. IOS 15 FaceTime will start looking like a more conventional video communication platform because of features such as grid view and the ability to generate links to and schedule calls. The most prominent FaceTime feature announced was … Continue reading WWDC 2021

China’s Super-Heavy Lift Rocket Will Carry 100 Tons to the Moon

BY SCOTT ALAN JOHNSTON via Universe Todayavailable under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License China’s proposed next-generation rocket reached the final stage of feasibility studies this month. The planned launch vehicle, known as the Long March-9, will be capable of sending 100 tons to the Moon, and could see its first launch as early as 2030. Announced in 2018, the Long March-9 will play a key role in China’s long-term space ambitions. If all goes as planned, its first payload is likely to be a Martian sample return mission, and it would support China’s Lunar ambitions as well. Another … Continue reading China’s Super-Heavy Lift Rocket Will Carry 100 Tons to the Moon

This Week In Tech – Feb 28 2021

This week Australia passes the digital news bill, Fry’s is shutting down, Spotify made a few announcments and, Star launches internationally on Disney Plus. Also, Twitter nakes a couple of feature announcements, US judge approves privacy lawsuit about Facebook facial recconition, there was a Pokemon Presents presentation this week, and the Intesting Things of the Week. Australia News Law This week Austrailia passed a law that institues a link tax on tech platforms that requires them to pay news publishers to link tho their content. In the runup Facebook and Google payed news publishers huge sums of money for the ablitiy to … Continue reading This Week In Tech – Feb 28 2021

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Pokemon Presents 2021

This morning The Pokemon Company held a Pokemon Presents event as part of their Pokemon Day celebration. The presentation opened with a 10-minute video that went through every Pokemon product in chronological order. They gave more details about New Pokemon Snap during the event and announced the heavily rumoured Sinnoh remakes (Pokémon Brilliant Diamondand Shining Pearl).and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. They also announced several in-game events celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pokemon.

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NASA has Decided to Start Building the Lunar Gateway Using the Falcon Heavy

BY MATT WILLIAMS via Universe Todayavailable under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License In October of 2024, NASA will send “the first woman and the next man” to the Moon as part of the Artemis Program. This will be the first crewed mission to the lunar surface, and the first mission beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO), since the closing of the Apollo Era in 1972. Beyond that, NASA plans to establish infrastructure on and around the Moon that will allow for “sustained lunar exploration and development.” A key aspect of this is the Lunar Gateway, an orbiting habitat that will allow astronauts … Continue reading NASA has Decided to Start Building the Lunar Gateway Using the Falcon Heavy

This Week In Tech – Jan 31, 2021

Here are some of this week’s biggest tech news stories: Twitter BirdWatch – NBC News Plex Arcade – The Verge Facebook Oversight Board Makes First Set Of Decisions – The Verge More Alphabet Workers Union News – The Verge GameStop Stocks (Wall StreetBets) – The Verge Next week I’ll try to write a full article. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold in for review I’ll post my review of it in a couple of weeks. Continue reading This Week In Tech – Jan 31, 2021