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Watch SpaceX's Inspiration4 launch here, launch to happen in 30 mins

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Wed, Sep 15 2021 6:50 PM CDT

SpaceX will be making history in less than an hour as the Inspiration4 crew awaits lift off from the Kennedy Space Center.

Today is a historic moment in the space tourism industry as Elon Musk's SpaceX will be taking the first all-civilian mission into lower-Earth orbit. The Inspiration4 crew consists of Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux, and Chris Sembroski, all of which are people just like you and me. The crew will stay in orbit for a span three days.

SpaceX will be using the Falcon 9 rocket to take all of the civlians into Earth's orbit, and the civilians will be used stations in a modified Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX states in the YouTube video description that after spending three days in orbit the Dragon spacecraft and the Inspiration4 crew will splash down at one of several locations off the Florida coast. Check out the above video to tune into the launch!

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Everything you need to know about Warzone's new hardcore mode

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Wed, Sep 15 2021 6:34 PM CDT

In what feels like something I've wanted since day one, Raven Software has just teased a hardcore version of battle royale with Call of Duty: Warzone changes coming in the form of the new Iron Trials '84 Mode.

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Warzone's new Iron Trials '84 mode is still the same battle to the death, last team standing dominance with the circle closing in on you, the same looting system, and the Gulag -- with changes thrown into the mix. The match duration and circle collapse are being teaked, with the round timers decreasing by 12% and the circle collapse speed increasing by 12% which will ramp up the energy of rounds.

Raven said that transportation will be limited in the hardcore version of Warzone, with just ATVs and dirt bikes up for grabs.

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Battlefield 2042 delayed a few weeks due to 'unforeseen challenges'

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Sep 15 2021 4:32 PM CDT

Following multiple reports of a Battlefield 2042 delay, DICE makes it official: The game will now release on November 19 on all platforms.

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DICE today confirmed Battlefield 2042 will be pushed back a few weeks from its original October 22 launch to November 19. The game is still set to launch in 2021 on current- and next-gen consoles and PC.

"Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams," DICE said in an announcement.

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Switch OLED dock can get firmware updates, may pave way to Switch Pro?

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Sep 15 2021 10:40 AM CDT

The new Nintendo Switch OLED model doesn't have any CPU, GPU, or RAM upgrades, but it does have a dock that's capable of receiving firmware updates.

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Nintendo recently confirmed the Switch OLED's dock will get firmware updates. No one knows exactly what's inside the dock but it presumably has the same Megachips STDP2550 Mobility DisplayPort (MyDP) to HDMI Converter, a special converter chip that facilitates dock video output via DisplayPort Alternate mode over USB Type-C.

The OLED dock also comes with a dedicated LAN adapter as well and this is likely the main reason for the firmware update functionality.

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InVision vs. Wondershare Mockitt: Which is the Best UI/UX Design Tool

Sponsored Content | Software | Wed, Sep 15 2021 9:42 AM CDT

You might already know that the way we design wireframes, prototypes, or flowcharts has been drastically changed. Now, designers look for smart solutions that can help them scale their thinking and collaborate with others on the go. Two of these smart UI design solutions are Wondershare Mockitt and InVision. Therefore, to help you pick an ideal UI/UX design tool, I have drawn a detailed comparison between these two solutions in this post.

Part 1: Wondershare Mockitt: The Major Features

Developed by Wondershare, Mockitt is one of the most user-friendly and resourceful design tools that you can use online on any platform. The basic version of Wondershare Mockitt is available for free and offers some of these features:

  • You can access 5000+ design elements and 500+ templates in Mockitt to instantly come up with wireframes, prototypes, mockups, and more.
  • Mockitt would let you create high-fidelity prototypes with numerous dynamic and interactive elements.
  • It also provides an instant solution to share your projects with others online and collaborate with your team.
  • You can assign permissions to your team members, leave comments, and maintain different versions of your projects.
  • For a quick handoff, Mockitt projects can be exported in formats like APK, HTML, PNG, or PDF.
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Nintendo Switch finally gets this massively requested feature

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Sep 15 2021 9:31 AM CDT

After nearly five years since launch, the Nintendo Switch's latest firmware v13.0.0 update finally adds Bluetooth audio support.

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The Nintendo Switch can now link up with wireless Bluetooth headsets, earbuds, and soundbars, Nintendo today confirmed. The console can pair with audio devices and headsets and uses the A2DP profile with the SBC codec, and no microphone input is available. The Switch can sync with up to two controllers when Bluetooth audio is paired but wireless audio is automatically disconnected any time the Switch connects to a local network (e.g. when sharing screenshots to your phone, for instance).

We tried out the new functionality with a pair of cheap QCY headphones bought on Amazon and didn't have any issues. Nintendo warns that certain devices may have latency or delay problems but things went smoothly for us. We haven't tried out any soundbars with this new feature, however. The addition of Bluetooth audio support will help the Switch fit more neatly into a living room and on-the-go environment via earbuds and soundbars alike.

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Activision face Unfair Labor Practices charge on alleged union busting

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Sep 15 2021 8:37 AM CDT

Activision is currently facing two high-priority court cases: One lawsuit for sexual misconduct from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and another class-action lawsuit alleging securities fraud. Now the billion-dollar Call of Duty maker is facing potential charges from labor protection agencies.

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The Communications Workers of America AFL-CIO has accused Activision-Blizzard of Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) by violating Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act and has filed a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board. The case (case no. 31-CA-282822) has been assigned to Region 31 of the National Labor Relations Board and is currently ongoing.

"Management could have responded with humility and a willingness to take necessary steps to address the horrid conditions some workers have faced. Instead Activision Blizzard's response to righteous worker activity was surveillance, intimidation and hiring notorious union busters," CWA organizer Tom Smith told The Washington Post.

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NASA award millions to Blue Origin, SpaceX for new moon lander concept

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Wed, Sep 15 2021 5:07 AM CDT

NASA has just dished out some new awards to companies for new lunar lander concepts as apart of its Artemis program that will take humans back to the moon.

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The space agency has awarded the following five companies contracts for the new concepts of a lunar lander; SpaceX, Blue Origin, Dynetics, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. NASA awarded the contracts to the aforementioned companies under the NextSTEP-2 (Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships) Appendix N: Sustainable Human Landing System Studies and Risk Reduction.

The objective of the contracts is "to engage with potential commercial partners for concept studies, sustaining HLS concept of operations (ground and flight) development, and risk reduction activities." Under these contracts that NASA has handed out companies will create designs of lunar landers and carry out tests to ensure consistent performance, safety, versatility, and any other requirements that are outlined in the contract.

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Netflix will stream SpaceX's game-changing launch happening this week

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Wed, Sep 15 2021 4:31 AM CDT

Tune in for the countdown to SpaceX's milestone launch that will be taking place in just a matter of hours. Join Netflix's virtual party!

SpaceX will be launching its Inspiration4 mission, which will be a world's first as four civilians will be sent into orbit for three days - the first all-civilian mission into Earth's orbit. The launch will be from Kennedy Space Center, and Netflix will be taking viewers of the countdown for an all-access behind the scenes of the historic mission.

The Inspiration4 mission will take Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux, and Chris Sembroski on the three-day adventure aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle scheduled for launch no earlier than 8 p.m. EDT (0020 GMT Sept. 16). According to Netflix's YouTube page, "Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space" will be a 90-minute live show that will start at 8 p.m. EDT (0020 GMT Sept. 16). If you are interested in reading more about this story, check out this link here.

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Chinese astronauts just took phenomenal images of Earth

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Wed, Sep 15 2021 4:05 AM CDT

Astronauts aboard the new Chinese space station module have snapped some absolutely gorgeous images of Earth.

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China launched the Tianhe space station module on April 29, 2021, and its the first module of the Tiangong space station. Aboard the Tianhe module is three astronauts that arrived on June 17, and one of the astronauts named Tang Hongbo has taken some incredible images of Earth from the module that is currently located in lower-Earth orbit.

The images released by China's space agency showcase thousands of lights on the North African continent, as well as a portion of South Africa, and the Peruvian cost. As for the newest batch of images that were released on September 8, the images are of; Lake Urmia in Iran, China's Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture, Lake Van in Turkey, the Armenian highlands, and South Africa. All of the images were taken by Hongbo, but the equipment that was used to capture the images wasn't specified.

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