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By: Bryan Bishop

Last year at San Diego Comic-Con, HBO hosted Westworld: The Experience, an immersive activation that let guests visit the offices of Delos, Inc., thanks to some impressive set design and the performances of many committed actors. At this year’s...

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By: Nick Statt

Snap has officially responded to a hugely popular Change.org petition calling for the company to walk back the recent redesign of Snapchat. In a message signed by the Snapchat team and posted as a reply to the petition, the company says it’s heard ...

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By: Karissa Bell

Snap has finally responded to the more than 1 million unhappy users who signed an online petition demanding the company reverse its hated redesign. Unfortunately for all of them, though, Snap's response isn't quite as apologetic as they may have...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

Dish has announced separate numbers for its Sling TV over-the-top subscription service for the first time, and things seem to be looking good, with the company revealing it had over 2 million subscribers by the end of 2017. That number — 2.212...

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By: Alessandra Potenza

The world is getting flooded with tiny (creepy) robots that can crawl all over the place, including your clothes. The latest one, created by scientists at Harvard University, uses artificial scaly skins to move forward — kind of like a snake. The ...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

It’s probably not a stretch to say that the droids of Star Wars, like R2-D2 or C-3P0, are some of the most famous robots in science fiction. But how feasible are these iconic droids in real life? Robin R. Murphy, a researcher at Texas A&M...

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Cnet
By: Eric Mack

Scientists have looked into the feasibility of lovable droids like BB-8 and R2-D2, and find they're good for more than just pushing a plot forward.

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By: Kurt Wagner

From bots to bullying to fake-news conspiracy theories Continue reading…

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By: Samantha Nelson

Bryan Singer’s 2000 X-Men movie marks the beginning of the modern era of superhero blockbusters. But the film doesn’t open with the titular team. The first scene depicts a young Erik Lehnsherr losing his parents at Auschwitz, showing the pain...

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By: Nick Statt

Google announced the launch of Android Enterprise Recommnded today, a business-focused certification program to convince more companies to trust and rely on certain Android smartphones that meet a new set of requirements. Because of the scale of...

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By: Paul Thurrott

Google today announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program, which certifies Android handsets that meet a stringent set of criteria. The post Google Certifies Android for the Enterprise appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Tech Crunch
By: Ron Miller

 With so many Android devices out there to choose from, it’s not always easy to find one that’s enterprise-friendly. To help alleviate that problem, Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program today. As the name...

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By: Adi Robertson

Twitter is announcing major limits on how users and apps can automate tweets, in order to combat spam and political propaganda bots. Developers are now banned from using any system that simultaneously posts “identical or substantially similar”...

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By: Ashley Carman

Intel is attempting to patch Spectre again today with the rollout of patches for Kaby Lake-, Coffee Lake-, and Skylake-based platforms. The updates will cover the company’s sixth, seventh, and eighth-generation Intel Core product lines, as well as ...

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By: Shannon Liao

The Eurasian Economic Commission approved two mysterious devices for Apple this week, which could be new, yet unseen iPads, as spotted by the French outlet Consomac. It’s the first time the EEC, which executes business decisions for the Eurasian...

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By: Natt Garun

Last week, Google’s Area 120 division announced that it’s building a new app that would add Smart Reply features to a number of popular messaging apps, such as Facebook Messenger, Slack, and Hangouts. This week, Android Police surfaced an APK so ...

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By: Shannon Liao

Qualcomm announced a Wi-Fi chip for phones and tablets today that’s compatible with the forthcoming generation of Wi-Fi. The company says it’s the first to deliver 802.11ax features to manufacturers and the first to support WPA3 encryption,...

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By: Andrew Webster

Just ahead of the Overwatch League’s debut season, Blizzard and Twitch announced a multiyear deal that would see every match of e-sports league broadcast on the streaming service. Now, the two companies are revealing a series of features designed...

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The Overwatch League is blowing up and Twitch wants to make some extra money off its exclusive streaming partnership. To encourage viewership, you'll be able to earn Overwatch League Tokens (what you use to buy League skins). You'll pick...

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By: Russell Brandom

A newly published attack let researchers take over Tinder accounts with just a user’s phone number, according to a new report by Appsecure. Tinder has changed its login system to protect against the attack and there’s no evidence it was...

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Security researchers at Appsecure found a way to access anyone's Tinder account via their phone number. The exploit took advantage of a software flaw in both the dating app's login process as well as the Facebook API that it's based...

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By: Lizzie Plaugic

Disney is planning to create a new Muppets TV series for its not-yet-launched streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Details on the series are scarce, but it’s in line with earlier reports about the kind of streaming service...

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It's no secret that Disney's upcoming streaming service will bank on familiar names, but we're now getting a clearer sense of what that means. Hollywood Reporter sources have claimed that Disney is working on a "reboot" of...

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By: Nick Statt

French startup Blade announced today that its Shadow game streaming service is launching in California, marking the first time the company will be making its product available in the US. Blade has been operating in France since July 2016, where it...

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By: Nick Statt

Smart home company Nest today announced that a promised Google Assistant update for its Cam IQ security camera has now arrived, which brings Google’s voice-based artificial intelligence platform to the indoor version of the camera. Nest...

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By: Ron Amadeo

Enlarge / The Nest Cam IQ. The blue glow means it's recording. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Google clearly has a goal of putting the Google Assistant just about everywhere. Today you can find it in smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, watches, smart...

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Cnet
By: Megan Wollerton

A free software update turns your Nest Cam IQ Indoor into a Google Assistant speaker.

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The Nest Cam IQ is the smartest camera in the company's security-oriented lineup, and now it's even smarter. Today, Nest announced that the Cam IQ natively supports Google Assistant, thanks to an over-the-air update. It's important to ...

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Fast Company
By: Harry McCracken

Back in October, smart-home pioneer Nest announced that it was working on emedding the Google Assistant into its Nest Cam IQ. That feature is arriving today as a free software update that will let you treat that top-of-the-line security camera much...

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Tech Crunch
By: Greg Kumparak

 After Google announced earlier this month that it was going to wrap Nest back into Google’s hardware operation, everyone figured we’d see a bit more overlap between the two. Sure enough, just two weeks later: the Nest Cam IQ Indoor ...

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By: Tasha Robinson

Fans of genre film have probably seen Joel Harlow’s work, even if they didn’t realize it at the time. The longtime makeup designer and MorphologyFX founder got his start on horror films in the 1980s, including two of the Toxic Avenger films, and ...

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By: Colin Lecher

YouTube’s number one trending video this morning was based on a false conspiracy theory suggesting a survivor of the Parkland high school shooting is an actor. The company removed the video today after it received more than 200,000 views. The...

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Cnet
By: Alfred Ng

Conspiracy theories surrounding survivors from the Florida school shooting are reaching thousands on Facebook, and at one point propelled the top trending video on YouTube.

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By: Tom Warren

Google disclosed a flaw in Microsoft Edge earlier this week, after Microsoft failed to patch the bug in time. Now Google’s Project Zero team of security researchers are disclosing yet another Windows 10 security flaw that Microsoft has again...

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By: Dani Deahl

Facebook has signed a deal with London-based International Copyright Enterprise Operations (ICE) to provide royalty payouts on music the company represents, as reported by TechCrunch. ICE is a European online rights hub with a catalog of about 31...

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By: James Vincent

Tech billionaire Elon Musk is leaving the board of OpenAI, the nonprofit research group he co-founded with Y Combinator president Sam Altman to study the ethics and safety of artificial intelligence. The move was announced in a short blog post,...

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By: Sarah Jeong

How communities struggle — and sometimes fail — to stop sexual assault Continue reading…

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By: Andrew Liptak

Netflix has released the first look at its upcoming reboot of the classic science fiction TV series Lost in Space, which will debut on the service on April 13th. The company announced the revival in 2016. The show will keep the premise of the...

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Netflix's Lost in Space remake has been a long, long time in coming (word broke of it back in 2015), but it's finally here... almost. The streaming service has revealed that the sci-fi show will debut on April 13th, 2018, and has offered a ...

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Cnet
By: Amanda Kooser

"Danger, Will Robinson!" The date-announcement teaser for Netflix's "Lost in Space" remake features a creepy Robot voice.

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By: Ashley Carman

It’s winter in New York, and heated jackets exist. Even heated jackets with apps exist. But until now, there hasn’t been one that claims to be “intelligent” and able to automatically adjust to a wearer’s habits. Ministry of Supply launched ...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

Sequels are hard. For hit games, it’s even harder: following up something that was beloved by millions of people involves a balance of expanding your idea while also maintaining the stuff that made people love it in the first place. You only need...

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By: Zac Estrada

Volvo is synonymous with wagons and practical transportation, but it has also made a name for itself in recent years with sleek designs. The new version of the V60 wagon carries over the theme set by the large V90 wagon that debuted two years...

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By: Dan Trent

Filed under: Green,Volvo,Wagon,Luxury,Performance Hybrid powertrains, sleek new looks, safety tech galore and, wait, 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds? You'd better believe it!Continue reading 2019 Volvo V60 | A new twist on the...

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Cnet
By: Steven Ewing

Gorgeous, functional and packed with tech. Volvo's new longroof checks all the right boxes.

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If you're interested in a car subscription from Volvo, but you're not a fan of SUVs, the Swedish automaker just announced that its new V60 wagon will be available with the service called Car by Volvo.

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Cnet
By: Andrew Krok

Fitting, since that's where the new sedans will be produced.

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Cnet
By: Kyle Hyatt

Volvo tells us there will absolutely be a Cross Country version of the new V60.

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By: Andrew Liptak

Last fall, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos charged his company’s studio division to produce bigger shows with a “global appeal,” in an attempt to compete with other streaming video companies in the race to produce high-end original content. Since then,...

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It appears that Amazon is looking for its answer to Netflix's crossover sci-fi thriller Altered Carbon. Today, the online retail giant announced that it has acquired the global television rights to Iain M. Banks' space opera series called...

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By: Adi Robertson

Twitter has seemingly suspended thousands of suspected bot accounts, and some conservatives are claiming it’s a deliberate political crackdown, or “Twitter Lockout.” This morning, a number of right-leaning users complained about losing...

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By: Thuy Ong

Facebook Messenger now allows you to add more friends and family members to your audio and video chats while they’re still in progress. With a new feature introduced today, you can add people to an ongoing audio or video call while you’re still...

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By: Bryan Bishop

English filmmaker Alex Garland has the right to demonstrate a bit of creative ego. After finding success with his debut novel The Beach at age 26, he moved to screenwriting, scripting the genre favorites 28 Days Later, Sunshine, and Dredd. He...

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By: Chaim Gartenberg

Truly wireless headphones are the holy grail for Bluetooth headphone companies, but with the exception of a couple of models — like Apple’s AirPods — it seems like most of the industry is still trying to figure out how to get them to work....

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By: Jacob Kastrenakes

Every millimeter of space matters when you’re trying to build increasingly complex electronics into increasingly tiny packages, and the relatively spacious SIM card has long been an area of frustration for hardware manufacturers. Now, the chip...

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By: Thuy Ong

Apple is in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners to help shield it from any shortages sparked by the boom in electric cars, according to a report from Bloomberg. Cobalt is a key mineral used in lithium-ion batteries, and Bloomberg says that...

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By: Shannon Liao

Qualcomm has revealed a new reference design for a Snapdragon 845 VR headset today. The headset uses the similarly named mobile Snapdragon 845 system architecture that the company announced last month, which can be used for VR and AR. The...

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Ahead of Mobile World Congress, which is taking place in Barcelona next week, Qualcomm has announced a VR headset reference design based on its latest Snapdragon Mobile VR platform. The new system works on the Snapdragon 845, the company's...

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Qualcomm's newest flagship platform, the Snapdragon 845, already promises a lot of things to be excited about in terms of its graphics, camera support and AI processing, and now the company has announced a Broadcast Audio function, which will...

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By: Dan Seifert

T-Mobile and AT&T have added their commitments to sell the new Windows 10 Always Connected PC devices that use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile platform when they arrive at some point this year. Verizon and Sprint announced their commitments...

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By: Andrew J. Hawkins

UberPool has long occupied a weird place in the ride-hailing company’s lineup of services. Riders love it because its so cheap, but drivers hate it because of the stress of ferrying multiple passengers to a variety of destinations. And the...

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After being piloted in Boston and San Francisco, Uber is officially launching Express Pool in those two cities along with Los Angeles, DC, Miami, San Diego, Philadelphia and Denver. The ride-hailing company plans on launching the service in more...

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By: Dara Kerr

The ride-hailing company says it's up to 50 percent cheaper than regular Pool. So that means it costs… about the same as a bus.

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By: Michael Grothaus

The service has been trialed in San Fransisco since last November, but starting today it rolls out in Denver, Miami, D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Diego, with rollout to other cities coming in the near future, reports TechCrunch. The ...

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Mashable
By: Pete Pachal

Uber just discovered a new activity to integrate into its app: walking. Yes, using your feet is an essential ingredient in Uber Express Pool, a new option users in select cities will begin seeing in the Uber app. Similar to  standard Pool,...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Uber has launched Uber Express POOL officially after a lengthy trial period that kicked off in San Francisco last November, and has until now remained available only in that market. Starting today, it’s coming to DC, LA, Miami,...

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By: Thomas Ricker

Ampler Bikes is the plucky electric bicycle startup founded by a trio of childhood friends in Estonia. The company has shipped more than 800 smart bikes to 21 countries since the conclusion of its successful Indiegogo campaign in 2016, according to...

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By: Jacob Kastrenakes

The app responsible for popularizing swipeable virtual keyboards has been discontinued. Nuance ended development this month of Swype for both iOS and Android, six years after it bought the company behind the influential keyboard app for around $100...

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By: Tom Warren

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will appear as himself on The Big Bang Theory next month. The episode, which CNN reports will air in late March, will see Penny (Kaley Cuoco) hosting Gates at work, with her friends trying to do everything to meet...

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Cnet
By: Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

The show's geeks will do anything to meet the Microsoft co-founder -- even though he's gotten punchy with Sheldon before.

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

And he’ll star as himself, reports CNN. In the episode, Kaley Cuoco’s Penny character will host Gates at her workplace, while her friends spend their time attempting to meet the Microsoft founder. With his appearance, Gates joins the...

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By: Nick Statt

Following AT&T’s pledge last month to build out a true 5G network by the end of the year, the telecom has announced its first three of 12 locations that will get standards-based, mobile 5G by the end of the year. The company says two Texas...

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AT&T is finally willing to say exactly where you'll see mobile 5G in 2018. The carrier has confirmed that "parts" of Atlanta, Waco and its home turf of Dallas will adopt the standards-based service when it goes live before...

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Cnet
By: Roger Cheng

Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, Texas, are the first of a dozen markets to get 5G later this year.

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Mashable
By: Monica Chin

Internet speeds are about to get way faster in many U.S. cities. AT&T announced on Wednesday the first locations that will receive its new mobile 5G network. The company says a dozen cities will receive the new, lightning-fast internet including ...

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By: Chris Welch

By the time Samsung’s Unpacked event for the Galaxy S9 rolls around, there will be very little (if anything) left to the imagination. We know what it’ll look like, what the specs are, and even have a good idea of the release date. You’ll...

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Cnet
By: Gordon Gottsegen

Everything from colors, camera upgrades to internal components are potentially exposed in this German report.

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By: James Vincent

When we talk about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, the emphasis is usually on the unintended side effects. We worry that we might accidentally create a super-intelligent AI and forget to program it with a conscience; or that we’ll...

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By: Zac Estrada

Porsche hasn’t shied away from making a big push for electrification in its future lineup, even significantly boosting its investment in the full EVs and plug-in hybrids. But one type of propulsion may be running on borrowed time at the German...

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By: Natt Garun

It was only a mere week ago that the world got to see what Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot dog has been up to. Not only did it make a new friend, it also learned how to open doors for said friend. How sweet. A followup video posted today by the...

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Are you looking for the exact moment when the robots decide to turn on their human creators? You might want to mark this day on your calendar. Boston Dynamics has posted video of a SpotMini test where it gauged the bot's ability to adjust to...

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By: Amanda Kooser

Humans are still in charge in a new video showing Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robo-dog getting yanked around with a hockey stick and a butt leash.

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By: Dani Deahl

As of today, Flixster Video is officially gone. Fandango bought the site in 2016, and has been sending users regular emails over the past several months about the shutdown, as reported by Android Police. The website is no longer operational, and now ...

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By: Loren Grush

Bigelow Aerospace — the Las Vegas-based company manufacturing space habitats — is starting a spinoff venture aimed at managing any modules that the company deploys into space. Called Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), the new company will be...