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NASA's plan to return to the Moon with Project Artemis

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:00am
On July 21, 1969, the first humans set foot on the Moon. With Neil Armstrong's simple words, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," the world changed irrevocably. For a few hours, we existed on multiple worlds. That was fifty years ago...

The best personal EVs for any commute

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:30am
My commute isn't too bad. I have to walk a mile or so to the metro, ride it for about 25 minutes, and then it's a short walk from the station to the office. Driving would be exponentially more annoying (traffic) and costly (there's a $5 bridge fa...

Huawei's supposed Android alternative isn't meant for smartphones

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:19am
When Huawei trademarked its Hongmeng operating system last month, many assumed it was the long-rumored mobile OS that the company said it could use in place of Android or Windows. But that's not the case. Catherine Chen, a Huawei board member and sen...

'Iron Man VR' developers explain the game's free-roaming flight

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:29am
Gamers have been eagerly awaiting Marvel's Iron Man VR game since a hands-on demo was made available in February, and now more details have been revealed about the upcoming title. Developer Camouflaj talked to PlayStation Blog during San Diego Comic...

NVIDIA revamps Moon landing recreation in time for Apollo 11's 50th

Engadget - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:00am
You knew NVIDIA couldn't resist reviving its GPU-based Apollo 11 recreation for the Moon landing's 50th anniversary. Sure enough, the tech firm has updated the demo to take advantage of its RTX ray tracing technology, allowing a more faithful rendit...