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Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.

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With SpaceX engine issue sorted, NASA ready to send four astronauts to orbit

NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, who constitute the crew of NASA’s Crew-1 mission, inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.


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SpaceX and NASA say they’ve sorted out a hiccup seen recently in a Falcon 9 rocket and are aiming to send four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on Nov. 14.

On Oct. 2, a planned Falcon 9 launch of a US Space Force GPS satellite was automatically aborted just a few seconds before liftoff. An ensuing investigation revealed that two of the rocket’s nine Merlin engines had attempted to start early, triggering the automatic abort.

In a call with reporters on Wednesday, Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX vice president for build and flight reliability, explained that the abort

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T-Mobile plans to expand 5G coverage to 100M people this year

T-Mobile's 5G and 4G LTE networks. Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/CNET T-Mobile has nearly doubled its midband 5G coverage area, and plans to cover 100 million people by end of the year, the company said Wednesday. Following the expansion, T-Mobile midband 5G now...

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With SpaceX engine issue sorted, NASA ready to send four astronauts to orbit

NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, who constitute the crew of NASA's Crew-1 mission, inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX SpaceX and NASA say they've sorted...

Miles Taylor, a Google staffer, says he’s ‘Anonymous,’ writer of essay critical of Trump

Stephen Shankland/CNET Miles Taylor, a former Department of Homeland Security official who went to work for Google after his time with the Trump administration, said Wednesday that he's been at the center of a years-long guessing game in Washington, DC.Taylor revealed...

T-Mobile plans to expand 5G coverage to 100M people this year

T-Mobile's 5G and 4G LTE networks. Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/CNET T-Mobile has nearly doubled its midband 5G coverage area, and plans to cover 100 million people by end of the year, the company said Wednesday. Following the expansion, T-Mobile midband 5G now...

Online sales could hit $189 billion this holiday season

Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images The holidays will look different for many people this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, including the way we shop for gifts. Online sales during the holiday shopping season, which runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, are expected to grow 33% year...

AMD to acquire chipmaker Xilinx for $35B as chipmakers race to be the biggest

AMD chief Lisa Su presenting at CES in January 2020. James Martin/CNET AMD has entered an agreement to acquire Xilinx for $35 billion, AMD said Tuesday. It's an effort to make AMD "the industry's high-performance computing leader," according to Lisa Su, the company's...