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It’s crunch time for companies building NASA’s commercial lunar landers

Enlarge / Astrobotic’s first lunar lander, named Peregrine, is complete and ready for shipment to the launch site at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Within a few months, NASA may celebrate the first successful landing of an American spacecraft on the Moon in more than 50 years. This would be an immense confidence boost for commercial startups …

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Dealmaster: Early Amazon Prime Big Deal Days sales heat up, Apple deals, and more

The Amazon Prime Big Deal Days event is creeping ever closer. For early shoppers, there are plenty of excellent tech deals available today from Amazon and competing retailers. Our curated Dealmaster comes with savings on Sony’s wildly popular WF-1000XM4 noise-canceling earbuds, serious sales on Apple gear (including the AirPods Pro and the still-excellent Apple Watch …

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They have begun: Attacks exploiting vulnerability carry maximum 10 severity rating

Getty Images Ransomware hackers have started exploiting one or more recently fixed vulnerabilities that pose a grave threat to enterprise networks around the world, researchers said. One of the vulnerabilities has a severity rating of 10 out of a possible 10 and another 9.9. They reside in WS_FTP Server, a file-sharing app made by Progress …

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A new “time window”: Meet the winners of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics

Enlarge / Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier have been awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work using attosecond pulses to study the dynamics of electrons inside atoms. Niklas Elmehed/Nobel Prize Outreach Electrons move and change energies at such a blistering speed that physicists long believed it would never be possible …

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Google’s claim that search users have choice is “bogus,” Microsoft CEO tells judge

Enlarge / Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella arrives at federal court on October 2, 2023 in Washington, DC. Nadella is testifying in the antitrust trial to determine if Alphabet Inc.’s Google maintains a monopoly in the online search business. On Monday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella showed up at the Google antitrust trial to back the Department …

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The $10,000-plus golden Apple Watch is now “obsolete,” according to Apple

Enlarge / 18-karat rose gold Apple Watches on display, ready for you to invest more than five figures into their inevitably limited lifespan as a functional timekeeping device. Getty Images When purchasing a luxury watch, you might consider it more of an heirloom than a simple timekeeper. You can pass a well-maintained Submariner down to …

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Dish botches satellite deorbit, gets hit with FCC’s first space-debris fine

Getty Images | Anton Petrus The Federal Communications Commission said it has issued a space debris enforcement action for the first time ever by imposing a fine of $150,000 on Dish for failing to properly deorbit a TV satellite. “To settle this matter, Dish admits that it failed to operate the EchoStar-7 satellite in accordance …

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