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Virgin Orbit successfully launched a set of seven satellites into orbit during its first night mission. The company’s Cosmic Girl carrier aircraft brought the LauncherOne rocket 35,000 feet in the air before it detached and blasted off into space. Virgin Orbit launched a rocket carrying seven satellites from California’s Mojave Air and Space Port early Saturday morning at 1:49 AM ET (10:49PM local), marking the small satellite launcher’s first successful night mission. The company brought

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Samsung’s gaming TV hub launches with Xbox, Stadia, and GeForce Now streaming

Samsung’s gaming hub is available on 2022 TVs and monitors today. It includes access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, Stadia, and GeForce Now streaming, with Amazon Luna coming soon. Samsung is launching its gaming hub for its 2022 smart TVs and monitors today. The hub brings together the best game streaming apps into a single location, with quick access to Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Utomik, Twitch, and Microsoft’s

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Biden administration launches $1 billion effort to correct racist highway designs of the past

The Biden administration is launching a $1 billion project to correct racist infrastructure projects from the 20th century. The project will tear down some highways, cap others, and fund greenways to promote cycling and walking. The Biden administration announced a $1 billion effort to rectify racist infrastructure decisions of the past, such as highways that were built by bulldozing Black communities. The program, which the Department of Transportation is calling

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A tiny NASA spacecraft launches to test out a new orbit around the Moon

On June 28th, a microwave-sized NASA spacecraft called CAPSTONE launched on a Rocket Lab Electron rocket bound for the Moon, to test out a new orbit that could be used for a future lunar space station called Gateway. Early this morning, a small NASA spacecraft about the size of a microwave embarked on the beginning of a four-month-long journey to the Moon, where it will eventually insert itself into a unique, elongated lunar orbit that no NASA mission has

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Microsoft Defender launches on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android

Microsoft Defender is launching across Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. The new app is designed to be a dashboard for all your security needs. Microsoft is launching a new Defender cybersecurity app across Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android today. While the software giant has used the Defender moniker for its antivirus protection for years, this new cross-platform Microsoft Defender app is

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FAA requiring SpaceX to make changes to Texas launch site ahead of future launches

On June 13th, the FAA issued a mitigated FONSI, or Finding of No Significant Impact, on SpaceX’s Starbase launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas, after conducting a lengthy environmental review of the area. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that SpaceX’s plans for the company’s massive Starbase launch site in South Texas will have some environmental impact on the surrounding land and area — but not enough to require a full

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Amazon launches AR-powered virtual shoe try-on in its iOS app

Amazon launched a virtual shoe try-on feature for iOS users. All they have to do is open the app, go to the page, and point their phone’s camera at their feet to get an idea of what shoes look like IRL — but no guarantees on the fit. Amazon is now letting iOS users virtually try-on shoes, the company announced in a blog post. Amazon customers in the US and Canada are able to try on shoes for various brands including New Balance, Adidas, Reebok, and more. In this virtual try-on,

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Xbox Cloud Gaming launches in Argentina and New Zealand

Microsoft is bringing its Xbox Cloud Gaming service to Argentina and New Zealand. It’s the latest expansion for the game streaming service that’s now available in 28 countries. Microsoft is bringing Xbox Cloud Gaming to Argentina and New Zealand today. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to stream more than 100 games to phones, tablets, and PCs today, as well as Samsung TVs later this month thanks to a new

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The Vivaldi browser launches a free built-in email client that integrates its Calendar and Feed Reader

Vivaldi’s new free built-in email client integrates with the browser’s Calendar and Feed Reader. It’s similar to Gmail and Microsoft Outlook but with some slightly more unique features, like the ability to customize layouts and more. Vivaldi has launched its own free built-in email client, Mail 1.0, with Vivaldi's Calendar and Feed Reader integrated. Mail 1.0 also grants users the option to add multiple email accounts, including Google and existing calendar services. As a

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Sony had to make a PC gaming monitor because the PS5 isn’t enough

The announcement of Sony’s InZone M9 monitor proves that the company knows that it needs to appeal to more than just PS5 owners to move forward. It’s an exciting device, but the work to reach more gamers is far from over. It’s no mystery why Sony made a PC gaming monitor that can also work well with the PS5. The PC gaming business is simply too big to ignore, and it’s just money on the table that’s otherwise up for grabs by other monitor makers. Sony didn’t

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Neon White’s creative director on making the ‘most video games game possible’

In an interview, Ben Esposito talks about some of the decisions behind Neon White, his latest game that blends a bunch of different genres into a speedrunning FPS hit. I don’t think I’ve ever played something that blends genres quite like Neon White. Let me try to summarize the game: you play as a demon hunter who destroys baddies in heaven by using cards that serve as either guns or special movement

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